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Hart of Dixie Review: Oxytocin Overload

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In what was quite the sexy installment of Hart of Dixie, George and Lemon tried to get past their drunken hook-up - but couldn't when Zoe Hart took their "relationship" it into her own hands.

During Hart of Dixie Season 3 Episode 17, Annabeth was nearly swept off her keep by a shy, stalkerish - albeit adorable - man while Lavon wass STILL regretting his decision to end things with AB.

To say the least, I really enjoyed this episode. While I watched, I made a list of observations that I wanted to make sure I pointed out:

  • Opening with a hot scene between George and Lemon, you've got my attention. Please continue.
  • Lemon and George's morning after is at the top of list for awkward run-ins. Even I was uncomfortable.
  • George: I cannot stop picturing sex with Lemon; Lemon: sex with George was spectacular!
  • Wanda had syphilis. Yikes.
  • Zoe is currently walking around Bluebell with straight up sex hair.
  • Awww cute. Lavon and Zoe are cursed buddies. I love their friendship.
  • OXYTOCIN is the same chemical for both love and hate. Who said Hart of Dixie never taught you anything!
  • Charles notices that Wade has rock hard abs too.
  • Zoe payed off a florist, she's so hardcore.
  • Anyone getting the stalker vibe from AB's new man? A fake illness for a month and the first time he bought her a drink he didn't show his face. Creeper.
  • Salmon isn't supposed to taste fishy when it's cooked right.
  • Ugh Zoe, I loved Joel too. I get you.
  • There goes George, falling for Lemon again. Leorge 2.0!

My favorite par was that the George and Lemon relationship was amped all the way up. We didn't just ease back into their possible rekindling, we went right to the juice.

It was great and it was sexy. I have never liked their relationship before but I do now. It's like all of the things they didn't say when they were together can now be said. They're two completely different people and this is a relationship I can get behind.

Obviously, George and Lemon are having oxytocin overload because they're fighting and then they're making up. Love/hate relationships make for good TV.

Usually I get bored with Zoe's antics but I am really pleased with how this one ended up. Zoe wasn't try to cure her curse, she was trying to prove she was cursed so that she could cope with her break up. This plot was much more enjoyable knowing there was a deeper meaning.

Another great aspect was Wade trying to win over Charles so that he could be apart of Harley's life. Little Harley went to Wade for advise about a bully and it broke Wade's heart that he ended up with a black eye. It's adorable and it's working.

That said, I still want Vivian out of the picture. I find her character boring and the fact that her ex-husband is sort of a big jerk, makes me even more bored with character.

Elsewhere, AB was off finding a new, creepy, boyfriend while Lavon talked about being afraid he let go the love of his life. Like I've said before, he has absolutely no room to be hurt or upset about losing AB. That was Lavon's choice and now he has to live with it.

Grow some toolage Lavon, move on. You broke her heart and don't deserve it again. End of story.

Overall, I really did love this episode and I honestly can say that it was my favorite of Hart of Dixie Season 3 so far.

Would YOU like to see George and Lemon get back together?

 

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I don"t think having drunk sex that mean back together I dont think so .
George and lemon are boring together .
lemon and lavon have great connection and sparks is not about sex is about true feeling with George and lemon is all about drunking sex lavon is not like that for lavon and lemon is true love with each-other ,
hope that lavon and lemon ending together and see more of that in season 4 and a wedding let George be with AB ore tansy ore zoe !!!!!

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Sam---I agree with you about the difference in the show with Joel being gone. It's refreshing to see Zoey single again and free to reconnect with Bluebell. It's part of what I've been longing for since she came back to Bluebell in the beginning of season 3. Instead, we've had to endure 16 episodes of the Zoey/Joel premise that's never been especially believable or emotionally satisfying to me. What's worse is the continued derth of Zoey/Wade screen time and the sheer number of flat minor characters that have sashayed into and then out of other character's lives this season. I don't know if Lemon and George belong together because I can't make heads or tails of all of their random hookups. I think I like them together because at least there is some depth possible between them. However, who knows what's in store next for them---after enduring so many revolving door relationships, it's honestly hard for me to invest. Fogh, I am also concerned that when they finally get around to Zoey and Wade that they will rush the redevelopment of that relationship to the extent that we will feel cheated in the end. So much of this season has been sideways energy spent on characters that are not particularly believable or engaging (Lynley, Joel, Vivian) to the neglect of those charming characters and relationships that drew us to the show in the first place. It's getting better with Joel finally gone and Vivian slowly phasing out, but we have a lot of ground to cover emotionally and very few episodes left this season. In my opinion, almost the entire season 3 has been wasted on unappealing relationships and tired town"crises" that are not corny or cute enough to engage. Like Joel and most of the rest of the season...they are a lesson in endurance and patience. Each week I tune in hoping to see the writers snap back into it and come to their senses, but although they redeem a scene here and there, the disconnect for me keeps growing and growing between the viewers and the writers. And it's not because I found Joel particularly annoying as a character, it's more that he was a massive and unbelievable red herring of sorts that wasted episode airtime.

