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Hart of Dixie Review: Romeo and Juliet; Jealousy and Sleepwalking

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"Walkin' After Midnight" featured a central theme tonight that had everyone's storyline connected: romantic feelings. 

There was Lemon realizing she had feelings for Lavon, George confessing he still wants to be with Zoe, Annabeth fake dating Lavon in the hopes that they would end up together, George meeting a new woman, Zoe and Wade continuing to sleep together and the possibility that Lavon and Ruby will reconcile. 

Phew! That's many different romantic angles to play into in one hour - but it worked. 

Halloween in Bluebell

I'll start with Annabeth and her feelings for Lavon. I have to admit I didn't like this at all until I realized that the only reason it was being shoved down our throats was because it was the catalyst for Lemon to realize that she still had feelings for Lavon. When we see jealous Lemon that usually means that she is going to be mean and unreasonable, that wasn't the case tonight. I call that character growth.

Lemon helped Lavon see reason in lying to get votes; that isn't who he was. Though her motives may have been misguided by her feelings, the intention was pure. Lavon has always been one of my favorites because he is true to himself and what he believes in; that is what Lemon sees. I was extremely pleased when he fixed made right with his lie which in turn caused Ruby to apologize to him as well. 

Ruby also showed some major growth in the episode. In the past I have said that Ruby is going to be the reason for other characters to grow and I figured she would stay fairly static. I was wrong. Ruby apologizing to Lavon for playing dirty means one thing: this is the start of a love triangle. Lavon/Lemon/Ruby and, since Annabell likes the mayor, I guess it's now a love square with Lavon/Lemon/Ruby/Annabeth. Looks like George isn't the only man in Bluebell with a bunch of ladies swooning over him. 

We've all learned to love George for being such a gentleman and tonight he had ladies coming at him left and right. He was also Zoe's mysterious house guest and this led to some heavy scenes between them. Unfortunately, this was my least favorite part of the episode. I thought it was really ridiculous to have George sleepwalking and pretending that he and Zoe were dating just so it could come out that George still had feelings for Zoe. 

I don't need to be told that those feelings still exist, it's obvious. I did become more involved with George's character when his new love interest was introduced at the end of the episode. She's the kind of girl who will give George a run for his money and I look forward to seeing this new dynamic. 

Wade tonight made me especially happy. I really love him in a mature role and not being the jerk bartender. For the past two episodes Wade has been such a lovable guy and what Zoe deserves. My favorite scene took place when he said he was going to enforce their rules and pushed George in the water. Zoe was being hypocritical and I am very glad he confronted her about it. It needed to be done. 

Right now I want Zoe and Wade together, George can go be happy elsewhere. 

The only other thing I disliked was that Rose wasn't in another episode. I love Rose. She brings such an innocent and adorable aspect to the show that keeps it fresh. Hart of Dixie doesn't return until November 13, so I hope that she'll show up in that episode. If not, she'll definitely be in the November 20 episode because that is when McKayla Maroney will be guest starring as Rose's best friend. 

Overall tonight was a pretty decent episode, not the best of season two but it was good. I can't wait to see how the election turns out. My vote is for Mr. Lavon Hayes. 

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tap 76, the show knew it could count on Z/W to keep the RATINGS up and the RATINGS started off good but if you notice they drop 46% after the opening episode. G/Z team does not have that much supports. When Z failed to maked a decision (the opening) to a lot of people if felt like she was just wasting time with W until G become likable. I believe Z/G was going to end up together (season half) but of the drop in ratings the show had to resort to a third person (which is not going to work).

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My thing is if they wanted to give ZG even an ounce of a chance they needed to keep the ZW relationship strictly physical. They negated that in the first episode by having Zoe admit to feelings for Wade. Now we are 5 episodes in and it clearly looks like ZW are going forward in some sort of a relationship and feelings are going to develop. That is only going to make their larger fanbase hold on even more. They can make George as likeable as they want, that isn't going to make the ZW fans accept him with Zoe. They have also been very careful with Wade since episode 1. We haven't had a return of jerky Wade and he has actually matured. Again something those fans wanted. They aren't writing in anyway to make anyone accept ZG any more than last year. And then there is the fact that Wade has not had another viable love interest other than Zoe. I don't know if they'd chance bringing someone on in case WB had good chemistry with her.

