“That was sort of my original idea”: Suits Creator Had Planned to Leave Fans Frustrated by Making Harvey Specter Not Ending Up With Fiery Donna Paulsen

Suits Creator Had Planned to Leave Fans Frustrated by Making Harvey Specter Not Ending Up With Fiery Donna Paulsen
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Suits is one of the most popular and appreciated shows on the telly screens. It is a legal drama series created and written by Aaron Korsh. The show has completed nine seasons and garnered a massive fan following over the years. Though the show ended in 2019, its viewership is growing yearly. The show revolved around a legal firm, and the interpersonal relationships between the team members, along with some intriguing cases. Harvey Specter and Donna Paulsen’s romantic relationship was quite popular among the viewers.

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In the show, Harvey Specter and Donna Paulsen had a spark from the first season of the show, however, they took their sweet time to unite finally. However, as per the original plot, Harvey was supposed to end up with another character.

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Aaron Korsh revealed his original plan for Harvey’s love interest in Suits

The show Suits is a legal drama, however, it also focuses on the personal lives of the characters, unlike other case-based shows. It started with exploring the professional relationships at Pearson Hardman, and eventually, the story expanded over the seasons. Eventually, the plot focuses on Harvey and his team members’ relationships besides work.

In the last season of the show, Donna and Harvey get married and move to Seattle. However, according to a recent tweet by show creator Aaron Korsh, it was not the original plan.

Abigail Spencer in Suits
Abigail Spencer in Suits

The creator was asked in a tweet if he ever considered Abigail Spencer as Harvey’s eventual endgame partner, so he replied,

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Abigail Spencer played the character of Dana Scott in the series’ 134 episodes. She went to Harvard Law School with Harvey and graduated fourth in the class while he was fifth. They were involved in a romantic relationship in college, but it did not work out. Years later, they met again when Dana wanted to work on his film. As they worked together, their romance rekindled, but it did not go on too long, because of Harvey’s dedication towards Mike.

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Harvey and Donna took a long time to fall in love In Suits

Harvey and Donna were shown with impeccable chemistry since the start of the show. They had an incredible bond, which was the reason they worked well jointly. Donna was Harvey’s secretary, but he always treated her as an equal and talked to her freely, about any matter. He also appreciated her for calling him out on his bad behavior.

As per the plot, several factors facilitated Harvey and Donna’s romance. Suits show creators did not want to create a complex romantic relationship like Mike and Rachel. 

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As per the story, it also didn’t seem logical for Harvey to get into a relationship with Donna in the early seasons. Harvey needed to go through character development in Suits to ensure that their relationship could become long-term. Donna was aware of Harvey’s closed-off attitude in the initial days, which could have harmed the relationship. Harvey and Donna’s love story happened the right way and at the right time. The romance was highly appreciated by the show’s fans. 

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