‘Nashville’, Episode 11 – RECAP

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Excited for Nashville tonight? If you haven’t seen the promo
for episode 12 that we’ve waited 2 weeks for, check it out here (it’s
gonna be a huge one!). This is what happened in episode 11.

The episode launches in with the incredible yet unexpected
sexual tension of Rayna and Liam and Juliette getting annoyed at them for going
off into their own little world on stage and ignoring her during performances
(plus some fiery intimate moments off-stage!). In addition, Calista, the entrepreneurial
head of her own label, approaches Rayna and wants to sign her, putting in a
visit to Rayna’s home in Nashville and pushing the flexibility and creativity
and freedom Rayna would enjoy at a new label. Rayna almost considers it, until
it is revealed at Edge Hill’s party to celebrate ‘Wrong Song’ hitting number 1
that Liam, who is already signed to Calista as a producer, would enjoy
significant benefits from getting Rayna on board too, and that’s why he’s been
pushing it as best for her. Rayna is furious and ends their partnership, livid
at the accurate insinuation that they were more than just business
partners/friends. Teddy sees the argument ensue and questions Rayna of any
extra-marital goings-on while she’s on tour, considering the failing state of
their marriage that they have discussed earlier in the episode. Rayna is upset
because she has insisted they are trying to fix things, not headed for divorce,
and assures Teddy nothing will happen.

Meanwhile, there’s some really juicy tension and banter
between Rayna and Juliette, that is really adding to the show’s appeal. Juliette
is furious because Rayna is getting far more attention and credit for writing
Wrong Song. She is also caught up with her mother’s impending hearing, but with
the slanderous magazine publication of Deacon supposedly falling off the wagon,
he feels it is not appropriate that he speak for Jolene at the hearing.
Therefore he asks Juliette to do it, to speak from the heart, but she cannot
manage more than the very basic facts of her mother being addicted to drugs for
many years. As a result Jolene is told to finish rehab and there’ll be another
hearing, but with a free day out of rehab Deacon persuades Juliette to allow
her mother to come with him as his date to Edge Hill’s party. At the party,
Jolene seems so much more sober and normal, but her talking to people and
taking food from waiters’ platters angers Juliette, who is intent on keeping
her out of ‘trouble’.

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