For an episode that airs on the eve of Valentine’s Day, there certainly isn’t a lot of love in the air on Nashville.
Let’s bitch it out…
While watching this episode, I find myself so angry at Rayna (Connie Britton) all over again! I thought I had moved on last week when she kissed Deacon (Charles Esten) in the elevator and texted him for a secret rendezvous in her penthouse suite. Tonight, it’s the inverse: I am downright furious with her! I’m sorry, but Deacon has been by her side for TWENTY YEARS! Even after she bailed on him and married Teddy (Eric Close) while Deacon was getting sober for her, he stood by her and played next to her every night anyway. If that isn’t love, I don’t know what is.
Now she has the opportunity to be with him again (and make a certain reviewer VERY happy) and what does she do? She completely ignores him and goes off with Liam, the Creeper (Michiel Huisman). My jaw was literally agape whenever Rayna was on screen throughout ‘Therell Be No Teardrops Tonight.’ We all know how I feel about Connie Britton, so it breaks my heart to feel such rage towards her! A few weeks ago we finally bid creepy Liam adieu and suddenly bam!, out of nowhere he’s stalking the tour, and she’s flirting, kissing and nightcapping with him?!?! And THEN she has the balls to look shocked when Deacon’s pissed at her the next morning?! Grrr…
Let’s just lay my cards on the table here – if that was me, we all know that as soon as Teddy hit the road, I would have been on Deacon’s doorstep. This week, Rayna proves why she just doesn’t deserve Deacon.
In other not-so-shocking news, Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) lets the success of her one acoustic song go to her head and goes on a power trip. She’s a little princess who’s trying to leave the juvenile stuff behind, but she’s still acting like a spoiled child. Guess that’s what having a terrible childhood then becoming a mega-millionaire will do to you. I’m telling you, if I was working on Juliette’s tour and she banged on my door in the middle of the night for an impromptu screaming session in the hallway, I would have peaced-out even quicker than Glenn (Ed Amatrudo) does.
Ever the voice of reason, the next morning Deacon speaks some words of wisdom about pushing people away, and somehow Juliette decides to invite her mother to live with her. I can’t quite understand her decision, other than to assume that she’s tired of being alone, but I still think she’s fooling herself. Juliette has forced away the one constant who’s been there throughout her whole career, and she thinks that having her fresh from rehab mother live with her is going to make everything okay again? This girl is the queen of bad decisions so it should get interesting now that she doesn’t have anyone to rein her in anymore. The absolute ultimate would be if Glenn joins the Rayna tour somehow just to spite Juliette.
- I don’t like where this weird threesome with Gunnar (Sam Palladio), Scarlett (Clare Bowen) and Jason (David Clayton Rogers) is going. The brother is fugitive from the law who is packing heat, but “oh well, let’s just forget all that and let him stay because he makes nice harmonies when we play together”? No, thank you sir. Get this guy out of there! He’s going to bring nothing but trouble to my main man Gunnar and I want no part of that.
- Listen here, Hailey (Chloe Bennet). No one wants to be in the Avery Barkley (Jonathan Jackson) business. I cringed just hearing those words come out of her mouth. I mean, what kind of warped world is Nashville set in that somehow this manwhore with no loyalty is getting the same attention at the company that originally signed Gunnar and Scarlett? Out of the two, I would like to be in the business of the beautiful duo who are being scouted by the great Rayna James, but hey, what do I know? Go for it, Hailey! Be in the Avery Barkley business and let’s see how long it takes before you’re living in that dirty motel right there beside him.
- Leave it to Deacon’s offspring to hear a hushed conversation and out her “dad’s” affair with Peggy (Kimberly Williams-Paisley). Those Claybourne genes don’t breed no fools, y’all. I think Teddy should get geared up for a mean-spirited custody battle.
So were you as angry as I was during tonight’s episode? I will never know what is going through Rayna’s head, but now this means we have to wait even longer for our star crossed lovers to get back together! What did you think of Juliette’s power trip? Sound off below!
Nashville is taking another two week break and returns Wednesday, Feb 27 at 10pm EST on ABC