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Fug the Show: Nashville recap, series finale


Well, here it is: The last Nashville episode. I hate that it’s ending. I hate the way it ended. And I hate some of the things it did during its lifetime. But on the whole? And even so? I really loved this show. It did a LOT of small things right and a couple of big things brilliantly too. Like Deacon’s consistency, even when he was maddening. Like Maddie and Daphne, even when SHE was maddening. Like Will Lexington’s entire slow burn, and the redevelopment of Avery, and Juliette Barnes’ entire existence, and GLENN, sweet Glenn. That they created characters who feel SO familiar to me — who, to a man, I felt I knew well enough that I COULD get mad when I felt like they were acting unusually — is a wonderful rarity. And much like when Hart of Dixie departed, I’m going to miss them. It’s going to be awhile before I stop wondering what Juliette is doing. Long may Hayden Panettiere reign, even if it’s not here anymore.

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Fug the Show: Nashville, S4 E20, “It’s Sure Gonna Hurt”


In which our three central couples move their emotional chess pieces a little, and Layla gets REALLY plotty.

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Fug the Show: Nashville, S4 E19, “After You’ve Gone”


Poor, cancelled Nashville. The pitch from the former thirtysomething show-runners that they’d hired must have been weak. BUT, we shall stick it out until the miserable, bitter end anyway, in the hopes that they saw The End coming and saw fit to let Juliette win the day.

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Fug the Show: Nashville recap, S4 E18, “The Trouble With The Truth”


In this episode, Juliette finally gets out of her own way, while Deacon is unable to do the same. And I go on a rant about how this TOTALLY would not be the time Oscar nominations are coming out, because I am nothing if not someone who gets hung up on minutiae.

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Fug the Show: Nashville recap, “Baby Come Home” (S2 E17)


Much tongue is deployed in this episode, and I’m not sure how much of it will make any of you happy.

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Fug the Show: Nashville recap, S4 E16, “Didn’t Expect It To Go Down Like This”


Surprise! My jet lag is not bad, so I was able to bang out this recap in advance of tomorrow’s new episode. Juliette Barnes’s hair has never looked better; Layla Grant’s has never looked worse. If Avery judges by that, then this love triangle will be over before it starts. (That’s not a spoiler, by the way. The love triangle is still speculative.)

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Fug the Show: Nashville recap, S4 E15, “When There’s A Fire In Your Heart”


We get songs this week by Maddie and Juliette, the latter of which, yes, wrote it in like three minutes and had it arranged and everything. Elsewhere, Alicia Witt is conniving, Layla tees up some emotional blackmail, and Rayna is kind of the worst again, a bit.

Programming note: We are overseas next week, still posting here obviously but with VERY slim odds of being able to stream the episode. So the next Nashville recap will probably cover episodes 16 and 17 together, and run the week of April 25. DO NOT PANIC. I will be back, and won’t forsake you.

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