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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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shirtless wade just made my day, and night, and summer...

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Totally lame....if you're gonna DT , at least do it on Cinemax or Showtime and make it worthwhile. Don't care who hooks up with whom.

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omg!!! im so happy that zoe and wade got together!! i cant wait until next season i hope she picks wade and not george...i really hope that someone new comes on the show or something and george falls in love with her cuz i really want zoe and wade together!!

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Part 2: I mean who breaks up with their girl and kisses the other girl 5 minutes later. It's just not a cool thing to do. But if Zoe wants George then she really doesn't deserve Wade. (Did you see how happy that guy was?) Loved that Lemon punched George. I grew fond of her. Want to see more of her sassy side next season
Love Lavon and Lemon's girlfriends! It was a good season finale. I cannot wait for S2 and more Wade!

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Part 1: FINALLY! ZOE AND WADE. Was that ending hot or was it hot? They have just so much chemistry. I mean, how do you compete with that? The way he looked at her when he walked in was unbelievable. Didn't care much for the end. Still could care less about George. He is my least favorite character. He can be with himself. But I fear that poor Wade will get his heart broken because for reasons unknown to mankind Zoe thinks he is everything.

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Thank goodness! Bout time Zoe and Wade got together! I don't like George. I hope she chooses to be with Wade. :) This was the best season finale I've seen so far and that is including my favorite show, The Vampire Diaries! Hart of Dixie is quickly climbing my favorite show list!

Eneci

Lavon!My character of the day! He really was on top of his game today!
Zoey!She is so natural and her wanting to get into Wade's Grace was really funny!I love her honesty!
Wade!Wilson Bethel really took us on a trip!it was nice shown that a bad boy can be hurt as well and even his smile can't hide his pain! but they messed it up and made him teenager again!The S*X scene was great!
George from the begging U could see his insecurity!and all that rushing isn't good for his heart!
Lemon I'm one of the few characters who like her!And her whole overTune off her personality just made her great!But she was scared as well! and her perfectionism is just there to hide her flaws which she think made her Mom go away!That is what I missed LEMON'S MOM,that would made things go boom boom!BTW Lemon looks perfect!
Annabeth is one of the possible new Series regular!And Emily and Brick sweet! :D
I said so many times that I enjoy this show so much and that is so true!I'm disappointed with the The SC ending but I wish this show amazing ratings on their way! 2,0 S02 opening!

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Can't wait for season 2!!!! It took Zoe losing Wade to realize how much he has really has been there for her. It broke my heart when he told her he hated her! They have the making of what could be a great relationship and that is their friendship.Them saving the baby goat reminded me of when they helped Leon Mercy,they are a great team!I will admit that I had tears in my eyes when she blew out the electric, Wade and Zoe had come full circle.I am with the rest of you, I wanted to punch George myself when he showed up.He needs some alone time to find out what he really wants.I also don't think that Lemon is over Lavon,that look she gave Annabeth!! No Tom and Wanda wedding that I thought could happen!

Sarah silva

For me the finale was a bit of a let down.
I loved that Zoe and Wade finally got together but you can tell as soon as George came and kissed her and she went back to Wade that she immediately regretted sleeping with Wade. It was good that when Zoe and Wade were in the barn, they talked about why sleeping together would be a good idea. However I still think it was a little fast, that morning she was still pining over George and was going to stop the wedding and then after her and Wade talked she was ready to sleep with him. I do think her and Wade have great chemistry.
For me I would have liked Zoe to have stopped George from kissing her.
I do not like Lemon but she deserves better than George as he is in love with someone else, I was shocked that George did not even tell Lemon that she looked beautiful when he was breaking things off. It would have been nice if he showed a little more compassion after being with her for 15 years!
I will still watch it in the fall, but for me I would rather have had Ringer or TSC renewed as HOD has failed to really wow me recently. Last weeks episode was better that this one.
What I would like to see is Zoe choosing Wade and Lemon and Lavon together and then we have George alone for awhile and then I would like to see George and Lemon together in the end.

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I meant to say I DONT want Zoe with Wade just because she can't be with George. I can't imagine why she still wants George though after being with Wade. damn he is hot, how has she NOT noticed before. I agree with others that Lavon & Annabeth should be explored or even Tancy/Lavon. I also like Lemon better now for decking George. But not with Lavon!

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