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Picking right back up from last week and Rayna’s police cruiser crash, everyone is in panic at the hospital mode. Rayna is being rushed to the ER and when she is recognized, one medic LITERALLY says “No time for autographs people!” I almost gave up on this show because of that line alone. I’m not entirely convinced I’m not.
Calls come in for Maddie (who is with Clay) and Scarlett (who is still in Damien’s bed) to get their asses to the hospital. Scar Scar is told the news from Gunnar, who says she needs to pick up Daphne from school choir practice and take her to the hospital.
Deacon first arrives at the hospital and Rayna has a shattered pelvis and hip, but no brain injuries with the exception of appearing on this show. Rayna is on morphine and Deacon is acting like she is on death’s door. Rayna doesn’t remember the crash, but does remember her stalker episode. Without a beat, she decides they need to write a song for their duets album.
Juliette hasn’t gotten the call yet about Rayna, but she is convinced she has a bone infection. She is on Web MD or some site like that. She probably thinks she has a testicle infection, too. Then, Avery, says something that we ALL know and SHOULD make him walk out the door and never return: “Honestly, Juliette, I love you, but you’re crazy.” That’s when they get the call about Rayna.
Clay drops Maddie off at the hospital and the paparazzi are already out front waiting to snap photos. Clay volunteers to hang around and wait. I like Clay, CMT. Why are you doing this to him? And by this, I mean Maddie.
Once Maddie rolls in, Scarlett and Daphne have arrived and they are ready to take Rayna into the operating room. Maddie begins having a panic attack and rushes to the bathroom. Scarlett follows. How long into this episode before Maddie makes it about her? Wow, 13 minutes into the broadcast and Maddie’s selfishness is oozing. She thinks it’s her fault her mother was in the accident. She claims it’s payback for all of the trouble she’s caused. I’ve got a better payback idea! Leaving the show for good!
Since Rayna will be in surgery for four hours, everyone is finding something to do. Daphne refuses to leave the hospital and Madds hops in the car with Clay to drive around. THIS would be a good time for another car accident. Anyway, while the others hang in the waiting room, Bucky, Gunnar and Will arrive. The doctor comes out and says everything is peachy and she should be able to go home in a few days.
Out of surgery, Rayna is remembering everything and she wants a cheeseburger. And oh poop! Guess what, ya’ll? Rayna won’t be able to make the CMT Music Awards. But, Bucky wanted to be SURE Rayna knew CMT sends their undying love and CMT also sends their get well wishes and CMT needs to ensure their name is mentioned in this speech several times. But CMT is taking a backseat because Rayna wants to write this song, so Scarlett scurries home to get Deacon’s guitar.
On the downtown pedestrian bridge, Maddie is babbling on about herself and her panic attack to Clay. They reach a great spot overlooking the Nashville skyline and recalls memories of Rayna. Clay admits he knew she was having a panic attack because his mother used to have them. His mom was so drug addled, she didn’t have much of a relationship with him. When Maddie gets the news Rayna is out of surgery and all is well, she just wants to walk around more with Clay- and talk about herself more, I assume.
About this time, Juliette and Avery arrive at the hospital and they are hounded by the fake Nashville paparazzi. When they get to Rayna’s floor, the nurse won’t allow Juliette in because she is under strict orders to allow no one in. Pulling one of her “Do you know who I am?” moves Juliette says something snotty and lumbers past the nursing station and into Rayna’s room. They have a little girl talk and when Ray Ray asks how Juliette is doing, Juliette replies with “I don’t want to talk about me right now.” Rayna replies with “But, you’re so much better at it than I am.” I LOVE Rayna on morphine. #TEAMRAYNAONMORPHINE ANYWAY, Rayna says she noticed Juliette has changed.
Back at Clay’s place, it dawns on Maddie about what a horrible, spoiled brat she is especially with all of the hell she has put her mother through. When she calls herself selfish, Clay interrupts her. No, Clay, let her go on. It’s time this brat had a REAL realization. She is absolutely terrible.
The next morning, Deacon arrives at the hospital and he brings Ray smoothies and a cheeseburger. Daphne has ran off to pout because Rayna and Deacon want her to perform in her choir concert that night, but she doesn’t want to leave her mama’s side. So, that beacon of wisdom, Scarlett, goes to talk to her. When Scar Scar obviously isn’t helping she texts Maddie to come help. Yes, Maddie blubbering about herself for another hour should be a great help.
