Nashville, Ep. 3.07, “I’m Coming Home to You” is treading water
After a short hiatus so ABC could air the CMAs last Wednesday, Nashville returned last night with an episode that felt like treading water. It is quickly established that there has been a two-month time jump, a jarring decision being that the show had only been off the air a week. I’m not sure if this was a scheduling peculiarity – was ABC initially going to give the show a long hiatus through the holidays? Or maybe Hayden Panettiere’s real life pregnancy required Juliette to fast-forward almost an entire trimester in order to physically catch up. In any case, the time jump served to mellow conflicts that had been building through the first part of the season, dissipating tension rather than heightening it.