By Shirley Li
Updated July 30, 2020 at 12:09 PM EDT
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Look out, Gunnar: Zoey’s back.

Zoey Dalton (Chaley Rose), the ex-member of ZAG, ex-girlfriend of Gunnar (Sam Palladio), and childhood best friend to Scarlett (Clare Bowen), will return for at least one episode this season, EW has exclusively learned. “Tragedy brings Zoey back to Nashville,” teases EP Dee Johnson, “but will crossing with Gunnar tempt her to stay?”

After breaking up with Gunnar and fighting about their band ZAG — as in Zoey, Avery (Jonathan Jackson), and Gunnar — Zoey left the city last season to head to Los Angeles for a fresh start. Though her reappearance may not be caused by her former flame, Zoey’s presence could spell trouble (again) for Gunnar and Scarlett’s tumultuous relationship. Either way, here’s hoping she’s gets a chance to harmonize with her ex-bandmates one more time:

Nashville returns Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

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