“I care about you.”
He hits all the high notes: that Rayna is always shutting him out of her life while simultaneously trying to keep him close, that he is miserable in her marriage, that Teddy might be cheating on her.
And he looks so malicious doing it. Swwwoooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.
And then he goes in for the kill. As Rayna whines that he makes it so that they can’t talk he sneers “Then don’t do it.” Shivers. Of love.
Because Gunnar’s brother did a runner, the po-po are after Gunnar for information. And they, of course, level a few threats at Gunnar. A little bit of “If you help him or lie to us, you’re breaking the law.”
At the swish Edgehill party for Juliette and Rayna, Teddy strides in. Liam watches the reunion with pervy, boozy interest.
Avery tries to slimey up on Juliette but since she’s in damage control mode and honestly couldn’t give a flying fuck about him, she shines him on. It’s kind of beautiful to see.
Her attention is completely focussed on how déclassé her mother is. And honestly, picking through all the sliders with her gross, disgusting, likely-still-crack-stained fingers? Barf. And then she hustles on up to Rayna. I’m surprised Juliette’s head didn’t pop off. She hauls Crack Mom away and tells her she ruins everything in Juliette’s life. True. But mean to say in a room full of people who are no doubt eavesdropping. And I am just betting CrackMom uses this as the excuse she is desperate for to pick up again.
Ol’ Penis-Shaped (Marshall) is back. He swoops in to rain all over Rayna’s lurvefest with Liam by telling her that Liam has been offered his own imprint IF he brings Rayna over to Countless. Ah, the plot thinnens.
It’s not much of a partnership if one half is double-dipping and the other half doesn’t know.
Rayna, to her credit, behaves completely decorously but still tells him to STFU and GTFO.
You can’t just walk away from me.
Shivers. And not the good, lusty kind. The scary kind from when a drunk is boozy and threatening.
Teddy sees the whole thing go down but I’m not sure if he could hear it. He confronts Rayna at home about Liam.
Is there something going on?
He’s being pretty cool about it and he just says that it looked like a lot more than just her firing Liam because he was cross-dealing behind her back. She sulkily says that it’s probably because she’s been lied to so often by the men in her life. Oh, gag me, Rayna. Your problems are entirely of your own making.
Teddy basically tells her she’s rubbed his lying in his face long enough. She’s out traipsing the country, being free and he’s at home, being Mr. Mom and raising their children.