Nashville Season 1 Review “Lovesick Blues” – The Best of Enemies

Nashville (ABC) Episode 7 Lovesick Blues
In thinking back over “Lovesick Blues,” this week’s episode of Nashville, I was surprised at how little actually happened during the hour, but even more surprised to find that it was kind of okay. I mean, we got to see Rayna finally tell off Juliette, something that was a long time in coming. Tell me you didn’t love that!

In exchange for being allowed to use her rock producer on her next album, Rayna agreed to close out her label’s big showcase concert by singing a duet with Juliette. Despite absolutely despising each other (although Rayna is the only one who actually has a reason to; Juliette is just a brat), the two stars managed to write a song together overnight after they were unable to agree on what to sing. Was it a good song? Eh, I won’t be downloading it from iTunes, but it seemed to make the label guys pretty happy.

That tour I’ve been waiting for all season? Seems like it might just happen!

Meanwhile, Teddy found out that his opposition had those seemingly-salacious pictures of him and his partner in whatever corporate crime he committed a few years back. He ran straight to his benefactor, Rayna’s daddy, to make it all better. I try to feel bad for Teddy, but he sees what his father-in-law is capable of doing and does nothing to stop it, which, in my opinion, makes him less worthy of my respect and Rayna’s loyalty.

Things blew up between Scarlett and Avery when, after a night of drinking and nearly kissing a stranger before a jealous Gunnar threw him off her, she dropped by Avery’s place to make up with him, only to find his new manager walking around half-naked. It’s really hard to explain that away, but Avery sure tried. I have to think it’s just his ego at work; if he really wanted Scarlett back, he wouldn’t have run straight into another woman’s vagina.

Speaking of lady parts, although unused ones in this case, Juliette tried to seduce her Tebow, only to be gently, but firmly reminded of his belief that sex is for marriage. It didn’t sit well with her because how could anyone not want to get with Juliette Barnes? I’m not sure where this relationship is going, but I’m interested to see how they handle it. Will she marry him or will he break his chastity vow? How they answer that will say a lot.

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