Last season, having learned her daughter is his, Deacon (Charles Esten) took Rayna (Connie Britton) on a drunken drive -- and wrecked the car. The question for Rayna (post-coma, that is): "Will she and Deacon be romantic?" asks executive producer Dee Johnson. After all, as parents, "they are tied together forever." Meanwhile, vulnerable, all-work Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) feels threatened by an up-and-comer (Aubrey Peeples).