It’s the “Nashville” episode fans have been waiting for. Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) will finally return in Season 4, episode 14. Both the actress and the character were absent from the ABC drama due to a stint in rehab for postpartum depression. However, it looks like Juliette will finally have to face Avery (Jonathan Jackson) and the press.
“A familiar face — Juliette Barnes — finally returns to Nashville after receiving treatment for postpartum depression and finds herself at a critical crossroads upon her homecoming,” the synopsis teases. Photos reveal that she’ll definitely confront Avery in this episode, titled “What I Cannot Change,” and the starlet might get upset when she realizes Avery has started dating other people.
Meanwhile, the trailer shows Juliette stepping right back into the spotlight. She’ll be at a press conference when questions make her a little too anxious. “How do you manage to stay on top of the world despite challenges in your personal life?” a reporter asks. Juliette apologizes and suddenly walks off stage.
Watch the trailer for “Nashville” Season 4, episode 14 below:
Of course, Juliette won’t be the only country star working on her career. Layla (Aubrey Peeples) will be trying to get an opening slot on Autumn Chase’s (Alicia Witt) tour. “Rayna [Connie Britton], while shepherding Layla, is motivated to take up a worthy cause,” the synopsis says. It isn’t clear what that worthy cause is yet, but it might be related to Vita’s (Jeananne Goossen) troubles. Rayna seemed to still feel bad for the homeless musician, even after she confirmed that she stole money from the Beverly.
Other characters will be moving away from traditional career paths. Will (Chris Carmack) decides to produce his record independently after a difficult meeting with a gay label. Meanwhile, Will’s former boss Luke (Will Chase) will discover that his son Colt (Keean Johnson) is looking at an entirely nonmusical career. He “presents Luke with a difficult proposition,” the synopsis teases. In the last episode, he was seen looking at posters for the U.S. Army. Is the teenager going to enlist?
“Nashville” Season 4, episode 14 airs Wednesday, April 6, at 10 p.m. EDT on ABC.