At rehearsal, Juliette and Rayna haven't shown up yet, and Liam wonders if they're are still alive. Deacon is not so sure. Liam says he wouldn't want to get in between those two before rethinking and noting that actually he would. Before Deacon can respond, Rayna and Juliette walk in with some notepads and their animosity at a low simmer.
And then we're at the Ryman, where Marilyn introduces Avery to Dominic Wells, played by Wyclef Jean. Every time I see him I'm reminded about how meaningful my donation to Yele Haiti was. It is very important to the people of Haiti that Lindsay Lohan travel in a private jet, after all. Wyclef gets all, "Call me Domino" with Avery, but Avery can't concentrate when he sees Scarlett walk by, even though Marilyn is giving a hard sell on the Avery Barkley Band. Domino can't stay in town long enough to see Avery play, but suggests that he come to the A-T-L. One can only hope Nene Leakes shows up for a cameo!
All sorts of drama is going down at the Ryman, as Scarlett and Gunnar also run into each other. She apparently has already tried calling him, and wants to see if he's available tomorrow to write. Nothing like seeing a bra-clad lady circling your mean to get the inspiration flowing again! Gunnar of course would love to write, and says he wasn't sure if Scarlett would ever want to see him again. But not only does Scarlett want to see him, she wants to thank him -- he changed her life by dragging her up onstage at the Bluebird. And, she says, if she's going to lose someone, she's glad it's not him. Gunnar compliments her heels, and somewhere Hailey self-flagellates.
Backstage, Juliette is getting her hair did. Glen tells her to be proud that she's made it to the Ryman (even if it's taken her three years), and she asks for a moment by herself. The moratorium on company, however, does not extend to Sean, who shows up with a big bouquet of pink flowers to announce that he's not gay. He REALLY wants to bang her, he says, but respects any woman too much to do that outside the confines of marriage. Especially Juliette, because she's such a tramp to begin with. Sean wants to get to know Juliette better. Juliette's self-loathing pops out just long enough to tell Sean that if he did, he wouldn't like her very much. He says it's too late and they smooch. And really, the best plot development would be if, after all this, he totally turned out to be gay. "I only like Barbra Streisand because I respect the sacred covenant of marriage so much."