It's hard to find anything worth getting out of bed for at four in the morning.
Sure, maybe if our house was burning down, then, just maybe, that'd be enough to wake us from our deep slumber, get out of our warm, inviting beds and into the cold, harsh dawn light. But seriously only maybe.
If you're a Gladiator, however, getting out of bed after receiving a mysterious phone call in the middle of the night is just part of the job description.
We've got your exclusive sneak peek at tomorrow night's all-new episode of Scandal right now, featuring one of those tense moments.
When Olivia (Kerry Washington) gets a phone call in the middle of the night (featuring some oh-so-chic bedhead, might we add, because Olivia is indeed a real human being!), she sets off a chain of wake-up phone calls to the rest of her team, rallying the troops for something...huge.
Quinn (Katie Lowes) leaves her bedmate Charlie (George Newbern)—which, can we just say, ew Quinn! Standards, girl.—and Abby (Darby Stanchfield) leaves her boyfriend Leo (Paul Adelstein) who knows she wouldn't be leaving at 4 a.m. "unless something big happened."
And something big is indeed happening, since Cyrus (Jeff Perry) also warrants a middle-of-the-night phone call from Liv, but his reaction is less uniform and more...explosive. What is going on?!
Press play on the video above to watch the exclusive sneak peek now!
Scandal airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.