“Teddy Conrad comes from a long line of old-school, country club politicians, going back to his great-grandfather, the late Honourable Senator. Unfortunately, he most closely resembles his father, a man who failed repeatedly, in spite of his advantages. Teddy Conrad was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. A spoon that he’s used to dig himself into a financial hole he may never climb out of. And he may use that same silver spoon to break ground on a baseball stadium that will drain our city of millions of dollars. The only thing that Teddy Conrad has ever done is inherit money and lose it.”
Hey audience? Remember what I said a few episodes back about running a clean campaign? Yeah, fuck that noise.
Juliette finally comes to the realization (with some gentle prodding from Beau, her awesome bodyguard) her CrackMom will never listen to her. She calls Deacon for help getting her into rehab.
Doesn’t that coffee mug look insanely huge in Hayden Panatierre’s tiny little hand?
Poor Scarlett. Here she is on the cusp of superstardom, talent coming out the wazzoo and she still slaves over Avery like he’s a king.
It’s sweet but he’s taking you for granted, dear. And you are making it easy for him to do it!
Avery suggests he play the backup guitar that they need. And then he’ll be there for her for “moral support”. He’s doing her a favour, it’s not like he doesn’t want to show off for the music honchos who’ll be sitting in on this session. No siree.
Rayna and Deacon discuss the commercial. Deacon says he’s yanking his permission because he doesn’t like the changes to the song and his music means everything to him.
Rayna’s all “Yeah, but this commercial is important to me. Me! ME! Didn’t you hear me when I said this was important to me and therefore your feelings should automatically be subsumed under my greater and clearly more important feelings?”
Deacon simply tells her no and she chases after him and says “Is this how you want to do things?” and I have a real problem with her attitude. She’s pissy because he finally said no to her and I wish that Deacon actually said that. Rayna just can’t understand why he won’t give in, like he’s given in all those years. She’s used to her snapping her fingers and Deacon coming running. She’s dressing it up in her head like he’s withholding his permission because he’s mad at her for kicking him out and cancelling the tour but I don’t think he is. I think he genuinely doesn’t want his song used to sell some cheap beauty products. Rayna, of course, can’t process that thought because the whole world revolves around her.