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NASHVILLE Season Three Finale: A Flatline, A Coming Out, A Father and His Baby!



Wednesday night on the season three finale of Nashville, as the series had done in the past, they have left its viewers with an intense final minutes to leave us wanting more until the show returns for its just announced fourth season this fall!

Let’s break this down:  In the ultimate cliffhanger as Rayna (Connie Britton) and her children wait for news on Deacon’s (Charles Esten) life-saving liver transplant surgery,  Caleb (Nick Jandl)comes into the waiting room at the hospital and asks if he can have a moment with Rayna. Viewers just saw a harrowing few moments when someone flatlined in surgery, but we don’t know if it’s Deacon or his sister Beverly (Dana Wheeler-Nicholson) who is the donor to save his life! As Rayna gets up to listen to what Doc Caleb has to say, in the background on the TV monitor, Rayna’s former husband Teddy (Eric Close) has just been arrested and is being taken into custody via a breaking news report that she nor their daughters notices is happening!   Caleb then lowers the boom and says to Rayna, “I have some bad news”, and we fade to black!   Did Deacon die on the table?  Did Beverly?  Is the surgery a complete bust?

Then, as Juliette (Hayden Panetierre) went ahead and re-launched her recording and concert career, she continues with her postpartum depression disconnected from her husband Avery(Jonathan Jackson) and their newborn child Cadence. She even has a massive temper tantrum and all most hits her hubby and their baby when she grabs something off the bookshelves and aims it squarely at them!  Enough was enough for Avery when he learned she went to the man that Avery despises the most in the world, Jeff Fordham (Oliver Hudson).   The record executive along with Luke Wheeler (Will Chase) agreed to get behind Juliette’s career and resurrect it.   Avery is devastated that she is so out of control and put everything ahead of her new baby and him.  So, Avery decides to leave Juliette and takes their baby with him, but where is he driving to?  Can we just say no one cries and makes us feel his inner pain like Jonathan Jackson!

And there was the heartbreaking story of Will Lexington (Chris Carmack).  After a tabloid report with photos of him and his beau Kevin (Kyle Dean Massey)became public, Will needs this report that he is gay to go away and so he asks his boyfriend Kevin to lie for him in a press conference.  But in doing so, it’s clearly curtains for the duo.  Kevin does what he asks, then leaves.  When it’s his turn to address the press Will begins to confirm what Kevin said was true, and then he has a moment of truth.  He cannot lie anymore, and his father is even in the crowd.  Will admits he is gay.  Later, in one of the most touching scenes of the season finale, Will tells Kevin he loves him.  It was beautifully played by the talented Chris Carmack!

Elsewhere, Gunnar (Sam Palladio) and Scarlett (Claire Bowen) almost kissed after singing their new emotional tune together, and Layla (Aubrey Peeples) found out all about Jeff’s machinations of her and goes to demolish his car! But in the end it looks like these two destructive people just can’t get enough of each other!

Watch the final moments of the season finale below!  Then let us know,  what was your favorite moment in the season finale of Nashville?   Did Beverly or Deacon flatline?  What do you hope happens when the series returns next fall?   What did you think about the performances of Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson and Chris Carmack, who all had heavy emotional scenes in the finale?  Comment below!

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Deacon’s sister is just a nasty old bitch.

I hope it’s Beverly and not Deacon. It was a very good season finale.

Great show! Very excited about the renewal.

Good show. I enjoyed it. Avery has his baby, deacon can’t die. Beverly needs to go. Taking money for saving her brother ?”Do something with Scarlett’s hair PLEASE. She is a pretty girl but that hair is a disaster. Will should have come out. He looked like he wanted to jump off a bridge. Jeff needs to be shoved off one. Layla needs someone to tell her, wake up Jeff is scum.! Hopefully Juliette’s signing will be null and void because she is mental. Can’t sign anything when you are not sane. Happy it was renewed, I like the show. I can’t say that about any other soap.


Hayden Panettiere Reveals Filming ‘Nashville’ was ‘Traumatizing’; Writers Used Her Personal Struggles with Addiction, Postpartum as Storylines

Nashville and former Guiding Light star, Hayden Panettiere (ex-Lizzie, GL) opened up about her final seasons on the ABC country music primetime drama, where the show touched too close to home for the actress who played lead character, Juliette Barnes.

