Check out the exclusive Faking It Season 2 trailer, then read on for some teases about Amy and Liam's big secret, the truth behind Lauren's (Bailey De Young) pill-popping, and some very special guest appearances.
1. Yes, that finale was upsetting, but sticking with Faking It will pay off.
2. Get ready for some big-name guest stars, including Fifth Harmony.
3. The theme of Season 2 is guilt.
4. Karma is going to go all out to repair her friendship with Amy.
It's hard to come back from your best friend telling you she's in love with you. And even harder when you rejected her. But all that's on Karma's mind when Season 2 begins is winning back Amy's friendship. "Karma is trying to be the best friend possible because she knows she hurt Amy, and she doesn’t want to lose her," Covington explained. But her tactics may be a bit over-the-top. "I’m really excited because one of my romantic gestures to Amy is, I get kind of that John Cusack Say Anything moment, where he stands outside with the speakers, except I’m actually outside her window playing for her," Stevens said. "She thinks she’s doing this act that’s telling Amy how much she wants to be friends, not realizing how romantic it is."
5. Karmy fans need not give up hope, but the focus is on friendship for the time being.
6. But there may be a future for Karma and Liam.
7. Amy and Liam have different ideas of how to deal with their big secret.
"Liam is holding a secret from the love of his life, and Amy is also holding a secret from the love of her life," Sulkin said. Don't expect Amy and Liam to make the same mistake twice, but they do now have a special bond. "We have a relationship now between Amy and Liam that’s based on this horrible thing they did together," Covington said. Amy knows that telling Karma will destroy her, but Liam is more conflicted because he hates lying. "This secret he has really starts to corrode him and his own sense of self-worth," Covington continued. "As he feels more and more like he has to tell, Amy feels more and more invested that he can’t."
8. But Karma will eventually find out that Amy and Liam had sex.
9. We're going to find out a lot more about Liam's family.
And it sounds like his home life is less than ideal. "We’re gonna learn more about his family and explore why he hates lying," Covington said. "There’s definitely a few secrets there that Liam’s had to hide throughout his life and had to kind of grow up with, which kind of puts him on edge," Sulkin said. "The reason he’s an artist is because of that. You can see that he’s been wounded and had a huge weight on his shoulders throughout the years." Liam will also be doing some self-exploration, which means figuring out why he was drawn to a lesbian in the first place.
10. Shane will also be discovering himself. And other men.
11. The truth behind Lauren's pills will be revealed in the Season 2 premiere.
Everyone's got secrets on Faking It, and what Lauren is hiding has major repercussions. "We’re finally gonna learn what the pills are for," Covington said. "It’s a secret that informs who she is at her core, and she’s going to spend the season sort of exploring that." In the process of "unmask[ing] her," as De Young put it, Lauren will also be getting a new love interest. Covington added, "She’s gonna struggle with whether or not to tell [him] this secret that we’re all gonna learn in the first episode."
12. Look forward to all sorts of new character interactions.
13. Also: more singing!
Stevens was a contestant on American Idol, and while she doesn't want to spend every episode of Faking It singing — "I just wanted to make sure that I’m recognized for my acting and my singing kind of separately," she explained — she will be exercising her vocal talents in Season 2. And so will De Young and Willett, who didn't get a chance to do so in Season 1. "I’m in very talented company, that’s for sure," De Young said.
14. And yes, of course, plenty of eye candy.
"The show definitely goes upward on the sexy scale," Sulkin said. "Season 2 is continuing where it left off. It left off in bed and I think it’s gonna probably start in bed as well, and we’ll continue to have many shirtless scenes and kissing and things that teenagers do, which is great." Let's all breathe a sign of relief.
Faking It Season 2 premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 10:30 p.m. on MTV.
An earlier version of this story included the name of the band Fifth Harmony will be playing, but that has since changed.