Back at the talent show, it's time for Maddie and Daphne to perform. And in case you didn't already know, these girls are awesome. Maddie plays guitar and they both sing, and the number they've chosen is "Telescope" by Juliette Barnes. Despite the fact that they're covering a song by her archnemesis that is awfully inappropriate for youngsters, Rayna couldn't be prouder. And there's no sideboob!
Post-talent show, Rayna talks to her sister Tandy and wonders what the deal is with Lamar and her career. Tandy sighs and says that he hates Rayna's career because of their mom. It turns out that their mom had a singer-songwriter "friend." They were "friends" for over 10 years, up until the time that she died. Rayna is shocked, and Tandy says that she found out from reading letters after their mom's death. Tandy theorizes that their mom's relationship with her "friend" is what made her marriage to Lamar work -- it's like the two men together somehow made a whole marriage. Hmmm, sound familiar? So Rayna's career pushes a button in Lamar. Well then why did he finance her first record? I guess to give himself something to twirl his moustache over.
Back at the Bluebird, it's almost quitting time for Scarlett, and Avery waits for her. Gunnar buys him a beer and notes that Scarlett still seems a bit shaken up. Avery doesn't know what he's talking about, so Gunnar has to impart the news that Scarlett choked in the recording session. Avery wonders what happened, and Gunnar says that it might have something to do with him. He theorizes that Scarlett may feel that if she really goes after it, she'll lose Avery. Avery says, "That's ridiculous," Gunnar says, "I know," and then the two of them stare at each other for a long time. Wouldn't it be awesome if their fighting over Scarlett led Gunnar and Avery to realize the true depth of their feelings for each other? And while we're making this into a real soap opera, how about if Deacon turned out to be Juliette's dad? I am full of ideas, Nashville! Don't think I can't come up with a good evil twin storyline, too!