At the doctor’s office, they have found an irregularity in one of Juliette’s leg bones. While they’re at it, they should check for one in her psyche. Juliette is convinced it’s cancer, but the doctor (who is also Rayna’s doctor) wants to do an MRI. The doc goes on to say her pain might be psychological. Wow, doc, ya think?!?
In the hospital cafeteria, Gunnar tries to talk to Scarlett. He’s an emotional wreck and tells her he will do anything to win her back. So, now, he’s the desperate, insecure one? You don’t turn into Scarlett overnight, Gunn Gunn. That takes time and a very bad Mississippi accent.
In her cuckoo, happy drug state, Rayna is seeing her mother sitting at her bedside. Her mom says the stereotypical “I’m proud of you and I miss you” rigmarole. Then, Rayna goes into trying to find a tag for the song she’s writing with Deacon. Her mom then suggests maybe the song is already finished. Deacon arrives in time to snap her out of her daydream. He gets all concerned when she mentions her mother was just there. He relays this info to Scarlett and the doctor interrupts them and says she is cognitively okay. Apparently, visions like this are normal when you’re hopped up on happy pills.
Now, it’s time for Scarlett to go in and talk to Rayna one on one. When Rayna asks about Damien, Scarlett say she is intrigued by him, but Gunnar is miserable. Rayna says that it’s not up to what Gunnar or Damien want. It’s about what Scarlett wants and what makes her happy. Scarlett can never be happy or else she wouldn’t be on this show.
Daphne is wrapped around Rayna and Ray Ray is trying to talk her into going to the choir concert. Then, Rayna gets teary eyed talking about how much Deacon loves her even though he isn’t her biological dad. When Daph makes her way to the waiting room, her entire school choir is there. They decided to bring the concert to Daphne so she could participate and Rayna could hear. Oh- and it was Flynn’s idea. Ya know, her crush?
As we hear the choir performing “To Make You Feel My Love,” for Rayna, we see Juliette getting her MRI. Then, Rayna start to look uncomfortable and her hospital machines start going off. A nurse yells for a doctor as they shuffle the kids out of the hospital room. Someone calls for a crash cart and in the meantime, Maddie and Clay are stuck in Predators traffic downtown. She hops out of the car and decides to hoof it to the hospital.
Rayna is being rushed into another surgery because her kidneys are shutting down. This sometimes happens with the types of injuries Rayna has and it is life threatening.
Now in intensive care, Rayna isn’t sure what has happened to her. Rayna tells Deacon to be strong for Maddie and Daphne. He promises her and hospital staff make him leave, but not before they say they love one another. Then she says she’s sorry.
Back in Juliette world, her leg is fine, according to the meeting with her doctor. Then, her doctor is pulled from their meeting because of Rayna, who is crashing in the ICU. Juliette knows who she is talking about and races to Rayna’s side of the hospital. She stops halfway, hands her crutches to Avery, and limps the rest of the way. Juliette arrives to learn it’s not good.
Doctors tell Deacon that Rayna’s organs are shutting down and she is being kept alive by machines. Daphne, Scarlett, Bucky and Gunnar are all in tears as Deacon does his best to console Daph. Maddie finally arrives and it’s a boo hoo fest.
A little later, Deacon, Maddie and Daph sit at her bedside, trying to figure out how to say goodbye when Madds starts singing and Daph and Deacon join in. Rayna has a quick moment of lucidity and then flatlines as they all cry and Rayna dies.
Wow. Yeah. So, Connie Britton leaving the show was true.
I’m going to need a moment. And a drink. And directions to Deacon’s house.
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For those with a thirst to celebrate, Red Bull Unlocked is the key. In city after city, the most exciting bars, clubs, mixologists, performing artists, and more take over a local landmark building to showcase their signature ambiance while also collaborating for a must-see mashup. And now it's Music City’s turn to seize the spotlight, as the event brings 10 bars together in East Nashville’s Five Points neighborhood.
