Welcome to Nashville coverage! I make no guarantees of permanence, but I'm giving it a whirl and let's see how much interest there is. This seems a particularly good prime time serial drama for this blog because some of the cast members were originally on daytime. Jonathan Jackson on GH and Hayden Panettiere on OLTL (playing the daughter of one of my all-time favorite couples, of course). Recognize anyone else with a daytime past?
Here we go!*
Rayna and Luke make kissyface a bit and Liam, clearly the better choice of men, walks in. Things are a little awkward. Because she should be hooking up with Liam and not Luke. Obviously. Scarlett twirls in with her squeaky kewpie doll voice and meets Liam, too. Liam. Please do not hook up with Scarlett. I do not want to think less of you. (Y'all will quickly learn my loathing for Scarlett. And that I cannot be talked out of it.)
Gunnar and Will are chatting as Layla comes out of Will's bedroom wearing his flannel. Gunnar gives Will a look of consternation because Brent is the one who should've walked out of the bedroom in Will's flannel.
Liam tries to get Scarlett to open up about her heartbreak to tap into those feelings for her songs. But it's private! How dare he! Basically she acts like a drugged third grader.
Something is going on with some race cars. Rayna's face has been plastered all over a race car thanks to Luke.
Now that's just creepy, but I guess it'll help with distribution?
Juliette is practicing her bullshit mea culpa at the Opry. Jeff Fordham makes some super-subtle comment about having finally "broken the filly." Charming.
Teddy is... ugh. Teddy is talking and still has a storyline on this show. He thinks Lamar is the one who shot Peggy. Something something something Lamar is going to jail and Tandy is the star witness. I try to care and it's too much of an effort.