Nashville Recap 3/4/15 Season 3 Episode 15: “That’s The Way Love Goes”
Nashville returns and we finally got to see Deacon and Rayna back together again. Ultimately, Rayna ends up asking him to join her and the girls onstage to celebrate her 10th anniversary of being inducted in the Grand Ole Opry. Considering the fact that she basically owes most of her career to Deacon, she finally puts aside their differences and takes Maddie’s advice by inviting him.
Poor Scarlett is reaching her breaking point with this whole Deacon thing. She hates having to keep his cancer a secret since she has all this stuff to talk about but isn’t allowed to say anything to anyone. She goes out on a date with his cute young doctor and messes it up by constantly talking about Deacon, making the doctor realize that she’s probably not interested in going on an actual date with him and just sees him as a doctor.
Scarlett naturally blames Deacon since she’s angry about having to keep it all in and that it’s now ruining her life. She might be being a little on the dramatic side about the whole thing but it’s not difficult to see why she is so frustrated about the situation. Keeping secrets always causes problems.
I don’t know how I feel about this whole Jeff and Layla thing. It’s kind of sweet since they both have a lot in common but they really aren’t good together. Jeff goes from hot to cold with her and just jerks her around and seems completely unaware of what he’s doing. I think no matter how many subtle nice guy plots they give him, him being a jerk will always stand out.
The prostitute who hooked up with Teddy shows up at the Opry. She tells him that she’s being watched. It now makes sense, the law enforcement would likely track down a prostitute and stake out if suspected something sketchy going down. It seems like pretty bad luck that something like that would happen to Teddy at this time but we knew that his activites had to come out to the public at some point.
We get to see more of Will’s struggle with coming to terms with who he is. Luke sets him up with openly gay country songwriter Kevin Bicks. Will is uncomfortable with how secure Bicks is about his sexuality and he envies that. Will has been secured so tightly in the closet that he can’t stand the fact that this guy just isn’t afraid to be himself.
You can’t deny the fact that Jeff is a great manager for Layla. He urges her to not listen to Bucky’s advice, who tells her to sit tight until the record label releases Sadie’s album and then they’ll come up with something for her. Jeff doesn’t accept this and tells her that she needs to put out a single of her own. The two end up releasing it on iTunes and when Bucky confronts her, she stands her ground thanks to what Jeff told her. Bucks ends up agreeing that Layla’s new sound isn’t what anyone expected and that releasing the single was a smart move and that the label will now fully support her.
The tensions rise even more between Deacon and Rayna. The two are reunited on stage and the chemistry is without a doubt there. While the crowd loves it, one person in the crowd despises it: Luke. Luke clearly is disturbed by how well the two go together when they are on stage. I think he’s finally realizing that he was just a temporary thing which is definitely a hard thing to accept.