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Trivia: Suits
  • Actor Allusion: At the start of Dirty Little Secrets Mike worries that Louis knows about his dirty little secret, and Harvey jokingly comments "You're Canadian?", which gets a sarcastic laugh out of Mike. Patrick J. Adams, the actor who plays him, is Canadian.
    • The name "Specter" for Harvey is a subtle nod to Gabriel Macht's role as The Spirit.
    • Jacinda Barrett being cast as Zoe, one of Harvey's old flames. She and Gabriel Macht are married.
    • Gina Torres says "Welcome back, Zoe", having played Zoe Washburne on Firefly and Serenity.
    • Rachel is both half-black and a foodie, both nods to Meghan Markle.
  • Colbert Bump: The ending song of the second episode of season 2: Time Go by Caught A Ghost.
  • Dueling Shows: With Mad Men
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • Old Shame: In-Universe
    • Harvey never talks about his days working as a prosecutor in the DA's office and it is not mentioned in his official bio. Few people at the firm know that he worked there and only Donna knows what he is so ashamed of.
    • Whatever happened to Louis on June 3rd, 1997. He's so panicked that Donna knows about it that he offers to buy her silence. With cash.
  • Retroactive Recognition:
    • Pearson-Hardman collaborates with a London firm led by none other than Lord Varys.
    • Catelyn Stark also shows up in season 3.
  • Real-Life Relative: Zoe is acted by Gabriel Macht's real-life wife.
  • Reality Subtext: The mock trial in "Play the Man", regarding Rachel's self-defeating tendencies and failure to pass the LSATs
  • Word of God has that Sarah Rafferty and Gabriel Macht have known each other for over 20 years. Hence the good acting chemistry between the two actors. Supposedly, he actually suggested her for the role of Donna.
  • What Could Have Been: Search for a youtube video with the words "Jessica Pearson Phillip Hardman". The idea is that instead of the whole evil embezzling Daniel Hardman, Jessica's predecessor was one Phillip Hardman (played by a different actor) who simply retired, and now lives in an idyllic mansion with at least his dogs. This means that season 2 would have been a much lighter and softer season.

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