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Hart of Dixie Review: Pregnant Gators and Friends With Benefits

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I really loved "Suspicious Minds" for two reasons:

  1. I absolutely adored the relationship growth between Zoe and Wade.
  2. We spent plenty of time with Lavon and Lemon. 

In case you didn't know, Lemon and Lavon are my favorite pairing on the show and Cress Williams agrees (as he told me in a interview a few weeks back). Seeing them featured so prominently made me extremely happy Dixie fan.

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Before I get to Lemon and Lavon, let me talk about everyone else first. 

Starting with Brick and Magnolia, as they tried to figure out what it's like to live without Lemon. This is the first time we see just how much they depended on Lemon and her contributions to the Breeland family. In the midst of their struggles, we enjoyed some great comedy. Watching Magnolia turn the laundry purple and survive off of peanut butter made me laugh harder than it should have. Obviously she is spoiled, especially when she said to Brick, "I meant making me do stuff, you should know better."

Loved it. I hope we get more of this in the next few episodes as they learn how to adjust. 

We saw just how George remains the sweetest guy on this show. First, he didn't know how to break up with his girl and so naturally he went to Wade, who gave him horrible advice - and he listened!

He tried to so hard but he didn't want to hurt her feelings and in the end he was slapped across the face. At least the she's gone. The most adorable scene  was when he rushed to Lemon to be there for her after he thought she was pregnant. The scene ended with him giving her his apartment, how great! For the first time in the series I actually felt like I wanted those two to reconcile. I hope this feeling passes, I'm on team Lemon/Lavon.

Here is the part of my normal review where I take a paragraph to talk about how much I love Ruby. I still love her and the bad things she is doing to help our favorite characters grow. My favorite thing about Ruby is the fact that Lemon absolutely hates her. This is refreshing from the usual plot line where Lemon hates Zoe; it's nice to see it placed elsewhere. It is because of this hatred that Lemon is being forced to grow into a strong independent woman. It's also helping Zoe and Lavon grow and learn. Keep it up writers, it's working. 

I would like to say, "hello grown up Wade." This casual sex thing is obviously going to turn into a relationship because they've made a deal to only sleep with each other. Does anyone think this is a good idea? That it won't blow up in their faces? It's TV, things can't be perfect all of the time. For now, I like where they are at and I like Wade in a more grown up role, that is the kind of guy Zoe deserves to be with.

Now let me get to Lemon and Lavon. The first scene between them - where Lemon is under the impression Lavon hired her when he actually didn't - was very comedic. It was also a chance for the writers to show you that these two have chemistry, as friends, and can remain a strong dynamic in the show. 

Then there was Lavon taking the fall for Lemon. This is the arc around which the episode was centered. Jaime King and Williams are great together. They make it so easy for me to want more and more of these two.

When Levon told Lemon that she was the kind of woman that could have a family and a career, it made my heart soar! I love these two starting out as friends right now and I hope to see this dynamic grow stronger and evolve as this season goes on. I really hope they can rekindle what they had in the past and have it be stronger than before.

How about you guys, do you love Lemon yet? If not, you'll get there. She is turning into a phenomenal character and I am along for her journey, I'm hooked. 

Tonight's episode showcased all of the things that Hart of Dixie can do great, which is some comedy, drama, sex appeal and funny banter. Zoe had some great lines in this episode, check out the Hart of Dixie quotes for this episode to see what I'm talking about. Here's a hint: lions. 

Until next week! 

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@ Birdie: If you want to stop arguing, just say so. As for me, I refuse to believe in the concept of "agreeing to disagree" on subjects such as this, because that implies both sides of the argument are equal. Contrary to popular belief, not every opinion is valid, and there is a right and wrong. Calling a woman a whore for having consensual (and now confirmed monogamous) sex with someone she knows and likes is wrong. Under any circumstances.

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"As a woman I found that term highly offensive whether it is used to describe a fictional character or a real woman" well said @tap76

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I think this is the point where we agree to disagree....

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@T Thank you. I think we are trying to get at the same point and you put it very straight forward. I normally don't comment on these comments, but as a woman I found that term highly offensive whether it is used to describe a fictional character or a real woman. This isn't the only place I've seen similar comments in regards to this storyline, and I'm really sad that people would resort to such language. It doesn't do anyone any good.

