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Nashville: Will Rayna Really Go Through with Her Wedding to Luke? (VIDEO)

Originally posted 12/09/2014 04:40PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "3926427112001" "" "" "auto"] Is Rayna James really happy about marrying Luke Wheeler?

That's the million-dollar question going into Wednesday night's midseason finale of Nashville on ABC.

In the above exclusive clip from the episode, Rayna (Connie Britton) shows off her new wedding dress before she sits down for a serious chat with her sister, Tandy (Judith Hoag).

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Nashville Blog: Clare Bowen Talks about Scarlett's Emotional Journey

Nashville Blog: Clare Bowen Talks about Scarlett's Emotional Journey

Originally posted 12/04/2014 04:50PM

Every week, a member of the Nashville cast will blog about the latest episode of the hit show. This week, Australian actress Clare Bowen, who plays Scarlett O'Connor, chats about her character's journey from being a people pleaser to a more self-aware individual.

Scarlett is a very accommodating individual. She had an abusive upbringing. Her mother was a figure of tyranny. She screamed at her and caused chaos all the time. That was Scarlett's entire childhood – trying to take care of her mother who was incapacitated by grief or emotion. So Scarlett grew up trying to be quiet, trying to hide and be as unobtrusive as possible. She is terrified of people. She is frightened of being yelled at. She doesn't like being the center of attention because every time she's been the center of attention, it's been abusive. So she is a people pleaser.

She was told she had this beautiful voice and that she belonged on the stage. That's what everybody said. The majority of people say they worship celebrity, but Scarlett is not one of those people. Just because she has the talent doesn't mean she is one of those people who is clamoring to get on stage. So she was thrown into this very high level, working with Rayna at the top of the country music industry. For someone who is really shy, she really did it for the wrong reasons. She did it to make other people happy. She doesn't like letting people down. She stopped doing that, she stopped hurting herself to make other people happy.

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Nashville Blog: Laura Benanti on Sadie's Award and Her Money-Grubbing Ex

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Nashville Blog: Laura Benanti on Sadie Stone Winning a CMA Award – and Her Money-Grubbing Ex

Originally posted 11/20/2014 06:00PM

Every week, a member of the Nashville cast will blog about the latest episode of the ABC hit. This week, Tony winner Laura Benanti – who plays Sadie Stone – chats about her character's big win at the Country Music Association Awards and how her past will come back to haunt her.

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Nashville Blog: Jonathan Jackson on Why Avery Isn't Ready to Forgive Juliette | Jonathan Jackson

Nashville Blog: Jonathan Jackson on Why Avery Isn't Ready to Forgive Juliette

Originally posted 10/30/2014 04:00PM

Every week, a member of the Nashville cast will blog about the latest episode of the ABC hit. This week, Jonathan Jackson, who plays Avery Barkley, writes about his character's seemingly endless anger toward Juliette – and what it's like having to act inebriated all the time.

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Debra Messing and Will Chase Break Up | Debra Messing, Will Chase

Debra Messing and Will Chase Split

Originally posted 10/27/2014 07:20PM

After connecting on the set of their NBC show Smash in 2011, Debra Messing and Will Chase have gone their separate ways.

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Nashville Blog: Will Chase on Playing Rayna's Other Man | Will Chase

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UpdatePosted 10/23/2014 08:15PM

Nashville Blog: Will Chase on Playing Rayna's Other Man

Originally posted 10/23/2014 03:55PM

Every week, a member of the Nashville cast will blog about the latest episode of the ABC hit. This week, Will Chase – who plays Luke Wheeler – writes about being the other man in the complicated life of Rayna Jaymes.

It's funny. Even with Deacon (Charles Esten) and all of his demons, fans demonize Luke, who has done absolutely nothing wrong. Like, I'm not a freakin' mess! I'm not a bad guy!

Deacon keeps coming and will keep coming. I think Rayna (Connie Britton) might feel a little bit like she's selling out. I like that it's messy rather than it being a maniacal mustache-twirling thing. Even with Deacon's faults, it doesn't mean he can't be good for Rayna. Fans are pretty outspoken with their love for that relationship.

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Nashville Blog: Lennon and Maisy Stella on Rayna's Romance, Teenage Rebellion

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Nashville Blog: Lennon and Maisy Stella on Rayna's Romance, Teenage Rebellion

Originally posted 10/16/2014 03:00PM

Every week, a member of the Nashville cast will blog about the latest episode of the ABC hit. This week, Lennon Stella (Maddie Conrad), who is 15, and her younger sister Maisy, 10 (Daphne Conrad) take turns writing about the fourth episode and what it's like to be sisters on screen and off.

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5 Epic Appearances by PEOPLE in Pop Culture

5 Epic Appearances by PEOPLE in Pop Culture

Originally posted 10/12/2014 07:30AM

PEOPLE turns 40 this year, and we have to say, it's looking pretty good for having four decades in the spotlight. Just like any other cultural institution (the White House; The Peach Pit), the magazine has made more than a few appearances in TV and movies. Let's look at some of our favorites.

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Nashville Blog: Chaley Rose on Zoey's Soon-to-Be Broken Heart

UpdatePosted 10/09/2014 06:00PM

Nashville Blog: Chaley Rose on Zoey's Soon-to-Be Broken Heart

Originally posted 10/09/2014 03:00PM

Every week, a member of the Nashville cast will blog about the latest episode of the ABC hit. This week, Chaley Rose (Zoey Dalton) writes about the third episode and how Gunnar Scott (Sam Palladio) is bound to break her character's heart.

Zoey is madly in love with Gunnar (Sam Palladio). She wants to be that girl for him. She doesn't want to replace Scarlett (Clare Bowen), but she wants to have what they had. She also wants what she wants and and that's the dream of singing and making music and making money doing it. She's not willing to let anything stand in her way.

The next episode is definitely looking up for Zoey, which is great, but after that it's definitely going to stop going her way. She just sees the bond Scarlett and Gunnar will always have and senses it will always be a thing between them. It's that songwriting chemistry they have, which kicked off their romance in the first place.

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Nashville Blog: Oliver Hudson on Jeff Fordham's Problem with Women | Oliver Hudson

Nashville Blog: Oliver Hudson on Jeff Fordham's Problem with Women

Originally posted 10/02/2014 05:30PM

Every week, a member of the Nashville cast will blog about the latest episode on ABC. This week, Oliver Hudson (Jeff Fordham) weighs in on the second episode and how his character got a dressing down from the head of the label for "hating" female artists and driving down profits.

Jeff seems to be unraveling slowly – it feels like he's verging on a mental breakdown and spiraling out of control. He's alone and shivering in the corner of an apartment by himself!

To be candid, it's fun playing the villain. But once you establish the villain, you want to understand why he is the way he is. Even villains have souls. Why did he become this way? We will explore that a little bit. A few things have been written already to plant a seed on why Jeff may be the way he is. Technically, the show is dealing with 16 characters and there are a crazy number of storylines.

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