Warning: This post contains spoilers from the Wed. Sept. 14, 2016 episode of Suits.
Wednesday’s midseason finale of Suits was shocking to say the least. There was major case breakthrough and a shake up in the Pearson Specter Litt firm — but none of that compared to the surprising exit of a longtime cast member.
After six seasons portraying Jessica Pearson, Gina Torres departed the USA drama last night. In the episode, Jessica decided to quit her job as a corporate lawyer after winning a case and saving a man’s life to join Jeff Malone in his move to Chicago.
Although fans aren’t happy about saying goodbye to such a beloved character, Torres had a good reason to walk away from the show. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actress revealed that the fact that Suits shoots in Toronto and Torres lives in Los Angeles played a big role in her decision to leave the show.
“Without being too cryptic, I keep my private life private, but having said that, it’s a difficult thing to do to balance all of that and being so far away. So, it was with a heavy heart, which is why we talked about how we should do this for a good long time,” Torres told Entertainment Weekly.
Despite the fact that Torres is done with Suits now, you shouldn’t count out a possible return from Jessica somewhere down the line.
“Don’t count Jessica out on Suits, ’cause those boys are going to mess up and they’re going to have to call me. I believe that,” Torres told the publication. “I don’t know when, I don’t know how, but that story’s not done, ’cause everybody comes back.”
While we don’t know when the actress will return to the legal drama, you can see her in a new TV role as early as midseason. Torres will be guest starring as a recurring character on the ABC series The Catch.
According to TVLine, the nature of her role is being kept secret, but Torres will make her debut on the show early into the second season, which is a midseason premiere on ABC. Details about her character are still under wraps, but based on her acting chops, it’s bound to be good.