‘Suits’ finale recap: How did Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams leave?

Suits’ two-hour season finale packed quite a punch, marking big changes for the firm and Mike and Rachel’s future.

Patrick J. Adams as Mike Ross and Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane in ‘Suits‘
Patrick J. Adams as Mike Ross and Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane in ‘Suits‘ / USA Network

Rachel (and Mike) Getting Married

Mike (Patrick J. Adams) teamed up with the legal clinic again to get a settlement for kids who suffered lead poisoning at their school due to a nearby plant. Meanwhile, a man showed up and offered Mike and Rachel (Meghan Markle) a job out of the blue. He wanted the couple to run a firm that took on exclusively class-action lawsuits. Mike thought the job offer was phony, but once the clinic lawsuit reminded him why he wanted to be a lawyer and he discovered the position was real, he and Rachel decided to take it.

The job was in Seattle, so Mike and Rachel moved up their wedding so they could celebrate their big day with family and friends before going on their next adventure. Donna (Sarah Rafferty) pulled together the last-minute festivities and served as maid of honor, while Harvey (Gabriel Macht) swooped in to play best man. Just as Harvey was preparing to ask Mike to be a senior partner, Mike broke the news that he and Rachel weren’t coming back to Specter Litt after their honeymoon.

Their wedding was just as beautiful as we imagined it’d be, and the episode ended with Mike, Rachel, Harvey, Donna and Louis (Rick Hoffman) dancing as they readied themselves to say goodbye, not only to Mike and Rachel but also to the actors who have masterfully portrayed them for seven seasons.

See Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams on "Suits":

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SUITS -- 'Turn' Episode 604 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane -- (Photo by: Ian Watson/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'Denial' Episode 501 -- Pictured: (l-r) Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane, Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'Full Disclosure' Episode 707 -- Pictured: (l-r) Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane, Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'The Hand That Feeds You' Episode 609 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane -- (Photo by: Ian Watson/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner' Episode 402 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane -- (Photo by: Ian Watson/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'Teeth, Nose, Teeth' Episode 613 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network)
SUITS -- 'Full Disclosure' Episode 707 -- Pictured: (l-r) Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane, Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'The Painting' Episode 612 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network)
SUITS -- 'P.S.L.' Episode 610 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'The Hand That Feeds You' Episode 609 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane -- (Photo by: Ian Watson/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'Denial' Episode 501 -- Pictured: (l-r) Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane, Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- Episode 612 -- Pictured: (l-r) Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane, Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'Turn' Episode 604 -- Pictured: (l-r) Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane, Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross -- (Photo by: Ian Watson/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- '25th Hour' Episode 516 -- Pictured: (l-r) Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane, Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'Turn' Episode 604 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane -- (Photo by: Ian Watson/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- Season:5 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane -- (Photo by: Nigel Parry/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'Denial' Episode 501 -- Pictured: (l-r) Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane, Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'Enough Is Enough' Episode 411 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'Faith' Episode 510 -- Pictured: (l-r) Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane, Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'Intent' Episode 415 -- Pictured: (l-r) Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane, Patrick J. Adams as Mike Ross -- (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SUITS -- 'Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner' Episode 402 -- Pictured: (l-r) Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane -- (Photo by: Ian Watson/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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Zane Specter Litt

It wouldn’t be a Suits finale if the firm wasn’t in trouble. Former partner Stanley Gordon sued Specter Litt on behalf of all the partners who left after Mike went to prison. They claimed their careers had been damaged by Mike’s conviction and wanted to return to the firm. But they were really planning to take over and merge with Rand Calder Zane, obliterating Specter Litt in the process.

Mike went to Robert Zane — who knew nothing about the merger — with an offer: join Specter Litt and bring over enough partners from Rand Calder Zane so Harvey and Louis would have the votes to remain in control. He was hesitant at first, but after his partners betrayed him, Zane agreed to join Specter Litt, and the firm was saved. Now there’s just a little question of who’s in charge, but that’s a problem for season 8.

