s, but how Avery did it was shitty. They were Avery's friends. They trusted him and he betrayed them. Avery got what he wanted at their expense. Even if Avery wanted to hire the band to work with him again, that doesn't mean that they will or should. Since Avery stabbed them in the back once, while he might promise them he won't do it again, if they didn't believe him, I wouldn't blame them.
Plus, it isn't just business. Music isn't about a team performance on a big project, where the team leader might garner a promotion, leaving team members behind to excel and gain prominence in their own right. A band member isn't an effective manager, he's part of an entity that is considered whole only when it has all parts. Without them and their sacrifices, Avery never gets his shot. They worked through every dingy club with him and there are absolutes about a person that shouldn't be for sale, like loyalty and appreciation. Avery didn't even try to fight for the band, he just made a face and pitched his childhood friends.
Also, there's no actual indication that they weren't truly good enough and that they were holding Avery back. I know fame is exceptionally prized, but Avery doesn't have a guarantee of that and he just cut himself off from people who did care about him. Music isn't quarterly reports and his actions stand in direct contrast to Rayna's who apparently didn't pitch her label when she started to make it big, she stuck with her label allowing the label to make it big also.
I am not sure what anyone finds wrong with Sean's Mother. She was right about Juliette and she was right to want to protect her family from her. That is what any good Mother does. She could see right through Juliette's fake act she was putting on at church and at their home. That little nice girl is not who Juliette is at all. It is sad that the little sister and Sean fell for it. Sean's Mother has probably had to deal with other women like Juliette throwing themselves at her son.
It's a couple of things for me. For instance Sean's mother was deceptive towards Sean
, letting him believe she liked Juliette and then pulling her aside and doing things like throwing her mother in her face. That's not okay. Yes, she was right that Juliette wasn't a good match for her son, but she also brought about the quicky wedding by treating the whole thing like a pissing contest. She needed to be having those conversations with Sean, not a girl that Sean's mother actually didn't know well enough to be right about anything. Sean's mom was a self-fulfilling prophecy here and aside from referring to her own son as something to be marketed, she was phony, deceptive and unnecessarily cruel, I thought.
And she pretty much got what she deserved for trying to bully a 21-year-old girl behind Sean's back. Have the objections, but treat your son like the adult he is and talk to him. Also, don't beat up on a girl you barely know, that's how I felt about it.
I think any good mom would have been concerned, but only a snake-in-the-grass tries to express that concern in the way that Sean's mother did. She wasn't open or honest, she was deceptive and manipulative.
Edited by stillshimpy, Jan 13, 2013 @ 9:15 AM.