Nashville Review: The Girl Code

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Everyone was giving in to their desires on Nashville Season 2 Episode 6.

For some that was great, while for others it was seriously disappointing.

Nearly all of the main characters ended up at the Belle Meade Polo Match even though each and every one of them mention at some point that it is not the type of event they would be at.  Least likely to be invited to the "old money" event is former white trash Juliette Barnes.

The Polo Match

But she was there, thanks to the invitation she later realized was from Charlie Wentworth, and her actions were the most disheartening.  This guy hit on her at his own anniversary party, and now invites her to an event that his wife is at, and Juliette is into this?

Let's take the fact that Charlie seems really lame out of the equation.  Why is Juliette going down this destructive path?  It's almost as if someone needs to take the time to sit her down and ask her about every decision she makes. "Juliette, is this the right move for you?"

She likely didn't expect the wife to walk in on her in the act, but since that did in fact happen, I imagine Juliette is going to be in some trouble in the near future.

Also in my dog house for giving into their desires are Gunnar and Zoey. She was absolutely right to not want to get into it because of how it might make Scarlett feel.  Realizing that she may have feelings for Avery again doesn't give Zoey the right to jump in with both feet with Gunnar.

The dude proposed to her not too long ago. Her feelings are still going to be raw. Why don't you pump the breaks, maybe wait it out, and see how Scarlett would feel about the situation if it were to go down?

Here's how this would work well on television (I'm not sure about real life).  Zoey and Gunnar start to hit it off, she waits to see that Scarlett has moved on, and then she mentions to Scarlett that she might like Gunnar but won't act on it because of their history.

Scarlett appreciates that and Zoey lets it be for a while.  Scarlett notices that Zoey isn't as happy as she has been in the past, prods, and realizes it's because she likes Gunnar a lot and is hurting because Scarlett won't let her be with him.  Scarlett realizes that she has moved on and it's okay for Zoey and Gunnar to go for it even if it will be weird at first.  Boom. Everybody wins.

Instead, Zoey and Gunnar are going to sneak around, and when Scarlett finds out it will likely be a gigantic blow up between the two best friends.

On the other side of things, I loved seeing Avery and Scarlett giving into their returned feelings for each other.  Avery has been without a doubt my favorite character of Nashville Season 2 so far.

Earlier Wednesday night on Survivor, Vytas credited his ability to perform well on his tribe to the fact that "women love the reformed bad boy."  I'm not an expert on that subject, but I think a similar sentiment could be said of TV audiences.

The fact that Avery was such a jerk to Scarlett in the very early going likely turned a lot of viewers off to him, but the way he has worked himself back has been a joy to watch.  The character who used to be a jerk but now shows signs of being a guy with some heart...that's hard to dislike.  It's Sawyer on Lost, it's Damon on The Vampire Diaries, and right now it's Avery on Nashville.

During "It Must Be You" we also got to watch Deacon and his lawyer girlfriend continue to grow strong together, Luke Wheeler kiss Rayna, and Scarlett sing for critics earning herself a spot on Luke's tour.

Overall it was a very enjoyable hour. That is if you forget about the fact that you just saw Teddy Conrad pitch a music festival in a city that has oodles of music festivals as if it's going to save Nashville.

What did you all think of the episode?  What were some of your favorite moments?  What didn't you like?  Who did you enjoying seeing giving into desire?  Who made you mad?  And what was your favorite song of the night?

Review

Editor Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
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Dan Forcella is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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Nashville Quotes

I don't know. I know know what I want. I'm not even sure what we had.

Scarlett

Juliette is the mother of my daughter, she's always gonna be in our lives.

Avery