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Hart of Dixie Review: Run Right Back to You

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This is the Hart of Dixie I’ve been waiting for.

Major Kiss Alert!

The process didn’t happen overnight – my feelings were certainly frayed at times over the pace – but in the end "The Big Day" finally played Dixie’s best card: the love triangle.

Now the fun can begin.

Now we get to watch Zoe teeter between two different guys, and witness each of their personalities come shining through. Now we can watch Wade and George begin trying to one up each other trying to win Zoe’s heart. Now we can watch Zoe finally begin falling in love.

Plus, the love triangle finally frees up some characters in desperate need of finding themselves: Lavon and Lemon. Lavon is stuck in this limbo that he hasn’t gotten over yet, as much as he likes to believe he has, and Lemon is so infatuated with the idea of marriage and its spoils that she was rushing things for all the wrong reasons.

In fact, we finally saw Lemon open up a little bit tonight as she discussed her mistakes, albeit vaguely, with Anna Beth. Either way, any kind of emotional baby step for Lemon is better than nothing; she’s still one of the most annoying characters ever.

At least now Lemon finally realizes no matter how much work goes into something, when you hurt someone things take time to heal. No amount of rushing can fix that, and no amount of hiding behind status and grand ideas can fix it either.

George realized it, too, as he finally began to realize the feelings he’s having for Zoe, the feelings we’ve known he’s had since the series premiere. I have to give George a lot of credit for taking the hard way out, and not entering in to a wedding with Lemon when he wasn’t fully sure.

But let’s be honest, did anyone actually think George was going to go through with the ceremony? It seemed like just about everything was out to get him and make sure the wedding didn’t happen. It was raining, the roof was leaking and breaking apart, the firehouse dog ate the cake. Couple that with the doubts George has been having prior, and it was a blessing the wedding made it that far at all.

While we’re being honest I don’t think George (nor I) expected Lemon would punch him in the face for calling off the wedding. There was bound bound to be some bruised egos, but faces? That’s a new one.

Speaking of lips, after denying the chemistry they’ve had all season, Wade and Zoe finally decided to take things where they may go. And, boy, did they have a go at it, and it all culminated with George at Zoe’s door professing his love for her with Wade none the wiser.

Might I suggest Hart of Dixie use drama a little more often? I’ll all for comfort television, but this is the first night I’ve truly felt connected to the show and couldn’t wait to see where things were heading. It was absolutely fantastic.

No matter how things are resolved and where they go, it’s going to be a very fun second season.

Other thoughts:

  • With the big commotion George has caused, it won’t take long before Brick gets wind of things, and I can only imagine how he’ll take it out on Zoe.
  • The practice took a bit of a backseat in the second half of the season (as did the medical aspect of the show), and I would love to see some of that work its way back into the story.
  • Can we have adorable baby goats on this show all the time?
  • I’m hoping Wade’s bar becomes more than an idea next season.

What did you think, Dixie fans?

Review

Editor Rating: 4.8 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 (358 Votes)

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

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Yes Wade is very hot! What the hell is wrong with Zoe Hart? But seriously, I hope he does some growing up next season, open up his bar and gets serious about his future. Then Zoe would take him more seriously. Maybe crazy Earl will tell him about the money he has saved for him.

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Wade is soooooooooooo f***ing H-O-T

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Nick, You nailed it dead on with this review. " I suggest Hart of Dixie use drama a little more often? This is the First night I’ve truly felt connected to the show and couldn’t wait to see where things were heading." It is as though the writers have been listening to what I have been thinking each episode. Give us more "Meat". There is definite chemistry between Zoe and Wade. Let's see if it was just the animal attraction or something more. Personally, I do not buy the George/Zoe storyline. George wanted something different from Lemon and was too blind to see it. Zoe just happened to come along and be the catalyst. It will be interesting to see how things evolve next year. I do hope they give the Mayor a storyline. He is underutilized and could lend so much more to the show, if the character was developed more. It seems like he was just thrown into the show as an after thought. Lemon has more potential. She is more palatable when she is not being Ms. Goody Two Shoes. I hope this break up allows her to explore who she really is. After all, the show has an entire hour and could do so much more. Based on the Season Finale, I definitely believe "Hope is in the Air".

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Iam happy its coming back tho love this show its my fav.

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I think zoe and George should be together because it was always supposed to them to since the first episode. Wade is just using her and i dont think his feelings are real and zoe and George share something special and are perfect for each other if they are not together in season two and put her with wade who is ugly iam going to stop watching it and they could have left the show off. Zoe and George are mebt to be just like zoe said. Who cares about wade zoe and George should be together and get married.

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First, I'm thrilled to hear that this show has been renewed for a second season. Some of the early episodes were downright silly (e.g., AnnaBeth rehearsing with Zoe on how to handle Lemon's demanding nature. Seriously?). But since the bachelorette party, the writing has been much better. Second, re the finale, I don't watch much TV but the final Wade-Zoe scene was one of the hottest love scenes I have seen on TV in a long time. And I'm not even talking about when they reached the bed. The look he gave her when he gently pushed her back to the wall was smoldering. I really didn't expect that they would hook up (maybe a passionate kiss at the end of the show, that's all). But Wade/Wilson left me breathless. In a way, in this final episode, Wade gave her that free pass--in essence, "get over George by having a fling with me." But both he and Zoe care about each other more than they're willing to admit out loud. And so now, the angst begins. The writers can take this triangle in many directions. Wade definitely has to mature more, and with Zoe he's heading in the right direction. But he and many viewers (me included) are headed for heartbreak when Zoe turns to George eventually. It's gotta happen. I just went through four years of UST with Castle until this season's finale. Now, same thing with Wade and Zoe. Sweet misery.

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I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo in love with hart of dixie its my all time favorite show in the world!!!!

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Nothing more lame than a guy having 1st time sex with a chick with her bra on.... You can not be serious ! Even network tv doesn't have to be that Mickey Mouse at 9 pm.
No points there for Wade boy !!!

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Yes T, I agree that the way George dumped Lemon was just plain wrong. It shouldn't have made a difference whether Zoe stayed or not. I'm so glad she decked him.

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(part 2) minutes before they are to walk down the aisle. And personally I like Wade for his amazing abs AND his even more amazing personality.