scandal*As the hit television show “Scandal” prepares for its fall premiere, fans will have no excuse for not being all caught up with the season, thanks to the release of “Scandal 101.”

Both newbies and devoted gladiators will be able to get a plot filled recap in a five-seven minute video (see it below).

But if that’s not enough “Scandal” for you, cast member Josh Malina will give viewers a more in depth recap with a one-hour primetime special “Scandal: The Secret is Out,” which airs Thursday, Oct. 3 on ABC.

The Season 3 Premiere will air later the same evening, from 10:00-11:00pm ET.

The special offers an inspection on all of the rumors, lies and affairs that has contributed to the show’s success. Viewers can catch up with their favorite characters,  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 the video below now, to see what Olivia Pope & Associates has accomplished so far: