Nashville s06e16 Episode Script

Beyond the Sunset

1 Previously on "Nashville" I ended it with Jonah, He's had six settlements with ex-employees.
I might be falling for you.
Is there something I'm missing here? We met at the absolute perfect wrong time.
Alannah, don't.
- I'm pregnant.
- And you haven't told him? It's 104! - Are you okay? - I've got this, honey.
It's not what you think, I Daph, you want to go with granddad? Oh.
Get out of my sight.
Go! Y’all are up early.
Want me to fix you something? No, I’m okay.
Thank you.
Do you know where he is? No.
It’s not our concern anymore.
He doesn't have anywhere to go! Well, he spent his whole life getting by on his own, okay? Believe me, that he can do.
- Knock, knock! - Hey, Buck! - Morning, everybody.
- Hey.
Sorry to barge in so early.
I had some news I wanted to share.
Hope it’s good news.
Well, I know you didn't ask me to do this.
But after you played at the Opry, I started talking to some bookers.
I think we can get you out on tour.
- Who’s the headliner? - You.
What? No way! Yeah.
[laughs] Pull the other leg, Buck.
It's got bells on it.
Deacon, I'm totally serious.
The internet's expanded the audience.
Old guys are coming back in style! Seriously, though, there's a lot of interest out there.
That is very kind.
I just - Come on.
What - I don't know.
This is what you've always wanted.
Yes, but Maybe it's not the right time.
- You have to do it! - Okay.
Let me think about it.
[grunts] - [Will laughs] - What? Am I doing something wrong? I just can't stop thinking about you strutting around onstage last night.
I knew I looked ridiculous! - And you encouraged me! - No, you didn't look ridiculous! In fact, it got me thinking.
Are you sure this little project of ours is done? What are you talking about? Even if we wanted her, Alannah's not coming back.
Avery might.
I'm not begging him to come back to the band, okay? Besides, why should I be the one to make the first move? Avery's like your brother.
In fact, he's your Eskimo brother.
[laughs] And then there were three.
Ha-ha! Come on.
Don't tell me y'all are nervous.
So for this final round, we're gonna shake things up a little bit.
Each of you will be assigned a song and you're gonna have to make it work, all right? No ifs, ands or buts about it.
Daphne, my sweet, this is yours.
Fight and fire built to take a beating But you gotta keep your head up high And wear it on your sleeve where everyone can see That you got a light burning through that dark Oh, here we go.
I just wanna know why you've picked that song for her.
Why wouldn't I? It's a hit.
And it's so not her style.
- It's mainstream commercial - Excuse me.
Whoever wins "Nashville's Next" better be able to sell a song on the radio.
You know that, if she does that song, you're doing her in.
Darlin', I'm just giving her a chance to sink or swim, all right? - Jessie, hey.
- Hey.
- How you doing? - Nice to see you.
What are you doing here? Just picking up some assignments for Daphne.
Going to the parent-teacher conference.
How's he doing? How's Jake? He is going to Connecticut at the end of the month.
So I'm just trying to prepare him for that as best as I can.
- I'm sorry, Jess.
That - I know.
It's He's gonna be fine, I'm sure.
I'm the one that's being a baby about it.
No, you're not, you're not.
Well, I don't want to be late.
- Yeah, okay, mm-hmm.
- Gotta go.
[cell phone rings] Uh-oh.
A Deacon call must mean there's a real problem.
Actually, I think we might have a bit of an opportunity here.
I'm listening.
This is all coming with me.
Oh, dump it.
Knock, knock.
Special delivery.
Hi! Hi, pretty girl.
What what's going on? Em, you want to show Dave what we're planning in the bedroom? Of course.
Go to Auntie Em for a minute.
Is he with a moving company? It's just in the planning phase.
Did you sell the house? - Without even talking to me? - Listen, hold on, and I'll explain.
- Not even a discussion? - Someone heard my press conference and made me an offer I couldn't refuse.
Oh, so that's it? You're moving away just like that? Listen to me.
I'm not going far.
And I'm not running away.
This farm, it has sheep, goats, big fields.
I mean, it's the perfect place for a little girl to grow up.
How far is it? 30 minutes outside the city max.
We'll still split Cadence 50-50.
We will make this work.
I promise.
There's something you're not telling me.
Juliette, I know you well enough to know that.
These walls just have too many memories.
I need a new beginning.
You understand that, don't you? Yeah.
How you holding up? Well, if it's not one thing, it's the other.
- Still your daddy? - Well, it's Bucky this time.
He swung by and said there's been enough resurgence in my music that he thinks he can put together a tour for my old ass.
- That's the bad news? - There it is.
This is the piece you need to replace.
Well, obviously, it's not a tragedy or nothing, just It's not like I can just up and leave the girls - at a time like this.
- Time like what? Daphne's 14, okay? Maybe when she's an adult.
Maybe when they both move up and out on me, I'll do it then.
What if the offer's not there anymore? 'Cause your future in plumbing doesn't look so bright.
- That's very funny.
- Okay.
I've watched you back other people up onstage my whole life.
Yeah, maybe a part of me feels like if I was supposed to make it, I would've made it by now.
Look, if you're worried about the girls, I'll take care of 'em.
You've done so much for them and me.
It's about dang time you just do you.
- Oh? - What? Just the pot calling the kettle black, that's all.
When are you gonna get up onstage? That's what I wanna know.
I literally just sang at a fundraiser - unless I was that forgettable.
- No.
It was amazing.
Remind me that that's who you are.
That's what you should be doing every damn day.
Well, maybe if you do things for yourself for once, you'll have some ground to stand on to get me to do the same.
Well, hey, wow.
So this is where all the magic happens, huh? Abracadabra.
Make yourself at home.
Yeah, it's quite the little artist garret you got going on here.
Almost makes me nostalgic for when I was first coming up.
Almost? Yeah, well, then I remember how much I like Aspen and Kobe beef.
Is that what you came here to talk about? No.
I came here to tell you that you are playing a gig tomorrow night in Memphis, Tennessee.
Oh, I am? Yeah.
I'll come along.
I'll show you Graceland.
And where in this scenario are we gonna sleep? At the St.
John! Two rooms, of course.
Already booked.
All my life I've been waiting To light that night that won't go fading I don't want to have to think about How I'm ever gonna put it out I want I want to start a little fire How's it sounding? You know, just a little auto-tune here, a little there.
- Shut up.
- It's gonna be fine.
Don't worry about it.
I'll fix it.
I'm kidding.
I'm kidding.
It's perfect.
- You're perfect.
- Stop it.
You know you're dangerously close to enough material for a new EP.
- You think so? - Oh, yeah, I know.
You're gonna be out there headlining your own world tour soon.
And what are you gonna be doing? Producing for Drake? Actually, I was kind of thinking that I would be wherever you were.
You know, just keeping you company so you don't get lonely.
If you can tolerate me.
I think I can tolerate you.
Really? That's perfect.
Because I don't have a permanent place to live.
You wanna hear it? Yeah.
My advice is the same as always.
You just gotta be true to you.
The rest will follow.
This song just does not feel like me.
I'm just trying to remind you that at the end of the day there are some things that are more important than winning a television contest.
It's for you.
What's that you get there? Secret admirer? Daphne? Hey.
He was just trying to wish me good luck.
No, baby.
He's trying to manipulate you, to divide us is what he's doing.
- You don't know that.
- Sweetie, he lied to us, okay? - And he put your safety at risk, so - He wasn't drunk! I'm not having this conversation.
That's it.
Give it here.
[sighs] So Will and I played together the other day.
I heard you weren't completely terrible.
[chuckles] You should come back and play with us, too.
Oh, I don't know, man.
I mean, things got pretty weird.
I know.
And I'm sorry.
