Rayna, Deacon and Juliette are all at the recording studio and Juliette is trying to lure Deacon into finishing what they started last episode (their song and of course, sex).
Stop lookin’ at her and get in here, doggie!
Scarlet comes home to share her news with Avery, who is wallowing in the sads because no one is interested in hearing his band play at some dinky dive bar. “If it was easy to make it in this business, I guess everybody’d be doing it.”
“Yup. It is that easy. Watty White wants to record me. Isn’t that just gosh-darn awesome?” Incidentally, whenever Avery makes this face, he looks like a ladybeater. If you are a good guy, please stop making that face!!
Juliette reveals some vulnerability during her interlude with Deacon. She knows what she’s valued for right now is her pretty face and her disposable music but she wants more than that. And what is more intriguing – I think she’s capable of more. I think she’s capable of being a singer rather than just a star. And Deacon is her ticket to that.
Coleman and Rayna have a heart-to-heart and he reveals what spurred Lamar into vaulting Teddy into the mayoral race. Coleman didn’t think Lamar’s shady stadium idea was good for Nashville and he dared say it out loud, in public. The HORROR. So Lamar went all vendetta on Coleman. “He’s starting to treat me like family. And you of all people should know how that goes.” HA! Oh Coleman, you are my favourite character.
Rayna deigns to gift Teddy’s party with her presence and is confronted by a gaggle of housewives. She is forced to tell them she actually does have an album out (because none of them have heard of it since it’s not getting any play on the radio) and one of the women, bless her stupid heart, chirps out “Is it available at Starbucks?” Love. Her. Rayna bails.
“If y’all aren’t gonna kiss my ass, I’m just going to find a corner I can sulk in.”
Juliette and Deacon are sittin’ in the back of a pickup truck, writin’ a song. It doesn’t sound terrible to my ears but they can do better. It’s a coded dialogue about how Juliette is being misunderstood and Deacon should just really try to see her as she is, not how she appears to be.
Deacon compliments her on her songwriting and she snarks it’s not much of a compliment is he is so shocked by it. See? She is smart! I am really loving Juliette.
“No, I’ve never paid for getting my wang wound up and there were no financial shenanigans involved in my resignation from my job. There’s nothing there that will ever come back to haunt me. No-thing.”
Avery is wailing away on his guitar in some rinky-dink bar called the Five Spot. He’s ok. Not Watty White will offer to produce his demo good, but passable for the gin joint he’s currently rocking out in.