Back in Chicago, Deacon enters the elevator to find Rayna standing there, alone but for another froofy blouse. Sometimes she really does have the weirdest fashion choices. If I am ever a country star, I sure hope I don't start wearing sheer ruffles down the front of me all the time. Rayna greets Deacon, and he literally won't even say hi to her. But Rayna tries again, asking in a super cute way what's going on with Scarlett and saying that she got her demo from Watty. She adds that Scarlett got all of Deacon's talent, and he scowls in response, probably because that isn't much of a compliment. And finally Rayna can't help herself. She asks if Deacon is having fun on the tour before adding, "I never thought I'd see the day you'd be singing 'Boys and Buses' with Juliette Barnes day in and day out, but you know life never ceases to amaze." Five million points for that, seriously.
Meanwhile, Gunnar is looking a little peaked at the Bluebird -- something having to do with his asshole roommates and a blowhorn at 3 AM. Scarlett has a potential solution to this problem. Yes, you guessed it, she's proposing that he moves in with her, at least temporarily. Have these two forgotten all their weird sexual tension of just, like, two episodes ago? Are they going to ask Hailey if she wants to rent a room, too? Will Mr. and Mrs. Roper drop by unexpectedly to act scandalized by their hijinks? Scarlett proposes rules: Gunnar won't walk around nekkid and she won't play the banjo in the shower OR let her kinfolk eat his stash of acorns. Scarlett is ostensibly fine if Gunnar wants to bring a girl home (or two girls in his dreams), and he is ostensibly fine (YEAH RIGHT) if she wants to bring a guy home. This is all going to go GREAT, I'm sure.
We then cut to Chicago, where Juliette storms on stage in just jeans and a white button down shirt, much to Glenn's dismay. When Rayna asks what Juliette is doing, Glenn surmises that she's having a nervous breakdown in front of 10,000 people. But actually she's quoting her good friend Deacon Claybourne, who is an aficionado of just doing it, and bringing him up to perform an acoustic version of their new song, "Consider Me." And the real problem with Juliette's new bid for credibility is that she sounds SO much better on the pop drivel. Something about the slower, more sincere numbers brings out the whiny quality in Hayden Panettiere's voice, no matter how good the song is. Offstage, however, Rayna seems kind of impressed. Watty notes that it's weird to see Deacon out there playing with someone else, and Connie Britton waits a beat, blinks about eight times, and gives a pretty perfect line delivery when she says, "Yes it is." The song ends, and both Juliette and Deacon look pretty impressed with the situation.