After a break, we catch up with Avery, who's buying a guitar. The guy at the store says he used to love Avery's shows at the Five Spot, but his new music is "different." Just like your grandma would say! Watty White approaches Avery at the counter and notes that the beauty of a guitar that he's chosen goes for around $25,000. And this is why Avery will be living in the fleabag motel again next week. Avery reminds Watty that they've meet before since he's Scarlett's ex, and asks for some advice. He explains that he has a new producer in Atlanta, and he's not sure if what Dominic is doing with his sound is what he should be doing. Watty says that "should" is not the right word when it comes to music. What does that even mean? Can no one ever just speak non-cryptically in this town?
Meanwhile, Rayna is writing a song at the piano and has wisely decided to become an agoraphobic songwriter until the whole divorce scandal passes. As the phone rings, Tandy takes it off the hook, saying that they're going to get her a new number. Did anyone else, upon noticing that Tandy didn't actually hang up on the call, think that some reporter was going to overhear something crazy? Meanwhile, Deacon is eating popcorn and watching Old Yeller. In the broad daylight? Scarlett visits to deliver a cupcake, taking off the bottom and putting it on the top to make a sandwich with frosting in the middle. She says that this way you get frosting in every bite, as if you don't if you eat a cupcake the regular way. He invites her in for a viewing party, but she says she has to get ready for her "show" at the Bluebird tonight, reminding Deacon that he hasn't seen her and Gunnar play in a while. Her trick works and he agrees to meet her at the Bluebird at 8:00.
Teddy then holds a press conference in which he says that Rayna has never been unfaithful and neither has he. His facility with lying is how you know he's becoming a better politician. Rayna watches the press conference on TV, and remains expressionless as Teddy asks the crowd to respect their privacy at this time. And then he gets on to the real business -- the announcement of two new appointments. One is a new head of his business advisory council. And then he announces that Peggy Kenter will be joining his administration as a "financial" "consultant" "for" "special" "projects." Why doesn't he just call her his BJ advisory team? Rayna rolls her eyes, because this whole thing is gross. And has the whole city forgotten the giant tabloid scandal of the campaign? Though you really can't debate the logic of hiring the woman who once helped you embezzle $2 million as your financial consultant.