Meghan Markle made her final appearance as a regular on Suits in the show’s two-hour season finale on the USA Network Wednesday.
The 36-year-old’s character, Rachel Zane, wed lawyer Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams, who’s also departing the show) in an art-imitates-life sequence to wrap up the season.
Markle last year quit the legal drama amid her pending wedding to Prince Harry.
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Dry run: Meghan Markle, 36, made her final appearance as a regular on the two-hour season finale of Suits on the USA Network Wednesday, as her character Rachel Zane got married to Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams)
On Tuesday’s episode, Rachel had a chat with Mike after he received an offer for the both of them to leave their New York City digs to work in Seattle for a firm seeking to stand up for the little guy, with class action suits against Fortune 500 companies.
The opportunity came amid a pro-bono legal battle he undertook over a toxic industrial plant run by a battery company impacting the kids of a nearby community with lead poisoning.
‘This is heartbreaking,’ Rachel said of the case, telling Mike, ‘You’re helping them the best way that you can.’
Mike then dropped the big news on her about the life-changing opportunity in the offing.
Stunning: Rachel beamed as she stood at the altar for the big moment
A kiss fit for royalty: Rachel closed her eyes for a wedding kiss with Mike
Beautiful: Markle made for a beautiful bride in what could be her final appearance on the program
March to the altar: In the show’s storyline Wednesday, the couple rushed their wedding with a bold move to Seattle on the horizon
Excalibur moment: Viewers saw a romantic sequence in which Rachel and Mike exchanged ‘I do’s’
‘I got a job offer today it’s like a clinic but with big firm money … and he wants us to run it,’ he said.
‘What if I told you I’d consider it?’ Rachel replied. ‘Mike, we’re gonna have children one day, and I don’t want them to live in a world where things like this happen.’
Rachel appeared in a subsequent scene in which Harvey (Gabriel Macht) approached her and asked her to look through her father’s files – specifically old performance reviews – that was key information in a lawsuit the firm was involved in. She reluctantly agreed.
Later, Rachel and Mike sat in his office. She told him, ‘I want to think about the job offer and what it means if we take it,’ but he informed her that the offer he’d received was a hoax.
Lots of love: ‘You’re the husband I always wanted,’ Rachel told Mike at the wedding
Happily ever after: In the storyline, Mike and Rachel left NYC to run their own firm in the Pacific Northwest
Climatic end: The show marked the last regular appearances for both Meghan and Patrick
Foreshadowing: The elegant TV wedding gave fans a glimpse of what to expect when Meghan is a real-life bride next month
‘The world could use a lot more people like you,’ Louis told Mike, to which Rachel added, ‘I couldn’t agree more.’
The scene ended with Rachel and Mike embracing.
They were then in a scene imploring Harvey to deal with a major battle he was involved in. She and Mike then discussed the ongoing problems in the case and the means they could take to solve them.
Rachel subsequently told Mike that the Seattle offer was indeed legitimate, and worked with him in the office to disentangle the murky arrangement behind the large company they were pitted against in his legal battle.
In a bedroom scene, Rachel said she she confirmed the offer from Andy Forsyth (Harry Judge) was still in play, and implored him to make the cross-country move.
‘Mike, we’re young and we don’t have any kids yet, and if were ever gonna do something like this in our lives,’ Rachel said, ‘we should do it now.’
This magic moment: Rachel beamed as her life plans with Mike were solidified
Kiss: The legal eagles embraces amid their exciting life plans and forthcoming marriage
Mike said they would have to leave town soon, and the two agreed to move up their wedding six weeks.
‘I’ve wanted to marry you since the second I met you and I’m tired of waiting,’ Mike told Rachel, who replied, ‘I’m so excited!’
Rachel then enlisted Donna Paulsen (Sarah Rafferty) to help her move up the wedding, which she agreed to.
‘I love you Rachel,’ Donna told Rachel, who replied, ‘I love you, too.’
Storyline: Rachel’s plans quickly changed amid fast-moving developments on the program
Stylish: Rachel was clad in a sky blue sweatshirt in this scene in which she asked a friend for wedding help
The members of the firm all congregated as the wedding commenced underscored to the sound of John Legend’s All of Me, with Mike and Rachel exchanging words of love prior to becoming a married couple.
‘You’re the husband I always wanted,’ Rachel said, before a sequence in which the pair exchanged vows, enjoyed a kiss and walked off hand-in-hand as husband and wife.
Mike then told Harvey that he and Rachel were leaving to take over the firm in the Emerald City.
‘This is who I am, it’s who I’ve always been,’ Mike said. ‘It’s time Harvey – it’s time.’
Isn’t she lovely: Meghan was at Prince Harry’s side at in London Wednesday for a service for ANZAC day
Two princes: Meghan and her fiance shared a loving look while new dad-of-three Prince William focused on his pamphlet during the commemorative service
The stunning actress was at Prince Harry’s side at in London Wednesday for a service for ANZAC day, which was also attended by new dad-of-three Prince William.
Markle had been a regular on Suits since its 2011 debut, appearing in 107 out of 108 episodes broadcast in that span.
In a BBC interview with her fiancee last November, Markle said that hitting the century milestone in appearances on the cable show solidified her decision to depart.
‘For me, once we hit the 100-episode marker, I thought, “I have ticked this box and I feel really proud of the work we’ve done there and now it’s time to work as a team with”‘ Harry, she said.
Markle said she didn’t view leaving the show as a sacrifice, as she prepares for her new life with the British royal family when she exchanges vows with Prince Harry May 19.
‘I don’t see it as giving anything up,’ she said. ‘I just see it as a change. It’s a new chapter. And keep in mind I’ve been working on my show for seven years. We were very fortunate to have that sort of longevity on a series.’
NBCUniversal’s Chris McCumber said in January that ‘everyone at USA will deeply miss Patrick and Meghan, and are grateful for the talent and commitment they brought to Suits seasons after season,’ adding, ‘We wish each of them nothing but the very best.’
Dule Hill and Katherine Heigl have been inked for major roles on the program in its forthcoming eighth season, which begins airing in July.