Nashville recap: Who Died?

This show loves a crazy cliffhanger! Two lives hang in the balance after Mr. Mayor's Music City Music Festival
Ep. 10 | Aired Dec 11, 2013

FRONTMAN, CENTERED Solo artist Deacon Claybourne has no interest in figuring out "that Tweetering thing," y'all.

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We'd been told that on tonight's episode, "Tomorrow Never Comes," it'd be goodbye forever for one of the characters. Well, after that CRAZY DOUBLE CLIFFHANGER of an ending, I can report that this person is….

Will Lexington or, more likely, Peggy Kenter.

Peggy (Kimberly Williams-Paisley), a.k.a. Pork Blood, has been reviled by the Nashville-viewing community pretty much ever since she first appeared onscreen. It's fun to hate her, though, because she's just so tertiary and pointless most of the time, and then all of a sudden, BOOM: fakes her own miscarriage using animal blood. Was that a good idea, by the way? Perhaps for the last time….

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How will we go on without the weekly use of this beautiful graphic?!

Anyway, Peggy got caught in the crossfire as Teddy wrestled a gun from a hitman (possibly hired by Rayna's father Lamar?) clearly trying to kill him. She's sprawled out on the ground, seemingly lifeless, as Teddy rushes first to Rayna's car window.

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I think we can all agree that the important plot point here is that Rayna James is okay.

Meanwhile, country music's next big Booze 'n' Bonin' specialist, Will Lexington (Chris Carmack), is full of shame and regret after sleeping with that skinny suit with great hair, Brent, instead of his current show pony, Layla. At episode's end, he's standing in the middle of the railroad tracks as a train thunders his way.

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What if I was willing…. to take my own life?

My official guess is that Peggy's dead, obviously. Will's suffering a crisis right now, but Peggy's character is a crisis. Plus, scenes from the next new episode on freaking January 15th show Rayna's entire family mourning in black. Gotta be Peggy. There's no contest. Right?! (Vote in our poll.)

The Music City Music Festival is just as lame as you'd think, considering Teddy's running the show. Gunnar's on toilet duty, Deacon's off the bill entirely, and the teeming mass of decay that is the modern-day press only cares about headliner Juliette's role in Charlie Wentworth's separation. I'm surprised Manager Glenn doesn't up and quit this week as Juliette is in rare form, demanding he find out who leaked the scoop to the reporters or else.

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