Rayna is still trying to wrap her mind around the fact that Deacon is now on the tour. The two of them share an awkwardly silent elevator ride in their hotel. Rayna’s phone conversation with her husband isn’t much fun either. Teddy blows her off as she tries to convince him she had no idea Deacon was joining forces with Juliette. Even with all her personal problems, Rayna still wows the crowd in Chicago when she performs “Already Gone.” Tension returns backstage though when she admits how awkward things are to Deacon, who promises to stay out of her way.
Juliette’s Chicago set is also real crowd-pleaser, but it a different kind of way. She has a bevy of background dancers and lots of glitter as she belts out “I’m a Girl.” Deacon is trying to adjust to all the flash that follows his new boss. Juliette isn’t thrilled with the brand she’s putting out there. Glenn advises her to not rock the boat with the fickle fans of music. Deacon gives her the exact opposite advice. He says, “There’s thinking about doing something, then there’s just doin’ it.”
Rayna lets Watty know that she’s finally getting her own label as long as she can bring in a few new acts. She’s thinking Scarlett and Gunnar could be her first signing. They are exactly like she and Deacon used to be back in the day. Speaking of Deacon, Rayna brings up the subject of Scarlett during another awkward elevator ride. He completely ignores her before eventually exiting on his floor. Good talk, Deacon. Good talk.Juliette takes Deacon’s earlier advice to heart. She steps out onto the concert stage in jeans and modest white shirt. She pulls Deacon out to perform “Consider Me” while a befuddled Rayna, Watty and Glenn watch from backstage. Juliette does great, but a music reviewer sets off an online bash-fest regarding the brave experiment. Juliette is crushed until her assistant, Emily, tells her how much she loved what she did. She’s not the only one. A video of her performance is a viral hit. Juliette lets Glenn know that she’s growing up, and with growth comes change.