Suddenly Juliette is called outside to the gates of her exclusive community, where Jolene creates a scene and begs her daughter to let her stay. Juliette declines, but when she returns inside, Deacon hastily leaves—to go talk to Rayna.
Those two meet up and talk out the fact that it’s over between them, since her heart is in pieces and she has to look at what’s right for her and her family. Juliette asks Deacon for a definitive answer on joining her tour. He declines because he doesn’t think she can count on him.
At Maddie & Daphne’s talent show, Lamar shows up with flowers for his granddaughters. Rayna is livid over the strings attached to his loan. Maddie & Daphne sing Juliette Barnes’ “Telescope” and despite Rayna’s dislike of Juliette, she can’t help but beam at her daughters’ amazing talent.
Later, Rayna talks through the loan details with Tandy, who reveals the affair their mother had with a musician. Lamar’s issues with Rayna’s career and their contentious relationship become clear in light of this. Rayna visits her father the next day and calls him out on how absent he’s been in her life. After she leaves, Lamar is emotional while looking over pictures of a young Rayna and his wife.
At the Bluebird, Gunnar tells Avery that Scarlett couldn’t sing properly because she believes that if something good comes from the demo, Avery will leave her. Avery swears that’s ridiculous; and the next day, he instills some confidence in Scarlett by promising he’ll be at the studio for her. When Gunnar and Scarlett try again at recording, Avery is indeed there and Scarlett is at ease. Avery also makes sure to take the opportunity to introduce himself to Watty.