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USA Network has officially announced the departure of Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle) after the Season 7 finale of their popular drama, Suits. How will the dynamic between slick lawyers Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) and Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) change after Rachel Zane leaves?
As we previously mentioned, Mike Ross (Adams) found himself back at the Pearson Specter & Litt offices, even while the firm struggled to keep business afloat. With the scandal affecting Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres), Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman), Donna Paulson (Sarah Rafferty) and Rachel Zane (Markle) have made their own attempts to save the firm. But when Harvey Specter (Macht) brings in Alex Williams (Dule Hill) to the team, a previous case threatens to bring the entire business down.
Spoilers Ahead! Here are 5 reasons why we’ll miss Meghan Markle on Suits:
5) She’s Marrying A Prince!?!
From USA Network’s official statement, “From all of us at USA Network and Universal Cable Productions, we want to send our most heartfelt congratulations to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their engagement. Meghan has been a member of our family for seven years and it has been a joy to work with her. We want to thank her for her undeniable passion and dedication to Suits, and we wish her the very best.”
4) Rachel’s Wedding!
Markle stepped up as a supporting character with her own story arcs. I personally loved the mentor/protege dynamic between Rachel Zane (Markle) and Jessica Pearson (Torres). Fans have been waiting for Rachel and Mike to walk down the aisle on their wedding day. Art imitates life as another wedding day is set for 2018.
3) 100 Episodes!
Suits has come a long way since its pilot originally aired. Very few shows make it past seven seasons and I guess as fans, we should be grateful Suits still holds strong after all these years. I personally would of liked Markle being around for another 100 episodes.
2) What Happens To The Others!?!
Rachel has been the anchor to Louis Litt (Hoffman), serving as his moral conscience at times. Litt has been a mess, especially with Pearson being gone. With Rachel leaving, Litt is going to be dealing with a lot of abandonment issues. I really am going to miss the sisterly bond between Rachel and Donna Paulson (Rafferty).
1) Season 8!?!
I have no idea if Suits will be renewed for Season 8. I personally would have loved seeing Markle with the rest of the cast for another season. I would have even loved seeing Rachel guest spot of the Suits spinoff with Jessica (Torres). What’s going to happen to Rachel and Mike?
Season 7 of Suits will return in 2018 on USA Network.
– By Jorge Solis