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After announcing the official premiere date, USA Network teases “they’re sending a message” with 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 key art for Suits Season 8:
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) Robert Zane!
In the promo, Robert Zane (Pierce) looks like he’s ready to take over taking as Specter/Litt’s managing partner. Not only that, Zane appears to be very much focused on figuring out a way to conquer the firm from within.
3) The Messenger!
As seen in the footage, Zane is intent on sending his own message to Harvey and his cohorts. He wants to send in Wheeler to deliver that message; and she’s all gung-ho about it. Interestingly, it seems Wheeler is playing her own game against everyone else too.
2) Has Harvey already lost!?!
Robert clearly doesn’t think there’s much of a battle here between him and Harvey (Macht).
“This is my firm, and I’m not going to let you take it!” Harvey argues.
“I already have,” Robert responds confidently.
1) You Have A Friend in Me!
Pierce tells Metro UK the advice he gave to Markle on their last day of filming, “‘I just got a chance to tell her privately, ‘Listen your life is going to be totally different and the likelihood of seeing each other is going to be crazy. You’re going to be in a fishbowl. Just know that no matter what happens you have a friend. And never doubt you have someone as a friend.”’
Suits will return for the Season 8 premiere on July 18.