In equally scandalous adventures, Scarlett goes to see Gunnar and his honky tonk band playing at a sad little motel bar. The band is great, though, with an upright bass and fiddle and cowboy hats. They should be happy that Scarlett showed up, since she's the only one of the four or five patrons who bothers to clap when their number is over. Gunnar and Scarlett go sit by the motel pool, and flirt about the fact that he's wearing fringe. Soon, though, Scarlett gets to the point of her visit -- she can't do the demo with Watty. She wants to, of course, but can't. She moved to Nashville to be with Avery, and doesn't want to do anything -- like display her natural talents or achieve any measure of success -- that will mess that up. Gunnar is way nicer to her than I would be in the same situation, and eventually tells her to forget both him and Avery. He asks what she wants. Gunnar, for one, wants to do more than run a soundboard and play for three drunk people at a seedy motel. He assumes that Scarlett wants to be more than a waitress and a girlfriend, which I wouldn't necessarily bank on. Gunner clearly thinks that Avery is the problem, but Scarlett says that he will support her in whatever she does. Yes, but I'd say he may not support her gladly or without seething jealousy, which is likely the crux of her dilemma. But, like, don't be such a dumb-ass! Do the demo!
Back at Vulnerabilty Study Manse, Rayna is exhausted. Teddy kind of half-apologizes for not asking Rayna what she thought about him running for mayor, and says he knows she's not on board. She clarifies that she's not on board with the campaign, but is on board with Teddy being happy again. Because she's stood by him and supported him through a situation that she's not particularly happy about, Teddy wants to do the same thing for her. He's a lot more likeable in this episode, right? I might even feel a little bad for him during the inevitable rekindling of the Rayna/Deacon romance!
Speaking of Deacon, Juliette is still stalking him, and manages to show up in her convertible just as he's walking out his front door. He never should have given her his address! Invest in a PO Box, people. It's for your own safety. Juliette has brought him a copy of her home demo of their song. Ever heard of email attachments? If he likes it, Juliette says, she'd like to record it. She'd also like to get some thanks for the freaking $50,000 guitar she gave him. Deacon says that he likes the guitar, but can't take it. She wants him to, though, and play it on their co-written track. Plus, I'm guessing, she doesn't even know how to play it. And then, because she's committed to every possible method of being annoying, Juliette tells Deacon that something about him makes her want to grow up. Gee, maybe it's the 25-year age difference? She drives off, but I'm sure it won't be long before she's broken back in the house and is boiling his bunny. That is NOT a euphemism.