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“Dickinson” Season 3 Review: This Final Season Ensures the Show’s Legacy Will Live On — Forevermore!

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Rating: 9/10

Created by Alena Smith, Dickinson is a subversive — and wholly inventive — retelling of lauded American poet Emily Dickinson’s (Hailee Steinfeld) coming of age. As you might expect, Dickinson tells the truth — but tells it slant .

Since the show’s first season, this approach has fashioned space for the unreal, from anachronistic slang and needle drops to Emily’s conversations with Death (the always great Wiz Khalifa) and a human-sized bee (Jason Mantzoukas) to the poet’s fully-realized wanderings through her own imagination. The balance here — between pining, humor, reveries and more — has always been striking, but season three might just be Dickinson ‘s best.

Not to mention, writing about writing is always a challenge, but Smith and her fellow writers, along with Steinfeld’s consistently wonderful performance, have always been able to make the meta work well. Whether Steinfeld is reciting a poem over a scene or the lines are appearing on screen, ephemerally, as Emily pens (or pencils) them, Dickinson has always made the poems feel necessary — both intimate and urgent. The third season not only carries on this defining aspect, but cements a legacy for Dickinson the show, all while reaffirming the legacy of the poet.

The first three episodes of Dickinson ‘s third season premiere on Friday, November 5, 2021 on Apple TV+. The seven subsequent episodes will debut weekly — and one at a time — on Fridays through December.

‘My Life had stood — a Loaded Gun’: An Ensemble Cast Broadens the Show’s Perspective

Unlike in previous seasons, Emily isn’t trying to prove herself as a poet or weighing the pros and cons of publication and fame; instead, the isolated writer wonders if she can really be the voice a broken nation (and family) needs. After all, many of the poet’s most prolific writing years coincided with the American Civil War, and season three drops viewers into this very moment in history. In Amherst, Massachusetts, men are being conscripted daily, and everyone else is trying to find a way to help, to do something that matters .

As was the case with the second season, these 10 episodes broaden the show’s representation, both in front of the camera and in the writers’ room. Last season, comedian Ayo Edebiri was a staff writer and played Hattie — who shone in the show’s seance-centric episode — while other Black characters — like Betty (Amanda Warren), the town’s accomplished seamstress, and her husband and abolitionist writer, Henry (Chinaza Uche) — were more central to the season’s overarching story.

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In the third season, Betty and Henry are both fully realized as characters, on par with members of the Dickinson family. In the wake of the Civil War, Betty finds herself swamped with orders for mourning attire; leading an effort to sew supplies for the soldiers; and navigating the fact that Henry’s passion — not just to run an abolitionist newspaper, but to go to the South and join the Union’s war effort — has upended their family.

Henry, meanwhile, has one of the season’s most compelling storylines. Early on, he meets with Thomas Wentworth Higginson  (Gabriel Ebert), a white abolitionist and writer who becomes the “leader” (on paper, anyway) of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, the nation’s first federally authorized regiment of Black soldiers. Initially, Henry is brought on as a teacher, but the soldiers end up enlightening him about the government’s paradoxical requirements; the Volunteers need proper uniforms to pass inspection, for example, but they can’t get proper uniforms (or weapons) until they pass said inspection and otherwise “prove themselves.” White characters fighting for the Union, some of whom are self-proclaimed abolitionists, only see the fight right in front of them and are unable to recognize that systemic racism is part of the country’s (and Union’s) fabric.

Of course, there’s no getting around the fact that Dickinson  centers on a white woman during the Civil War. The show seems aware of its material, as well as the limitations of its point-of-view character, and the Black characters in Emily’s orbit have more screen time, more deeply realized storylines, and more opportunities to embody the show’s signature (often anachronistic) humor.

The rest of the ensemble is really given room to shine here, too. Anna Baryshnikov, whose comedic flourishes are always a joy to watch, plays Lavinia (“Vinnie”), the youngest of the Dickinson siblings. “[The] Civil War ruins everything,” she pouts, lamenting the loss of her many would-be husbands. The bond of siblinghood between Emily and Vinnie feels particularly strong this season, especially in one late-season, genre-bending episode.

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As for the rest of the Dickinson family, Jane Krakowski’s portrayal of the poet’s mother, Emily Norcross Dickinson, is as strong as ever, especially as she rethinks a “woman’s place” in the 1800s; Edward (the always-commanding Toby Huss), Emily’s father, considers the sort of legacy he, and his family name, will leave behind; and Austin (Adrian Enscoe, who really gets to showcase his range), Emily’s brother and Sue’s (Ella Hunt) husband, hits a rock bottom, driving a sharp wedge between him and his father. Much like the country, the Dickinsons are divided, and Emily takes it upon herself to hold them all together.