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@ beth

You've explained this all so well. I completely agree with everything... even the "I don't know if Lemon and George belong together because I can't make heads or tails of all of their random hookups. I think I like them together because at least there is some depth possible between them. However, who knows what's in store next for them---after enduring so many revolving door relationships, it's honestly hard for me to invest." It's really difficult to explain how much this show fails its viewers because it has incredible potential and that potential is what got myself and many others initially invested. I used to think from week to week... gosh hurry up Hart of Dixie! Because I wanted to see the development of Zoe and Wade (believing the writers would take us on some amazing well developed story); Zoe as a town Doctor (believing they would support Bilson in creating the character of a town doctor); the enjoyment of watching an entertaining drama filled country town (learning things about "the south"). Oh boy was I mistaken. Instead well and truly into the show somebody decided this shall solely be a bad comedy. Anyway, like I said - it's really hard to explain how much Hart of Dixie fails its viewers but what you wrote hit the nail on the head.

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I think that lavon and lemon have unfinished business between this two
in seaso 2 lemon was in love with lavon and I think she still do .
I think that in the end lemon will tell lavon that she still have feeling for hem I think I'am hope that will happy I don't think lemon is in love with George I think is lavon you can see the sparks in thery eyes with they talk with each-other hope that this two end up with each-other in the end and see more of them in a real Relateionship in season four ????

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Charles kept calling Wade Roadhouse. Wade didn't seem to mind that. In the movie Roadhouse Kelly Lynch was Patrick Swazie's love interest, and she was a doctor who treated Patrick Swazie after he was injured in a bar brawl.

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@ Jill

Jill, I like your way of thinking. Now... we await the bar brawl :D

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I also liked getting to meet Vivian's ex--adds some depth to her character, although he's just another means to an end for the writers (a way to pull her away from Wade) Vivian is another character that would have benefited from some character development/depth--she's a very flat character.

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Decent episode. Jamie King is amazing and the saucy scenes between George and Lemon are exactly what this TV show needs. I really like those two together. Also, I noticed a change this episode with Joel gone. It's funny how a single character can truly alter a TV show. He was a 'guest' character but wow, this whole season feels like it was lost to his character. Anyway, this was one of the better episodes in a LONG time. Zoe actually had scenes with other characters which contributed to the show and made it feel like yes, she's the lead character. I still think the writers on this show are a mess. I'm sorry for being so rude but their characters just lack layers. It's a show about people and they just don't work hard enough making these characters interesting and multidimensional. Layered and complex. Whatever you want to call it but... all that good stuff. I always wonder if the writers have long term goals for their characters or if they just have brief ideas and wing it. It's a show that feels like the latter. I cheer on Zoe and Wade so I've always wanted to see the dating, the hiccups during dating, marriage, career successes, kids, marriage hiccups. I don't think we'll get there. I mean, it's the end of Season three and viewers no longer know what to make of Hart of Dixie.

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@ Sam

I agree about cheering on Zoey and Wade---sad that we will probably never see that depth to their relationship.

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I have a question for you Kate: Zoe just admitted to letting Joel go. She could have moved with him but she didn't love him enough. Why then, is Zoe allowed to be upset and second guess her decision and Lavon is not? It's the same thing, Zoe just didn't say it out loud to Joel, but I think he knew. I'm certain you would say the same thing about Zoe if she had told Joel she didn't love him enough to go with him and then wonder if she made a mistake in this episode. Personally I liked the AB SL the best. I hope ZW gets to interact soon. 4 episodes and only two small scenes. I was sure the reason why VW were lasting longer than ZL was for Zoe to pine a little over him like he has done so many times over her. But with how ZL ended and the complete lack of interaction between them, I have a hard time seeing it and if it happens it will feel rushed. Seems like GL is getting some good build up. I wish they would do the same for ZW.

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I have a question for you Kate: Zoe just admitted to letting Joel go. She could have moved with him but she didn't love him enough. Why then, is Zoe allowed to be upset and second guess her decision and Lavon is not? It's the same thing, Zoe just didn't say it out loud to Joel, but I think he knew. I'm certain you would say the same thing about Zoe if she had told Joel she didn't love him enough to go with him and then wonder if she made a mistake in this episode. Personally I liked the AB SL the best. I hope ZW gets to interact soon. 4 episodes and only two small scenes. I was sure the reason why VW were lasting longer than ZL was for Zoe to pine a little over him like he has done so many times over her. But with how ZL ended and the complete lack of interaction between them, I have a hard time seeing it and if it happens it will feel rushed. Seems like GL is getting some good build up. I wish they would do the same for ZW.

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*jilted, sorry;)

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In the end this is all about personal likes and dislikes, isn't it? I mean you feel Lavon broke AB's heart...by telling he she is not the love of his life. Srsly? George gilted Lemon at the altar for a woman known for 5 minuts and should be given another chance? Personally, I would love to see Lavon happy with Lemon and George with Zoe. I still loved your review though.

Hart of Dixie Season 3 Episode 17 Quotes

George, I have my own cursed tragic love life to deal with.

Zoe

Joel and I would've been together forever if he hadn't sold his stupid book and moved to Hollywood.

Zoe
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