The two go at it for a couple more floors, and I think it's no coincidence that the hot sexy physical manifestation of Deacon's true feelings has come just as Rayna is no longer wearing a hideous blouse with neck bow. The warm wood in the elevator is also doing fantastic things to her already miraculous hair. And then Deacon is SO DEACON as he just gets out on his floor and leaves Rayna to wonder what the fuck is even happening right now. Poor Rayna returns to her extremely covetable penthouse suite, and just paces and paces while looking fabulous in a V-neck sweater.
Meanwhile, Gunnar is moving into Scarlett's place and marveling at the news that her mom thought the second bedroom in the house was actually Scarlett's. She says that her family has a whole "plausible deniability" thing, where as long as you pretend everything's good and proper, it's fine. Gunnar calls it an "agreed upon delusion," just like his moving into the house as a "roommate." There's a knock on the door, and of course it's Avery. He came to make peace and give Scarlett the money he owes. He admits to being a jerk, and apologizes before saying that he did want her to see the TV crew, which is why he brought them by. He wanted to "share a little of [his] success" with her, and is hoping that they can still be "friends." I mean, they already had unsuccessful ex sex once. I think he should just give it up.
Just as Avery says he misses having Scarlett in his life, Gunnar pops out of the bedroom to say hi. When Avery notes that it's a little late to be working, Scarlett shrugs and says, "We're not working." And let's all be clear that any fisticuffs that happen momentarily have been in large part brought on by that remark. Avery of course jumps to the conclusion that Scarlett and Avery are boning, and basically tells Gunnar that both Scarlett and the band are his sloppy seconds. Gunnar calmly points out that Avery is lonely and hates himself, which is a pretty dead-on assessment. He adds that Avery made his choices and has to live with them, so he had better not disrespect Scarlett since he never deserved her in the first place. And then, fisticuffs! Avery hauls off and slugs Gunnar, which is hilarious given that Gunnar is just about twice his size. Gunnar takes him down with a one-two-three punch and shouts that he and Scarlett are just roommates. A bloody Avery heads out, seemingly uncomforted by this news.