On the guest star front, although Billy Eichner’s frenetic Walt Whitman is spirited, it’s late-night host, acclaimed satirist and season three writer Ziwe Fumudoh who’s most memorable; she deftly portrays abolitionist and activist Sojourner Truth  in true Dickinson  fashion.

EmiSue: Queer Representation That Lets Us ‘dwell in Possibility’

In the Apple TV+ show’s second season, Emily and her best-friend-turned-lover (and sister-in-law), Sue Gilbert (Hunt), spent much of their screen time at odds. After episodes full of misunderstandings, pining from afar, pushing each other away, and general sapphic chaos, the season two finale gave shippers everything . And, at the height of this slow-burn fight-turned-confessional, Sue tells Emily, “The only time I feel things is when I’m with you.” Later, Emily says that she writes her poems for Sue.

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It’s clear that Emily has two loves — Sue and poems. And while the two are intertwined, Emily’s struggle to balance the push and pull that exists between writing about life versus experiencing life endures. This time, however, it’s Sue who’s feeling pushed away. “I want the mess. I want something you can’t put into words,” Sue says in the season’s trailer. “I want you.” In every scene they share, Hunt matches Steinfeld; not only do the pair have a nearly-palpable chemistry, but season three allows Hunt to play a more well-rounded Sue — comedic, dramatic, dreamy, romantic, and everything in between.

The season two finale, which sees the pair sharing perhaps their (then-) most intimate scenes, would be a series  finale for two queer characters in other shows. We’re used to shows, even well-meaning ones, confirming characters’ queerness or finally showing confessions of love only to have the credits roll. Is it really  that hard to imagine what happens next for a sapphic couple? (And should we just be thankful no one died?) But Dickinson ‘s final season gives us those moments after the confession, after the initial fire. It’s not an easy road, but that’s what gives the EmiSue relationship a fullness — after all, we want the mess, too.

‘Forever — is composed of Nows’: The “Dickinson” Legacy

In the third episode of season three, “The Soul has Bandaged moments,” Betty says that Henry’s radical newspaper is what led to their family being pulled apart, but that his writing, particularly the letters he sends their daughter, “stitched [them] back together again.” Here, writing is equated with both comfort and hope.

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When Emily’s not trying to be the connective tissue that holds her fractured family together or venturing into the strange (and often imagined) delights that make this show so unique, she stays in her room, writing. Still, she struggles with what it means to be an artist in a broken world, and with learning how and when to use her voice. And, when it comes to Sue, sometimes being in love from afar — from the safety of your desk — is easier than experiencing its beautiful messiness. In “Bandaged moments,” Betty disagrees with Emily’s reclusiveness. “If you can’t handle the mess of the world, why would anyone need to hear what you have to say?” Betty says. “Writing that shuts real life out is as good as dead.”

As inventive as the first season, as cohesive and poignant as the second, and as funny as ever, Dickinson ‘s final season delivers a thoughtful, fitting end. Even though I’d kindly (drop everything and) stop for a fourth season, Smith’s series has done the “original sad girl” — and the undisputed king of the em dash — justice. Surely, Dickinson  will appear on “best of” lists  and “what you should be watching” roundups. As evidenced by formidable talents like Steinfeld, Hunt, and Smith, Dickinson  is composed of poets — and, by comparison, every other similar show is prose .


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Suits cast ages: How old was the cast then (and now)?

If you’ve finished watching  The Lincoln Lawyer and are looking for something similar to watch, you should definitely check out Suits  on Netflix. There are nine seasons in total of the legal drama series, but the streamer only carries seasons 1-8. You’ll have to look elsewhere to watch the ninth season .

Suits   originally aired on the USA Network from 2011 to 2019 and was one of the network’s most popular shows at the time. Created by Aaron Korsh, the legal drama starred Patrick J. Adams as Mike Ross, a talented college dropout who manages to talk his way into scoring a position as an associate at a prestigious law firm in New York, despite not actually having a law degree.

Gabriel Macht, Rick Hoffman, Meghan Markle, Sarah Rafferty, Gina Torres, Amanda Schull, and many others were also in the cast. But after the seventh season, the show saw a major cast change. Adams, Markle, and Torres exited the series, and Katherine Heigl joined the cast in its eighth season. The show officially wrapped up in September 2019.

Since it’s been quite some time since the show ended, you might be wondering where the cast is today. More specifically, you might be wondering how old they are in 2023. No worries! We shared the cast’s ages from when the show first came out and their current ages right below.

How old is Patrick J. Adams in Suits?

