[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the Season 2 premiere of Scandal. Read at your own risk!]
We finally have the answer to the Scandal question that has plagued us all summer: Who is Quinn Perkins?
On a night that's hardly starved for appealing programming, two of the season's most enjoyable and intriguing pilots make their bow.
First, the underdog: ABC's Last Resort (8/7c), an electrifying military-gone-amok thriller that bridges the macho hardware of Tom Clancy with the suspense of paranoid Cold War classics from the '60s like Fail Safe and Seven Days in May. (Look them up if you've never seen them.) This series is like nothing else on network TV, which is why one's first impulse is to pray for its survival. It's also airing in what has become one of ABC's more treacherous time periods, and beyond the fact that there are very attractive people in the cast (starting with Felicity alum Scott Speedman) and the story is heavily serialized, it has nearly nothing in common tonally with the night's sudsy anchor, Grey's Anatomy.
It's the moment we've all been waiting for! The Season 2 premiere of Scandal on Thursday will answer the question that has kept fans guessing all summer: Who is Quinn Perkins?
Naturally, that won't be the only big reveal when Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and her associates return. At the end of Season 1, Olivia promised First Lady Mellie (Bellamy Young) that she'd stay away from her husband Fitz (Tony Goldwyn), much to Scandal 'shippers' frustrations. And yet, Thursday's premiere may make those same people smile.
Scandal Exclusive: Check out the "dirty" Season 2 poster
To get the scoop on the new season and what else fans can be excited for, TVGuide.com tracked down the cast and executive producer Shonda Rhimes for intel:
It's the question that has plagued Scandal fans since the Shonda Rhimes political fixer series went off the air in May: Seriously, who is Quinn Perkins?
Who is Quinn Perkins and 5 more things to know about the Scandal premiere
The newly released deposition videos of Pope & Associates (which you can check out here!) may be able to give some insight into who Quinn (Katie Lowes) is — if we can even call her that. While Olivia (Kerry Washington) actually...
Who is Quinn Perkins? It's the question that has plagued fans all summer long and it will finally be answered during Scandal's Season 2 premiere (Thursday, Sept. 27 at 10/9c on ABC.)
Scandal's Shonda Rhimes on Season 2's big mystery: Who is Quinn Perkins?
But on Tuesday night, lucky fans in attendance ...
Scandal fans won't have to wait long to find out who Quinn Perkins is. In fact, Katie Lowes' character will be at the center of the big Season 2 mystery, executive producer Shonda Rhimes tells TVGuide.com.
At the end of Season 1, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and her associates learned that Quinn Perkins wasn't really Quinn Perkins. So, who is she? That very question will be answered in the season premiere, but the answer will also set up the larger arc of Season 2 similar to how Amanda Tanner (Liza Weil) was the driving force of Season 1.
Scandal Postmortem: Who is Quinn Perkins, really? Shonda Rhimes sounds off on Season 2
"We left the audience with the question of:
What we love about ABC's Scandal, ABC's sexy thriller about a Washington, D.C., fixer, is that each week the show gets twistier, darker and more deliciously devious. On Tuesday, the first season DVD set arrives so fans can revisit and newbies can dip into the fun.
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[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the season finale of Scandal. Read at your own risk.]
The White House was...
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's episode of Scandal. Read at your own risk!]
The investigation into who really sent the damaging sex tape to the White House finally came to a head in Thursday night's episode of Scandal...
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Scandal's resident new girl may seem innocent enough, but Quinn Perkins is about to go down an ethically questionable path when she gets too close to snooping reporter Gideon.
In his quest to break what he hopes to be a career-boosting story, Gideon (Brendan Hines) digs into the catalyst for why Amanda Tanner (Liza Weil) tried to kill herself shortly after quitting her job at the White House (apparently she had an affair with the president). Professional fixer Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) takes on her case, knowing personally what a charmer President Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) can be. But when Gideon starts getting too close to the story, Pope tasks Quinn (Katie Lowes) to find out what he knows — and that can only lead to bad places.
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TVGuide.com turned to Lowes to get the scoop on what's ahead for Quinn, including her questionable relationship with Gideon and how it will get both of them into trouble...