That night, Louis visits Harvey in his office and tells him that he's glad he did what he did, even if it's resulted in Harvey taking a lot of heat from Jessica. He goes on to say that he's afraid of being supplanted by Nigel and his colleagues. "I'm scared," he admits. "Please tell me we're going to win this thing." When Harvey says they need to buy some time, Louis offers his help, using the access he's now got because of his assignment to do the efficiency list.
Harvey promptly shows up at Mike's apartment with new and damning confidential information that he tells his associate to use against Dana the next day. He'd rather cross his own moral line than lose.
But things don't go according to plan. Mike's shocked to see Jessica in the conference room, because Dana is in Harvey's office. Both ladies are trying to convince the guys to give up. After Mike shows Jessica the confidential info, Jessica kicks Dana out of Harvey's office and chews him out for cheating. The two finally have it out about their being on opposite sides of the competition. Jessica thinks the merger will take their firm to the next level, and says that Harvey's going to learn that she can control him. No matter who wins, it's obvious that their relationship has suffered some serious damage over these last few episodes.
Dana seeks out Donna in the file room, wanting to know why Donna doesn't like her. "Are you in love with him, Donna?" she asks, and once again, Donna says no. Dana starts throwing herself a pity party, saying that she doesn't know how to get Harvey's attention unless she sues him. Our power assistant deduces that Dana is in love with Harvey, and says she'll have to do something drastic. "If you want him to hear you, you're going to have to make a sacrifice," she continues.
The other woman deduces that 'something' means walking away from the merger and her chance at getting her name on the door. She then meets with Mike, handing him a file that will win the case for Harvey. Yet when Mike brings the file to Harvey, Harvey balks because he doesn't trust Dana. Not that anyone can blame him. He deserves so much better, professionally and personally.
Hearing this, Donna confronts Harvey in his office and tells him that Dana is in love with him. She continues that he let Zoe go. "And I am so sick of watching you fight like hell for everything that happens in here and nothing that happens in here," she snaps, referring to his empty personal life. After some arguing over the fact that Dana cheated on her fiance with Harvey and what that made him, Donna tells him that if he wants to stop the merger, he at least has to trust what Dana gave Mike.
Except for that Jessica is ordering Mike to get rid of that file, go home and not come back until it's too late. That's the confrontation that they were having at the beginning of the episode. To his credit, Mike doesn't back down, even when she whips out a letter she intends to hand over to the District Attorney that would get him into a hell of a lot of trouble.
This leads to Harvey chewing out his associate in the men's room, saying that "you got Edward Darby's name on the door." He accuses Mike of betraying him, and Mike points out that they've both committed ethical violations that up until recently would've made his stomach turn. Before Harvey can respond, Jessica cuts him off and kicks him out. Harvey tries to fire Mike, but Jessica tells him that's not happening. A shocked Mike makes his exit just before Jessica tears into Harvey one more time. "This wasn't about protecting me. This was about advancing you," she tells him. He retorts that she's afraid of him, and that just makes her smile. Her parting words are "Now you're going to stay here, be humble, and learn your goddamn place."
An unsettled Mike hides in the file room, while a numb Harvey finally makes the decision to go after Dana, but that proves to be just more bad news for him. She tells him that Darby found out what he gave Mike and she's just been fired. Harvey informs Darby that he ought to give Dana her job back, and Darby asks Harvey if he'd prefer to have her in New York or London. The audience doesn't get to hear Harvey's answer.
Louis admits to Donna that he missed the deadline to come clean to Rachel. Rachel's already upset about Mike not sending the letter she asked him for, and he finally snaps on her, saying that he's lost enough. In order to get her to come down off the proverbial ledge, Mike reveals to Rachel that he never went to Harvard, and she slaps him - which is their cue to finally sleep together in the middle of the file room. Now let's see if they don't break up again next season.