1. Who runs the world?
State of Affairs brings the star power with two leading ladies, who happen to rock stylish power suits (noted Charlie's punk chic leather jacket). Here, our president is black and a woman. With Charleston running her daily briefings, any problem is handled. Even if it's kicking out an overnight buddy from her bed when she heads to work at 1:30 in the morning.
2. Even fixers need fixing.
Charleston Tucker tries to cope with her fiance Aaron's murder in Kabul three years prior while keeping the White House in check. Outside of CIA HQ, she consults booze, casual sex and a trip to the therapist to ease her mental. Save this one-liner in your Twitter drafts: "Good doesn't have to come, I do."
3. There will be baes.
The ladies who love them some Fitz or Jake can also salivate over new CIA briefer, Lucas Newsome (played by Adam Kaufman) and deceased son, Aaron Payton (Mark Tallman), who always reappears via flashbacks.
4. Liv and Charlie could be besties.
Olivia Pope could get behind Madame President and Charlie's cause: kill terrorist leader Omar Abdul Fatah, Aaron's alleged murderer. With his death and woes beyond the Oval Office making "killers out of the both of them" (Prez Payton's words), Scandal diehards know love kills, even with the best of intentions.
State of Affairs premieres Monday, Nov. 17 at 10/9c on NBC.