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Nashville fans will get a peek at the early years of Rayna (Connie Britton) and Deacon (Charles Esten) in its September 25 season premiere, when the ABC drama flashes back more than a decade.

"We're going back to the explosive point where their relationship fell apart," says executive producer Dee Johnson, who teases that the events occur in a "very idyllic spot" from the couple's past. "Rayna needs to look back at everything that happened in her life before making any forward movement."

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