But, look, what I've learned from this whole mess is I find these girls and I think they're just gonna solve all my problems.
But really, I think it's just time for me to grow out of that.
You realize we met more than six years ago, right? You've done a lot of growing since then.
Not as much as you.
- What are you talking about? - You were a total tool! I was insecure.
All right, we were both complete idiots.
You know, whatever's happened, you can't deny we still make great music together.
Can't argue with you there.
So, you'll do it? I'll think about it.
Feels like it's been forever since one of our catch-ups.
Yeah, that's my fault.
My life got kind of crazy for a second.
Oh, I gathered.
My dad told you? Yeah, something about an explosion with Jonah.
And the other dude in the group, Branch? It's Twig.
But, yeah, he's a good guy.
He's not at all like Jonah.
- Thank God.
- Yeah.
One question.
Why don't you light up when you talk about him? I don't know.
I think it's just a lot that's happened at once.
I didn't really deal with how sad I am about Jonah.
And suddenly I'm trying to just be happy with someone else.
Perfectly reasonable.
But he's so nice.
And we work really well together.
And he's liked me for a long time.
So So I feel like I need to give him more of a chance.
Okay, listen to me.
The only thing you need to do right now is to honor what you're feeling.
at the moment, okay? You're young.
Your one job is to be free and have fun.
You hear me? Thank you.
I understand why you made him leave.
And I understand if you never want to talk to him again.
But it's my competition.
And I get to choose who I want to invite.
So I'm inviting him.
I don't know what's right or wrong Where we go or when we're gone But I know your touch is worth feeling Whatever life throws my way With every move I'll make I know your love won't leave me Maybe every step that we take Is somehow guided by the hands of fate One thing I know wherever I go You dwell in my soul [cell phone rings] - Yes.
- Get your butt up to Room 1520.
- We're having a party.
- Who? People you should meet.
[thunder] Okay.
Give me a few minutes.
[sighs] You want to talk to somebody, you come to me.
You don't manipulate a 14-year-old girl! I just wanted to send my love.
You had your chance for that, all right? You wanted to meet your granddaughters.
You got You got to live there, but you blew it! I didn't drink for 28 years! All right, spare me, Dad.
- So last year when I watched - Please.
my house break apart and everything in it wash away, I slipped! Please, son, don't I'm not trying to make this your problem! I'm asking you to hear me! So, yes, I slipped, but I didn't become a drunk again.
It was different this time.
I couldn't sleep at night.
I was shaking, so I took a sip now and then.
- [scoffs] Here we go.
- No! It wasn't even nearly every night.
And I knew I had to stop.
And I hoped that, if I finally had the courage to face you and to know your girls, maybe I could find a little peace.
But it didn't work that way.
When I saw all that I had missed, how wonderful your girls were, it scared me even more.
I was scared you would send me away.
Of course.
My fault, right, Dad? - No, no.
- It's my fault again.
I'm a very flawed man, son.
And I always will be.
But that's not the end of the story.
When Daphne discovered me drinking, the look on her face God, it destroyed me.
That was it.
I haven't touched a drop since.
You expect me to believe that? When you found the bottle in my car, if you'd looked at it, you would have seen it was still sealed.
Never been opened.
I stopped.
Now I can't say I'll never drink.
But I will never be the man who hurt you again and I would never hurt those girls.
There she is.
Come on in.
Come on in, come on in.
Uh, where is everyone? Oh, well, they had to, um they had to pack it in.
Drink? You lured me here with a promise of a party.
It worked, didn't it? - You're shameless.
- Damn right I am.
Look at this.
Look at this, look at this.
You don't get that view from your room, do you, huh? Isn't that something? - Hey.
- Hey, yourself.
- [chuckles] - You're a married man, remember? Oh, come on.
It's a technicality at best.
Come on.
You want this.
I do? Yeah, just one night.
Nobody has to know.
- Hey - Oh, hush.
Brad, stop it! Come on, be a good girl.
Now come on.
