It’s no secret that Nashville’s Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) is getting around this season, but what about her younger rival, Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere)? Country’s princess hasn’t been the same since her mama’s death last season, but fans are used to seeing Juliette with a bevy of suitors, some worthy and others not so much.
Now that Avery (Jonathan Jackson) is a part of her tour, many fans have wondered if Scarlett O'Connor's (Clare Bowen) ex is destined to hook up with Juliette anytime soon. While the duo’s sexual tension is undeniable, in Episode 3, “I Don’t Wanna Talk About it Now” — airing tonight at 10 p.m. ET — the songbird will make it clear that romance isn’t on the table for these two… yet.
Instead, it looks like romance is ahead for Jules thanks to a different dude. "Juliette always has a love life," executive producer Dee Johnson tells TV Guide. "I think it's probably a form of medication. Coming out of last season ...she is going into the zone of protecting her heart. If she's looking for romance, it's going to be the kind of romance that's not going to hurt her."
If we had to guess, we’d say the writers are saving the Juliette-Avery romance for when the country cutie is ready for a real relationship.
Even though Juliette, and Rayna for that matter, are clearly moving on from last season’s events, Deacon Claybourne (Charles Esten) isn’t as lucky.
Per TVLine, Deacon will spend tonight’s instalment “getting his life back on track and starting to face what growing up in an abusive household did to him.”
Do you feel sorry for Deke, or did he bring this upon himself?
Nashville Season 2, Episode 3:“I Don’t Wanna Talk About it Now” airs tonight, October 9, at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.
Sources: TVLine, TV Guide