Crrrrrreeeeepy. I want to smack Avery even more than usual knowing he left Scarlett in the lurch rent-wise. But this whole Cougar Manager thing is just getting grosser. I would be fine with it if he just banged her once or twice and after he signed his deal, moved onto more nubile pastures but this? This is just gross.
Juliette and Goodman have a heart-to-heart about the risks to her career if Juliette tries to break out of the country-pop-tart image she has crafted for herself. Her fans want sparkles and spectacle and they may abandon her if she grows up. Frankly, I think Goodman is being a moron. If Juliette wants her fan base to stick with her, she needs to evolve. Because her fans grow older. And as they grow older, they will want a more sophisticated sound. And while she looks smokin’ right now, in ten years, she will look ridiculous singing some of her songs. Without evolution, her fans will grow up and leave her behind. And younger listeners will be too busy listening to the new flavour of the month. Seriously, look at Avril Lavigne.
Rayna decides to pull Deacon aside, ostensibly about getting him to teach her new guitar player some riff but actually it’s to sniff around and see if her urine scent is still marking Deacon as her territory. And then she has the nerve to say…
It’s a bit awkward seeing you like this.
Hey honey, if it’s so awkward, don’t pull him into your dressing room. Fuck! You are such a high-schooler sometimes. Grow some ladyballs!
Scarlett and Gunnar are earning their chops by playing to a bar of oblivious drunks. They sound pretty good though. Scarlett doesn’t make near enough what she needs for rent. Oh yeah, and just to reinforce that Gunnar is currently living in a boarding school for middle schoolers, his roomies show up to blow a foghorn at them. Hmmmm…if only there was a solution to Gunnar and Scarlett’s housing problems!?!
Ahahahhahahahhhaaa, delightful! One of the prodigal geezers returns.
Lean of cheek and gaunt of frame, it’s Watty White.
Rayna expositions that Marshall has given her her own label (uhhh, that one is a bit out of left field, non?) and Watty plumps for her to sign Scarlett and Gunnar. I can dig it.
And Crazy Peg is back.
Looking like she’s auditioning for Legally Blonde: Nashville! I shouldn’t tease. I have a beret. And I wear it exactly like Peggy here is doing, jauntily to the side.
Juliette discusses her feelings of being trapped in her persona with Deacon over a little afternoon song-writing. Even if these two never get together romantically again, I really like that Juliette maybe has one person in her life that she can have a real conversation with (Goodman doesn’t count. He’s on her payroll).