Scarlett and Deacon have lunch and Deacon gives her some very good advice. Avery needs to grow up and deal with Scarlett’s success. I love how he doesn’t try to make excuses for Avery’s behaviour, just plain says – He’s gotta keep up or get left behind. That is great advice and I hope Scarlett takes it and stops feeling so bad about her record deal.
Backstage at the country club. Sigh. How far has Rayna fallen? She might as well be singing at a Denny’s opening. I really do like her dress but would it have killed her to add sleeves? It’s just there is a lot of tanned cleavage going on already…a three-quarter length or even a cap sleeve might have added some balance.
See? So pretty, perfect for a third wedding. With a little arm coverage.
Juliette smiles smugly through her contrition interview and then ruins it all by saying Haters Be Hatin’, y’all. Robin Roberts then brings up CrackMom. Juliette tears off her microphone and announces that the interview is over. This segment really ticked me off. First, as stated above, I don’t think shoplifting a bottle of nail polish is of national importance. Second, I don’t like how the show seemed to imply because Juliette blew off the criticism and didn’t beg for forgiveness for the terrible transgression of swiping a bottle of polish, Robin nailed her with the question of CrackMom. Like, if Juliette had played good girl, the question about CrackMom’s arrest never would have come up. Or am I crazy and that wasn’t implied?
Yeeeeah, that went as well as anyone could have expected given Juliette’s attitude and behaviour up to this moment.
Deacon comes rushing in, casually attired in jeans and a button-down. Lamar immediately starts in on him, prompting him to say he’s only doing this stupid gig as a favour to Rayna. And Lamar, being the epic prick he is says “And why would you begrudge this tiny favour for a family who’s carried you on its back for twenty years.” WOW. That is some ice-cold cuntiness from Lamar, non?
Predictably, Deacon loses his shit.
One would hope, that in the background, Bucky is at least thinking “Well, shit, this was one of my worst ideas ever.
Deacon, feeling attacked, turns it around and implies that the Family Jaymes (or whatever the fuck their last name is) has been carrying Teddy for the last two decades. Niiiiiiice. Let’s bring Teddy into this pissing contest.
The argument quickly degenerates into name calling. Teddy gets a mean little dig in asking if Deacon is drinking again.
I love this shot because it looks like Bucky is trying to sneak away.
Look at that magnificent reptilian bastard!