Fueled by the best of Nashville’s thriving music scene, Red Bull Unlocked has curated an eclectic night of show-stopping entertainment performances including a pop-up Whiskey Jam show, DJ sets, musicians, and more. The full lineup is here:
- Whiskey Jam (feat. Dozzi, Willie Shaw, and Johnny Hayes)
- A.B. Eastwood
- Daisha / Rap Girl
- Boom Bap (DJ Collective feat. DJ-Rate, Case Bloom)
- Whiskey Disco (DJ Collective feat. Coach, Jim O'Shea)
- Old Crow Medicine Show’s Jerry Pentercost (DJ Set)
- DJ Stretch
- DJ Griffin Green
- The Play Mates (Drag Show feat. Sasha, Vanity, Deception, Aura Mayari, Corlis Todd, and Carmin Triple C)
Counting down to the epic celebration, Daisha shares, “I never thought I’d have the opportunity to perform in so many of Nashville’s top spots all in the same night. Fans can expect a lot of bops and high energy. I want people to dance and have a good time.”
Ward Guenther, Whiskey Jam Founder, adds, “Red Bull has been enjoyed at Whiskey Jam since the very first night, so it's only fitting Whiskey Jam is enjoyed at Nashville's first Red Bull Unlocked. Looking forward to this!”
Red Bull Unlocked Istanbul
Photo courtesy of Red Bull
Local favorites including Pearl Diver, Tin Roof, Lipstick Lounge, White Limozeen, and more will join forces for one epic night. Full list of bars and partners below:
- The Dive Motel
- Lipstick Lounge
- Pearl Diver
- Play Dance Bar
- Rosemary & Beauty Queen
- The Stage
- Tin Roof
- Whiskey Jam
- White Limozeen
- Woolworth Theatre – Opening Fall 2022!
- Eleven Eleven - Opening 2023!
Date: August 21, 2022
Time: 6 PM – 11PM CT
Location: 1102 Forrest Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Entrance: Ticked event
Rumble Boxing, the boxing-inspired group fitness studio, opened its doors for the first time in Nashville on June 20 at 609 Overton St, Nashville, TN. The hottest workout on the block is hosting its official grand opening from August 4th-7th with daily classes, membership specials, and prizes from local vendors. The new Rumble Boxing studio is currently offering a buy one class, get one free promotion for the Nashville community.
Rumble Boxing delivers 45-minute, 10-round, strength and conditioning group workouts, crafted around teardrop-style aqua boxing bags and high-intensity strength training circuits. This brings all fitness levels together to experience what Rumble is known for: combining the sweet science of boxing with high energy and positive vibes.
Rumble Boxing Fitness Studio
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
This boutique fitness brand offers serious benefits like increased stamina and strength, with cardio that’s actually fun. The seasoned trainers at the new studio are thrilled to serve their local community while offering this fun, new modern approach to boxing and welcome members of all fitness levels to the Rumble family.
The new Rumble Boxing studio is owned and operated by Blake Baskin and Antonio Compton. With their background in the fitness industry, this dynamic duo is excited to bring their passion for boxing and group fitness to Nashville. As business and life partners, Blake and Antonio aim to create a strong community within their new Rumble Boxing studio and share their message of non-apologetic inclusivity.
Black and Gay-Owned Business
Rumble Boxing Store with Dolly Parton Mural
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
“We own who we are, and this brand aligns with that perfectly,” said Antonio. “This is what we want to create and bring to this community: a fitness class that is designed for anyone and a place for people to be who they are. As a Black and gay-owned business, we want to help lower the division we see in the world right now. Our goal is to bring people together through Rumble, set everything aside, and have fun.”
To echo their message of acceptance and inclusion, Blake and Antonio commissioned a local Nashville artist to paint an 11 X 6-ft. mural of Nashville icon and philanthropist, Dolly Parton. The massive portrait features the country star in Rumble Boxing gear in the lobby of the studio.
The excitement and buzz around Rumble allowed Blake and Antonio to recruit top-tier trainers to head up the new studio, including Head Trainer Oronde Jones, a well-known celebrity trainer in the Nashville market.
Rumble Boxing Fitness Studio
Photo courtesy of Rumble Boxing Gulch Nashville
“Compared to other fitness classes, Rumble is a class you can truly get lost in for 45 minutes. With the dark room, you don’t have to worry if anyone is paying attention to you. The music is awesome and inspiring, and the beat drops right when you need it the most. Also, with boxing being a sport you can never truly master, you’re always improving and crafting your skill. On the floor, you’re consistently doing something new, which prevents you from ever hitting a plateau.” Said Oronde Jones about his favorite part of Rumble.
