Friday, May 10, 2013

Nashville - Why Don't You Love Me

As Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) hires a private security firm to track down her new manager Dante (Jay Hernandez) who disappeared with half a million dollars of her money, and Rayna (Connie Britton) and Deacon (Charles Esten) deal with the morning after (and the friends and family who try to talk them out of renewing their romance after all these years), the record label throws a party in honor of Rayna and Juliette both earning CMA nominations for female vocalist of the year.

An increasingly stressed (and drunk) Juliette hits the stage of the awards show without Deacon, who leaves after a fight with Rayna that opens the door for Avery (Jonathan Jackson) to earn a spot on-stage as her lead guitar player (and nearly a spot in her bed). Despite their most recent dust-up the pair manage to find their way back into each others arms as Juliette finds out Dante has one more surprise in store for her. It turns out Juliette's trust in Dante may cost her much more than half a million dollars.

In the episode's other major storyline Scarlett (Clare Bowen) grows concerned with the new tension between Gunnar (Sam Palladio) and Will after Will's (Chris Carmack) drunken pass at her boyfriend. Gunnar also begins his recording sessions with a producer who is far more interested in the music of Gunnar's dead brother which the musician decides to pass off as his own both to the producer and to Scarlett (who grows even more concerned after learning the truth).

After teasing us for an entire season with a Rayna/Deacon relationship the show finally gets the two together only to give us a break-up and another make-up in the same episode. Hopefully things will calm down, but probably not anytime soon as the show has only two episodes remaining and promises blackmail, gossip, scandal, adultery, violence, and murder before the show's first season comes to an end.

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