NASHVILLE continues on ABC tonight with a whole new episode. Tonight’s episode is called, “We’ve Got Things to Do,” and on tonight’s season 2 episode 17 Juliette is feeling upstaged by Rayna’s artist announcements and decides to take matters into her own hands. Did you watch the last episode before the break? We did and we recapped it here for you!
On last week’s episode after performing her manifesto song at her Opry induction, major pop labels were vying to sign Juliette, overwhelming Avery, who could barely afford to take her to dinner. Rayna had major money troubles of her own, since Tandy’s been bouncing checks around town for Highway 65, affecting Rayna’s ability to sign new artists. Deacon found that life on the road was filled with temptation when he ran into an old friend, Ruth Bennett (Charlotte Ross) at an AA meeting, and Scarlett became more enmeshed with Liam.
On tonight’s episode Juliette has a design on how she would like to announce her new deal with Highway 65, however, Rayna has a calculated roll out plan in mind. Juliette’s emotions get the best of her at a label party when she starts to feel that she is being upstaged by Rayna’s up-and-coming talent. Will offers Deacon and opportunity of a lifetime though he finds the excitement short-lived after noticing Megan’s strange behavior. Teddy is at odds with Maddie when he finds out she is fixated with her music, and Will is concerned about his past catching up with him so he makes Layla an offer she can’t refuse.
Tonight’s episode looks like it is going to be great and you won’t want to miss it, so be sure to tune in for our live coverage of ABC’s Nashville at 10:00 PM EST! While you wait for our recap hit the comments and let us know what you think of Nashville, so far? Check out the sneak peek of tonight’s episode below!
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In a church, Zoe sings a beautiful song. A three member panel watches her sing and makes notes. She was auditioning for a back-up gig and it seemed to go very well. Deacon asks Scarlett while she’s not working with Liam and she says he had to move onto another project and could only do three tracks. Deacon tells her he never liked him. She wishes him goodnight.
Daphne and Maddie sing while Teddy tells them to get back to their homework. Maddie tells him she’s working on a new song for Deacon. Teddy tells her she’s got a C in history and takes her guitar. He tells her to study and says she can have it back for her lesson.
Gunnar talks to Zoe and Avery and tells them he thinks they should stick with the band. He agrees that he was intense and Avery was flaky but says onstage they killed it. Avery says he’s done the band thing and it doesn’t work out and they should just stay friends. Zoe agrees maybe they should just do it for fun and Gunnar snaps and says next time he’ll make balloon animals.
Juliette and Glenn meet with Rayna and Tandy. J want to announce her sign on with Highway 65 and put Dirt on My Grave as a digital single. Rayna pushes back and tells her to use her tour as a charm offensive and to work on a quality album. They want J to consider dropping Will from her tour since he’s an Edgehill artist. J asks to speak to Rayna in private.
J agrees to drop both Will and Layla but she want to know about the signing announcement because Rayna signing her is a stamp of approval. Rayna wants to wait to roll it out. She thinks six weeks from now is better. She tells J to come to the Opry show tonight but asks her to hold off from talking about their deal. J says she didn’t know her Highway 65 signing bonus would be a gag order. Rayna asks her to be patient.
Deacon asks Megan if she’s okay because she didn’t eat the dinner he cooked and snuck out of bed this morning. She makes a work excuse and he tells her he knows he’s been traveling and is going to try to get off the road for a while. She says that sounds nice and he kisses her. She leaves fro work as Maddie shows up for her lesson. She tells him she wrote a new song. Teddy is there too and asks to talk. He tells him Maddie’s grades have been slipping and asks him to be a positive influence about school. Megan walks in and she and Teddy act awkward. She leaves and then Maddie tells Teddy he should go too.
Layla comes in with a bag from the naughty shop and Will peeks into it and asks why. She says if he’s bored this might spice things up. He tells her they don’t need it and goes to answer the door. Brent is at the door and Will asks what the hell he’s doing there but Layla tells him quickly that he’s her new manager. Brent makes the news that both Will and Layla are kicked off Juliette’s tour. Will is upset and marches out.
