Scarlet’s massively into it, as are numerous young ladies who get down to the beats in typical white girl fashion.
Some dippy fan reveals to Avery that she saw Gunnar and Scarlet at the Bluebird and it was so great.
Honestly, Avery really surprised me here. I’ve been on edge every time he’s onscreen because I’m afraid he’s going to pull a totally dickish move but he’s pretty cool here. He seems sincere when he congratulates Scarlet and hurt not by her talent but by her not telling him.
“As long as you’re not cheating on me, I’m really happy for you, Scarlet. But let’s talk about something more important. That weave. Either cut it out of get it deep-conditioned. That is some scraggly-ass hair, my dear.”
Lamar and Coleman meet. Lamar basically tells him that he is the center of the universe and Coleman failing to recognize and respect that is what led to this current unhappy mayoral situation. Is there any redeeming quality in there, Lamar? Anything?
Nope. Total shitbag.
Coleman says “Loyalty is a one way street with you. Just know that whatever you give, you are going to get back.”
Rayna, Deacon and Bucky are discussing the tour setup and having a grand ol’ time when a courier comes in with a gift from Juliette to Deacon. It’s the fancy gee-tar from earlier in the episode. The one they wrote their song to that inspired some skinny-dipping love connection.
“How dare that slut give my lapdog a meaningful present without clearing it with me first! Deacon, set that thing on fire for me, would you?”
Actually, what she says is “What the hell. Is. That?” In a menacing, threatening, Lamarish tone of voice. It’s a guitar dummy! Something thoughtful from a rival that your EX might appreciate. God! The whole world isn’t about you, bitch! She does earn some points by calling Juliette Miss Sparklepants. That is a good one. And Deacon gets in a nice, evocative dig at her after she whines that Deacon just isn’t here for her and their songs. He exasperatedly says he sings those songs every week and has done for a decade, gigs that she never bothered to go see because she was too busy with her own life.
It’s Rayna’s turn to be grilled by the political inquisitors and they focus on her relationship with Deacon. They stopped fucking when he went into rehab (because sober people just aren’t any fun in bed) and Rayna took up with Teddy. My question is this: why leave him when he was trying to get better? Did she not want to be with a sober Deacon? Or was it something she thought she had to do for Deacon’s sobriety? That there be no more reminders of his old life and that included a romantic relationship with her? It’s all confusing and I hope the writers delve into that a little more as the season goes on.