It's fitting that – like the historic circular woodblock from the Ryman Auditorium embedded in the Grand Ole Opry House – the Nashville series finale has more than a few "full circles". Moments.
On October 12, 2012, the musical drama premiered on ABC. Since that time, the series, which also runs on Hulu, canceled and then brought by CMT for two seasons in the air again. Six years later, the music that has been spun like threads through the stories of each week is over, but the memories of this farewell episode will continue for the fans. You would attribute that to a poignant last sequence that has produced so many favorite characters ̵
When the episode begins Gideon is missing after Deacon discovers that he has been drinking again. Deacon also finds out that his manager, Bucky, has organized a tour for him because "old guys come back with style". Deacon also names Will's ex, Zach, who now runs for the Senate – another clue to the show's beginnings. Political intrigues were part of the plot.
After Daphne gets a map of Gideon with a necklace in it, Deacon tries to take it from her, convinced that he's just manipulating her. Daphne wants to invite Gideon to the Nashville's Next Star finale, but Deacon approaches his father for drinking. Gideon explains that he only occasionally drank alcohol, but was destroyed by the look on Daphne's face when she caught him. He would never hurt the girls, he insists. Deacon goes away – which, of course, Rayna did when Deacon's drinking became too much for her for years.
At Nashville's Next Star final, Sleazy Brad, who acted like a cross between them, a pimp and a carnival vendor, introduces the first contestant while Daphne prepares to go last. Despite Brad's insistence that she perform a mainstream pop-country song that does not suit her at all, she defies him and sings a song that is all. Everyone is excited … well, everyone but Brad. Unfortunately, Daphne loses the competition and is heartbroken, but behind the scenes there is a big firework display between Deacon and Ilse, who was Daphne's trainer and lawyer throughout the contest.
Brad shows up at Alannah's to tell her he's met She's a gig in Memphis. After the show, she is in her hotel room and Brad invites her to a party in another room. Of course there's no party – just Brad, who finally gets a slap from Alannah, right opposite his smug, slimy kisser. When they return to Nashville, Brad is shocked when Alannah, Deacon and Zach storm into his office. Zach offers him $ 15 million for the record label. Well, he does not offer it so much as insisting, as Alannah suggests, that she remembered Brad's slippery movements on her phone. He is then assaulted by a parade of angry women, including his ex, Jessie, who demands full custody of her son.
Avery turns up in Juliette's house, only to find she's on a farm outside the city. He knows she holds something of him, but she does not spill it. He talks to Hallie about Juliette moving into the country, and Hallie reveals he'll be a dad again. Juliette's character sheet did not close the circle as much as she made a 180-degree turn when she told Avery that she did not want him to stay with her. That's a long way from the tortured country pop star who could and would step on anyone who got in the way early in the series. As her boxes are moved out of the house and she prepares for a new life from the limelight, she sings a beautiful song about freedom.