Connie Britton, star of the recently-cancelled Nashville TV show on ABC, stopped by ABC’s The View today, to talk about the Nashville TV series finale, airing Wednesday, May 25th, at 10:00pm. Aptly enough, the episode title is, “Maybe You’ll Appreciate Me Someday.”
The interview was choppy due to seemingly obvious (to us) edits. After making small talk about Britton’s adorable five year old son, co-host Joy Behar said, “We’re all sorry to note Nashville is entering its final season.” In fact, the show is ending its unplanned final season. Continuing, she asked Britton, “Are you upset?”
Over clips from Nashville, Britton (audio only) said, “You know, I — I am upset. I am going to miss so much about that show and the people who are on that show with me, the crew… And being in that town was so incredible…”
After what seemed to this reporter to be an obvious cut, freshman co-host Paula Faris said, “We actually have a sneak peek at the finale that’s airing this coming Wednesday night.”
The sneak peak of “Maybe You’ll Appreciate Me Someday,” included in The View broadcast, features a concerned exchange between Rayna (Britton) and Deacon (Charles Esten) about their daughter Maddie (Lennon Stella) hanging around a man who once tried to take advantage of Rayna.
Despite the tone of the sneak peek scene, when it ended, the camera cut to laughter and applause. In an apparent non-sequitur, Faris said, “Maybe we should say — let’s celebrate those four seasons.”
The gracious Ms. Britton said she will certainly be celebrating. Adding, “We’ve been so grateful to the fans, because the fans are the ones who have kept us on the air for so long. And, you know, they’re the ones that keep us inspired to keep going. And the good thing about Nashville is the people are always going to love that town — always going to love country music. So, Nashville’s (i.e. the city’s) not going anywhere.”
Substitute co-host Sunny Hostin then changed the subject to Britton’s turn as Fay Resnick on FX‘s American Crime Story: The People Vs. OJ Simpson. Later, the talk turned to Red Nose Day, which is sponsored by NBC. It is interesting that ABC’s editors let Britton talk about projects from other networks, but seemingly cut discussion of the network’s own four year series.
UPDATE: The clip on The View‘s website matches what was broadcast, but would not play when embedded, here. Watch it on ABC.
After publishing and realizing the embedded clip would not function, we went searching for Britton’s segment on YouTube. Watch it below. The scene between Deacon and Rayna is not what aired on the broadcast. In the YouTube version, Rayna and Deacon are talking about their own relationship issues. Now the applause and laughter makes sense.
Here is ABC’s description of the Nashville TV series finale, “Maybe You’ll Appreciate Me Someday,” season four, episode 21.
Rayna resorts to drastic measures when she learns that Maddie has crossed paths with a duplicitous figure from her past. Juliette must choose how to publicly reckon with the truth of Jeff Fordham’s death—a decision that directly affects Layla. Scarlett and Gunnar consider parting ways as bandmates, and Will finally decides to do what he should have done long ago—step up as the leader of a cause and a community.
And here’s Nashville’s “The Wrong Song,” just because.
What do you think? Did you feel like Britton’s segment was edited in a choppy fashion? Should Nashville be cancelled or renewed? Sound off, in the comments.