Nashville Review: People Aren't Just Waiting For You To Fall...

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Is it me, or did Nashville really turn up the heat this week? I'm still fanning myself from the scorching opening scene in "We Live In Two Different Worlds."

Another Wednesday with a Hank Senior song for a title and another week of Rayna and Deacon trying to fight their sexual tension. If that dream was evidence of anything, Rayna isn't doing such a great job of suppressing her lingering feelings after all of these years.

In the past few weeks, I'd felt a little bad for Teddy, but I'd say after tonight it's clear that everyone on this show has some dirty laundry.

Rayna Campaigns for Teddy

Kimberly Williams Paisley, wife of real life country star Brad Paisley, guest starred as Peggy. She and Teddy have a history and while it definitely includes a romantic past, I still think there's more to it.

By now we know that Teddy has had some financial problems and wasn't okay with letting a bank run a credit check on him. He burned some papers in a fire. Now he had a secret rendezvous with someone who is more than an ex. Rayna knows they have a romantic history, but if that's all it was, Teddy wouldn't need to have meet ups begging Peggy to keep their secret.

It seems to me that here are two people who love each other but are no longer in love with each other. Teddy and Rayna's marriage feels like more of a business partnership at this point. I know they have two daughters, but having parents who are dishonest with each other and unhappy isn't ideal either. Do you think there's anything these two can do to improve things at home? Will firing Deacon and keeping Teddy's secret be enough?

Juliette's life, on the other hand, is hardly a secret. One night she shoplifted a bottle of nail polish and the next thing we knew there were four million views of that video on the Internet. To be fair, Juliette is becoming famous in a different time than Rayna did. There was no social media back when Rayna was starting out. Today if a pop star so much as breathes the wrong way, the whole world knows about it instantaneously.

I'm not defending what Juliette did, don't get me wrong. But as the weeks go by, I see her less as a bitchy pop princess and more as a girl who has had some major issues. When her manager told her to hang out with some friends, you just knew she was going to say that she didn't have any. 

I don't have friends. I have people who wanna be seen with me. | permalink

We finally found out why she did what she did. She shoplifted because it was a childhood habit and it was something that made her feel like she didn't need anyone else to take care of her. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that this has a lot to do with her relationship with her mother. 

I'm finding myself more compelled with Rayna and Juliette's stories than Scarlett and Gunnar's. I wish Scarlett would step things up. Her boyfriend is jealous and was pretty nasty to her in front of the other people at dinner. She is seriously so nice that it hurts. Glad to see Gunnar go out and get himself some this week. It's better than just pining after Scarlett. 

What did everyone think of this week's Nashville? What do you think Teddy and Peggy's secret is? Will Rayna really fire Deacon?


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Nashville Season 1 Episode 4 Quotes

It's called selective listening.


Police Officers: Shop lifting is a Class A misdemeanor. I'm sure by now you've seen the video, about 4 million people have.
Juliette [laughing]: Get a real job.

Nashville Season 1 Episode 4 Music

  Song Artist
Lindi ortega murder of crows Murder Of Crows Lindi Ortega iTunes
Los campesinos by your hand By Your Hand Los Campesinos! iTunes
Agesandages alright you restless Alright You Restless AgesandAges iTunes