When Louis found out about Mike, she was the one that told him that they needed to inform the kid right away.
He was the one that said that he didn't want to ruin Mike's night and that he would tell him in the morning.
The news that he just received from Evan Smith couldn't wait until morning.
He calls her on his way back to office after being picked up immediately by Ray. He doesn't even give her a chance to answer her phone properly.
"Where are you?" he questions forcefully.
"I'm out with Rachel," she states simply. She's out celebrating and has no idea about the shit storm she just started is all he can think about. Just perfect.
"My office now. Don't keep me waiting."
"Can't this wait until tomorrow?"
"No!" He shouts causing Ray to look back at him through the rear-view mirror.
"I'm on my way," she says quietly before she hanging up and heading out.
He makes it back to the office before she does, pours a shot or two and downs them like water.
He hears her before he sees her. The sound of her heels in the now deserted office are heard the moment she steps out of the elevator.
She rounds the corner and makes her way into his office. His leans on the corner of his desk, watching her.
"You don't learn do you? After all we went through, you still don't get it!"
"What is going on?"
"What did you do to get the files Mike needed?"
She turns white as a ghost.
"Harvey…I swear I didn't know…I" she stutters.
"You were trying to help, I know. But Donna, this, this is about to derail everything and blow up in our face!"
"He needed those files Harvey" is all she can come up with and for the second time that week she's almost speechless.
"I need you to be honest with me. How can I take care of it, if you don't tell me the truth? You have to tell me exactly how you got in that file room."
She tells him how she sneaked in pretending to impersonate a NTSB officer.
All he can do is shake his head, this woman is going to be the death of him.
He's angry, frustrated, mentally drained, worried and upset with her all at once. He wants to yell at her. Grab her. Shake her. Pull her into his arms, hold her and tell her that this is his fault. Had he given Mike the time he needed to subpoena those records, she wouldn't be in the mess. They wouldn't be in this mess.
He realizes this is his biggest case to date. Bigger than any merger, acquisition, financial fraud or taxation case he's ever taken on, bigger than their memo incident.
People are right about him; Harvey Specter is a selfish man. This isn't about getting Donna out of this mess; this is about him and his selfish need for her. Should this case go to trail and he knows beyond doubt it will, he has just as much to lose if not even more.
He can't lose.
If he loses, she loses and he loses her. He doesn't lose and that is all the motivation he needs.
She once told him that he didn't fight for her, this time he'll be ready to go twelve rounds in her defense. Both literally and figuratively if need be.
He tells her to go home.
He has work to do.