Here at EW, Fall TV Wish List is a new weekly series in which our TV critics Melissa Maerz and Jeff Jensen weigh in on what they hope the coming season will bring for some of their favorite shows. Today: ABC’s Nashville, which premieres its second season on Sept. 25.
WHERE WE LEFT OFF
Not much happened in the season finale—just a car crash, a funeral, a marriage proposal, a paternity test surprise, a sex tape scandal, a blackmail attempt, a pregnancy confession, and a spectacular, puking-into-potted-plants-after-13-years-of-sobriety whiskey bender. Oh, and Brad Paisley performed on the CMAs! Whew! To recap: Deacon (Charles Esten) learned that he shared DNA with Maddie (Lennon Stella), cashed in his AA tokens, and rolled his SUV with Rayna (Connie Britton) inside. (DNA + AA + SUV = WTF?) Gunnar (Sam Palladio) got down on one knee for Scarlett (Clare Bowen). Peggy (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) told Teddy (Eric Close) that she’s having his baby. And Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) buried her mother, Jolene (Sylvia Jefferies), who killed herself to save her daughter from blackmail and a leaked sex tape. (Long story.) It couldn’t get soapier if Jolene had risen from her coffin to play the theme song from All My Children on her ukulele.