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After announcing the official premiere date, USA Network has released the first teaser for Season 8 of the popular lawyer drama, Suits, starring Gabriel Macht and Katherine Heigl. With Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) leaving the firm, is lawyer Harvey Specter (Macht) ready to get back and take on an new court case?
During the seventh season finale, Mike (Adams) and Rachel (Meghan Markle) had their long overdue wedding before leaving the firm. Robert Zane (Wendell Pierce) saved the day and became the firm’s new partner, alongside Specter and Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman). Elsewhere, Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) has set foot in Chicago to reunite with her long-lost family, while taking on a crooked politician and a shady real estate developer.
Here are 5 reasons why we love the Suits Season 8 teaser:
5) Get To Know Samantha!
As we previously mentioned, Samantha Wheeler is described as a fierce and enigmatic lawyer. Donna (Sarah Rafferty) has always prided herself on her ability to read people, but this time around, she can’t quite put her finger on Wheeler. She wants to be named partner and she’s counting down from three!
4) Shaking Things Up!
Now that Robert Zane (Pierce) has joined the team, Samantha Wheeler has been brought in. We don’t know if she’s following Robert’s orders or not, but she’s definitely shaking things up at Specter & Litt.
3) Those Clapbacks!
In the promo, Alex (Dule Hill) attempts to warn Samantha and tells her to “back the hell off.” Wheeler is already quipped with her feisty clapback, “Well, that’s not going to happen,”
2) Bad Reputation!
Knowing she’s got a bad reputation, Litt is already regretting he even said to her, “You have a reputation — that you’ll say anything to get what you want,”
1) A Better Poker Player!
Macht tells Entertainment Tonight, “As you’ll see in the first couple of episodes, they go head to head. They’re truly adversarial, but they sometimes mirror each other in their actions and their manipulative ways to accomplish what they need. There’s something charming about that and exciting. We’ll see who’s the better the poker player, who can kick more people in the knees.”
Suits will return for the Season 8 premiere on July 18th, 2018.