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Season Two
Season Two, Episode 1-22
Nashville (Season 2)
First Aired September 25, 2013
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Season Two of Nashville premiered on ABC on September 25, 2013 and concluded, officially, on May 14, 2014.  The season focuses on the aftermath of Rayna and Deacon's car crash.  Having learned the truth about her paternity, Maddie wants to get to know Deacon better. The marriage between Teddy and Peggy goes ahead, but the latter fakes a miscarriage in order to prevent Teddy from discovering that she lost the baby earlier. Tandy discovers that Lamar may have been responsible for her mother's death.

Meanwhile, Rayna is determined to buy herself out of her Edgehill contract. Juliette encounters an English billionaire who becomes smitten with her, which leads to a hostile reception from the press.  A talent show runner-up arrives in Nashville and immediately comes to blows with Juliette. Scarlett becomes smitten with Liam McGuinnis when Rayna asks him to help produce Scarlett's new album.  The return of her mother unleashes memories of her childhood.

Cast

Main Cast

Guest Stars

Co-Stars

Episodes

Image Title Original Airdate U.S. Viewers
(in millions)
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1. "I Fall to Pieces" September 25, 2013 6.50

Plot: After the crash, Rayna is in a coma and Deacon is left to wait on his pending jail sentence. Teddy is still shell-shocked about Peggy's pregnancy and struggles to understand where he belongs... Is it by Rayna's side with his daughters? Meanwhile, Maddie grapples with the revelation that Deacon is her father and, feeling alone, turns to Juliette, unwittingly revealing the details of what happened before the traumatic crash. And Gunnar and Scarlett's relationship becomes even more complicated after the proposal, so they turn to their friends, Will and Zoey, for support.

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2. "Never No More" October 2, 2013 5.98

Plot: Edgehill has appointed a new chief, Jeff Fordham. He's powerful, sexy and on a mission to place the label back on top. That means it's time to reveal his vision for the future. The question is - who will be part of it? Rayna has returned from her hiatus and the plan includes her own label, with Will and Scarlett attached. Though Jeff seems supportive, he has a different agenda. Juliette meets with the chief to discuss her new mature sound and look. She details her passion to grow and her natural desire to be taken more seriously as an artist. Jeff could care less. In the meantime, a reality show vixen is the talk of the town and posing a new threat to Juliette's career.

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3. "I Don't Wanna Talk About It Now" October 9, 2013 5.84

Plot: Rayna's divorce from Teddy is final as each embarks on a new path that brings them back to some familiar territory. Liam returns to help Rayna complete her album, and Peggy engages in a plan to win Teddy back. Juliette takes a high-paying private gig at a billionaire couple's anniversary party, but she soon discovers her host is interested in more than just her musical abilities. Deacon's troubled past with his own father casts a shadow over his impending relationship with Maddie, and Will and Scarlett undergo makeovers for the Stockholders Showcase.

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4. "You're No Angel Yourself" October 16, 2013 5.76

Plot: Rayna leaves Juliette in a lurch when she decides she needs to cancel the remainder of the tour. Teddy proposes to Peggy and asks her to be discreet around the girls, but when Maddie sees her grandmother's ring hanging from Peggy's neck, the charade is up. She is confused and hurt and finds herself turning to an unlikely friend. Tandy uncovers more troubling information about Rayna and her mother's death, but her attempt to share the discovery with Rayna is hijacked by Maddie's reaction to Teddy and Peggy's engagement. Deacon discovers that he has more in common with Megan than just his case.

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5. "Don't Open That Door" October 23, 2013 5.46

Plot: In advance of a benefit concert starring all of Edgehill's best acts, label head Jeff Fordham (Oliver Hudson) demands that his new artists sell themselves as hot, sexy personas - which is a major struggle for Scarlett, and Layla knows it. Since Rayna is unsure about her future as a singer, she plots to buy out Edgehill's rights to her music, and Gunnar and Avery decide to record new songs with Zoey, Scarlett's best friend. However, by the end of the concert night, nothing will be the same.

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6. "It Must Be You" October 30, 2013 5.25

Plot: Rayna sets the record straight on all things personal and professional in a candid interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts. Determined to be her own boss, Rayna attends the Belle Meade Polo Match to seek out investors for her own label, Highway 65, but is surprised by the reaction from Nashville's elite. Meanwhile, Juliette, who is also at the event, runs into Charlie Wentworth, and Luke Wheeler and Deacon have an awkward encounter. With her life about to change dramatically, Scarlett leans on Avery for advice, and Teddy announces to the press that he and Peggy are getting married.

