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 - There are so many fallacies in your last posts, I don't even know where to start.


Some of these comments are absolutely derogatory Really? Derogatory? About fictional characters from a fictional town?


Yes all these 20-somethings are so liberated and living out feminism, that is why half my generation of women is on wellbutron! Sorry but every woman i know or have known who is in a "casual" relationship like this is an emotional basket case. Although, I must be too because I can't believe i am talking about a tv show like it is real....


Jeez... thank goodness you're both here @T and @Tap76 Some of these comments are absolutely derogatory.


Far more respectful than getting dinner and a movie. But I hope we can all agree that if anyone's sexist here, it's Boyd Crowder.


@juliehw: I think you don't understand what feminism actually entails. One important aspect is recognizing that all women have the right to make their own decisions about and take control over/responsibility for their personal and professional lives. It's actually incredibly unfeminist to judge a woman for not behaving like a "good girl should." And since feminism is actually about EQUALITY of sexes - the same is true for men (although your belated comment aside, the relative lack of criticism of how George and Wade treat women on this show while Zoe and Lemon are constantly called names and receive blame demonstrate that most people don't understand this). And while we're at it - you're right. Everyone (not just women) should demand to be treated with respect. However, as far as I'm concerned, being able to set boundaries on a relationship (for example, whether there should be dates, monogamy, etc.) and being able to trust the other person when they agree to those boundaries is far more respectful than getting dinner and a movie.


Wow reading some of these comments I feel like the women's movement has been set back 50 or 60 years. Enjoying sex with someone that you like does not make you a whore. Good for a character embracing her sexuality and not being ashamed of it. What works for one person does not work for another. And again it is all a moot point anyway because Zoe has feelings for Wade and the dating and other stuff is coming. So what if they are doing it backwards by some people's standards? She is happy and it is what works for them.


Any guy that gets to play without having to pay ....has a dimwit for a chick !! But on the other hand, he is a lucky boy! !


Yikes .....what is more annoying than an immature chick having Sex on commercial network tv wearing a bra....BORING !!! This show needs a dimwit alert at the beginning .....week to week ....


Rude? She is a tv character.

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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