It happened, y'all! Rayna and Deacon finally tied the knot on Nashville. Like, they actually walked down an aisle, said their vows, exchanged rings, and kissed. They presumably signed papers too. Which means that they're finally, officially together through sickness and health, car crashes and label changes—all of it!
Naturally, there were a few complications before they could actually walk down the aisle. First, youngest Conrad daughter was super upset about what her mom's new marriage would mean for her. Thankfully, by the end of the episode everyone was on the same page (and young Daphne's fears were abated).
Second, it turns out that someone leaked the top-secret wedding time and location, meaning Rayna and Deacon couldn't have the idyllic outdoor ceremony on Rayna's mom's farm like they wanted. Instead, they had a just-as-beautiful ceremony in a barn. When life gives ya lemons…you make lemonade, mix it with whiskey, then serve it to your wedding guests in mason jars as you get married in a barn instead (obviously this just turned into an amazing Pinterest fever dream).
And as excited as we are that Rayna and Deacon are actually Mrs. and Mr. (and relieved—this is forever, right?), there was also some other incredible news: Juliette is back in the picture!
The superstar singer has remained a fixture on the show while she dealt with her postpartum depression despite not actually appearing in the episodes (i.e. she's made her estranged husband/baby daddy Avery's life very difficult), but it seems we'll finally actually see what she's been up to all this time.
If you're not excited about that, then maybe Rayna and Deacon's love didn't warm up your cold heart enough. Recommended remedy: warm up by watching the episode all over again. Problem solved!
What did you think of the episode? Are you pumped Juliette is coming back? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!
Nashville airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. on ABC.