By Olivia Bahou
Jul 26, 2016 @ 11:00 am

Kerry Washington is pregnant with her second child with hubby Nnamdi Asomugha, meaning her hit political drama Scandal is returning to TV later than usual this year, but the star-studded cast is finally back to work on Season 6. The expectant star took to Instagram to celebrate their return to set with some epic selfies.

First, Olivia Pope’s team of gladiators was joined by Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) in one epic selfie of the show’s powerful female leads, with one uninvited guest: Tony Goldwyn, who plays President Fitzgerald Grant. “#ScandalLadies and a weirdo photobomb,” Washington captioned the photo.

#ScandalLadies and a weirdo photobomb

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Goldwyn looks much happier to be in the next picture, snuggling up to Washington with matching smiles. While these two have a tumultuous relationship on the show, playing on-again, off-again lovers, it looks like their off-screen rapport is picture-perfect. “Love. #Scandal,” the pregnant star captioned the snap.

Love. #Scandal

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Washington wasn’t the only one snapping pics at the first table read. From Shonda Rhimes to Scott Foley, see more behind-the-scenes posts from the show's cast and crew, below.

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We’ll have to wait to for more small-screen action from these stars when Scandal returns to ABC in 2017.