“Suits” Season 3 premieres in a little over a week and in the coming episodes a big revelation is finally on the way – the origins of the can opener that is so special to Harvey Specter and Donna Paulsen.
“You are gonna learn about the origin of the kitchen utensil — you’re gonna learn a lot more about that,” Gabriel Macht, who plays Harvey on the show, told reporters when USA flew several outlets, including AccessHollywood.com, up to the Toronto set, and made us their guests.
The cheap can opener has long been bantered about by Harvey and his secretary, Donna (Sarah Rafferty), in relation to a pre-trial ritual they have, and it is well known in the office that no one is supposed to touch it.
Gabriel said when he found out the origin of the device as it was originally written in a Season 3 script, he was shocked.
“I’ll tell you this, when we did the first read through, all of us, like, our eyes popped out and we were like, ‘Whoa! What is… What did we do in that?’” he laughed. “And then they had to really like, clean it up.”
The can opener revelation is expected to occur in an upcoming episode (airing August 20 on USA), which features flashbacks.
In addition to the origins of the kitchen device, fans will also learn why Harvey doesn’t fraternize with his co-workers.
“Harvey doesn’t sleep with anybody he works with and we’re gonna learn why,” Gabriel said.
Sarah, who plays his redheaded, super smart secretary, said the episode will provide more details on the beloved characters.
“What I loved about it is that we get to understand why Harvey’s the moral guy that he is,” she said on the Toronto set, during the same set visit late last month. “It just digs into his past and that’s what I think’s so interesting about having flashbacks in the seasons is understanding what makes these people tick and why they’re the way that they are.”
“Suits” returns with its third season on July 16 at 10/9c on USA.
-- Jolie Lash
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