Jolene makes Juliette her favorite meal, but Juliette can’t stand her mother’s new maternal overtures and Juliette suspiciously searches through mom’s backpack. Finding nothing of hers, Juliette gets emotional when she does find a picture of her as a newborn in her mother’s arms.
Scarlett has lunch with Deacon and talks through her issues with Avery. Deacon later goes to her apartment, and has a chance to talk to Avery about Scarlett. He also tells Avery that his music isn’t commercial, but that doesn’t mean he can’t succeed. Later, Gunnar and Hayley are in bed together, where they agree to keep things casual. Scarlett shows up at Gunnar’s and sees them leaving together. When Avery gets to the apartment, Scarlett is there to let him know that she loves him and wants to support him but also wants him to support her. Avery says he’s trying.
Makena preps Juliette for the GMA interview by telling her she needs to take responsibility for the thievery. In the interview, Juliette maintains that she did nothing wrong and says that it was all a mistake. When her mother is brought up, she walks out of the interview. Juliette’s team tries to manage the fallout but things get worse as sponsors pull out of her tour. Glenn tells Juliette he can’t work with her any longer, but she begs him to stay, promising that she’ll listen to him and that she wants her tour back. She admits that she stole the nail polish because it made her feel she could take care of herself.
Across town, Deacon shows up late at the country club and Lamar gives him grief, which leads to Teddy and Deacon arguing. Rayna and Deacon go out and perform “Changing Ground” while Teddy and Peggy eye each other across the room. After the song, Deacon and Rayna are still unsure of what to do with their relationship, artistic or otherwise. At home, Teddy tells Rayna he won’t deal with Deacon any longer and Rayna agrees— she says she’s letting Deacon go.
Teddy nods, thankful for the change, however he doesn’t appear to be completely free of infidelity either, as we see him secretly meet with Peggy, concerned that “their mistake” will get out and have lasting consequences for his campaign and family.