In this episode of Nashville, there were a couple musical performances but mostly we had LE DRAMZ about Dad’s, Mom’s, and trains.

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Avery was actually not a complete jerk in this episode of Nashville. Photo: ABC

Juliette needs….help (No, literally – a helper!)

Well, Juliette, you need someone. You really do. But it can’t be your Mom’s sponsor, Dante. It’s as simple as that. And it’s not a matter of having a person. No, not just any warm body can be what Juliette needs. She needs a matchmaker to help her find the right kind of person that challenges hers, and also supports her.


Deacon was great at that, but he’s got his own career. I think all people need this in their lives…a support system of friends, even counseling. And for A-list celebrities, they have even more stress than normal people. So they shouldn’t ever feel bad if they need to have more of a support system in place to make sure they can do their job.

As for Juliette, does she even HAVE any friends? She has nothing like a “normal” life. She doesn’t even have a supportive family. So she needs people around her. A Kardashian-sized army of support! I mean, say what you will about that family, at least they all seem to love and support each other. (Khloe Kardashian would be great for Juliette.)

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Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes

A Word on Dante (Trust me, just a short word)

Dante is pretty disgusting. He’s sleeping with Jolene and Juliette. Or at least Juliette. But he was making the moves on both, and both of them? Totally vulnerable! What a freaking jerk.

And now Juliette has fired him as his Mother’s sober companion, and hired him as her manager? (Imagine me throwing all sorts of papers up in the air.) It’s disgusting that Juliette would do that. And it’s disgusting that Dante would accept.

Rayna and her Dad

Because her Dad is such a jerkwad, I never invested too much in this storyline until the end of this episode. I truly do feel bad that there has been so much damage done between Rayna and her Dad. Connie Britton nearly got me crying about it, I swear. (Luckily I just focused on her hair and powered through, psh.)

Train Trouble = FUTURE DEATH, DON’T DO IT!

Now, what do you think about Will’s daredevil tricks? I say: UNCOOL. Supremely uncool! And I don’t care if it helped Gunnar, that is not the right sort of way to do it. Trains freak me out. I also am not the sort of person you’d ever see parachuting or something. I don’t tempt death, not even in “approved safe” sort of ways. So maybe I’m overreacting. (But I think that I am not!)

Here is what I know about trains, you ready?

  • In cartoons, bad guys tie people on the tracks.
  • In the movie Stand By Me,  I think someone died because of one.
  • In a lot of my classic favorite books, heroines travel on them. (Think: Anne of Green Gables, A Little Princess, etc.)
  • The Sex and the City episode about train travel made me never want to be on one.
  • In general, trains seem like a romantic and adventurous way to get around.
  • Trains are incredibly dangerous. Incredibly.
  • Don’t eff around with them. Because of the aforementioned DANGER. (Will Robinson would be freaking out, okay?)

Anyway. For now, it’s a bunch of dangerous train “fun” and Juliette making her Mom suffer. What did you think of tonight’s episode?

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Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes. Photo: ABC