There is nothing about this show, visually speaking, that is not tacky as all hell. Should I love it for this?
HELL YES! One of the things I love about this show is how it embraces its tackiness wholeheartedly. Every week, the show says, "Oh, you thought I was tacky as hell last week? Well, I covered last week's tacky in RHINESTONES!"
Even though I understand why Avery's former band was pissed off at him for leaving them, I don't need Scarlett and her judgemental self getting angry at Avery.
To me, that was Scarlett projecting her hurt and betrayal. I think part of her is legitimately upset for the guys in the band. She's known them as long as she's known Avery and they've always been friendly with each other. She went to all of their shows and many of their rehearsals, so I assumed that they were all friends. Even if she and Avery hadn't broken up, I think she would still be upset on their behalf by his decision to ditch the band and go solo. But because they broke up recently, she identifies with their sense of betrayal even more. Avery made promises to them and he broke those promises. Betraying a long term girlfriend is shitty enough, but childhood friends who have been in your band for most of your life? That's fucking harsh. Avery knows it and Scarlett knows it. Even though he's made his choice, he obviously isn't proud of it based on the way he reluctantly told Scarlett. He knows he's being a terrible friend to those guys. Scarlett is not just upset because she's friends with them too but because it shows once again how selfish Avery is and how he'll screw over anyone. No one is important enough to him to remain loyal, and that's what she sees now.
I didn't hear what Deacon's reporter friend said in bed about 14 years ago. Did something happen to Deacon besides him losing Rayna to Teddy.
I don't remember the details but it sounded like she was with a bunch of them and they kept partying after she left but Vincent (the guy she mentioned earlier) died. I'd guess that accident is what caused Deacon to go to rehab and get clean. It wouldn't surprise me if Deacon was the one driving or somehow caused the accident. Even if it wasn't really his fault, I'm sure he feels responsible and he's been carrying that guilt all these years.
I loved Teddy and Rayna uniting against Lamar to protect Maddie. Whatever their problems with each other may be, they both really love their kids and don't want to see them hurt. Lamar is such a patronizing jerk. I wanted to punch his smug face when he told Rayna to settle down. Sorry, you just tried to blackmail me and you're telling me to settle down? Hell no!
I love Rayna's friendship with her producer. He seems to have her best interests at heart. I guess that's the benefit of having a friend who is so comfortable and financially set that he doesn't need to depend on her success.
Glenn: Did you at least get a pre-nup?
Juliet: Glenn, do I look like an idiot?
Notice she didn't actually answer the question. I am certain this will come back to bite her in the ass. As much as I wanted to cheer when she took off that hideous necklace and then walked to the plane, this stunt is just going to make her look even worse to her fans and her horrid mother in law.
ETA: I went back to rewatch the scene with the reporter and she said, "Vince's car accident...when I left you guys, you kept drinking." Earlier on the plane, she said, "I'm just glad you're alive to tell [stories], especially after what happened to Vince."
Edited by ElectricBoogalo, Jan 10, 2013 @ 6:04 AM.