ABC’s Nashville has continually delivered amazing cliffhangers whenever it goes on its midseason break, or for its season finale. On last night’s season three fall finale, there was much to talk about at the watercooler today!
First, Rayna James (Connie Britton) finally had her come to Jesus moment and decided literally right before her wedding to Luke Wheeler (Will Chase) to call it quits! Yup, it’s curtains for Ruke. Luke does not take it well, and goes postal when Rayna informs him of her decision when she realizes she has lost her way, and yeah, she kind of has to admit she is still not over Deacon!
And then there is poor Deacon (Charles Esten)! After hanging out in Memphis with Scarlett (Claire Bowen) to stay away from the Ruke wedding frenzy in Nashville, Deacon gets upset when on the TV in the Karoke bar he catches a report on the big country music wedding with his ex! Deacon tells Scarlett he doesn’t feel well, and leaves to go back to his hotel room. He looks at all the booze in the room. and we think he’s going to fall off the wagon. Later, Scarlett finds him unconscious on the floor. Once in the hospital, the doctor informs the duo that their was no booze in his system, but they uncovered something much more serious. Looks like good ole’ Deke might have liver cancer! Of course, just as he later reveals to Scarlett he doesn’t want anyone to know, looks like Rayna is on her way to see him.
But there was a wedding, just not the one you were expecting! Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) and Avery (Jonathan Jackson) tied the knots in a simple quick out-of-the-blue ceremony as the embattled exes found their way back together and will raise their baby… together!
However, buddy Gunnar (Sam Palladio) did not have such a good night. He found out he was duped! After having DNA testing to prove he is the bio-father for a custody hearing against his ex-girlfriend’s parents over little Micah, it is revealed that it was his deceased brother who was the baby daddy, not Gunnar! The shocked Gunnar turns to Scarlett for comfort after the revelation.
But, the darkest twists of the night belonged to reality couple in the closet Will Lexington (Chris Carmack) and bitter Layla (Audrey Peeples). Seems that Layla, who has been a mess since learning Will is gay and being made a fool of on the reality series, has been hitting hard on record mogul Jeff Fordham (Oliver Hudson). Will sees the duo getting cozy at this big bash they are all attending. Will tells Jeff to break things off with Layla as she is falling hard for the guy, and he wants her on tour with her. Jeff the tells Layla it’s over between them. Layla is devastated. Will ends up being hit on by another woman at the party, who after she throws in his face that she heard the rumors that he doesn’t like girls, the closeted man ends up having sex with her to which Layla happens upon. After seeing that … it’s the final straw. Layla overdoses on all the pills Jeff gave her, and combined with the booze, is found face-down in a pool. Will tells Jeff to call 911, but instead Jeff calls Teddy (Eric Close) for help.
So, what did you think of last night’s Nashville? Which cliffhanger moment was your favorite? Comment below!