With the Hessington Oil case behind them and the firm on the rebound, Harvey and Mike enjoy a few moments of domestic bliss with the ladies in their lives. But while Rachel’s decision to move in with Mike is putting him on cloud nine, Harvey’s situation is, well, complicated. For starters, Scotty wants to know exactly what “I want you in my life” really means. Plus, Jessica is more than a little unhappy that Harvey didn’t tell her about his plan to offer his girlfriend a job. And while she would normally jump at the chance to bring on a partner like Scotty, Harvey’s relationship track record is giving her pause for concern.
Elsewhere, Mike takes the reins on a case when he learns that opposing counsel is the same lawyer who preyed on his family’s weakness after the car crash that killed his parents. Mike attacks the case with a vengeance, but as his emotions begin to overtake the facts, he finds himself in danger of becoming the very man he despises.
At the same time, Louis’s discovery in the Harvard file room prompts him to go snooping into Mike’s history. And while Donna manages to briefly put him off the scent of Mike’s secret, Louis won’t rest long with the sanctity of his beloved firm on the line.
Meanwhile, Scotty balks when Jessica asks her to pay her partner buy-in up front as a show of good faith. Hoping to strike a compromise, Harvey helps Scotty land a big fish in order to prove her commitment to the firm. But despite Harvey’s best assurances, he can’t get it through his head that actions still speak louder than words, and Jessica and Scotty are both a little too familiar with Harvey Specter’s past to take solace in his promises for the future…
Peanuts and Cracker Jack – Harvey is actually eating peanuts right before he follows Mike into the deposition with Rinaldi. Gabriel Macht wanted a big brown bag of peanuts as his “game time” food to watch Mike go after Rinaldi. Gabriel cracked the peanuts out of their shell before shooting to eliminate any possible mess and for easier snacking.
The Most Decorated Olympian and a Suits Fan – In the midseason premiere, Michael Phelps has a cameo as himself, a client Scottie is hoping to sign. The dinner scene with Phelps, Scottie, and Harvey featured plenty of improve that wasn’t used for the episode but featured Phelps proving his Suits IQ. In one improvised take, Michael Phelps stated he “would have what Harvey’s drinking.” This led to a brief discussion on what’s Harvey’s drink of choice? As cast and crew thought on the issue, Phelps quickly stated the obvious and correct answer: “Scotch.”
Sharp Dressed Man - Michael Phelps not only provided one of the most memorable cameos in Suits history, but he also gave our costume department a break by providing his own wardrobe. Phelps wore a Tom Ford shirt and was quite fond of his Armani suit.
The Kid Stays in The Picture – Callum Holland portrayed Young Mike Ross in this episode during Mike’s flashbacks to the day after his parents died tragically in a car accident. Everyone on set was very impressed by his acting in what was a very emotional scene.
Grammy’s back?! – In Mike’s flashback to Rinaldi meeting with his Grammy, Edith Ross, we do not see the face of Grammy from Young Mike’s viewpoint from the steps. And it’s a good thing -- as he would not have recognized her as Rebecca Schull, who has previously portrayed Grammy. In the flashback, a Grammy body double was used.