Scarlett is in the studio with Rayna and Rayna tells her the three track she did with Liam are great. She says she’s got a couple of good producers but they’re not available. She asks if she wants to tour but Scarlett says she can’t go out on tour now and wants to finish the album. She says she can’t trust a new unknown producer and asks if she can work with Avery. Rayna says if he agrees, it’s good for her.
Deacon gives Maddie his new album and she asks him to sign it. He tells her if she keeps writing good songs, she’ll be signing her own album soon. She asks him to tell Teddy that she’s talented so he’ll back off of her. Deacon reminds her that Teddy is grieving and she should give him some slack. Maddie takes this well.
Teddy comes to Megan’s office and says he wants her to head a new victim/offender task force and wants her to run it. She acts cold and tells him what happened was a mistake and says she’s with Deacon but that he shouldn’t come to her office. She asks him to go. He backs away.
J leaves Avery a message about her chilly reception at Rayna’s label and asks him not to tell anyone about it. Will comes to her door and asks her why she kicked him off the tour. Will says he needs the tour and says he can’t be a one hit wonder. He’s taking it personally. He pressures her but she says it’s a label thing and she can’t promote an Edgehill artist on her tour. He tells her he thought they were friends and walks out.
Freeman. Will comes in to watch and a guy asks to get a selfie with him. He tells him that his sister knew him from school. He says she talked about a band he had with a guy named Tyler. Will says they lost touch and excuses himself. Brent listens to this with interest.
Scarlett shows up at Avery’s unannounced. He tells her she’s been MIA since Deacon’s Blue Bird event. She tells him Liam is gone and she needs someone she can trust to produce the rest of her album. He smiles but isn’t sure what Juliette would think. He says it could be complicated and she promises it won’t be and says she already sold Rayna on him.
Gunnar finds Zoe and asks her why she’s gotten wishy washy on the band thing and asks what’s going on. She tells him she auditioned for a back up singing gig and it went well. She says she went on others that didn’t go well but she didn’t tell him because she didn’t want to feel like a failure. He asks about it and she says it’s a national tour but she doesn’t know who with. It would be for six months with an option to extend. He’s not happy she was keeping this from him.
Layla tells Will that Brent thinks that the two of them should headline their on tour. Brent is looking for backer and thinks he can get them support for their own tour. Will says Jeff may not like that and has to check with him.
Luke tells Rayna he heard about her making Juliette kicking Will off the tour and says Jeff want Luke to take Will out with him. Rayna says she can’t tell him what to do with his tour. Luke unzips her dress and says they should go late.
Daphne and Maddie come down and Teddy is mad that Maddie put make up on Daphne. He tells her she’s being a bad example for her little sister. Teddy tells Maddie she can’t come to the party with all the paint on her face. She stomps upstairs mad.
Avery gets a call from Bucky and tells Juliette about the producing offer. J isn’t happy that he wouldn’t let her get him a producing deal but it’s okay that Scarlett gives him one. He tells her not to be jealous and she says she’s pissed. She tells him he doesn’t want to ride her coat tails but he can grab onto Scarlett’s with both hands. Now Avery is pissed and tells her he’s not going to the party. He stomps out while Juliette screams that she’s glad he won’t be there because that’s one less person whose feelings she has to tiptoe around.
Rayna and Luke walk into the party to much fanfare while her single plays. Deacon and Megan are there and he tells her she’s been working too much. Scarlett watches Rayna work the crowd and says she makes it look easy. Deacon tells her she’s had year of experience and used to make him quiz her on names. Scarlett excuses herself and pops a pill. Daphne runs over to find Luke and hug him. Teddy congratulates Rayna and tells her he was 8 seconds away from grounding Maddie and not letting her come. Rayna agrees to back him up. He’s going to leave but sees Megan and decides to stay.
Glenn and Juliette walk in and she forces a smile and starts to work the crowd. Maddie tells Luke about Deacon’s tour and Luke says he’s too good to be playing dive bars. Luke asks Deacon to come on the road and open for him. Deacon asks for a day to run it by someone. Megan tells Teddy to leave her alone and Teddy tells her that it will not work out with Deacon. He says they are better together and he knows it. She walks away.