As mentioned above, Patrick played the protagonist, Mike Ross. He was a regular cast member until after the seventh season. He departed the series after  Suits  season 7 but briefly returned for three episodes in the final season.

Patrick was born on Aug. 27, 1981, in Toronto, Canada. As of July 2023, he is 41 years old and his zodiac sign is Virgo. When the first season premiered in 2011, Patrick was 29 years old.

How old is Gabriel Macht in Suits?

Gabriel Macht portrayed the role of Harvey Specter, a big-time corporate lawyer who hired Mike. He was a main cast member of the show throughout its entire run. Additionally, he was born on Jan. 22, 1972, in New York City, New York. He is 51 years old as of July 2023, and his zodiac sign is Aquarius. When  Suits season 1 premiered on the USA Network, Gabriel was 39 years old.

How old is Rick Hoffman in Suits?

Rick played the role of Louis Marlowe Litt for all nine seasons of the legal drama series. He was born on June 12, 1970, in New York, making him 53 years old as of July 2023. When Suits  season 1 started airing, Rick was 41 years old.

How old is Meghan Markle in Suits?

Meghan Markle portrayed the role of Rachel Zane. Rachel starts the series as a senior paralegal at Pearson Hardman law firm but is later promoted to an associate. She was also Mike’s main love interest. She leaves the series after the seventh season.

Meghan was born on August 4, 1981, in Los Angeles, California. She is 41 years old as of July 2023, and her zodiac sign is Leo. When the first season premiered, she was 29 years old.

How old is Sarah Rafferty in Suits?

Sarah played the role of Donna Paulsen for all nine seasons of the series. She was born on Dec. 6, 1972, in New Canaan, Connecticut. As of July 2023, she is 50 years old and her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Additionally, she was 38 years old when the first season premiered.

How old is Gina Torres in Suits?

Gina played the role of Jessica Pearson from seasons 1 through 7. After the seventh season, Gina departed the legal drama series. She was born on April 25, 1969, in New York. As of July 2023, she is 54 years old and her zodiac sign is Taurus. In addition, she was 42 years old when  Suits season 1 came out.

How old is Amanda Schull in Suits?

Amanda portrayed the role of Katrina Bennett in the legal drama. She joined the cast in its second season and stayed until the series ended. She was born on Aug. 26, 1978, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Additionally, she is 44 years old as of July 2023 and her zodiac sign is Virgo. When the second season started airing, she was 33 years old.

How old is Dulé Hill in Suits?

Dulé joined the cast in the role of Alex Williams in the seventh season. He continued to reprise his role until the show ended. He was born on May 3, 1975, making him 48 years old as of July 2023. When  Suits season 7 began airing, Dulé was 42 years old.

How old is Katherine Heigl in Suits?

Katherine Heigl joined the  Suits cast in the eighth season and remained part of the cast until the show ended. She played the role of Samantha Wheeler.

Katherine was born on Nov. 24, 1978, in Washington, D.C. She is 44 years old as of July 2023, and her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Lastly, she was 39 years old when the eighth season premiered.

Suits seasons 1-8 are available to stream on Netflix .

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Harvey Specter Age, How Old Is Harvey Specter?

Harvey Specter is one of the main characters in the American legal drama Suits. He is portrayed by Gabriel Macht. Harvey is a senior partner at Pearson Specter Litt, an elite New York City law firm. He is known for being a skilled lawyer and for his quick wit. Harvey was born on October 8, 1967. This makes him 49 years old at the start of the series. Harvey grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He is the son of an Irish-American father and a Jewish-American mother. With all this being said, what is the Harvey Specter age chart and how old is Harvey Specter? Read on or subscribe to our blog for more details!

Harvey attended Harvard Law School, where he graduated with honors. After law school , he joined the district attorney’s office in Manhattan. He later left the DA’s office to join Pearson Hardman, a prestigious law firm.

Harvey Specter Age, How Old Is Harvey Specter?

Harvey is a talented lawyer with a sharp mind. He is also known for being charming and charismatic. He is often able to talk his way out of difficult situations.

Harvey is a loyal friend and an excellent mentor. He has a close relationship with his associate, Mike Ross. He also has a close bond with his secretary, Donna Paulsen.

Harvey is unmarried and does not have any children. However, he is in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend, Dr. Samantha Wheeler.

Harvey Specter is a complex character who is always interesting to watch. He is an important part of the Suits cast and is sure to continue to be a major player in the series for years to come.

What Age Is Harvey Specter At Different Points In The Show?

Being that Gabriel Macht, the Harvey Specter actor was born in 1972, that would make Harvey around 39 years old at the start of the series. By the time we see the Series end in 2019 he is about 47 years old, whereas Mike Ross goes from his late 20s to his late 30s throughout the duration of the show. I think it is really cool to see how the characters have aged over the years within the show, and the Suits drama does a great job of showcasing the characters gaining experience, alongside how the actors have aged!

