If you wanted yet another reason to be excited about Suits season 9, here it is: Patrick J. Adams is going to be returning as Mike Ross.
Today, this news was first confirmed in a report via Deadline, who also notes that Adams will be back for the fifth episode of the season. While there is no confirmation that we’re going to see him back for the series finale, that remains a possibility.
In a statement with some more news about the subject, here is some of what Patrick had to say to the aforementioned publication:
“I couldn’t be happier to be part of the final chapter of Suits. I’ve missed my TV family, and am looking forward to seeing what kind of trouble Mike Ross can stir up at the firm one last time … But if the wardrobe department thinks they’re getting back the suits I stole when I left, they’re going to be very disappointed.”
As for precisely how the Mike character comes back, show creator Aaron Korsh made it clear that it has a little bit to do with a case that actually puts him at odds with his longtime friend Harvey Specter as well as Samantha Wheeler:
“When Mike comes back in Episode 5, “he’s going to end up getting embroiled in a case against Harvey and Samantha … He doesn’t exactly know that Samantha is going to be involved when he comes back, but he does know Harvey is going to be. (A series of events get her involved in it also.)
“What we tried to do with the case is, we want to have some fun scenes with Mike, we don’t want it to be all contentious. But we also didn’t want it to be just be no conflict, no contention … They are on opposite sides but it doesn’t get too testy for the first chunk of it, and then as it ratchets up, things get a little bit more heated. I won’t say how it ends but when it’s over, there’ve been one or two twists and turns in the case and there is more than meets the eye going on. But in addition to that, we try to get some fun scenes and some emotional scenes with Mike and the old gang. He will interact with more than Harvey and Samantha.”
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What about Meghan Markle?
Obviously, at the moment Korsh is not planning for Markle, now a part of the British Royal Family, to be coming back for another appearance as Mike’s wife Rachel Zane … but he’s also not ruling it out. It really comes down to if she is interested in coming back — if she is, certainly the writers will find a way to include her. We’re just not banking on it.
We should also note that originally, Adams was going to direct the penultimate episode of the series, but that is no longer possible because of him landing a new role as John Glenn, which you can read a little bit more about over at the link here.
What do you think about Patrick J. Adams returning on Suits season 9, and do you still want to see Meghan Markle come back? Be sure to share right now in the comments. (Photo: USA.)