Mike is the Robin to Harvey’s Batman, yet they’ve so clearly made each other better lawyers and better people. When they were split up at the beginning of season four, there was a marked difference in both.
Harvey kisses Mike for the first time outside of Danbury prison, just moments before Mike walks through the gate to begin his two year sentence.
It’s a simple pressing of lips, and when he pulls back Mike grips the front of Harvey’s suit and says, “You just couldn’t help yourself, could you?” with a laugh that turns into a sob.
“Promise me we’ll do whatever it takes to get you out of there. No matter what,” Harvey says desperately.
“And look after yourself in there.”
Harvey looks so determined when he says, “I’m gonna get you out, Mike.”
Mike smiles softly. “I know you will.”
Mike kisses Harvey, and then he turns and walks into the prison without looking back.
Drugging Mike is not Harvey’s finest hour. He can admit that. But desperation makes a man do crazy things, and he needs Mike out of that prison, out of that headspace. He needs to remind MIke what is waiting for him on the outside, and so he takes Mike back to his apartment.
Mike’s mouth is on his the moment the door closes behind them, and they don’t even make it to the bedroom. A trail of clothes lead to the sofa and they waste no time, Mike letting out a soft sigh when he’s fully seated in Harvey’s lap.
“I know why you got me out,” Mike says, as he starts moving, pulling a moan from Harvey’s throat.
Harvey doesn’t deny it. “Is it working?”
Mike leans down and kisses him, their bodies moving with an increasing pace, until all Mike can do is breathe into Harvey’s open mouth, “I hate you.”
Harvey laughs. “I’ll take that as a yes.”
It feels like old times, and if it wasn’t for the stubble on Mike’s jaw and the denim prison garb Harvey could almost believe nothing has changed.
Harvey doesn’t hesitate to openly praise Mike to Sutter, and he can’t wait to get this prick, not only because he’s an asshole but because he so obviously doesn’t think Mike should be here. Harvey knows he won’t feel that way for long.
So Harvey and Mike do what they do best, and soon enough Kevin and Sutter are at each other’s throats. Kevin storms out and Harvey can’t help the quick wink he gives Mike before Mike stands and follows Kevin out.
“I can’t do it.”
Harvey swears his heart stops beating. “What are you talking about?”
“I can’t do it. I can’t convince Kevin to testify.”
If it wasn’t past visiting hours Harvey would be in the car on his way to Danbury by now. He suspects Mike waited until now to call him for this very reason.
“Why not?” Harvey grits out.
There’s a pause that feels all too loaded. “Would you ever turn on me, even if I’d done something wrong?”
“Of course not.”
“Exactly. And that’s why Kevin will never testify against Sutter.”
“Mike, what are you talking about?”
He can hear Mike sigh, and then he says, “I’m sorry, Harvey,” before hanging up.