It’s so cool to see someone improve drastically from their late 20s to their late 30s, or from their late 30s to their late 40s, and that’s exactly one thing that Suits does well. And so to answer the question from this article, Harvey is about 39 years old at the start of the series, and is 47 years old by series end. Meanwhile Mike goes from about 28 to 36 years of age.

Final Thoughts On How Old Is Harvey Specter? Suits Cast Ages From Start to Finish Within The Show

Harvey Specter – From 36 years old to 47 years old within the show

Mike Ross – From 28 years old to 36 years old

Donna Paulsen – From 36 years old to 47 years old within the show

Rachel Zane – Born in 1985, this puts her at 26 years old at the start of the show and 35 by its conclusion

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  • 2.1 Main Cast
  • 2.2 Recurring Cast
  • 2.3 Guest Cast

Episodes [ ]

  • Everything's Changed
  • Special Master
  • If the Shoe Fits
  • Whatever It Takes
  • Scenic Route
  • Prisoner's Dilemma
  • Thunder Away
  • One Last Con

Main Cast [ ]

  • Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter
  • Rick Hoffman as Louis Litt
  • Sarah Rafferty as Donna Paulsen
  • Katherine Heigl as Samantha Wheeler
  • Dulé Hill as Alex Williams
  • Amanda Schull as Katrina Bennett

Recurring Cast [ ]

  • Wendell Pierce as Robert Zane
  • Rachael Harris as Sheila Sazs
  • Aloma Wright as Gretchen Bodinski
  • David Reale as Benjamin
  • Ray Proscia as Stan Lipschitz
  • Denise Crosby as Faye Richardson
  • Max Topplin as Harold Gunderson
  • Stephen Macht as Henry Gerard
  • Sasha Roiz as Thomas Kessler
  • Al Sapienza as Thomas Bratton
  • Brynn Thayer as Lily Specter

Guest Cast [ ]

  • Patrick J. Adams  as  Mike Ross
  • Jeffrey Nordling as Eric Kaldor

Suits Season 9 Unforgettable Trailer HD Final Season

  • On June 3, 2019, it was announced that Patrick J. Adams , (who plays Mike Ross ), would make a guest appearance in the fifth episode Season 9. It was also hinted that he would return for the season and series finale, although that had not been made official yet at the time.
  • 1 Mike Ross
  • 2 Harvey Specter
  • 3 Louis Litt

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20 things wrong with suits we all choose to ignore.

The legal eagles in Suits may fight for what’s right in the courtroom, but that doesn’t mean the show itself is beyond reproach.

  • Suits succeeded despite some shortcomings, such as inaccurate legal depictions and a failure to pass the Bechdel test.
  • The show's portrayal of the legal profession as glamorous and fast-paced is not realistic.
  • Suits overlooked important details, such as the implausibility of maintaining Mike's secret and the lack of consequences for his actions.

Suits lasted nine seasons, even after losing a star, and has found new life on Netflix but some people have a good reason to explain why Suits is a bad show. Deciding if a show is good or bad is always subjective, and while many people hated the fact that Suits didn't pass the Bechdel test, others didn't let that bother them. Still, the show succeeded, even after the departure of major characters like Mike Ross, Rachel Zane, and Jessica Pearson. Indeed, Gabriel Macht’s Harvey Specter demonstrated he was more than capable of keeping the show afloat without the aid of Mike and Rachel

To the delight of fans, Suits kept going through nine seasons and even had a fan-favorite Suits finale that brought back characters from the past and gave a happy ending to everyone involved, with Louis as the real winner . There was even a short-lived spinoff in Pearson, with former series regular Gina Torres, who played Harvey’s mentor, Jessica Pearson, in the lead. There was a lot that Suits got right, from its likable cast to its breezy approach to the genre. However, Suits succeeded despite several shortcomings audiences seemed content to overlook, from problems with the storytelling to a wildly inaccurate depiction of the legal profession.

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20 Harvey And Mike Are Experts In Every Area Of Law

There is no way Harvey Specter and Mike Ross could’ve represented most of their clients throughout Suits ’ first seven seasons. In the real world, the only lawyers who personally cover multiple areas of law operate out of small, general practices. Successful attorneys like Harvey and Mike, who work for large firms, practice one specific area of law, and they’re either transactional or litigation experts. Plot developments like Harvey poaching a client from rival Louis Litt simply wouldn’t happen. If the showrunners were going for accuracy, Harvey and Mike would be forced to refer a lot of their work to one of their peers.

