Well the day has finally come. On last night’s Nashville country music rivals Rayna James (Connie Britton) and Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) kicked off their joint arena tour aptly named “Red Lips White Lies”. If you recall, this is exactly what their record label wanted them to do since the start of this season. Back then, both women were less than pleased with the idea. It’s funny how things change, huh?
“Boys and Buses”
Played By: Juliette
The tour couldn’t have come at a better time for Juliette who is going through a pretty difficult time in her personal life (just like every other person on this show). Leaving Sean at the altar last week was a pretty heartless thing to do, and she’s definitely paying the price. She’s filed for divorce and is hoping that it will all be taken care of before the media finds out the couple is actually already married. Can you imagine if a real life celebrity tried to get away with that right now? Hilarious, but I’m getting off topic.
Sean refuses to give Juliette the divorce, and instead demands an annulment effectively meaning their marriage never happened. I understand why this hurt her, but I also get why he wants it. She knew how much marriage meant to him before she tricked him into it.
Rayna has been having a pretty hard time with this tour, firing guitarist after guitarist. Gee, I wonder why? Might it have something to do with ex-boyfriend Deacon (Charles Esten) whom she has played with in every one of her shows for the past twenty years? I think so. And apparently so does her pal, Liam McGuinnis (Michiel Huisman), who by the way is my new favorite character. Did anybody else love the way he put Juliette in her place?
I’m not sure how much longer Rayna will have to go on without Deacon though. Since this week, he quit the Revel Kings with good reason too. His creepy band mate was trying to force himself on naïve, Scarlett. I was just happy Deacon got there in time to save his niece from that asshole. Though, I probably wouldn’t have minded if she let him throw a punch or two.
In other big news this week, we learned that Gunnar (James Palladio) has a brother who has spent the past eight years in jail for armed robbery. And it sounded as if Gunnar was there when it all went down. Plus, Teddy (Eric Close) won the race for mayor of Nashville. I’m still not convinced that Rayna’s family didn’t buy him the win. Those two seriously give me the creeps. And that little visit he got at the end of the episode from Peggy (Kimberley Williams-Paisley) seemed more than friendly too me. I wonder if he lied to everyone when he denied the affair. But I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Until next week, Nashville!