Meanwhile, Rayna calls Watty and asks if he's left yet for Deacon's party. He hasn't, so she asks him to stop by so she can play him something. Lamar then meets with Teddy in his new office. Teddy asks how he can help Lamar and Lamar says, "You could have treated my daughter better." Teddy says that he did that for thirteen years and it wasn't good enough. Well, fair point. Teddy is willing to talk business, but not personal business, and Lamar is once again oddly conciliatory. He's come by with a few appointment suggestions, including a gentleman named Hank Tully as deputy mayor. Teddy says he'll consider Mr. Tully and Lamar hisses, "Make sure you do more than that." Teddy stands up and scowls and tells Lamar that he took an oath to serve the best interests of the people of Nashville. Hopefully, he says, they align with Lamar's. Lamar notes that an oath is kind of like a vow and walks out. So, I predict that Peggy will be suffocated by her own beret in Episode 16.
We cut back to Rayna, who pulls up to the Bluebird with Watty in tow. The paparazzi are everywhere, but Rayna has taken Lamar's advice and keeps her head held high as she walks through the swarm. When she enters the Bluebird, Deacon looks at her and says, "Well, now this IS a surprise party." She wishes him happy birthday and they have a lingering hug. So, I guess now that he's heard about the divorce he's not mad at her for imaginary-boning Liam anymore. Plus, her hair is SO especially glorious at this moment. Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys greets Rayna and, noting that she probably doesn't want to talk about it, tells her that at least she looks great in the photos. And... if she already knew Dan Auerbach why didn't she get him to produce her new edgy record?
Gunnar is happily DJ-ing, until two police dudes approach him, confirm his identity and ask him to come with them. This drama doesn't seem to register with Rayna and Watty, who are chatting with Vince Gill about how Deacon still watches Old Yeller on VHS. Juliette approaches and is all smiles with Vince and Watty and passive-aggressive -- or aggressive-aggressive really -- about how badly Rayna needs a new publicist. Vince and Watty give each other a look and I'm sure are either making cat hissing or clucking chicken sounds in their heads. In any case, Rayna says that she has a song that she'd love to play. Juliette is all, "I'll let you know." Which means no, because no way is she going to let Scarlett AND Rayna upstage her. She leaves and Vince Gill says, "Charming," with a healthy heap of sarcasm. Who knew he had it in him?