19 How Does Mike Maintain His Secret So Long?

The core of Suits ’ premise is that Mike Ross never qualified to practice as a lawyer. It goes without saying that this causes headaches for Mike and Harvey – along with anyone else they share his not-so-little secret with. Yet this really shouldn’t have been such a long-running issue, since Mike should have been publicly outed as a fraud by the end of Season 1. Harvey and Mike vet opposing counsel in the lead-up to a trial, probing for any weakness to exploit – and it stands to reason their opponents do the same. How did nobody discover Mike hadn’t earned his college diploma or participated in any undergrad work programs?

18 Pearson Hardman’s 'Harvard Only' Hiring Policy

Plenty of real law firms only hire candidates who graduate from Ivy League schools, whether they openly admit it or not. That doesn’t mean Pearson Hardman’s “Harvard only” associate recruitment policy holds up to scrutiny. It drastically reduces the number of potential candidates the firm has access to. This firm by-law also belittles the academic chops of other top-flight institutions to an absurd extent, even when “school pride” is taken into account. It doesn’t fit that Jessica Pearson would perpetuate a policy that excludes other universities – especially Yale, whose law school arguably has a better reputation than Harvard.

17 Being A Lawyer Is Not Glamorous

Admittedly, every movie and TV show set within the legal industry perpetuates the myth that lawyers lead rock-star lifestyles, but Suits takes things to another level. Sure, there are perks to working for a big firm – healthy paychecks and dining out at exclusive restaurants with clients come to mind – but there are plenty of drawbacks, too. The majority of legal work involves many hours of research work in drab offices connected by corridors that are cluttered by boxes of files. This doesn’t quite match the day-to-day routine enjoyed by Harvey Specter and his high-flying peers in Suits.

16 Everyone Is So Young

It stands to reason that Mike and Rachel – as a freshly hired associate and senior paralegal, respectively – are played by young actors in Suits . They were just starting out in the industry, so it's only natural that they would skew toward the younger end of the age spectrum favored by TV shows. Their bosses’ apparent ages are much less natural, however. When Suits first introduces Jessica , Harvey, and Louis, they’re all in their early 40s, at the oldest. It’s highly improbable (although technically, not impossible) that the trio would have ended up in such senior roles and as name partners given how relatively young they are.

15 Why Does Harvey Risk It All On Mike?

Harvey Specter is a maverick who possesses a level of self-confidence that regularly spills over into outright arrogance. It’s in character for him to view himself as above the Pearson Hardman by-law that stipulates that associates must be Harvard Law School graduates. Even so, Harvey hiring Mike Ross – who didn’t attend any law school, let alone HSL – was a big gamble. Harvey was looking for someone who possessed similar qualities to himself, but even if Mike ticked all the right boxes, recruiting him meant risking his career and possibly even jail time. Would Harvey stake his entire future on someone he’s only just met?

RELATED: 30 Best Suits Quotes From Across All 9 Seasons

14 All The Rapid-Fire Casework

Part of the appeal of Suits wa s that it depicted the law as moving at breakneck speed. This made for an entertaining show filled with nail-biting moments, as Harvey and Mike tried to outmaneuver their opponents in time. The actual legal system doesn’t work that way. On the contrary, in the real world, complex litigation tends to move at a far more glacial pace. And while the environment is undeniably stressful, it’s mostly more of the “slow burn” than pulse-pounding variety. This applies to even the most interesting, high-profile legal matters – so other than Suits , Harvey and Mike might not be cut out for the real-life legal world.

13 Mike's LSAT Scam Wouldn't Work

Before joining Pearson Hardman, Mike Ross paid bills by sitting the Law School Admission Test on other people’s behalf. He did this for quite some time, as he only gave the game away in the pilot episode after a proctor recognized him as someone who sat the exam. Realistically, Mike would have struggled to pull off this scam once; getting away with it repeatedly is out of the question. Mike’s scheme involves wearing a hat pulled low to hide his face, and discreetly dropping off the completed test paper as he exits the room. In reality, participants are banned from wearing non-religious head coverings, and papers are collected by officials.

12 There Wasn’t Enough Fallout From The Mike Reveal

Suits season 5 finished with Mike arrested for conspiracy to commit fraud – which is in line with how someone who’d illegally practiced law for several years would be charged. The following season, he goes to prison. However, by the end of season 6, Mike found work at a legal clinic after serving a reduced sentence, and Harvey brings him back to the firm in season 7. Mike’s criminal record would prohibit him from working within the legal profession in any capacity, whether that be a legal clinic or a firm. That’s not the only issue, either. Every case Mike ever worked on should have been reopened and re-tried.

