Tuesday, April 2, 2013

What I’m Watching: Nashville

Nashville: Season 1, Episode 15 “When You’re Tired of Breaking Other Hearts” (B-)

While this wasn’t a bad episode necessarily, it was definitely hard to believe several of the developments that occurred. Juliette coming to realize that she may in fact be to blame for her mother’s condition makes sense, though it took her an awfully long time to get there, complete with packing her intimate show with way too many fans and then trying to skirt responsibility for the accident that ensued. Inviting her mother and her sponsor along on her tour is yet another mistake that she’s already made, and I can’t see it turning out well. Gunner sure picked a bad time to don a hoodie and head to the wrong part of town, and I’m sure that he’ll resent Scarlett for trying to salvage the situation and netting herself a solo deal in the process. Deacon’s courtship of his new veterinary friend was amusing and awkward, and his conversation with Coleman about both of them being addicted to Rayna’s family rang true on both sides. To this point, Lamar hasn’t been enough of a central character to have true damaging power, but I imagine that he’ll try to bring down the new mayor and deputy mayor if ever he returns for longer than the one scene in which he appeared this week. Avery literally burning all of his recordings felt highly anachronistic, and as if his successful destruction of all the work that was left lying around wasn’t far-fetched as it is, the notion of him returning his full advance and walking away was most certainly a stretch.

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