A response to AfterBuzz TV AfterShow Hart of Dixie S02E08

They discussed all the triangles in the show. I’ll come back to add to this, but I really wanted to comment on the Zoe-Wade-George thing and their ideas on why Zoe is having problems.

I think Zoe is still much more concerned about what it means if George is ok with her and Wade being together, than about what the town thinks. As I see it in my mind, the thoughts going on Zoe’s mind would be something along the lines of….

George is ok that Wade and I are together? But that means he’s over ME! That means we’ll never end up together! Oh no. What am I going to do now. We’re not the endgame!

Because, the silliest thing is, when she said she wanted him to date, I’m sure she wanted him to get over Lemon, when that wasn’t the real concern! I’m really curious as to why the writers decided to take them down this road instead of the typical soap opera one.


Hart of Dixie S02E07

While watching the “previously on” section, I was reminded of something I neglected to comment on in the previous episode: Ruby’s dress! Was there some kind of symbolism in her dress, with its white sash-like stripe diagonally across?  I am assuming it is a deliberate costume choice, hinting that she could win? (but we all know now that she didn’t win the race. but she sure won something else she wanted!)

First scene opens with…..Wade spent the night at Zoe’s! They’re so cute. But he’s waking her up with his laughter. While watching cartoons. Sitting on her bed. Eating her cookies!! Cookies that her mum shipped over specially from New York! Black and white cookies! [Is this a hint to some kind of branded cookie??? Oh it isn’t. It’s really some kind of New York thing!] Zoe’s not happy. Not happy. Is this their first fight? Heh heh heh. He tries to be glib but she’s not having it. He apologises nicely. But the follow-up attempt to have makeup sex doesn’t fly with Zoe.
“Oh gee. [sarcastically] How can I resist such a romantic proposal?] {I like the way she says it~ It’s almost like she’s singing.}
Wade reminds her that their arrangement doesn’t require it and that’s why he likes it.

Seriously? This is a reminder of Episode 4 where they were both proclaiming how much they liked the arrangement. Is this going to be a pattern? Zoe asks for something from Wade in the relationship, he ends up agreeing, but in the next episode, she’s the one who strays. Writers, you’d better be better than me.}

She tells him to go away. And gives the now ‘classic’ line: I’m not saying that I want romance. But I’m also not a Ford. I need something besides your key to start my engines. {whoa}
Wade’s no fool: So you Are saying you want romance.
Zoe: {maybe it’s too early in the morning} No. (Wade looks doubtful) I don’t know. Nevermind.
And she gets up. They have a few more lines to and fro. Then she shuts her toilet door on him. Wade gives a ‘what gives’ expression. But I think he knows he’s made a mistake.

Zoe walks into the kitchen. Lavon is shirtless. They exchange some chatter about what he had been up to. He’s making breakfast for Ruby. Zoe observes how romantic the gesture is. Zoe tries to extricate herself from the rapidly heating up scene, but Ruby is trying to make nice. I’m not too sure whether the ‘no’ to coffee was real or a convenient excuse, and I’m not too clear whether she really forgives Ruby since Ruby’s reasoning is that she and Lavon have already put unpleasant matters behind them.

I’m not convinced of Lavon’s and Ruby’s chemistry. Seriously, I want Lemon to come between them. Without looking like it happened that way. Heh heh heh. Or maybe Annabeth will do it for Lemon! Would make for an extra juicy layer to the story.

Next scene. Lemon finds Annabeth at the Butter Stick Bakery and declares to her that they will join forces and open a catering business. Annabeth tells her no as it isn’t a good time. At first, I thought she was just nervous about saying no to Lemon. We later find out that it was just a cover. Annabeth already started the business alone and was catering an event for George!

At the clinic. As it turns out, since Brick did not like the receptionists Zoe liked, they are stuck with an intern, Rose! Yay~~~She’s so cute in that just-right mix of child and adult.

Brick walks in, happy that He’s getting some romance. Oh my I can see it starting to build up when I watch it this time.

