Nashville recap: The Blame Game

Scarlett's breakdown forces everyone to re-evaluate their relationships, and Juliette makes a ridiculous, awful, sweaty decision
Ep. 20 | Aired Apr 30, 2014

Speaking of Scarlett, Avery ended up turning down sex with Juliette to go back and pay Scarlett a visit. Well, that's not why he turned down the sex, but that's the order of events, at lest. And when Juliette couldn't find him, she ended up outside Scarlett's room, where she overheard what I thought was a very sweet conversation. Avery thought Scarlett would like to see a friendly face, and he told her how she wouldn't let go of his hand when the whole thing went down. Scarlett told him that he was her first love and she didn't think she'd ever love anyone as much as she loved him. And he told her that she had a permanent piece of his heart. And this is where I get mad at Juliette for taking that the wrong way. To me, that was a conversation between first loves who are now friends. If anything, that was official closure for them. I think Juliette's wig is messing up her hearing!

Although, I have to mention Juliette's inappropriate gem number two, when she asked Avery, "Am I crazy now?" Damn, I really do love her. (But she is being stupid.)

After the doctors decided Scarlett wasn't an addict -- come again? -- she finally told Rayna the truth. She didn't want to be a star. And like that, Rayna released her of her contract, because like she told Deacon during their round three, which involved apologies and whatnot, she considered Scarlett family. Sadly, Scarlett's actual family wasn't nearly as awesome. Beverly showed up to try and convince Scarlett not to check out, but little Scarlett was on a truth bomb roll. She told her mom to leave. My only complaint was that she didn't yell it through a loud speaker of some sort.

Before I forget, a quick update on what happened in Will and Layla's world: They're doing a "real reality" show, y'all! Cameras are going to take over their lives, and there's no way that the world is going to find out he's gay now, right? Right!

And now we're back to the freakin' hate sex. Apparently Juliette was more shaken up over Avery and Scarlett's conversation than I realized, because deciding to have hate sex with Jeff of all people was ludicrous. I'm so mad, I can't even tell you guys. If Avery and Juliette break up -- which, let's be honest, they will -- they will have taken away the best relationship on this show (other than Deacon and Rayna). I didn't even like Avery until he was with Juliette! They balance each other out. Ugh, I have to stop. I'm so upset.

Other important news: Without Scarlett, Highway 65 now lives or dies on the release of Rayna's album, so I'm sure nothing will go wrong there.

What did you think of the episode? Wasn't Jeff's thigh grab cringe-worthy? And what's next for Scarlett? Clearly she has to go back to writing with Gunnar and therefore falling in love with Gunnar, right? Sound off below!

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