Most of the cast wound up in the same place on the latest "Nashville," and that never happens. It all came together because Juliette planned a surprise birthday party for Deacon. Juliette roped Deacon's niece Scarlett into luring him to the venue. She even promised Scarlett that she and Gunnar could perform -- then almost regretted it when she learned how good they are.
Juliette allowed her mother to be a part of the festivities as well, despite the fact that she was fresh out of rehab. Unfortunately, the temptation proved too much for Jolene, who relapsed with alcohol. That meant Juliette had to escort her home and she didn't get to perform for Deacon. She also missed Rayna's heartfelt performance for him.
Jolene was seeing a counselor in the home to help her with her recovery. He arrived to check on her and once again tried to get Juliette to talk to him. This time, she actually did. She related the story of her ninth birthday. Her mother had actually rented out a place to have the party, but had to cancel it when she blew all their money on drugs and alcohol.
When Juliette found her passed out in the house having just started a small fire with her cigarette, she admitted she wished her mother would die. "Can you help us?" she asked the counselor. Has Juliette ever been vulnerable and asked anyone for help as genuinely and honestly as that?
Buddy TV hopes the two can make it through this together. Jolene apologizing for ruining that early birthday is a good start. TV Line said the relapse could motivate Juliette to finally get involved in Jolene's recovery process.
The drama continues on "Nashville," Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on NBC.
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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated that Rayna convinced Scarlett to lure Deacon to his surprise birthday party when it was Juliette who asked her. This has been corrected.