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7. "She's Got You" November 13, 2013 5.52

Plot: As Teddy's wedding day nears, Maddie feels lost and tells Rayna she wants to get to know Deacon better, forcing Rayna to confront Deacon about stepping up to co-parent. Luke Wheeler commiserates with Rayna about the challenges of exes and parenting. While on tour in Texas, Juliette angers a lecherous but very influential radio DJ who starts promoting Layla at Juliette's expense. Deacon tries to find his way back to music and discovers an unexpected ally in Avery. While on a date with Layla, Will runs into Brent on a date with a new man, and Gunnar finds himself in a power position in his singing and songwriting.

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8. "Hanky Panky Woman" November 20, 2013 5.75

Plot: Rayna joins Scarlett on the road for her first tour date with Luke Wheeler and is blindsided when Deacon confronts her about putting too much pressure on Scarlett too soon. Jeff goes to war against Rayna on control of the album she produced with Liam, and Juliette makes a decision about Charlie Wentworth. Gunnar struggles to write a song for a major artist, and gets help from Scarlett, sparking an idea for Rayna that could potentially be liberating for her and life-changing for Gunnar.

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9. "I'm Tired of Pretending" December 4, 2013 5.70

Plot: Maddie wants to spend more time with Deacon and Teddy begins to feel like he's being replaced. Rayna is struggling to strike the right balance with the two dads and their fatherhood responsibilities. Meanwhile, Lamar makes a plea to Rayna to secure Tandy's support as a character witness. Charlie has declared his love for Juliette but she couldn't be more distracted by the fact that Layla's career is stealing some of her spotlight. Zoey and Avery make plans to visit Scarlett on the road in an effort to boost her spirits, though that feeling may be short-lived.

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10. "Tomorrow Never Comes" December 11, 2013 5.18

Plot: Juliette is the main act at Teddy's first annual Music City Festival, but the blowback by the fans and press over the Wentworths throws her for a loop and drags down the event. She demands that Glenn find out who leaked career-killing gossip to the tabloids so she can get ahead of the bad press by calling them out. Rayna is determined to buy herself out of her Edgehill contract once and for all, even though Tandy and Luke counsel otherwise. Should she risk all her assets on Highway 65? Deacon and Gunnar find themselves marginalized at the Festival and team up to to put on an unauthorized show, and Scarlett is freezing out Zoey and Gunnar but drawing closer to Avery. However, by evening's end, someone will be gone forever.

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11. "I'll Keep Climbing" January 15, 2014 5.10

Plot:  Peggy is revealed to have been killed by a disgruntled unemployed man, whose intended target was Teddy.  Will is nowhere to be found, which concerns Brent and Layla, but Gunnar eventually locates him in the woods nearby.  He tells Will to pull himself together, and that he's there for him if he needs a chat. Kelly Clarkson wishes to record a song that Gunnar and Scarlett wrote, but Scarlett bottles during their meeting. Juliette's reputation takes another blow as creative video editing shows her proclaiming there is no God, so she turns to Layla to help clear her name.  Rayna's bought herself out of Edgehill, but the pressure to succeed is greater than ever.  Deacon struggles to write during his sobriety and finds help from Maddie and Daphne.

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12. "Just for What I Am" January 22, 2014 5.03

Plot: Scarlett sings ‘Free’ in concert with Zac Brown, but the demands of fame are burning her out. Rayna asks Deacon to help write a much-needed hit for her new album, and it's like old times.  At Edgehill's #1s party, Scarlett gives Gunnar the cold shoulder and later tells Rayna how Deacon will follow her every command, so Rayna and Deacon agree to cool off their contact for the time being. Concert venues are dropping from Juliette's tour and Jeff is furious, so he tells Juliette to apologize for her blasphemous comment or she'll be dropped.  After failing to get a response to his phone calls, Avery calls to see Juliette to find her passed out on her bed.  He tries to cheer her up by taking her busking, and it seems to work as she later requests that they write a song together.  Zoey is bruised by Gunnar's inattention when he gets an invitation to co-write from Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts.  Teddy discovers that the man who killed Peggy was a former employee of a subsidiary of Wyatt Industries, and believes Lamar had something to do with her murder.  Rayna and Luke decide to make their relationship official.

