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Hart of Dixie Review: The Break Up

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We all saw this coming, didn't we?

On "Where I Lead Me," Zoe and Wade broke up. After a dramatic out-of-character (OOC) twist on last week's Hart of Dixie, all of those decisions came to a head and no amount of begging from Wade could save this relationship.

On a lighter note, though, we were given more Wanda and Tom on their wedding day in Bluebell. These two saved the hour for me.

Annabeth & Lemon Arrive

I might as well get the negative out of the way. Here's the gist of what happened: the writers needed a reason to end the Wade and Zoe relationship. Their conclusion? Making Wade OOC by having him sleep with a woman who wasn't Zoe Hart.

This is where my problems begins. In my review last week, I blew up and scorned the writers for doing this. Now that we've reached this far in Hart of Dixie Season 2, it seems like this was the writers intentions all along. Every week has brought a new problem for the couple; the pattern has been obvious and irritating, as they argue over something or hurt each other's feelings and then quickly make up for 10 minutes before another issue arises.

If this was the plan, HoD team, then why did you waste most of this season catering to this couple?!? I will admit that I'm the kind of viewer who watches this happen and says, "it's all apart of their character journey" and continues to enjoy the story. But it's hard for me to wrap my head around the OOC and "dark place" Wade was put in just to break him and Zoe up.

I can't say I'm looking forward to seeing how the bitterness is swept under the rug. It's not like Zoe can forgive him anytime soon and be back with him. If she did, then she'd be OOC.

On to the positive! Debra Jo Rupp was wonderful in this episode! I want her back for more because, honestly, who wouldn't want more of that lovely lady? She also said, "YOLO!" Ha! So come back Kitty!

Speaking of Wanda, her and Tom's wedding was absolutely adorable. What I would have given to have an invite to that event! I would have dressed up as a Droid or something. Nerd heaven! At least love is working out for one couple on Hart of Dixie.

I truly hope we continue to have more Tom and Wanda! Ross Philips and Mallory Moye are underused in the show.

Finally, after OOC Lemon last week, she came to her senses and forgave Annabeth. I spoke to Kaitlyn Black recently and she made a good point: I need to look at it from Lemon's perspective. She said that Annabeth was the most constant thing in Lemon's life and she had been hurt by AB. That's very true and I'm more forgiving of OOC Lemon than I am of OOC Wade now.

It's nice to see that the bond of two friends is strong enough to make it through this. I definitely ship Annabeth and Lemon as best friends forever!

Overall, this episode brought back the funny and picked the show off the floor after last week's disaster. It's time for us Dixie fans to move on and accept the journey the writers are taking us.

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"People who want Zoe and Wade together are the same type who marry people that are not a good fit and then can't understand why they ended up divorced." Sorry hate to break it to you. I love ZW, and I've been married for 14 1/2 years. Relationships like ZG could also end in divorce. The kind where the couple is bored with each other and then strays outside the marriage when there is excitement to be had elsewhere. Sorry George emotionally cheated with Zoe so that could very easily happen there. No one knows what makes a marriage work except for the 2 people involved. Aside from real life this is TV. I want more than a couple who agrees on everything and has everything in common to entertain me. The purpose of a show is entertainment.

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"People who want Zoe and Wade together are the same type who marry people that are not a good fit and then can't understand why they ended up divorced" So, just a quick heads up to everybody who supports the idea of Zade... fun relationships where opposites attract lead to divorce. You best stop wanting these two together right now because we're all doomed to a life full of divorce papers!! ...oh my god. :D

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Wade and Zoe have NOTHING in common! They are all wrong for each other. She belongs with someone who is on her lever in more areas than just physical chemistry. This network has a history of having characters interested in each other but never ultimately getting together by the end of the series. They may just keep dangling a carrot in front of the viewers who want Zoe and George together, and then never actually have them become a couple. They did this with Gilmore Girls and Dawson's Creek. If they don't, I won't be watching the show anymore. Zoe and George make a GREAT couple! If they were real people, they would have a better chance at a lasting relationship that Zoe and Wade! Lemon/Tansy and George are horrible together. Lemon is a nut case. People who want Zoe and Wade together are the same type who marry people that are not a good fit and then can't understand why they ended up divorced. Wade was known as the town womanizer. Really? As if Zoe has to settle for that?

