Deacon turns the bottle of pills he took from Jolene over to Coleman. He didn’t take any, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t want to. At the Bluebird, Deacon impresses most of the crowd with his performance of a tune called “Sideshow.” We say “most” because one blowhard in the back says he’d much rather hear Rayna. This leads to street fight after the show. Later, Rayna refuses the collect call Deacon makes to her when she hears it’s from the West Nashville Detention Facility. Thankfully, a second call is answered by Juliette. She says, “That’s what friends do. They bail each other out.” Nice.
Rayna works with a new bass player on a catchy tune called “Bitter Memories.” It’s pretty darn upbeat despite the title. It’s all about a desire to let go of the past. That’s exactly what Deacon decides to do when he opts to let Rayna use his song for that commercial. Juliette is also looking to leave her past in the rearview mirror as she moves out of her beautiful home.
Lamar lets Peggy know that he’ll make the audit go away as long as she does what he says. He later lets his son-in-law know that they need to go negative in their campaign against Coleman. Teddy’s desire to win overpowers any concerns about the uproar this will cause with his wife. Later, Teddy meets with Peggy to celebrate the fact that Lamar got them off the hook. They have no idea that someone is snapping photos of what could very easily appear to be a romantic rendezvous. Uh oh.