Nashville recap: Arm Sex with Deacon and Rayna

Rayna and Deacon collaborate; Juliette finds a personal Jesus in Avery; Zac Brown and Jay DeMarcus guest star as themselves
Ep. 12 | Aired Jan 22, 2014

ARMED AND READY They're writing sex songs right now.

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Rayna and Deacon: No sex (though yes, forearm sex); no longer writing together. As if! This trial separation will never last -- nor should it, not after the pair co-wrote a greasy-pizza-fueled hit single in a single afternoon. But I understand their hesitation, and this "waiting period" coincides nicely with the song they wrote, which was all about "keeping it on the sweet side" and seeing "how it feels to take a slow ride." They're pretty much singing about their on-the-mend relationship…not just as lovers, but as co-parents, as accident survivors, as people in somewhat solid relationships pretending they want to be with Megan and Luke more than each other -- you name it!

I wonder if this is what Rayna was envisioning when she sang, "I wanna see that ohhh-baby-come-here look in your eyes…"

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Oh, and kids -- try not to look like you just screwed, okay?

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Actually, go ahead and do that. It's hilarious.

At the Number One party celebrating Rayna and Luke's single, Rayna and Deacon's sexual tension eventually culminated in an exquisitely choreographed Arm Sex stunt:

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At first it looked like they'd just be shaking each other's forearms like regular people shake hands. But Deacon managed to work in a bonus under-forearm squeeze, after which Rayna lunged back in for a top-of-forearm double pat. There was more chemistry in this stunning display of Arm Sex than either of them had while making out with their significant others.

But that's just how they are! And for now, they've gotta focus on their own careers. He's going solo -- signed his crap contract earlier that day -- and she's got her label taking off. And they're both taking off each other's clothes in their brains. They're BUSY, okay?

NEXT: Our ethereal doily has soiled herself

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