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Hart of Dixie Review: Just A Kiss Goodnight

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Although tonight’s Hart of Dixie episode is titled "Heart to Hart", the most significant development had nothing to do with Zoe and her Dad, Ethan.

No, the biggest revelation had to do with a drunk Lavon finally giving into his inhibitions and the emotions he’s been harboring for Lemon and giving her the smallest of pecks.

With George catching them.

Zoe and Her Dad

Can I just say finally? We’ve been waiting and waiting for something to finally move forward between them after months and months of whispering and do-nothings.

I’ve been critical of Lemon and Lavon in the past for not showing any sort of chemistry, yet it’s something we’re being forced to think they have, but tonight I finally bought it. The two of them absolutely clicked in that small moment.

Plus, I can’t wait for George’s reaction. We’ve begun to see his anger at the things Lemon does begin to bubble up more and more, especially as Zoe’s feelings for him escalated. I’m glad he’s begun to take off his rose colored glasses with Lemon and her constant manipulation and scheming.

Lemon is so focused on pushing and shoving Zoe out of George’s path that she’s going to end up pushing George right towards her. Lemon is getting very, very old, and it seems the only way she might ever see the consequences of her actions is to hit rock bottom.

Ethan and Zoe were mostly awkward as they weren’t sure where or even if they should restart their relationship, but all of it began to come together as Zoe poured her heart out to him and Ethan stepped back into his protective father role as he grilled George.

That scene between Ethan and George was absolutely fantastic. Ethan is giving George the “what are you intentions with my daughter” speech and George is caught off guard over it. As the conversation builds and goes on you can begin to see the flashes of realization on George’s face as he realizes what Ethan is talking about, and maybe even his own growing feelings for Zoe.

Finally, there’s Wade. The poor guy just hasn’t really had much of a direction for the entire series other than having growing feelings for Zoe.

While I love the scenes the two of them share, it’s time we begin to see what his goals and dreams are that do not involve Zoe. Kudos to Lavon for putting the idea in his head that he can use the skills he thinks aren’t worth much to do something with, and make a living out of it.

All in all, tonight’s Hart of Dixie really sets the ball rolling for the rest of the season, and I can’t wait to see how it all plays out.

Other thoughts:

  • I wish Ethan called Zoe “darlin’” at least once in honor of Chuck.
  • Did tonight change your thoughts at all about Team Wade or Team George?
  • I would love an episode that really put some focus on Addie. Maybe for season two? Get on that CW.
  • That was one hardcore cold face.

Review

Editor Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.3 / 5.0 (111 Votes)

Nick McHatton is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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George and Zoe are perfect for each other.

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Definitely team George all the way!!! Love love love zoe ang george together :) love this episode.

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looks like I am in a minority here but I am team George all the way!!! I just Love scott porter....the scene between george and Zoe's dad and the look on George was just ADORABLE!!!! I really hope george is the one for Zoe in the long run...however i do not hate wade...I actually quite like the guy hope they find someone fun for him who actually likes him back!! Loved the last episode!!

Sarah silva

I am still team Wade. As long as Zoe and Wade stop doing childish pranks to each other I will be happy.
I liked this episode. The last scene with Zoe and Ethan was super sweet.
I knew George would catch Lavon and Lemon, however I think he will say he was blinded by they headlights and it he is not 100% sure it was Lemon and I think Zoe will lie to George and say he was probably right and it was not Lemon as she does not want the one to break his heart, as she told that to Lemon.
I love Wade and I hope he opens up his own bar, he should find the money his dad has burried all over the yard and then open a bar. I hope that is what happens.

Adriannanavid

As for Team George vs. Team Wade: I'm team Wade all the way, but I'm open to the idea of Team George FOR NOW, until Wade turns into the man, he thinks is good enough for Zoe -Plus, I'm really starting to like George in general, the way he bashed Lemon and later suspected her for scheeming was a good development for his character. ;D
Another thing: How AWESOME does next ep. look!? Zoe joining Lemon's bachelorette party with strippers and a bear involved? Priceless! Can't wait! I'm so exited that HoD is BACK!

