He just wants them to stay the same couple they’ve always been. Scarlett replies “You mean me writing poems and keeping them to myself.” She’s really angry, her voice is trembling and I’m all “Sister woman, sing it!”
And I think it slowly dawns on Avery how badly he has hurt Scarlett.
I think I saw a tear glistening in those eyes.
Rayna is woken up by her cell buzzing. It’s Deacon calling from jail. She declines to accept the charges.
Now, I get that Rayna is trying to move on and put Deacon behind her. That’s a totally legimate and laudable goal. But c’mon, don’t you think that if he just gave into her about that song for the commercial, she would have taken his call and bailed him out of jail? And if she truly is trying to make a fresh start and a renewed commitment to her marriage, why didn’t she tell Teddy that it was Deacon calling from jail and she refused to take the call? That she essentially is letting him rot in jail? That seems like it would be a good way to prove to Teddy that she is serious about cutting that cord between her and Deacon. But nooooo, she lies and says no one was on the other end. I’m sure in her mind, she was telling him the truth because the way she is thinking, Deacon is nothing to her anymore.
Gunnar tells Hailey he wants their relationship to be “complicated”. It’s code for “I don’t want to bone Scarlett, you’re my girl.” They end up boinking in the music room. I wish I could get laid where I work. I mean, I could…but no one there looks or sounds like Gunnar. Wah-wah.
Deacon calls his second choice, Juliette, to pick up his tired ass from jail.
No one looks that good the morning after a bar brawl.
Teddy and Lamar are strategizing. They are planning a negative, attack campaign. Teddy acknowledges that Rayna is going to lose her shit over it and Coleman is not going to take it lying down. Lamar couldn’t care less. He wants to win.
So does Teddy.
Of course, this unquenchable thirst to win has absolutely nothing to do with the fact Coleman wiped the floor with your pale, pasty ass during the debate and he said some mean things that were true but that you just can’t deal with.
Rayna records her solo songwriting effort and Bucky lurves it. So does she. Rayna is flush and gorgeous with success.
This is the Rayna I love. Confident, happy, proud. More of this, please!