Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

‘Nashville’ Recap: Rayna Learns A Shocking Family Secret

Wed, October 24, 2012 11:45pm EDT by Andy Swift 1 Comment
Nashville Juliette Shoplifting

Plus, she goes an entire hour without saying ‘y’all.’ She’ll never meet her quota at this point.

“Mommy issues” doesn’t even begin to describe the Oct. 24 episode of Nashville. Not only did Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) have a messy confrontation with her crack-head mother, but Rayna (Connie Britton) discovered a shocking secret about her own — and it turns out the adulterous apple doesn’t fall from the tree.

During a friendly chat with her sister, Rayna learned their mother had been carrying on a 10-year affair when she died. And not just with anyone; she was in love with a singer/songwriter — just like Rayna is with Deaco (Charles Esten).

So it turns out Rayna’s dad isn’t trying to end her tour to save Teddy’s political career; he’s doing it because he’s worried that Rayna will follow in her mother’s adulterous footsteps! (And, uh, he’s kind of right.)

Juliette’s #SkankProblems:

Meanwhile, Juliette continued her relentless mission to single-white-female Rayna in every way possible. Though she convinced Deacon to record “Undermine” with her, and sleep with her (again), she couldn’t get him to sign an exclusive contract to join her tour. I guess Deacon wants to have Juliette’s cake — but he’d rather eat it with Rayna.

Of course, Juliette may not have much of career to worry about pretty soon. Not only is her drugged-out mom Jolene (Sylvia Jefferies) now living with her — she’d rather not have her crazy ass roaming the streets — but a gawking fan also recorded Juliette shoplifting on her camera phone. The worst part? I’m pretty sure she wanted to get caught.

Girl, don’t be Lindsay Lohan. You’re better than that.

And then there’s the other three:

I feel like Scarlett (Clare Bowen) and Gunnar (Sam Palladio) are living out their own little spin-off at the moment, but that’s OK, because they’re adorable and super-talented. Sadly, Scarlett totally choked when they finally got to record with Watty; and if it wasn’t for a little pep talk from Avery (Jonathan Jackson), she’d probably never have the confidence to sing again.

Speaking of Avery, I’m not sure how I’m supposed to feel about that whole love triangle. The show is making me want to root for Scarlett and Gunnar to get together, but that would be so much easier of Avery was a jerk. I guess she wins, either way.

Good for her.

What did you think of this week’s Nashville? Are you rooting for Rayna to cheat on her husband, or are you on #TeamMarriage? And why do you think Juliette wanted to get caught? Drop me a comment with your thoughts!

— Andy Swift

More Nashville on

  1. A New ‘Nashville’ Scandal, Vanessa’s 90210 Return & More TV Scoop
  2. ‘Nashville’ Recap: Rayna & Deacon Make Sweet Music Together
  3. ‘Nashville’ Series Premiere Recap: Rayna & Juliette’s Rivalry Is Born