It’s good to be back, y’all. In the Season 2 finale of Nashville, fans watched with pure unadulterated jealousy as Rayna was proposed to by not one, but TWO extremely attractive men. So naturally, the number one question on everybody’s mind all summer has been: Will Rayna choose Luke or Deacon? Well, Season 3 is wasting no time in giving us that very answer. As we all suspected (and feared) to be the case, Rayna chooses Luke over Deacon, sending many fans into a fit of rage… myself included.
So there you have it. Rayna and Luke are officially engaged. But fans shouldn't close the book on the Rayna-Deacon love story just yet. Because even though Rayna shows up at Luke's event, there's clearly only one man that she has on her mind, and it's not the guy she's marrying. I guess that's the thing that upsets me the most about this whole love triangle situation. I don't feel invested in Luke because she's not invested in Luke. As every romantic comedy has proven, the "safe" choice is almost never the right one.
And that's exactly what Rayna's doing. She's playing it safe because she's tired of being hurt. And I get it, to an extent. But clearly, that's not going to be how this all plays out. It doesn't matter whose ring is on what finger for now — Deacon and Rayna are endgame. Plain and simple. And the faster Rayna gets up to speed on that fact, the happier we'll all be.