Suits is officially coming back for Season 8, but stars Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams are not. Markle's royally justifiable reason for exiting the series has been highly publicized, but Adams has been relatively quiet about why he specifically decided to leave. That changed recently as the actor explained he felt it was time to hang his Suits hat when he realized his character had the chance for a perfect exit:
Patrick J. Adams decided to pull the trigger for the end of Season 7, but admitted that he'd been thinking of leaving even prior to that. Adams said the first time he thought about leaving Suits came towards the middle of Season 6, telling THR that after Mike got out of prison, he began to wonder what else there was for the character to do. When contract negotiations rolled around for Season 8, Adams himself was the one to press pause so that, as he stated above, he could contemplate what more there was to Mike's story.
Suits fans will still have to wait for that answer, though, as Patrick J. Adams is still very much with the series until its Season 7 finale, which is set to air on Wednesday, April 25. With Adams' Mike engaged to Meghan Markle's Rachel Zane in the show, fans have wondered if Suits will write the two off following their big wedding. Adams didn't share any spoilers for what'll happen to the two at the end of the season, but he still appeared to indicate that whatever happens, the two will avoid an unhappy ending.
Episode 16, non-coincidentally, will be Suits' Season 7 finale, and it has already been confirmed to be both actors' final episode. After that, Patrick J. Adams said he's taking a break from acting to spend time with his wife Troian Bellisario and his dogs, as well as to figure out his next career move, which could see him possibly getting behind the camera. Adams apparently has some projects he's looking to get made, so fans will want to keep a close eye on his post-Suits career.
Suits will return to USA for the back half of Season 7 on Wednesday, March 28, at 9:00 p.m. ET. 2018 is in full swing and that means new television and new episodes of old favorites are surfacing every week. Stay in the loop on what all is happening by visiting our midseason premiere guide.
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