Nashville s06e01 Episode Script

New Strings

1 Previously on "Nashville" - Juliette stole Maddie's song! - What song? I think I'm doomed to make the same mistakes over and over again.
- I'll call you later, okay? - Don't call me later.
I'm done trying.
I'm done trying with you, Scarlett.
- Thank you.
- No problem.
Sweetheart, I got you and I got your sister.
That's all I need.
You take good care of yourself, Deacon.
You too, Jess.
- How do you feel? - Free.
All right, girls! Scarlett's pulling up! Come on down! Let's go! - Coming, coming, coming.
- All right, picture time.
All right, why do we have to do this again? It's tradition! I thought the point was to take Christmas photos before Christmas.
Well, tradition procrastinated.
Let's go.
Okay, we all set? - We got one more coming in right here.
- Can we do the funny ones first? - No, we're not - Sorry, sorry, sorry.
First New Year's resolution: Develop time management skills.
- You made it.
You all right? - Yeah.
Okay, get in there nice and close, guys good.
Here we go.
- Great.
All right, hold on.
- [CELL PHONE RINGS] - Oops, sorry.
My phone.
One sec.
- What are you no.
I'm sorry.
Hey, Bucky.
Yeah, Christmas was awesome.
What? Are you serious? Yes, of course I'm interested.
I'll tell him right now.
Thank you.
I'll see you Thursday.
- Dad? - What? Bucky just got me on the Hits To End Hunger Benefit in L.
That's fantastic, baby.
I will be playing at the Staples Center, guys! - That's so cool.
- And then on New Year's Eve, MTV is throwing this, like, street party.
And they want me to go.
- Sounds awesome.
- I know! - It's on New Year's Eve? - Yeah.
- What? What? - No, nothing.
I just thought we'd be spending New Year's Eve together, that's all.
It's the first year since since we - I'm sorry.
- It's okay, it's all right.
- I'll call him back.
- No! It's okay! Hey, it's a great cause.
You're gonna have a wonderful time.
You go.
- Are you sure? - I'm fine.
Look at me.
- Come take a picture now.
Let's do this.
- Okay.
- In here, guys.
- Uh-oh.
Here we go.
- You look good.
- Okay.
- Thank you.
- Right on.
- Bucky tagging along? - He can't.
- Maddie - I'm 18 now.
I'm gonna be fine.
Scarlett? - I'd love to.
- Thank you.
- [PHONE RINGING] - Then get another valet! - It's a New Year's Eve party - Hello? If I want to have 200 people, I'm gonna have 200 people! It's about the champagne.
I have told you guys a million times! That the Brut Gold Champagne is important, very important! Why? Because the bottle is gold! Do I need to find a new caterer? Yeah No.
I think we should postpone.
The kickoff of her first tour in two years? - Go tell her.
Nice knowing you.
- I want the bottle.
- I want the pretty gold bottle.
- Just a little pre-show jitters, - she'll be fine.
- Just find the cases I ordered or I will ruin you! Did you give them the notes? Because this is not it! Juliette, it's great.
You know what? Everybody out! Please, everybody out! I need a minute! All right, everybody.
10 minutes, please.
All right, you ready, Blondie? Here we go! Ha! And the crowd goes wild! That was a total foul.
What? No way.
Your feet were moving.
You bulldozed me to the ground.
Oh, you're insane.
You nervous about this gig? Trying not to think about it.
I don't know, man.
Charlie Mae's? New Year's Eve? - Maybe you should think about it.
- Yeah, shut up.
I don't know why you're making such a big deal out of this.
'Cause the whole knows me as part of a duo? I mean, how am I supposed to do this by myself? Not to mention, I don't even have a song list.
Gunnar, you're the best songwriter I know.
Everything you play is gonna be great.
You know, Scarlett and I were great.
And without her, I've lost every shred of creativity.
I sincerely think you've lost your mind.
How's she doing anyway? Oh, she's fine, but none of that matters, man.
We need to work on you.
We? Yeah.
You're having a tough time on stage.
- I'm great on stage.
- [CHUCKLES] So I'm gonna coach you.
I Win By Fouling's gonna coach me? Yeah.
[LAUGHS] - Two minutes.
- Thank you.
Juliette? Hey, we just want to wish you the best of luck.
- It's gonna be great.
