Harvey: This is an internal memo–
Tanner: –showing that C.M. knew about engineering defects. You're on the wrong side of this one, Harvey.
Harvey: I never saw this thing in my life.
Tanner: Sure looks like you did. And that statute of limitations doesn't apply to fraudulent concealment.
Harvey: I didn't conceal jack shit.
Tanner: Harvey, that's for your client. We want 46 million and not a penny less. And this? Well, that's for you. Because we're suing you and your entire firm for fraud.

Travis Tanner and Harvey Specter

Discovery is the fourth episode of the second season of Suits, and the 16th overall. It was first aired on July 12, 2012.


Travis Tanner is back in town, and has his sights set firmly on Harvey, digging up an old lawsuit. Meanwhile, Louis and Mike bond together on a case. Donna ends up finding the missing document.


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Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast

  • Eric Close as Travis Tanner
  • John Finn as Lawrence Kemp
  • Erika Alexander as Sarah Leighton
  • Kevin Jubinville as Max Lasker
  • Michael Rubenfeld as Durham Foods Attorney
  • Murray Forrow as Kevin Kessler

Major/Highlighted Events

  • Harvey receives a letter from rival law firm Smith & Devane, revealing that they are opening a case Harvey settled four years ago regarding a hood manufacturing defect due to new evidence. Harvey meets with the Smith & Devane attorney, who is revealed to be Travis Tanner, having been hired as the firm's newest senior partner after having been fired by Clyde-McPhee after signing Harvey's $2 million per plaintiff settlement in "Undefeated". Tanner notifies Harvey that a new confidential memo has come to light that exposes Coastal Motors' fraud, and that it also implicates Harvey for fraud as he did not disclose the memo.
  • After Mike insults Harvey's music, Harvey passes him on to Louis temporarily, teaming up to work on a lawsuit regarding two rival water bottling companies. However, with Harvey being fired by Coastal Motors and the surfacing of the never before seen memo, Mike is forced to help Harvey in secret while also completing every assignment tasked to him by Louis. Louis begins to suspect that Harvey is hiding something, but when confronted, Mike lies and tells Louis that he does not know anything.
  • After meeting with Lawrence Kemp, the CEO of Coastal Motors, Harvey is able to extract the $46 million settlement that Smith & Devane wanted; however, Smith & Devane is still coming after Pearson Hardman for fraud. Tanner reveals to Harvey that he knows Harvey was recently investigated for burying evidence and that no one will believe him if he says he never saw the memo before. Harvey tasks Donna with locating the memo in the file room, but comes to believe that the memo doesn't exist at all. Confident in his assertion, Harvey prepares to beat Tanner in court.
    • Louis enters Harvey's office and asks about his situation, only for Harvey to rudely tell him to get out. Louis leaves his dictaphone behind and records Harvey calling him pathetic and Mike going along with it, as well as Harvey discussing the firm being sued for fraud. Louis passes on the information to Daniel Hardman, who lashes out at Harvey and Jessica for keeping him out of the loop. The two state that their reasoning was because they don't trust him, and Hardman replies that despite their personal distaste for him, he assumed they knew how to run a law firm. He offers his assistance, and Jessica agrees.
    • Mike's proposal of having Liquid Water purchase their bankrupt competitor is accepted by Louis and approved by Hardman. Louis tells Hardman that it was Mike's idea, with Mike being an associate Hardman personally requested before. When Mike goes to thank Louis for giving him credit, Louis coldly alerts him that he only did it because he doesn't want to be indebted to Mike and cuts their burgeoning bond short.
    • In the file room, Donna discovers to her horror the confidential memo buried in the case files, personally date stamped by her in 2008.

Cultural References


  • Goddamn Counter: 2
  • Louis attempts to have Mike as his associate exclusively for two weeks, reminding Harvey that he owes Mike following his loss with the Price sisters case, although Harvey reminds him that he passed on Mike. Tanner also mentions Harvey being investigated for burying evidence during his tenure at the D.A.'s office. ("Rules of the Game")
  • When discussing their soured relationship, Mike mentions how Louis sabotaged his relationship with Jenny, with Louis replying that it was because he laughed at the video of him ("The Shelf Life"); Mike reminds him how he stuck him in housing court ("Dirty Little Secrets"), to which Louis responds that it was because Mike stole a client from him, and Mike adds that Louis even blackmailed him with a fake drug test; Louis later brings up the marijuana and tennis incident. ("Errors and Omissions").


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