Nashville: 17 Moments to Remember from the Season 4 Finale

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Juliette's feistiness.

Scarlett's doe eyes.

Avery's loyalty.

Rayna's hair.

Like me, I know you would have missed all of these things, and more, had Nashville not been brought back for a fifth season.

Luckily, CMT heard, and answered, our prayers.

Read below to remind yourself of these important moments from the Nashville Season 4 finale before Nashville Season 5 airs a special sneak peek (the first hour of the official two hour premiere that will air on January 5) Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 9/8c on CMT.

If you have the time, you can watch Nashville online via TV Fanatic.

 

1. Scarlett Tells Gunnar She Loves Him & He Reacts Badly

Scarlett Tells Gunnar She Loves Him & He Reacts Badly
Scarlett finally admits to herself that she's in love with Gunnar and decides to tell him on the season finale. Unfortunately immediately after she does, her boss, the ridiculously annoying Autumn Chase, blurts out that she and Gunnar have been making beautiful music together (of the sexual variety) for the last two weeks. Scarlett is mortified and flees. When Gunnar finds her later, he accuses her of not really meaning it and trying to manipulate him. Ouch.

2. Juliette Comes Clean About Jeff's Death

Juliette Comes Clean About Jeff's Death
At first she didn't remember, then she didn't want to remember. On the season finale, Juliette finally comes clean about the circumstances surrounding Jeff's death. After being surprised by a reporter, Juliette confides in Glenn. Later, after an unknown source leaks the information to the media, Juliette does a sit down interview explaining everything. Hayden is so great in this episode as she sheds all of the lies, fear and shame of weeks past despite the consequences.

3. Layla's Lies Finally Catch Up With Her

Layla's Lies Finally Catch Up With Her
I actually liked Layla until she made it her mission to come between the beloved Juliette and Avery. For weeks, she subtly manipulated him as they went from strangers to co-songwriters to lovers. On the season finale Layla's lies finally catch up with her. Glenn confronts her first when he finds out that Juliette shared the circumstances of Jeff's death with her weeks earlier. Colt tells Luke that he also told her and Luke takes it upon himself to share this with Avery. When Avery confronts her she tries to lie again but he is having none of it. Poor Layla ends up alone with only her music to comfort her. CMT has announced that Layla won't return as a series regular but we have yet to see whether she will be a recurring character or just written out altogether.

4. Glenn Stands Up For Juliette

Glenn Stands Up For Juliette
I know Juliette and Glenn have had their ups and downs but I love that he somehow always ends up being there for her. He's the closest thing she has to a father figure. On the season finale, when Juliette confides in him about how she tried to commit suicide and Jeff saved her, he comforts her. Then when the information is released to the public and he finds out she previously told Layla, he puts two and two together and realizes that Layla was the one who leaked the information. Even though he also manages Layla, he accuses her of lying. Layla tries to say Juliette is the liar but he shuts her down and adamantly declares that he believes Juliette. You go, Glenn Coco-er Goodman.

5. Rayna Opens Up About Her Past Sexual Assault

Rayna Opens Up About Her Past Sexual Assault
When Maddie signs with a record label in New York Rayna is horrified to learn that she'll be working with a producer who had forced himself on her when she was a young, up and coming artist. She wants to reach out to Maddie to warn her but can't because of Maddie's emancipation. She finally decides to write an open letter that is published by the Huffington Post. This is easily something I could see happening in real life, especially today considering public opinion and concern for female rights and consent laws.

6. Will Stands Up To His Haters

Will Stands Up To His Haters
We know that Will has been struggling with his sexuality throughout the course of the show. During season 4 he made big strides towards acceptance but none were as great as what he did on the season finale. After being verbally attacked by Cynthia Davis, Will arranges a protest and concert outside her office. When she finally agrees to let him come on her show, he kills her with kindness and understanding.

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