- Thank you.
- It's good to see you.
- You too.
- Good luck.
- Will? I'll see you.
- Hey! - Hey, Zach! Good to see you.
- Same.
- You know Mark, right? Yeah, of course, of course.
It's good to see you.
You too.
- Well, you look well.
- Thanks.
Well, we're gonna go get some good seats, okay? - So we'll see you.
- All right.
We'll catch you Doing okay? Yeah, I'm fine.
[CROWD CHANTING] Juliette! Juliette! Thanks.
Full house, no surprise.
- You came.
- Of course, I came.
You know, none of this would have been possible if you hadn't given me another chance.
Come on, now.
You go give 'em hell.
ANNOUNCER: The moment you've all been waiting for! Give it up for Juliette Barnes! I'm really feeling the love in here tonight.
Thank you, Nashville! - We love you! - Nashville loves you! [PIANO PLAYS] I shout against the mountain Nothing echoes back Slipping Like I'm climbing up an avalanche Is there anybody out there Is there anybody out there Hold on Falling into nothing Phony! - Hold on - [SHOUTING AND BOOING] Waiting For someone - Is there anybody out there - Boo! Get off the stage! Unoriginal! Is there anybody out there Nobody likes you! Excuse me.
You know, we're trying to put on a show here, right? Go home! - You go home.
- [CROWD CHEERS] No, you're not just gonna stand down there in the dark.
And ruin the show for everybody else.
You're a fake! Fake? Oh, don't worry.
I'm real.
You have no idea how real I am.
I'm being very real up here onstage in front of thousands of people.
- Juliette, we love you! - [CROWD CHEERING] People think that I don't know that I have problems? If they had any idea, I want what everybody wants.
I want people to love me.
But that's just a trap because they don't know me.
I don't even want them to know me.
Because if they knew me, they wouldn't love me.
That's the story of my whole life right there.
Asking people for their love.
You know what? I am tired.
I think I just need to stop.
[CROWD CHANTING] Juliette! Juliette! - I'm sorry.
- Juliette, keep singing! [CHEERS AND BOOS] Well, now to last night's Music City meltdown Juliette Barnes went after concert goers after a few unhappy fans began taunting and heckling the country super star.
And what followed was a five-minute rant about being loved.
After which point, Juliette abruptly ended the concert What? Is there anything you want to say to me? I think we should cancel the New Year's Eve party.
Anything else? What else is there? Then what is going on? Why won't you talk to me? Avery, what would you like to hear me say? That the past two months of my life have been a living hell? That every morning, it's a struggle just get out of bed? Why would I burden you with that? I just want to be left alone.
Look I'm here for you, okay? Maybe we should just get away for a while? [KNOCK ON DOOR] You did not have to bring those over.
Thank you.
[LAUGHS] Well, I was in the neighborhood, so Liar.
Come on.
I got to get a plane.
Oh, L.
sounds like fun.
My first gig as a chaperone.
Oh Can I go with you, please? You can go instead of me.
Hope you're getting paid.
I most certainly am not.
Speaking of gigs, you working on anything new? Uh, just myself, actually.
I'm trying to figure out what the next chapter in life is.
'Cause it's New Year's and I got this little clock on my shoulder ticking away saying do something or else.
- It's just another day.
- Yeah.
You okay? - Yeah, I'm fine.
- You sure? I'm positive! [BOTH LAUGH] How's Avery? He's just dealing with a lot right now.
I can only imagine.
I hope she's okay.
How's, um He's good.
He's got a gig coming up.
Oh, good for him.
We stopped talking, so - Yeah, I know.
- He told you? Yeah.
Like in passing or matter of factly? What do I look like? The postal service? Y'all want to know so much about each other, one of you has got to pick up the phone.
Because this is not in my job description.
Okay, I'm sorry.
You're right.
But you'd make a very cute mailman.
Justin Bieber, Sia, Bruno Mars are you nervous? Daphne! - Oh, my God! - What? Jonah Ford is playing the concert? - Yeah, so? - Jonah Ford?! Jonah Maddie, you're gonna be in the same vicinity - as Jonah Ford? - Please don't have a freak-out on my bed.
No! I love him like so much! Did you know he broke up with Mia Forster? I thought he just did that movie with her.
No, that bombed and so did their relationship.