A call comes in. The town’s high school football team has come down with a fungus and needs Brick there. Rose is into someone on the team. It turns out Brick is not available after his appointments as he’s supposed to skype with Emily. Zoe volunteers to go, but Brick says that’s not a good idea, reminding her of what she stirred up the last time she was there. Rose is on Brick’s side, so he says he forbids Zoe from going. Zoe gets truly riled up and calls them (the men) Neantherthals, and brings up romance, then storms off. {She needs to tell Wade….} Brick’s day is ruined.

Ruby and Lavon meet Lemon on the street. Insults follow.

Lemon meets George coming out of the Dixie Stop. That’s when Annabeth’s true situation is revealed.

Ruby and Lavon stuff. I’ll summarise quickly. Lavon wonders what went wrong. How come Grandpa hates him so much? After a few more interactions, it is revealed: Grandpa thinks that Lavon and Ruby together means that Ruby is stuck in Bluebell when she should be somewhere else. I did love how Lavon tried to sic Burt Reynolds on Grandpa after he insulted Lavon’s mother’s recipe.

Zoe in the football team’s locker room, spraying their feet and giving them instructions on continued care. A boy tries to get fresh.
Zoe: Oh, how cute, a baby caveman.

‘medical’ case of the episode is mixed up with the ‘zoe wants romance’ arc.

Zoe goes over and tries to get the start kicker to buck up and get his head in the game. As we see the boy look happier and happier, Zoe is clueless as to the effect she has had on him.
The thing is, I don’t get how it happened. He was looking at his (ex)girlfriend’s picture, being emo. When Zoe introduces herself, it actually registers in his head that she is Rose’s friend. As she is trying to talk up Rose, how they broke the mold when they made her, he ties it back to his ex, since that was what they used to say about her too. He is still emo. Zoe sits down and continues talking to him. He realises the importance of football to the town and wants to get out of his funk. But Zoe has no magic pills for him. She gets some jokes in. He claims he can’t kick without his gf, and Zoe likens her to his lucky charm. She tries to get him to see who else was his lucky charm before, and it turns out to be a string of girls. *faintz*

OH. I see it now. Zoe puts a reassuring hand on Max’s wrist as she tells him “Sounds like having a special someone in your life gives you confidence.” Alamak. Just like that. He’s fallen for her. faintz. She doesn’t see it and carries on telling him how special he is, and that he should find someone special like him. She starts to describe Rose, but Max think she means herself when she says the person might be right under her nose. Because she was so cryptic, he really thinks Zoe was talking about herself! faintz.

Lemon and Annabeth on their matter. Ups and downs, etc etc etc. {You can tell I want to get back to Zoe and Wade but this episode has so much happening!} Because of a last minute doubling of the guest list, George asks Lemon to help Annabeth out. I guess she agreed. Annabeth finds out Lemon is secretly helping, so Lemon’s help becomes outright.

Zoe going for some cute moment with Wade here?
Zoe: Bartender, a glass of Pinot
Wade: For the millionth time, we’ve got red, and we’ve got white. So..
Zoe: I know, I just miss saying it. Red.
Wade: You’re in a good mood.
Zoe: I cured some foot fungus. began to break through a kid’s mental block, while doing a little matchmaking in the process. a good day’s work.
Wade: And you haven’t even opened my present yet
The scene starts to look a little romantic.
Zoe: What’s this for?
Wade: You said you wanted a little romance, I listened. {wow he’s trying}
Alamak. it’s a thong. wrapped in tinfoil?? she calls it butt floss. hahaha. she tells him he can use it (it glows in the dark) to light the way back to his own bed that night.

Just as Zoe and Rose are having their girly chat, something happens…………

a flash mob! the whole town is doing it! Rose detects that it is for Zoe. omg! did i see earl? for a moment, zoe thinks it was wade, but no. then Max (the footballer, Rose’s crush) appears. Rose is disappointed and angry. Zoe knows something is wrong.

Wade comes over to rub it in. (Huh?) “Oh, romance, oh just my luck. I’m too late”. Zoe tells Rose she will fix the problem.

