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Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 10/9c
Where We Left Off: After learning that he's the father of Rayna's oldest daughter, Deacon went on a bender that ended with him and Rayna in a nasty car accident. Gunnar proposed to Scarlett, who seemed distracted by the possibility of rekindling things with a somewhat-reformed Avery. And Juliette was left reeling after the sudden tragic death of her mother.
What's Next: Season 2 will find Deacon struggling both with his sobriety and with fatherhood. "I don't think Deacon ever thought of himself as father material and as the season goes on we'll see him grapple with why he feels that way and whether or not he's right," creator Callie Khouri says. Rayna, on the other hand, feels "liberated" now that her secret is out and her marriage to Teddy is over. And while Juliette is still coping with her mother's death, she'll still make bad decisions. "I don't know if we'll ever see a time when [Juliette's] not screwing up something for herself," Khouri hints.