Connie Britton Reprised Role For ‘Nashville’ Finale
Connie Britton returned as Rayna Jaymes for the ‘Nashville’ finale. It was an emotional sendoff to the show, and a perfect way to remember her character.
By Admin on July 27, 2018
Connie Britton returned as Rayna Jaymes for the Nashville finale. It was an emotional sendoff to the show, and a perfect way to remember her character.
After six seasons, the TV show ran its finale on July 26. Britton’s return helped give the series a more solid sense of closure.
In the first four seasons of Nashville, Britton played a once-famous country superstar who is trying to make a comeback. Her complicated love story line with Deacon Claybourne, played by Charles Esten, ended with the two married in season four. However, after the show moved networks from ABC to CMT in the middle of season five, Britton left the show, and her character died in a car accident.
She returned to Nashville for the final episode in a flashback scene.
“She wanted to do it, and we wanted to do it,” showrunner Marshall Herskovitz told the Tennessean. “And it was great to have her back. I think everybody had a wonderful time those two days, and just having her back brought some closure to the whole experience for everyone who’d been involved. It was very emotional.”
In the scene, Claybourne remembers something that Jaymes told him on his wedding day: “Sometimes, once in your life, somebody gets in your bloodstream,” she said. “It doesn’t matter how much you’ve failed each other. You must choose each other. And I choose you, exactly the way you are. And I’m gonna love you forever.”
Britton ended up coming in on the final days of production to shoot her scene. “Rayna got to do the impossible,” Britton said in a statement. “She got to come back from the dead … to go back to my Nashville family and celebrate all the hard work and love and care that went into that show.”