Oh dear, and then Lamar and Peggy are meeting in a car on an abandoned street in the middle of the night. Clearly that's the best way to make a girl feel safe and secure! Lamar says that Teddy is like a son to him, and he can help both of them by making sure that Peggy never gets questioned for the audit. Peggy is relieved, saying that she doesn't want to go to jail for doing someone a favor. Lamar tells her that she'll have to do only one thing: keep her damn mouth shut and act like everything is just fine. If she does that, he says, nothing bad will happen. She asks how he knows that, and he says if she has to ask the question, she wasn't listening (to the sound of fingers tapping against one another in a spectacularly evil fashion). Lamar gives her a final, "Just do what I say. Do you understand?" She finally looks appropriately scared.
We cut to Deacon at the Bluebird, playing a song called "Sideshow." It is clearly about Rayna -- or maybe a little about Juliette -- and is not the most flattering. The lyric, "If you know what's good for you, you'll just let her go / Or you'll end up next to me in her sideshow," is particularly cutting. Meanwhile, Juliette is moving out of her house, today. She hates everything her mother has touched, and tells her assistant to leave it -- she's putting it all in her rear view mirror. Back at the Bluebird, Deacon has a heckler who asks where Rayna is. She came, like, one time in fifteen years. Chill out, dude. Deacon says that Rayna is not there, and this is just his regular Thursday night gig. The heckler likes it better when Rayna sings. Deacon responds that most people do, which given the circumstances of Rayna's actual voice, may be a bit of an overstatement.
The there's Scarlett and Avery, at their house. Avery starts to make out like nothing's the matter, but when Scarlett glares at him he asks if she's still mad. She says that she and Gunnar didn't sell the song, and in fact the producer said that the backup guitarist hijacked it. Well, also the song was a little bit dumb. At the very least, it was not their best effort. Scarlett tells Avery that this wasn't his big shot. It was her big shot, and Gunnar's, and Avery screwed it up because of his jealousy. She thinks he's jealous of Gunnar, which Avery says is ridiculous. I believe him, because clearly he's jealous of anyone else's success. I don't even think he likes Scarlett all that much. Scarlett tells Avery what she told Gunnar -- she chooses Avery, always. And she chooses idiocy, always. Avery says that he's sorry, and actually seems like he means it a little. Scarlett doesn't want to be a couple that fights all the time, and Avery says he wants them to be the couple that they've always been. She says, looking more like an actual mouse than ever, "You mean me writing poems and keeping them to myself." He should hand her a small piece of cheese to nibble on to calm her nerves. But yes, it's obvious that Avery needs a sycophantic girlfriend to admire him, and Scarlett's talent and potential success in the same field in which he considers himself an undiscovered genius does not fit happily into that narrative.