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13. "It's All Wrong, But It's All Right" January 29, 2014 5.28

Plot: Jeff expects Juliette to formally apologize for her behavior during her Grand Ole Opry ceremony, but when she takes to the stage she ignores the teleprompter and performs "Don't Put Dirt on My Grave Just Yet", which angers him so he tells her she's no longer part of Edgehill. Luke introduces Rayna to a power player that could help her get her distribution deal off the ground, and then surprises her with a NASCAR wrapped in Rayna Jaymes' graphics.  However, she soon discovers that the distribution deal means that Juliette will no longer have a place on his shelves. Deacon discovers his record deal might not be what he expected and Scarlett's collaboration with Liam gets off to a rocky start, but she finally finds her creative side with the help of some prescription drugs. Layla decides to seek help with songwriting from Gunnar, but he ends up upsetting her, leading to a confrontation with Will, in which he advises Will to tell Layla the truth.  Will and Layla discover they aren't all that different and find comfort in one another's company. Teddy will stop at nothing to reveal Lamar's connection to Peggy's death.  Tandy is arrested for failing to testify at Lamar's hearing, but Teddy is not pleased when a news report announces that he is set to be released from prison. 

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14. "Too Far Gone" February 5, 2014 5.16

Plot: Lamar arrives home from prison but gets the cold shoulder from Tandy.  Teddy tells Rayna that Lamar was responsible for Peggy's death, and Tandy confesses that he was responsible for their mother's death.  Rayna confronts him to demand the truth, and he reveals that her mother was having an affair with Watty and lost control of her car when she tried to leave.  Rayna tells him he will never see Maddie and Daphne again.  Meanwhile, having spent the night together, Juliette hides out at Avery's apartment but he tells her she will have to face the world sometime.  Deacon finds out that Teddy is one of Megan's clients and feels she's only with him as she feels sorry for him.  Will is not satisfied with the demos given to him and asks Jeff to sack Brent.  Zoey is turned down for an audition, but refuses to give up and returns later with a demo.  Scarlett's change in mood seems to baffle everyone.  Deacon performs at the Bluebird and tells Avery and Juliette they look good together.  Lamar confronts Teddy and suffers a fatal heart attack, as Teddy looks on.

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15. "They Don't Make 'Em Like My Daddy Anymore" February 26, 2014 4.77

Plot: Liam and Scarlett play 'Black Roses' for Rayna, and she loves it.  She receives numerous phone calls from Teddy but they go unanswered.  Teddy visits Rayna to tell her that Lamar passed away, and Maddie and Daphne are devastated.  Maddie contacts Deacon, and he visits Rayna who reassures him she's fine.  Teddy holds a press conference to announce Lamar's death, but later reveals to Megan that he did nothing to help while Lamar had his heart attack.  Avery plays his tweaked version of "Don't Put Dirt on My Grave Just Yet" for Juliette, and shows her a positive review from the 'New Yorker'.  The song catches the ear of high-powered, hit-making producer, Howie V, and her brings her to LA to record it with a live orchestra and do a photoshoot with 'Rolling Stone' magazine.  However, Glenn feels sidelined and decides to return to Nashville.  Deacon asks Avery, Gunnar and Zoey to be his backup at a gig, which proves to be a success.  After performing with him at the Bluebird, Avery, Gunnar and Zoey decide to form a trio.  Scarlett feels alone and shares a kiss with Liam.  Juliette tells Glenn that she doesn't want to move away from being a country singer, and can't do it without him.  Following Lamar's memorial service, Rayna finally comes to terms with everything that's happened and breaks down, as Tandy and Teddy look on.

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16. "Guilty Street" March 5, 2014 5.09

Plot: After performing 'Don't Put Dirt on My Grave Just Yet', major pop labels are vying to sign Juliette, overwhelming Avery  They go to a fancy restaurant to celebrate and receive an expensive bottle of champagne from Jeff.  Juliette storms over to his table and slams the bottle down, telling him where to go.  However, he offers her a new deal with Edgehill with Avery as her writer, but after much deliberation she turns it down. Rayna discovers Tandy’s been bouncing checks for 'Highway 65', which affects Rayna’s ability to sign new artists.  Will tries to boost Layla's career but only makes matters worse between him and Jeff.   Deacon runs into an old friend, Ruth Bennett at an AA meeting, but rejects her advances as he's with Megan.  While clearing out Peggy's belongings, Teddy discovers medication that she took for her miscarriage, and confesses to Megan that he thought he knew Peggy but was wrong.  They end up sleeping together. Rayna catches Scarlett and Liam together and advises him to end their relationship, so he tells her he's leaving for Tokyo.  Tensions between Gunnar and Avery arise ahead of their first gig with Zoey.  Juliette asks Rayna if she will sign her to 'Highway 65' as a means of resurrecting her career and Rayna agrees.

