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6 Moments of Goodness from Nashville “Before You Go Make Sure You Know”

Photo Credit: Mark Levine/ABC

Photo Credit: Mark Levine/ABC

The Nashville season ender had a lot to wrap up but the writers left me with more questions and a desperate need for a manicure. And every moment of finale goodness meant another ruined nail!

The Scarlett and Gunnar Rollercoaster

These two can’t figure out what’s between them! Scarlett and Dr. McHottie decide right off the top to move in together while Kiley and Gunnar decide to drive to Texas to see Micah. The Xs can barely get along but write a killer song together despite their differences. When Gunnar and Scarlett meet up to sing thru their new song, the sweet siren of songwriting draws them together and the two almost kiss. ALMOST. Their animal attraction didn’t quite suck them in so maybe Scarlett hasn’t ruined her chances with the cutest oncologist on network television.

Juliette’s Post-Partum Rampage

Photo Credit: Mark Levine/ABC

Photo Credit: Mark Levine/ABC

Juliette Barnes has always been a little cray but in the finale she has, as we say in Oklahoma, lost her ever-lovin’ mind! Poor Avery doesn’t know what to do with his wife who has completely detached herself from him and their sweet baby girl. She isn’t sleeping, she is totally intervention proof and gives a “Screw You” to everyone in her life. It was bad enough when she hurled a snowglobe at Avery’s head for not handing her the baby, but she also showed up on the doorstep of JEFF FORDHAM asking him to take over her career. Jeff Fordham. You know — the guy who took advantage of her drunkenness nine months ago and their quickie broke up Javery? She fired GLEN, people! For Jeff! So I guess Jeff’s in charge now – I’m wondering if she signed the  same management deal as Layla which gives Jeff complete control of her including power of attorney? At the end of the episode, Juliette is opening for Luke Wheeler and maybe headed out on tour. While Avery and the baby are driving away with a packed bag. Could this be the end of Javery? Will the hormones wear off and Juliette realize what she’s done? And if she DID sign a horrible management deal with Jeff, surely it’s not legal because usually documents signed when one has “lost their ever-lovin’ mind” are not binding. But I’m not sure because I am not an attorney and this is a TV show. But I still sat there and cried.

Jeff and Layla’s Creepy Co-Dependent Relationship Escalates

I let my guard down and felt sorry for Jeff a few episodes back because it SEEMED like Jude St. John had given him the shaft and he SEEMED all sad and worried Layla was going to break his heart too, but methinks something else is going on entirely. Like, I think Jeff is a controlling freakshow stalker/manager. I had a hint things were getting creepy when he took drunk Layla’s phone and tweeted pics from Jade’s party, then the twitter war started. But when he had Layla sign that unbelievably psycho manager contract, I thought, “Uh oh.” Again, I’m not a lawyer, but when your manager has power of attorney and you are a 20-something person, something doesn’t feel right. Anyway, Jeff really gets in Layla’s head, won’t let her go online or take calls, and basically tells her she’s FAT! What?? But Jeff makes the mistake of leaving his pet alone, and when Layla hears the worried voicemail from Rayna, she gets an inkling about what’s happening outside in the real world. Finally, going online, she sees the pictures snapped outside of Jade’s party, and Layla loses HER ever-lovin’ mind. Loses her mind as in she busts up Jeff’s windshield with a golf club. It was great…until the two started hugging. WHAT? Co-dependent much? I now officially do not feel sorry for Layla. Or Jeff. I would have felt better about it all if she had clubbed him in the skull. Those two need counseling. And I think Layla has a drinking problem.

Will Lexington Comes Out

The truth set him free! I did not expect this from Will, especially with the press AND his homophobic father staring him in the face. But he did it and it was a great moment.

Teddy Conrad Hauled off in Cuffs by the Feds

Oh Teddy Conrad, this was the moment I’ve been waiting for! I admit I was a little disappointed last week when it looked like this deal with the U.S. Attorney was going to keep him from going to prison. But Teddy figured out the Feds were trying to trap Tandy (Rayna’s sister) and that her entrapment would destroy Rayna’s label and his daughters’ lives. I guess Teddy decided that snitches get stitches, and when he refused to turn on Tandy, the U.S. Attorney hauled his butt off immediately. It was awesome.

Transplant Surgery with Deacon and Beverly

Photo Credit: Mark Levine/ABC

Photo Credit: Mark Levine/ABC

The episode starts off with Deacon dreaming he’s in the grave while someone shovels dirt on top of him. And later he dreams that he flat lines during surgery. Meanwhile, Beverly is just THE WORST. She’s so hateful to Rayna it’s painful to watch. But when someone’s a liver match, you put on your happy face and get ‘er done.

The siblings go into surgery and it looks like Deacon’s nightmares are coming true. Someone flat lines but we don’t know if it’s Deacon or Beverly or both. And I’ve got to tell you, if Deacon is dead, or brain dead or anything bad, I just don’t know if I can deal.

Photo Credit: Mark Levine/ABC

Photo Credit: Mark Levine/ABC

For Nashville fans, the season finale has everything you could want. And it’s frustrating enough to set your DVR for September. Since we won’t know what’s going to happen until the fall, I guess I have time to let my fingernails grow back out.

Nashville returns this fall to ABC on Wednesdays at 10/9c.

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