Juliette wants to go house hunting with Creepy Dante, because the owners are coming back to her current place. They go looking and find a house Juliette decides upon. Jolene continues to show up claiming that she saw Dante kissing another woman, but apparently he was just speaking to the woman handling the real estate. Juliette checks out her mother’s claims but still believes her boyfriend. When she finds drugs in Jolene’s bag she sends her back to rehab, but upon inspection realizes they’re the ones she’s allergic to and realizes Dante must have planted them. However, when Juliette tries to contact him, he’s fleeced her of $475,000 from her corporate account, and skipped town with the real estate woman. Juliette doesn’t want to call the cops on him because she doesn’t want another scandal.
Rayna decides to get together with Liam to work on their half-finished album, and they end up making out (there’s a lot of random uncalled for making out in this show). Liam asks her to go to St Lucia on a long weekend and she agrees. However, after seeing the two of them on stage Deacon gets jealous and Stacey asks him if he still has feelings for Rayna. He admits it and they have a fight. Deacon explains the situation to Rayna but she leaves with Liam, returning to Deacon’s house two hours later to tell him she loves him. They end up sleeping together.
Rayna is reconnecting with her father who decides that because Tandy told Teddy about Peggy she has betrayed him. Tandy forms an alliance with Coleman, advising him to look into Teddy’s past to bring him down. Teddy and Coleman are going forth with the Subway Field deal, but Lamar’s company will still get money from it with their metro contracts. Teddy decides to shut down all of them, and also breaks off his relationship with Peggy after finding out she leaked the information about the divorce. Deacon is also becoming increasingly frustrated with Juliette’s behaviour and decides to quit working for her after that leg of the tour.
Scarlett is worried about the increasing gap in her relationship with Gunnar, and in her meeting with Rayna asks her if Gunnar can join her in her music career. Rayna agrees, but when Scarlett tells him he refuses because he’s beginning to enjoy playing music by himself, after Will gives him some tips on working the crowd. He gets girls’ numbers and an offer from a producer to lay down a demo, on the back of a song his brother wrote. Chilling out after the show, Will and Gunnar have a heart-to-heart and Will misjudges the situation and kisses Gunnar (!!!), who tells him to leave. Scarlett and Avery reconnect backstage at a show, as he is attempting to go back to his old self.
Episode 19 airs tonight on ABC at 10/9c. Come back next Wednesday for my recap!