With regard to Ruby, I'm not all about kicking her off the show. She's just a character that happens to now be a part of the show to me BUT (if I'm completely honest) I do notice I find myself doing very small fast forwards through her scenes. I hate being critical like this... her voice. Is that the character's voice she's created or the actors? It's like a slow whisper or something and it detracts from her scenes. I feel like she does it for the character because she's meant to be slightly stuck-up and a little fake whilst she's also had scenes with Zoe where it hasn't been so pronounced and I've found them much more enjoyable to watch...
Love this season through and through... Here's my breakdown on the characters' relationships...
I really love seeing Wade and Zoe together because, on one hand, you have Zoe, who challenges him, and on the other, there's Wade who pulls Zoe back to earth when her head gets too far in the clouds. Both keep each other interested and that's where the strong spark comes in. I've honestly grown to love Wade more than George (my original favorite) because overtime he has shown viewers so many different dimensions, while George, although sweet and handsome, hasn't changed too much.
George and Tansy...not gonna lie, still not seeing it, but I guess it works as a temporary fling. I'm going to have to agree with Wade on this one: George will realize that his brief connection with Tansy is still nothing compared to his strong feelings for Zoe Hart.
Lavon and Ruby...glad that it ended, although I did not see Ruby as much of a villain as others' in this forum. In a nutshell, she'd outgrown Bluebell and unlike George (Season 1), wasn't able to ever re-fall in love with the town enough to say. Of course, I see Lavon forgiving Lemon somewhere down the road. Time heals all they say. And when the time comes, they will make a beautiful couple.
This show and its homey cast has grown on me immensely. Can't wait for it to be back post winter break!
ITA with Mel. In this episode I got the feeling that Wade realized the only thing keeping them apart was Zoe and her head. At the beginning when she said that she was happy, he told her that was fine if that was the story she was telling herself. He knew she wasn't happy and that she was lying to herself and him. Also in the church I felt sad for both of them because it felt so hopeless. Going back to 209 all Wade was asking for was a chance for them to see if what they had could develop into more. He really wasn't asking for much. I never thought it would take much from her for him to come around. At the end of the day he is in love with her and wants to be with her. He isn't going to let pride stand in the way of that. He just wanted her to acknowledge him and what they had and to give it a real chance instead of looking past them and onto George. She gave him that finally.
@ReneeM This in one of the reasons I love this couple so much. They are believable. They are just two people acting on their feelings, good or bad. There were no Chuck and Blair "we can't be together because..." pacts *PUKE*! Zoe said the right words and Wade did the right thing... They are awesome and I really, really hope they are endgame because they can really grow together.
@ReneeM I think that Wade was really hurt with how Zoe reacted to George knowing about them. IMHO and as Zoe stated he really did put himself out there when he asked her out. Not everyone could do it. I guess he knew that they could be something more, and the whole break-up came from the fact that she was unable to see it and treated him like he was a placeholder. As it turned out, she was able to see it but she was to afraid to admit it.
It didn't surprise me that he was so willing to put it all behind when she came to him. He is not a bitter person. She acknowledged him and that was enough.
@T You said it perfectly about how I feel about Ruby.
I don't want to dislike characters on this show that for me is a feel good show. Sure I go through my moments where one of them may not be acting their best, but usually I can understand why. With Ruby all I see is meanness. At times she was ok like in 209, but then she is back to being downright mean without any depth.
@MM That is what I think Jonah is going to be. He seems to be the new Ruby at least for me.
This is just a hunch, but I get the feeling that with Ruby's leaving, the newest Breeland in town, Jonah, is going to be the new antagonist in HoD. Since Zoe gets on fairly well with Brick and her and Lemon have a somewhat civil relationship now
@John: I'll take my chances with wishing Ruby gone. I'm not a big believer in the Every Show Needs a Villain argument, especially not when that requires the intro of a temporary character instead of one we at least know and care about. If this were an action or supernatural show, maybe. It's not. It's a show about regular people's lives and relationships in a somewhat irregular town. For good writers, there's enough drama in that without having to create it. Even last year's "antagonist" Lemon was allowed to have depth and sympathy. I don't see that with Ruby at all. It's completely uninteresting to me to have a character whose apparent SOLE purpose is to cause trouble and heartbreak.
If we must have someone stirring up things, there are MORE than enough characters in Bluebell already that can be developed more. At least one of them I'd consider rooting for, instead of tuning out every single scene.
John, I like Ruby and I like Lavon better with her than Lemon but probably because I want her back with george. Conflicted bcuz he's great with Tansy too!
I loved this espisode...particularity Zoe for once she was not acting self absorbed. I saw growth from her and I hope she continues... She was struggling w her feelings and it showed. For once she owned up to her mistake. Iam sooooooooooooooooo missing Shelley.
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