'Suits' recap: Skip to My Louis
Harvey and Mike also have a case they're working, defending an obnoxious TV sports commentator from a libel suit. The client's a ****, but he won't burn the source who could exonerate him. That means Harvey and Mike have to threaten to burn the guy for him, until he backs down from his insistence on completely humiliating the guy who's suing him. Whatever, it's the least interesting part of the episode anyway.
When Harvey fails to close Louis, even by warning him that a vote for Hardman will forever taint his long-awaited promotion in people's minds, Jessica goes to Louis herself, armed with Harvey's offer to give Louis his office. That conversation does not go well, to say the least. But afterward, Louis confronts Hardman on his actions back in 2007 that could have destroyed Louis's life. Hardman admits it, but is continuing to insist that he's changed. As for the promotion, he claims it was only what Louis deserved, and that he should vote his conscience. Louis accepts the promotion, but as far as what that vote is actually going to be, we're going to have to wait until next week to find out.