Despite the big excitement of country music’s biggest night — the Country Music Awards — not everything is happy on “Nashville.” Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) finds a letter from her mother that sheds some light on the previous episode’s murder-suicide. Rayna (Connie Britton) and Deacon (Charles Esten) start out having a great time at the awards, but they may not get a happy ending anyway. Meanwhile, Gunnar (Jonathan Jackson) tries to win back Scarlett (Clare Bowen), and the U.S. Attorney’s office comes after Teddy (Eric Close).
Need to see any of this for yourself? Here are photos from the “Nashville” finale.
Rayna meets Brad Paisley and his big hat at the awards show.
Is Brad proposing something?
Deacon doesn’t seem too pleased about what’s going on.
Does Deacon have a problem with Brad Paisley? Or his hat?
Rayna and Brad rock out on stage.
They’re getting along just fine.
Deacon may be getting jealous. He’s the one who plays back-to-back with Rayna!
Trouble in paradise?
At least Rayna thinks it was a good performance.
Juliette approaches her mother’s casket.
This must be both sad and awkward.
It looks like Rayna showed up for the funeral.
This is not a very well-attended funeral.
It’s kind of odd that Gunnar shows up at the funeral, isn’t it?
He doesn’t seem to be making her feel any better.
Can Rayna comfort Juliette?
The frenemies seem to be connecting a little at least.
The “Nashville” Season 1 finale airs Wednesday, May 22 at 10pm on ABC.