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'Nashville' finale: Does 'Tomorrow Never Comes' leave two characters dead?

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In the promos for "Nashville’s" season finale “Tomorrow Never Comes,” a voice over promised that when the episode ended, someone would be gone from the world of Nashville. When the show ended, there were two characters who could fulfill that prophecy and according to the Huffington Post’s Dec. 12 post, it appears they both died.

According to HuffPo, “And then, abruptly and unceremoniously, there was a suicide and a murder.”

Peggy Conrad, Teddies new deceitful wife, was shot by an unidentified gunman who seemed to be trying to kill Teddy. Throughout the episode she had been her annoying self and working at winning most annoying step mom of the year award. After the shot was fired, the camera revealed Peggy lying on the ground not moving. There was no confirmation that she died in the episode.

The possible suicide belongs to Will Lexington. His growing dissatisfaction with his hidden sexuality is bubbling over in the episode. He goes through the motions of having sex with ‘girlfriend’ Layla but has Brent on his mind the whole time. As Will performs at the music festival, both Layla and Brent are in the front row. It is Brent that Will goes home with.

After getting horizontal, Brent seems uncomfortable and scurries off. Will is left looking tortured and like he wished he didn’t have to deal with being gay. The way he seems to choose to deal with his feelings to find a set of railroad tracks and wait for a train. In the final moments, his profile is silhouetted by the glare of the oncoming train’s headlight and seconds before it reaches him, he steps into its path. Again, we don’t actually see the train hit him.

Is either one of these characters really dead? Peggy could have survived gunshot wounds. Will could have dived for safety before being flattened by the train. We will just have to wait for the February 26th return of “Nashville” to find out.

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