They made a point of not-showing Mike + Louis actually talking about Mike coming back... which makes me wonder. Was this just a choice to cut for time? OR will we later find out via flashback that Louis and Mike had more of a heart-to-heart and Mike knows how Louis sold his soul in that deal... so maybe we are setting up for Mike to help Louis dig out from under that hole in the future. I'm hoping for that, frankly... because Louis gets jerked around a lot, even when he is really trying to do the right thing... so it would be nice if Mike stuck his neck out to help Louis in return for Louis sticking his neck out for him. Louis, in my opinion, just jumped a few notches on the "Mike owes him" ladder. Harvey still is at the top for turning Mike's life around in the beginning... but Louis appears to have jumped in and saved Mike even with some animosity towards him over their recent clash.
I agree on the Rachel front. I've experience in real-life a version of the plot they played out regarding her... so it kind of felt realistic... but it felt like a step down for her character growth. It wasn't an unbelievable situation, but it was disappointing since it felt like moving backward for her on the show.
Yeah baby! It's Halloween!