It seemed like everything shifted just a little bit in “I’ve Been Down That Road Before,” this week’s episode of Nashville. Relationships changed, lines were crossed, careers found a new focus, and Avery got punched in the face. It was awesome.
Let’s start with Juliette. Still out on tour with Rayna and Deacon, Juliette took a good hard look at her entourage of makeup artists, backup dancers and caterers and suddenly realized she wanted to be taken seriously as an artist, not a performing monkey in silver-fringed ankle boots. Going against her manager’s advice, she took to the stage in jeans and played a ballad she wrote with Deacon. Some of her fans hated it and she nearly lost herself in the backlash until she realized a lot more of her fans loved it.