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Color us confused. The last time we saw Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) interacting with the plebes on Nashville, she was brushing off Avery Barkley’s (Jonathan Jackson) friendly chatter at an Edgehill party. So, when we saw pics of her joking around with Gunnar Scott (Sam Palladio) in pics for Season 1, Episode 14, “Dear Brother,” we were baffled.

What’s going on here? Here are a couple scenarios:

1) At the birthday party Juliette plans for Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten), the tiny pop-country princess hears that Gunnar can sing and that he and Scarlett O’Connor (Clare Bowen) might be signing with Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton), and decides to get him on her team instead.

2) Juliette decides that Avery may actually be okay, with his brand new $100K check, and finds out he used to date Scarlett. To get recon, she consults with Gunnar. When she finds out Gunn punched Avery out because he’s a total douchebag, she moves on to him instead.

3) None of the above. What? These are behind the scenes shots, and it’s possible that Hayden and Sam are just chatting between scenes. But judging by how beautifully framed this shot is, we’re betting there’s a little more to it.

What do you think is happening? Weigh in below.

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