Hart of Dixie Review: The Ship Is Sailing

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On "Blue Christmas" there was major heartbreak - but also major love!

From Crazy Earl turning not-so-crazy Earl... to Ruby breaking up with Lavon, this Hart of Dixie Season 2 episode was definitely one of my favorites to date.

Zoe's Christmas

Let's start here: Wade and Zoe FINALLY got together!

Zoe's speech to Wade at the end was ADORABLE and you have to admit that it was even if you ship George and Zoe. I really enjoyed how she maned womaned up and came to her senses. Wade HAS evolved and is definitely worthy. Now that they're on the same page, it's working out great. The tension they've played up to the past few episodes paid off here. Big time.

Since I missed last week and didn't get to review "Sparks Fly," I will take this part to talk about how I DO love Tansy and George. Except every time I see Tansy I think of the actress and her role in Magic Mike. Anyone else? No? Just me. Okay. Anyway, George looks happy with Tansy and he's changing too. He is going outside of his "good guy" box, which is something that needed to happen. 

I was so proud of Lemon tonight, putting aside her personal feelings to help Lavon keep the current love of his life in Bluebell. I am astounded at how much Lemon has grown in these 10 episodes of Hart of Dixie. This is how character growth should be done. Ruby just needs to learn to keep her mouth shut and bad things won't happen. (I still love you, Ruby)

That said, I adored the immaturity between the both of them tonight. I was laughing so hard at their scene at the cookie contest. They hate each other so much and are not afraid to show it, it's perfect. I really will miss these scenes between Ruby and Lemon. I will also miss Ruby. I don't believe we've seen the last of her, but I do believe we won't see her for awhile. I was actually surprised when it was revealed that Lavon was going to be proposing, but I am glad it didn't work out. I'm sorry, Lavon, except that I'm not: you and Lemon are meant to be. 

Elsewhere, Brick has a new and much younger lady friend! What a HYSTERICAL add the end, I was not expecting Brick to come up from the covers. Last week, Brick was dreading going on a date with her because of her cell phone obsession and look how that turned out! I love it. Get yours, Brick, it makes me love you more. 

Back to Zoe and Wade. After watching last week's episode and this one, I have to say that Wade is becoming a very likable and lovable character. In the beginning and at times he can be a real ass and very immature. Now it's the opposite. He has become this sensitive and down-to-earth guy ever since Zoe and that is what love is folks. Love changes you and "evolves" you. That is exactly what happened to them both. Crazy Earl said it best. Those two are in love. 

Move over George and Zoe, endgamers, Wade and Zoe is where it's at. I'm on this ship and I will sail with it until the end!

Overall this episode was definitely top three if not my all-time favorite. Unfortunately, we have quite the break before Hart of Dixie returns. Hopefully when that takes place, we will see more of Rose and Annabeth, my two underused favorites. 


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And by the way, for those of you who want Ruby to go away: the writers would be nuts to do that. Ruby plays the part of the pepper in the Kung Pao Chicken. She is the change-up. She is the villian. She is the one character who has been stirring things up in this show for he past few weeks. You have to admit this: if she's making you angry, if she repulses you, then she's a fine actress and doing her job. If they do get rid of her, then they're going to have to find a similar character to take her place. And writers ... please, please give Lemon something good for a change. She's like the town punching bag. Jaime King is an unbelievable talent.


@ReneeM - how dare you bring up the elephant in the room?! I agree, though. At the same time, I'm not concerned. This was a great ep before going into the holiday hiatus (or "midseason finale" as they insist on calling them these days), because it resolved one conflict and moved the relationship into new territory. But it wasn't a series or even a season finale so they can't and indeed shouldn't solve all of their problems and live happily ever after. The George conversation is bigger and deserves more than the last few minutes of an ep. @John: I AGREE! Lemon's trying so hard and she deserves so much more in all aspects of her life.


I think the show really needs to cut Lemon a break. I have watched every episode, and, in my opinion, she has by far the most complicated and entertaining character. But her character is tormented while remaining honest and sweet. I saw that after the first couple of episodes. If there is ANY character on this show that is deserving of something good, it is Lemon.


What a great episode! Wade was totally sitting in the wicker chair he took from Zoe! How adorable.


Ellen I didn't like that Wade was dating either but I CHOSE to pretend it didn't happen... lol


OMG! Finally. Wade and Zoe official!! I'm so glad she finally admitted that she wants to be with him too!

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This was a very good episode!
How much to I love Wade? SO MUCH! Seeing him with his dad and then at the end when he had tears in his eyes when Zoe was telling him she wanted a real, in public relationship! I loved it!
I feel bad for Lemon! Never thought I would say that!
I know Levon will not be mad at her forever. Ruby was a way overdramatic breaking up with Lavon over the fact that he dated Lemon, well I guess it was because he kept it from her but still! It never would have worked out as I do not think Lavon would leave Bluebell.
I think I like Brick and Shelby together. I did not like her and George.
I am liking Tansy and George!


One of my favourite episodes so far. The ending was perfect! I swooned. I LOVE Crazy Earl! The scene with him & Wade in the church had me weepy. It just adds more depth to both of them. Wilson Bethel was brilliant as always.
Poor Lemon. All of her scenes, I could only keep thinking "Man, she reallllly loves Lavon to do this for him". I hated the way he treated her at the end.
The last few episodes sorely tested my patience with Zoe, but man, was it worth it :) All in all, everyone did a terrific job on this one.


I liked the episode and I'm glad Zoe and Wade are together, but one thing bugged me. A BIG part of why Z & W were broken up was because Wade saw that Zoe was bummed George had no problem accepting she and Wade as a couple. Clearly she was still viewing Wade as a placeholder and George as her ideal. Dumb of Zoe, but that's how she was thinking and Wade recognized it. But last night, it was as if the writers decided to scrap that idea and make their earlier break up only about Zoe fearing they would have nothing to say to each other on a date. It's this sort of "amnesia" regarding the characters and their motivations that I find hard to take. As for Ruby, she was just too mean and immature to Lemon last night. I didn't think it was funny. Lemon was really trying to be an adult and Ruby was just being a spiteful jerk. Who wouldn't be feeling lousy in Lemon's situation?


I loved this episode! Totally on board fir Zoe and Wade and have been from the beginning! I agree that Lavon and Lemon are meant to be. And no, you are not the only one who sees Tansy's Magic Mike character whenever see is on the screen.

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Hart of Dixie Season 2 Episode 10 Quotes

Tansy is short for Lemon. Crazy, southern ways.


Zoe: Wade did not break with up with. I am so much happier without him because now I can focus on more important things. Like trying to figure out how to redirect air traffic with my mind.
Lavon: Your mom is almost here?