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I keep reading that people think Wade's cheating is OOC. I really don't think it is. I have always been better friends with guys than girls, and I have had a lot of guy friends with far better morals than Wade tell me they cheated on a woman they truly loved. And a whole lot more who flirted up to the point of no return before they recognized what they were throwing away if they got caught and stopped before doing the ultimate deed. Men are definitely wired differently, and most are a lot more capable of rationalizing cheating. Who knows what makes people cheat? But it usually has very little to do with anyone other the individual doing the cheating. This would be totally in line with Wade's character, since the cheating had nothing to do with Claudette or Zoe, and everything to do with Wade's low-self esteem. I'm really hopeful Wade can turn this ship around, even if he doesn't end up with Zoe.

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(continued…) For this reason, we were also not heavily invested in Lemon and George. Yes, they were a cute couple we enjoyed watching at times, but we never saw the intense chemistry that the characters Zoe and Wade demonstrated. So, for Wade to crave Zoe like he did, and crave wanting to be a better guy to then just switch and think, yeah no, cheating is now something I’m capable of and to a woman I adore; yes, majority of the fans have definitely been left blind sighted, upset about the future of the show, and those behind the scenes capable of careless decisions.

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(continued...) It's poor writing that has dismissed and tainted a good quality character due to the writer’s limited imagination and storyline ability. Furthermore, please stop with the Lemon versus Wade cheating similarities in order to justify how okay this storyline is because again; the poor writing in this show has always left viewers unsure about what the setup even was with Lemon and George when he went to New York. At one point early on it was stated he asked Lemon to go to New York and she had said no, so they broke things off. Then the next minute we're being told they were actually in a long distance relationship whilst Lemon was cheating with Lavon. Who friggin knows… I think we all tried to make sense of it as best we could and finished with “well, they must’ve been together�. I’d say the storyline was mistakenly altered along the way due to an exec producer forgetting the minor details in her own show. For this reason, we were also not heavily invested in Lemon and George. Yes, they were a cute couple we enjoyed watching at times, but we never saw the intense chemistry that the characters Zoe and Wade demonstrated. So, for Wade to crave Zoe like he did, and crave wanting to be a better guy to then just switch and think, yeah no, cheating is now something I’m capable of and to a woman I adore; yes, majority of the fans have definitely been left blind sighted, upset about the future of the show, and those behind the scenes capable of careless decisions.

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Lol, Coori. I'm pretty sure we're just clinging onto the hope that this show will find its way back. It's just he stated something like "baby, please forgive me, I'll do anything to make it up to you" and somebody would only show that kind or remorse, guilt, etc. if they were guilty. I feel like this show is officially a sinking ship (because the ship has been sunk - get it! I'll stop now.) :D But seriously, I love those handful of viewers and reviews that state "this isn't out of character for Wade" ... "they had to break up at some point". No. His character was never explained to be a cheater but instead, a guy that enjoyed being single and any storyline around Tansy (his one serious relationship with another woman) never hinted toward cheating because it's a character trait many would not be able to support. We all knew the writers would eventually write in a break-up but cheating is a drastic option. It's poor writing that has dismissed and tainted a good quality character due to the writer’s limited imagination and storyline ability.

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I don't think Wade's character cheated on Zoe's character, I think he is in love with her but he doesn't have enough faith in himself to believe that he is enough to make her happy, to support her, and whatever else comes with serious relationships. I think he used cheating on her as a diversion to get out of the relationship without outright dumping her; and later in the season or next season (if the show is renewed) we will find out that he only did this because he loved her and they'll have some big dramatic reunion between the two characters.

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I said I would be pissed off if they broke up Zoe and Wade and I would be even more pissed if they had him cheat and well they did just that! I am about at my wits end with this show.

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I know they were going to break up at some point because it's a TV show and they need drama but did they really need to make Wade a cheater? This just ruined all chances of Zoe and Wade getting back together. I don't know if i want to watch this anymore.