Nashville Season 1 Review “You Win Again” – Hanging on to the Wagon By Your Bootstraps

Nashville (ABC) Episode 11 You Win Again (2)
Things are getting crazy over in Nashville, as the big Rayna-Juliette tour continued this week with just a brief stop at home in “You Win Again.” Of course, personalities and issues are already causing the two women to clash, but when you add Deacon into the mix…things are about to get explosive.

Of course Deacon was going to get a gig on that tour after quitting his job with the rock band. Unfortunately, a magazine article came out saying that he was fired for falling off the wagon, and he got about as close to rock bottom as he could without actually drinking. But rather than Rayna offering him a life preserver, it was Juliette who held out her hand. That still puts Deacon on the tour, with Rayna for two weeks, much to Teddy’s displeasure. Who knows what secrets could be spilled out on the road? Also, how much did you love that final scene where Deacon ran onto the plane? I am much more into his bad boy side!

While at home, Juliette had to deal with some legal issues regarding her mother, something Deacon could have done if not for the implications of that magazine article. Even though Juliette didn’t totally come through for her mother, it wasn’t such a bad thing. She still needs to be in rehab, especially if it’s giving her the ability to be a real mother to her daughter.

Rayna also had a falling out with her rock producer when it was suggested he might have ulterior motives for working with her, but considering that those suggestions came from someone with a vested interest in keeping her close to the label, I’m surprised she took them so seriously. It didn’t help that Liam was probably drunk when she confronted him. Words were spoken and he got the boot. I hope we haven’t seen the last of him, though. I appreciate anyone who tells Juliette where she can stuff her attitude.

To the outside eye, it looks as if Avery’s career is taking off; he’s got a great car, he’s on the radio and girls are screaming his name at performances. Everything he wanted. What he doesn’t have anymore is Scarlett. She’s taken his place with his bandmates, along with Gunnar on guitar, and they sound so much better than before. Is Avery just upset about losing his blonde trophy gal or could he actually miss the life he left behind on his quest for stardom? Too early to tell, but it was still so gratifying to see Juliette totally blow him off when he tried to chat her up. You haven’t really arrived, honey, if she won’t sleep with you.

So, angry, bitter Deacon is gonna be out on the road for two weeks with his married ex-girlfriend/partner who secretly had his baby while he was in rehab. Not to mention the younger chick he had/has a fling with as his way of getting over said ex. *rubs hands together* We’ve really gotta wait two weeks?

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Born and raised in Florida, but currently living in Los Angeles, Kristen is an aspiring television writer who is willing to give any TV show a chance, unless it involves real wives. When she’s not flipping channels, she can be found either reading a good, old-fashioned bodice ripper, discussing the failures of George Lucas with her friends over cherry pie at Mel’s Diner or trying to round up one or more of her Star Trek RPG players. She’s a proud member of the Romance Writers of America and hopes to finish one of her novels someday.