After last week’s episode, Juliette put herself in another precarious situation by sleeping with a rich and powerful man. At the time it looked like it might be a one-time thing but after “It Must Be You” aired Wednesday at 9 p.m., it was plain to see that her decision making skills still need work.
Initially she did the smart thing by returning the car millionaire Charlie Wentworth sent her after their tryst on his wedding anniversary. When Juliette receives an anonymously sent invitation to a prestigious polo match, however, she accepts, thinking she has finally been accepted by the old money folks of Nashville. Once at the soiree, she learns Charlie sent it. He keeps trying to monopolize her attention and things get weird when his wife appears and asks Juliette to site with her for the match.
Charlie and Juliette manage an awful lot of alone time. He tries desperately to convince her he is a regular guy tapped in a marriage that he was sort of forced into by circumstance. She is skeptical and we are rooting for her to stay away. She sings a song in the barn with one of Charlie’s horse wranglers while Charlie watches and we can just feel her last shreds of resistance ripping away.
Teddy pitches the idea of a music festival to Charlie and Charlie in turn suggests Juliette be the face of the festival, an idea Teddy likes.
Later, Juliette overhears an argument between Charlie and his wife which ends with her slapping him and declaring that she is leaving to return home. She and Charlie share a drink in the lobby of the hotel. Juliette tells Charlie she agrees to the festival and that will give them six weeks to work together on the program, a demure smile on her face. He slips her his room key. She accepts.
As the closing song sung by Scarlett who is performing at the Blue Bird plays, Juliette and Charlie are in bed together and going at it when Charlie’s wife lets herself into the room, suitcase in hand. She sees the two of them but they apparently don’t see her and she quietly leaves, a look that clearly indicates the wheels are turning on her face.
This can only lead to trouble, Juliette, professionally and personally.
“Nashville” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.
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