Okay, well, that's none of my business.
- And it's kind of rude.
- Hey, Maddie, you guys will be spending quality time together.
And it's New Year's! I do not need you being my matchmaker right now, Daphne.
I'm just trying to help.
I'm thinking I should come with you.
I'm just going for a couple of days.
And it won't be so bad to spend some time with Dad.
He'll be okay, right? Yeah, totally.
What about you? - I mean, I'll miss you so much.
- So much.
- So much.
Oh, my God.
- I'll miss you so much! So much.
But I'll be fine.
All right.
Thank God.
- Hi! - Hello there! - She about ready? - I think so.
Well, thank you for taking her.
Cousinly duty.
You okay? Yeah, just taking care of things.
Sure looks like it.
Maddie, you coming? Hmm.
Are you upset that your New Year's Eve plans got foiled? No, I'm not.
Just another day.
No big deal.
You're the second person to say that to me.
Maybe that's 'cause it's true.
Well, do you think you could take this time to do something for you? - I am doing something for me.
- I ain't talking about reading.
I know what you're talking about.
And I don't want to talk about it.
Okay, but don't you want to see what it's like to maybe get back out there? What? And partake in some stupid tradition like kissing somebody while a giant ball descends from the sky? Yeah.
Good Lord.
What hotshot are you kissing? It ain't about me.
It's about you.
- About me? - Mm-hmm.
Yeah, well, me, I'm a grown man.
I don't need to follow some sappy routine made popular in movies and champagne commercials.
You know how silly that sounds? Scarlett, I'm very busy.
That's why I'm not going.
I've got the disaster with Juliette.
I got Zach.
I got budgets I got to go over.
Okay, okay.
Thank you.
How's Roosevelt? He's good.
Still stubborn? Can't believe we actually did it.
It's so hard to leave her, though, even if we're only three few hours away.
Yeah, but a vacation was long overdue.
And I can assure you, my parents are smothering her with gifts.
In fact, I should call them.
Let them know we've arrived.
I'm taking a nap.
[LAUGHING AND TALKING] Trouble sleeping? I like the night myself.
It's when I do my best thinking.
I recognized you this morning.
I don't mean the fact that you're a celebrity.
What do you mean? What brings you here, Ms.
Barnes? Well, I'm writing a book on hotel lounges.
And the strange men that occupy them.
That's funny.
I'm writing a book too.
On what? Journey to authenticity.
I'm just here on vacation.
It's complicated.
Such is life, right? Complications are just excuses to avoid the truth.
That's deep.
Sarcasm is the last resort of the fearful.
And now we can just end this conversation right here.
Your choice.
Who are you? I am someone on your journey perhaps.
What journey is that? That is the question, isn't it? I've always believed you have to give up control in order to get control.
And who asked you? Have a Happy New Year, Ms.
[PLAYING MUSIC] Sometimes it gets to be too much This kind of loving make you crazy But when I'm standing on the edge about to jump It always saves me It's crazy Good love It don't come easy - Woo! - Yeah! Hey, Gunnar.
What's up? How am I supposed to compete with that? What are you talking about? This is not a competition, man.
All that moving around, showmanship, that's just that's a cover.
People come to my show for a different kind of feeling.
So I have to do what I do.
Because I don't connect like you do.
You had no problem when you were up onstage with me last week goofing around on my song, right? - Yeah, well - So just imagine I'm up there with you.
And we're doing the same thing.
I can't breathe.
I can't breathe.
- Can I do this? - You can, gonna be great.
It's okay? Who the hell is that? That's Jonah Ford.
Should I know that name? Let's just figure out where I need to be.
[CROWD CHANTING] Jonah! Jonah! - Break a leg, baby.
- Thank you.
Everybody put your hands together for Jonah Ford! What is up, L.
? Is everyone having an amazing night? How about we keep it going with this next artist? A personal favorite of mine, please give it up for Maddie Jaymes! [CHEERING] [MUSIC PLAYS] All the fear in my bones Voices drag me down Haunted by my ghosts Circles round and round And feeling my demons Go ahead and break, fall apart this coat of armor Feeds off the hurt and scars makes me stronger It's blood and veins but it gives me the strength This heart can take all the pain It's what it's made for Feel the fire in my chest Let it burn, let it spread Comes alive, ash to ash It goes round and round And embracing my demons This heart can take all the pain It's what it's made for It's what it's made for At first, I couldn't hear anything in my ears.