In an interview with The Messenger, Hayden shared that during the run of the show from 2012-2018, she feels that the writers, more often that not, pulled from her real life while crafting Juliette’s storylines.

Hayden said on the years she spent filming the series that it was “also very traumatizing because I felt like I was acting out my own life.”

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Previously, the actress had shared that her dependency on alcohol and opioids as a teenager led to her dependency in her adult life. In addition, Nashville told the story of Juliette’s postpartum depression, which also mirrored Panettiere’s experience who went through the same thing when her own daughter was born.

Explaining what went down behind the scenes, Hayden recalled: “Straight from the beginning, it was like, I’m dating a football player, (and then) Juliette dates a football player. And then they turned her into an alcoholic. Then they turned to her leaving her daughter and going to this crazy (place) in Europe, and it was very obvious.”

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The actress added, ‘They weren’t doing their homework. They weren’t creating new storylines. They were just looking at my life and going, ‘Oh, let’s just take what she’s going through and put our little spin on it.’ And then, ta-da! It’s done and done.”

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Hayden added that she didn’t have time to care of herself and the pain she was going through physically and emotionally, so she tried to watch mindless TV and shows to help her calm down. Panettiere also felt that when she knew she had to go back to the set of Nashville, she did, “anything to keep my mind off of that because I knew that next day I was going to be back at it again. I was like, tear central. I don’t even think on a soap opera that I cried as much (as I did) on Nashville.”

Hayden is set to make three upcoming appearances of her A Conversation With Hayden Panettiere live series in New York on February 23 and Washington D.C. on February 24.

So, do you think the Nashville writers literally stole creative ideas for the character of Juliette Barnes based on Hayden’s personal struggles? It certainly on paper seems so. Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Jonathan Jackson Reunites with Stars from ‘Nashville’ for New Tour Across the UK

He won five Daytime Emmys as General Hospital’s Lucky Spencer and now actor and musician, Jonathan Jackson is scheduled to head to the United Kingdom this fall, when he reunites with some of the cast of the former ABC primetime music city drama, Nashville.

Jackson shared on his Instagram, “This has been in the works for a while, and I’m thrilled to announce that the NASHVILLE cast and I are reuniting for a special UK tour this October. I’m excited about this!”


On Nashville, Jonathan Jackson starred for six season as Avery Barkley before the series concluded in the summer of 2018, after it moved from ABC to CMT for its final two seasons.

Joining Jonathan on the Nashville reunion tour are his former co-stars Clare Bowen, Charles Esten, and Sam Palladio. The fab four will play shows in Glasgow, Birmingham,  London, and Cardiff, as they tour the UK.

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If you are in the UK and wanted to get your tickets early, the presale is already underway.  The general sale tickets will become available tomorrow on Thursday, March 9, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Go to Gigs and to purchase.

With GH’s 60th anniversary just a few weeks away, do you wish somehow Jonathan Jackson was brought back just for even a little while to reprise his role as Lucky? Would you like to see the ‘Nashville’ tour here in the states? Comment below.


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GL and ‘Nashville’ Alum Hayden Panettiere Loses Her Younger Brother Jansen at 28-Years-Old

Just devastating news to report on Monday evening.  Hayden Panettiere’s (ex-Lizzie, Guiding Light, ex-Juliette, Nashville) younger brother Jansen Panettiere has died at only 28-years-old.

According to TMZ,  Jansen died over the weekend in New York.  His cause of death is not available, but there was no foul play suspected in Jansen’s death.  Police responded to a call and came to a residence at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday where they found Jansen.

As with his sister, Jansen was deep into his acting career and was only five years younger than Hayden.

Throughout his career he appeared in Even Stevens, The X’sTiger CruiseRacing StripesThe Martial Arts Kid, The Walking Dead, Major Crimes, and the holiday film Love and Love Not.

Less than 3 weeks ago, Jansen shared an adorable picture on his Instagram with his hair being cut by his big sister, Hayden.

Jansen is survived by Hayden and their parents, Lesley Vogel and Skip Panettiere.

Send your love and condolences to Hayden and her family on the sudden passing of Jansen via the comment section below.

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