On tour in small-town Virginia, Deacon ran into Ruth (Charlotte Ross), a backup singer who'd toured back in the day with him and Rayna, at at an AA meeting. They went to grab a real cup of coffee at her bakery, and Deacon got a major arm squeeze (watch the wrist!) when he spoke of his surprise daughter Maddie -- "she's the sweetest kid, and she sings." (He didn't mention who Maddie's mother was. Minor detail.) Ruth had always wanted kids, too. "Wanna try?" she joked. Then later in her car she literally invited Deacon to a slumber party in her bed.
He should go for it! They have chemistry! But Deacon was loyal to Megan and exited Ruth's warm and fuzzy car that probably smells like a bakery… out into the bitter cold of MEGAN SCREWING TEDDY IN ANOTHER CAR as she let his call go to voicemail. Harsh blow, Megan, allowing only half of Deacon's face watch the steamy sex scene in a decidedly non-bakery car where nothin' good is cookin'.
Dream phone: Deacon calling you.
We knew this would happen! The two lamest characters had to hook up eventually. And the reason they were even hanging out that day? Teddy had found Peggy's post-miscarriage medication during one of his routine "Which handbag should I wear to my job as the Mayor of Nashville?" purse-checks.
YES. Pork blood forever.
Megan and Deacon both returned home to the House of Nothing In Common and she shifted uncomfortably as he crowned her with a crappy truck stop hat. (You know Ruth would've been crazy about that hat! Classic Ruth.) Despite the dullness and inevitable conclusion of their romantic situation, this scene happened to provide the cutest line of the night: After Megan "apologized" for having her head in her work, Deacon said, "Well, now it's in my hat."
Forget the night, I think that's the cutest line I've heard all YEAR! The year is young.
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Rayna considers the impact of signing someone who's trying to cop her 'do.
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