Nashville Review: There Is A Limit

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On Nashville Season 2 Episode 18. Deacon said that "there is a limit." 

If that's true, most of the players on Nashville are about to meet theirs.

Everything always gets a little more heightened when shows are put on and tours kick off. It's probably because these performers are in their natural element. Then again, the off-stage drama could definitely rival whatever is happening on stage.

I don't think it had fully occurred to me that Luke didn't know Maddie was really Deacon's daughter. For some reason, I thought Rayna had clued him in. Probably because she should have, but I'd say their talk seemed more levelheaded than not.

Luke was right, though, Rayna needs to fix her family drama first.

In lieu of harsher words, I will just say that Teddy is a jerk. He's had it out for Deacon since day one and it always seems like Deacon is trying to be the more accommodating laid back one.

Deacon: I don't think part of her punishment should be taking away her music.
Teddy: Music is the problem and you can feel free to give me parenting advice once you've actually raised a child for 14 years.

I totally get that Teddy raised Maddie for 14 years; believe me I know that DNA does not always earn you a special title.

The thing is, Deacon's not even trying to take Maddie away or do anything bad. Plus, Teddy just slept with Deacon's serious girlfriend! It's like he's even meaner since the incident when any normal person would probably be nicer out of guilt.

I laughed when Deacon was mad and said "screw Teddy" because looking at Megan, my response was "literally."

Well, that cat is out of the bag now and Deacon is off to spiral down what is sure to be a bad road. However, he needs to get his crap together and be an adult because another cat is out of the bag and he needs to help handle it: Maddie's identity.

I admit I didn't even really focus on why Rayna had shielded her daughters from the media all of these years. It was obvious Luke's son Colt was going to find Maddie on the Internet when we saw how keyed into the online music community he was. Her need to protect her loved ones is why I love Rayna so much.

Rayna's speech about protecting Maddie because of how much she loves her is probably the only thing that got through to Maddie about her behavior and latest rebellion. Teddy was just handling it all like a tyrant, but you all know my opinion of him.

Luke, Deacon and Will were dynamite up on that stage together. I'm glad Gunnar stuck up for Will to Jeff Fordham because even if he doesn't support what Will is doing he will be loyal to his friend and keep his trust.

Meanwhile, over on Juliette's tour, her green monster of envy was rearing its ugly head.

Her set was awesome as well, but she always has to focus on the bad stuff! The only reason Avery is going to leave her at this point is if she pushes him away. Thank goodness they had that talk at the end.

Juliette: I do, I do trust you, which scares me even more. You have my heart, you're capable of destroying me.
Avery: I would never do that.

Also, I found it interesting that Juliette was the only person who realized that Scarlett is probably on drugs. How has no one else picked up on it yet?

So... is Scarlett headed for a total overdose and meltdown?


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Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 (31 Votes)

Scarlett is such a whiny little victim, I don't much care if she has an overdose or not. Sometimes I think the writers lay Teddy's "meanness" on a little too thick.

@ Renee

I agree Renee. I do think they have Teddy too mean, but I still feel sympathy for him because he lost Rayna, he lost Peggy, and now he's in jeopardy of losing Maddie too. And Maddie treats her "father" Teddy very badly. There are rules and if she's not doing her school work and only playing music, he has a right to put his foot down. He is just being a normal parent. Remember, his "world" is not only music like Rayna's is. I wish Megan would be with him now that Deacon has fled, and that Teddy would find some happiness again. His whole world has fallen apart and he is in a very miserable place right now. I empathize.

Sarah silva

Oh Juliette, your awful behavior makes me regret the episodes I felt bad for you. Even when she tried to explain her nasty behavior to Avery at the end I still did not feel sorry for how nasty she was to Scarlett! I can only hope that her talk near the end with Scarlett changed Juliette's attitude and maybe she will come to Scarlett's rescue and help her kick her pill addiction. She told Avery she thought Scarlett was high as she reminded her of her mother.
So Jeff has suspicions that Will is gay. Eventually when the truth comes out Jeff will drop him so fast.
As much as I felt bad for Deacon finding out about Megan and Teddy I am glad he did. Now can Teddy please leave with her. He has not redeeming qualities and he is not a nice guy. Yes kids need boundaries BUT he is treating Maddie like crap.
I laughed when Deacon told Megan screw Teddy when he was saying how pissed off he was at him. Little did he know she literally did.
I think Luke overreacted when he found out Maddie was Deacon's. No need to be mad at Deacon as it was not his place to tell him and he also should not have gotten mad a Rayna,
I would like to hope that Deacon will not drink again, but we will see. In Nashville's world, Rayna and Luke have not been dating that long and she thought it was too early to tell him about Deacon and Maddie and as her mother she has the right to tell Luke when SHE wants too.
I loved the Luke, Will and Deacon performance, can we please get that on the next Nashville CD!!


I know the reviewers can't talk about the previews but next week Scarlett will have her break down while *TRYING* to perform.............
and I think her mother comes to town.........IMO they need to move Scarlett away from being the whiney person she is.......... I really do hope Deacon doesn't go back down the road he's been down so many times.............things were going great for him.......... Anybody in the Nashville area, they will be filming a special with the stars of Nashville at the Ryman I think they said this coming will air on Nashville Channel 2 WKRN in April........

@ Terrie

Next week when Scarlett loses it on stage, I would like to see this happen...After the ordeal she had with her own mother, Juliette is going to rush onto the stage and in heartwarming fashion, come to Scarlett's aid, and the world will see that Juliette might have a heart after all...This will make Rayna look better in the music world for signing her and help save Highway 65 from the ruin she has been fearing. I hope Maddie is going to save Deacon from going back to old habits (glug glug glug) Beyond this I think the storylines will adhere to the schizophrenic nature they have all season. Please renew for season 3. I would really miss this show and the wonderful music it has produced.

@ 33_Buckshot

I agree with you.....................


Feel real bad for Deacon. Teddie is a total jerk. You could really see the guilt in Matti's eyes leading up to the big revel. She is so cold hearted. When busted,I didn't hear I sorry or any explanation,only her worry of. Deacon going back to his old ways. Deacon's response "I don't need to be saved was great. Wonder if next season Teddie an

@ reality adictt

I think you meant "Megan's" eyes. I know most people feel bad for Deacon (I do too) and they despise Teddy (I don't). I can understand Teddy's insecurities. He lost Rayna to Deacon, and it seems he never fully had her - her heart always seemed to belong to Deacon. When he finally found someone to love him (Peggy), she was killed. Then Maddie found out that he is not her real father, and she has started acting out. Now he feels threatened that he may lose her as well, so HE'S acting out. I think it's a normal reaction, and I do think that Maddie is behaving like a spoilt brat, she has no respect for either of her parents, and she treats Teddy like trash. So, I have some sympathy for Teddy. That said, I think Megan should stick with him and Deacon should remain single for a while. I don't want Deacon back with Rayna though. To me that's dead and done.


Wow, Wow, Wow. That episode was breathtaking

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Nashville Season 2 Episode 18 Quotes

Look you're not a waitress writing poems in her book anymore.

Avery [to Juliette]

I've tried to keep my girls kinda low profile in terms of all that media stuff so if we can just avoid the tweets and selfies and all that, make it just us, just family.

Rayna [to Luke]

Nashville Season 2 Episode 18 Music

  Song Artist
Connie britton this time This Time Connie Britton iTunes
Hayden panettiere tell that devil Tell That Devil Hayden Panettiere iTunes
Song Falling Clare Bowen & Jonathan Jackson