Juliette stands on the empty stage of the Ryman, reflecting on what she’s been through to get here while Deacon gives her words of encouragement. Rayna and Juliette meet to pick out the song for their duet. The two expend no effort pretending they like each other, which puts them at odds coming to a decision about what to perform. Juliette points out that she’s there to fill the seats that Rayna can’t. Rayna counters, telling Juliette she still has yet to earn her place on the stage. Deacon comes to Juliette’s defense and gives “Undermine” to Rayna to listen to, hoping to show that Juliette has real talent.
Hailey shows up at Deacon’s house to snap Scarlett out of her post-Avery rut with a night out. Scarlett enjoys herself and jumps up on stage to sing “Ring of Fire.” When Gunnar sees Scarlett kissing a guy she just met, he freaks and pushes him away. Scarlett gets upset at Gunnar and he goes off on her, calling her loose. After a confusing night, Scarlett shows up at Avery’s and sees Marilyn putting her clothes back on. Avery pleads with Scarlett to believe that he doesn’t love Marilyn and only slept with her after they broke up.
Juliette winds down with a visit from Sean. When things start getting hot, Sean stops her and says he wants to take it slow. She’s hurt and offended, and kicks him out. Rayna shows up offering a way to start over—by writing a song together. The next morning, they are still at it, but actually professional about things.
Before they go on stage to perform, Juliette is visited in her dressing room by Sean, bringing flowers. He explains that he’s old-fashioned and wants to wait until marriage. Rayna says goodbye to her daughters before she goes on, and notices that something is weighing on Teddy. Avery is introduced to Dominic, who is interested in his music and getting him to Atlanta. Scarlett and Gunnar talk things out. She’s glad she hasn’t lost him. She’s also ready to write together again.
Rayna and Juliette go onto the historic stage and perform “Wrong Song.” They bring down the house with their collaboration. Something special is brewing between the two rival country stars. Marshall is quite pleased with the potential of this duet.