Meanwhile, Rayna is meeting with Watty and her manager, Bucky. I think maybe the crux of her problem is having a manager named "Bucky." In any case, Bucky says that ticket sales for her tour are down, no singles from her album have charted, and telling the head of her record label to kiss her ass for touring with Juliette Barnes basically kills all chances of getting any more support for the record. Thankfully, Watty is ready to reveal his big idea! He mentions seeing Scarlett and Gunnar at the Bluebird open mic, and says he hasn't seen that kind of chemistry since Rayna and Deacon at the beginning of their careers. He thinks that Rayna should get back to her roots by going out on the road -- with just Deacon. Acoustic duo realness! It's clearly a fantastic idea, and Bucky co-signs, saying that if you can't sell out larger venues, booking small places and framing it as "intimate" and "personal" leads to a sold-out tour that actually makes money. And, Watty notes, Rayna can do music she actually cares about. He talks up the love songs that she and Deacon used to write, and Rayna points out that they were so effective because she and Deacon were actually in love back then. You know, as opposed to now, when there are no feelings whatsoever sparking between them whenever they're in the same room together nosiree no feelings there nohows complete neutrality. Rayna doesn't think that they can pull off an onstage pouring out of their hearts out to each other at this point in time. She also can't imagine what Deacon will think of the idea. Happily, Deacon walks in at just that moment asking what he missed.
Cut to Rayna and Teddy getting ready for bed, and Teddy noting that this very plan that has just been discussed will involve Rayna and Deacon sleeping on the same tour bus. I mean, he has a point. She says that this is the same tour they did for years and Teddy adds, "When you were dating." Rayna tells him that that part would be different. Technically. She says that this is important to her, and she needs it. Teddy won't say that he's comfortable when he's not, and Rayna counterpoints that she wasn't exactly comfortable when he decided to run for mayor. Basically, if their marriage is to be saved then both of them should retire. Teddy is pretty stressed about all that he has to deal with in terms of the whole trying-to-be-mayor thing, including a vulnerability study that his campaign consultants want both he and Rayna to do. This is basically to unearth any deep dark secrets that either Teddy or Rayna might have before his rival Coleman can do so. I'm sure neither of them has any of those! Teddy says that it's standard procedure, but Rayna is not thrilled about this invasion into her private life (which may just include some sort of babydaddy scandal which, if unearthed, would lead to the inevitable appearance on Maury). Teddy says that it's important to him, and isn't that enough? Rayna mumbles, "You'd think," I guess because she basically just had the same conversation with him about the tour.