- Brad - Stop.
- Don't - Oh, mother! Hey! Hold on! Hold on! Hold on! You're not going anywhere 'til I clarify something with you! Look, you knew what you were doing! You did! You were flirting with me! You were teasing me! You know, you know the rules! Now you and I have been playing a game that's been around as long as there've been powerful men and beautiful women.
You know, the man helps the woman and the woman helps the man.
There's an implicit contract.
So, look, you either hold up your end of the contract or you're in breach, all right? The choice is entirely up to you, honey.
You'll never work again.
For the sake of transparency.
I thought you should know.
I literally wanna die.
Now you don't wanna die, sweetheart.
I have to sing this song - I know.
- on national television! Honey, I understand, all right? You wanna solve this problem, you just gotta break it down into little bite-sized pieces, all right? What does that even mean? It means that you gotta figure out a way, whatever the song is, to make it yours.
This song is not me.
That's the problem.
- Okay.
- This song is not for you.
I know.
Yeah, well, that's exactly why Brad picked it.
But you're strong and brave.
And so damn talented, you're gonna be fine.
I've been trying that for two days.
I didn't get anywhere and I'm her father.
Well, I think we've identified the problem.
[chuckles] Okay, one almond milk chai latte with cinnamon.
Thank you.
So you wanna tell me what we're doing here? What do you mean? We're getting coffee.
Well, you don't get coffee.
Adults get coffee when they want to catch up and they haven't seen each other.
We see each other like every day.
I just I wanted to thank you.
For what? For having the courage to tell me the truth when no one else would, so Whoa.
What's that? Open it.
Whoa, these are like these are like professional grade.
These are No, these are too nice.
Not for a professional grade music producer.
Why do I get the feeling that this is like some sort of sad consolation prize? Please just take them.
- No.
- Please? I don't want the headphones.
I want you.
I just feel like you need someone who can put you at the center of their universe.
And I just don't think I can do that right now.
And what if I said that I want to take you just as you are? I would say you deserve so much more.
Let's go down to Walkertown Where the flatland start to rise Cut a stalk of that sweet stalk of cane Listen to the whippoorwills And watch the fireflies Wash ourselves In Carolina rain How's Juliette? I don't know.
She's in rare form.
Have you heard she's selling the house and moving to the country? My God.
That's crazy, right? Well, in spite of everything, she seems to have her head in the right place.
I agree she's different.
But she goes and does something impulsive like this and then I remember why I just can't be with her.
What is it? She's pregnant.
I wasn't supposed to say anything.
Oh, my God.
Before she left the last time, she said that you guys had been together.
She's she's pregnant? She said it was the only thing that gave her the strength to escape.
I gotta - Go.
- Yeah.
Hey, what are you doing here? How could you keep this from me? [sighs] I just wasn't ready yet.
Oh, I see.
And when was that gonna be? I mean, what was the plan exactly? Did you think you'd move to the country and have a baby without me noticing? Of course not.
It's just you're not my husband anymore.
So I wasn't sure I'm the father.
I think we're partners in that.
I think I deserve to know! And I was gonna tell you.
I just didn't want to influence you or how you felt.
Avery, I love you, but I don't want to trap you.
I want you to come up to me and say that you need me.
And you want to spend the rest of your life with me, not because you feel like you have to save me, or you're worried about me.
But because you're worried about yourself without me.
But you don't feel that way anymore.
And I will survive.
Broadcasting live from Music City Daphne! It’s the Grand Finale of "Nashville's Next" - country star - You look so beautiful.
Oh, that dress.
Okay, I literally feel like I'm gonna throw up.
I'm gonna take my seat.
We're ready for you now, Daphne.
- Good luck.
- Go get 'em! [applause] You know, this feels kind of unreal for me standing up here right now.
When I first dreamed this up, never in my wildest dreams did I imagine anything as exciting and heartfelt and dramatic as we've seen thus far.
But, look, y'all didn't come here to hear me talk today, right? Let's get the real talented people up here.
