She later apologizes for it, but this leads to Harvey admitting to Paula not only about the kiss but also that had slept with Donna in the past, causing a rough patch between the two. The beginning of their relationship is slightly rocky because Mike is unsure of the extent to which he can rely on Harvey; Mike is constantly aware of his tenuous position at the firm and the secret of his deception weighs heavily on him. As his last act, the dean expels Mike then further punishes him by calling Harvard to inform them of his transgressions. The wisdom of this rule was proved when Judge 's wife Lauren falsely claimed to have slept with Harvey, and Judge Pearl attacked Harvey in court with a vengeance. Louis has great confidence in his own proficiency as a lawyer but it is the appreciation and approval from Jessica and, particularly, Harvey that he longs for. But it is revealed the test was sold to the dean's daughter, resulting in the university board demanding the dean's resignation. Is it going to be everything that she dreamed of? He also favors pale blue, and occasionally a gingham or stripe.
In season 5, Hardman returns to make another run at taking back control of the firm from Jessica. As a newly minted senior partner, Louis is entitled to hire a Harvard Law graduate as an associate attorney of his own. He and Jessica share the playful banter of two close friends. Upon taking the case, Harvey seems eager, almost giddy, about going up against Tanner, which he sees as an opportunity to strike back at someone who has caused him no small amount of pain and scrutiny, both personally and professionally. Harvey is also protective of Mike.
Woodall hesitates in his response, first trying to shrug them off, eventually refusing altogether by pulling rank on Cahill; after a long pause, Cahill, realizing their assertions were accurate, asks them to leave him alone with Woodall. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002. Despite outward appearances, Jessica has performed unethical, immoral, and possibly illegal deeds. Before taking a job with Charles Forstman, Louis Litt, guilty over his own deal with Forstman, uses a favor with Jessica to rehire Mike to Pearson Specter. However, through his connections with Jimmy, a former Pearson Hardman associate, Mike is able to get Harold a new job at Jimmy's new firm Bratton Gould. Forstman initially refuses but impressed by Harvey's persistence and brash offer of a bet, he agrees to a wager: If Harvey can beat Forstman in a car race, he will give him the money. To neutralize her as a threat to Jessica's chances she caused Ella to become heavily and placed her in the nude while unconscious in a lecture classroom.
She does so but makes clear to Malone that the romantic side of their relationship is finished so long as they are colleagues. However, Mike's girlfriend learns about it and become suspicious about Mike's feelings for Rachel. She is also an integral part of Harvey's pre-trial ritual. She first met Harvey when he was working in the mailroom at Pearson-Hardman. The one time his tie dimple is off center, Donna notices something is wrong! They fell in love, but Rachel broke off the affair. The depth of Donna's loyalty to Harvey is first revealed in. In pilot episode he also says, that he wants to get into office before 7:30.
At first, Harvey is hoping Donna will come back; when he finally accepts her departure, he looks for a replacement. After Louis becomes a name partner, Harvey visits Zane and retracts the favor, unaware that Zane already knows that Louis was not just reinstated at the firm, but that Louis told Zane that he was also immediately made name partner, igniting Zane's suspicions about the real reason behind Louis' abrupt departure and near-immediate return. Donna Paulsen Donna is Harvey's trusted secretary, close friend, and confidante. When Jessica investigates, she discovers that Harvard's records show that Mike has a law school diploma, but she also finds that he has no record of an undergraduate degree, convincing her that the Harvard degree is a fraud. Korsh: Another separate opportunity arises that informs the back four and what the cohesive throughline is from a certain perspective.
He is Jessica's newly named managing partner as of the Season 2 finale, following a successful merger of Pearson Hardman and Darby International. What we tried to do was make the scene last long enough and not shoot it in a heightened dream sequence. He also loves single malt Scotch. Some twists and turns happen that give him an opportunity and a person from his past emerges and gives him an unforeseen opportunity and he takes advantage of it. Though he disagrees with Jessica's decision to fight for Harvey when he is accused of suppressing evidence rather than settle and lose Harvey, he does not go against her decision and urges her to prepare for the trial. His shoulder was injured when he was a senior in high school, thus rendering him unable to play in their state championship and preventing him from becoming a pro baseball player.
The last four start to be a little more like our usual episodes, just in terms of their feel. She often jokes that she knows everything, and she is witty and has sardonic sense of humor. Although she avoided jail time, Donna has left Harvey after more than a decade of working together. He does not trust easily; he either trusts a person completely or not at all. Her father, Robert Zane, is a name partner at Rand, Calder, and Zane, a fact she does not want people to know.
As Louis is there, Harvey and Mike both figure out what Louis is doing and try to find him, but in their effort, Louis has already gone to Jessica and explained what he did. He eviscerates Harvey while deposing him, to the point where Harvey punches Tanner in the face. Harvey firmly but respectfully refuses the offer outright. When Ava is arrested for murder, Harvey must dig in his heels. However, he was expelled after his friend convinced him to memorize a calculus test and sell it in order to pay off Trevor's debts to a drug dealer, and they unknowingly sold the answers to the Dean's daughter, forcing the dean to resign under scrutiny, but not before revoking Mike's scholarship and expelling him.
He is self-serving and often bends rules to get what he wants, including faking a positive drug test to blackmail. As mentioned in the report above, Alex has attractive clients listed. Nesbitt has cat called Mikado. Jessica tells Harvey of him, He is to Darby what you are to me. Although it possible for him to attempt working with someone else, he refuses to do so. In season 4, she helps Louis navigate through the Gillis Industries takeover battle, and his dealings with Charles Forstman, even forging a document to cover up Louis's part in the tax evasion on Forstman's behalf.