Your Musical Guide To Last Night’s Nashville: Oh, What A Love Triangle

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As soon as last night’s episode of Nashville came on, I had to suppress the urge to roll my eyes. I’d like to put it on the record that I love Connie Britton. However, I am having a bit of an issue with Rayna James as of late. I don’t understand what is going on with her.

The whole Teddy versus Deacon dynamic is getting a little old to me. Rayna spent the whole beginning of the episode whining about how Deacon was on tour with Juliette. Meanwhile she’s trying to convince her husband there’s nothing going on between them, which couldn’t be further from the truth. (That kiss was amazing. Sorry, it had to be said.)

So I have to admit, I was surprised and happy when Teddy asked Rayna for a divorce. Though, I’m not sure it will ever actually happen. I think it’s the right move. Some of you might be upset about the whole Teddy lying to Rayna about his affair thing. But I can’t help but agree with the sentiment of Peggy’s words. You shouldn’t have to work so hard to get someone to love you. Plus, it doesn’t ever seem like Rayna is ever really trying to work on her marriage.

“Consider Me”

Played By: Juliette Barnes

This week Juliette seems to be questioning her role on the country music scene. She’s always been seen as the glitzy girl who prances around the stage singing bubblegum lyrics. While the act has certainly gained her fans and a ton of money, it doesn’t seem like she’s happy. So even though her management expresses concern, Juliette decides to take advice from Deacon.

I thought that her acoustic song was a nice departure from her typical theatrics. So it was kind of annoying to see her completely lose hope when some reviewer completely pans it. Good thing she had her trusty assistant around to set her straight! Let’s see more of that dynamic in the furture, ok? Ok. Good.

Regardless of the fact that he cheated on his wife, I can’t help but agree with the sentiment of Peggy’s words. You shouldn’t have to work so hard to make someone love you. But also major douchebag alert because he totally lied to Rayna. This was definitely not the first time these two have slept together. Not cool, Mr. Mayor-Elect.

 “One Works Better”

Played By: Gunnar and Scarlett

Scarlett and Gunnar were both dealing with housing issues this week. Scarlett isn’t able to make ends meet, and her landlord is threatening her with eviction. Gunnar’s roommates/his former band aren’t happy with his decision to work with Scarlett so they’ve been horrible to live with. The remedy? They move in together, of course. Sounds like a wonderful idea. Also who else is excited to see if the two of them work with Rayna?

This episode was definitely dramatic, but I’m excited to see what the fallout of the divorce declaration will be next week. From what we saw in the preview, I don’t think I’m going to be happy.

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    • Cindy

      Thanks for the review, and I agree about Rayna. She’s been a mess lately, and I’m hoping she starts to get it together in the next few episodes. I won’t be able to watch the next episodes of Nashville when they air, though, because I work at DISH on Wednesday nights. I’ll have to watch them on my DISH Hopper instead. It auto-records all of Nashville’s episodes and everything else on ABC during primetime, so it will be easy for me to watch Nashville even if I forget to set a timer for the show.