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17. "We've Got Things to Do" March 12, 2014 5.07

Plot: As she prepares to join 'Highway 65', Juliette tells Rayna that she wants to release 'Don't Put Dirt on My Grave Just Yet' as a digital download, but Rayna has other ideas.  Will learns that Juliette is dropping him from her tour, and also discovers that Brent is now Layla's manager.  Scarlett tells Rayna that she wants Avery to produce her new album, which causes tension between him and Juliette.  At the 'Highway 65' label party, Juliette starts to feel that she is being upstaged by Rayna’s up-and-coming talent, and sabotages the event by taking to the stage to announce that she is now on the label. Luke offers Deacon a supporting slot on his upcoming tour alongside Will.  However, Deacon is more concerned with Megan's behavior and she tells Teddy to leave her alone.  Meanwhile, Maddie becomes fixated on her music, ignoring her studies, and when she tells Teddy she wants to live with Deacon he grounds her.  Layla believes Will is not reciprocating her feelings, but he ends up proposing to her and she says 'yes'.  Gunnar feels like he is the only one truly interested in the band, and Zoey is turned down as a backup singer.

218
18. "Your Wild Life's Gonna Get You Down" March 26, 2014 5.19

Plot: Rayna plays a mini-set on Luke's tour, and her girls meet his teenage son, Colt,  who has a big social media following.  They find they don't share musical tastes but Colt is impressed when they do a duet and records a video.  However, Luke orders him to take the video off his website.  Rayna discovers Maddie's video and tells her to take it down as she only wants to protect her.  Teddy forbids Maddie from attending Deacon's concert and later comes to blows with Deacon when Deacon discovers the truth about him and Megan.  He then breaks up with her. Juliette is angered when Avery misses her set as he's busy helping Scarlett and takes it out on her.  While they attend the after show party, she becomes suspicious of Scarlett's behavior, saying it's similar to how her mother was.  Jeff questions Will about why he's marrying Layla and later asks Gunnar if Will is gay.  Will and Layla decide to have a shotgun wedding and it goes ahead without a hitch, in spite of Gunnar's refusal to be his best man.  Luke discovers that Deacon is Maddie's biological father, but tells Rayna he will support her.

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19. "Crazy" April 2, 2014 5.18

Plot: Maddie's news goes viral and stirs a media frenzy including being a "Hot Topic" on 'The View'. Luke thinks a friend of Colt's may have put the video online. When the press show up outside Deacon's house, Rayna gets worried he has returned to his old ways as he isn't returning her calls. She and Luke locate him at the house that she and Deacon had bought before she discovered she was pregnant with Maddie. Deacon refuses to have anything to do with Teddy since he slept with Megan, but Rayna tries to manage the fallout by going on 'Good Morning America' where Deacon admits that she and Teddy have done a good job raising Maddie. Gunnar is shocked when he receives a large royalty check and wants to treat Zoey, so he arranges a recording session. A gig promoter phones but only wants to see Gunnar if he gets the band back together. When Juliette faces more empty seats on her tour, she reaches out to Charlie Wentworth for a favor, but he sees it as a means of getting back with her, so Avery tells him to back off. Scarlett's mother, Beverly, surprises her daughter in San Francisco. However, she soon shows her true colors, becoming abusive after Scarlett sings 'Black Roses' to her, and things take their toll when Scarlett has a meltdown on stage.

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20. "Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad" April 30, 2014 4.62

Plot: After Scarlett's meltdown on stage, Avery comes to the rescue. Juliette says to get the jet ready to fly Scarlett back home so the media won't find out or show up. The next day in Nashville Rayna, Deacon and Bucky are all waiting for the at the airport. Even though Rayna is not blaming Juliette, Rayna says that it wasn't the best idea to send Scarlett on tour with Juliette. When the plane arrives they check on Scarlett and send her to a clinic to help get everything out of her system. While Gunnar shows Zoey the house that he bought Avery calls Zoey to tell her about Scarlett. At Will's rehearsal Layla shows up with a reality TV producer saying that they should do a reality TV together. Later on Gunnar meets with Jeff who is starting a publishing division at the label and offers him to come to the company. Gunnar tells Jeff that word around town is that Edgehill is struggling after losing Rayna and Juliette. Jeff tells him that he'll have access to even more royalties and not to blow more opportunities with A-list talent like Kelly Clarkson. Gunnar replies that he wasn't the one who blew it, Not liking Jeff calling Scarlett crazy, Gunnar defends her and walks off. Scarlett comes to the decision that she doesn't want this and Rayna says that she will release her from her contract. That night at the BMI party Gunnar catches Jeff and Juliette emerging from their hookup.

