After 7 glorious seasons of Suits, the beloved series is saying goodbye to not one, but two main characters - Mike Ross and Rachel Zane. While both actors made their decisions independently, the show will certainly feel the gravity of their loss as they move on. Patrick J. Adams dished to The Hollywood Reporter that, "after seven seasons — really, eight years of being away from home and away from my now-wife [Troian Bellisario] and there was that pressure. I started having conversations with Aaron [Korsh] and we both decided [leaving] made sense, as sad and scary as it was. It just felt like it was the way to go."
Patrick touched on how emotional a decision it was to leave. How he didn't want to disappoint fans that had come to love Rachel, Mike and the two together. Though the actor persists that the show can still continue and be great without him and his co-star.
Adams actually admits he didn't realize Meghan and him would be leaving at the same time, noting, "with Meghan, a lot went unsaid. Meghan has this whole crazy part of her life that’s just beginning now. In some ways, Meghan and I were the closest because we were the youngest people in the cast and both came in with the least experience."
“We grew up together over the course of the show. There was this natural sense that we both knew that the time had come for both of us. It went unspoken and we just enjoyed the hell out of the last few episodes that we got to shoot. We both knew that we wouldn’t be coming back. It made every one of our scenes that much more special. We had a great time. We could laugh through it. Even the things that might have frustrated us about the show, they became things that we could have a good laugh about and compare notes on just how crazy this thing had become.”
While Adams didn't slip much about this upcoming season's highly anticipated wedding, he did mention that, "[Mike and Rachel are] willing to go to great lengths and sacrifice a ton in order to keep their relationship going.” So keep your eyes peeled for episode 16!