Nashville s5 ep 7

For the first time this season, I felt as if this episode just didn’t work. Zach’s big idea to promote the Rayna/Deacon Story Of Our Life concept album clusterfuck is to film them writing and recording it, and he despatches one Gene Buckholder to the James/Claybourne house for that purpose. The thing is, the creative process isn’t actually that interesting, and a TV show about a uninteresting process is… uninteresting. And it becomes actively irritating when Rayna and Deacon head out, leaving The Girls baking a cake. “Do not forget to take the cake out!” Maddie tells Daphne, running upstairs to make out with Clay, and the rest – fire alarm, etc. – writes itself. Then Rayna, noting Deacon’s lack of enthusiasm for the concept album, decides to pick a fight with him for no particularly good reason, ignoring the fact that the whole stupid idea was hers in the first place.

So… are the Exes going to cheer me up? Oh no. Scarlett has now visibly decided that Damien, the tyrannical director, is actually quite hot, and goes for dinner with him, at the end of which he kisses her. For some reason she later tells Gunnar that she “felt something” for Damien; for some reason she expects him to be OK with that; and for some reason she compares it to “all the crap (he’s) put (her) through”, which as we observed last week now seems to be Nashville’s established narrative, even though it bears no resemblance to what actually happened. They make up, but there’s trouble ahead: Damien had told Scarlett that he was going to leave the country, but he’s still in Nashville. Fortunately I’m not as invested in Gunnlett as I used to be, because they’re both idiots.

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5 thoughts on “Nashville s5 ep 7

  1. CJ Cregg June 16, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    I am so bored with Rayna’s “I want to sell records in the modern world but I don’t want to do anything modern to sell them and how dare you ask me to” attitude. She is constantly complaining about the modern music industry and how hard it is but every time someone tries to help her promote/sell her stuff, she is mortally offended. Her behaviour towards the documentary guy (who was doing the job he was hired to do by her business partner, which she agreed to) was appalling.

    Also, I don’t believe Rayna’s a racist either but I do not give TWO HOOTS about Maddie and her love life. I was more interested in the possibility of cake, and we didn’t even get to see it.

    • CJ Cregg June 16, 2017 / 9:20 pm

      On the Scarlett front, I despair. Every single story she’s involved in is a disaster. This re-writing of Gunlett history is treating the viewers (those of us who are still hanging around, that is) like idiots. At this point, I genuinely wish either Gunnar or Scarlett (preferably Scarlett,obv) would just leave the show forever so they can end the cycle of stupidity that is their make-up/break-up/make-up/break-up merry-go-round.

      PS – Scarlett saying something along the lines of “it’s hard dealing with Gunnar being so intense”- OH. MY. GOD. Talk about the pot and the kettle, girlfriend.

      • Jed Bartlet June 16, 2017 / 9:29 pm

        I’m disproportionately annoyed by the way in which the show has just unilaterally decided that Gunnar’s been the bad guy for four seasons, while Scarlett’s been waiting patiently. I mean, it’s Nashville. I’d be as well getting annoyed at a bee trying and failing to find its way out of a partially-opened window.

  2. Bill June 23, 2017 / 11:52 am

    100% agree with the comments. I used to be a fan of Scarlett in the early days when she could call Deacon out on his nonsense. Now, all she does is a fine line in playing the victim and tambourine tapping and she needs to quit both.

    • Jed Bartlet June 23, 2017 / 11:52 am

      I think we know that we’re the real victims here.

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