We then go to some fleabag motel, which is apparently Avery's new home. He's called Marilyn there for an urgent meeting about how he's not "feeling" the direction in which Dominic is taking his music. Marilyn is like, "I TOLD you not to sign that contract, Goofus." Dominic isn't taking his calls, but merely sending texts with his fixes to Avery's cuts, and furthermore, Avery hasn't seen a dollar since he started. He has that really nice car though! Way to negotiate your signing bonus without your manager! Marilyn tells him to be patient and it will pay off, and offers to spot him some cash even though he's not defeated enough to go back to banging her. Avery really looks like he could use a shower and some leafy greens. It turns out that things are suddenly not going too well for Gunnar, either, as Jason shows up at The Bluebird. Because going to visit the brother who picked you up from jail is an extremely logical move when you've violated your parole and are on the lam.
We head back to Red Lips White Lies, where Rayna gets a call from Teddy backstage before the show. He's "checking in" to let her know that the girls are fine, so tomorrow will be the perfect time to tell them about the divorce. Rayna is NOT happy, saying that she'd like to at least have a conversation first about how they're going to do it, and also not spend her first day home ruining their lives. Teddy gets a little stern as he says that the longer they wait, the more likely something is to leak. She wonders why anything would leak, because she's not aware of how Teddy has been making out with Peggy in a car with the windows down in the middle of town. She also wonders why he would call her and tell her this just before she's about to go on stage. Maybe he has a third testicle that's poking out? The girls come home and are cute on the phone for a minute, which only seems to make things worse.
Rayna heads out on stage in tight leather pants and a sparkly top, but looks panicked and in a daze, not fully hearing either the crowd's applause or the band. Looking on from the audience, Deacon notes that something's wrong. From backstage, Juliette also notices that Rayna has missed her cue -- twice. The band members give each other glances and Rayna has another foggy moment before snapping out of it, smiling, and starting that song about being fickle and also not fickle. And THAT, ladies and gentleman, was apparently the moment that could end a career. Thanks, previews, for not blowing anything completely out of proportion! From the audience, Deacon says that he hasn't seen Rayna miss a cue in 20 years. So, though it's not career-ending, this moment does show that her "always fine" claim is being put to the test.