Cameras flash and click around Juliette at a photo shoot for her new perfume line. Juliette tells Glenn she wants Deacon on exclusive contract. Glenn says he’s working on it, then informs Juliette that her troubled mother showed up at the label and someone gave her 100 bucks to leave. Juliette is upset—you don’t give cash to a druggie.
At home, Rayna gets her daughters ready for school as they discuss their upcoming talent show. Deacon and Rayna have a labored conversation over the phone, with Rayna hanging up as fast as she can. Deacon’s lawyer tells him Juliette is still inquiring about the tour, but he makes it clear his answer is no.
Rayna and Teddy meet with their accountant, who advises them that in order to avoid declaring bankruptcy, they need to borrow against the house. Or Rayna can join Juliette’s tour. And, there’s always the option of borrowing money from Lamar. But Rayna isn’t having either of those options.
Outside the studio, Juliette’s mom, Jolene, shows up looking for her daughter. Juliette leaves quickly, affected by her mom’s haggard appearance. Later, Juliette’s team goes through the track list for her new album and Juliette is told that Deacon won’t be touring with her, but she won’t easily accept that answer. She calls Deacon and points out that they have to record “Undermine” today if he wants it on the album.