USA’s summer hit Suits returns for season 2.5 on Jan. 17 (10 p.m. ET), and while the series’ entire 21-episode run remains On Demand for your marathoning pleasure — that’s what’s the weekend/flu are for — we spoke to creator Aaron Korsh for a look at what’s ahead.
• The first two episodes back are about Mike (Patrick J. Adams) and Louis (Rick Hoffman) dealing with the consequences of their actions. Spoiler alert for the newcomers: When we last saw Pearson Hardman law firm’s brilliant-albeit-fake associate Mike, he was using sex with a married ex, Tess, to comfort himself after the loss of his beloved Grammy. His will-they-or-won’t-they love interest Rachel (Meghan Markle), the firm’s top paralegal, showed up at his apartment to be his shoulder to sleep with and saw Tess wearing a sheet. “Mike has taken the week off, and now he’s gotta go back and face the music of what happened at that door,” Korsh says. “He’s chosen to sleep with a married woman. He’s started smoking pot again. So he’s a little off-kilter, and he’s trying to get back and get his s— together, and he gets hit with this case that hits him on a personal level and maybe makes him [make more bad choices].” In short, neither Rachel nor Harvey will be all that happy with him, though Korsh will say Rachel and Mike “come a really long way” by the time the season ends. READ FULL STORY