Tom Hanks brings hilarious energy to SNL’s last episode before a Halloween break.
Still here. Get used to it.
SNL is a bit off when it comes to topical sketches this week, but shines when Emily Blunt gets weird.
The Exes and Autumn continue their tour following a two week break. Scarlett frets about reuniting with Gunnar, knowing she must declare her true feelings for him.1 He greets her backstage, saying he has something to discuss. Before he can say anything, she says she’s in love with him. Autumn waltzes in that very second and says, “Oh good, you’ve talked,” drapes her arm around Gunnar and says to Scarlett, “I really hope this isn’t gonna make things weird at all around here.” OOF. Rayna, Deacon and Daphne are in New York City for that fundraiser thingie in honor of [Read more…]
Luke continues his anti-homophobia crusade but now critics wonder why his gay artist is keeping quiet. So Mr. Wheeler invites Will to appear in a joint radio interview. But then Luke gets called to Fort Benning after Colt is injured and an ambivalent Will must interview solo. Rayna and Deacon see a marriage counselor. Juliette and Noah shack up at her house (post hook-up) so they can see if they actually like each other. Avery and Layla look forward to a perfect night following their Bluebird show, but he’s too worried/jealous about Cadence/Juliette/Noah to really enjoy the moment. During Autumn [Read more…]
A couple important notes… First, my apologies for missing the May 4th episode. I was traveling with a 4 year old and since maaaaybe five people are reading these recaps, it didn’t seem worth stressing over something I’m doing mainly for my own pleasure. Nevertheless, I don’t like half-assing anything and WOW, what an episode it was. Not being able to dish on Maddie’s shady emancipation hearing or Deacon’s tragic response — not to mention the Exes’ train wreck of a Rolling Stone interview — is something I surely regret. But that’s nothing compared to my sense of mourning ever [Read more…]
Rayna and Deacon hire a lawyer to deal with Maddie’s emancipation bid, then learn jailbird Teddy is the only dad allowed to chime in on the proceedings. Rayna pays her ex-husband a prison visit and is shocked to discover he’s actually taking Maddie’s request seriously. But once Teddy learns his shady deal with Edgehill1 is item #2 on Maddie’s shit list, he realizes he’s gonna have to back his ex-wife up on this one.2 Meanwhile, Daphne keeps texting Maddie, because they’re supposed to perform at Rayna’s next Grand Ole Opry gig and also she’s HEARTBROKEN over her big sister’s plan [Read more…]
Rayna comes home from Dallas to find her first born has run away from home. Apparently Maddie was so freaked out by Deacon’s rage fit at the shady night club that she had to book. She texts Rayna to say she’s safe, but doesn’t divulge her specific location. Naturally, they assume she’s shacking up at Cash’s house, which becomes the scene of much family drama. Avery is ambivalent about accepting Layla’s invitation to be her bandleader on Luke’s tour, because he doesn’t want to deprive Juliette of any Cadence time. But when he and Jules share a moment of romantic [Read more…]
The Exes join Autumn Chase on tour. Fangirl Scarlett’s still in awe of her idol, until Autumn abruptly fires a guitar tech in front of everyone at the their first tour meeting. Then, Autumn invites Gunnar and Scarlett to dine with her before the show, and interpersonal dynamics get really weird, really fast. Juliette’s dying to get back to work but doesn’t know how to negotiate deals without her former manager Glenn. In her “new Jules” style, she politely and professionally asks him to work for her again1 and he refuses. When ex-husband Avery hears about this, he encourages her [Read more…]
She’s here, she’s finally here!!!1 After another successful mommy/daughter date with Baby Cadence, Juliette is officially ready to check out of treatment. Immediately upon returning home, she’s offered a plum role in a Steven Spielberg film. This will mean two weeks away from her daughter. But that’s only six visitation hours total. Would Avery be willing to allow her more time with the kid if she turns down the role? Awkward can o’ worms opening in three, two… Frankie doesn’t invite Deacon to his 15 years sober AA celebration2 and D-man rightly assumes his business partner still resents him for [Read more…]
For an SNL hosted by Russell Crowe, the show felt…light…on his actual appearance. Margo Price is the musical guest.