Nashville: Too Far Gone
They did indeed go too far. With Rayna's TERRIBLE video for her new single. What was that? Also, I hate to ever speak even mildly ill of Connie Britton*, but she just looked so awkward in that -- that didn't look like a country music star who's done hundreds of music videos in her career. (That said, Tami Taylor 4evah!!!!)
You guys, I am sad about Will. Gunnar tried to give him a bit of a heartache song which has a lyric about being broken, which Will is NOT (he insists). And it's not his brand. Later he played and sang it alone (and insisted Gunnar's the only one who'll ever hear it), but not until after he got Brent fired. I'm starting to lose sympathy. First, even though Layla sucks, being in a relationship with her under false pretenses like this is just cruel. Second, it's one thing to have internalized homophobia. It's quite another to mess with someone's life and career, not to mention the fact that anti-gay bigotry (or sorry, "making the artists uncomfortable," ha!) was literally given as the reason for Brent losing his job. I really wish he could sue, but I'm pretty sure it's completely legal in Tennessee.
On the other hand, I'm glad they're not rushing this storyline because it makes me think that they're actually committed to it. It'd be much worse if it were like a three-episode arc and just got solved and everyone was happy right away.
In Juliette, he sure has gotten himself involved with one high-ass-maintenance woman. She replaced his furniture! After one day as a couple! Oof. (But I love them together. A lot a lot.)
Things I don't love: Deacon's relationship with boring attorney lady. Last night he "caught" her in a too-friendly moment with boring Teddy.
Nothing a little laxative won't help, Deacon. (Sadly, they made up one scene later. She's a rescuer but it's not why she loves him. Zzzzz.)
Scarlett's pill addiction story continued to progress, but thankfully she didn't have a ton of material in the episode so the annoyance meter registered fairly low. Also, she was totally non-whiny and was really nice to everyone she saw, so really, maybe pill-popper is a good look on her.
I suppose the major story was about Lamar. He turned up and Tandy turned away and Teddy and Tandy told Rayna their suspicions. Rayna confronted her father about possibly having something to do with her mother's death and for maybe putting a hit out on her ex-husband, and while she was upset it still seemed... not quite enough? Certainly incongruous with the circumstances.
Powers Boothe really can never play a character who isn't sinister, can he? I used to think it was just because of the major roles I associated him with (e.g. Jim Jones and Cy Tolliver) but I think it's just the face.
That is not the face of a sweet, sensitive dearheart. Anyway, he admitted he was there when Mama died and never told anyone. And did deny and then didn't deny having sent someone to kill Teddy.
Teddy himself later watches him have a heart attack (and probably die). What is Teddy, a Cramer girl or Tracy Quartermaine now?
This seems to be the week of my shows ending with the probable death of a lead character's father. It's giving me lots of the sads.
*Seriously, I originally typed "Connie Sellecca." Why in the world was she on my brain? That is a name I haven't heard or thought of in an awfully long time. (But I won't deny having been a big Hotel fan.)