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We are still having panic dreams / rage blackouts about all the weeks Nashville was absent from our lives. But last night, we slept like a baby, knowing that tonight’s episode of the Music City show is indeed all new. Hoorah! Nashville Season 1, Episode 16, “I Saw the Light” will feature a whole mess of people — emphasis on mess — and drama to match.

Basically, Rayna (Connie Britton) responds to Maddie’s (Lennon Stella) brattitude by hauling her and lil sis Daphne (Maisy Stella) on the road with her. (Um, why didn’t our childhood punishment involve singing in front of thousands of screaming fans? Formative experiences, y’all.) Also along for the ride? Sister Tandy (Judith Hoag), who we’re sure will do a great job of helping Rayna and the girls keep calm in NYC. Not.

But Rayn-dog isn’t the only one keeping her fam close. Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) nabs herself a roadside hottie when hot sobriety counselor Dante (Jay Hernandez) hops on the tour bus to keep communication kosher between Jules and mama Jolene (Sylvia Jefferies).

Back in Nashville, Teddy (Eric Close) sketches it up with Peggy (Kimberly Williams-Paisley), who has an awkward interaction with Lamar (Powers Boothe), Scarlett (Clare Bowen) has to find a way to tell Gunnar (Sam Palladio) about her record deal, and a new neighbor comes into play.

See? We weren’t kidding. EVERYONE is doing something cray and we’ll be there to watch at 10/9c on ABC.

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