Rick Hoffman as Louis Litt, Sarah Rafferty as Donna Paulsen, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane and Patrick J. Adams as Mike Ross in ‘Suits‘
Rick Hoffman as Louis Litt, Sarah Rafferty as Donna Paulsen, Meghan Markle as Rachel Zane and Patrick J. Adams as Mike Ross in ‘Suits‘Ian Watson/USA Network

This Is Chicago

The second hour of the finale also acted as a backdoor pilot for Jessica Pearson’s (Gina Torres) untitled spinoff. Jessica asked Harvey to come to Chicago to help her go up against the mayor’s office and shady developer Pat McGann — they were trying to force people, including Jessica’s aunt, out of low-income housing and make Jessica leave town. Harvey eventually got kicked off the case, thanks to some meddling by the developer, but Jessica thought she had secured the lawsuit’s future when she blackmailed McGann. However, the mayor offered Jessica a job, to “change things from the inside,” as long as she dropped her case against the city. So she turned her back on her family and took the position.

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RELATED: How much Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expected to spend on the royal wedding

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Food and drinks — $686,000 (£479,000). Catering is needed for both the formal lunch reception and the dinner reception for friends and family. Top-shelf champagne, wine, and whiskey will likely come from the Royal Palace cellars. The Royal Family’s favorite champagne, Bollinger, goes for nearly $115 (£80) a bottle; that's approximately $195,000 (£136,000) spent on champagne alone.

Wedding dress — $430,000 (£300,000). The rumor mill is working overtime when it comes to Markle's dress, which will reportedly have a six-figure price tag and be paid for by the bride herself. A fashion icon in the making, Markle is expected to go with a traditional design and unique detail.

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Marquee — $500,000 (£350,000). Even though Markle and Prince Harry are using St. George's Chapel free of charge, they'll need a large event tent to host guests on the grounds after the immediate reception in St. George's Great Hall.

Music — $430,000 (£300,000). An organist and choirs will be on hand for the ceremony, while a DJ and live wedding band will set the mood at the reception. The Ministry of Defense also reportedly ordered $129,000 (£90,000) worth of personalized, silver-plated trumpets for the event.

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Invitations and wedding favors — $290,800 (£203,000). Kensington Palace announced in March that British printing company Barnard and Westwood made the invitations featuring the Prince of Wales badge printed in gold ink. The wedding favors will be something low-key and personal, according to Bride Book.

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Production/decoration — $186,000 (£130,000). A top London production agency is expected to transform Windsor Castle into a modern-day fairy tale. This includes lighting, dance floors, bars, and seating.

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Flowers — $157,600 (£110,000). Elaborate floral displays from one of London's top luxury florists will adorn both the chapel and the outdoor marquee. Bridesmaid's bouquets are also included in which the Peony is rumored to be the starring flower.

(Photo credit should read IAN WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

Entertainment — $78,800 (£55,000). A photo booth, children's entertainers, and a fireworks display will keep hundreds of guests entertained throughout the reception.

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Wedding cake — $71,600 (£50,000). Guests will enjoy a lemon elderflower cake covered with butter cream and fresh flowers, made by California-based pastry chef Claire Ptak.

Luxury toilets — $50,000 (£35,000). A necessity when you're accommodating hundreds of guests.

Photographer/Videographer — $24,300 (£17,000). Press will not be allowed inside the reception, so a private wedding photographer and videographer will be tasked with capturing the entire day. They'll also put together multiple photo books for an additional cost.

Wedding party wardrobe — $21,000 (£14,700). Between stylish bridesmaid dresses, groomsmen tuxedos, and flower girl and page boy outfits, wardrobe costs for the wedding party will run deep.

Beauty — $14,300 (£10,000). A hair and makeup team will be on hand to keep Markle and the rest of the wedding party looking fresh throughout the ceremony and receptions.

Wedding rings — $8,600 (£6,000). The wedding bands will be made with the Royal family's Welsh gold kept in the Royal vaults. While it's no added expense to the wedding, the rings are incredibly valuable.

(Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Bonus: The Honeymoon — $172,000 (£120,000). Bride Book's expert predicts Markle and Prince Harry will take a pre-wedding trip as well as a vacation with friends after the wedding frenzy has subsided. Markle is reportedly footing the honeymoon bill as a gift to her new husband.

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