On the run from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant college-dropout, finds himself a job working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City's best lawyers.
Gabriel Macht / Patrick J. Adams / Rick Hoffman / Meghan Markle / Sarah Rafferty / Gina Torres
Mike and Rachel decide to give their personal life priority over the firm
Harvey and Louis fight to protect the future of the firm from its past; Alex worries Mike's instincts could risk a client relationship; Donna and Harvey delve into the aftermath of their kiss.
Mike and Harvey's power move is countered, putting their backs up against the ropes. Rachel fears her father's judgment is clouded by the past. Louis aids Alex when his client comes under fire.
Mike proposes a power move to boost business, but Harvey's past complicates matters. Rachel is surprised when her dad offers a chance to join forces. Louis mentors.
Harvey butts heads with his partners over a bold move; Mike pursues a pro bono case with the legal clinic; and Donna's actions raise tough questions at the firm.
Mike returns to Pearson Specter Litt while Harvey takes the reins. Louis manages the new assocates. Donna and Rachel find their places.
Harvey tries top repair a broken relationship, leaving Louis, Donna and Rachel to manage PSL in his absence. Meanwhile, Mike gets a helping hand from an unexpected place.
Jessica left Pearson Specter Litt and now Harvey and Louis have to figure out how things will proceed with the firm's future lying exclusively in their hands and only.
Harvey and Louis attempt to persuade their oldest and most loyal client to remain in order to prevent other clients from leaving. Jessica and Rachel fight to stop Leonard Bailey's execution.
Harvey considers putting Gallo back on the streets. Jessica and Rachel get Bailey's case re- opened and Louis deals with his anxiety over Tara.
Harvey counters Cahill's star witness; Mike tries to deliver a witness himself; Jessica and Rachel try to delay Leonard's execution; Louis adjusts to life as the other man.
Harvey, Louis and Donna search for a missing link to Sutter's inside trading. Mike takes a drastic step to get Kevin on his side. Rachel and Jessica give Leonard Bailey some bad news.
Mike tries to gain Kevin's trust. Harvey enacts a risky plan. Jessica tries to mend the firm's reputation Rachel hits a roadblock. Louis enlists Donna's help.
Harvey and Sean Cahill launch a plan to get Mike to take a deal, but Harvey calls an audible at the last minute. Rachel takes a case involving a death row inmate. Jessica steps in to settle a dispute between Lewis and their new tenant.
Mike tries to remain safe without breaking Danbury's unwritten rules; Jessica and Harvey try to land a whale; Louis searches for an office tenant; and Rachel faces a fellow student.
Mike takes bar exam and in jail scoring high enough to take cases of inmates.
Mike is about to sign the deal with Anita Gibbs. Is this the end of Pearson Specter Litt?
Harvey attends trial and wins it only to find out Trevor was the one who bailed him in.
Mike and Louis must identify an anonymous tipster in order to diffuse a damning piece of evidence. Meanwhile, Gibbs is not just after Mike, she set her sights on Jessica and Harvey as well.
With their backs against the wall, Jessica and Louis make a last-ditch effort to rally the support of the partners, as Daniel Hardman and Jack Soloff attempt a takeover of the firm. ...
Rachel and her mother work on planning the wedding; Rachel worries that Mike's secret will be revealed; Daniel Hardman and Jack Soloff make their move; Harvey and Mike tangle with Hardman's backer; Louis looks for Jack's Achilles heel.
Jessica does damage control in the wake of Harvey punching Louis, just as Jack Soloff and Daniel Hardman are looking for weaknesses to exploit. Meanwhile, Donna counsels both Harvey and ...
Mike teams up with Jack Soloff to co-counsel a case; Esther Litt returns to solve a problem; Donna and Harvey work on their friendship.
Harvey's relationship with Dr. Agard gets personal, when she has to testify against one of his clients.
Harvey brings some star power to his ongoing conflict with Jack Soloff a conflict that Louis and Donna can't seem to stay clear of. Mike brings in Robert Zane to co-counsel a case, pitting ...
Harvey searches for a replacement for Donna. Mike takes a case as a favor, which he must justify to Jessica while Rachel's father, Robert Zane, offers some unsolicited advice about Rachel's...
Pearson Specter Litt has scored a hard-fought victory, but the fight has left the firm shaken. Although she avoided jail time, Donna has left Harvey after more than a decade of working ...
Sean Cahill comes to Harvey asking for one more chance to take a shot at Charles Forstman, and Donna is left with a tough decision after Louis' secretary Norma dies.
Harvey finds out that Donna may have broken the law to help Mike get a document in the whistleblower case, but he may not be able to save her. Meanwhile, Jessica tries to figure out her next step in her relationship with Jeff.
Mike takes on a whistleblower case at professor Gerard's request, and Jeff uses the office receptionists to get under Louis' skin.
