By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 3, 2013 at 11:59AM
ABC wants to make sure that Scandal fans (as well as those who are new to the series) are fully caught up on the first 2 seasons, and are ready for tonight's much-anticipated season 3 premiere, at 10pm.
The network has released a 7-minute video recapping all the essential facts and most tantalizing plot-lines.
This is ahead of a 1-hour primetime special hosted by cast member Josh Malina, at 8pm tonight, that will take viewers on a deeper dive into the series, titled Scandal: The Secret is Out.
The one-hour special dissects the rumors, lies and affairs that have made "Scandal" one of the most talked about shows on TV. Viewers will be able to catch up on their favorite characters and story lines from Seasons 1 and 2, and the most asked questions --#WhoisQuinn?, #WhoShotFitz? and #WhattheHuck -- will all be explained.
Scandal stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene, Bellamy Young as Mellie Grant, Joshua Malina as David Rosen and Scott Foley as Captain Jacob "Jake" Ballard.
Watch ABC's 7-minute video recap below: