When Mike's class action hits a snag, it might cost him more than the case. Harvey, Louis and Rachel consider getting their hands dirty. And Donna and Benjamin seek an investor.
Mike Ross Pulls the Plug
Harvey visits Mike with the good news: he's definitely getting into the bar, but they just need to drop the Velocity suit. Mike would rather give up his shot at becoming a lawyer than hang the miners out to dry, though, and he pulls the plug on their scheme. But Harvey refuses to lose ..and goes behind Mike's back with Louis and Rachel to locate the woman who seduced Craig Seidel and blackmail her into giving them dirt they can use against James Palmer. Meanwhile, Palmer uses his influence to give Louis and Harvey no choice but to drop the Velocity case, leaving Mike with no leverage to renegotiate the settlement.
Donna and Benjamin Look for Investors
Donna gives old pal Stu Buzzini the first look at their digital game-changer, but doesn't like his terms and decides she can do better. Benjamin is super-nervous about pitching potential investors, but Donna is super confident. She does her Donna thing and basically kills it, but later overhears the investors saying they would never do business with a career legal secretary and it basically crushes her. Poor Red!
Donna and Mike Live to Fight Another Day
Donna tells Benjamin he's better off going it alone, but Benjamin won't hear of it; they're partners, and they do this together or not at all. Buoyed by Benjamin's faith, Donna goes back to Stu because, while she didn't initially love his terms, she realized he was upfront with her and he believed in the product. Meanwhile, Mike is furious that Harvey hung him out to dry with Palmer, and he gets even angrier when he learns that Harvey dragged Rachel into a shady blackmail scheme. But when Mike confronts Rachel, she doesn't back down; she did it because she knows damn well that Mike couldn't live with himself if he really gave up on his dream of becoming a lawyer. Mike knows what she's saying is true, and decides to take Harvey up on his plan.
Louis Litt Takes a Chance
Louis wants to tell Tara the truth about his history with Mike, but his previous experience with Sheila Sazs has him rightfully worried. After asking Rachel's advice, Louis decides to take a chance and open up to the woman he's planning to raise a child with. Tara assures Louis that he can tell her anything but the truth shocks her, causing Louis to lose his cool, and Tara winds up leaving. Oh no!
Mike and Harvey See Their Plan Through
Working together again, it doesn't take Harvey and Mike long to break Palmer down. In the end, Palmer agrees to a $200 million settlement for the miners and also pledges to make good on his original deal with Craig Seidel, leaving the door open for Mike to make sure that Seidel will still get him into the bar. Looks like Mike is getting another shot at his dream.