While Harvey helps Mike and Louis settle their differences on a road trip to see a client, Harvey flashes back six years to his initial rift with Louis, and Mike flashes back to his first encounter with the firm.
Harvey takes on Professor Gerard as a client in a bribery investigation and discovers that he may have committed an ethics violation, and Louis makes a catastrophic mistake with his first client as name partner.
Louis uses his new leverage to become a name partner, rub Jessica and Harvey's noses in it, and promises to make Mike's life a living Hell until he breaks his will and resigns.
After Louis resigns from Pearson Specter, Harvey, Mike and Donna try to help him get back on his feet, but Jessica's refusal to budge on his contract could hurt all of them in the long run.
After Louis confesses his wrongdoings in the Forstman deal to Jessica, the firm is forced to go on the offensive against Sean Cahill. But will Harvey be able to save Louis from getting fired, or has Jessica finally had enough?
The firm is under attack when Sean Cahill stops at nothing to get the documents on the Gillis takeover, including the one Louis and Katrina tried to bury. Rachel tries to repair things with Mike.
Mike's problems are compounded when Rachel reveals her secret, Harvey looks for a way to get Mike back on his feet, and Jessica gives Louis a chance to choose a reward after his big win.
Mike suddenly has leverage, and Harvey and Logan are ready to make a deal, until Louis finds a way to turn the tables on everyone. Meanwhile, Rachel's actions could add insult to injury for Mike.
Mike tries to bluff Harvey with his newfound money, but the move backfires, and the case takes a physical toll on Rachel. Meanwhile, Louis helps Donna memorize some Shakespeare for a play.
Mike crosses the line to gain leverage on Harvey and Louis, Jeff and Jessica take their fight to the SEC, and Rachel comes to Logan's assistance.
Logan Sanders orders Harvey to play dirty in his battle with Mike, and Mike's reputation and relationship with Rachel are not off limits. Meanwhile, Louis tries to bury the hatchet and make friends with Jeff Malone.
Mike and Harvey go into battle with each other when Harvey leaves Mike high and dry, and Rachel is stuck in the middle. Meanwhile, Louis is threatened by Jessica's latest hire.
Mike, now working as an investment banker, comes to Harvey with a plan to buy out a corporation, but Harvey is soon stuck with a conflict of interest. Meanwhile, Jessica must choose between a romantic or professional relationship.
Mike is brought into the US Attorneys office for questioning by an Attorney who hates dirty lawyers. Meanwhile, Dana Scott re-evaluates her relationship with Harvey.
A persistent attorney goes after one of Harvey's clients; Mike is faced with a difficult decision; former name partner Charles Van Dyke returns with revenge on his mind.
While Harvey and Mike have unpleasant work to do for one of their biggest clients, Louis faces a huge challenge and Rachel tries to collect on an old debt.
Harvey finally gets his chance to take on Elliott Stemple, a man who beat Harvey three times in moot court and has avoided him since. Meanwhile, Dana Scott picks a fight with Louis.
Louis is prepared to use the smoking gun that proves once and for all that Mike did not attend Harvard, and Jessica clashes with her ex-husband's widow and lawyer when he dies and she is named executor of his will.
Things get complicated when Harvey (Gabriel Macht) mixes business with pleasure and gets caught between Jessica (Gina Torres) and Scottie (guest star Abigail Spencer). Painful memories ...
Ava Hessington hires Travis Tanner to handle her malpractice suit against the firm. And he rekindles his rivalry with Harvey. And he deposes him and even Dana. Mike finds himself in a ...
Pearson Darby Specter's "divorce" brings trust issues to the forefront. Also, Mike asks Rachel to take a big step forward in their relationship.
As Ava Hessington's murder trial begins. Harvey, Mike and Jessica fight off betrayal from both inside the firm and out. Meanwhile, Louis and Donna seek to even the score with those who have done them wrong.
Harvey clashes with Stephen over Ava's case. Also, Louis enlists Rachel in his battle with Nigel over a broken contract...and heart.
Cameron's continuing use of shady tactics on Ava's case brings up memories of why Harvey left the DA's office to work for Jessica. Mike looks back on what cost him his one chance at a degree.
Harvey and Mike try to find a way to get Cameron removed as the prosecutor of Ava's case. When Stephen learns of their plan he offers to help and even bets Harvey that his idea will work. ...
Harvey's defense of Ava hits a roadblock when the interests of her murder trial are at odds with Louis' work to thwart a hostile takeover of Hessington Oil by a rival businessman.
Cameron Dennis strikes back at Harvey by arresting one of his clients for murder. Meanwhile, Katrina Bennet and a British version of Harvey arrive to stir things up at the firm.
