Nashville resumes its fifth season run tonight in the US and time has moved on since the tragic events that concluded the first half of the season.
This article contains major spoilers for Nashville viewers outside of the US. If you want to avoid spoilers, stop reading right now.
In the mid-season finale Zach (Cameron Scoggins) put pressure on Deacon (Charles Esten) to complete his duets album with Rayna (Connie Britton). Not wanting to face reality, Deacon dipped back into his memories of Rayna and had a breakdown.
Rallying around him, Scarlett (Clare Bowen), Gunnar (Sam Palladio), Avery (Jonathan Jackson), Daphne (Maisy Stella), Maddie (Lennon Stella), Will (Chris Carmack) and Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) completed songs on the album, which eventually encouraged Deacon to get involved.
Meanwhile Juliette took Maddie to New York to capitalise on the attention she received at the CMT Awards but Maddie struggled after making a comment during an interview that was taken out of context.
Elsewhere The Exes got an opening slot for Margo Price and Scarlett revealed to Gunnar that she’s pregnant.
The next episode of the season is Back in the Saddle Again. Deacon strives to help Daphne pass her history class, but Daphne feels unmotivated. Juliette gives Maddie unsolicited advice about a song. Scarlett and Gunnar return from their tour.
Tune in to CMT tonight at 9/8c in the US to see the episode. Preview it with our gallery and the promo below: