Hart of Dixie Review: Heartbreak Ridge

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On this installment of Hart of Dixie, we saw major heartbreak, along with a new and shocking hook up.

While Lavon tried to host French foreign exchange students to win over the schools beautiful president, Joel was working on becoming an up and coming screenwriter in Hollywood, barely holding onto his relationship with Zoe.

To say the least, Hart of Dixie Season 3 Episode 16 was incredibly sad, thanks to Joel's departure.

At Least She's Smiling

We all knew it was coming and now, finally, after 16 episodes Joel has left Bluebell for greater and bigger things. However, I didn't know that it would hurt as much as it has. I feel the sadness that Zoe felt and, for the first time in a long time, I feel terrible for Dr. Hart.

I came to love Joel as a character mainly because of how he treated Zoe and how he loved her deeply. Zoe said it right when she told Joel that he changed her life. I agree with that statement and I will miss his character very much. I hope that Zoe's next venture is as wonderful as he was.

To say my peace, I've decided to write a letter of appreciation to Joel:

Dear Joel, all-mighty Joel. You with your dorky but sexy glasses and your smooth way with words. No one has ever been more suited for Zoe Hart and no one has ever treated her better. You've made us laugh and not only did you win over the great town of Bluebell but you won our hearts too.

We will miss your allergies and your unique personality. Goodbye, great Joel. May you win over Hollywood with your delightful smile and poetic verse. You will be missed by all of Bluebell. To you, man of the year!

Now I can move on.

Elsewhere, Lavon was off doing something I could really care less about... until Annabeth had a potential and he became jealous and upset. Excuse me, Mr. Mayor, you have absolutely NO RIGHT to be jealous or angry.

You could have had Annabeth for rich or for poorer but you ended it with her. No, I do not care about your heartbreak, I only care about AB. How dare you think you're entitled to jealously?!?

Side Note: Olympic gymnast and gold-medalist McKayla Maroney guest starred again as Tonya, Rose's BFF. Welcome back to Bluebell McKayla!

Moving on, the biggest surprise of the night was George and Lemon partnering to run Fancy's together. To continue proving how incompatible they are, Lemon and George did nothing but fight. The second biggest surprise was how much I enjoyed these two back together on screen.

When they were taking shots I said, "they're going to sleep together" and I am so happy I was right. I can promise you, I would have never guessed the writers would have put these two back together. How interesting.

That said, Hart of Dixie Season 2 Episode 15 teased the idea of Lavon and Lemon becoming a romantic pairing again. However, it looks like that was quickly shattered now that we'll bring back the couple that almost got married until Zoe Hart broke them up.

Well, this should be interesting to say the least.

Overall, this was a darker episode and it did make me really sad. When Zoe was crying in the car, I got a little choked up too. It just sucks that Joel has to leave after making such a great impression on everyone.

Hopefully, Vivian and Wade will be next up on the breakup list but until then, I will mourn for Joel.

Will you miss Joel now that he's gone?

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Hart of Dixie Season 3 Episode 16 Quotes

Make Joel stay please! Not just for my happiness but for yours.


You, Zoe Hart are unforgettable.