And then it's time for a dose of eeeeeeevillllllll. Lamar is with Tandy and a bunch of suits. Apparently they want to develop a major league ballpark in the middle of Nashville, but the mayor is against it. And, Tandy notes, things won't get any easier when Coleman Carlisle is in office. Lamar thus plans to run his own candidate. Tandy recommends someone business-friendly, who fits nicely in his pocket. Lamar reaches into his pocket and quickly pulls out Teddy. Tandy is skeptical, but Lamar tells one of his suited associates to run it up the flagpole. He then throws a baseball, old-guy style, into the empty field. I seriously think this character was modeled after Mr. Burns. As Tandy says that Rayna is going to lose it, Lamar cackles. His delight in the misfortune of those who share his DNA is really touching.
We are then at rehearsal with Rayna, where she's singing a song about being fickle or not being fickle and it's her life or something or other. I mean, I guess it's technically better than singing about boys and buses. She keeps telling the sound guy to turn down the volume in her in-ear monitor, but eventually rips the earpieces out, throws them on the stage and storms off. In a minute she apologizes for having a diva dip and tells everyone to take lunch, and her manager guy tells her that she'll be singing two songs at Cole's mayoral announcement, and also reminds her about the meeting with the label on Monday. Marshall Evans will want to know her decision about "co-headlining."