Hardman wants to remove Harvey's license and return to the firm. Robert plans to put Hardman's name on the building of his previous firm, but is asked by a former partner to retire to make that happen. Harvey insists to Thomas the blame resides with him, not Donna, which makes Thomas question their relationship. Donna admits that she wants to cut Harvey out of her life but isn't sure if she will be able to. In the past, Robert went against Samantha's wishes and sent her mugger to prison, where he was murdered. His death has haunted Robert since, and subsequently decides to back his friend, concocting a plan that saves Harvey at the Ethics Hearing, but makes Robert lose his license. Samantha communicates the loss of love to Harvey, while enables him to realize his feelings for Donna, and he rushes to passionately kiss her.