Although "Suits" has yet to air its season 6B beginning January next year, there are already numerous rumors attached to it, including the latest buzz online saying that the upcoming season 7 of the legal drama will move forward sans the presence of Rachel Zane (Meghan Markle) as the actress has decided to leave the series.
As Mike (Patrick J. Adams) has already gone out of prison in the final episode of the first half of season 6, many fans of the series expect that he will revive his relationship with Rachel. However, it was earlier reported that, while the two will, indeed, pick up the pieces of their shattered relationship in the second half of "Suits" season 6, the reconciliation won't last long as, allegedly, Rachel will not be comfortable with Mike's status as an ex-convict.
In an interview with Deadline last September, "Suits" creator Aaron Korsh revealed that the upcoming season 6B of the series will serve as a transitional phase in the lives of the characters, including Rachel, which will be reflected in the series' upcoming season 7. This gave rise to speculations that Rachel will realize what she really wants in life, and a relationship with Mike is no longer a part of her life goals.
"All of our characters are going through a lot of changes in their lives, and they have to figure out what they're going to do next, and I think by the end of these next six episodes, they should land on what they're really going to do, it will leave them to a little bit more stability next season. For our show, it's a transitional phase that will lead to a new paradigm for the show next year moving forward," Korsh said in an interview with Deadline last September.
However, it is said that the reason why Markle is leaving "Suits" is because the actress is busy with her real-life relationship with Prince Harry. Could it be that the actress requested that her character be given a graceful exit from the show so that she can spend more time with her real-life prince?
Will "Suits" season 7 really be devoid of the presence of Rachel? Is Prince Harry really the reason why Markle is leaving the show?
Fans can only wonder.
"Suits" season 6B is slated to air over USA Network in January 2017, while "Suits" season 7 is scheduled to arrive in August 2017.