Rumble has massive brand loyalty and widespread appeal, partly thanks to attracting top names like Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, Jason Derulo, David Beckham, and Kevin Hart to its studios.
About Rumble Boxing
Founded in New York City in 2017, Rumble is a group fitness concept delivering a mix (or combination) of boxing-inspired circuits and the transformative power of resistance training. Pro and amateur fighters glove up together, no matter their fitness level or skill, to reveal their inner fighter. The experience is a 45-minute, 10-round, full-body cardio and strength workout crafted around specially designed water-filled, teardrop-style boxing bags. Rumble was founded by Noah Neiman (former Barry’s Bootcamp Master Trainer, and cast member of Bravo’s Work Out New York), Eugene Remm (Co-Founder of Catch Hospitality Group (Catch Restaurants, CATCH STEAK, Lexington Brass), Andy Stenzler (Co-Founder Cosí, Kidville), and Anthony DiMarco (13-time IRONMAN, former Managing Director, Google).
Who would have thought that we would have to get through a pandemic in order to appreciate the small things we have, such as the ability to simply pack our bags and hit the road?
For two years, there’s been nothing left for us travel junkies to do but sit at home and try to find new destinations that we will conquer once we defeat what appears to be the biggest villain of the 21st century. But once that happens, hold your bags tight because we will be up for some of the most interesting travel experiences. Take a look at some ideas for your post-COVID traveling plans:
A Gay Cruise
One of the best options to have in mind when all of this passes is a good, nice and long (pun intended) gay cruise. Or cruise in general, for that matter. Bear in mind, social distancing will still be a thing in the post-COVID world. But COVID-19 likely doesn’t mean that cruises will cease to exist. On the contrary, though cruise ships will probably keep the number of passengers smaller than before, it is believed that they will become an even bigger hit in the following period, especially because they are all going to go a lot more environmentally-friendly. On the bright side, is there any better way of celebrating the end of the pandemic than by cruising around some magnificent seas, stopping by at great cities and having romantic dinner nights at nice restaurants?
A getaway in nature
On the other hand, there is always the option of stepping away from the hustle and bustle of large cities, and spending some time in a place that’s not only healthy, but also beautiful. Some of the destinations that plenty of people will look for are the ones that can cater for both peace of mind and amazing things to see or do. One such destination is New Zealand, one of the greenest countries on Earth right now. Not only will you be visiting the magnificent country that gave us the beautiful Shire from Lord of the Rings; this is also a destination that’s excellent for everyone who prefers relaxing to partying. If you’re up for some partying, you will be able to hit Auckland, while if you’re for something calmer, there’s plenty of amazing places that you can see and visit.
Dancing Around at Pride
Pride parades are also events that you want to have in mind for the post-COVID world. Such events have always been quite important, but it seems that they are now more important than ever. The virus has canceled more than 75 Pride parades all around the world, which is one of the reasons why we must support the ones that will see the light of day once the pandemic stops. Truth be told, the upcoming Prides will perhaps be the best Prides ever organized. Give the gays a couple of weeks of quarantine, then let them outside and see what kind of party they are able to throw!
A road trip
If you’re, as well, waiting for the day to wake up and say “long gone are the days when we were not allowed to go wherever we wanted?”, and if staying at one place gave you a lot to think about, then your first post-COVID travel experience should definitely be a nice road trip. You can practically choose which country you want to tour, and you can either take your own car (you have probably missed it so much), or rent one at your destination. Australia is an amazing country for this, though, as it offers the possibility of seeing the Great Ocean Road, which is an amazing thing to see and experience. On the other hand, if you do not want or cannot leave your country, you can also choose to go on a domestic road trip – there are amazing things to see in your vicinity as well.
Holiday for a single guy
If you’re single, or you’re traveling someplace with another single friend, then you should definitely organize a nice vacation for yourself or for you and your single friend, and hit one of the best European cities. Europe has been greatly affected by the virus, which means that now it’s time to pay it back and get it back on its feet by traveling there and seeing all the amazing things it offers. Any city you choose in Europe – you will not make a mistake. Apart from being able to see great landmarks, you will also have the chance to have a drink at great gay clubs and pubs, and join unforgettable gay parties. And if the gay scenery is not your forte, worry not, as Europe indeed has to offer so many different and magnificent things.