It’s no secret I’m obsessed with ABC’s hit show Nashville, starring Hayden Panettiere and Connie Britton. The drama series takes us inside country music and the dealing and scheming necessary to stay on top or climb on top. Centered around country legend Rayna James (Britton) and rising star Juliette Barnes (Panettiere), we get to see two rivals, the latter trying to prove there’s more to her than bubble gum pop country and her looks. She goes as far as trying to steal Rayna’s lead guitarist, Deacon, who might have fathered one of Rayna’s children.
After much head clashing, the two divas collaborate on a new song for a tribute concert, which became an instant hit. This sparks the idea for a tour to reinvigorate Rayna’s fan base and give some street cred to Juliette’s reputation, which has taking a heavy beating after being caught on YouTube stealing nail polish and eloping with virgin football player Sean just so she could sleep with him. She’s trying so hard to be loved, especially since she had to fend for herself after her mom became addicted to drugs. As much as we root for her, you sometimes just want to slap her.
Rayna is not perfect but she is unraveling at the seams. Her husband (Teddy Condrad), the doormat and pushover, is running for mayor after her dad convinces him to. Some secrets of his come out in the process, including embezzling funds from a credit union he worked at and a faux affair that sends his co-conspirator (Peggy) to the emergency room for a suicide attempt. We also find out one of Rayna’s children belongs to another man that is not her husband, we’re thinking her longtime love Deacon. She states in the last episode that she’s not in love with her husband, who has now won the election to become the Mayor of Nashville. At the end of the episode, we see a strong attraction between him and Peggy. Is this an affair in the making? We hope so just so that Rayna can get it on with hotties Deacon or her new producer Liam McGuinnis.
There is another love triangle between two songwriters, Scarlett and Gunnar and rising rock ‘n roll star Avery, Scarlett’s ex. So I chatted up my friend David about last night’s episode on Gchat to catch you all up.
Glamazon: So let’s talk about last night’s episode of Nashville…
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