Much tongue is deployed in this episode, and I’m not sure how much of it will make any of you happy.
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Surprise! My jet lag is not bad, so I was able to bang out this recap in advance of tomorrow’s new episode. Juliette Barnes’s hair has never looked better; Layla Grant’s has never looked worse. If Avery judges by that, then this love triangle will be over before it starts. (That’s not a spoiler, by the way. The love triangle is still speculative.)
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.
Juliette is BACK. OUR PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED.
In which Rayna is able to sign a functional new client so her business can thrive, Maddie cares about Daphne’s well-being, and Nashville the city is shot with loving tenderness. APRIL FOOLS, obviously. None of that is true.
Nobody reads anything this week. Well, except for Avery, who reads the riot act to Juliette’s therapist. If the Emmys weren’t such snobs about this show, Jonathan Jackson and Hayden Panettiere would both be multiple nominees (though sadly Juliette isn’t back yet — reports from the set have her coming back in episode 14).
In the first episode back from a very long hiatus (STAY WELL HAYDEN), Emily reminds us all that she’s a woman of peerless taste and intellectual appetites by reading a copy of a particular best-selling novel which I hold dear. Also some people got married, I guess?