Look, we’re going to be honest. We’re feeling a little hot and cold about Nashville right now, and here’s why: we’re pretty sure that the darling connection between Scarlett (Clare Bowen) and Gunnar (Sam Palladio) is about to get effed in Season 1, Episode 18 “Take These Chains From My Heart.” We hope we’re wrong, but we need you to be the judge.
Besides Gunnlett’s epic stubborn love (The Lumineers!), there’s even more going on with the pairs and triangles and squares and... all the shapes of messy connection. So, scroll down through the pictures and tell us your best guesses of what’s coming up next on Nashville when the show returns on May 1.
Rayna: “I kissed Liam. We went to second base. Does that make me slutty?”
We know Rayna’s (Connie Britton) talking to her sister, but we’ll answer this one: nope. We’ve seen Liam (Michiel Huisman) with Ray, and their chemistry is incredible. Considering Deacon (Charles Esten) has a girlf for now, we’re all for a little more of this...
Voiceover: “Nashville’s ablaze with hot new love.”
Let us guess: something less than ideal is coming.
Jolene: “I need to talk to you and I’m sure that he knows why.”
Will (Chris Carmack) is now a permanent member of Gunnar’s band? Well, that’s an interesting development. Does that mean Scarlett is out? And that crowd is chock-full of chicks, but where is the blonde haired ingenue he’s called his girlfriend for the last few episodes?
Hot redhead: “Here’s my number.”
Back off, Kristen Stewart’s red-haired twin. BACK THE FORKS OFF.
Scarlett: “You wanna tell me what’s going on?”
We’ve heard in interviews that Gunnar is headed even farther down a dark road. Hanging with Will all the time may not be the best thing for his relationship with Scarlett. Time to make a hard choice, dude.
Voiceover: “There’s only three more episodes until the sizzling season finale.”
Natch, Deacon’s watching from the wings. But what is he feeling — jealousy because he loves Rayna, or is he just worried because of Liam’s reputation?
Stacey: “Do you still have feelings for her?”
Like we said, Deacon needs someone who can look at him like this and size him up in just one glance.