Did anyone die in the season 3 finale? The answer to this question can be found when Nashville returns with its fourth season on Wednesday 23 September at 10pm EST on ABC. Episode 1 is titled Can't Let Go, where Rayna and family deal with the aftermath of Deacon's liver transplant.
The official synopsis reads as follows:
Steven Tyler guest stars as himself to sing a duet of "CRAZY" with Juliette Barnes. With Juliette's starring role in the Patsy Cline bio-pic, she is at an all-time career high, but is hitting a personal low. Meanwhile Avery, separated from Juliette, tends to baby Cadence at his parents' home in Texas. Rayna, along with her family and friends, grapple with the chilling aftermath of Deacon's liver transplant.
Click here to watch it online on ABC's website, or click here to watch it live via ABC Go. Fans will find out whether it was Deacon (Charles Esten) or his sister Beverly (Dana Wheeler-Nicholson) who flatlined in the season 3 finale. Executive producer Dee Johnson told TVGuide, "Nothing is going to be the same, obviously, after we come back. Certainly from a personal point of view, but also from a business point of view, because in addition to the cliff-hanger that we had, a lot of stuff changed in Rayna's business world too. ... She comes into this new world order having to kind of start from scratch again on a lot of levels."
After leaving Avery and Rayna's label for Luke, Juliette's career takes off but her personal life goes down the wire. Johnson said, "One of the things that we're exploring is the idea that, there's a public perception of how these people are living, and the private reality of it."
"And I think that those are going to be flip-flopped a little bit as we begin the season. ... I think she's still very much struggling with what she's sort of not dealing with. She has in the past and continues to throw herself into work, and probably more successfully than she ever has before," he added.