Deacon and Cole meet and discuss Deacon's Old Yeller-centric birthday plans before Cole brings up the Rayna and Teddy divorce. Deacon says that he found out about it the same way the whole world did. Cut to Rayna meeting with Bucky and her PR person. The PR lady asks if Rayna slept with Liam or Deacon while she was married, and Rayna freaks out and refuses to answer. Just on the safe side, says PR lady, she shouldn't be photographed with any man who isn't her father. Bucky says that he can call Juliette's people and tell them that Rayna can't come to Deacon's party. Okay, first of all, she was invited? Secondly, that's news to Rayna, who asks if they're going to do a public screening of Old Yeller. Heh. Whatever it is, says PR lady (who calls Rayna "madam" in the process), Rayna isn't going.
We then get to enjoy Juliette at home, whining through a new song about being water and feeling someone pour through every inch of her soul. Dirty! Flowy. Dante the addiction counselor sneaks up on her. She tries to blow him off, but he wonders why she'd ask Jolene to stay with her if she doesn't want to be part of the recovery process. Juliette explains that she is indeed a part of recovery -- the check-writing part. And the soon-to-be-boning-the-addiction-counselor-part, I bet. Dante says that in his own experience, he was finally able to get clean when his family was invested. In contrast, Juliette seems to be more interested in throwing a party for Deacon. I mean, her mom was a complete shit for, like, 24 years. So I kind of get where she's coming from. Emily interrupts to gleefully share the cover of the Rayna/Teddy tabloid, only this time there's no article about roaches. Juliette says that it looks like the queen of country music won't be coming to her party, and Emily gently reminds her that it's Deacon's party. Is it, though?
Teddy leaves a message for Peggy saying that his people have told him to distance himself from her, but he's going to think of something. And you know how great his track record of thinking has been. We then visit Rayna and Tandy, observing Maddie and Daphne's ballet class. Rayna has to deal with funny looks, a passive-aggressive encounter with another redhead and, upon leaving the studio, a swarm of paparazzi. As Daphne says she's scared, Rayna races off in her SUV and avoids answering questions about "who was better" between Liam and Deacon. Because it's so impossible to choose, obviously!