Reeling from the break-up, Luke has taken to touring and performing whenever possible. Rayna, on the other hand, has been home with her family and not appearing publicly. This worries Bucky, as the rumors are flying. Rayna agrees to perform at the Bluebird to alleviate this. When she gets there (with Sadie, who’s covered her healing black eye with makeup) though, too many memories from her relationship with Deacon flood her mind. She decides she is not quite ready.
Maddie’s teenage attitude is flaring up when Deacon keeps canceling their guitar lessons. We can’t properly feel bad for her since we know why Deacon is unavailable, but even without this in mind– your mother is the freakin’ queen of country; treat her better. Maddie and Daphne perform in the Edgehill Student Studio. This gives Marshall the opportunity to finally put his evil plan in action to sign Maddie to Egdehill. I gave Teddy a lot of credit throughout this episode for saying no, but he eventually gives in since Marshall can blackmail him.
On the brighter side, Maddie eventually apologizes to Rayna, who invites her to write a song with her. Rayna, Maddie, and Daphne perform said song at the Bluebird. This is what this show is about, right here.
Gunnar goes to see Micah, who is acting up. Micah thinks he’s bad since his father was bad. Gunnar defends his brother, who he clearly loved unconditionally. Hopefully they’ve taken steps toward repairing their relationship.
Scarlett invites her mother, Beverly, in hopes of finding a match for Deacon’s liver transplant. At first, Beverly is a complete terror refusing to even get tested. Deacon didn’t ask, and wouldn’t ask, but Scarlett feels she is owed this favor from her mother. Things get nice for a while– Beverly gets tested and even sings a few notes with her brother and daughter. She gets a call with the test results and lies that she is not a match. She basically leaves her brother to die.
Hey, just how pregnant is Juliet? She seems large, but notes that she has a very long time until the baby is born. Anyway, she decides to finish her album for lack of other work. She can’t catch her breath properly due to the pregnancy. Avery is wonderfully supportive.
What I want to see tonight: Um, Rayna and Deacon being in the same room! Still waiting on him to tell Rayna and Maddie about his cancer. Really, I’m just not looking forward to Maddie and Edgehill. Oof!
What did y’all think of last week & what are you hoping to see tonight?!