Thank you.
And I was convinced the entire arena could see me sweating.
You were amazing and beautiful and perfect.
- Thank you, thank you.
- I totally agree.
- Hey, I'm Jonah.
- Maddie.
- Nice to meet you.
- Scarlett.
I know.
I'm a big fan.
Oh, thank you.
I was worried with the whole short notice that you wouldn't be able to make it.
But I'm glad it all worked out.
So this was your doing? I heard your EP.
It's super raw and honest.
Really hard to find that kind of truth in music.
Well, thank you.
I promised my sister I would tell you that she is your biggest fan.
- Really? - Ever, yes.
What about you? Um, I loved the movie.
I thought you were amazing.
You and Mia were like perfect.
Yeah, well, things onscreen are a lot different than they are in real life.
So how long are you here for? - Two more days? Yeah.
- Mm-hmm.
Cool, why don't you give me your number so you can come with us to the studio tomorrow? - What studio? - You like LANY? Are you serious? I love them.
Well, we're laying down something together.
I'd be real cool to hang out.
Well, now you know where to find me.
- Hello, ladies.
- Hi.
- You ready to go, fool? - Um yeah.
Lucky me.
Gotta go, but it was great to meet you guys.
Nice to meet you.
Come on, let's go.
How many people does it take to make one person feel important? Okay, I think it's so cute.
Slightly self-indulgent.
- You're my entourage.
- Watch it.
Either way, it's adorable.
Ehh - What do you mean, ehh? - Ehh.
[CLICK] [CLICK] And his approach in honesty, many devout followers say, is what they love most about him.
Tell me what you're scared of.
That I can't be loved.
Why are you scared you can't be loved? 'Cause I have no control of my life.
And how do we get control of our lives? How do we take control of these addictions? Because we all have them.
Whether that's drugs, alcohol, sex, money, attention.
Celebrity, right? There's an addict inside every single one of us.
And if we want to close the door on our addictions, then we have got to be willing to open another door.
What is that door? It's our secret pain.
The despair that each of us has carried with us since we were children.
We would do anything not to open that door, right? But we will help you open that door.
We will help you make your own hero's journey like Alice through the Looking Glass.
You have to give up control to get control.
[STRUMMING GUITAR] Tread is wearing thin Everything is familiar But I don't know who I am Do you know where you're goin' Don't even know where I've been - What? - Nothing.
[SIGHS] Sweetie, you're freaking me out.
Are you lonely? Why would you ask me that? I don't know.
It's almost New Year's.
Everyone has plans and it's your first year without Mom.
That's very sweet.
But I promise you that I'm gonna be fine right here.
Just me and my book.
Now go away.
[CELL PHONE RINGS] Hello? How's La-La land? Hi.
It's good.
I almost did something real stupid.
So you getting a tattoo? No.
Nearly called Gunnar.
Instead, I deleted him from my Favorites.
So you're my new number one.
It's an honor.
[SNIFFS] Elaina Smith wants Juliette to come on and tell her side of the story.
You think that's a good idea? At this point, I think anything's better than silence.
Hey, you heard the name Darius Enright? That guy from TV? Yeah.
He left me a message last night.
He wanted to get in touch with Juliette.
- What time? - What? What time did he call? The middle of the night, I think.
Well, here, look.
2:02 a.
Can I see that? Everything okay? Yeah.
Just an odd coincidence.
Hey, guys.
Where's Jonah? Oh, yeah.
The bastard bailed on us.
Yeah, he said he couldn't make it.
Said he was gonna come by tomorrow instead.
Uh, what about LANY? I mean, they left when he didn't show.
- All right.
I'll see you guys later.
- Mm-hmm.
Oh, hey.
When you do see him, could you tell him he owes me $50? - [CHUCKLE] - [TEXT MESSAGE DINGS] [TYPING] [PHONE RINGS] - Hello? - Hi.
This is Glenn Goodman.
I represent Juliette Barnes.
I know who you are.
May I speak with her, please? This is Juliette.
Is there anyone else on the line? What were you doing at that hotel? And hello to you too.
Were you following me? You believe in fate? I believe in stalkers.