First contestant, here we go! Ladies and gentlemen, Jenny Leigh! [applause] Thanks.
Late in the 11th hour You came running, running, running Like a fool I just hope one of us beats her.
Anyway, I believe in you.
Never been safer playing with danger Can't help myself Can you tell all that matters Is that I mattered to you Whoa, I can't hold my breath any longer I've got to keep my head above the water It's either gonna be sink or swim And we're drowning Drowning in the shallow end And now, our third and final contestant, Daphne Conrad! [applause] Daphne! My dear sweet Daphne.
You've struggled a little bit this week with your song, didn't you? I had some troubles finding myself in it.
Uh-huh, but great artists, they're nothing if they're not adaptable.
- Am I right, Ilse? - You're always right, Brad.
Well, let's hear it then, shall we? Thank you.
You got a million shadows there, babe Dancing in your head calling out your name You got the battles, you got the scars And, oh, babe, you got heart You got the crack in the windshield view You got the curse of the full moon Whatever way Fate's gonna deal your cards Well, that's all right 'cause you got heart Fight and fire built up taking a beating But you gotta keep your head up high And wear it on your sleeve where everyone can see You got a light burning through the dark But, oh, babe, you got heart Yeah! [cheering] And the first ever "Nashville's Next" champion is Jenny Leigh! I'm sorry.
Baby, don't you do that.
Come here, sweetheart.
[crying] Hey, you listen to me.
You got up there, you stayed true to yourself and you sang your gorgeous heart out.
I call that being a winner, so good.
I'm so proud of you.
You okay, goodness me? It's so weird to think that I'm going back to normal life.
Okay, I'm sorry to say that, after that, your life's gonna be normal again.
Do you remember when you used to feel like I was going on some big adventure without you? I'm kind of feeling like that right now.
- No, you're not.
You're insane.
- Yes.
We'll see about that.
Thank you.
Oh, I didn't do anything.
Yes, you did, so thank you.
So you’re going on tour? Yeah, yeah, I'm actually pretty excited about it.
- That’s great.
- Yeah.
So when you get back, maybe we can write or something.
I’d like that, yeah.
- I’d like that too.
All right.
- Okay.
How was that talk? I have no idea what you’re talking about.
I would not be opposed to that.
- Oh, you wouldn't be opposed, eh? - I’m just saying.
She's so Let's just go home.
Just give me a Wow, what a crew! Well, don’t tell me y'all are forming a band.
Here’s what’s gonna happen, Brad.
I’m gonna offer you $15 million dollars and you are gonna sell me Shiny New Records before we walk out of here.
[chuckles] First of all, piss ant, I don't sell.
I buy.
And, second of all, that’s 5% of what this company's worth.
- Oh, I know.
- Oh, good.
Okay, then why don't y’all skedaddle.
Let me get back to my business.
Promise if we do that, this young woman is gonna feel the need to tell her story to the world.
I don’t think it's a story you want the world to hear.
No, I'm sure it’s not if I believe there's any truth to it.
But as it so happens, I can assure you it's complete and utter bull.
BRAD: Just one night.
Nobody has to know.
ALANAH: Brad, stop! BRAD: [grunts] Mother Hey! Hold on, hold on! You're not going anywhere 'til I clarify something with you.
Look, you knew what you were doing I can’t make out what that damn thing’s saying.
Can you? I certainly can’t tell if it’s me or not.
Well, lucky for me, I’m not the only one with a story.
I don’t even know some of them women! That’s funny because you sure paid them a lot of money to keep quiet.
And one more thing.
You're gonna grant me full custody of Jake.
Monster! Are you packing yourself? What is going on? Oh, my gosh, she’s so heavy.
I'm not gonna be able to carry you - Oh, here, I can take her.
- for very long.
I know, my goodness, look at you.
[door opens] Hey, you okay? Yeah.
Every time the door opens, I think maybe it's Maybe I’ll let you just take some time, you know? Yeah.
