And then it's time for Scarlett and Gunnar to perform at the guitar pull, with Avery playing lead. Their song is called, "Loving You Is the Only Way to Fly," and I have to say it's my least favorite of theirs so far. But Lady Antebellum's producer seems to be digging it, and Scarlett and Gunnar are doing their locked eyes/sweet harmony thing. And theeeeeeen apparently it's time for Avery's closeup. He goes into a solo, and it's clear from the looks flying around the room between Scarlett, Gunnar, Jeanne and Hailey that this is not planned. And then he totally showboats while they're singing their final chorus, noodling all around busily and generally trying to steal the show. When they end, Gunnar and Scarlett look completely crestfallen. The producer points at Avery and says, "Nice guitar work." The "you giant dickwad" is implied.
Back at Juliette's, Jolene is saying that she wants to get back on track and Deacon agrees that she can, with a little help. Because everyone needs a little help now and then, right? Except that Jolene needs a lot of help. She tries to deflect the conversation momentarily by telling Deacon how she used to go see him at the Whistle Stop ages ago, before Juliette was even born. Juliette adds a nasty, "Before she was using," and Deacon asks her to go get him some water. She is not so helpful to have around during an intervention, it turns out. Deacon gets real with Jolene, saying that he can't tell her what will happen if she gets clean, but he can tell her what will happen if she doesn't. Jolene doesn't mean to be the hot druggie mess that she is, but also says that "those places" don't work for her. Deacon thought the same thing, until he found one that did. Jolene halfheartedly tries to leave, but Deacon stops her by guilt tripping her about her lapsed maternal duties. He says that Juliette is hurting and needs her, and not the MethMom version of her that runs out on the street in her underwear. Jolene cries, and finally acquiesces to the idea of rehab.
Meanwhile, it's time for the Gunnar and Avery showdown that we've all been waiting for, or at least expecting. Avery is packing up his guitar, and feels like Gunnar owes him a thank you. In turn, Gunnar asks Avery what's wrong with him and his spotlight-stealing ways. It turns out that Avery, in addition to being a selfish jerk as usual, did not appreciate how Gunnar and Scarlett were making eyes at each other. I mean, fair point, actually. Gunnar says, "It's acting, you idiot, we were trying to sell a love song." It wasn't 100 percent acting, though, and everyone knows it. Hailey shows up at the door and encourages Gunnar to get out of there. And then Scarlett is standing there in the stairwell, and has also apparently heard the whole thing. Avery just walks right by her as she looks sad.