We then cut to the publishing house, where Hailey and Gunnar talk about their relationship, or lack thereof. She wants to keep their thing casual, saying that she's worked with a lot of writing teams and doesn't want to get in the middle of something. Gunnar says that she's not going to get in the middle of something between him and Scarlett, because there's no "something" to get in the middle of. Scarlett has a boyfriend, after all, and Gunnar has... well, whatever Hailey is. Sometimes Gunnar seems kind of... slow, right? Like, any time he talks about a thing? In any case, Hailey is worldly wise, and to avoid anyone getting hurt wants to keep things uncomplicated. Gunnar is okay with that if it's what she wants. So, no granola love messages in her yogurt or anything just yet. Scarlett comes bounding down the stairs and chipmunk-speaks that Jeanne, the head of the publishing house, is hosting a guitar pull for Lady Antebellum's producer and they get to sing for him. It's held at the publisher's office, and Hailey explains that the whole thing is like an incredibly exclusive writers' night that can lead to their song getting cut. Jeanne says that she wants to add one more guitarist to round out their sound a bit. Well I'm sure THAT won't lead to disaster or anything!
Elsewhere, Juliette finally returns home and finds her house suspiciously quiet. With no ketchup boiling in a saucepot or Maury paternity battles playing on the TV, one might surmise that MethMom has gotten herself into a bit of trouble. When Bo, who appears to be Juliette's security guy, suggests that Jolene might be sleeping, Juliette storms up to the bedroom. There she finds MethMom passed out on the bed in her underwear. A really grimy looking guy is there, too, along with some pills and empty booze bottles. So, I guess Juliette's plan to just ignore MethMom for six more weeks has been compromised. She says, "Dammit," I think because MethMom still appears to be breathing.
Juliette wastes little time in throwing MethMom's grimy companion out of the house, and MethMom is so upset about the situation that she follows Juliette onto the street wearing only a tank top and her underwear and raving about how mean Juliette is being. Just at this point some neighbors are walking by, and they actually stop and gawk at the scene. Given that this is a gated community, you'd think they'd at least have the decency to just get real slow and pretend they're moving along while desperately straining to eavesdrop. Have manners! Juliette tells Jolene that she can't keep doing this over and over again, and has to get some help. Jolene in turn says that she doesn't have to do a damn thing, and that there's nothing wrong with her. Tough talk from an intoxicated woman with fried hair standing in her underwear with a belly full of pink macaroni in the midst of a gated community. Juliette calls Jolene embarrassing, and Jolene is all, "At least I didn't steal a bottle of nail polish!" She gets quite mean, and more neighbors start gathering around and whispering. I hope the grimy guy at least has the opportunity to rob their houses while they're just standing around like that.