Because Juliette acted like an entitled twat on GMA, her biggest tour sponsor has pulled out. Her tour is on hold.
I’ve gotta say this – if Lilo had to face these kinds of consequences instead of the legal system wiping her ass, she might not be the sad, ridiculous and unfunny joke of a person she is now.
Lamar and Teddy manage to put their game faces on but Rayna and Deacon are still shattered. And it shows through their performance. It sounds terrible, they look terrible and it’s only the sight of the rich, white, middle-aged audience clapping off time and chair-grooving awkwardly that puts a smile on my face.
I don’t think I could keep a straight face, trying to sing to this crowd of killjoys.
Teddy and Old Flame share a look – aieee! Are they still together? What is going on? According to the beautiful and brilliant commenters, she and Teddy worked together in his financial shady dealings. This is my guess as well. And he probs porked her too.
Rayna comes off stage to confront Deacon. She ridiculously blames him, accuses him of taking Lamar’s bait. Uhhhh, princess, this is all on you. Any woman with half a brain and a functioning conscience would have known having her exlover perform at her husband’s political fundraiser was a terrible idea.
I don’t care if this clusterfuck is my fault. I’m going to blame everyone but myself. Ahh, that feels better.
Are we done here?
Yeah, we’re done.
They share a look and then Deacon grabs his gear and walks out.
Scene changes to Rayna’s bedroom. She’s sitting on the bed when Teddy walks in. He tells her he can’t do it anymore. He looks defeated, she looks defeated. It’s all quite touching and sad.
Rayna tells Teddy she’s firing Deacon. It’s all a bit rich, in my opinion. First, Deacon silently acknowledged that the situation was untenable and it was time for him to move on. Rayna didn’t actually say anything close to “You’re fired.” She makes it sound like she wouldn’t countenance Deacon disrespecting Teddy. HA! Not even close, doll. Deacon and Rayna have been dancing around the idea of Deacon leaving the band for the last couple of episodes. Don’t try and play the hero, Rayna, it’s ridiculous and not a good look on you. You are a complicated and complex woman who years ago made a choice that millions of women before and after you have made. You settled on your second choice. But you also kept your first choice strung along beside you for the last twenty years and it finally got to be too much. And that is your own fault, my dear.