In just a matter of days, “Suits” season 3 is going to be taking us all the way from the future to the past courtesy of their long-awaited flashback episode. Set ten years ago, this gives us a better understanding of who many of these characters are, and why they ended up becoming the people that they are today in the firm.
While not every little detail about this episode can be spoiled ahead of time, Sarah Rafferty did open up recently to The Hollywood Reporter about some of what is going to be coming up in this hour. Specifically, she discussed just what we are going to learn about Donna and Harvey’s relationship, and how some things are both the same and different about them then versus where they are today:
“Their fundamentals are still there. They’re not completely different people, but we get a chance to understand why they have the character traits that they do and why their relationship is the way it is. We go to the root of that. But ultimately they’re still the same people. They’re confident, sort of arrogant, ambitious people but they’re not swept up in the high stakes [like] in the present time. Simpler times.”
Also, Rafferty opens up about the origin of one of the most-popular (albeit random) props on the show in the mysterious can opener:
“We get to meet the can opener! [Donna] has her first moment with the can opener. We go back to the origins. All is not revealed but [the can opener] makes an appearance in the past. Obviously it’s been around for a long time.”
Even in the midst of a season that brought us such glorious things as more Louis Litt story and the appearance of Michelle Fairley, this has remained one of the most-anticipated hours of the season. Why? It just goes to show you that more so than the cases, this is a show that really does adhere to USA’s “Characters Welcome” slogan.
Do you want to see a video preview for this flashback episode? If so, be sure to click here, and we’ll back with some more scoop from the show soon leading up to this important episode of “Suits”.