So June wants to be a singer. Reba cautions her that it’s a long, tough road, filled with heartbreak and no pay, singing at crappy beer joint in remote towns…but then June makes a music video co-starring her neighbor’s cat that goes viral that same day. Unswayed, Reba takes her down to Mr. Bata’s office, so June can get stonewalled and see the harsh realities of the business. Except that Mr. Bata actually sees her right off the bat because his daughter told him about the video she saw online.
Lillie Mae’s betting on horses online. Kim gets interested because she wants to make some money of her own. And then Cash walks in: He worked with horses in Nashville, and it turns out he’s something of a horse savant when it comes to picking winners.
June: You keep telling me I’m a great singer. I just thought, why don’t I go for it? I don’t wanna wait ’til I’m old like Taylor Swift.
Reba: If you’re really serious about your singing, you have to do a lot more than just talk about it. It’s all about singing lessons, and practicing, and it’s a lot of hard work.
June: All right, fine. I’ll do the hard work. But don’t expect me to thank you at the Grammys.
Kim: The credit card companies started calling. See, the fraud department didn’t think it was possible for one person to spend that much money in one single day, but let me tell you, Reba: Not only is it possible, it is a blast!
Reba: When I was young--
June: Is this gonna be about how you churned your own butter and there were only three channels?
Reba: No, this is about me and your daddy, driving 600 miles in a rusty old van, playing for 15 people in some smoky old beer joint and barely getting paid.
June: That’s stupid.
Reba: Come back here, I’m not done being wise!
With June’s newfound career, Reba starts to question her relevance in a technology-driven world of instant stardom. But the cat that co-starred in June’s video recently released another clip, and it went viral too -- so now Mr. Bata’s wondering if maybe the cat was the real star of June’s video. If June wants a singing career, looks like it’s gonna be hard work and perseverance. Boo.
Kim’s gotten a little out of hand with the horses -- now she can’t stop betting! It’s clear it’s gotten out of hand when Kim offers to do Cash’s homework while he keeps picking winners for her. Lillie Mae and Cash decide to start sabotaging the bets to put an end to it. It works…except for the part where Lillie Mae is still addicted. She can stop whenever she wants. She just doesn’t want to yet.
Kim: I’m finally making my own money here, you know? I really want to surprise Leslie with a brand new pair of boots for me.
Reba: The only reason I agreed to come down here is I want [June] to see the reality of this business, but I don’t want to crush her dreams, so do not be mean to her.
Geoffrey: I’m so offended! How do you think I could be mean to June?
Reba: Because you’re always mean to me when I come down here.
Geoffrey: Yeah, but you can handle it. June still has hope.
Lillie Mae: [My mama] said that if a message was worth sending, it was worth a buggy ride to the telegraph office.
Reba: Well, I’ve turned into grandma.
Lillie Mae: You shot a bartender?!?
Reba: So Milton’s gone solo. Good riddance! He was overrated anyway. You know, if he takes those goggles off, he’s just a cat.
Cash: Picking the wrong horses almost killed me. It was like asking Michael Phelps to sink.