For the love of all that is holy, I cried my eyes out like I just lost someone close to me while watching NashvilleCMT this past week.
I mean ugly cry. For real cry.
Release previously unrealized grief cry.
The episode was THAT GOOD.
Not sure when I started watching Nashville or how it came to be, but I know I caught up with a bunch of old episodes online at some point in time and then it became one of the few shows I actually DVR every week. Needless to say, the series ending left me and millions of others unhappy so I was so glad when CMT picked it up.
Unlike most of the TV I watch, I did not look ahead for any spoilers with this show. So I had NO IDEA what was going to happen the last few weeks. Did not expect a thing in fact. Which perhaps made it even harder for me to watch?
I INSTANTLY went right back to being a teenager and dealing with my dad’s death. No, I wasn’t singing country songs on the bed when he passed…but feeling the pain Maddie had because she was with Clay when she should have been at the hospital, damn that was real.
Dad passed away the day before the first day of school my sophomore year of High School. I didn’t go see him at the hospital the day before…it haunts me to this day that I can’t remember the last physical time I said the words “I love you” to him—-27 years later.
Still releasing after all of these years.
And the story line about custody? Ugh. That hit close to home too, no not because of custody but because my dad didn’t have a will either…lots of legal issues when things like that go down, even if you *think* you know what loved ones will or won’t do…you honestly never know.
One of the first things HWMMS and I did after we got married was execute a will. And we don’t have children. I can’t even imagine…
(And I was so relieved that this part of the story line resolved itself at the end of the episode.)
So yeah, ugly cry releasing of emotions over a TV show…that’s me.
What a beautifully done, tragically painful episode.
Be prepared to cry…