Back on the boat, Deacon runs into Rayna and notes that they haven't seen much of each other tonight. He kisses her but she pulls away after a moment, probably because she is being strangled by the weird choker neck thing on her shirt. She says that with all the cameras around they should keep a low profile, but he suspects something else is afoot. He asks her to talk to him, and she says she can't, and he tells her not to do this again. She's all, "Do what again?" You know, the inscrutable thing you guys do! He tells her that she's pulling away and not talking to him, and just in time Juliette weaves her way down the hall screaming for Deacon. She is truly the enemy of adult conversations. Deacon tells her to pull herself together and he'll be there in a minute for their show. Once again he asks Rayna to tell him what's wrong, and she says she can't right now. Amidst this not-at-all-sexy tension, Juliette starts screaming about how Deacon still works for her. He storms away from Rayna and tells Juliette to get out of his way and do her own damn show. He QUITS. Again. Juliette yells that she quits him, and Rayna just looks pained.
Juliette then meets with her crew, saying that she has to be on stage in five minutes and is short a guitar player for this important show. Avery steps up, saying that he knows her show since he's been watching it every night. She gives him a big ole' RuPaul, "And remember... don't fuck it up," and Avery looks both excited and scared. Mostly scared. On the top deck of the boat, Will is networking his ass off and encouraging Scarlett to do the same. She's reluctant to brag about being the first act signed to Rayna's label, perhaps because she's dressed as a union soldier. Will is happy to brag for her, and also have some of her shine rub off on him.
And then Juliette grabs a glass of champagne and heads on stage. Avery is there playing guitar and not fucking up. Way to go, little buddy! Juliette proposes a toast to her manager, who is off getting engaged, then busts into a song about being used and crying. And you have to hand it to the girl -- she may be wasted but she sounds great. No sloppy falling off the stage here! In the audience, Will wonders why Avery the roadie is lead guitar player instead of Deacon, and Scarlett admits she has no idea of what's going on. On the side of the stage Tandy asks Rayna what happened to Deacon, and Rayna says they talked and it was not good. We then see Deacon getting into his car in the parking lot. He honks his horn in rage and yells, "Dammit!" Yes, I just typed, "Honks his horn in rage." Meanwhile, Rayna looks a little sad listening to lyrics about people using other people. Once her song is done, Avery thanks Juliette for letting him play. She tells him he wasn't half bad and kisses him on the cheek, and then he looks REALLY nervous. Good instincts for once, buddy.