Season finale! And boy are they lucky their renewal just got announced, this would have been a seriously unsatisfactory series finale.
First of all, my obvious question: do we feel like there's any chance that Scarlett's departure is a real thing and she won't be back next season to torture us with her pouting and twitching and the rest of the cast assuring us of her special snowflake status? (Holy crap, that line in Gunnar's song about her about how whenever she opens her mouth DIAMONDS START POURING OUT?! I almost choked on my laughter.) Or will we be subjected to everyone in town taking turns to sing her praises and beg her to stay and go on about how she's too wonderful to deny the GIFT THAT IS HER to the world/town/country music?
Sadly, I think I already know the answer to that.
Right, so there was an engagement!
Luke proposed very intimately in front of a stadium full of people. I never understand that. Just last week he was insecure that she even loved him, and this week he's so confident she'll be his wife that he risks public rejection like that? Public proposals are one thing if you've discussed marriage and you know the proposee will say "yes." But yikes. Regardless! It happened. In front of her ex-husband and her ex-fiance and a jillion other people. The inner circle was less than pleased, especially Mr. SadFace Deacon.
Maddie, too, was pretty annoyed. She clearly favors Deacon over her other dad, though they are an adorable non-traditional family.
I suppose Maddie's big fantasy is that her birth parents will reunite and then she'll be a big music star. Or something. Point being she's pulling some real asshole moves with Conrad and doing her level best to make him feel like an outsider for not being a musical person. I don't care about Conrad very much but it's rough to watch even him go through that.
Deacon, of course, had to make his play for Rayna. And he was pretty convincing, too, considering he got rewarded with a big makeout session. Now Rayna has two rings! WHO WILL SHE CHOOSE?! (My guess: not the boring dude.)