Daniel Hardman. You jerk. Big surprise: he's a bad dude. Annoying surprise: Jack Soloff is working with him. This episode, to be honest, didn't do a lot for me. I had some problems with the predictable nature of a lot of what was going on here, and I wasn't really feeling it for most of the time. Let's start with a brief plot summary (I'm on a time crunch!)
At the vote over Harvey's suspension, Harvey announces that he'll be cutting his compensation and giving more to the other partners. He does this on Soloff's recommendation that he do something to humble himself to the other partners. Harvey is not suspended, but it's a close thing. Jack then announces that he wants to bring in a new client to the firm - one that they will be splitting with Daniel Hardman, who wants to come back to the firm on a trial basis. Jessica immediately says no.
Turns out, Daniel was hoping that Jessica would say no. He wants to poach a bunch of Jessica's clients right out from under her nose, and take the firm back by force. Mike figures out that Daniel's first target is going to be McKernan Motors. Mike also comes up with a way to save the day - they have to privatize McKernan. They need money to do that, so they go to Giannopoulos and Sidwell. These two men hate each other, so they both agree to put money up front so they'll be besting each other. However, this plan doesn't work either - Daniel Hardman is able to outbid them. Harvey figures something out - Charles Forstman is backing Daniel! Harvey goes to talk to Forstman, asking him to back down. Forstman says he'll stop giving Hardman money... as long as Harvey resigns. All Forstman wants is Harvey's humiliation.