Juliette's manager-guy comes in and tells her it's time and to be nice. She says, in the snittiest way possible, that she's always nice. I will bet six CMA awards that that is a falsehood. She wonders how what's about to happen will benefit her and manager guy says that it's not for her, it's for the label. AND it involves Rayna. Manager guy wants Juliette to kiss the ring and tell Rayna that she's a big fan, which garners a bratty, "Oh, come on," from Juliette. She's just so easy to hate! I find that to be a rather endearing character trait.
We then see Rayna warmly greet Coleman Carlisle and his wife Audrey. Cole is announcing his run for mayor next Monday and would like Rayna to sing a song. She's going to check with "Bucky," which I thought initially was a stupid nickname for her husband, but maybe is actually her manager? Even with repeated watchings, I was never entirely clear on this point. In any case, Rayna seems to really like Cole. He asks if her dad's there, and she says that he doesn't go for the hillbilly music. This is -- spoiler alert! -- because he is eeeeeeeeevillllllllllll.
Juliette then runs into Deacon backstage and gushes about what a big fan she is and how she has one of his early albums on vinyl. He makes some charmingly self-deprecating remarks and she continues to gush, and it almost seems genuine. After she leaves, Deacon makes a joke at the mandolin player's expense. This is just meant to distract from the fact that mandolin players always have the biggest penises. Meanwhile, Juliette is still gushing to manager guy about how much she loves Deacon, and manager guy says that he's the best. Juliette wonders why he's not in her band, and manager guy notes that Deacon has been with Rayna for over 20 years. He adds an ambiguous, "Hey, if you can get him..." which obviously foretells blowjobs. Scarlett's boyfriend, Avery, then actually bumps in to Juliette as they're passing in the hall. He apologizes and she says, "It's all right. You should try that again sometime. Only slower." In case you didn't infer it from her sequined dress and prominent décolletage, Juliette has a bit of a problem with the skankery. Scarlett is not amused, but can't get a cutting retort past her teeth before Juliette prances off.