Hart of Dixie Review: Choices, Cake Knives and Fresh Starts

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"I Fall to Pieces" opened right where Hart of Dixie Season 1 left off. The next morning, to be exact. The last thing we saw was that Zoe and Wade had finally consummated their relationship and George ended his engagement with Lemon in the most dramatic way possible. 

When Zoe awoke the next day, she saw a sleeping Wade Kinsella and George calling her cell phone. Zoe was definitely conflicted and so she went straight to the person who had been her best friend in Bluebell, Lavon. Obviously not having changed, Lavon laughed at the fact Zoe had slept with Wade, while most of us were saying, "finally!"

Rivals No More?

For most of the opening season I adored Wade and all of his immaturity - but here I can tell you that I definitely did not. I have always wanted Wade and Zoe to be together but after the way he acted, I'm not so sure I feel that way anymore. I guess in a positive light I look forward to watching Wade grow up a bit this season and maybe then I'll change my mind back.

For now, though, I can't say I don't enjoy the "friends with benefits" thing they have going on right now. 

Then there was the charming and adorable George, who was very open with his feelings about Zoe in the sweetest way. It was so adorable that it had me thinking that George definitely needed to slow down. Thank goodness Zoe came to that same conclusion at the end of the episode. I completely agree that George needs to date around because Zoe deserves to be more than a rebound. 

One thing that I absolutely loved about this episode was the introduction of the newest character, Ruby. Her first comment was about Zoe's shoes and as a fellow fangirl I can definitely agree that Zoe has the best footwear in Bluebell. It was at that moment I knew I'd like Ruby. I hope we continue to see more of a friendship between Ruby and Zoe because she needs a good "girlfriend."

Another thing I enjoyed about Ruby was her past relationship with Lavon; I assume since she'll be staying around we will be getting more of their story. 

Let me take a moment to talk about Lemon Breeland. We've only known her as George's fiancé and the crazy lady in Bluebell. Now that she is going to start redefining herself, I will stand by my season one theory that she will be one of the characters that will grow the most in this series. Some of that growth happened tonight and I loved it!

She sat down with Zoe and, even though drugged, she was able to listen to Zoe and take her advice. Lemon said she'll hate her for as long as she lives but can we all agree that their is a small possibility those two will be friends in the future? 

I didn't care too much about the "hostage" situation that had the whole small town of Bluebell anxiously waiting outside Zoe's house.

Overall, this was a pretty decent season premiere. They've seemed to change the tone of the show to funnier and much lighter than season one, so far, and I'm glad. I think a tone change needed to be done. I can't wait to see how the rest of this season plays out! 


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"I have always wanted Wade and Zoe to be together but after the way he acted in tonight's season premiere, I'm not so sure I feel that way anymore." I'm going to be honest and agree with other fans of the show who say that Leila (who wrote the episode) has always wanted the show to project toward George being cheered on and it's fair to say that Bethel's character, Wade, has a large fan base behind him, and Zade in general. It's just that, I got to the end of the episode and thought - there really wasn't one scene between Zoe and Wade where that flicker of something extra happened (like it has SO many times before). It was pretty clear that Leila wanted us to find Wade incredibly immature (strangely WAY more than we have ever seen of his character to the point that she wanted him to be unlikable) and for the triangle to only connnnnnnnnntinue with George now having a better shot – because he’s clear of Lemon and remember that Wade (as written by Leila) is REALLLLLY immature. I’m just hoping they give Wade’s character back his lovableness which we had for what?... 22 episodes! And maybe he was just continuing to push Zoe away because of that fact that George is still in the picture, not having married Lemon. Wade only started to be seen by Zoe after having slept with her, when she thought the guy she was pining for was getting married… I don’t know. Just not happy about what they did to Wade’s character in this episode.


I still want Wade and Zoe together, however I agree that he needs to grow a bit. He always seems to think of himself as second best. That's why I think he wasn't going to compete with George for Zoe; because in his mind he would never win.

Leigh r

this is another show that I'm so happy is back!! It's totally my light hearted palate cleanser for all the other drama on TV. What can I say, it just makes me happy!


I too, hated the way Wade acted tonight, but it's nothing new. That was Wade at his best, or worst should I say. He's always been this immature. The same way Lemon will be evolving this season, he can only improve. I was happy to see that Lemon won't be that much of an enemy this season. With all the struggles she'll be facing, she'll grow into a more human and relatable character. Good episode, I was happy to see Zoe didn't choose anyone yet. Gotta keep that triangle going, even tough Wade kinda took himself out already...

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Hart of Dixie Season 2 Episode 1 Quotes

Let's just say I finally understand what R. Kelly has been singing about all of these years...


Last night, while George was calling off his wedding, I was having sex with Wade