The good news we can glean from these newly released Nashville season-finale photos: Rayna and Deacon appear to be in a good place for at least one moment in the episode, if their warm kiss and adoring gazes in the gallery below are any indication.
But just because Maddie’s not in these pictures doesn’t mean she’s out of mind — or episode, for that matter. The official synopsis for the May 25 installment (10/9c), titled “Maybe You’ll Appreciate Me Someday,” says: “Rayna resorts to drastic measures when she learns that Maddie has crossed paths with a duplicitous figure from her past. Juliette must choose how to publicly reckon with the truth of Jeff Fordham’s death—a decision that directly affects Layla. Scarlett and Gunnar consider parting ways as bandmates, and Will finally decides to do what he should have done long ago—step up as the leader of a cause and a community.”
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In the pictures, we see what looks like Daphne and Rayna’s performance at the foster kids benefit, Juliette looking fierce (and flying solo?) at the Oscars, and lots more Gunnar/Scarlett drama.
Click through the gallery below to get a taste of what’s ahead, then hit the comments: What would you like to see happen in the country-music drama’s season finale?