"We need to move the money that we have in every account by tomorrow." — Harvey Specter
Accounts Payable is the second episode of the sixth season of Suits, and the 78th overall. It first aired on July 20, 2016.
Louis, Jessica and Harvey fend off a class action lawsuit from PSL’s former clients. Meanwhile, Mike runs afoul of a fellow prisoner due to reasons beyond his own control.
Mike meets his actual cellmate, Kevin Miller, and is wary of being tricked a second time. Donna obtained visitation rights for Rachel, but Mike gets into a fight with Gallo that leads to his visitation rights being revoked for two weeks. When Harvey visits Mike in prison as his lawyer and learns about Gallo, he reveals that he put the man behind bars for racketeering for 15 years, three times the usual sentence. Rachel keeps receiving text messages from Gallo posing as Mike and learns the situation from Harvey, who hopes Sean Cahill can help. As the cost for allowing the settlement of the class-action lawsuit to move forward, A. Elliott Stemple demands Harvey's duck painting, a clearly prized possession painted by his mother. In the midst of the firm's money problems, Jack Soloff demands his buy-in back. Jessica refuses but helps him by negotiating for his buy-in with Robert Zane's firm. Kevin earns some goodwill with Mike by opposing Gallo.
Louis, Harvey and Jessica attempt to pay off their lawsuits with $10 million consisting of the former partners' buy-ins.
Jack Soloff attempts to sue Jessica as he has accepted Robert Zane's job offer and needs the money to afford Zane's partnership buy-in.
Harvey reveals to Mike that Gallo was a murderer; however, the police let the tape of Gallo confessing to the murder out of the chain-of-custody for 20 minutes. Because of this, Harvey managed to charge him with racketeering, and had him put away for 15 years, which is more than the standard time given to those charged with racketeering.
Because Mike and Harvey are close, Frank Gallo decides to hurt Mike inside the prison as a way of getting revenge on Harvey.
Mike's real cellmate, Kevin Miller, returns, and attempts to make amends with Mike for having switched places with Gallo. Eventually, Kevin saves Mike from being shanked by Gallo, and they become friends.
Harvey attempts to save Mike's life inside prison by having Gallo transferred to another prison; he does so by contacting U.S. federal prosecutor Sean Cahill.
A. Elliott Stemple attempts to jeopardize the lawsuit settlement between Pearson Specter Litt and their former clients, and agrees to back off if he's paid off. While Harvey is willing to pay him out of his own pocket, Stemple reveals that he's noticed that Harvey has had a ugly duck painting ever since they first met years ago, and the only reason Harvey would have continue to keep such a painting so close to him is if it held significant importance to him; in exchange for Stemple dropping his objection in court, Harvey decides to let Stemple take the painting and leave.
It is revealed by Jessica that the painting was painted by Harvey's mother Lily and it is the only happy memory of her he has before she ended up cheating on his father and leaving them.