The third episode of ABC’s “Nashville” took place less between the sheets (though some of that happened too) than in (the rest of) the real world.
Rayna (Connie Britton) found out that her late mother had a relationship outside of her father Lamar Wyatt(Powers Boothe), which gave her a new insight into her father. Rayna and her husband also struggled with financial concerns.
Meanwhile, Juliet Barnes’ (Hayden Panettiere) mother showed up at her home, as messed up as apparently always. Mom eventually gets to stay at Juliet’s house, to keep her out of trouble, though Juliet gets caught shoplifting herself.
Juliet has also lured Deacon Clayborne (Charles Esten) back into her bed and the recording studio, but still not on tour.
I read in “Rolling Stone” that Panettiere told Taylor Swift that her character wasn’t based on Swift (as I had speculated last week). Swift said she thought the similarities were that she was a young crossover star; let’s hope they end there. For what it’s worth, I don’t think Panettiere is that strong of a singer, nor is the music she performs that great, but when has that ever stopped someone from reaching the top of the charts?
Scarlet O’Connor (Clare Bowen) also choked when singing in front of a producer, which brought her and her boyfriend Avery Barkley (Jonathan Jackson) closer.
I heard that “Telescope” by Panettiere is the first single from the show to be released. Other than Barnes’ music, I don’t know if it’s the state of current country, but a lot of this material seems a bit dark, especially the songs for Scartlett and Gunnar Scott.
Next week Juliet will deal with the fallout of getting caught stealing.