11 The Amount Of Backstabbing And Infighting

Open conflict, covert betrayals, and complex internal politics are part of working at a prestigious law firm in the real world. Better still, this aspect of the professional environment is a recipe for compelling drama. It's unsurprising that Suits leans heavily into this side of things. At the same time, it’s remarkable that a firm as dysfunctional as Pearson Hardman (in all its different iterations) could remain in business, much less thrive. The constant upheaval in senior management – and the continual firm rebranding – would have far more negative widespread (internal and external) consequences than what is seen in the series.

10 Mike Never Gets A Law Degree

If Mike had qualified to be a lawyer on Suits at the local night school soon after he was hired, the scheme could have worked on Suits . As long as Harvey kept Mike out of the courtroom until the day he officially passed the bar exam, the pair would only have been guilty of breaking Pearson Hardman policy, rather than committing a crime. It would have been tough to conceal internally because people would start questioning why Harvey’s promising new associate never set foot in a courtroom. It would have made his deception more easily traceable. Still, they would have run the risk of losing their job than face the prospect of jail time.

9 Nobody Applies To Work At Pearson Specter Litt

When it became public knowledge that Mike had been practicing law without a license, it wasn’t just Mike who had to deal with the resulting blowback. Pearson Specter Litt also suffered severe damage after the revelation that each of its name partners knowingly employed a fake lawyer. This led to a mass staff exodus, as nobody wanted to be linked with the scandal. Suits season 6 said no new candidates applied to fill the void these outgoing employees left. Potential applicants would think twice about being tainted by the brand. It’s absurd to suggest no one would apply for a position given the scarcity of positions at top-flight practices.

8 Hardman Falls For The "Signed" Affidavit

Pearson Hardman co-founder Daniel Hardman is many things, but a fool isn’t one of them. That's why he’s proven to be such a thorn in the side of legal heavyweights like Harvey and Jessica . So when he’s outfoxed by Mike's simple ruse in the season 2 episode “High Noon,” it doesn’t ring true. Mike delivered Hardman with a damaging affidavit that torpedoed his campaign to regain control of the firm – a document Mike sneakily signed himself. The idea that a shrewd customer like Hardman wouldn’t go over that affidavit with a fine-toothed comb and immediately notice Mike’s signature is hard to believe.

RELATED: 5 Times Suits Was Like A Real Law Firm (& 5 Times It Wasn’t)

7 Mike's Computer Password

Mike had a brilliant mind and a photographic memory, which made it baffling that he set his work computer password to “Ross99.” Why would Mike opt for a weak security measure, when he could devise something so complex only he could memorize it? The out-of-universe explanation for this is that the Suits creative team wanted to illustrate how much of a “fish out of water” Mike was in a legal environment. As someone with no previous experience working for a top-tier law firm, Mike had never been instructed on the finer points of password creation. Even so, it seems out of character that someone as sharp as Mike would drop the ball like this.

6 The Associates Use Books To Research

On the rare occasion that Suits tried to show Mike or Rachel researching a case late into the night, they’re almost always burying their noses in phone book-sized legal tomes. On a storytelling level, this was the show getting things right. For the average viewer, these gigantic books serve as effective shorthand for “boring legal homework.” To actual legal professionals, though, it's anachronistic. Mike and Rachel were far more likely to burn the midnight oil seated at their PC, logged into online research portals and databases. It’s actually extremely rare for anyone other than older practitioners to resort to pouring over physical books.

5 Leonard Bailey's Life Shouldn't Be At Stake

One example of Suits being out of sync with the legal system it supposedly emulates was the fight to save Leonard Bailey’s life. If you recall, Rachel (and later, Pearson) spent part of season 6 trying to get Leonard acquitted, to cancel his lethal injection. It’s tense, as both women drew on their formidable prowess as lawyers to spare Leonard from his unjust fate, but it’s also a complete fantasy. New York stopped using capital punishment in 2004, the year Leonard was sentenced. He should have received life in prison or had his existing sentence commuted to a life imprisonment term at some point in that year.

4 Hoyt Nearly Loses His Company In A Poker Game

In fairness to the Suits writing staff, several elements of the case at the heart of season 2’s poker-oriented episode “All In” are accurate. A contract can be drafted on a napkin as shown, and they could theoretically put up a company as collateral to buy their way back into the game. Mike even correctly identifies the three components all legally-binding contracts need: offer, acceptance, and consideration. There’s one major thing the episode overlooks: Keith Hoyt was intoxicated when he entered the contract. Having it rendered voidable should have been easy for a lawyer of Harvey’s caliber – something the show conveniently ignores.

