Like that doesn’t have HELL YEAH written all over it.
Deacon and Coleman sit in a diner and chat. Deacon is weighed down with wanting to use and Coleman is a reassuring and strong presence. Wouldn’t you just love to unburden your conscience while looking into this face?
Such a great guy. No-nonsense, pragmatic, smart and just plain kind.
Deacon’s been hanging onto CrackMom’s pain pills. He hasn’t taken any but lawd, he’s wanted to.
Lamar is meeting with Peggy in a limo. I almost thought he was going to kill her right there in the backseat.
Isn’t he basically telling her that he’ll kill her if she gets in his way? All that yak about Teddy being like a son…doesn’t that just amount to “You mess with him, you mess with me?”
Peggy, he’s going to have you killed. Run away now.
And the scene ends with a nice little tooth lick.
The look of fear and uncertainty on Peggy’s face tells us she knows she is in over her head and that she is going to regret making this unholy alliance.
So Deacon tries to work off his hunger for the sweet pills by performing at the Bluebird. He plays a song that is so obviously about Rayna “Sideshow.”
As Deacon sings, Juliette is clearing out some stuff and getting ready to leave her house. “Every she touched, I hate.” She seethes at her assistant.
I really like how what is important to Juliette is her notebooks. Her arms are full of them. That is what she’s taking as she leaves her house behind. And it speaks to her growing urge to become an artist rather than just a star.
Deacon gets heckled by some drunken hillbilly, who is waiting outside for him with an equally hillbillified friend after the show. Deacon, feeling like he’s got nothing to lose, gets into a fight.
Scarlett comes home and tells Avery that the producers didn’t like the song because the backup guitarist hijacked it. Seems like a dumb reason…if they like the song, they record it however damn way they want it, amiright? But it serves to provide tension and conflict in the Avery/Scarlett/Gunnar love triangle.
I love what Scarlett tells him:
It wasn’t your big shot. That was our big shot. And you screwed it up because you are so jealous of Gunnar.
I think it was pretty brave of her to tell him the truth so boldly like that. Avery’s surprised face leads me to believe that she’s never shown this kind of determination and fire before. I don’t think he can handle it. Scarlett finishes with an impassioned plea for Avery to just believe that she loves him and she chooses him and he needs to stop with all the jealousy.
Avery almost can’t process this new Scarlett. His eyes go all weird and he gets twitchy. He does apologize though. And I think he sort of means it.