'Nashville' Season 2 episode 2 recap: Rayna's out of the hospital and starting a war, y'all
Rayna may be out of the hospital and in the comfort of her own home after her two-week coma, but the battle is just beginning on "Nashville." So what went down in Season 2's second hour, "Never No More?" Read on for the juicy, southern drama:
Rayna's civil war
Since Edgehill was bought out once again by a big corporation, Rayna's new boss is more business-minded than country music-minded. All Jeff Fordham cares about is the bottom line, the dollar signs, and the numbers ... and less about Rayna's fledgling label. He even goes so far as to poach Will Lexington from her after feeding her lines about having her back. Rayna decides she's had enough of corporate heads telling her how to live her life, so she decides the time is right to break away from Edgehill for good, and a civil war was born.
Juliette's past comes back to haunt her
In order to drum up some good faith with Fordham, Juliette's plan to boost her album sales involve exploiting her own dark history. She invites a camera crew to the trailer park she grew up in, and put on a smiling, tearful face for the cameras. As soon as the cameras stop rolling, she drops the facade, and her new friend Avery warns her that she's walking a dangerous line. But hey, her plan worked: her album hit the No. 1 spot on iTunes ... until Edgehill's newest signed artist, the runner-up in a singing competition and Jeff Fordham's new favorite, bumps Juliette out of the top spot. Will Juliette join Rayna against Edgehill?
Deacon's career might be over ...
Still in a funk over his recent alcohol binge and subsequent car crash, Deacon refuses to go through physical therapy for his hand. He's punishing himself, and his career is what's going to suffer most. He saws off his cast and struggles to wrap his hand around his guitar, in immense pain the entire time. Things aren't looking good for Deacon.
Gunnar and ... Zoey?
Gunnar's been suffering through some severe writer's block, despite just having broken up with Scarlett. That is, until Scarlett's best friend Zoey points out that he just suffered the biggest heartbreak of his entire life. She meant his break-up with Scarlett, but he actually realized he could write about his brother's death. The song he performed at the Bluebird was beautiful, heartbreaking, and emotional ... but underscored with a worry that Zoey was the one to help him get there. They won't pair these two up, would they? Especially this soon?
What did you think of Wednesday's all-new "Nashville" -- thankfully with a lack of Crazy Peggy and murder? Hit the comments with your thoughts and opinions below!
"Nashville" airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.