Cut to Rayna and her flowing hair and super-adorable daughters in their perfect kitchen getting ready for movie night. Teddy comes in and it is clear that there's typically a 75-25 split in favor of "chick flick" on the Conrad-Jaymes movie nights. Rayna is feeling good about life at the moment, with the exception of Marshall. She says that he's "a big proponent for the status quo," unless you have the slightest downturn in which case he'll toss you to the wolves entirely. As we have seen twice! Teddy is feeling pretty good too, since his numbers are way up. His boasting is interrupted by a phone call from Cole, who wants Teddy to meet him right away. Teddy agrees, even though he'll miss movie night. He seems to think this has something to do with the viability of Cole's run, and not his own predilection to shadowy meetings with suspiciously attractive partners in crime.
Meanwhile, at the Bluebird, Deacon is singing about how the only help he can get is from a stranger on the street and how loved ones lie to you. God, he is such a downer. (Still, check out the gorgeous original Gillian Welch/David Rawlings version of this song here.) This of course gives Scarlett a sad, and gives Gunnar, who is creepily staring at Scarlett per usual, an opportunity to go ask if she's okay. Hailey looks on, and really she's the one who should be sad at this moment. Scarlett's mood isn't helped by the fact that Avery's posters are all over town. She cries as she says that she hasn't missed one of his shows before. Gunnar points out that Scarlett dumped Avery because she spent all her time supporting him and he couldn't return the favor. But that's not really true -- she dumped him because whether or not he ACTUALLY boned Marilyn, he went to her house intending to. Then, because she's an idiot, Scarlett wonders if she's made the biggest mistake of her life. Gunnar encourages her to follow Deacon's lead and write about it. You know, because Deacon is such a perfect model of emotional health. But Scarlett, in a move that is counter to every writer ever in the history of words and music, finds that she has no inspiration in the wake of her break up. When Hailey learns that Gunnar has had no luck in cheering Scarlett, she tells him to leave it to her.
We then cut to Cole and Teddy meeting under a bridge, to discuss Teddy's propensity for shady nighttime meetings under a bridge. Cole tells Teddy that Rayna and Tandy are like sisters to him, and even though Lamar isn't like a father, he did learn a few things from him. Namely, when you have blackmail material, you should use it. When Cole says that he's there to discuss a withdrawal, Teddy starts to smile. That smile is quickly turned upside down when Cole says, "Yours." He shows Teddy the photos, which Teddy says are meaningless and completely out of context. Cole tells him that he has the weekend to drop out of the race. After that, the photos will be leaked to the press. Teddy insists that there was no affair. Cole believes him, but doesn't think anybody else will. He does not let out a booming, echoing, "Mwah ha ha!" which is how we know that he's not really as evil as Lamar.