Hart of Dixie Review: Drink Up, Grandma's Home

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On Hart of Dixie Season 3 Episode 4, we witnessed first hand the wrath of grandma Breeland, while Zoe and Annabeth struggled to keep her recent medical discovery a secret.

All the while, Wade was trying to mend his loneliness by sleeping with very unavailable women and dragged George into his newly created mess.

Unnoticeably absent, Linley. Thank you, writers!

Visiting Grandma

I didn't think I would admit this, but Joel is starting to grow on me. My first instinct was to not let myself like his character because we all know, it won't last. But he's adorable and he's good to Zoe. He's hard to really dislike.

Moreover, we had Wade Kinsella being the man he used to be... sleazy. I am so glad that George made it real to Wade and he was completely right! Wade IS sleeping around because he can't have Zoe Hart. Hearing that from the one guy who knows exactly what that feels like solidifies it's accuracy.

Elsewhere, Grandma Breeland came to town and she was quite the hoot. Everyone in Bluebell feared this woman and rightfully so. I felt like pouring a drink or two while she went on a rampage.

Can you imagine having a grandma so loving that it hurts a little?

Needless to say, I adored her. However, I wish we would have seen more of her scenes with Cricket! She deserved a good butt-chewing after what she did to Lemon.

Speaking of Lemon, how adorable was Peter? I loved him for the main reason that he was the first guy, romantic interest wise, that had no problem with the decisions that she made and was complete unbiased.

If there was one guest star out of this series I hope returns and stays, it's Peter. He's perfect for Lemon because he listened to her and didn't judge her for her actions.

And that smile? Swoon.

To darken things up though, we had a health scare with Annabeth. When Zoe discovered a cyst in her ovaries, AB was thrown in a whirlwind of marriage, children and growing old. She feared she couldn't do those things happily and I feared the same.

I didn't realize how serious AB was with Lavon. You know, I knew they were in love and their relationship is definitely growing deeper... but her whole wanting 19 children with him caught me a little bit off guard. I love these two together, but do I really want to see them become canon and be endgame?

Deep down, I think I'll always be a Lavon/Lemon shipper. Lord help me, I don't think it'll ever happen!

Sidenote: Kaitlyn Black shined as AB in this episode; her performance was by far her best of the series, thus proving my point that she is underutilized in this series. She could bring so much more to the show.

Overall, tonight's episode was satisfactory. I like the direction that we are headed with this and I look forward to continuing on. I could enjoy it more with Robert Buckley, though.


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I must say Lemon looks the best I have seen in a long time!!! I love this Peter guy, I hope that Lemon finally gets her Happily ever after!!!!!! As for Joel, I definitely underestimated how his role would play out!! Season 3 episode 4!!! Definitely has me salivating for more!!!


I have always struggled with the fandom for this show, becuz as a straight male, I know I'm not the target audience, and as a result, am usually out of step with most of its fans (for example, I /despise/ Wade. He reminds me of the psychotic big, dumb, hick in BUS STOP (Joshua Logan, 1956), as well as all of the idiot rednecks I've dealt with my whole life), so you have to take my comments with a grain of salt. But for what it's worth, I also liked Peter for Lemon, although honestly, I think Wade, or even Meatball (I am big on "unlikely couples", like the story Beauty and the Beast, or Rogue and Magneto in "X-Men" or the Count and Haydee in THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO - yes, I'm a big nerd) would have been more interesting. For the record, however, I liked Linley too - not sure why this writer dislikes her, because I thought that whole thing was cute. And I personally hope they develop Joel and either he sticks with Zoe, or tells her off and dumps her like "Millie" on "A Different World" did to Whitley because she realizes she's a zero, and this straightens Zoe out so she can get with George. Either way, Zoe still remains the least interesting character on this show, though I love Rachel Bilson, and really liked the last episode, where she settles her differences with Brick and they remind us of Harley Wilkes's existence. But I'm rambling now. Overall, I like the episode, liked all the bromances, have /always/ like AB (I too hoped Lemon and Lavonne would get together, but if they won't, I /do/ see her as a good "endgame" for him), and am glad that I still have a reason to watch this show, because wow, last season was brutal.


i think we should start a drinking game every time the camera has lemon hiding her bump behind flowers we take a shot lol

@ leanne

Am so glad you said that about Wade, I have a similar reaction. I think he's fine as a casual friend but a terrible serious romantic option. And he just had nu-thing in common with Zoe, it was just a weird relationship in that the writers had him set him up as being so stupid he was often the butt of the jokes in the script, so matching him with the hyper-intelligent doctor was too left-field for me. I like Zoe and George, but they seem to be trying to write them away from each other (if that makes sense), which is a pity, since that was what drew me in in the first place.

@ gene

Sorry, that was a reply to AS!


Yes, yes...Robert Buckley as Peter was adorable with Lemon and he needs to stay. They had chemistry to spare right from the get-go and it was so good to see Lemon so happy. Thank goodness Wade has George looking out for him...he called Wade on his actions and was spot on with his diagnosis. I don't dislike Joel, I dislike Zoe...she bad-mouths Wade, is critical of Joel's friendship with Wade, downplays her relationship with Wade...methinks she protests too much.

@ Judith Constantino

The potential upside is that as the Joel/Wade bromance grows, the more Joel's going to realize that the issues in their relationship are Zoe's insecurities (as they were with Wade) and not his own doing. Eventually we can only hope this helps Zoe start to do a little self-reflection. I'm totally also on the Lemon/Peter bandwagon. How cute were they? If they are going to make Lavon/AB a permanent thing, Lemon could do a lot worse than Peter.

@ DCLocal20

Glad SOMEBODY said this. She has become a really annoying character for me for several seasons now because of stuff like this, and I really wish they;d find a way to fix it. Thought maybe I was saying this because I'm a dude - thanks, "Judith" ;)


Very interesting


I loved the reference to Chickasaw in tonight's episode. I have lived in Mobile County, Alabama all my life and love when they refer to our area.

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Hart of Dixie Season 3 Episode 4 Quotes

[To Wade] I think you're getting with every unavailable women you can because you can't have the one unavailable woman that you want.


Lavon doesn't want to go to see Beyonce!


Hart of Dixie Season 3 Episode 4 Music

  Song Artist
Stevie ann everybodys lonely Everybody's Lonely Stevie Ann iTunes
Farewell flight the places well go The Places We'll Go Farewell Flight iTunes
Sturgill simpson you can have the crown You Can Have the Crown Sturgill Simpson iTunes