'Scandal' shocker: A beloved character gets shot

What character may creator Shonda Rhimes try to kill off this time?

OK, spoilers ahead: Don't say we didn't warn you!

Olivia Pope's secret weapon, the talented hacker, Huck, was shot during the episode titled, "A Traitor Among Us."

After the show aired, actor Guillermo Diaz, who plays Huck, took to Twitter to express his appreciation for the show's fans.

"I just wanna tell you guys how much you mean to us," he wrote. "TRULY..we are in this together..#Gladiators #Scandal."

Here's a quick rundown of what led to the fateful scene.

Pope discovered in the last episode that her father, Rowan, -- yes, her own father -- killed the president-elect, Frankie Vargas. Seeking justice, Pope asks Huck to kill her father.

But when Huck goes to kill him, Rowan admits that he killed the president-elect to protect Pope. "Whoever is watching Olivia is close to her -- on the inside," he tells Huck, asking him to find out who the informer is.

In the final crazy scene of the episode, we find out that Meg is actually working for the same secret spy organization as Pope's father and see her shoot Fields. Meg then shoots Huck multiple times, leaving him bleeding on a hotel carpet!

Is Huck really dead? We'll have to wait until next week to find out.

"Scandal" returns Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.