I don’t think I have ever recapped Nashville before, but someone asked and I’m about to watch it so we shall see how this goes. Also, I am trying to lure y’all away from Bravo. We really need to get some sort of 12 step program to get off of that network.
We begin with Rayna James who has several men trying to claim her, but I believe on the finale last season she accepted a proposal. It looks like she is conflicted because she is not wearing the ring and instead just sort of looking at it. I think we all sort of feel like she will end up with Deacon eventually. Oh wait, I think both Luke and Deacon proposed. Decisions, decisions.
Meanwhile, I’m not sure what Juliette is melting down about, I think her boyfriend found out she cheated on him and it has made her go all Britney Spears crazy. One of her stupid female assistants actually helps her find scissors. What kind of woman does that? All women know that there is a point in the crazy meltdown if it gets bad enough that you want to cut off all your hair. I’m sure there is some sort of psychological term for that. And when it gets to that point getting institutionalized and incoherent writing on the walls with your own feces is only a hop skip and a jump away.
Teddy and the oldest daughter have a spat. She wants her mom to marry Deacon. Don’t we all, Deacon’s kid. Don’t we all.
Will is playing the Bluebird and dedicates a love song to his wife, who he told he was gay on the finale of last season. She’s a bit confused. Outside Luke walks up to Deacon and punches him right in the face and says “Why can’t you just let her be happy?” And Deacon replies, “Why can’t you?”
Then we flashback 12 hours. I hate flashbacks why must every show do this? Luke wakes up Rayna with a paper with their proposal on stage splashed all over the front page. Luke is over the moon and doesn’t seem to pick up on Rayna lukewarm response.
Juliette barges in on Avery begging him to talk to her. Juliette begs for forgiveness but Avery says he can’t stand the sight of her. He leaves and she collapses on the couch. Eventually her assistant and manager find her in a mess. She has a movie audition to play Patsy Cline in a biopic and she is a wreck. Fortunately, in the scene she has to do Patsy was a wreck too.
Scarlett and Deacon have a chat. Deacon is writing a love song to sing at the Bluebird that night. Scarlett suggests he give it up, she is engaged to Luke. Scarlett is humiliated over her very public mental breakdown and wants to move back home. Avery shows up drinking after is 6 am encounter with Juliette and asks to leave town with Scarlett. As Scarlett and Avery pull off, Gunner jumps in the car and tries to talk Scarlett out of leaving. He won’t get out of the car, so Scarlett just takes of with him in it.
Will is talking to his wife about being gay. They are still filming a reality show so I guess they will keep up the premise.
Rayna tells Luke that Deacon proposed the same night he did. Luke just walks off. OOOh Rayna just did the “I love you but… ” thing with Luke. Luke takes Rayna’s uncertainty as well as could be expected. Rayna pulls out all of her Deacon memorabilia and takes a walk down memory lane. It was not all unicorns and rainbows. She goes to tell Deacon that she is picking Luke. She needs a clean slate without all the painful memories. Deacon makes his case, they love each other. He turns on the charm and Rayna cries.
Scarlett’s car breaks down in Bumblefuck, Mississippi. Avery is still drinking. Gunner is still trying to point out that wherever Scarlett goes everyone will know about her breakdown. The mechanic in Bumblefuck asked her about it. Meanwhile Avery is commiserating with some chick at the bar when her huge redneck ex sees him and Gunner and Juilette have to carry his drunk ass out of the bar before the guy kills him. Scarlett turns the car around and heads home to Nashville.
Holy crap. Juliette is pregnant!
Back to where we started. Rayna looking at rings and Deacon getting ready to play. Rayna shows up at the Bluebird wearing Luke’s engagement ring and kisses him on the red carpet. Deacon sings a love song straight to Rayna.