4×1 “Can’t Let Go”: Scarlett and Gunnar discuss the almost-kiss; we find out who flatlined, surprising no one.

4×2 “Till the Pain Outwears the Shame”: Rayna recruits a new client.

4×3 “How Can I Help You Say Goodbye”: Everyone pretends to be upset about pulling the plug on Beverly.

4×4 “The Slender Threads That Bind Us Here”: Not available, but fun fact, it was directed by Joanna Kerns.

4×5 “Stop the World (And Let Me Off)”: Gunnar learns about Casual Dating, and Deacon and Scarlett say goodbye to Bev. Again.

4×6 “Please Help Me, I’m Fallin'”: Possibly the most literal title ever used on this show.

4×7 “Can’t Get Used to Losing You”: Everyone finds out what happened to Jeff.

4×8 “Unguarded Moments”: Gunnar brings Erin on tour, but it doesn’t go so well.

4×9 “Three’s a Crowd”: Rayna and Markus grow closer; Scarlett and Caleb try to make their long-distance relationship work.

4×10 “We’ve Got Nothing But Love to Prove”: Markus confirms that he is, in fact, the worst; Deacon has a secret plan.

4×11 “Forever and Always”: Not available yet

4×12 “How Does It Feel To Be Free?”: Layla and Avery grow closer; Maddie expresses her feelings; Rayna and Deacon take on a new protege.

4×13 “If I Could Do It All Again”: Rayna tries to help a troubled, talented young woman; Maddie and Cash get closer; Will tries to figure out how to relaunch his career.

4×14 “What I Cannot Change”: Juliette is back! Who cares what else happens?

4×15 “When There’s a Fire In Your Heart”: Scarlett and Gunnar go on tour with a volatile star; Juliette and Layla take very different approaches to moving their careers forward.

4×16 “Didn’t Expect It to Go Down This Way”: Cash and Maddie hatch an evil plan, and so does Juliette.

4×17 “Baby Come Home”: Rayna enlists Teddy’s help; Scarlett and Gunnar get locked in an elevator; Avery, Juliette, and Layla have Big Talks.

4×18 “The Trouble with the Truth”: Rayna and Deacon fight to keep Maddie at her emancipation hearing; Scarlett and Gunnar do an awkward interview.

4×19 “After You’ve Gone”: Maddie has a showcase; Layla and Avery get caught by paparazzi.

4×20 “It’s Sure Gonna Hurt”: Deacon and Rayna deal with their relationship; Scarlett comes to an epiphany.

4×21 “Maybe You’ll Appreciate Me Someday”: It all comes to an end with one gloriously crazy cliffhanger.

5×1 “The Wayfaring Stranger” Nashville returns to CMT. Rayna admits she’s lost, Juliette and Avery deal with the aftermath of Juliette’s crash, and Maddie and Daphne fight. Again.

5×2 “Back In Baby’s Arms” Rayna is convinced she has the answer to everything, Deacon’s hesitation be damned. Scarlett freaks out about Gunnar, Juliette searches for her rescuer, and Will receives the attentions of a creepy fashion designer.

5×3 “Let’s Put It Back Together Again” Juliette gets peed on; Maddie is the worst intern in the world; Avery clashes with a young singer he’s producing.

5×4 “Leap of Faith” Rayna gets herself a dumb old stalker; Kevin finally makes his exit; and Juliette and Avery sort things out, if you know what I mean.

5×5 “Love Hurts” Scarlett and Gunnar film a music video with the worst dude ever; Maddie and Clay get closer; and Rayna’s dumb stalker plotlines continue to plod towards their stupid-ass conclusion.


Juliette Barnes and the Tyranny of Motherhood: We look at how Juliette’s breakdown is rooted in real social inequalities.

All of the Nashville Characters’ Real-Life Counterparts: Because Juliette is totally an evil version of Taylor Swift.