Suits: Sarah Rafferty reveals the exciting firsts she has in season 8

Suits: Sarah Rafferty reveals the exciting firsts she has in season 8


TV Show
Comedy, Drama
run date
Gabriel Macht, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty
USA Network
Current Status
In Season

Suits‘ eighth season is not only a big one for the show, but one for Sarah Rafferty, who has had a surprising number of firsts in the new batch of episodes.

When the long-running USA Network legal drama returns, we’ll dive right into the aftermath of Mike (Patrick J. Adams) and Rachel’s (Meghan Markle) departure and the firm’s decision to merge with Robert Zane (Wendell Pierce). Although this period of upheaval creates some new problems for Harvey (Gabriel Macht), Louis (Rick Hoffman), and Donna (Rafferty) — namely in the arrival of Katherine Heigl’s antagonistic character Samantha Wheeler — it also presented Rafferty with some new opportunities: the actress had her first scenes ever with Pierce and Dulé Hill, who plays Alex Williams and was promoted to series regular in the new season.

Ahead of the season 8 premiere, EW hopped on the phone with Rafferty to discuss Donna’s new dynamic with Robert, the future of Darvey, and more. Read on below.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What was it like coming back for the new season without Patrick and Meghan there?
SARAH RAFFERTY: We really miss them, but the show feels like they’re still there in a lot of ways [because] we invoke their characters a lot. They’re totally woven into the fabric of who our

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