Louis offers Mike a case that could change his future at the firm. Also, Harvey and Jessica team up to bring down an old nemesis who complicates their case to keep Ava Hessington out of jail.
Jessica's new partnership with Darby is tested when he assigns Harvey a high-profile client who faces the loss of her company if Harvey can't prove her innocence.
Harvey puts his name partnership on the line to prevent the merger from going through, Louis clashes his counterpart from the other firm, and Rachel puts Mike in a no-win situation by asking for a recommendation to Harvard.
Harvey joins forces with and old familiar face to take down Daniel Hardman, Mike and Katrina play a sneaky game of one-upsmanship, and Rachel gets some bad news about her Harvard application.
Daniel Hardman plays a dirty trick his old firm when he takes over the defense in the gender discrimination case, and Rachel has second thoughts about applying to Harvard Law School.
Rachel's father becomes the defense attorney in a gender discrimination lawsuit being prosecuted by Pearson Hardman, and Louis wages war against the new associate hired by Harvey.
Another firm, led by a familiar face, makes an aggressive play to steal Pearson Hardman's associates and clients, and the fallout could affect Louis Litt's future at the firm.
Mike gets too emotional when Harvey asks him to negotiate a hit-and-run settlement, and Louis runs into trouble as he tries to hire his first associate.
Finally, the voting occurs and, seems Hardman wins by the vote of Louis. Hardman and Louis make Harvey's life hell and Mike goes wayward with death of his granny. Having a night-out with ...
Harvey and Jessica get ready for the vote. They learn that the vote is split after Hardman got rid of one of Jessica's supporters and that Hardman made Lewis a Senior Partner and as a ...
With the vote for managing partner approaching, Harvey decides to take off but before leaving he gives Mike an assignment. We then take a look at of how things were 5 years ago; Harvey is ...
As the fallout continues to reverberate from the pending lawsuit against Pearson Hardman, Harvey turns to a former colleague, with whom he has a thorny past, for help in proving the firm's ...
Harvey's personal history with a client forces he and Mike to take on an unorthodox case from which they'd normally walk away. Louis and Rachel team up to save a mutually beloved ...
Harvey balks when Jessica puts him in the passenger seat on a lawsuit that could make or break the firm, and his back seat driving may have far reaching consequences. Mike takes the lead on...
Travis Tanner returns and he is suing a client of Harvey's and Harvey claiming they deliberately withheld information and slandered someone. Harvey claims he did nothing but Tanner shows ...
When Hardman comes in, he tries to ingratiate himself by asking Jessica to let him handle a case wherein they're trying to keep some nurses from going on strike by negotiating a contract. ...
With Hardman back and knowing that it's a matter of time before he challenges Jessica for control. She decides to make sure she has enough support. So she asks Harvey to go out and get it. ...
When Jessica learns about Mike, she tells Harvey, thinking that he doesn't know, and tells him to fire him. But Harvey tries to stall hoping to find a way not to. And when Daniel Hardman, ...
In the first-season finale, Harvey tries to free an innocent man,Clifford Danner (
Harvey is threatened with disbarment if he doesn't testify against his old mentor in the DA's office. Meanwhile, Harvey wagers Mike's services in a bet with Louis, and Mike goes out on an awkward double date.
Harvey must fire an accountant for falsifying his credentials, but Mike finds a more sinister motive for his termination and becomes concerned about his own employment. Meanwhile, Louis thinks he's found his future wife.
Harvey meets his match in a cocky opposing counsel in a class action lawsuit, and Mike unknowingly helps frame Rachel as a traitor to the firm.
Harvey and Louis come to blows after Louis' reckless behavior threatens to cost the firm a case, while Mike is assigned to a businessman who is trying to get back money from his estranged daughter.
Mike takes on Louis' protégé during a mock trial, but his conflict with Rachel could hurt his chances of winning. Elsewhere, Harvey works on a merger between two hotel chains, but his past with the opposing counsel complicates matters.
Harvey and Mike try to prove that a woman accused of insider trading is innocent. Mike also tries to help Rachel study for the LSAT, but he soon finds out she is close to uncovering his secret.
Harvey is a witness for his driver in a civil suit, and has to rely on Louis for help. Mike bails his old friend Trevor out of jail.
Harvey defends someone from Jessica's past. Meanwhile, Mike is assigned his first solo case and his secret is almost discovered.
Harvey asks Mike to find a loophole so that he can oust the incoming CEO of a motor company he represents, while Louis puts outrageous demands on Mike as he tries to make arrangements for the Rookie Dinner.
Harvey discovers that the judge in his patent case has a personal vendetta against him, while Louis tries to blackmail Mike in order to get his help bringing in a valuable client.
A "closer" for one of New York City's most successful law firms decides to hire an aloof genius who has passed the bar but never went to law school as his associate.