Nashville Season 4 Episode 6 Review: Please Help Me, I'm Fallin

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In the name of country music and all that is holy, how could Nashville DO THIS? 

If you do not want to be spoiled for the events of Nashville Season 4 Episode 6, then you should turn away right now because this insane episode just killed off a major character! 


Who in the world could have seen that coming? Jeff has spent the majority of his time in Nashville being a no good, rotten, money-hungry asshole, who is rarely capable of doing the right thing by anyone. How completely crazy is it that his last act in life was to save the one person he usually cannot care less about?

I honestly feel a little ashamed of myself. I spent most of my commercial breaks during this episode talking about how selfish and manipulative Jeff was and how he just needs to die.


Sorry, Jeff.

In the end, he went and pulled a hero move and saved Juliette from taking a fatal fall off the roof. It's like he could hear me complaining about his lack of a moral compass and wanted to prove me wrong.

Poor Layla. She gave that staggering speech last week about how she loved Jeff in spite of all of their problems and now... I feel so sorry for that girl. Maybe she can channel her grief into some great music?

Juliette on the other hand, I don't feel sorry for at all.

After the rocky road that has been her post-partum journey, Juliette has finally run out of emotional poker chips to cash in, and I think we can all agree that she is persona non grata in the Nashville fandom. Even worse, the promo for Nashville Season 4 Episode 7 seems to show her denying any part in Jeff's "suicide." 

Let's just hope Colt can tell everyone the truth and give Jeff some peace, despite the fact that he probably could have blown right past a .08 on the BAC scale. 

It doesn't matter how much you care about her, if she doesn't care about herself.


Normally, I wouldn't want Juliette to go down for murder when it wasn't technically her fault, but dishonoring Jeff's memory that way? How much more of her self-destructive ways can we take?

Speaking of self-destructive ways, Markus Keene nearly trashed his shot at a solo career by acting like a rock star diva with Rayna. 

Like Jeff, Markus seemed like he was on a one way track to 'totally detestable character' land, right before he showed a glimmer of likability underneath his hardened exterior. And who knows, maybe my dreams that Markus and Layla will eventually get together aren't so far-fetched as I thought now that Jeff has... moved on (RIP, Jeff). 

Another plot we've moved on from -- hopefully -- is the Beverly Claybourne saga. 

After a tearful memorial in her honor, a beautiful tribute from Scarlett, and a final performance from the beyond for Beverly, we can finally put that story to rest. Deacon and Scarlett loved Beverly, and they now know that the best way to honor her memory is to continue to make music in her memory. 

Though Deacon's newest idea to buy into a bar in her memory might not be the greatest idea for a recovering alcoholic...

Finally, Will and his epic battle with the stress of coming out finally reached a turning point tonight, but not in a good way. 

That stage, that's the place I've always felt happiest.


Performing might be his dream, but Will has got to work through the logistics of how to make that work with his new gay identity before he can really tackle making it happen. And as much as I love Kevin's relationship with Will, maybe it's best if Will figures that out alone? 

We can't lose hope for a reconciliation just yet, but Kevin seemed pretty done with Will's moping. 

Other Thoughts:

  • Is anyone else not really feeling Luke and Gabriella's love story? 
  • Maddie and Colt are adorable together.
  • Oh, Gunnar. You are embarrassing.
  • Who gets Jeff's CEO position now? I nominate Glenn, he's awesome! 

Be sure to catch Jeff's swan song all over again when you watch Nashville online via TV Fanatic! 

Please Help Me, I'm Fallin Review

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Nashville Season 4 Episode 6 Quotes

Colt: She doesn't know, does she?
Maddie: What, that I love you?
Colt: I love you too.

That stage, that's the place I've always felt happiest.