*Cue hysterical crying*
Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle are expected to exit Suits when their contracts are up at the end of Season 7. USA Network’s long-running legal drama has featured Mike and Rachel as the main power couple, alongside the will-they-or-won’t-they pairing of Harvey and Donna.
Seriously, what is Suits without the brilliant tag team of Harvey and Mike? How can they play the good cop, bad cop scenarios now? You certainly can’t do it with Harvey and Louis! That would just make it bad cop, psychotic cop.
Both Adams and Markle have been with the series since it premiered back in 2011 which made a star out of both them. In fact, Adams even received a SAG nomination for his performance in Season 1. However, a lot has changed since then — both professionally and personally — for Adams and Markle.
Adams got married over the summer to Pretty Little Liars alum Troian Bellisario and has been contemplating the next chapter of his career. Meanwhile, Markle has been dating Prince Harry and will probably be engaged before the end of the year. Looks like the life of a royal beats out playing Rachel Zane.
Back in September, Suits creator Aaron Korsh spoke to Deadline about the show's future and whether the cast members would return after their contracts expire. “They all have things going on in their lives, we’ll see what happens,” Korsh stated. “This is true on all long-running shows, and people have things happening in their lives. When Gina left, I could not have predicted that the way her life was going. She loved being on the show, and we loved having her on the show, that’s why we’re doing the spinoff. I would never have guessed that she would want to leave early but she did, and it ended up working out. Even though she left early, look at how often we still see Jessica throughout season six and seven. I’m going to let what happens happens and hope it all works out.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, there is a chance that Adams could return in a limited capacity as a guest star or a director should Suits return for Season 8. At this point, we'll take whatever we can get!
The collective exit for Adams and Markle makes sense for their characters since they could leave the firm and finally start a life of their own. In fact, Korsh heavily hinted that Mike and Rachel’s long-postponed wedding might happen in the upcoming season. Now that would be the perfect way to bid farewell to Mike and Rachel.
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