3 How Was Mike Hired In The First Place?

Another issue with Mike’s recruitment to Pearson Hardman was how he was hired in the first place. Harvey Specter disregarded Mike’s ineligibility to join for legal and company policy reasons, but how did he manage to get past Human Resources? A law firm of Pearson Hardman’s size would have an HR team to handle the associate onboarding process, and part of this would include a full background check. At that point, they would have flagged to Harvey – and almost certainly Jessica Pearson – that there’s no record of Mike earning a Bachelor’s degree, much less going on to attend Harvard Law School.

2 Donna Destroys The Evidence

Suits ’ Donna Paulson is a legal secretary whose abilities border on the supernatural. Her boss Harvey once noted, “ Donna never makes mistakes. ” This was except for when she destroyed evidence supporting a fraud accusation against Harvey. The emotional motivations underlying this reckless behavior make sense. Donna acted out of loyalty to Harvey . Given how close their relationship was, she had to know her actions would make him angry. Tampering with evidence goes against Harvey’s code of ethics. Why didn’t she approach Harvey first? As one of his closest confidants, she should have planned out a legally-complaint course of action.

1 It Regularly Fails The Bechdel Test

Does Suits pass the Bechdel test? For those unfamiliar with it, the Bechdel test is a tool that ensures the presence of more than one female character of substance in any given film, TV show, or comic book, by talking about more than just the men in their lives. Despite having several intelligent, successful, empowered female characters – like Jessica Pearson, Rachel Zane, and Donna Paulson – Suits flunks the Bechdel test. Later seasons address this somewhat, but the majority of female-led storylines revolved around male characters at the expense of more meaningful narrative developments for the women.

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Suits Season 10: Will More Episodes Ever Release?

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Almost four years after the Season 9 finale, will Suits return for Season 10?

The popular legal drama began its story with the tale of New York corporate lawyer Harvey Specter hiring genius college drop-out Mike Ross as his associate.

The story went on for nine seasons of fraud, romance, drama, and action, as the pair, along with the rest of Pearson Hardman, navigated the world of corporate law

Is Suits Returning for Season 10?


Suits received an order for Season 9 in January 2019, with the decision made long before production began for the season to be its last. As such, there is currently no indication Suits will return for Season 10, but there is always the possibility for the legal series to be resurrected as it was among USA Network's biggest shows ever.

Creator Aaron Korsh was asked by The Hollywood Reporter in an August 2023 interview whether he would consider a Suits revival, explaining how he would "consider" reviving the show if he had an idea and "the cast was into it:"

"So, again, if someone reached out and the cast was into it, I would consider it, if I could come up with something that excited me."

With Season 9, Suits successfully rounded out all of its ongoing stories, created a satisfying conclusion for its beloved characters, and delivered a final season that many fans consider to be a perfect ending. Fans were even treated to the much-anticipated return of Patrick J. Adams' Mike Ross after a season-long absence. 

The chances of Suits returning for an unexpected Season 10 only became more likely recently after the legal drama became a streaming sensation upon its arrival on Netflix, even breaking some massive records.

According to data from Nielsen - via Variety - Suits was watched for 26.5 billion minutes in the last eight weeks, becoming the first show ever to be watched for over three billion minutes weekly for seven weeks in a row.

With a massive reinvigorated interest in Suits and plenty of new fans rolling in, the chances may be higher of USA Network looking to greenlight a revival or spin-off.

Executive producer Gene Klein also told TVLine in a new interview that there have been no "serious conversations" about a Suits reunion yet:

“You know, I’ve mentioned to Aaron [Korsh] that I keep, in this era of reboots and reunions and all this other stuff, that I’m expecting a call at some point. But I’m not aware of any serious conversations. It’s just one of those things where, in this day and age, you wouldn’t be surprised if somebody called you someday. But so far, nothing that I’m aware of.”

Who Could Return in Suits Season 10?


One major star who absolutely wouldn't return is Meghan Markle's Rachel Zane , as the actress retired from acting after her marriage to Prince Harry in 2018. She departed the show at the end of Season 7 and never returned.

But with Mike Ross, Harvey Specter, and Donna Paulsen now living in Seattle and working together, where Rachel also lives as Mike's wife, it's tough to see how the show could work around her absence on a consistent basis. 

Generally speaking, the schedules of the actors behind Ross, Specter, and Paulsen - Patrick J. Adams, Gabriel Macht, and Sarah Rafferty, respectively - appear open enough for a Suits revival to fit into their schedules. 

It seems more likely any potential Suits Season 10 would maintain its focus on the New York law firm, now going by Litt Wheeler Williams Bennett. So the main players behind Season 10 would probably end up being Louis Litt, Samantha Wheeler, Alex Williams, and Katrina Bennett, along with any new cast members.