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I don't know if it was so much her not choosing him. Most ZW fans actually expected her to choose George or no one. I honestly think it was the way Wade was portrayed in the first episode. All last year even when he was at his jerkiest we still had those moments of him giving Zoe a look or something. There was absolutely none of that in the first episode. Aside from this past episode and Zoe's sudden "in love" status with George that is one of my biggest WTF moments so far of this show. I also don't know why they keep insisting on ZG. Most people like George just fine when he isn't with Zoe. Put him with Zoe and suddenly both George and Zoe become extremely stupid and unlikeable. And throwing other characters under the bus to prop them up only pisses the fans off more.

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I also think Z not choosing W (opening episode) pissed alot of people off which caused the ratings to drop. For the life of me, I just don't understand the importants of Z/G as a couple. What are they going to add to the show?

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The thing is the ratings aren't going to change. If they switch to GZ again just like last year then the ratings will more than likely drop. As of now the show may not even get a 3rd season. It is still very much on the bubble. And yes bringing in yet another love interest still isn't going to improve things. That is only going to succeed in pissing off both the WZ and the GZ fans with the same result to the ratings. I do agree that right now they are clearly stringing both fan bases along because they need both for the ratings. And still they aren't writing for GZ. Frankly if GZ is the couple of this show then this is the sloppiest writing I've ever seen. Although I will agree that when the show started they were the intended couple with RB confirmed in an interview. LG confirmed that when they cast WB that Wade would play a larger role in Zoe's life. This show actually needs WB and he has become extremely popular with the fans.

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Iam NOT impressed with Porter's performance...don't get me wrong Iam not saying he's a bad actor. Z/G are only apart because of those RATINGS. For now the show is simply entertaining the audience with episodes of W/Z until G becomes acceptable. Tap76, G is NOT a roadblock...G/Z will be the main couple of the show. Z was going to stringing W alone (like G did to L last season) AND at end she was going to choose G, but, the drop in the ratings messed things up. The show has now resorted to a third love interest for Z.

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GZ were still where they were at the beginning of the season and she is once again back with Wade.

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I couldn't agree more with the comments about GZ seeming forced and contrived. This episode just made it seem all the more blatant. Yes they are stringing out GZ. I think that it is being used as a ploy to use GZ as a roadblock to getting ZW together. I don't think the writers are really writing for GZ. They are writing for ZW though, but they can't have them get together too quickly. So they keep throwing out these random triangle episodes and try to remind everyone that she still has feelings for George because the majority would happily forget it. Ultimately though it is just annoying and irritating and bad storytelling. It certainly isn't believable and really does throw everything off balance. And it makes the characters involved look bad (Wade episode 1 & Zoe episode 5). We've had some really good episodes up until this one where all of the characters were likeable and had something going on. This episode in the end added nothing. GZ were still where they were at the beginning of the season and she is once again back with Wade.

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I agree with you Sandy & I think that SADLY the writers are dragging the Zoe/George thing out so we will be more accepting. I am a Scott Porter fan (who didn't love Jason street?) But not a fan of George /Zoe. I kinda hoped he & Lemon would work out:(
Iam happy about Zoe/Wade but I really hoped shed date George sooner & have a chance to get over him & accept her feelings for Wade. It seems the opposite is happening. I think she will eventually break Wades heart in favor of George.

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I agree and I just love watching them (z/w) together. I just wish this was a different show under different writes.

Hart of Dixie Season 2 Episode 5 Quotes

Fancy's was so fancy.

Daisy

Zoe: Ever since we become monogamous, we have been sleeping less than ever.
Lavon: No details necessary.

Hart of Dixie Season 2 Episode 5 Music

  Song Artist
The walcotts shouldve been me Should've Been Me The Walcotts iTunes
Kelleigh bannen sorry on the rocks Sorry On the Rocks Kelleigh Bannen iTunes
Song Be A Man Kelleigh Bannen
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