And then we're in downtown Nashville with Teddy, who's buying a cup of coffee. Peggy emerges out of a store, looking like the true dingbat she is in a white beret with side ponytail, and carrying three huge shopping bags. I'm sure she was just skulking in a doorway and waiting for him to walk by because she is a giant fucking stalker. I hope Maddie and Daphne don't have a bunny. Peggy is all, "Oh, the mayor has to buy his own coffee HAHAHA I'm not suicidal anymore don't I look pretty in my beret also?" Teddy points out that he's merely mayor-elect, which is why he's only had one meeting to go to in the past seven years.
In any case, Peggy is happy to see him looking like less of a sad sack. They talk about how she's moved into a new townhouse located conveniently right around the corner, until she finally asks if they're going to stay in small talk purgatory forever. Meanwhile, should these two even be seen walking down the street together? Have they completely forgotten the giant scandal in which they were embroiled? Teddy apologizes for the fact that his campaign kind of ruined her life, but she says that it was all really for the best and allowed her and her husband to admit that their marriage wasn't working. Teddy is all, "Are you trying to tell me something?" because he really is as big a tool as her, despite the lack of anything as obvious as a fuzzy beret.
Back on the road, Deacon and Juliette are having a writing session. She loves their new song, but says that her people will hate it since it's not on brand. She feels trapped by her stupid million-dollar-industry image, and Deacon says that he's had the exact same conversation many times. With Rayna, of course, and some mythical "others" that he just made up. Juliette puts her pride aside momentarily and wonders what Rayna would do. Deacon says that she'd probably do what she always does -- stay true to herself. Juliette points out that Rayna has always had Deacon there to help. Untrue, since sometimes she had Liam McGuinness there to help. Juliette laments the fact that she doesn't want to be the "I'm a Girl" girl, dancing around in hot pants and vomiting sparkles every time she spins around. It's fun, and she wants to give her fans what they want, but... she wonders what will happen if she decides to stop being that girl and nobody comes with her. Deacon notes that it's scary to think about losing everybody, but it's worse to lose yourself. And then he drops the previewed bit of Deacon wisdom that will also come in handy later in an elevator: "There's thinking about doing something, and there's just doing it."