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THE 13-YEAR ITCH Daaaaaaaad, stop embarrassing me with your tacky engagement and fake pregnancy!
Scarlett can't handle the attention and expectation, but Debbie Downer #1 Gunnar desperately wants it for himself. He refuses to let Will record his new song, "What If I Was Willing?" LITERALLY that is the question (and I try not to use the word literally in general). What if you were WILL-ing to…oh, I don't know, Gunnar, use this as a stepping stone to make contacts and ensure future songwriting success? Wondered Will.
Gunnar scoffs after Will puts himself in the same category as "other artists." Artists, right. Hacks! Just then, Avery decides to crawl out of the gutter and announce he's the new bar back at the Bluebird. Way to ruin Gunnar's life, buddy! "Now it sucks to be at home and sucks to be at work, too."
Avery, an artist, seizes the opportunity and suggests Gunnar keep the song for himself and record it with a little steel (i.e. Avery on guitar) and piano (i.e. Avery on piano). YES. A Gunnar/Avery bromance is officially in the works. I refuse to mash up their names in a cutesy hybrid. Gun Rave is gonna be the greatest band ever.
Oh, God, I almost forgot: Rayna's sister Tandy hires a private investigator to look into their mother's death. Turns out their former housekeeper placed their dad, Lamar Wyatt, in Nashville instead of Louisville the night of Virginia's accident -- the housekeeper overheard them fighting, and Virginia said she wanted to leave Lamrar. This housekeeper died shortly thereafter…and so did the investigation.
So after a truly ridiculous scene at the gala during which Tandy starts SHAKING after Lamar insists the last thing Virginia said to him was probably "Pass the salt," at breakfast, Tandy meets with the Dept. of Justice and hands over a flash drive (Red Flash Drive, Super-White Lies) containing "kickbacks, payoffs, and legal contributions" because her father "needs to be punished in any way he can be." Ease up, Tandy! The man had to interact at length with Peggy at the symphony gala. Hasn't he suffered enough?
I'll stop with this. Maybe.
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