Suits is about to come back to television, and we got the scoop on the new season from Patrick J. Adams, who stars as Mike Ross on the legal series. Check out what he has to say about Mike’s secret, a heating-up love life and all those movie references.
After Trevor sold him out in the season 1 finale, will Mike even be a member of the Pierson Hardman law firm by the end of the season 2 premiere?
Patrick J. Adams: It starts with a dinner, and I get into [Jessica's] good graces. Then she kind of lets me stick around…
You’re getting the impression she’s going to kind of let me stick around. And now she’s on our team, because we need to keep ourselves safe from [returning founding partner Daniel] Hardman.
You know, there’s this relationship I always have with Jessica on the show where every time I’m in a room and she walks in, I bout out the other door. So now it’s funny because we have this relationship after the first episode, but we haven’t had a tone of scenes together… Are we cool? No.
What kind of work can we expect from Mike through the season?
Patrick J. Adams: There’s a great storyline with Harvey and him dealing with this sort of past thing that’s coming up to haunt him again. And so we’re all kind of rallying around him, so I’m spending a lot of time being an associate for the first few episodes and just doing what I can to help him out.
What’s up for Mike’s personal life in Suits season 2?
Patrick J. Adams: The love life… The personal life, I think, comes into a little clearer focus in the first few episodes. Grammy’s coming back, and I’m spending more time with her, which I’m happy about. It’s a really important element for Mike. And the love life heats up a little bit, but I won’t speak too much to the specifics.
With any office romance, there’s going to be trouble there. So it’s not like we can just jump right into a relationship, you know, with Rachel. There’s all sorts of conflicts of interest.
So what’s going to happen between Mike and Rachel?
Patrick J. Adams: Hot. Yeah, it’s on. It’s off. It’s on. It’s off. I hope it’s on. We’re writing a ton of good stuff this season. I’m really happy with that storyline this season. I don’t want to, again, go into too many specifically, but they’re not shying away from it.
We all know that this relationship that you love and you covet and you want them together… But you don’t want them together too fast, because then they’re together and then what? It’s like you’ve got to find that perfect timing.
I think they’re building it in a high-stakes environment, like this relationship’s a hard thing to make work. And I think these two characters are so interested in one another but don’t want to forfeit what they’ve worked so hard to attain. And especially for Mike, he’s in a difficult situation, because he didn’t attain this in the typical way, and he can’t share that with anybody. So that’s going to create a lot of conflict in him to be able to enter into a really loving, true relationship with someone if he is kind of all based on a lie.