Scandal has been off the air for far too long, but Season 3, Episode 11 ("Ride, Sally, Ride") is finally just a few weeks away — it airs on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC, for those of you who don't already have the date in your calendar. But what can we expect when the juicy drama returns?

The recently released official synopsis of the episode is short, sweet, and very very tantalizing: "The White House deals with a bombshell announcement from Sally Langston. Meanwhile, Olivia finds herself in a challenging new role."

For just two sentences, that synopsis sure does pack a punch!

So, what do we think the bombshell announcement is? Does Sally catch on to the fact that David has evidence of her murder of her hubby and resign? Or perhaps she resigns out of guilt or stress? Does Leo somehow convince her to run against Fitz after all? The politics might be our favorite part of the show, so we're intrigued to see where this goes.

And then there's Olivia and her new role…

Our guess is that's related to the sneak peek clip of Olivia and Mellie making nice for the cameras.

What do you think of this synopsis? Share your theories in the comments below!

Source: ABC

Catch the Scandal Season 3 midseason premiere on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

Rebecca Martin is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and genre TV expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!