You often return phone calls from your stalkers? So you're telling me it was just some coincidence? A coincidence is a concurrence of events without apparent causal connection.
Our meeting was no coincidence.
What is our connection? You need my help.
Wh how do you know what I need? I told you what I recognized in you wasn't your celebrity.
What was it? Your pain.
I saw someone in need.
I followed my instincts and I was right.
What do you want from me? I want to help you change your life.
I'm still surprised you took her back.
I told you, Juliette and I go way back, all right? So, she put her career on the line to make things right.
I mean, there's a - Hey.
- Hey.
Over the years, I've needed a lot of forgiveness myself.
[LAUGH] Well, it was a hell of welcome back performance.
We're not gonna talk about that right now, though, are we? No, we're gonna keep it positive.
We're gonna talk about different things like New Year's.
- You got any plans? - No, no.
You can't be alone on New Year's, man.
- Please, not you too, Zach.
- Wait, what? Scarlett and the girls are wearing me out with this not so settled concern over my New Year's.
And? And it's clear they're not just talking about New Year's.
And you? Are you thinking about it? - Zach - Deacon, women in this city would line up if you got back out there, man.
That's terrifying.
Well, you realize how easy it is these days to meet people? Really? 'Cause it seems kind of complicated.
All this match.
dot whatever and Timber Tinder.
Timber is for lumberjacks.
Speaking of swiping left Well, if it isn't the ghost of music past and music future.
Hey, how's Driveway 65 doing? What do you want, Brad? I just wanted to offer my condolences on Juliette's meltdown.
That was quite a show she put on.
I can't say I blame her.
I mean, I'd be a few shades crazy if I had you guys running things too.
Look at that over there.
She's waving at you, by the way.
She wants to meet you.
I told her I don't why she's obsessing over some dinosaur, right? - But they want what they want.
- Apparently.
It would mean the world if you could come over and say hi later.
- [CHUCKLES] - Huh? Come on.
- Yeah, I'll stop by.
- That's my boy.
Merry Christmas, there, Zacharoni.
You are not rich enough to call me that.
[CHUCKLES] Saul, I see you sitting there.
Don't try and pretend you aren't here.
Good God, that guy's a tool.
Can I try yours? - Mm-hmm.
I'm trying yours.
- Okay.
God, I hate this year already.
And it hasn't even started.
Tell me about it.
Oh, damn.
Do you miss him? Nope.
I miss me.
We're a pair.
Like Jonah Ford would ever actually want to hang out with me anyways.
Oh, please.
He should be so lucky.
Can we just go home? [MUSIC PLAYS] I wanna know what it feels like To never come back again I wanna feel the waves Crushing down on the heartache You know, guys, can we just take five? Is that all right? Why can't I get over this? Well, do you even know what it is you're trying to get over? I mean, when I came back from Texas, I was so sure of myself.
And now it's gone.
It's not gone.
Listen, we risk everything every time we stand on that stage.
That's the job.
We pour our heart and soul out into the unknown.
No matter how humiliating or terrifying it might be.
That's what we do.
You practice that? You're the one that told me I should get in touch with my feelings.
But I'm not even sure I'm the guy you should be talking to about confidence.
What do you mean? Nothing.
What? I saw Zach and perfect Mark the other night.
It was like I got punched.
Man, I'm sorry.
I just I still don't get it.
I mean, why couldn't he forgive me for defending my friends? I apologized like 14 times.
What else could I do? I mean, how many times did I try and win Scarlett back, huh? - We're pathetic.
- [CHUCKLES] And what am I supposed to do? You wait.
The Great She Bible.
It's one of the most important monuments of English literature.
Published sometime between 1611 and 1613.
Is it a copy? [CHUCKLES] Have a seat.
It's called the "She" version because there's a misprint in the Book of Ruth, 3:15.
"And when she held it, "he measured six measures of barley and laid it on her.
And she went into the city.
" Is this supposed to impress me? No.
Just fascinates me that even the greatest works have faults.
It's the essence of being human.
So what am I doing here? You tell me.
My manager said you're running some sort of a cult.
Your manager's misinformed.
This is not a cult nor a religion.
It's about training the mind.
So, you're a motivational speaker? I don't motivate.
I ask questions.
I ask if there's a way you can see yourself so you can begin to trust who you really are.
You said it yourself at your concert.
You want to stop asking others for their love.
