As we saw on last week’s episode of ABC’s Nashville, Scarlett (Claire Bowen) is having a very difficult time handling the pressures of the music business and dealing with the fall-out from her romantic relationships with Gunnar (Sam Palladio), Avery (Jonathan Jackson), and feeling betrayed by her best friend, Zoey (Chaley Rose). The singer-songwriter thus began taking some “pills’” (thanks to her new record producer) to get her through and keep her going under the demand of show biz.
But as the story continues tonight on an all-new episode (Wed Feb 5th 10PMEST/PST), we see Scarlett take some more pills! So where is this all leading? TV Guide spoke to the uber-talented Claire Bowen to get some insight into Scarlett’s plight! Here are a few excerpts below!
Claire on Scarlett’s failed personal relationships: “She’s been treated like a doormat by so many people, and she has let it happen because she’s respected them and loved them. … I hope that she lets go of her need to please people. That’s something I’ve been through as well. Eventually, somebody breaks you and you’re like, ‘Oh … OK.’ And it’s not a selfish thing. It’s self-preservation, I think.”
Claire on where Scarlett’s relationship is headed with Avery (Jonathan Jackson) now that he seems to be transfixed by Juliette (Hayden Panettiere): “You can’t tell what’s going to happen in life. You’ve watched Avery’s]character develop into a much more level, stable, amicable person who’s a bit happier for other people now. And that’s the boy she fell in love with. … It’s just like, holy s—, there’s this boy that I fell in love with years and years ago. You’re back. Because he disappeared for a long time.”
Claire on the pressure Scarlett is having in her professional life that leads her to popping-pills: “I think she’s coming to the end of her tether, really. She didn’t anticipate any of this at all. … She didn’t have any grand ideas of being a performer. She just created things. So the whole thing, it’s a big rollercoaster for her.”
So, what do you think of the story turn where it looks like Scarlett will become dependent on pills? Who do you want Scarlett to end up with ….Gunnar, Avery or someone new? Do you think Scarlett can ever truly forgive Zoey for winning the heart of Gunnar? Weigh-in!