Last week I made my way to Toronto to visit the set of Suits ahead of their season two premiere on Thursday, June 14th and I have some goodies to share with you! During our welcome dinner, we had the chance to preview episode one and it does a great set-up for the drama/comedy we can expect throughout season two.
The episode picks up where they left off during the finale, Mike’s (Patrick J. Adams) former best friend Trevor (Tom Lipinski) had a chat with Jessica (Gina Torres) and gave away his secret. Of course Trevor was pissed when he learned about Mike and Jenny’s (Vanessa Ray) relationship, but after all they have been through together you would think Trevor would have talked to Mike first!
I don’t want to give you guys all of the juicy details because it would ruin the premiere for you all but lets just say that the repercussions that follow affect nearly everyone.
Another important point to note about season two is that members of the supporting cast will have bigger storylines. You will see Donna (Sarah Rafferty) and Rachel’s (Meghan Markle) friendship grow to the point where they even get drunk together at a bar! They will also have more interaction with Louis (Rick Hoffman), one of my favorite characters on the show.
You will also notice Harold (Max Topplin) will be hanging around Pearson & Hardman a lot more and taking on a “class clown” type of role.
Oh and did I mention Hardman (guest star David Costabile) is back on the scene and ready to make some waves? Yeah there is trouble brewing and it will most definitely be affecting the mood around the office and Jessica’s role as top banana.
The set visit was nothing short of amazing with lots of surprises! Patrick was sweet enough to give us a personal tour of the set with lots of tidbits and stories we’d never know otherwise. For example, this season Rachel will have a new office and a lot of the photos on the wall were taken by Patrick himself! At least the good ones are, as he tells it.
Make sure you keep an eye out also inside Mike’s apartment where he will be hiding the “Mike Doll” in different locations a la Seinfeld and the Superman figurine.
The Downsview Park Studios is quite large and both Suits and Covert Affairs shoot there. So to get around, much of the staff use bikes, scooters, and even skateboards! I had the lucky chance to spot both Patrick and Gabriel zipping around on giant skateboards looking all kinds of cute!
Speaking of Gabriel………
Sorry I needed a moment to swoon and catch my breath. The day we were on set he was shooting episode four where Harvey has to head off to Atlantic City in an attempt to save a client from his vices. This requires both guys to throw on a tuxedo so you can imagine my reaction seeing Macht come through the door wearing one!!!!!
In the three and a half years that I have been doing this, interviewing all types of stars from all mediums, I have never once been as affected as I was when I saw Gabriel in a tuxedo. It gave me one more reason to wonder why the folks behind the James Bond films have wasted so much time with Craig and not hired Macht as 007 himself.
Later this week I will have photos and interviews to post from our chat with Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams, Rick Hoffman, Sarah Rafferty, Meghan Markle, Gina Torres, and Max Topplin. We also had a special visit from Covert Affairs the adorable Chris Gorham who gave us some insight on Auggie for the upcoming season.
For now, check out the trailer below to prepare you for all the info forthcoming from the set visit! Don’t forget to tune in to the season two premiere of Suits on Thursday, June 14th, at 10pm only on USA Network.