For one of the best new shows on TV, Scandal sure takes a lot of hiatuses, leaving us wanting more, much like the relationship between Olivia and Fitz.

However, the show makes its triumphant return tonight, March 21, and immediately starts the countdown until the Season 2 finale. Gladiators, prepare yourselves: Scandal wraps its dramatic second season on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 10 p.m. ET, directly following Grey’s Anatomy’s Season 9 finale.

Unlike last year’s short, seven-episode season, this year, Scandal has a full-season order with 22 episodes, and we still have six more after tonight. Doing some quick math, that means we’ll have two off-weeks with no new episodes, but hey — that’s better than the month-long wait we just endured!

Are you excited for Scandal’s finale, or do you wish the season was even longer? Tell us below!

Catch the next episode of Scandal tonight, March 21, 2013 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

 

Alyse Whitney is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @AlyseWhitney.