Adriannanavid

All the scenes with Zoe's father were interesting, and him coming to Bluebell really changed some things (which it should!) and I'm glad that Zoe finally got everything off her chest to her estranged father, it was really moving.
I'm beginning to hate Lemon and her little minion-doll more and more -they'r FAKE, they aren't REAL people (the writers should really try starting on those 2 character's 3rd dimension! I mean COME ON: how can Lemon NOT put off scheeming for ONE DAY, when her fiance's father is in the hospital!? Even Blair from Gossip Girl did that now and again= she's human and not cold-blooded and selfcentered to the core!)
I liked George's little talk with Ethan, and how he discovered Levon and Lemon, it felt very natural and not forced (which these discoveries usually are in TV-shows, *cough*, Gossip Girl, *cough, cough*) so that was nice.
Also: I liked that Levon helped Wade see his potential (love their friendship) and how he gave his good drink to Zoe in the end ;D
As for Team George vs. Team Wade: I'm team Wade all the way, but I'm open to the idea of Team George FOR NOW, until Wade turns into the man, he thinks is good enough for Zoe -Plus, I'm really starting to like George in general, the way he bashed Lemon and later suspected her for scheeming was a good development for his character. ;D
Another thing: How AWESOME does next ep. look!? Zoe joining Lemon's bachelorette party with strippers and a bear involved? Priceless! Can't wait! I'm so exited that HoD is BACK!

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Also, I will always be Team Wade. The guy deserves happiness but a part of me wonders if he belongs with Zoe. I question whether Zoe deserves Wade at this point since the writers are pushing her more towards George. I was glad to see that Wade finally found a goal this episode to perhaps start his own bar. If this show is renewed and lasts long enough to come to a satisfying ending, I'd love to see Wade spread his wings and leave Bluebell. Perhaps start a successful bar in Mobile or go to another large Southern city like Atlanta or Austin. I can see Lemon, Levon, and George remaining in Bluebell forever. Wade though has the most potential for growth on this show and I am looking forward to seeing him do that with or without Zoe. The guy is too likable not to root for his success in both his career and his love life.

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Agreeing with a lot of the comments here. Even though the writers have made a lot of mistakes in its first season, I hope the show is renewed for a second season. I see Hart of Dixie building a loyal audience who would watch the show for another several seasons at least. I really looked forward to this episode after a long break and for the most part I was satisfied. I still don't get the chemistry between Lavon and Lemon. As I said in previous posts, their relationship is there for the sake of breaking up Lemon with George and driving him into Zoe's arms. That is all! I hope Lavon comes to his senses and figures out that he can do so much better than Lemon who is incredibly unlikable and hasn't appeared to have grown as a character at all this season.

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Well it looks like I'm not in the minority on last night's episode. One other thing. Sometimes I think they should have named this show Lemon of Dixie instead of Hart of Dixie. To me all I ever see is Lemon and never enough Zoe. It's as if Rachel is a guest star on her own show! WTF! Could we please have MORE Zoe and LESS Lemon. I was hoping they would've gotten better through the season, but here we are toward the end & sadly it looks like it will only get worse because of this "so-called affair." @cindylou- I completely agree with you. I would love to see them give Wade more of a story. If he's going to open his own bar, great! I'd love to see it. The only thing that has me looking forward to next weeks episode is Justin Hartley.

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Other than the handful of those interested in the George/Zoe storyline; I have to say I'm definitely with everyone else on this. Last night's episode was nothing great. There's a clear chemistry/excitement/cute/fun factor to the Wade and Zoe pairing and prior to the mid-season break I thought this show was going to be about a fantastic, oddly cute couple, from two different backgrounds, seeing if this could work. Small town gossip, weird annual events, meeting each other's families, cute relationship moments and relationship quarrels but still being great for each other and entertaining for us. However, it's turned into a predictable love triangle/circle with recycled plot lines. Good shows have you looking forward to next week but there's nothing I can think of that's truly interesting happening next week. Maybe they'll get some new writers in? Hopefully... :/

Hart of Dixie Season 1 Episode 17 Quotes

You want me at your wedding, almost as much as I want to go to your wedding.

Zoe

But then I realized that it wasn't fair of me to pour all of my bitterness and resentment into one parent.

Zoe

Hart of Dixie Season 1 Episode 17 Music

  Song Artist
Susanna Susanna Trickbag iTunes
Lady antebellum just a kiss Just A Kiss Lady Antebellum iTunes
Preachers sons poison oak Poison Oak Preacher's Sons iTunes
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