After the Prevouslies, we open with Rayna and Liam strutting backstage. He’s pretty handsy. I like it. Liam has really grown on me over the past two episodes.
Are they writing him as an alcoholic or is it my imagination? Oh those nutty creative types…always willing to wreck their liver for their art!
Teddy walks in and interrupts Rayna’s blissful post-performance high. He’s going to tell Rayna about the photos. To her credit, Rayna doesn’t lose her shit. I love how she trusts him.
Or doesn`t love him enough to really care if he`s cheating or not
Teddy spins a yarn about Peggy coming to him for friendly advice because her marriage is shaky. Rayna swallows it, probably because she doesn’t really care one way or the other, and is focussed on how the photos will look to their kids. Teddy also pretends to be torn up about that. But honestly, if he’s so worried about what his kids think – wouldn’t he behave himself in the first place and not get caught up in any financial wheelie-dealies?
Juliette is balancing two phone calls – one from Goodman where she harangues him about getting Marshall to kickstart her tour and the other from CrackMom’s rehab. Dundundun. Tebow interrupts and she drops everything for him. Sigh. Me no likey. Ahahahhaa! Tebow wants Juliette to meet his parents (and his dad seems like kind of an asshole laying on his horn while Tebow was talking to Juliette) at church the next day. Juliette agrees but the uncertainty in her voice made me smile. She’s all “Uhhhh, yeah, great…church.”
Deacon meets up with some band – whose members look, sorry to say, cadaverous.
However, they all have sobriety chips so….clearly….Deacon touring with them is a great idea….hmmmm. And that one guy looks exactly like Mark McKinney of Kids in the Hall playing an over-the-hill rocker.
They do offer Deacon a spot on their tour and the potential “if they’re still digging each other,” (who the fuck talks like that?) of joining the band as a full member.
Deacon pinks up like a wallflower being asked to dance and says he’ll think about it.
Scarlett, Hailey and Gunnar have a little coffee klatch. There is clearly tension between Hailey and Gunnar – obvs over his salivating after Scarlett. Who is cornpone oblivious as always. Hailey takes charge and tells Scarlett that a band she knows is looking for a female singer. Scarlett is confused and wants to talk it over with Gunnar. Because really, why should she be expected to think for herself when she could just ask a man what to do. I mean, clearly, Hailey is trying to offload Scarlett to get her away from Gunnar but she’s doing it nicely and honestly, it could work out for Scarlett and be good for her career.
Because we just had a Scarlett moment, we move into Avery’s story. The Avery Barkley band is performing for Wyclef Jean and CougarManager. They look about as impressed as me: