A look into Mellie's past revealed a disturbing truth on Scandal Season 3 Episode 12.
But ABC is only giving viewers so much time to dwell on the days of yore... because it is seriously stoking our excitement for Scandal Season 3 Episode 13.
Titled "No Sun on the Horizon," the installment will feature the first Presidential debate, along with Olivia receiving startling news and being forced to make a major decision.
Might it take place during the concluding 30 seconds of the episode? We can't say.
But watch Scandal online to catch up now and then watch this promo to prepare yourself for whatever is to come...
What could POSSIBLY take place in these last 30 seconds?
Click through a bunch of episodic photos below and let the theories fly!