Teddy notes that when he met Rayna, Deacon had destroyed her, with his quintuple rehabs and such. All she wanted was someone solid, with his life together, and Teddy was that guy. And when things fell apart for him financially, he lost his way while trying to be the guy that he thought Rayna wanted him to be. Okay, do NOT blame her for the fact that you embezzled all that cash. He knows he made the wrong choice, but was doing it for the right reason, which he thinks makes him and Rayna alike. He just called himself the wrong choice! He is going to be a terrible mayor, even though this whole thing reinforces the fact that he's actually kind of a good husband. And he probably deserves a nice lady who appreciates that about him.
Meanwhile, JT and the boys are all set up in Scarlett's yard for the inaugural rehearsal of Bleatwood Quack. She comes out and tells them that they can play there as long as they want, but Gunnar nixed the idea of joining forces. And...wait, have telephones not been invented in Nashville? Adding my theory about the lack of telecommunication technology, Gunnar is actually there and has already taught the band a new song. So...could Scarlett not hear all this happening from the house? Did no one think to knock on the door? What is wrong with these people? Aside from all the obvious stuff? Gunnar says he wanted the good guys to win. Scarlett wishes he'd talk about whatever it is that's bothering him, but he'd rather just play. THANK GOD.
Speaking of door-knocking, Juliette is furiously banging on Deacon's and wondering where he's been. The answer is: sulking in his apartment, which he trashed, apparently by slamming his guitar around. As Juliette picks up the busted guitar he says, "It was out of tune." She notes that he's too miserable to be drunk, and he gives her crap about the fact that she thinks she knows so much. Juliette sits in front of Deacon and tells him that he needs to be on the road, making music, working the program and going to meetings. There's an AA group within her crew that meets twice a week. It's a pain in her ass, but she thinks that Deacon needs to do what he loves, and notes that that's what got and kept him sober in the first place. Deacon tells Juliette that he always used to say he got sober for himself, but it was never true. He got sober for Rayna, and what kept him sober was hoping for something that isn't ever going to happen. Well, I wouldn't be so sure about that. Juliette wonders if Deacon really thinks that Rayna saved his life, and notes that, from an outsider's perspective, she has the opposite of what he needs. I wouldn't be so sure about that either. TRUE LOVE, EVERYBODY! Deacon isn't all that into Juliette telling him what he needs, and reminds her that she has another addict to go and take care of. He suggests that she redirect her concern, telling Juliette that he and Jolene are the same, and fighting the exact same battle. The only difference is that right now, Jolene is doing better than him. Except for how she touches all the sliders, but that's more of a basic manners issue.