Back at The 5 Spot, Lindi Ortega is playing as Avery sits at the bar and scowls. Who should slither up behind him but Marilyn Rhodes, who says she was told to stay away from him. She declines to say who gave her this directive, and Avery tells her that whoever it was was wrong. Marilyn says she's sorry that Avery didn't get the opening spot for The Lumineers, but she had to sell Reed on her band. So she represents Lindi Ortega? I thought she only managed hot, bangable dudes. In any case, Marilyn has a plan for taking Avery to the top -- starting with a residency, then pressing his demo as an EP that's marketed to college radio. With her contacts, he'll be on his way in a month, tops. Marilyn puts her hand on Avery's and says that she's busy all day tomorrow, but if he comes to her house in the evening they can talk about his career and "get to know each other a little better." He thanks her, but says that he can't. After a few moments of wearing a tortured face and a quick chat with his bandmate about getting back to the rehearsal grind, Avery reconsiders. He reapproaches Marilyn and tells her that they're on for tomorrow night. I feel like her vagina dentata should roar right now, for a bit of really effective foreshadowing.
In Miami, Juliette takes Sean out of the back entrance of the club, which a lone paparazzo has managed to infiltrate. Sean tries to come between the flashing camera and Juliette, who asks the paparazzo to leave them alone. As they walk she tells Sean to keep his head down and not look at the photographer, but Sean can't help it, especially when the paparazzo references Juliette's druggie mom and klepto tendencies. Sean stands straight in front of the camera, and tells the photographer that that was unnecessary, and that he should apologize. Of course the camera is flashing all the while, and soon Sean grabs the guy and pushes him to the ground. He realizes this was a bad move, but I guess he doesn't curse either since a mild, "Oh, crap," is all that escapes his lips. He and Juliette get into a waiting car and drive off, while the paparazzo checks to see that his film is undamaged.
We then cut to Rayna, sleeping in bed. Teddy brings her a cup of coffee, and we learn that Rayna has a not-insignificant hangover. He asks (in a completely good natured fashion) what happened to, "I'm sure I'll be home by 10:00." They were working, and lost track of time, and she didn't get back until well after 2:00. Rayna tells Teddy that the second whiskey shot was what made the third and the fourth one seem like such a good idea. The rest of the evening was a little hazy. Teddy already took the girls to school, which prompts Rayna to remember that today is the fall festival and she needs to make (or now, buy) cupcakes and shit. She is distracted by Coleman on TV, and asks Teddy to turn up the volume. Ruh-roh! Of course it's a report about his arrest, and we see a press conference where Coleman says he quit drinking 19 years ago, and his sobriety saved him from losing his wife. He's proud of it. He adds that part of his recovery is to sponsor addicts, and the drugs in his car were surrendered to him. Cole is releasing drug test results to prove that he's drug free, and hopes that they can get back to talking about some real issues. Rayna can't believe it, and notes that Coleman has been sober for ages. Teddy, who might think about instituting the Clean Campaign Pledge in his own freaking home, tells her that people fall off the wagon. Rayna insists that Coleman wouldn't, and asks where it happened. When Teddy admits that the arrest took place in Belle Meade, Rayna asks what Lamar and his little evil beady brain are up to. Teddy tries to act like that's not feasible, but she knows better.