We get songs this week by Maddie and Juliette, the latter of which, yes, wrote it in like three minutes and had it arranged and everything. Elsewhere, Alicia Witt is conniving, Layla tees up some emotional blackmail, and Rayna is kind of the worst again, a bit.

Programming note: We are overseas next week, still posting here obviously but with VERY slim odds of being able to stream the episode. So the next Nashville recap will probably cover episodes 16 and 17 together, and run the week of April 25. DO NOT PANIC. I will be back, and won’t forsake you.