Well I'm loving Nashville, definitely my new favourite show, even - gulp - edging out Revenge. Love all the characters, and don't mind the pile up of SLs this early because it just makes it more interesting, and offers different stories depending on which characters and plots interest you most.
No problem with the shoplifting story. We've already seen Juliette don her hat and go out on her own without her entourage - given the mother and apparent lack of other family, she's likely felt like she's been on her own for a good part of her young life, and might find all the attention from fans and everyone fawning over her suffocating at times, and thus the need to escape it from time to time and be anonymous and alone. Too bad she's about to find out she can't do that anymore. As for the shoplifting - classic cry for help, makes perfect sense with this character.
Also seeing the classic All About Eve continuum developing down the road, only Scarlett's version of Phoebe is far more threatening because she's the real deal.
And I LOVE the music!!