'Suits' recap: The Gambler
With regard to the ongoing fraud lawsuit against Pearson Hardman, a judge is dismissing a key motion that the firm needs. Jessica goes to visit her, only to find out it's an old law school classmate. Whom Jessica liquored up, stripped naked, and humiliated back in the day, and she's still not over it. Jessica tries to force the judge to recuse herself by making a huge donation to her reelection campaign, but the judge only wants one thing: an admission from Jessica that she not only embarrassed her, but deliberately sabotaged her chances for a job Jessica wanted too. Now, you know and I know Jessica did no such thing, but she freely confesses to it anyway, for Harvey's sake.
In the show's ongoing search for something for Rachel to do, she ends up doing some associate work with Louis, for a ballet company. Like Mike before here, Rachel ends up working well with him, not least because of their shared passion for the dance. A setback briefly rocks Louis, but Rachel inspires him to pull out a win. The overall relevance is that while she has temporary custody of Louis's beloved Dictaphone, Mike gets a hold of it and discovers Louis's recording of Harvey's and Mike's conversation that caused so much trouble a few episodes ago. So what's Mike going to do next?