Hart of Dixie Review: Lessons from the Undead

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That sure was a random, roundabout way for Zoe to learn a lesson about forgiveness, wasn't it?

Starting with the fact that "The Undead and The Unsaid" was a quasi Halloween episode that aired a week after Halloween, a lot felt off about this episode of Hart of Dixie, probably my least favorite one of the season.

Wade and Zoe

First, regarding Leon Mercy, viewers were asked to suspend our disbelief like it was Dr. Conrad Murray's medical license. Everyone in town though he was dead... even though he was living just a couple miles outside of town?!? Hunting and fishing like many other residents frequently do?

And then it took the obvious advice of a stranger to convince Leon to return? And, once he did, very little fanfare was made out of it? In a town such a Bluebell, which is extraordinarily tight-knit and which celebrates pretty much every occasion with a giant party? I just didn't buy any of it.

I also wish we had known Magnolia even existed before she was made into a central plot point. I'm all for getting inside the Breeland household, as Lemon most definitely needs to be made into a multi-dimensional, sympathetic character. I just thought it all happened too quickly here, as we met Magnolia one second... she passed out the next... George then gave Brick and a speech and - presto! - everything (that we didn't even know was previously a problem) was fixed.

My final complaint, which I admit to making many times before: Lavon lamenting his relationship with Lemon. We've simply been told these two have a history, we've been shown no reason to understand why. They're two completely different characters. So let's all raise that same glass with George and Lavon and hope the past now remains a distant memory. Move on, you Mayoral former All-Pro.

On the plus side... why isn't Zoe just getting it on with Wade at this point? What's even the obstacle? Dude is hilarious (loved the scene where he pretended to be Zoe's boyfriend in front of her mom) and he doesn't look shabby without a shirt on, right, ladies? It's safe to say I'm on a Team Wade.

Zoe had her humorous moments, as well. I cracked up at the excuse that "MOM" was her Asian friend "WOW," along with her reaction to Addie and her husband running down all the possible animals she may have run over. Where am I?!?

Tht answer, of couse, is Bluebell, Alabama. But I can forgive Zoe for being a bit confused this week. The ghost tease really fell short as a storyline. I can only hope Hart of Dixie celebrate Thanksgiving and Flag Day in more convincing manners.


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Hart of Dixie Season 1 Episode 6 Quotes

This ain't driving Miss Zoe.


You are a certified crazy person, you know that? Historically, I found that hot, but I think I'm cured.


Hart of Dixie Season 1 Episode 6 Music

  Song Artist
The belle brigade my goodness My Goodness The Belle Brigade iTunes
Brooke annibale under streetlights Under Streetlights Brooke Annibale iTunes
Martinez and guthrie on and on On And On Martinez & Guthrie iTunes