After Deacon is done playing he signs a few autographs and talks to Scarlett, who's waitressing. Her mom is coming to town and Deacon says that she can stay with him -- she's his sister, even though she's weird. I'm hoping this mom shows up and it's a crazy guest cameo, like Tanya Tucker or something. Avery approaches and asks if Deacon got his demo. An unimpressed Deacon asks what kind of music it is and Avery says it's alt-country punk but more cerebral. Deacon explains that in these parts "punk" is code for "can't play," and Avery calls him an old-timer and Deacon promises not to use the demo as a coaster. That's probably because he will use it as a Frisbee. All Deacon really wants is for Avery to be good enough for his favorite niece, which I'm guessing is an impossibility. Another young buck approaches, albeit one who is much more humble and lovely and CLEARLY a fantastic match for Scarlett. His name is Gunnar, and he also works at the Bluebird. Deacon has heard his demos and is much more impressed by them than Avery's. Gunnar is no fan of Avery either, and also clearly in love with Scarlett. Deacon explains that she has the family curse and will always pick the one who will break her heart. Oh, Deacon! So weathered and rugged yet sensitive! I bet HE would never try to convince Rayna to take money from her evil father!
As Deacon packs up, Juliette appears at his car to ask if anyone has ever recorded his dancing fireflies song. Deacon has, which he says that means it's damned to obscurity. Juliette not only wants to record it, but to have him play on it. This week! And either before or after or during she obviously wants to have the sexytimes with him. Deacon says he could do it depending on when, since he has rehearsal with Rayna all week. Juliette says that she heard Rayna's tour might be off, but Deacon has heard no such thing. He's been too busy carefully weathering his denim shirts to listen to Music City gossip. Juliette then asks Deacon to come and be her bandleader, which is code for "have sex with me." Her current bandleader's wife is due two weeks into the tour, she says, and they'll have to replace him anyway. Deacon says he can't do that to Rayna, and Juliette offers to pay double what she pays. And in her current financial state, I'm guessing Rayna pays one hot buttered biscuit per week. Juliette wants the best, and Deacon is the best and also she wants to "co-write." She adds that they could have a lot of fun on the road, which is barely even a euphemism for "have sex." Deacon looks suspicious, which is going to make their inevitable banging even sadder. As she leaves, Juliette tells him that Rayna's not the only woman in the world. He replies, "You're a girl," and she says, "That too." She puts on her Britney Spears hat and leaves -- I guess to reinforce that she's not a girl, not yet a woman. Floating in the liminal space of overconfident skankitude! After she's gone Deacon asks, "What the hell was that?" which is apparently everybody's reaction to interactions with Juliette.