|“|| Jessica: An allegation was made that Mike Ross never went to Harvard, or any other law school for that matter. So I had him checked out. Squeaky clean. Graduated top of his class. So I took him to dinner. I wanted to see what you saw in him that makes him so special.|
Jessica: I get it. He's a total package. Maybe even the best of both of us.
Harvey: I hope this doesn't mean you're gonna put me in charge of recruiting.
Jessica: Not to worry. You are off the hook. Harvey, one more thing. He might have checked out clean, but I know that kid's full of shit. Because there may be a record of him graduating from Harvard Law, but there's no record of him graduating from any college anywhere on the face of the earth. So I'm gonna give you the benefit of the doubt that you didn't know. Because I don't want to do what I would do if you did. And what you're going to do is fire that goddamn kid.
Mike Ross is entrusted to close a major lawsuit. Harvey must decide whether or not to defend Mike and his secret.
Jessica invites Mike to dinner, much like she has with other former first year associates who are now senior partners. Mike is nervous that Jessica had discovered that he is a fraud, until Harvey reassures him that being summoned to dinner by Jessica is good for his career. After a great evening that night, Jessica meets with Harvey at the office and, although she realized what it was that Harvey saw in Mike as a lawyer, tells Harvey to fire Mike because she had actually discovered that he was a fraud after Trevor Evans told her.
The next day, Mike happily walks into the office, now oblivious to the fact that he had been discovered. Harvey tells Donna that he has to fire him, else Jessica will, but when Mike walks in, he chickens out and is unable to. Instead, Harvey tells Mike that he is proud of him.
Jenny confronts Mike in the street about his kiss with Rachel, and that Trevor had told Jessica that he was not a Havard graduate. She tells him that Trevor had told her about the kiss between Mike and Rachel.
Main Cast Edit
- Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter
- Patrick J. Adams as Mike Ross
- Rick Hoffman as Louis Litt
- Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane
- Sarah Rafferty as Donna Paulsen
- Gina Torres as Jessica Pearson
Recurring Cast Edit
- David Costabile as Daniel Hardman
- Rebecca Schull as Edith Ross
- Tom Lipinski as Trevor Evans
- Vanessa Ray as Jenny Griffith
- Max Topplin as Harold Gunderson
Guest Cast Edit
- Natalie Krill as Sarah Hardman
- Joanna Douglas as Myra Harrison
- Tammy Isbell as Lesley Beckmen