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'Suits' Scoop: 5 Questions Answered Leading Up to the Mid-Season Finale

'Suits' Scoop: 5 Questions Answered Leading Up to the Mid-Season Finale

The mid-season finale of Suits is just around the corner and we’ve got some scoop just for you!

JJ caught up with the insanely talented Rick Hoffman, who plays the always loveable Louis Litt, to find out what we can expect in these next few episodes.

In the aftermath of Pearson Darby Specter‘s “divorce,” trust issues are brought to the forefront. Harvey (Gabriel Macht) finds himself battling Scottie (guest star Abigail Spencer) once again, Louis (Hoffman) convinces Jessica (Gina Torres) to let him handle the dissolution talks, and Mike (Patrick J. Adams) asks Rachel (Meghan Markle to take a big step forward in their relationship.

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Click inside to find out what Rick Hoffman told JJ… Interview – Rick Hoffman

1. First things first, will we continue to see the amazing friendship between Louis and Rachel?
“The writers have a funny habit, in some weird way, of taking what goes on outside…Meghan and I are very close friends, she’s like my little sister, there’s the bickering and there’s the fun, she’s just a fun person. I think the writers like to play with the fun dynamics of the other characters. They started it last year when Rachel and Louis had a case to solve together and it worked. They wanted to do it again. Now it’s become like a real, evolved, mature admiration for one another in a brotherly-sisterly way. I think it’s a very cool relationship that you wouldn’t really expect. In some way, Rachel kind of takes the time that Donna doesn’t to try to make Louis not stumble over his own feet, which he likes to do.”

2. Will Harvey and Louis finally team up now that he’s a name partner?
“Louis doesn’t have many guy friends. He basically has better relationships with the women on the show. He doesn’t have a ‘bro,’ you know? He had his chance with Harvey in the first season and it looks like he’s going to have another chance, so hopefully he won’t screw it up. But right now, his only pal is Rachel.”

3. Speaking of that, will Harvey’s name on the wall bring back that competition between them?
“I think Louis has been through a lot and I think he’s just resigned himself to not worrying about that particular fish. Maybe he’ll try to fry it another time. Now he has a cat situation (laughs). Louis always seems to find himself in some crap. There will be no change in that regard, but he’s definitely not focused on the wall right now.”

4. Do you think Harvey and Jessica will start to rely on Louis more?
“I think yes. I think they’re going to give him more responsibility, but then it becomes another question of ‘What will Louis do to screw that privilege up?’ Which is a fun thing to think about. Unlike Harvey, if he could just get his stuff together that way and be more secure, he’d be… of course, not the best-looking Harvey, but he’d be some side of Harvey. He’s like one of those people that we all know in our lives that just can’t get out of their own way. It’s tragic (laughs).”

5. We hear Katrina (Amanda Schull) will appear in these episodes. Will we see more of that comedic side to her character now that she’s on Team Litt?
“They’ve been working together since the truce and she’s now his associate. They’re in a good place, the two of them. She had the best line of the season, as far as I’m concerned. When Louis took down Harvey in his office in front of Katrina, she said ‘He got Litt up.’ It’s good stuff for Katrina in this upcoming episode.”

Behind-the-Scenes Tidbits

On the writers: “You always want to have a collaboration where for the most part, you’re on the same page as everyone. And it just so happens that with the wonderfully rare situation that we’re in with this show, the writers just have a very similar vision to the actors most of the time.”

On Patrick complimenting him during our recent set visit: “I immediately called him and left him some love note. That’s what we do. Not to make anyone go, ‘Please, give me a break.’ The one thing I have always said from the beginning is the six of us have this bond and admiration for one another’s work, which is I think is what also makes the show click. And when Patrick said that, it’s hard to forget something like that. It’s hard to find, especially actors, where there’s this selflessness. I think this group has a very good self-awareness and a very good sense of self, so giving it up for someone else is something that’s very common in this group. And I love it. I truly believe that’s what makes the show work.”

On who breaks the most on set: “It depends on who I’m working with. With Sarah, there’s that potential all the time. With Gabriel, it’s Gabriel losing it and then I lose it. But Gabriel loses it for no apparent reason, which you should ask him about. But it’s been an ongoing thing since season one where Gabriel just cracks up, even when the scene is heavily dramatic, it is honestly, to this day, a mystery to what his story is. And I constantly give him sh-t about it. When he starts doing that, then I start to crack. Nobody is fully innocent of that stuff happening. We all break.”

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