Wednesday, January 30, 2013

'Nashville' Recaps, Season 1 Here!

Connie Britton and Eric Close star in "Nashville."

Welcome, "Nashville" fans to Season 1 recaps! (Season 2 is here.) If you've just discovered the show and want to catch up, or you missed an episode, or if you just want a refresher before the next installment, this is the post for you. I'm recapping "Nashville" for Yahoo!TV, and I'll put all the links right here. Bookmark it and you'll always know where to turn for every last twist and turn of Rayna and Juliette's lives. (And of course there's Teddy, and Deacon, and Scarlett, and Gunnar, and...more.)

Episode 1:  'Nashville' premiere recap: Music, politics, and good old-fashioned catfights

Top-level acting, fast-paced storytelling, and some darn good country music elevate "Nashville" from mere melodrama to seriously fun, quality TV.

Episode 2:  Love songs and love triangles

"Nashville" episode "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You)" turned up the heat on our love triangles, throwing temptation and increasingly romantic duets in their paths to heartache.

Episode 3: 'Someday You'll Call My Name' reveals turmoil for Rayna, Juliette

Rayna's conflicts over money, family, and her career boil over in "Nashville" episode "Someday You'll Call My Name." Meanwhile, Juliette faces disappointment from both Deacon and her mother.

Episode 4: Will Juliette and Rayna ever tour again?

"Nashville" began with two country stars who didn't want to tour together. Now it looks like neither one will be touring at all.

Episode 5: Deacon and Juliette bail each other out in 'Move It on Over'

In this week's "Nashville," Juliette struggles with her mother's relapse, Scarlett sees Avery's jealousy and ambition clearly for the first time, and Teddy's campaign goes negative.

Episode 6:  Scarlett finally tells Avery 'You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)'

"Nashville" episode "You're Gonna Change (Or I'm Gonna Leave)" puts shaky couple Avery and Scarlett to the test, while Juliette's PR penance just might land her in a decent relationship.

Episode 8: 'Nashville' recap: Juliette is ready to go 'Where He Leads Me'

In "Nashville" episode "Where He Leads Me," Juliette decides to get herself a new family, Deacon gets a golden opportunity, and Rayna finally learns the truth about Teddy and those photos.

Episode 9: Avery learns to 'Be Careful of Stones That You Throw,' Juliette runs from her troubles

In our latest "Nashville" recap, Avery learns that stepping on people on the way to the top has consequences, Juliette's elopement isn't all that she thought it would be, and Rayna tries to keep her marriage from completely disintegrating.

Episode 10: Juliette finally says 'I'm Sorry,' Deacon quits the band

"Nashville" episode: "I'm Sorry for You, My Friend. As much as she tries to run, Juliette finally has to face the music on her flight from the altar, and Rayna learns that replacing Deacon on tour isn't as easy as she thought it would be.

Episode 11: Juliette plays second fiddle to Rayna, Deacon falls apart

In "Nashville" episode "You Win Again," Juliette feels she's being ignored and belittled on the joint tour, Deacon suffers depression after quitting from the band, and Rayna gets wooed by another record company.

Episode 12: Is it the end for Rayna and Teddy?

In "Nashville" episode "I've Been Down That Road Before," Deacon causes more tension between Rayna and Teddy, and fires Juliette up about transitioning from pop diva to serious country music star.

Episode 13: Juliette goes diva (even more than usual), Rayna faces the end of her marriage 

In "Nashville" episode "There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight," Rayna faces the stress of her divorce and gets tempted by Liam, while Juliette tries to take over her own tour.

In "Nashville" episode "Dear Brother," Rayna and Teddy deal with tabloid fallout from their divorce, Juliette plans a party for Deacon, and Gunnar faces off with his gun-toting brother.

Episode 15: Maddie Acts Out, Juliette Causes Chaos, and Avery's Career Goes Up in Flames

In "Nashville" episode "When You're Tired of Breaking Other Hearts," Juliette turns a 50-person concert into a fan mob scene, and Rayna's troubled daughter Maddie gets caught up in the stampede.
In "Nashville" episode "I Saw the Light," Juliette continues her selfish ways, Rayna tries to talk her daughters out of being musicians, and Avery is forced to leave town.

Episode 17: Rayna Has a Revelation About Her Father, Juliette Puts All Her Trust in Dante

In "Nashville" episode "My Heart Would Know," Rayna learns more about her mother's affair, Dante takes over Juliette's life, and Scarlett tries to celebrate her record deal with an emotionally struggling Gunnar.

"Nashville" episode "Take These Chains from My Heart" has love triangles galore, with new and old flames, and romance from unexpected sources. Meanwhile, Dante and Tandy do some serious scheming.

Episode 19: 'Nashville' Recap: Rayna and Deacon Romance Already in Trouble; Juliette Drowns Her Sorrows

In "Nashville" episode "Why Don't You Love Me," Juliette suffers from the after-effects of Dante's betrayal, but it may not be over yet. Rayna is troubled by the secret she must keep from Deacon.

Episode 20: The Rayna, Teddy Fight Gets Ugly; Jolene Takes Drastic Measures to Protect Juliette

In "Nashville" episode "A Picture from Life's Other Side," Teddy takes his anger over Rayna's relationship with Deacon to the courts. Meanwhile, Jolene decides to solve Juliette's blackmail problem herself.

Episode 21: 'Nashville' Season 1 Finale Recap: Juliette Mourns Her Mother; Deacon Spirals and Takes Rayna Down With Him

In the "Nashville" finale, "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive," Juliette finds out the truth about her mother's death, Teddy gets shocking news, and Deacon falls off the wagon. 

Watch "Nashville" on ABC, Wednesdays at 10/9c.

PHOTO: Connie Britton and Eric Close in "Nashville", 2013 screencap, ABC, fair use.

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