Nashville recap: Too Far Gone

We finally have to deal with Lamar, Rayna's evil criminal father, in that maybe he dies
Ep. 14 | Aired Feb 5, 2014

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Even though Will insists he isn't broken, he does take Gunnar up on that song about always having been broken underneath his smile. I believe it's called "Is That Who I Am?" and it's awesome. This is the rawest we've seen Will in an artistic setting, just sounding out his troubles alone in his bedroom -- as Gunnar, mouthpiece of Will's troubles, grooves silently outside. It's a beautiful moment, but when Will spots the friend he once tried to kiss, he switches back into angry turtle mode. "You're the only one who's ever gonna hear me sing it!" Booooo.

I get ultimate chills on the line, "I've got a lotta soul underneath my skin." Don't stop, man -- it's better than Gunnar even imagined. It's perfect for you! And hey, maybe a more well-rounded album from Will can better rival Rayna James' on May 1. Ha, as if.

Scarlett's burgeoning amphetamine habit has her killing it while filming Rayna's video (high-energy zombies are all the rage at this shoot, which seems like a Shania Twain sendup) and being nice to Zoey again (because she wants a drink at the bar). But Zoey, along with Deacon, is suspicious of our ethereal doily's strange behavior. Here's Scarlett claiming life is great, sending cheerful regards to Avery, and being passionately energetic about her career? That is NOT the best friend Zoey used to know.

Zoey herself has decided to do something other than lie around Gunnar's apartment in socks and fetch sweet potato fries for energetic zombies: She's going to be a backup singer! Good idea. The casting agent turns her away at first because the dummy didn't bring a headshot and a demo, but Zoey returns with a DVD of her church solo -- "I can really sing," she insists while executing a steely gaze that says "I don't feel like paying for a headshot, so just remember how pretty I am." And I'm sure that lady will.

Is anyone else really excited to hear Zoey sing?

Line of the night: Those pillow… are unisex!" --Juliette to new domestic partner Avery

Loose, Gorgeous Connie Britton Wave of the Week:

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It contrasts so deliciously with her rage!

Your thoughts on "Too Far Gone"? Lamar's dead, right? And is Teddy after Megan romantically? Does it matter?

Discuss! See y'all Feb. 26!

Head back to last week's 'Nashville' recap: 'Let Black Roses Crumble'

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