6 Moments of Goodness from Nashville “Before You Go Make Sure You Know”
The NashvilleÂ 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 canâ€™t figure out whatâ€™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.Â Their animal attraction didnâ€™t quite suck them in so maybe Scarlett hasnâ€™t ruined her chances with the cutest oncologist on network television.
Julietteâ€™s Post-Partum Rampage
Juliette Barnes has always been a little cray but in the finale she has, as we say in Oklahoma, lost her ever-lovinâ€™ mind! Poor Avery doesnâ€™t know what to do with his wife who has completely detached herself from him and their sweet baby girl. She isnâ€™t sleeping, she is totally intervention proof and gives a â€œScrew Youâ€ to everyone in her life. It was bad enough when she hurled a snowglobe at Averyâ€™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 Jeffâ€™s in charge now â€“ Iâ€™m wondering if she signed theÂ 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 sheâ€™s done? And if she DID sign a horrible management deal with Jeff, surely itâ€™s not legal because usually documents signed when one has â€œlost their ever-lovinâ€™ mindâ€ are not binding. But Iâ€™m not sure because I am not an attorney and this is a TV show. But I still sat there and cried.
Jeff and Laylaâ€™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 Laylaâ€™s phone and tweeted pics from Jadeâ€™s party, then the twitter war started. But when he had Layla sign that unbelievably psycho manager contract, I thought, â€œUh oh.â€ Again, Iâ€™m not a lawyer, but when your manager has power of attorney and you are a 20-something person, something doesnâ€™t feel right. Anyway, Jeff really gets in Laylaâ€™s head, wonâ€™t let her go online or take calls, and basically tells her sheâ€™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 whatâ€™s happening outside in the real world. Finally, going online, she sees the pictures snapped outside of Jadeâ€™s party, and Layla loses HER ever-lovinâ€™ mind. Loses her mind as in she busts up Jeffâ€™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 Iâ€™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 (Raynaâ€™s sister) and that her entrapment would destroy Raynaâ€™s label and his daughtersâ€™ 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
The episode starts off with Deacon dreaming heâ€™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. Sheâ€™s so hateful to Rayna itâ€™s painful to watch. But when someoneâ€™s a liver match, you put on your happy face and get â€˜er done.
The siblings go into surgery and it looks like Deaconâ€™s nightmares are coming true. Someone flat lines but we donâ€™t know if itâ€™s Deacon or Beverly or both. And Iâ€™ve got to tell you, if Deacon is dead, or brain dead or anything bad, I just donâ€™t know if I can deal.
For Nashville fans, the season finale has everything you could want. And it’s frustrating enough to set your DVR for September. Since we wonâ€™t know whatâ€™s going to happen until the fall, I guess I have time to let my fingernails grow back out.
NashvilleÂ returns this fall to ABC on Wednesdays at 10/9c.
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