Fug the Show: Nashville recap, season 1, episode 17


We are hitting a slight low ebb in the action, as everyone treads water until the push to the finale. Even the wardrobe people are getting a break — it’s all pants and shirts up in this joint, unless you’re Scarlett, who has literally never met a pair of jeans that weren’t on the body of a dude.

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  1. JCB
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    Heather, did you ever watch Whose Line is it Anyway? Charles Esten was a frequent guest as “Chip” Esten, and he was adorable and goofy as all get out.

    • Cucina49
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      Wow, I never would have made that connection. I just checked out his IMDB page and there are photos of him looking younger and sort of frat-boyish from that time period. Damn, he is one of those men who get better looking as they’ve aged.

      • Heather
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        Yep! I mentioned it on our first-ever recap — he and i go way back to the British Who’s Line.

    • Erin
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      Deacon is my favorite on the show right now because he’s the only one acting like he has the sense he was born with. But I keep expecting Drew Carey to pop up and remove some topics out of a hat for his next song at The Bluebird.

      Also, Powers Boothe played my great-great grandpa in the Hatfields & McCoys miniseries and that’s all I can see, even with his clean-shaven mug on Nashville. So by the laws of Hollywood, Rayna/Tami and I are related, which I cherish.

  2. Kate
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    Ugh Scarlett. I need subtitles whenever she opens her mouth because between her horribly fake accent and her mumbling, I can’t tell what she’s supposed to be saying. She is just the worst.

    And Charles Esten is just the best.

  3. Breda
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    I LOVE Deacon. He’s one of my favorite men currently on TV. And I’m totally with you on wanting him and Rayna to get back together. That’s gotta be endgame, right? (I’m also super looking forward to the grand reveal of Maddie’s paternity.)

    • Genevieve
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      Me too! He takes no crap from people, and yet, he seems very loyal and lovely to those close to him. Charles Esten is indeed very good in that role.

  4. Marie
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    Ohhh, I would watch the CRAP out of “Powers Boothe’s Power Booth.” And of the Heather’s-parallel-universe version of “Nashville,” with amnesia and such!

    • Jessica
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      I really REALLLY want Deacon and Tami to get back together. REALLY.

      • Kara
        +1

        I read that Liam is coming back, and while I want Rayna and Deacon to be endgame, I’d be OK with a Rayna-Liam diversion.

        Also, Deacon’s “Why don’t we just ask your cable guy what he thinks?” was brilliant. Deacon was on fire this episode!

  5. Eli
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    Heh. I was looking at the Allure Look Better Naked naked celebs and Scarlett is one of them…and she is covering her lady bits with her godawful weave. Sigh.

  6. Gal
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    I look forward to this post every Wednesday. Love it! Thank you!!

    • Rowynn
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      I’ve never actually watched the show, but I feel like it couldn’t possibly be as entertaining as these recaps are. It makes me miss Ringer. I never watched that one, either, but the GFY recaps were gold. As are the Hart of Dixie ones.

  7. Becca
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    The whole paternity plot is stressing me out because I really don’t want Deacon to get mad at Tami. I just want them to be happy and boring together! And obviously, that won’t happen because, you know, TV.

    I second (third, fourth?) everyone expressing their Deacon love. He is beautiful.

  8. Bex
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    When Deacon came into the hospital room and hugged Rayna, breathing in the scent of her hair? I swooned! He is my everything. *dreamy sigh*

  9. ringthing
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    I love, love, love these recaps and I watch this show with your voice in my head, Heather. I busted out laughing last week when Scarlett peeked around the corner with that robe sliding off both shoulders because I could just imagine what you’d say about it. Everything about Scarlett is constantly slipping, sliding, creeping everywhere, especially her lips and words. No one has ever worn warmer sweaters and had colder shoulders.

    • Heather
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      YES. I love that observation so much. If I remember, I will use it next week (with credit to you, obvs).

  10. AJ
    +1

    I’m not afraid to admit that I screamed out loud when Deacon showed up at the hospital and hugged Tami. They are by far the best things about this show.

    And then there’s Scarlett. She is a cute girl who they somehow make look very odd. It’s quite strange having the World’s Greatest Hair (on Tami’s head, obvs) in the same TV show as some sort of bleach-blonde fishermen’s net hair.

    • Kara
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      I always look at Scarlett’s hair and think, “High-quality fake hair abounds and THAT is what you put on your head?” I really want to just shave it off and start over.

  11. Jessica
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    I assumed Peggy was calling Teddy because she heard about the heart attack and assumed she was about to be unmasked as the tabloid leaker. Sort of a you’re-about-to-hate-me-so-I’ll-remind-you-that-you-love-me maneuver.

    • Heather
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      That might be — I guess I can’t figure out WHY she would assume he’d unmask her in the midst of a heart attack?

      • Jessica
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        I though she was panicking (in a fairly prescient way, as it turned out) that with Powers Boothe in the hospital, other people would have access to his office/desk/papers/secrets. Didn’t PB flash an envelope full of phone records at Peggy at one point, and isn’t that the envelope Tandy found and shared with Teddy?

        I am officially in too deep with this show.

  12. Joanie
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    I’ve taken to turning on closed captioning whenever Scarlett hits the screen because of her marble mouthed mumbling. I swear, when she and Gunnar were in bed and planning to go celebrate, I had to do the 10 second replay with CC cuz I couldn’t understand a thing she said. Surprise surprise! What sounded like some very complicated and long thing was “oh, you think we should?” or some other piddly nonsense.

    Also, did you see the nude photos of Clare Bowen for Allure? Her hair looks impossibly bad even there…and she has that same mopey expression she has in the show. She’s an incredibly pretty girl and I just can’t understand why she’s hiding behind a pouty look and terrible tresses.

  13. Stacey
    +1

    Wait, did anyone else assumedthat wasn’t Hayden on the tour bus, which is why he freaked out so much?

  14. jessica h.
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    I know I’m late to the party here, but “Powers Boothe’s Power Booth” is going to have me giggling (and tying my tongue in a knot) for days. DAYS, people.