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And again despite how messed up you think Zoe is or not she isn't sleeping around. It isn't an attention getting ploy. She is engaging in an monogamous sexual relationship with someone she has known for a year, grown close to, and is developing feelings for and Wade clearly has feelings for her as well. She wants to have sex with him because she likes it and him.

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I get that this is a fictional character we are talking about. I still find some of the comments disturbing as a woman. I don't feel any woman whether real or fictional should be judged for choices she makes as an adult and has every right to make in how she deals with her sex life. Now we aren't talking about those who have emotional or mental issues. That is another story and they are seeking attention, but they still would not be whores. Under no circumstances is it ok to call a woman a whore. It is just a derogatory term used to shame a woman so that she fits into society's little box for her as the pure mom and wife. I thought we got out of that stereotype 50 years ago. And again despite how messed up you think Zoe is or not she isn't sleeping around. It isn't an attention getting ploy. She is engaging in an monogamous sexual relationship with someone she has known for a year, grown close to, and is developing feelings for and Wade clearly has feelings for her as well. She wants to have sex with him because she likes it and him.

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(In fact, this conversation clearly stopped being about Zoe a long time ago. Everyone knows that this relationship will be played for as much dramatic effect as possible and won't reflect every single real-life instance of such a relationship.) And finally and perhaps least importantly, none of it addresses the basic internet etiquette that refusing to acknowledge that using such language to describe a character on a forum is not only inaccurate, it's offensive.

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Not to toot my own horn, but you're not the only one with real-life experience or knowledge, believe it or not. But you are the one letting your real-life experiences bias your opinions and drawing unfounded generalizations from those experiences. None of that addresses, however, whether it's appropriate to call another woman a whore for having sex with someone. (What does that do for their self-worth, I wonder?) None of it addresses the misuse or misunderstanding of feminist arguments, making it that much harder for feminists everywhere to actually educate people on points such as institutionalized sexism and minimize the emotional and psychological issues that counselors, etc. have to deal with. None of that acknowledges that attitudes towards TV characters reflect and reinforce attitudes towards real individuals and hiding behind "this is all just cheesy, fictional fun" allows stereotypes and prejudices to continue. (In fact, this conversation clearly stopped being about Zoe a long time ago. Everyone knows that this relationship will be played for as much dramatic effect as possible and won't reflect every single real-life instance of such a relationship.)

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I totally DISAGREE with Birdie/Juliehw. Zoey is not having sex with a stranger here...she and Wade have been flirting on and off since they met. Having sex with one man does not make her a whore. She was only trying to make Wade jealous (by dating the other guy)... she was not going to sleep with him. To each it's own, she's having sex before dating Wade SO WHAY. They're simply enjoying each others company. What's the harm in that?

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Actually, I don't mean to toot my own horn, but I am fairly knowledgable when it come to this. I work as a counselor at a clinic for eating disorders but we also see a fair share of depression cases. While you might label feminism as this empowered ability to do whatever you want as a woman, in most cases this in not what the woman wants but what she thinks the man expects. It's not pretty but it is the truth. Are there some women out there who can handle it? Sure, but they are few and far between. Not to get too cheesy, because this is after all a tv show, but most of these women have similar issues to Zoe, abandonment issues or low self-esteem that cause them to undervalue their self-worth.

Hart of Dixie Season 2 Episode 4 Quotes

Zoe: Now I see why athletes carb load. Wanna know what I mean?
Lavon: No.
Zoe: Why I'm so tired?
Lavon: No.
Zoe: The sex because it's like a marathon except no one's handing me water every couple of miles. Although that would be useful.

Lemon: [To Brick] Remind the gardner to trim back the roses and re-fertilize the front lawn and pick up your dry cleaning. Don't forget you need to lift and pull up on the dryer door when it get's stuck and-
Brick: I can run my own home...

Hart of Dixie Season 2 Episode 4 Music

  Song Artist
Randy houser how country feels How Country Feels Randy Houser iTunes
Love and theft angel eyes Angel Eyes Love and Theft iTunes
Song Teach Me To Know The Lone Bellow