By Margaret Lyons
Updated December 02, 2009 at 02:15 PM EST

Good news, drama fans: Damages will be back Jan. 25! And not a moment too soon, especially given this season’s new cast members: Campbell Scott, Martin Short, Lily Tomlin, Keith Carradine, and Len Cariou. Just a guess, but there’s some kind of conspiracy at work here…and some people’s motives aren’t what they seem!

Last season of Damages didn’t quite stand up to the first season, but it was still one hell of a ride, particularly thanks to Glenn Close’s performance. What I love about her Patty Hewes (and the show) is that she’s not a conventional bitchy boss from the Amanda Woodward/Miranda Priestly school of stock characters — she’s way scarier because she’s not a typical ice queen. What kind of villain wears pastel twinsets? The interesting kind.

What’s your Damage, PopWatchers? Are you ready for round three at Hewes and Associates? And what story arcs would you like to see play out for its central characters?