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Hart of Dixie Review: Amazing Facts and Feats

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Zoe oh Zoe, what are you doing? 

Zoe's look of disappointment over George's acceptance of her relationship with Wade was not a fleeting response last week. Instead, it was a heartfelt admission that she isn't entirely into Wade. Zoe's disregard for his feelings at her door step and moving forward made the once fun and adorable Zoe into an unlikable gal.

A Date for Zoe

In "Sparks Fly," after six days of separation, Wade put his heart out there and asked Zoe to go on a real, traditional date with him. Of course in Bluebell that means bidding on a charity basket to win a picnic date with him. Is Zoe selfish? Clueless? I'm not sure, but her reaction didn't make her look very good. All the guy wanted was to have a meal together and Zoe treated it like he was asking her for a lifetime commitment. 

Zoe did end up buying Wade's date from Magnolia, but really the damage had already been done. She only made the situation worse by bringing The Book of Amazing Facts and Feats as a conversation starter. I don't get it. She has had plenty of conversations with Wade in bed and out, why is this so difficult for her? I just wanted to knock some sense into her.

But, is it possible that Zoe really does like Wade and wants to move their relationship forward, but is afraid? Initially Wade was a placeholder for George, but is he still? Now that their arrangement is off and she understands why he is avoiding her, perhaps she will start to recognize her own feelings for him. This mean, selfish Zoe is annoying and needs to go away.

While Zoe may have been had a placeholder for George, he was going full steam ahead in wooing Tansy. And, it worked! Unlike Wade and Zoe, George and Tansy embraced their differences and used them to help the other experience new things. Who would have thought that George would break into a car? He did it and he loved it. They were joy to watch together. Whether it will be a long lasting relationship or not, who cares. They enjoyed each other in the now.

Unfortunately, Lemon was not nearly as lucky with her basket bid. She unwittingly bid on the wrong basket and ended up on a date with her former love, Lavon. Though not the way either of them planned to spend their date, it ended up helping them both get closure over their failed romance. It was touching when Lavon credited Lemon with teaching him how to love. Despite her feelings for him, she saw how much he loves Ruby and supported that. Plus, she had a guy waiting for her at the bar!

Eventually, it would be awesome to see Lavon and Lemon get together. Just like the timing isn't right for Zoe and George, it isn't for the Mayor and his first love either. Though, they all could end up happily in love with their current prospects as well.

Whether Zoe was acting out of insecurities or an undecided heart, she hurt Wade and he didn't deserve it. Please let her come to her senses and soon. Wade is a good and sexy guy, who cares about her. What more could a girl want? 

Did Zoe drive you crazy this week too? Or, do you think she handled the situation appropriately? Who was your favorite picnic pairing?

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    In the past, Wade never opened to anyone about his feelings about Zoe. He did not talked to Lavon about her. Lavon just understood how he felt through his actions, setting traps for him to reveal his true feelings like not changing the fuse box. He also did not open to George, his talk about Tanzy made George realize how he was feeling and led him to give advice to Wade. Despite his social persona, Wade is a true intravert, besides it is not easy for him to come out and talk about his feelings after keeping them under wraps for years. I had forgotten this note card incident with Judson. Her stupid book makes more sense now.

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    DeeC - Couldn't agree more - Zoe/Wade both have some serious "self-work" to do before they're ready for anything long-term. I always kind of took the disappointment with George's "moving on" to be one of those "gosh, now my back-up plan isn't there anymore." That lack of a back-up also might be what's causing some of the craziness with Wade - If he's her "only" choice (vs. choice with George still around as back-up) the success or failure of that relationship becomes so much more important to Zoe. When she had George on the back burner she could explore things with Wade at low risk - Now it's high risk. That, or she's just mental. There's always that.

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    What I've been missing this series is any real interaction between Lavon and Wade. What would have been good this episode is if Wade had gone to him at the beginning and asked his advice. I know he's Zoe's friend now but that shouldn't preclude him from being Wade's as well. Lavon was really supportive last season and it would be nice to hear his opinion that isn't filtered through his interactions with Zoe. Wade helped him out with his concerns about Ruby, I don't see why Lavon wouldn't do the same. I think it would be good for Wade to get a different perspective on Zoe's behavior as well.

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    come on you people, cut zoe some slack. She´s not doing right by wade, but she´s not really experienced in the relationship department. I agree T, the whole Judson thing is proove enough that dating is not really her area of expertise. And both of them wade and zoe behave so cautious and are performing such a highspeed tiptoepolka around their feelings that eventually one had to trip. ReneeM I thought the same thing about the dog. So glad people get more and more aware. besides Tansy must be an awesome gal to name a pitbull dolly parton. But then the name of the mayor´s gator is burt reynolds.

