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Nashville Video: Juliette's Back! (But Avery Doesn't Share Our Excitement)

Dark chocolate. Watching your child take his or her first steps. Juliette Barnes’ homecoming.

What are: Things That Are Bittersweet?

Music City’s troubled diva makes her return in Wednesday’s Nashville (ABC, 10/9c), but Avery’s not exactly throwing a ticker tape parade in his ex-wife’s honor — though he’s definitely experiencing a bunch of of conflicting emotions in this exclusive sneak peek at the episode.

In the clip, Juliette comes looking for permission to spend more time with their daughter, Cadence. “I have done so much to overcome my addictions and my postpartum, and I’m so much better, I promise you,” she tells Avery.

He’s certainly moved… but will Mama Barnes be able to convince him that she’s the best person for their child to be around right now?

Press PLAY on the video above to see how the encounter ends, then hit the comments: Are you happy to have Juliette — and portrayer Hayden Panettiere — back?