Meghan Markle's Suits Exit Was Planned Last Year, Creator Says He Took a "Gamble"
“I knew from a year ago that this relationship was burgeoning,” creator Aaron Korsh recently revealed on BBC Radio 4's Today. “And I had a decision to make because I didn’t want to intrude and ask her, ‘Hey, what’s going on and what are you going to do?’ So collectively with the writers, we decided to take a gamble that these two people were in love and it was going to work out.”
It was a gamble that paid off. Just this week, USA announced that Markle would be leaving the show after seven years of playing paralegal-turned-lawyer Rachel Zane. Luckily, it was something that the show's soothsaying team of writers had spent months preparing for.
"What we decided to do (was to) say, 'look, I would rather have good things happen to Meghan in her life'—which would likely mean her leaving the show. So let's plan on that and it's much easier to undo that, if it came to it, than to just plan on her staying forever and then finding out she's going to go," Korsh said. "And the only way to write a character out like that would be if they got hit by a bus or something."
We're just glad it all worked out!