Side note: I’m seeing lots of outdoor shots. Must be something they did during the hiatus. It does enlarge the geography of the town somewhat. (But seriously, how many people does the town have? When I saw the board of voters, it looked no larger than 1000. Supposing a healthy population of youth and children, maybe 1500 in total?)

The next day, the clinic is full of flowers from Max. Rose is not happy. I like her exasperation: “Oh my god, how much allowance does that kid get?”

Zoe wants to let the kid down, but Brick doesn’t let her, because keeping Max happy is more important to this town than Zoe doing the right thing. AIYOH!

Zoe cancels her patients to go off the grid. She hides out in her house. Wade comes looking for her. They are so cute together. He tells her to let the kid get to first base (hand up the skirt), which apparently explains something to Zoe, but of course it was lost on me until I checked the urban dictionary. It does explain something.

She tells Wade indirectly that Max’s version of romance is better and tells him to learn a few lessons from Max. That ‘hey’ Wade gives sounds really loaded. Heh. He’s actually miffed! I suppose in his own way, he did try. haha. But still, he totally deserved it. Then Max has found Zoe and come knocking on her door. Wade looks ‘eager’. “Well, well, well, class is in session.” Zoe tries to stop Wade from opening the door by pulling his shirt, but it fails. Of course it fails. That was a lame attempt. Even lamer, she hides behind Wade! lol. I mean, it actually works, but Wade is determined to spoil her plans to stay away from Max.

Zoe’s “Hey, Max, wazzup, brother” is lost on Max. The way Wade refers to himself as the third wheel, also totally lost on Max. haha. poor kid. Zoe’s not happy. The kid is so infatuated he refers to Demi Moore and Aston Kucher making it work for some time. Aiyohz.

It sounds safe enough that Max is only asking for dinner. Zoe tries to avoid it but fails because Wade spoils her story. He was listening outside! Seriously, it’s really quite funny. Wade, “It’s a date, she’ll see you then.” He’s quite enjoying it. I like his mix of childishness and adult here. It’s a healthy one. Wade bets that Max will bring her a corsage. Zoe chases him out. lol.

This town is full of crazy people. Brick actually sends over drinks for Zoe and Max on their ‘date’. geee….

Lemon can be so….brusque. She disrupted Annabeth’s prayer circle because of timing. Annabeth’s voice makes her anger obvious. Finally Lemon gets it. But they argue and storm off anyway.

Zoe must be starved of compliments, because she nicely says thank you (with her mouth full) when Max says she is magnificent. Rose and Tonya (guest star, McKayla the gymnast) are at the bar (drinking milkshakes i think) throwing daggers at them. It is lost on Max.

Zoe tells Rose she doesn’t really want to be there, but Rose says she’s old and smart enough to find a way. Is Wade agreeing? He’s being weird. “What’d I do?”
But eventually it does go too far and Zoe has run out of ways to not let Max hold her hands. She finally tells him it’s wrong for her to go on this date with him. And she can be so blunt. The New Yorker is back! But she breaks his heart anyway.

The next morning, the town’s upset at her. Nice interaction with George. He’s on the side of the townspeople. Side note: They could be good friends if the writers would actually write George properly. Seriously, every line out of him with the single ladies in all previous episodes just sounded like flirting all the way. That’s just unnatural to me (but supposedly natural to all them southern gentlemen). Nice line thought: I’ll tell you what, if you need any legal protection, you just give me a call.” But now Wade is on her side. I want to know what he’s been thinking! Ah. He’s jealous in a different way. Says the boy is acting like a hero in a romantic comedy and that’s not how the world works, and Zoe breaking Max’s heart is just toughening him up. Zoe can’t believe her ears. (Wade is still not getting this thing right with Zoe). How come he still doesn’t see what she’s getting at? Zoe tells Wade that Max is already tough and it took guts to do what he did. (is this a mini fight?) Wade says Max was prancing around and making a fool of himself. Zoe disagreed. While it may have been over the top, it was nice to be appreciated. Which is what she wants. (And which I believe she hasn’t been showing Wade enough of! Seriously, the pattern is here!) “In the end, that is all a romantic gesture is meant to do.” I’m glad she said that to Wade! Oooo she also says, “At least he took a chance.” Now Wade has another funny look on his face. It got to hiim. Mind must be swirling. Yup. He knows it for sure now.