That's all fame is, a Band-Aid of love by millions.
There one night and gone the next.
Love has brought you into the state of being that you find yourself right now.
What state's that? Lost.
Are you a good mother? I don't have to answer that question.
Yes, I'm a damn good mother.
Next time before you answer the question, I want you to shut your eyes.
And count to 10.
Are you a good mother? When you start being authentic, you begin to make progress.
Look inside yourself.
You have the power to be so strong.
This love you've become so accustomed to chasing your whole life is fake power of celebrity.
It's diminishing your authentic power within.
There's so much work to be done.
I want you to join us.
What does that mean? It means you have a homework assignment.
Next time you feel reactive Reactive? Your first response when threatened is aggression and anger.
That's just means of suppressing your real feeling, which is fear.
Only when you access the fear can you learn to control it.
Next time you feel the anger, I want you to count to 10.
Feel the pain instead.
And then what? You'll be ready for the next step.
You have to give up control in order to get control.
MADDIE: I need a nap and some fried chicken.
JULIETTE: Right there with you.
Maddie? - Hey.
- Hi.
I'm sorry about yesterday.
And I got you these.
- Thank you.
- Let me make it up to you.
Can I take you home? - To Nashville? - Yeah.
You're gonna like fly me home? Well, actually, my pilot will, but yeah.
But only if you have dinner with me.
I would love that, yeah.
All right, don't go anywhere.
Because coming up next, one of my favorite ladies in country music, Juliette Barnes is gonna be here in studio.
- Stick around.
- Remember, it's no big deal.
So you got a little stressed.
You had a bad day.
You're Juliette Barnes.
What's a little drama? Babe, you'll be fine.
We're back and here with us fresh off her onstage meltdown is Juliette Barnes.
Girl, let's play nice.
Is it safe to call you the Kanye of country? What you might call a meltdown, I call a moment of authenticity.
That's putting it lightly.
So what happened? You saw some negative signs? You heard people yelling? I deal with that every day.
Why snap? I was just having a rough one.
Any truth to the rumors of you drinking again? Absolutely not.
Just rumors.
And what about your relationship with Maddie James? - What about it? - Juliette, you stole her song.
What did that do to your relationship with Deacon Claybourne? And what about Highway 65? What's going on there now? Just saying, this town doesn't forget.
All right, I want to open this up to callers.
Any Juliette Barnes fans still out there, we want to hear from you.
Hi, Elaina.
I'm sorry, but I'm done.
It's just not right what happened with Maddie.
I'm sorry to hear that.
I don't even see how you can show your face again after that.
Well, you know what? Things I think we've all just had enough.
You know, if I could just say something for a minute.
I don't understand how you guys One two ten.
Juliette? I struggle with depression.
And it's been really bad lately.
There might be a lot of listeners out there who understand what that feels like.
And I'm trying trying to get it under control.
And I'm gonna put my tour on hold until that happens.
Uh, okay.
You heard it here first.
The Thicker Than Water tour has been postponed.
Up next, big trouble in Little Big Town.
We've got the latest scoop for you after these messages.
- [CHEERING] - All right, folks! Yeah! Woo! It's almost midnight! Let's welcome to the stage your next performer.
You know him as the taller half of the Exes.
Please welcome Gunnar Scott! [CHEERING] Hey, everyone.
It's great to be here.
I hope you like what we have to play for y'all tonight.
[STRUMS GUITAR] I wanna see the world I wanna sail the ocean I wanna know what it feels like To never come back again I wanna find the key to the sky And never come back again I wanna wake my soul Climb the highest mountain I wanna write my name in the clouds And never come back again Oh oh Oh oh oh Oh oh oh I wanna find my love Lose myself in passion I wanna love her in my heart And never come back again I wanna ease my mind Of all the doubt that haunts it I wanna run out in the light And never come back again I wanna see those stars Shining down from heaven I wanna know what it feels like To never come back again I wanna know it feels like To never come back again [CROWD CHEERS] Okay, people! Here we go! Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one! Happy New Year! Happy New Year! - Happy New Year! - Happy New Year, baby! Happy New Year, my sweet girl.
- Look at that.
- Happy New Year, baby.
All right, come here.
Come here.
You coming? Yeah.
I'll be right behind you.
[SIGHS] Yes? I'm ready.