Nashville: New Season 5 Trailer Plays Up Juliette's Big Fears, Finds Scarlett and Gunnar Facing Down a Gun (?!)

If Juliette’s career falters in the second half of Nashville‘s fifth season, perhaps she can make a living out of her favorite hobby: finding trouble where there is none.

As you’ll see in this new trailer for the upcoming episodes — which get underway on Thursday, June 1, at 9/8c — Ms. Barnes undergoes challenges both professional (a slight backstage panic attack) and personal (the likely completely made-up fear that Hallie and Avery are growing closer than they should be) while the rest of Music City deals with its own drama.

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Among the preview’s gems:

* Ahead of finding out who fathered Scarlett’s baby, she, Gunnar and Damien are engaging in what’s best deemed an… atypical relationship.

* Daphne’s befriended a homeless girl, which just about sends Deacon over the edge.

* Clay gets pulled over for Driving While Black, and Maddie gets a front-row seat to racial inequality as it pertains to the law enforcement system.

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* Will calls Zach his “boyfriend.” But the reappearance of Murray Bartlett’s Jakob Fine can’t be good for relationship stability, right?

* “I know that you don’t like me,” Rachel Bilson’s Alyssa — aka Highway 65’s new chief strategy officer — tells Deacon. “You don’t like anything that I stand for.”

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* We are once more introduced to Kaitlin Doubleday’s Jesse Cain, a singer/songwriter whose return to Nashville is steeped in her past scandal. (Doesn’t seem to bother Deacon, though.)

* Gunnar and Scarlett end the trailer at gunpoint. Wait, what?

Press PLAY on the video above to see what’s up in Nashville, then hit the comments: What are you looking forward to most?

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