Rachel’s father offers her an associate position, but she stands by Harvey and Louis despite serious concerns regarding the ethical conduct evaluation required to pass the bar. Louis and Harvey’s management starts off well, but Zane’s repeated merger offer sparks Louis to drastic measures to prove his leadership ability. Mike refuses Harvey’s consultant job but, when every job application he fills out asks if he is a convicted felon, he doubts his chances of finding anything. Although Father Walker offers him a substitute teacher position, when the students’ parents learn of his criminal record, Mike loses even that opportunity. Louis, with Gretchen and Katrina’s help, picks a fight with Zane by trying to poach associates and clients, but Katrina convinces him that he is going too far against someone who is trying to help. Harvey asks Anita Gibbs to give Mike a good review if he returns to law, earning her distaste and Mike’s anger. He takes it out on Louis, proving that neither of them is ready to be managing partner. Gretchen convinces Louis to give Rachel a formal job offer and Donna tells Harvey that, with his corporate family falling apart, he needs to reconnect with his real family.