Buckle up for a thrill ride, gladiators, because things are about to get even crazier!

We've had to endure a long wait for the second half of Scandal Season 3, but after the show finally returns on February 27, 2014 we'll be rewarded for our patience by absolutely no breaks during the remaining eight episodes of the season.

Based on a new promo for the spring premiere (Season 3, Episode 11, "Ride Sally Ride") we'll be glad not to take any pauses as Season 3 rushes toward an epic conclusion.

This promo features all sorts of intriguing clips. There's Fitz insisting he won't lose Liv again and throwing a glass at Mellie and Cyrus (temper tantrum, much?), Harrison grabbing a gun, and Liv's dad giving her this chilling warning: "Everyone should be very afraid, and if I were you, I would be terrified." Gulp.  

Want more info? Here's what the official synopsis teases about the episode: "The White House deals with a bombshell announcement from Sally Langston. Meanwhile, Olivia finds herself in a challenging new role."

Check out the thrilling promo here:

What are you most excited about when Scandal returns? Let us know in the comments below!

Catch the Scandal spring 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+!