The first two episodes of Nashville were filled with soapy goodness and this week's "Someday You'll Call My Name" provides deeper insight into the characters, why they have acted like they have, and finally moves the story forward in unexpected ways.
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The situation I both love and hate is the work and relationship triangle between Deacon, Rayna, and Juliette. Deacon and Rayna have a deep love and affection for each other on both levels that it's painful to see Juliette force them to look at what they have become.
Rayna and Deacon have some difficult decisions to make this week. And, just how does Juliette fit into the picture? There are moments of despair, love, respect, and disappointment. As I watched, I felt the emotional turmoil of each of the characters.
The relationship between Scarlett and Avery has been strained by her decision to write music with Gunnar. Is Avery more concerned with losing her to Gunnar or jealous of her musical success? The path that this triangle takes surprised me. You can never underestimate true love.
Here's a clip from tonight's episode: "Jealous Avery"
The relationship between Rayna and her father has been contentious for years. Rayna's sister reveals a secret that explains why her father was distant during their childhood and his lack of support for her musical career.
Here's the clip: "Father Daughter Talk"
Rayna doesn't get along with her overbearing father, but she has nothing on Juliette. Not only was Juliette poor growing up, her mother is an addict and continually seeks support from her daughter. When her mother shows up in Nashville, Juliette confronts her.
Here's the clip: "Juliette's Mother"
On a happy note, Rayna and Teddy's daughters perform "Telescope" at a talent show.
Here's the clip: "Rayna's Girls sing 'Telescope'"
During the first two episodes, it was difficult to have much sympathy for Juliette since she was devouring men and dismissive to Rayna. This week, we get to see a different side of her life. She's seeking comfort in all the wrong places, but all she wants is someone to be there for her.
Nashville's "Someday You'll Call My Name" airs on Wednesday, October 24th at 10 pm ET on ABC.
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