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Nashville: Rayna and Deacon Share a Mic

And I Think We All Know What That Means

Did you guys feel what I felt? That intense chemistry between Rayna and Deacon on Wednesday night’s (March 4) episode Nashville?

It could’ve just been that I was watching Nashville while I was in Nashville. Almost like I was right there at the Opry with them. But I feel like it was the first episode that really got to the heart of what their long-ago-but-not-so-far-away love affair was all about.

It didn’t hurt that the song they were singing together and sharing a mic on the Opry stage was about how the rivers between them were deep and there were kingdoms keeping them apart. We all want what we ain’t got, you know?

Even Luke can finally see what I see.

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned, Deacon’s always there,” he told his son after watching the Opry performance.

But then again, will Rayna and Deacon’s renewed love conquer all? Even his liver cancer? He finally told her about it after she begged him, “Baby, please don’t leave me.” Once he said “I’m sick,” she slapped him, she cried, then they hugged. I hope that hug meant, “I love you so much that I’ll give you 70 percent of my liver.”

That would at least give Scarlett some hope because lately all she does is worry about her Uncle Deacon. She even spent her entire dinner date with the hot oncologist talking about alternative treatments. (It isn’t the end of them, though, because she brought him a “caffeinated apology” the next morning, then brought him to the Rascal Flatts show that night.)

Scarlett’s newish band with Gunnar and Avery — the Triple Exes — scored the opening slot on the Rascal Flatts tour for a handful of shows.

But that band name did not come easy. Gunnar nearly killed himself brainstorming. Back Roads, Liquid Sister, Biscuits & Honey, Fried Green Tomatoes, Whiskey Bronx, Boomtown Gulch and so on until they landed on the Triple Exes.

In other news, Will had a successful songwriting session and is about to demo a song about getting kicked out of the house by his dad, Layla uploaded a new song to iTunes that was downloaded 3,000 times in 24 hours, Teddy’s hooker hunted him down to tell him she’s being watched, and Sadie went on Good Morning America and told the world she was a victim of domestic violence for years.

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