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21. "All or Nothing with Me" May 7, 2014 4.70

Plot: While Rayna is in a meeting with broadcasters Bucky interrupts and informs her that Luke, who is in Afghanistan, was injured when the convoy he was in was hit by an IED. Rayna flies to New York so she can be there for him when he arrives. Luke is beating himself up that he wasn't able to to give the troops a show because of the accident so Rayna suggests that they should do a show live from Fort Campbell and simulcast it to all of the troops. Meanwhile Juliette feels guilty for sleeping with Jeff, Deacon and Maddie spend time together, and production starts on Will and Layla's reality show which Gunnar refuses to be apart of. Avery apologizes to Juliette for being focused on Scarlett's recovery and reassures her that she is the one who he loves. When Luke hears that Juliette will be performing at the show he is not happy. Juliette hears him say this to Rayna and says that she will not sing though it won't stop her from meeting the troops. Luke overhears her saying to a soldier that she is there because her father was a Blackhawk pilot who died when she was four and asks her to sing. The two end up singing together. The show starts by First Lady Michelle Obama thanking the troops via satellite and Kellie Pickler also performs. Deacon asks Teddy to tell him what Maddie's birth was like and Rayna and Deacon join Maddie and Daphne onstage to perform.

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22. "On the Other Hand" May 14, 2014 5.24

Plot: Before Rayna heads out to New York to do her album promo on GMA Bucky informs that she has been bumped for Will who is also releasing an album the same day as her thanks to Jeff. Desperately needing her album and label to be successful, Teddy is able to book 'LP Field' for her to do a show. Juliette comes to Rayna asking out of her contract saying it was a mistake signing with her but Rayna tells her no and that she will performing at the show at LP too. Deacon puts on a show for the Sober House and Maddie wants her mom to sign her. Afraid that Jeff will be the one telling Avery that he and Juliette slept together, Zoey and Gunnar are the ones after Avery senses something going on with them. Avery goes to break up with her and Juliette pleads him to not to. When Rayna and Luke get done singing "Ball and Chain", Luke asks Rayna to marry him, she accepts. Scarlett says goodbye to Gunnar before leaving town but he tells her not to. Will comes home and rips all the cameras off the wall so he can tell Layla that he is gay, unaware a hidden camera in the clock has captured the confession. Deacon goes to see Rayna and tells her not to marry Luke because he knows how to love her now, gives her a ring and kisses her before leaving.

Episode List

Episode Directed by Written by
I Fall to Pieces Michael Waxman Dee Johnson
Never No More Callie Khouri Callie Khouri, Meredith Lavender & Marcie Ullin
I Don't Wanna Talk About It Paul McCrane Tyler Bensinger
You're No Angel Yourself Julie Hébert Wendy Calhoun
Don't Open That Door Michael Grossman Dana Greenblatt
It Must Be You Monica Macer Kate Woods
She's Got You Mario Van Peebles Debra Fordham
Hanky Panky Woman Eric Stoltz David Gould
I'm Tired of Pretending Kevin Dowling David Handelman
Tomorrow Never Comes Patrick Norris Meredith Lavender & Marcie Ullin
I'll Keep Climbing Callie Khouri Tyler Bensinger
Just for What I Am Stephen Cragg Ben St John & Mollie Bickley St John
It's All Wrong, But It's All Right Bethany Rooney Debra Fordham
Too Far Gone Patrick Norris Monica Macer
They Don't Make 'Em Like My Daddy Anymore Patrick Norris Monica Macer
Guilty Street David Grossman Sibyl Gardner
We've Got Things to Do Ron Underwood Dana Greenblatt
Your Wild Life's Gonna Get You Down Julie Hébert David Gould
Crazy Jean de Segonzac Debra Fordham
Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad Mario Van Peebles Meredith Lavender & Marcie Ulin
All or Nothing with Me Michael Waxman Dee Johnson
On the Other Hand Callie Khouri Callie Khouri

Albums released in or during the Season

Videos

Nashville Season 2 Promo (HD)00:30

Nashville Season 2 Promo (HD)

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See also: Season OneSeason TwoSeason ThreeSeason FourSeason Five

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