02/15/2014 10:51 am ET

'Scandal' Midseason Trailer Is More Dramatic Than 'Scandal'

"Scandal." Is. Back. (Soon).

In the new "Scandal" mid-season trailer, Eli Pope tells Olivia, "If I were you, I would be terrified." After watching the 30-second promo, we are too.

ABC started releasing clips and footage from the Feb. 27 return episode, "Ride, Sally, Ride," and it looks bonkers. In the trailer ABC says, " 8 episodes. 0 repeats. 100% Scandal Insanity." Fitz throws things. Mellie runs. Olivia glides like the gladiator she is. Hold on. We need to remember to breathe.

Watch the trailer below if you can handle it.

"Scandal" returns Thursday, Feb. 27 at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.