Poor Layla just can't catch a break. After her reality show embarrassment, sudden divorce, and failing music career, we almost thought she'd started to turn things around by signing with Rayna and getting to a good place with her feelings for Jeff. And then her boyfriend goes and falls off a roof. Life is rough for this country starlette.
As predicted, Juliette is not going to take kindly to the media besieging her with questions about Jeff's "suicide." Especially when she's probably terrified she'll be caught in a lie if Colt decides to spill the beans and tell everyone that Jeff only fell while trying to save Juliette.
Kelly Sutton guest stars this week to play a part in the wild media craze that surrounds Jeff's death and Juliette's shady involvement. There isn't a more perfect face to put on this issue than Kelly's, but we just hope she's ready for a fiery Juliette. Prepare for claws, Kelly!
After Jeff's untimely demise off the edge of the roof Juliette was perched on, this celebrity singer has got some explaining to do. While she desperately tries to pass it off as a suicide instead of an accidental homicide, she also still has to deal with her post-partum depression. Oi vey!
It looks like Frankie has apparently got some musical background too. In Nashville? What a shocker! Deacon and Frankie's love of music does create an interesting opportunity for their new bar, The Beverly, though. Maybe they can make it into the next Bluebird, where up and coming artists perform!
Two recovering alcoholics owning and working in their new bar? What could go wrong? Frankie seems to have managed just fine – despite the fact that his bar was about to go under and all those semantics – but Deacon is still recently back on the wagon.
No offense to the "Beverly Grieving Arc" Deacon just went through, but we're more than ready to see him and Rayna get back into the romance and start enjoying their happily ever after. If this new bar misadventure manage to rip them apart instead of bring them closer, we'll be so upset.
Rayna and Deacon might have made it through Beverly's untimely demise and the grieving process, but now that they're out the other side, new problems arise. Can Rayna make peace with Deacon buying a bar in Bev's memory in light of his alcoholic past?
While his dad talks up the big wigs at his party, Colt has other plans for the evening. Here we see him swiping a bottle of alcohol from the bar, but who does he intend to drink it with? Maddie, perhaps? Those two are on a dangerous path. First sex, now alcohol. What's next? Drugs and rock and roll?
Now that Jeff has swayed investors and advertisers to his side, he can launch his Luke Wheeler lifestyle brand, and become an even bigger star than before. But will he and his sexy image consultant, Gabrielle, see sparks fly between them in the meantime? We're guessing yes!
As bad as these two are for each other, Jeff and Layla do seem to genuinely care for one another. Unfortunately, Jeff just can't seem to stop screwing her over in favor of his own aspirations. We wonder if he'll be so comfortable with all the PDA now that he knows it's the one thing keeping him from that coveted CEO job?
Uh oh. One of the biggest reasons Luke took Jeff's name off of his potential CEO list was because he was afraid Jeff couldn't keep things professional and above board. We guess he remembered how Jeff treated Rayna and Juliette? Now that he's invited Layla to the party, Luke might not see that as a great show of professional boundaries.