Episode 13 of “Nashville” promised via the promo that Rayna was on the verge of a breakdown in “There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight.” Whether or not the episode which aired Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 9 p.m. lived up to the promo or not is for you to decide.
Just before Rayna takes the stage, she gets a call from Teddy saying he wants the two of them to tell the girls about the divorce tomorrow when she gets home. She isn’t ready to face the pain this will bring her daughters and though she has told no one about the divorce, everyone seems concerned about her.
Once on stage, she simply stands like a deer in the headlights, looking out at the crowd. Her manager, Deacon and even Juliette who is backstage all notice she has missed her queue several times. Finally she begins singing and the show goes on.
Afterward, she meets up with Liam in the lobby and he promises a night “away from her life.” The two go drinking and dancing together before heading back to his place. Twice she nearly gives in to need to be held and made love to by someone with no strings attached before closing herself in the bathroom for a soul-searching look in the mirror and good cry.
Liam joins her and they spend the evening in the bathroom floor talking about divorce, pain and the future. In the morning, they are friends again and have decided to finish the album they began together. Deacon sees them in the hotel lobby and thinks the worst. He confronts Rayna and she says Liam is just a friend, an explanation Deacon does not believe.
At home, Rayna and Teddy break the news to the kids. Later, Rayna’s eldest daughter tells her mom about a phone conversation she heard between Teddy and Peggy. During the phone call, Teddy tells Peggy about the divorce and that the only time he feels like himself is when he’s with her. Rayna takes the news calmly but you can see the wheels turning.
Will Rayna hook up with Liam or get smart and go back to Deacon where she belongs? How will she handle this latest betrayal from Teddy? Tune in Wednesdays at 9 p.m. to find out what happens next on “Nashville.”
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