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    I loved that everyone opened themselves up to new experiences and people in this episode, with varying degrees of success. I also appreciate that they've at least acknowledged that Zoe is actively resisting "evolution" because she still is the character that has grown the least no matter how many times she says she changed her life to move to Bluebell. At the same time, I'm not going to fault her for being herself. She's not required to devote herself entirely to a real relationship with Wade just because he wants one or because he's the cute fan favorite. I'm Team Zade all the way, but I think the audience tends to be a lot harder on Zoe while overlooking or justifying Wade's actions. And again, I'd rather see this develop realistically than slapped together unbelievably just to give the audience what they (think they) want.

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    I loved this episode! Personally, I'm more convinced than ever that Wade and Zoe are "endgame" and now I'm just enjoying the ride. As annoying as the triangle is, I'd much prefer to have complex characters with dramatic feelings and realistic insecurities who make mistakes, don't necessarily know what they want and are occasionally (*gasp*) "unlikeable." I haven't seen anyone else mention this, but there are a lot of comments here so I might have missed it. I wasn't surprised at all by the book on the date, nor did I find it a bad thing. Remember Judson with her notecard questions? We've seen that Zoe feels very pressured by First Dates, especially if it's a guy she likes. I found George's behavior with Tansy at the end ("want to see how this ends," etc.) rather rude and inconsiderate to Zoe. He didn't even seem to remember they're supposedly in love with each other and waiting for the right time to be together. Yet more proof to me that he doesn't really care about her. I loved that almost everyone opened themselves up to new experiences and people in this episode, with varying degrees of success. I also appreciate that they've at least acknowledged that Zoe is actively resisting "evolution" because she still is the character that has grown the least no matter how many times she says she changed her life to move to Bluebell.

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    (continued...) All the while Wade has made it clear that he holds Zoe more importantly than just a casual sleeping buddy whilst Zoe (whether the writers have stayed true to that in every episode) has for some time now, been aware of Wade's feelings for her. They're constantly enjoying each other’s company and are there for each other much more than just sex buddies (several conversations included with clothes on). I'm sorry but that first statement is just incredibly incorrect. I actually wonder if Zoe has really, really started to like Wade and begun realizing his importance to her that it scares her she could lose him completely if they do make things more serious and for some reason it doesn’t work out. Of course this is an adult woman’s way of thinking and sometimes they write Zoe to be quite the opposite. “I totally ship a third season to this show it's unique and addicting� haha so true Nikki :)

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    I REALLY loved this weeks episode and yet... oh my god Zoe! grrr... "I don't get it. She has had plenty of conversations with Wade in bed and out, why is this so difficult for her? I just wanted to knock some sense into her." Exactly. Also... this statement that "Wade apparently gets to decide exactly when everything in this relationship happens" - WWWWWHAT?!!? I'm pretty sure they were both 50/50 in when they kicked off their benefits deal, and then it was Zoe that decided she wanted a monogamous relationship, AND THEN IT WAS ZOE that made it clear George was still in the picture whilst she made rules for Wade to abide by as her and Wade were obviously getting more serious, AND THEN IT WAS ZOE that asked for romance which Wade went about trying to make happen for her. All the while Wade has made it clear that he holds Zoe more importantly than just a casual sleeping buddy whilst Zoe (whether the writers have stayed true to that in every episode) has for some time now, been aware of Wade's feelings for her. They're constantly enjoying each other’s company and are there for each other much more than just sex buddies (several conversations included with clothes on). I'm sorry but that first statement is just incredibly incorrect. I actually wonder if Zoe has really, really started to like Wade and begun realizing his importance to her that it scares her she could lose him completely if they do make things more serious and for some reason it doesn’t work out. Of course this is an adult woman’s way of thinking and sometimes they write Zoe to be quite the opposite. “I totally ship a third season to this show it's unique and addicting� haha so true Nikki :)

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    could someone tell me how the song is called in the last episode?

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    I agree with one of the commentators below. A few episodes ago, I wanted to strangle Wade's neck for his immaturity and thoughtless actions. Now, it's Zoe that needs a good talkin' too. In the end, though, both of these individuals have their lion's share of problems. Neither one of them knows how to be in a committed relationship. Wade, with his womanzing, and Zoe, with her perpetual fixation on what the right guy is suppose to look like. She stayed in a relationship for years because it was convenient, he looked good on paper, and they were in the same profession. Zoe and Wade are going to be at odds for awhile until they both grow up.