Heyyy, I have a totally crap idea that no one is going to call me on. You in?
“Political affliations aside, she needs a guitarist.” Uhhhhh, this is fucking Nashville. You can’t find another guitarist to strum some simpleton song for half an hour? What kind of manager are you????? And the way both actors play it, you can almost sense that they don’t find this plot development believable. There’s a lot of eye rolling and heavy sighing going on. Whatevs. Deal’s done and Ex Lover Deacon is going to be up alongside Rayna the politician’s wife on one of the most important nights of Teddy’s mayoral career.
Aiee! Coleman is Deacon’s sponsor. Didn’t see that one coming and I love it. I think Coleman is my favourite character. He just seems like the most decent, upstanding, realistic character on the show. He’s probably not the most interesting but he definitely is the most likeable.
You can’t tell me you wouldn’t want to have coffee and shoot the shit with this guy.
I know the screenshot is shite but look! Darius “Counting Crows” Rucker. That’s Nashville authenticity right there, folks.
Scarlett and Gunnar are getting shown around at their record company. Gunnar thieves a yogurt from the fridge and encounters Flirtypants PA.
You may think we’re talking about yogurt but really we’re talking about my vagina and how you can have access to it whenever you feel the need.
Scarlett, for all her puppy dog slavering around Avery, does not like Gunnar’s attention being taken away from her. Not nice, Ms. Scarlett. Not nice at all.
Bucky and Rayna are going over arrangements for the country club gig. Bucky fills Rayna in on Deacon’s agreeing to play. She says she doesn’t think it’s a good idea but there is a gleam in her eyes and a glow on her face that tells me she is titillated by the idea. Because really, isn’t performing with your exlover (the man you just had a filthy erotic dream about) in front of your husband as he is trying to work, just like having sex with him in front of everyone? She gets to cuckhold her husband in front of all the people that teased her in high school while still looking like Princess WonderWoman by using her celeb clout to help Teddy get financial support.
She’s got some kind of subtle, sadistic gleam about her, non?
Back at Juliette’s House of Delusion and Crack, Goodman is filling Juliette in on how far her career as sunk. For one bottle of nail polish, Juliette is no longer invited to present at the CMAs, all the late night chat shows are making jokes about her, she’s going to be the butt of SNL’s opening sketch. Goodman seems to think this is terrible. Well, my take is this: Yes, it’s bad that that the CMAs have rescinded her presenting invite. That’s a big deal. The other two things…well, doesn’t Leno, Fallon and Letterman make jokes about celebs all the time? Isn’t that kind of their schtick? And does anyone even watch SNL anymore? I thought it was completely unwatchable at this point. Anyways, the publicist schools Juliette. This is Juliette’s make or break moment.
You’ve got to formulate a plot or end up in jail or shot/Success is your only motherfucking option, failure’s not/Mom, I love you, but this trailer’s got to go/You cannot grow old in Salem’s lot/So here you go it’s your shot.