I actually didn't mind that about Mike. Yeah he broke attorney/client privilege, but the guy was high while driving. Mike's parents were killed by a drunk driver, so it makes perfect sense that despite being an attorney he'd want to see his client rightfully pay for what he did. The guy deserved more than a fine, community service, and settling with the family. He should be in jail.
The guy did deserve all of those things, but his attorney isn't supposed to be working against him regardless. My problem isn't about morality or right and wrong, but business ethics. It was unethical for Mike to do that. In the show The Good Wife, Alicia had to struggle defend clients that she knew was guilty, but did it because it was her job. With Scandal, Olivia found out that her client was guilty, but couldn't say anything because of attorney/client privilege. I understand Mike's motivations, but he should have taken himself off of the case rather than continue. Harvey wanted to and Mike said he could handle it--clearly he couldn't.
As for Mike going to work high, he doesn't drive. Mike either takes public transportation, or rides his bike. He's not getting behind the wheel of an automobile. Make no mistake I hate that they had Mike go back to smoking dope, but he's not driving while high. That's where the problem comes in.
I did like that Mike gave the family the full $100,000, when they only wanted $20,000.
Well, in general I think Mike is a hypocrite, so there's that. But, you are right, those are two different things. But, I noticed that both Mike and the client used the same phrase about getting high, which is why I said Mike was hypocritical. The same thing this guy used to justify his behavior is exactly what Mike uses.
I just knew that Mike was going to get them the full 100,000. That's great and all, but I really do see Mike as weak when it comes to those sort of matters. Also, I didn't like him confronting that lawyer from his parents case either. People say you can't put a price on loved ones, but then they turn around and sue people. Make up your minds, people. WE can villainize that lawyer, but at the end of the day, he was just doing his job. Someone had to defend the drunk driver. Unlike Mike, that lawyer actually served the interest of his client.