George tries to get Lemon and Annabeth to work together. It eventually works out. I think he’s going to have to do all legal work for Lemon for free for at least the next 15 years!

Oh Zoe went to talk to Max! It was nice and honest, and she essentially told Max what she had already said about him (but to Wade). I like her talk about believing in himself. She told him he was brave and that she knew grown men (or was it just wade she was talking about?) who couldn’t do what he did. Great line about how his feet have moves. And the “go get them. huh” with actions was nice.

Nice team! And they won!

Zoe gets compliments! From Dash and (a reluctant) Brick. haha!

Rose and Zoe make up. Rose is invited to the victory party!

Awww…..Wade asks Wanda for advice. Indirectly. Awwww….so sweet! Like she said, “It really doesn’t matter what it is, as long as it’s from the heart”. Now that finally gets Wade thinking. (Maybe it was too noisy previously).

And the aww shucks scene at the end.

SO SWEET!!! Wade says the cookies are a mess, but Lavon’s kitchen is worse. She’s so touched! He said he had never really baked before. O my gosh just the way he said it….melt.

“I can’t believe you did this.” It really is all in the way she delivers the line. So sweet. So beautiful. She was like this young girl in love! To bad they didn’t taste good. “It’s the thought that counts. She’s just so sweet here!!!! I really thought they were going to kiss here! And that sweet look on Wade’s face. Oooolala. The silence and questioning looks and the final ‘giving in’ was so nice. Though it’s back to ‘just sex’ again. “Thank god, I thought you’d never ask”

This show is worth watching again and again! I really dig the Zade scenes, and really this last one was magnificently delivered.

Am I the only one who would have tried to ship new cookies from New York instead of baking? :p

I’d consider this a 2-Zade-count episode, both implied.  And 1 almost major moment for Zade. WOohoo!~YAY~

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New effort – A response to AfterBuzz TV AfterShow Hart of Dixie S02E06

I’ve liked this aftershow so far. But because I’m not sure I want to be directly linked to them yet, I’ve not posted anything or any comment. Here, I’ll repond to what they brought up on the aftershow. Here goes!

They have Tim Matheson on this aftershow! He directed this episode! That’s why it was so Brick-lite. heh.

They discuss the election first. First, the debate. We are mostly not Ruby fans. But we agree Lavon’s reactions were cute.

People like AB! They talk about how the cast really gets along. Tim shared how it is like to be directing and acting in the same episode.

Lots of Team Wade here.

Apparently they were very serious shooting the sexual scenes at first, but eventually it became more ‘fun’.

The conversation just flowed. I’m not disagreeing much. But I’m not going to recap it here.

Predictions. I agree with the prediction that something is going to develop between George and Tansy. Lemon needing a new man? Hmm….I’d like her to do the whole triangle with lavon and ruby thing first. but i’ve also seen spoilers that the doctor from the bar episode comes back, so not much of a prediction. i’m not spoiler free.

Hart of Dixie S02E06

ARGH!!!!! My computer rebooted without warning!!!!!
There were so many precious exchanges in this episode!

Edited to add: OMG!!!! My draft was actually saved!! I’m going to combine my efforts.

I have to admit. For a Zade shipper, this was really a boring episode.

Worse, I’m really not a visual person, and I only got a little happier after I saw what other fans had pointed out.
Alright! A quick commentary/recap, and then we’ll finally get back to shipping again!

Opening scene, the town’s pickin’ chicken has been at it for some time, and it always picks Ruby as the winner of the mayoral election! Lavon is understandably upset, because for the past 200 years, the chicken has always accurately predicted the winner.

“Oh. So I’m up in the polls. Aww. But I’m down on the poultry” lol. the humor/punning.

And there’s a big debate that night! Where he’s supposed to crush Ruby.

