Meanwhile, Rayna and Deacon meet in a lovely park, and proceed to have one of the most confusing conversations I've heard in scripted television. She says that she hasn't been avoiding him, but just doesn't know what to say. He says it's his fault, because he doesn't know why he's forcing her to say it in the first place. SAY WHAT? I asked that question, and then Rayna asks it too. The answer is, "The only thing you can say, Ray. That it's all over." Rayna feels that this is what she needs to say. She needs to let Deacon go so he can move on with his life and tour with Juliette or other bad decisions. SO WHY DOESN'T SHE? Oh, now Deacon asks that question too. I am dialogue psychic! Oh, except for this next part. Rayna says that there's no difference between Deacon and music. And she feels like she's holding hearts in her hand, and is trying not to break them. What hearts? And wouldn't dropping them be more of a danger in that particular circumstance? Hearts are slippery! In any case, her own heart is in pieces. And she's trying to do the right thing, but none of it feels right to her. Apparently Deacon and Rayna have the equivalent of some secret twin language, because he just says, "Okay." Okay what? What did any of that even MEAN? Is she leaving him or not leaving him? How can she leave him when they're not even together? Are they still going on tour? Is the tour over? WHAT? I feel like what she actually just said was that she's still in love with him and is struggling not to break up her whole family. Well, whatever happened, I guess the two of them are on the same page somehow. Deacon leaves, and Rayna cries.
And then it's time for our musical outro! Gunnar and Scarlett are in the studio singing a song called "Fade Into You," with Avery looking on. Turns out Scarlett can sing now, and is helped by directing all of her vocal parts toward Avery. Cut to the Bluebird, where Juliette approaches Deacon. They both want to talk. Juliette says that she needs an answer. If he's coming on tour, she needs to know that she can count on him, and that he's going to be there. Deacon, who I think was about to say that he'd go on tour, just stares at her blankly. He then tells her that she's a hard girl to say no to. But he's still saying no. Because obviously he's all set with being under contract to a crazy girlfriend! Finally somebody on this show makes a good decision. Juliette asks if it's because of Rayna. Deacon doesn't know, but he is sure of the fact that he's not "that guy" who Juliette can count on. Juliette says that she hopes Rayna is worth what Deacon is giving up. I'd say that's a solid yes, actually, given that what he's giving up is a transparent hot mess with an attitude problem and an addict mom.