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Audiences are just a few days away from the Season 8 premiere of the popular lawyer drama, Suits, starring Gabriel Macht and Katherine Heigl, on USA Network. Now that Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) has left the firm, is lawyer Harvey Specter (Macht) ready to get back and take on new court cases?

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 can’t wait to see Suits Season 8:

5) Meeting Samantha!

As we previously mentioned, Samantha Wheeler (Heigl) is described as a fierce and enigmatic lawyer. Expect some catfights because Donna (Sarah Rafferty) can’t quite put her finger on Wheeler when they first meet. Samantha wants to be named partner and she’s even counting down from three!

4) What’s Robert Zane Doing!?!

After saving the firm, Robert Zane (Pierce) appears to be taking over as Specter/Litt’s managing partner. Will he figure out a way to conquer the firm from within? Will we even get to hear news of how Rachel (Markle) is doing in Seattle?

3) Katrina!

Now that Markle and Adams have left, it looks like it’s up to Amanda Schull to pick up the slack. We’ll be seeing more of her character, Katrina Bennett, because Shull has been promoted to a series regular for the eighth season. Now that 12 Twelve Monkeys has aired its series finale, we’re happy to see Schull back on TV!

2) What About Second City?

Gina Torres showed up in the seven season as Jessica Pearson to promote her show, Suits: Second City. I guess there won’t be any crossover between Suits and its spinoff as of right now, but I do hope we get to hear more about what’s going on with Jessica in Chicago.

1) What Does It All Mean!?!

I’m definitely going to miss the Harvey Specter/Mike Ross bromance, but Suits has become more a team ensemble, where Dulé Hill aka Alex Williams and Rick Hoffman (Louis Litt) can share the spotlight. I really do think Katherine Heigl is a bonus for the eighth season and I’m betting on she will bring in fresh energy to the ensemble.

Suits returns for the Season 8 premiere on July 18, 2018.

By Jorge Solis