Everything has hit the fan in "Nashville" episode "Someday You'll Call My Name." Rayna finds conflict on all sides of her and her career, and Juliette faces disappointment both personally and professionally. Things are looking up for new singing duo Gunnar and Scarlett, but how long will it last?
BankruptcyTeddy's political campaign is now putting the family in further financial jeopardy. Once again, their advisers tell Rayna to get money from her father or go on tour with Juliette. Rayna tells them to "get new material." Teddy goes to the bank for loan but backs out when he discovers the bank is being audited for certain years; we're guessing he had some shady dealings.
Like mother, like daughterRayna is furious when a $500,000 check arrives from her father, a loan that comes with a list of stipulations severely limiting when Rayna can tour. After a venting session, her sister Tandy grudgingly reveals that their mother had an affair throughout their parents' marriage, and that some of the life choices Rayna's been making painfully mirror her mother's.
Rayna confronts her father, hoping for some kind of understanding finally. But he's as cruel as ever and accuses his daughter of destroying her family the same way her mother did. Rayna tells him he obviously drove his wife to find comfort elsewhere and that she won't take money from him -- ever.
Juliette's disappointmentsJuliette spends some more quality time with Deacon and continues to press him on joining her tour. She tells him she knows he would tour with her if he respected her music the way he does Rayna's. She reminisces about how her mother raised her on Nashville country music greats, and says she never really got into Rayna's music because she couldn't identify with a little rich girl. Going on a stadium tour and writing songs with someone actually available to him tempts Deacon, but in the end, he says no to her once again.
Juliette faces added pain in this episode, as she's forced to take in her broke, junkie mother before she makes more disturbing headlines for Juliette to counter. Frustrated with all of her disappointments, Juliette heads off on a grocery shopping spree, where Rayna's daughter and her friends get a phone video of her shoplifting make-up.
The guiltWatching their daughters singing beautifully in a talent show contest makes Rayna emotional and brings her closer to Teddy. She's conflicted as she tries to reconcile her guilt over her father's accusations, the feelings she has for Deacon, and her professional ambitions. She lets Deacon know that she's uncomfortable doing an intimate tour, and it's not clear how they're going to move ahead.
Love triangleAt the recording session with Watty, Scarlett freezes up so badly, it's suggested that Gunnar sing with someone else on the demo. Gunnar politely lets Avery know that he thinks Scarlett is ruining her own dreams for fear of losing him, and Avery finally decides to take the high road. Gunnar's done the right thing, but we can see he's jealous in the recording studio as Scarlett sings her part to the now supportive Avery. But when we see her boyfriend introducing himself to Watty, there's a hint that he's still more interested in getting his own career going.
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