Season 2 of Shonda Rhimes' popular Scandal series, starring Kerry Washington, premieres on September 27 (exactly 2 weeks from today), with a few changes, like Norm Lewis signing up for a recurring role as Olivia Pope's ex-boyfriend, Elise Neal will play an attorney with secrets, Joshua Malina has been promoted to series regular, Henry Ian Cusick not returning to the hit ABC drama for Season 2, secrets will be revealed (some bigger than others), and more.

And when season 2 starts, you can bet that we'll pick up with our Scandal talkback sessions right where we left off last season.

In the meantime, here's another clip from season 2, episode 1, as Olivia and company briefs a new client (by the way, Scandal season 1 is now available to watch instantly on Netflix):