Every road we take in life leads us somewhere. I think sometimes we are all wondering what road is right and what road is wrong. But even as we journey down the roads that we are on they are forever changing.
Circumstances can make the right road wrong and the wrong road right. It just is always changing.
Bailey is on her road – the road that is leading to her dreams and it hasn’t been an easy one for her. But who knew that rolling up on a ranch and getting a job as a nanny would lead to a twelve year old manager that would set her on a road to achieving her dreams.
The kids want to be supportive of Bailey. They can’t imagine a life without her. She’s become such a part of who they are. But they want to support her. They want her to know that they want the best for her.
But when Cassidy reminds them that they are celebrating her leaving – because she will leave once she gets a record contract and goes out on tour. When they see her they hug and love on her. When Beau comes down – Chloe looks at him and says that they are going to be orphans.
It’s time for Bailey to leave and Cassidy says that she’s not coming. Bailey doesn’t want to leave without talking to her, but Beau tells her to go. He will make sure that Cassidy is there.
Cassidy has gone through a lot and I can’t even imagine the pain that she feels. It’s a lot to go through. She’s let down her guard and let Bailey in. So letting go of Bailey in any way feels like she’s loosing everything again.
When everyone arrives at the event there is a lot going on. Boone is there networking. Bailey is so excited over her dressing room. She’s nervous, but she feels like everything is falling into place.
The problem with things falling into place is that things can always fall apart.
The family arrives and Cassidy is there. Beau had to tell Cassidy that she’d be grounded if she didn’t show up. Summer is already there and looks like she is going to church. Brody notices that Jo is there and he becomes a wreck with words as he does every time a girl is around.
Jo is clueless and doesn’t get that Brody likes her. She’s apologizing for not being around and understands why he didn’t come around. She figures it was weird and he needed to take his brothers side.
And sure, it was weird. But Jo, open your eyes.
Bailey is getting ready and along with Boone, they are watching the video that the competition made. The kids – they love her. They can’t imagine a life without her and you can see by the look on her face that she knows that they are family. And then there is Boone on the video. He talks about how from time to time he would drive out to the ranch and wanted to go and talk to Bailey, but would drive away. He didn’t comes see her cause he couldn’t give her the moon. She can’t believe how much time that they wasted.
Boone has a phone call and Bailey goes to get changed. Meanwhile the kids are out enjoying themselves. Tucker is looking for Maria, but realizes she doesn’t really like him. He ends up talking to Brody and tells his brother that he should realize that he didn’t get rejected by Jo. The reality is that Jo probably didn’t know he liked her – because Brody never told her.
And when Jo approaches, Brody runs. He doesn’t know what to say. Everything is complicated.
But that’s the way it is with all the men in this family. Summer is looking at Beau all weird cause he’s still wearing the ring. Tucker spills to Jo that Brody likes her. And Tucker, he’s still chasing anything he can.
But everything is about to change. These kids and this family will be put in a position where they have to make choices, but that’s what they’ve always been doing. And Bailey, she’s a member of this family too.
Shit is about to get really difficult.
Beau and Cassidy are dancing and he’s trying to help her through. Cassidy doesn’t want to lose Bailey and doesn’t understand why everyone always leaves. She thought that they made Bailey happy. Beau does what he can do to make her understand, but tells her that sometimes you have to let people go so that they can follow their dreams.
The hardest part of life is learning how to let go. And that’s literally the most relatable thing that I have heard on this show.
Summer has gone to Bailey’s dressing room to use the bathroom and she overhears Boone and Bailey fighting. Boone has made a choice, he got a call that Keith Urban’s tour wanted him on it. Bailey is not understanding what is happening and he feels like he can still be with her and do this. But the thing is, Bailey’s already given up everything for him – so what is she supposed to do now.
She trusted him and let him back in. And she couldn’t believe he was considering this. But he tells her that he’s not considering it – he’s already said yes. She tells him to go.
Summer runs to tell Beau what happened. He instantly runs to help Bailey. And honestly, this is what i am waiting for. I know that it’d be a long time until Bailey and Beau got together, if they even did. But I love seeing him let his walls down a bit and letting himself be there for her.
Beau tries to comfort her, but she tells him over and over again, that she can’t do it. She can’t perform. She needs Dylan to tell the producers that she can’t do it. And he hesitantly tells her okay.
When he tells Dylan, he goes into manager mode. But Beau explains to him that it is bigger than he knows. Her heart is broken and at his age, he may not get it. But it’s how she feels.
But this family – they always have a plan. They aren’t going to let Bailey give up.
When Bailey comes out to leave, she’s called to the stage. The kids are up there, ready to support and get her through it. She’s staring at them, unsure of what to do, because she doesn’t think she can do it. But Cassidy tells her that she’s not going to let her give up on her dream because of a broken heart and when Bailey says that’s not it – Cassidy reminds her that it’s not about hers. Cassidy knows how hard it is to watch someone leave.
But these kids are going to help her leave if it does the one thing that they want for her. If it makes her happy and her dreams come true they are all in.
When Bailey takes the stage, she can’t manage to sing. But the kids start it for her and I admit that my cold ass heart teared up and smiled.
They sing Rascal Flatt’s and I have to say it is one of the best performances I have ever seen from Katherine McPhee. She really was moving.
Look, I didn’t like Country Comfort for the first 8 episodes, but the last two were good. The road may have been broken, but we got there.
Country Comfort is streaming now on Netflix.