Rayna’s daughters, Maddie and Daphne, beg to go on tour with their mom, who promises to employ them only after they graduate college. When Juliette’s song comes on the radio, the excited girls sing along causing quite a headache for their mother. At home, Rayna’s husband, Teddy, doesn’t think doing the tour thing with Juliette is such a bad idea. After all, they are currently dealing with some financial concerns. Things escalate into an argument about Rayna’s issue with accepting money from her father.
Juliette records “Boys in Buses” at the studio, with a little autotune assist, while flirting with her music producer, Randy. Later, Rayna visits Randy hoping they could crank out some of the songs he found earlier, but he’s already cut them with other artists. After he mentions that he’s busy with Juliette’s album, Rayna goes on a tirade wondering why anyone would listen to such adolescent trash… only to be overheard by Juliette, who happens to be in Randy’s bed upstairs.
At the Bluebird Café, Deacon performs “Back Home.” Juliette watches, moved by the song. After the set, she tells Deacon she wants to record his song. She offers him the bandleader spot on her tour. Deacon says he can’t, despite them both knowing that they would, indeed, have fun on the road.
Lamar and Tandy believe that in order to be more in control of how things play out for the city and their interests, they should run their own candidate for mayor, and it’s not Coleman. It’s a discussion that leads them to Rayna’s husband, Teddy Conrad. Lamar’s backers love the idea, but Tandy knows Rayna is going to absolutely lose it. Later, Lamar lays out plans to his prospective political candidate. Teddy is skeptical, but tempted by a chance to run a city and move past his business failures.