Nashville: Season 1, Episode 3 “Someday You’ll Call My Name” (B+)
It didn’t seem possible that Rayna and Juliette could hate each other any more than they already did, but the way things are going, their rivalry is going to get uglier and uglier. Deacon is right in the middle of their drama, putting his feelings for both women in his life above his own career. Rayna letting him go seemed like the perfect opportunity for him to fall right into Juliette’s open arms, but he was smart enough not to agree to her exclusive contract which would have really put the nail in the coffin in his relationship with Rayna. Neither of the women is having a particular easy family time at the moment, as Juliette’s mother returns and Rayna’s father once again asserts his ugly self by trying to impose restrictions on Rayna’s public behavior. As they both prepare to go on tour, it’s going to be tough to continue without distractions, and I’m sure their paths will cross more often than either of them would like. Juliette shoplifting while eager fans were looking on wasn’t a bright idea, and such a small, simple act is sure to cost her dearly. Things didn’t look good for Scarlett’s singing career as she botched her demo recording session and nearly saw Gunnar go solo without her, but, somewhat unexpectedly, Avery rallied to her defense and proved a loyal supporter. It’s remarkable that this threesome doesn’t yet have as much drama as their celebrity counterparts, and I’m sure that’s soon to follow.