Layla tells Will that Brent can put their tour together but he tells her that Jeff wants her on Luke’s tour and that’s the smart money. She asks if he can get her on Luke’s tour and he says Jeff will never go for it. Layle says he’s not helping her, not sleeping with her and agreed to a tour without talking to her. She asks if he wants to be in the relationship but he doesn’t answer.
Juliette greets Deacon and Scarlett comes up. Marcella from Clear Channel introduces herself and says Rayna has been raving about her. Deacon agrees that she’s a top talent. J isn’t happy to be sharing the spotlight. The producer steps forward and blocks J from the conversation group. She draws a frown and walks off. Rayna and Luke chat with Tandy when Juliette takes the stage. Tandy asks what she’s doing and Rayna says “nothing good.” Juliette introduces Rayna to come sing her single and tells the crowd she’s thrilled that Rayna signed her to Highway 65 and will be shepherding the next phase of her career.
Rayna comes down off the stage and asks Juliette what the hell she was thinking. She pulls her backstage to chew her out. J tells her that she was tired about hearing nice things about what she was saying nice things about everyone else. Bucky and Glenn say the reporters like the new song but not the new artist. The press wants to talk to them together and Rayna says to buy them a few minutes so she can strategize. She tells J to do exactly what she says.
Gunnar gives Will some tour advice for dealing with Luke. Zoe comes in and wants to know why the hell he’s giving her the cold shoulder. He says he’s tired of everyone else getting to sing while he’s stuck writing – he says that’s why he wanted the band. She says she doesn’t want to be gone on tour for six months but want the opportunity.
Maddie is listening to Deacon’s album when Teddy comes in and asks to see her project. It’s not done and she says whatever. He cancels her guitar lessons and grounds her for two weeks and she plays the Rayna card and says they are in agreement. She tells them he sucks and says she wants to go live with her real dad. Teddy ups the grounding to a month.
J comes home and finds Avery waiting. She tells him that she’s ruined her career by signing with another person that doesn’t respect her. He tells her that Rayna does respect her. He also tells her he won’t produce for Scarlett even though it would be a great fit for him. He says what he wants is for her to find a way to be okay with it.
Rayna tells Luke that J is narcissistic and self-destructive and could destroy her label. He offers to get Jeff to try and recruit her away. But Rayna actually doesn’t want to lose J to Jeff and says she’ll make it work. He tells her that he invited Deacon on the tour and she snarks and tells him and Will and Deacon to go out on tour and leave her there with Juliette.
Brent comes in and tells Will he can’t break up with Layla. He tells him that it won’t be long before the gay whispers start reaching Jeff’s ears. He asks if Tyler would out him and asks how careful he’s been. He says the bigger he blows up, the bigger the microscope on him will be. He says he talked Layla down. Will has nothing more to say. Brent leaves.
Rayna and Juliette have a sit-down. She tells her that she has a lot at stake and tells J that every penny of hers is on the line. Juliette says she’s sorry and asks what she can do to fix it. Rayna tells her she has an idea for them for the Opry show.
Will get a package for the tour and finds out he get a 45 minute set. Gunnar asks what’s wrong and he tells him Brent isn’t the only one. He admits that there were a few guys here and there along the way. Gunnar says maybe he’s not memorable and Will laughs. Will says he wishes he could just make it go away.
Daphne finds Maddie web surfing and tells her she’s going to get in trouble. Maddie throws her out of the room. Maddie uploads a video and calls herself Maddie Claiborne!! OMG!!
Rayna does her single and says she’s got a second song to do and it’s a duet and she needed the perfect partner. She brings out Juliette who only get a smattering of applause. Scarlett asks Avery about the producing offer and he says he’ll give her an answer soon. She tells him she really needs to know soon.
Deacon tells Megan about him getting the tour offer with Luke and she tells him he can’t say no to the offer.
Zoe and Gunnar are in bed when she gets the call about her audition. She thanks the caller and hangs up. It looks like she didn’t get the gig.
Will brings Layla onto a stage and tells her he doesn’t want her to have any more doubts about their relationship. He drops to one knee and proposes. She agrees right away and kisses him.
Rayna and J wrap up their song and she takes Juliette’s hand and raises it over their hands in a show of solidarity.