**WARNING SPOILERS** Welcome to the highlights for the "Nobody Said It Was Going to Be Easy" episode of Nashville. Be warned, we're talking about details from the episode so don't continue if you don't want to get spoiled. Enjoy!
And the Nominees Are...!: It’s the morning of the CMA Award nominations and everyone is excited. Everyone but Deacon that is. He wants no part in celebrating Luke Wheeler. Luke indeed racks up the nominations. He scores five nods and Rayna gets six. Newly engaged Ruke are up against each other for the most prized "Entertainer of the Year" category! Sadie Stone and Will Lexington are also nominated, as are Gunnar, Juliette and Avery.
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?: After she’s released from the hospital, Juliette goes to Avery and asks him if he can forgive her. She kept the baby because it’s his and she wants to raise the baby with him. Avery thinks about it for a while and goes to see her with his decision. He forgives her and wants to be in his baby’s life, but he can’t trust her, so they’re not getting back together.
Maddie's Mishap: Luke, Deacon and Rayna all rush to Nashville after they learn the police had to break up a party thrown by Maddie and Colt. Turns out, while Teddy was out with Jeff Fordham, Maddie made the poor decision of having a blowout party at her house and Daphne called the cops because she was scared. Maddie is going to have to work hard to earn back her parents’ trust. Oh, and she’s getting a nanny.
The Truth Is Out!: After her health scare and heart-to-heart with Avery, Juliette comes to the decision that it's time to reveal the truth about her pregnancy. The country music superstar takes control of the media situation and calls a press conference. No more speculations. Juliette is pregnant -- and Avery Barkley is the father.
Asking All the Wrong Questions: Scarlett befriends the homeless man she met during the previous episode. Terry (guest star Mykelti Williamson) refuses to accept charity, so Scarlett has him clean Deacon’s gutters for a home-cooked meal. Terry gets upset and flees when Scarlett starts asking questions about his family.
Performance of the Week: While out on tour, Deacon finds his purpose in music thanks to the help of Pam. He promises to debut a new song he’s been working on for her during that night’s concert. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned and the crowd chants Luke’s name, leading Deacon to walk off. But during the after party, Deacon finally performs his song “Breathe In” with Pam -- and impresses everyone.
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