Nashville Season 2 Review “I Don’t Wanna Talk About It Now”

Nashville Season 2 Episode 3 I Don't Wanna Talk About It Now (10)

Everyone’s making smart decisions on this week’s Nashville, except Juliette of course, and the fallout from the first season finale is finally starting to sort itself out. Rayna is focusing on her label rather than her own career, Scarlett is continuing her streak of confidence, and Deacon is finally confronting some of his demons.

But it’s not all good news, as Rayna reveals that her singing career may be over after her hospital stint. Her vocal chords are damaged and she has no idea when they might heal, but that doesn’t stop her from being the fabulous pot-stirrer she’s always been. Instead of singing at the big label party, she decides to introduce Scarlett to the shareholders in her place. She might not be popular with Jeff but, as she said, the move killed two birds with one stone. Her secret is safe for now.

I’m still enjoying the new and improved Scarlett 2.0 and, like Gunnar, I didn’t know she could look that good either. That’s supposed to be a compliment. Last year she spent most of her time pining over boys but now she has Deacon to care for, a career explosion to navigate and a whole new lease of life to enjoy. I only wish her friend hadn’t been introduced, as it’s clear this was just to ignite some sort of drama between her and Gunnar. If we had any indication as to why they’re friends, I might care a little more, but right now she’s just coming across as a nasty piece of work.

Juliette and Avery are still continuing with their strange little courtship dance, as the latter is hurt by Juliette’s description of him as just someone on the payrol. It’s a bit harsh, but then again Avery isn’t a character I necessarily wish good things for. They have a good chemistry despite their individual personalities, and I hope Juliette’s stupid decision to sleep with her latest unsuitable suitor doesn’t ruin things for them completely. We’ll have to wait a little longer to see this one play out, but it has potential to become something really sweet.

The character with the most growth this week has to be Deacon, however, as his ability to see sense about his broken hand seeps into his emotional state as well. Encouraged by his sponsor, Deacon goes to an AA meeting and shares details of his traumatic childhood with the room. As horrible as the story was, there was a hopeful sense of defiance in the way he differentiated himself from his father and that’s what will probably see him through to recovery.

What did you think of the episode? How much do you hate Teddy’s storyline this year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.