Memories From the Set
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Suits' Gina Torres Reminisces About Roles on Firefly, Alias, Angel and More

When the second half of Suits‘ fifth season bows Wednesday (USA Network, 10/9c), star Gina Torres says, Jessica will wish her perfectly tailored power wardrobe were made of Kevlar.

In other words: The heat that arrives in the wake of her colleague Mike’s arrest will be enough to make even the collected Ms. Pearson sweat a little.

Torres tells TVLine that people often ask why her character didn’t turn in Mike — a practicing lawyer whose big secret is that he never attended law school — when she first learned the truth about him.

“I’ve always said, ‘There was a fire closer to the house. I didn’t have time to deal with that. I was trying to save my firm,'” she says. But in light of recent developments? “Now, the difference is, the house is on fire.”

And even when the blaze has been smoored, Jessica and the rest of the firm will be “a mess,” Torres adds.

“It’s Armageddon. It really is,” she says, chuckling. “I will say that the audience will get no closure by the end of the six [episodes].”

Because Torres is a TVLine fan favorite, we couldn’t let her go before asking her to look back on her career (so far) for our Memories From the Set feature. So click through the gallery below for the actress’ thoughts on mixing it up with Alias‘ Sydney Bristow, serving under Firefly‘s Mal Reynolds, taking part in the insanity that was Cleopatra 2525 and more.

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  1. Dawn says:

    Thank you for this! Love her!

  2. Mr. Tran K says:

    As a huge 24 fan, I remembered the actress during her run in Season 3 and one of the most shocking moments was when her character shot and killed Sherry Palmer before she made the ultimate sacrifice.

  3. Mary says:

    She also played Cleopatra for an episode of Xena Warrior Princess.

  4. Steven says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting her at NYCC back in October and she is so sweet and funny! I’ve been a fan since Cleopatra 2525. A show I was probably too young to be watching at the time.

  5. KayCeeCee says:

    Such an amazing actress!

  6. Ian says:

    She’s an absolute goddess.

  7. Sarah says:

    Mike passed the bar. He said in the pilot he took it on a bet.

  8. JC1 says:

    She’s amazing. Zoe on Firefly is one of my favorite characters ever.

  9. Pat says:

    She’s been in a lot of great shows. First one I saw her on was Hercules

  10. Kate says:

    Gorgeous woman

  11. HAP says:

    Just think about Firefly. Canceled so early, but becomes a cult fave. And just about all the main cast went on to have flourishing careers. Torres, Fillion, Tudyk, Baccarin, Baldwin, Staite and Glau. The network blew it.

  12. Hedy S. says:

    They forgot The Shield

  13. Hytecker says:

    Love Geena Torres! The woman has the best legs in Show business! Watching her strut in those skirts and 5 inch stilettos are the best reason to watch Suits!