Then again, the show could also opt for a continuation in name only, akin to How I Met Your Father continued the legacy of How I Met Your Mother with a similar tone, comedy, and storylines, along with occasional appearances of familiar faces.

What Could Happen In Suits Season 10?

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Suits ' central law firm, Litt Wheeler Williams Bennett, is coming off a major battle in Season 9 after the New York Bar placed Faye Richardson in charge, forcing the show's leads to win back the control and leadership of their firm.

In the end, that was successful. With that, Harvey Specter and Donna Paulsen opted to leave their long-standing positions at the firm behind. So, currently, Louis Litt is serving as Managing Partner, with Katrina Bennett, Alex Williams, and Samantha Wheeler behind him as Name Partners.

If Suits Season 10 was to continue its focus on the original firm, the four Name Partners would likely serve as the show's leads as they bring Litt Wheeler Williams Bennett into a new era and face plenty of challenges along the way.

Alternatively, Season 10 could hop over to Seattle to continue to stories of Harvey, Mike, and Donna. The show could explore the newly-married latter two as they start a family in their new home, all while Harvey settles into a different career fighting for the little guy and taking on the corporate giants he once defended.

Will Suits Get Another Spin-Off?

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Suits already received a spin-off that aired alongside its ninth and final season with Pearson , which shifted the spotlight to Gina Torres' Jessica Pearson after her move from high-class New York law to the dirty world of Chicago politics.

However, Pearson was canceled after just one season as it failed to reach much of an audience on the USA Network amid a mediocre response from fans and critics.

There are no signs of another spin-off coming anytime soon after the end of both Suits and Pearson in September 2019. For now, it seems USA Network appears ready to leave the legal world to rest.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter , as discussed earlier, Aaron Korsh revealed his desire for a prequel starring legal powerhouse Robert Zane (Wendell Pierce), even going as far as to say he "would do that in a second:"

"But if I could wave a magic wand and get another show on the air, it wouldn’t be a continuation of ' Suits' . Now, I know I’ve mentioned the [Robert] Zane prequel idea [centered on Rachel’s dad, played by Wendell Pierce], I would do that in the second. I was really excited about that." 

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Perhaps the potential Robert Zane spin-off could rewind time to the '80s and '90s as Rachel's dad was starting out his career and family, perhaps even before the founding of Rand Caldor Zane.

But if that were to come to reality, it would presumably be with a new and younger cast to play some of Suits ' older characters in their earlier years, such as Robert and Laura Zane, Jessica Pearson, Daniel Hardman, and more.

Unfortunately, at least for now, it appears USA Network has closed the book on the world of Suits , with no Season 10 or new spin-offs seemingly in the works.

Suits is streaming now on Peacock.


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Will There Be a ‘Suits’ Season 10? The Show's Creator Just Dropped Major News

Is there a chance we'll get to see the folks at Pearson Hardman once more?

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Amid newly-forged fans flocking to see what happened to the folks working at Pearson Hardman, including Donna Paulsen ( Sarah Rafferty ) and Rachel Zane ( Meghan Markle ), there's now a new cry from viewers about the series. Mainly, people want to know whether there's a chance the series could be rebooted and for Suits to come back for a monumental season 10.

Sadly, the show's creator, Aaron Korsh, seemingly shut down the rumors in a surprise comment on X (formerly known as Twitter).

" Let me say right off that there is no #Suits reboot or anything in the works," he wrote on August 20. "Strike would have to end, some network or streamer would have to reach out and then we would have to collectively want to. Which is no small thing … "


Although it looks like things are case closed for this version of Suits, it doesn't mean that the entire TV universe is particularly closed. When one fan commented that they would've loved to see more of Rachel's father Robert Zane ( Wendell Pierce ), Aaron quickly responded with his own thoughts about it.

Turns out, there was talk of Suits spinoff at some point during the run, and the viewer wasn't too far off from where he thought the franchise could go.

"I had an idea for a #Suits spin off that was a prequel exploring young Robert Zane, fresh out of law school in the early '90s." he later replied on X . "The network wasn’t interested at the time. I would still do that."

Despite Aaron's consternation over the possibility of Suits coming back for season 10, executive producer Gene Klein has a contrary opinion. As he told TVLine in later July, he fully expects to hear something about the show sooner rather than later.

"In this era of reboots and reunions and all this other stuff, I’m expecting a call at some point," he explained. "But I’m not aware of any serious conversations. It’s just one of those things where, in this day and age, you wouldn’t be surprised if somebody called you someday."

Well, there you have it folks. Maybe it's possible to walk back into the doors of Pearson Hardman ...

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