Juliette had to face tremendous grief during the season 1 finale of “Nashville.” The episode entitled “I’ll Never Get Out of this World Alive,” which aired Wednesday, May 22 at 9 p.m., really showed her pain and the emotional battle raging within her over the loss of the woman who both meant the world to her and caused her the most heartache.
In last week’s episode, Juliette was about to experience utter humiliation at the hands of Dante, who threatened to release a video of them having sex unless she paid him off. Jolene, Juliette’s mom couldn’t bear to see her daughter abused like this so she took matters into her own hands. After tricking Dante into giving her the SD card, she shot and killed him and then purposely overdosed on Oxycodone in order to spare Juliette any further heartache.
Juliette didn’t know her mother’s intentions, only that she had killed Dante and then herself after falling off the wagon. In her anger, she railed against everyone.
Deacon, who was dealing with issues of his own, stopped by to offer support and she slammed the door in his face. She screamed at her agent, personal assistant and the record company exec when they tried to tell her not to make an appearance at the CMA’s.
Finally, she went to the funeral home to see her mother and had a heart to heart talk with her, although rather one-sided.
The next day, her manager dropped by to give her the CMA she’d won and to console her. At the funeral, she had another heart to heart talk, this time with Rayna and revealed some of the pain she suffered growing up as Jolene’s daughter.
Later, she receives a letter in the mail from her mother. It explained what Jolene did and why she did it. Juliette is filled with a sense of bittersweet joy at Jolene’s ultimate sacrifice and arranges a small memorial service at the Bluebird Café. She calls and invites Deacon. Everyone in Juliette’s life attends and she fulfills her mother’s one swish – to see her sing at the famous bar. Meanwhile, Gunnar and Scarlett are addressing their relationship issues. Rayna and Deacon leave to discuss their problems while driving and end up in a worse situation. And Teddy learns Peggy has a new reason to remain in his life.
Stay tuned for info on Season 2 as it becomes available.
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