Forgive me – I have Nashville on the brain. I know I wrote last week about how I was closing out the last few episodes in the season… oh wait, series…. and now I’ve done so. Oh, and I’m also now actually IN Nashville, so I think this is an allowable time to be just a little bit obsessed with both Nashville, the city, and Nashville, the show. Either way, on to the point of this blog post: please, powers that be, bring the Nashville TV show back!
Please note: There are spoilers for the season (series?) finale of Nashville in this post.
That ending was not ok.
Seriously, as a fan of Nashville, I just can’t be left hanging like that. Don’t get me wrong – I’m happy about a few things. Some of the storylines wrapped up really well, though not necessarily with finality.
For example, Maddie came back home, yes, but what happens next? Will a legal battle ensue to get her out of the contract she signed? Will she be scared to really put herself out there as an artist after what happened? Will she eventually be able to perform the way she wants to? Will her relationship with her parents ever be the same again?
On that note, Rayna and Deacon have made up, but I think they’ve still got a long road ahead before things will really be back to “normal”. They’ve both just now fully committed to the decision to work on it, which is a good thing… but doesn’t mean that there won’t be ensuing drama.
And what on earth happened to Vita? Or is this supposed to mirror real life, where girls like that can disappear and be forgotten?
But on to Scarlett and Gunnar… YES! SO, SO, SO happy about this. But I feel like there’s still so much more to tell. They’re fired from Autumn’s tour, so what will be their next big adventure? Not to mention, doesn’t Autumn seem like she might be a little bit the vindictive type? I’m pretty sure that could make for some excellent storylines.
I was happy to see that Luke redeemed himself at the end of the show, and his life is coming back together after a particularly low time. He’s done some soul searching and realized the type of man he wants to be; a lesson learned from his own son. He stood up for Will in the face of adversity and I loved watching him fight for what is right.
Speaking of Will, at the end of the season he was finally coming into his own. Yes, he and Luke made some progress as far as putting a gay musician out in the country world, but there’s still so much more I’d like to see happen for him. This storyline was a really interesting one to follow because it really is such a topical issue in the world today. Seriously, there is so much potential to continue to develop here.
Layla. I don’t even know what happens next for poor, tortured, conniving Layla Grant. But I can tell you that I want to continue to watch her spiral and self-destruct.
And Avery and Juliette. What can I say? This is just not an ok way to end a series. After so much drama, and putting each other through hell, these two were finally making their way back together. I truly believe that these two have both grown as people and might be ready to put each other, and their daughter first. I CANNOT GO ON WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. AND JULIETTE BETTER NOT BE DEAD, DAMMIT!
I’ve loved watching Nashville, from the very first season. One of the things that I think is most interesting about this show is the way that almost every character has felt like a hero at some point, and like a villain at others. Avery was absolutely horrible at the beginning of the show. He was terrible to Scarlett, and just generally an awful person. But as time went on, we got to see more of him, and he started to grow up. By this last season, Avery had become one of my favourite characters… and he is so calm, smart, talented, and incredibly caring. These are not words that I would have used to describe him previously.
And I feel this way about many of the characters on the show. The way each has been portrayed, flaws and all, means that there are no “good guys” or “bad guys”. Pretty well everyone has been redeemed in some way, or has a background that they have fought through to become the people they are today.
So I need to hear more about these people. Save the Nashville TV show, world! It’ll be worth it.