Speaking of sexytimes (or frustrating lack thereof), Deacon pulls up to his house at night to find Rayna sitting on his stoop. He's just returning from a fishing trip, and she wonders if he caught anything. In response, Deacon gives a terse, "Nope." He can't even win at fishing, wah waaaaaaaah. Rayna of course wants to talk about the song for the commercial. She wants Deacon to help her make it happen, but he is not down with the lyric change. The change in the lyrics, however, is key to making the whole thing happen. Deacon says that it's a good song, and Rayna argues that it will still be a good song. She seems to think that he's doing this for personal reasons, which he very well may be, and adds that he knows it's killing her to do a commercial when she's said no to this type of thing for her whole career. And with that hair, there had to have been a lot of offers. She admits that she needs the money for her family (the "including my deadbeat embezzler husband who you want to deck" is implied). Deacon gets increasingly angry, and says that music is all he's got, and it's the only part of his life that he's been able to do halfway good. It means something to him. Well, that's kind of low. Obviously it means something to Rayna too, and that's why she's trying to figure out how to keep playing it.
And then they edge closer and closer toward inscrutability, per their usual pattern. Deacon says that he's not the one who canceled the tour, and she says he knows why she cancelled the tour. Because they both want to bang each other so much and now it's obvious to everyone else? Is that why? Deacon says that doesn't mean that they have to sell their songs to the highest bidder. And now Rayna is pissed, and brings up the fact that he's too principled to have one of their songs in a commercial but playing with Juliette Barnes doesn't seem to offend his delicate sensibilities. I mean, excellent point. He says that he doesn't want the song in a commercial for beauty products, she asks him to just sign the release, he says no. And oh my God, the song rhymes "American beauty" with "freedom running through me." It's not quite on the same level as using "Revolution" for a Nike ad, you know? As Deacon turns away, Rayna follows him and asks, "Is this how you want to do this?" I guess the first "this" is dickinshness and conflict, and the second "this" is breaking up. Um, welcome to the world. He is silent, and then they trade "nice to see yous," even though none of that was nice and they didn't make out AT ALL, AGAIN. Gah. If this show gets cancelled before Rayna and Deacon get it on, I am writing so many protest letters.