OFFSTAGE: Nashville Recap: The Wrath of Rayna

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Hell hath no fury like a woman whose daughter is hurt in a concert melee in the Gulch. On Wednesday’s (March 27) episode of Nashville, Rayna finally gave her tourmate Juliette a piece of her mind. And it wasn’t the nice piece. It was all because Juliette had tweeted she was doing a show at Two Old Hippies — a very cool store that actually exists in the real Gulch neighborhood in Nashville — which caused much too much of a crowd to gather. So, as crowds do, it got very unruly, and Rayna’s daughter Maddie fell and hit her head. After a trip to the hospital, Maddie was released, and Rayna made the inevitable call to Juliette. “Man, girl, you don’t take responsibility for anything,” Rayna screamed. “I don’t know what you’re doing, but you hurt people around you all the time! Wake up!” That call actually did wake Juliette up. By the end of the episode, she’d had a breakthrough with her addict mother and had gone to the hospital to pay the bill of everyone who was hurt at her show. So thank you to Rayna and her wrath. Other things happened, too. Scarlett and Gunnar decided they really are into each other and it really did mean something when they slept together, Deacon slept with his puppy’s Grace Potter lookalike of a veterinarian, Rayna offered a record deal to Scarlett, Deacon revealed he was the one to blame for a drunk driving accident that killed his best friend and Avery went back to the Bluebird Cafe after walking away from his record deal.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.