We are then with Teddy and his campaign advisors, in the midst of his interview for the vulnerability study. The advisors note that Rayna is on the road a lot, and Teddy admits that it gets lonely for him and the girls. He denies ever having a girlfriend, or enjoying the services of hookers. And then it's time to talk about Teddy's real estate business. So, in 2007, Teddy's investment group purchased a $75 million tract of land along the Cumberland River, for a project called Cumberland Plaza Development. Teddy also served two terms on the board of the Music City Credit Union, which had a substantial investment in that project. Though Teddy says this isn't unusual, one of the advisors notes that he resigned from the board just before the Cumberland deal fell apart. Teddy insists that his resignation from the credit union had nothing to do with the Cumberland deal falling through. I don't understand why any of this is suspicious or problematic, which could be because I'm so bored by the conversation. Teddy needs a more accessible financial scandal!
Soon enough, we cut to Avery and his band playing at The Five Spot. And I know that all the other music dudes made fun of him for being such a hack last week, but Avery gets the last laugh because the song he's singing was written by Elvis Costello. I think his real problem is that he needs to move to Austin. Scarlett is really into the show, and less into it when another woman in the audience tries to hit on Avery. Avery in turn is not at all into learning from the same woman that she saw Scarlett and Gunnar (who is in attendance and apparently not enjoying himself all that much) perform at the Bluebird. He and Scarlett talk later, and he asks if writing with Gunnar means "writing" with Gunnar. He got the memo about this "writing a song" thing! Scarlett is absolutely shocked by this question, because when you live under a gerbera daisy in the forest nothing so scandalous ever crosses anybody's mind. Scarlett explains that Gunnar put one of her old poems to music, and she felt so silly when he dragged her onstage, and then "the Watty thing happened." Finally Scarlett has to admit that Watty offered to record their demo, and even though she tries to downplay its significance Avery knows better. He gives her a half-hearted "congratulations" as he goes to load the van, and Scarlett has only her ratty and poorly integrated hair extensions to comfort her.