Avery is still sleeping with Marilyn, who informs him that she rejected Dominic’s contract offer. She claims it’s a lousy deal. That doesn’t stop Avery from approaching Dominic himself. He signs the contract and gets a sweet new car as a bonus. This is all much to Marilyn’s dismay. Avery advises her to get on board or get lost.
After giving a nice shout-out to Liam, Rayna performs “Buried Under” for the San Diego crowd. The arena erupts with cheers. Back in her dressing room, Juliette stares emotionally at the ring Sean gave her. She takes the stage. Surprisingly, she performs “Love Like Mine.” The crowd goes wild again. Later, Juliette gets onboard with the annulment. Sean is surprised, but still angry. He says, “You know, you once told me that I wouldn’t like you very much if I got to know you. You were right.” Juliette is visibly stung by this.
Teddy rejects a suggestion from Lamar that he win the election with bought votes. He’s shocked to see Rayna walk in as they wait to hear his mayoral fate. She wanted to be there to support him. The final results are in. Nashville has a new mayor. His name is Teddy Conrad. Coleman makes a nice concession speech where he displays his true love for his wife. It’s a touching moment that clearly makes Rayna and Teddy a little uncomfortable as they sit side by side. Later, Teddy is paid a late night visit by Peggy. It also seems like she wants to kiss the new mayor. Believe it or not, Teddy looks as though he’s thinking about this, too.