"Michael Ross, Harold Gunderson, you're under arrest for conspiracy to defraud the United States government."
— U.S. Federal Agent

No Way Out is the sixteenth and final episode of the third season of Suits, and the 44th overall. It first aired on April 10, 2014.


Harvey and Mike clash with a tenacious U.S. attorney in the Season 3 finale. Elsewhere, Scottie and Harvey struggle to reach a compromise, and Mike and Rachel have different ideas about the future.


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Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast

  • Diane Neal as Allison Holt
  • Damon Gupton as James Quelling
  • Željko Ivanek as Eric Woodall
  • Karen Glave as Stephanie Liston
  • David Christo as U.S. Federal Agent (credited as Man in Suit)
  • Lilette Wiens as Receptionist

Major/Highlighted Events

  • James Quelling, after discovering the settlement between Mike Ross and Harold Gunderson during the Hessington Oil trial, went to Allison Holt, who in turn fired Harold and reported the settlement to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Mike is brought into questioning and is interrogated by Eric Woodall, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, who offers Mike a deal so long as Mike turns on Harvey.
  • Donna is informed of Mike's questioning and notifies Harvey, who has Mike freed since he cannot be convicted or charged, as Woodall has no proof. Harvey and Mike realize that they cannot get to Harold as they cannot be seen together; however, Harold ambushes Mike outside Pearson Specter, and the pair are arrested by federal agents.
  • Louis asks Rachel where Mike is, and is made privy to the settlement issue and the questioning. He then informs Harvey and Donna that Harold and Mike have been arrested, and the pair go to the U.S. Attorney's Office, with Harvey representing Mike and Louis representing Harold. Harold and Mike are both successfully freed before Harold signs a confession.
    • Mike, Harvey and Louis return to the firm, where Rachel is elated to see Mike freed. The ordeal of being interrogated and nearly being imprisoned causes Mike to second guess his decision to stay and continue his fraud, and he ultimately contacts Jonathan Sidwell and notifies him that he is formally accepting the offer. Mike then tells Harvey that he is leaving, but that he won't be gone for good since Sidwell Investment Group is his client.
  • Dana Scott asks Jessica to waive her non-compete after she discovers that the firm is under exposure due to a bribery masked as a settlement. She accuses Jessica of being akin to Edward Darby and that she does not want to work for another Darby. Jessica passes on her request to Harvey, who allows her non-compete to be waived.
    • Harvey reveals to Scottie that Mike never went to any law school and that he hired him anyways. Scottie replies that sharing that secret with him is not going to prevent her from leaving, and he replies that he is aware of that fact but that he did so as he does not want to lie to the people he loves.

Cultural References

  • Harvey and Scottie mention Mad Men, and Harvey makes a reference to Don Draper.
  • Harvey declares that since he is now working alone, he would be Superman, due to the fact that he was referred to before as Batman with Mike being Robin. Mike then retorts that Harvey would be Aquaman instead.


  • Goddamn Counter: 6
  • Harvey Specter and Dana Scott mention the Mad Men television series; Abigail Spencer, who portrays Dana Scott on "Suits", also portrayed Suzanne Farrell on Mad Men.
  • An alternate ending actually involved Quelling returning to Harvey's office with a gun. While the scene was eventually cut, it was still filmed and was even considered to be included in Season 4's "One-Two-Three Go...", though it was ultimately not used.[1]


Harvey: Hey, honey. I'm home.
Jessica: Did you remember to pick up the kids like I asked?
Harvey: Yep. The youngest one's turning into a real pain in the ass.


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