Hell hath no fury like a hormonal, pregnant woman scorned. After only being seen in quick phone calls or being completely off screen for several episodes, Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) will return “Nashville” Season 3 ready for drama. (Panettiere’s absence was due to her actual pregnancy.) When Rayna (Connie Britton) has to bail on the baby shower that she planned for Juliette, the mother-to-be throws a massive tantrum, shown in a new sneak peek video from episode 17.
It seems Juliette decided to completely cancel her baby shower after Rayna said she couldn’t come. When Rayna comes by to explain her absence, Juliette doesn’t exactly understand.
“I have spent the day at the police station if you can believe it. Poor Sadie,” Rayna says. However, Juliette seems to know all about Sadie (Laura Benanti) accidentally shooting Pete (Jay Wilkison). It looks like she doesn’t really care if the abusive man is dead or alive.
“Sadie, she just gets all the attention,” Juliette says. “Sadie, I mean she decides to shoot someone and she’s your number one priority, isn’t she?”
Rayna tries to deny it and Juliette just accuses her of being more focused on both Sadie and Layla (Aubrey Peeples).
“I am relieved,” Juliette claims. “I am relieved since now I know exactly where I stand. Somewhere below your precious little label and your stupid, perfect hair.”
Juliette continues to attack her until the veteran country star finally loses her temper. “Please just stop it!” Rayna yells. “I mean, excuse me for saying it, but you have no idea what I’ve been through these last 24 hours. You know and I am trying very hard to be strong for a lot of people, and I’m not doing a very good job of it. So I would appreciate it if you would just shut up for one second.”
Juliette looks shocked and concerned, and Rayna immediately starts to apologize. However, the pregnant singer isn’t concerned about Rayna’s retort. “I think my water just broke,” Juliette says.
Watch the sneak peek video from “Nashville” Season 3, episode 17 below via E! Online:
When Juliette does give birth, she won’t be naming her daughter after Rayna. The baby’s name will be Cadence, Blythe, Nina or Bella. Audiences can vote for which name they want HERE.
“Nashville” Season 3, episode 17, airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. EDT on ABC. Do you think Rayna will end up delivering Juliette’s baby? Or is that too crazy, even for “Nashville”? Sound off in the comments section below!