You leave your keys and get out. More of this Scarlett, please!
To get her revenge on Avery and to help out the Avery Barkley band, she performs with them. She rocks the hell out of the joint. I love it. And I must commend Claire Booth on her acting choices. Scarlett is all awkwardness, arms out akimbo and slightly out to rhythm. Perfect choice for her character but it must kill the actress as she is actually a trained ballerina (or so I remember reading somewhere. If I’m wrong, I’m sure y’all out there will correct me).
Juliette goes to visit CrackMom and the junkie is less than thrilled about Juliette’s wedding news. Now…don’t get me wrong. She didn’t say anything that wasn’t true. Juliette has a huge gaping wound in her heart that she tries to ignore by using sex and work. The marriage is doomed because Juliette is fundamentally unhappy and feels undeserving. But honestly, WTF does CrackMom know about it? She’s been an absentee parent for most of Juliette’s life – she has no real idea who Juliette is as a person. And then she makes all these pronouncements like she’s goddamn Buddha.
And I think she looks just as crackie as she used to. This bitch ain’t clean.
Hailey confronts Gunnar and tells him some hard truths. Especially that Scarlett and Gunnar are each better together than they are on their own. They need each and what they create together needs to be more important than any bullshit between them. And also that she is a professional who is not letting her failed relationship with Gunnar get in the way of her career goals.
Rayna comes tearing into the campaign office and tells Teddy all about Lamar’s grand threat to reveal Maddie’s parentage.
What? It’s not that big a deal. Making my young, vulnerable granddaughter question her place in her family and her parents’ love for her, what’s the harm in that? It’s called character building.
Teddy spits fire. And Rayna sees him in a new light.
Predictably, Deacon and whatshername end up in bed. She does reveal a tantalizing tidbit…
Fourteen years ago, Deacon and a friend were getting blitzed and something dreadful happened. I’m assuming car wreck with the friend dying. And that is what spurred Deacon into rehab.
Rayna and Teddy have an adult conversation. It’s discussions like these that need to take place on tv more often. No screaming, no swearing, no hiding real feelings behind lies and omissions. Just two grown-ups who love each other but are unhappy.