Could Jake join OPA? Plus scoop on the midseason return.
by Lesley Goldberg (@Snoodit)
“Do you realize there actually are no Gladiators in Suits? It’s a couple of B6-13 freaks helping out Olivia, that’s what’s happening in that conference room!” Stanchfield tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I was on the show the other day and people, no one is in a suit! There’s no straight skirts or heels! You guys are B6-13 in your combat boots and leather jackets, throwing ‘tude around and Olivia is the only one in her white suit.”
“In the next four episodes, Abby has a couple of Gladiator moments that are a throwback to her OPA days,” Stanchfield says. “It was fantastic to do and I think the fans will get a kick out of it. There was one scene I was shooting where I had to go into someone’s residence and I turned to the writer and director and asked, ‘Am I picking the lock or do I have a key?!’ That says it all.”
“[The second half of season four] feels like we’re starting a new wave,” she notes, declining to say if the story would bring Abby — and her suits! — back to OPA. “I have a theory that eventually there will be Gladiators in Suits again!”
“Maybe we have dress-up Friday!” she jokes. “OPA is literally Olivia, Huck and Quinn — OQH! — and I think we’ve done a pretty good job of holding down the fort. But yes, we could use help. Quinn is a Gladiator in a leather jacket, as is Huck. Is Jake a Gladiator? No. We’ve lost Abby to the White House. Harrison is dead. Olivia is missing, but she normally holds down the whole suit thing.”
“My initial answer would be no just because there’s another B613 agent there in Huck — and obviously now Quinn,” he says. “If I think about it a bit more, I think it could work because they all have different skill sets. Huck is more the tech guy. Jake brings a different element to that equation. So it’s possible. I know they talked about having Jake in the White House as well. I don’t know if I see that right now but I’m not Shonda Rhimes!”