Okay, let’s get you cleaned up, yeah? A door closes They wouldn’t let me in But another door opens So I'm beginning again I count every step of these stairs So hard to get from here to there I'm coming up, you know that I'm free I'm free Got my head held up and the view is stunning With the hounds at my heels I just keep running My heart beats deep in my chest I won't look back and there’s no time to rest I'm coming up You know that I’m free I'm free I'm free from shackles Free from the chains Free from the heartache The struggles and the pain And I’m free I'm free Free You know how to do it.
That's a big suitcase for a short visit.
Juliette I need you.
And I want to spend the rest of my life with you.
And if you would Yes.
[chuckles] Daddy? Hi, sweetie.
Hi, sweetie.
Come here.
Come here.
You wanna go show Daddy all the animals? - Yeah.
- Let’s show him the goats.
I had it on this morning, I swear! Sweetie, I'm sure it's on the bus.
And they’ll find it, I promise, okay? Wait.
I took it off to wash my hands.
Look what I found.
Hey! Good girl.
- Everything all right? - It is now.
Save that for the wedding night, please? Dad? Don't freak out.
I wouldn't have These two are very insistent.
They are that.
I’ve been reading about each leg of your tour.
Dream come true for you, right? Been something else, yeah.
I'm proud of you.
Thank you.
Sorry, I gotta [sighs] Is this real? You bet your sweet ass, this is real, honey.
And I got the ring to prove it.
Oh, my gosh, I was just in the bathroom thinking about the first time I ever came here.
- And the place was such a God-awful mess.
- [chuckles] And I remember thinking, okay, actually this might be my favorite place on the planet with you.
[exhales] What? I just nothing that can't wait 'til after our wedding night Oh, no, no.
This is our wedding night.
I want to know every single thing that's happening in that brain of yours.
I'm thinking it's too good to be true.
- Oh, you are, are you? - Yeah.
I mean, how is it happened that all this stuff I done, all these things, all these regrets, they're just what? Gone? Not gone.
Exactly, which means it's still hanging around.
Just waiting to I don't know.
It's just It's like raindrops in a barrel.
And it's right at the top, all that pain.
And just one more raindrop and I know, honey, yes.
We've hurt each other.
We have our past.
Because sometimes once in your life, somebody gets into your bloodstream.
Doesn't matter how much you've failed each other.
We must choose each other.
And I choose you exactly the way you are.
And I'm gonna love you forever, forever and ever.
Deacon? Deacon? I'm sorry.
What? You okay? Yeah.
There's a pretty large group of people in the other room.
I'd say they're nice and ready to hear you play.
[sighs] Yeah.
[applause, cheering] Thank you! This has been unbelievable, I gotta tell you.
Seeing so many friendly faces here in this gorgeous Ryman Auditorium.
These last few months, all these cities we been playing, I been living a dream.
But I can promise you this.
Nothing compares to being right back here in the mother church of country music with all you people I love so much.
So thank you.
Each one of you has given me something or taught me a lesson or been there for me in a moment of need, and There's someone I want to mention right now, actually.
And a lot of y'all don't know him.
But this man has been a profound influence on my life and on my music.
Actually, if things had shaken out a little bit differently, he might have had a heck of a career his ownself, so Will you please welcome to the stage my father, Gideon Claybourne? That's my dad! Give him a guitar! Oh, Dad, I'm sorry.
Do you know this song? Son, I know all your songs.
Sitting here tonight By the firelight It reminds me I already have More than I should I don't need fame No one to know my name At the end of the day Lord, I pray I have a life that's good [cheering] Two arms around me Heaven to ground me And family that always calls me home Four wheels to get there Enough love to share And a sweet, sweet, sweet song At the end of the day Lord, I pray I have a life that's good I want to thank the City of Nashville, the beautiful people of Nashville, this incredible cast and crew, the family that we've made.
And may we all have a life that's good.
And that’s a wrap.