And Ruby walks over. And Lavon is all gushy over her. Omg what happened??? Just that 1 apology at Halloween and he’s back under her spell?

And Lemon suddenly flirts with Lavon after Ruby’s gone! It wasn’t too obvious as flirting, so I don’t think Lavon noticed at all.

Brick is cranky. [medical case of the episode]. Zoe gets a jab in behind his back. haha Magnolia wants a driving lesson. Brick confesses he was gambling on the fact that she wouldn’t get her learner’s permit. This girl really is a natural at getting her way, but she’s real mean in the way she does it!

“Oh daddy, I was really hoping it would be like that time when you taught me to ride the bike. Remember that?” “oh. sure. sure i do” “no you don’t. because it never happened. oh. and now look at you. you feel bad, and i hate to see you feeling bad, so teach me to drive.”

Brick caves. But continues to be so cranky, Magnolia actually asks Zoe to fix him. cue animal joke.

Zoe is at the Rammer Jammer, having told Wade about Brick’s more than usual state of crankiness. Wade’s diagnosis? Brick needs to get laid. hahahahahahah. How come they didn’t use the joke here like that? hahaha. Instead he just said “he just needs to get laid” AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH double meaning! LOL

Zoe turns the question on Wade. but she asks it in the wrong way. really walked into that one herself.
Zoe: Is sex that important to you? I mean, (voice drops to a whisper) if we were to stop having sex would you turn into a raging lunatic?
Wilson Bethel is such a wonderful actor here. He goes expression, expression, expression, then “No.”
Zoe: Ok. good. [Then Zoe slowly realises……] because then you’d start having sex with someone else. [ahahaha. she really walked into that one herself]
Wade smiles widely. hahahaha.
Wade: You know, it’s touching how well you know me. Well, at least they aren’t serious! Or so she wants to think.

It must have been her lunch break. Because she’s back at the clinic again! Sneaking up on Brick who is complaining that they are out of supplies. Aren’t they going to get a someone in soon or something? What happened to their assistant or whatever you call that person?

Zoe goes for the direct approach. The girl does not know subtle. She gets nowhere.

That night, the mayoral debate. Lemon and Annabeth are psyching Lavon up. Very weird scene. Turns out Annabeth has been watching MMA. George finds out that Presley doesn’t vote. Brick is feeling it’s unfair for Lemon who has to watch George date under her own nose. She says she’s fine. And he notices that she’s really fine. She acknowledges that may be someone she may have feelings for.

The debate is awkward. Ruby starts off strong. But Lavon just gets jittery everytime he turns to look at her! And then he starts flirting. Then it looks like they’re just flirting with each other instead of debating. Annabeth notices “Am I the only one who needs a cigarette after that?” [this line is so precious!]. Lemon, who had rediscovered her feelings for Lavon, looks sad. “I think he likes her”. O M G.
Annabeth: this does not happen in Mixed Martial Arts. ahahahhaahah

The next day. Election day!
The exchange is precious.

Lemon is on Lavon’s case.

Lavon: Look. I admit. I wasn’t on my A-game last night.
Lemon: That, is because you’re involved with Ruby Jefferies.
Lavon: I told you, I’m not.
Lemon: Then why don’t I believe you?
Lavon: You may be naturally distrustful. Due to the circumstances of your life. What not.
Lemon gives a disbelieving ‘huh’: The entire town saw you practically endorsing her for mayor.
Lavon: I was being civil.
Lemon: Fine. Then cut it out, okay? You go out, you be seen, but you stay away from Ruby Jefferies, lest you get “civil” with her again and hand her the mayor’s hat. OR gavel. Or whatever else comes with being the mayor.
Lavon: it’s nothing really. it’s just parking {so sad}

Lemon is still doing her job, grabbing every possible vote for Lavon. She mobilises people to grab every last possible vote for Lavon. Tom has discovered a new mobile home at the edge of town. Lemon tells Annabeth to go but she refuses. Wade comes in at that point and Lemon descends on him. He looks like he had just gotten up and he was looking for something to eat. He looks cornered and slightly stunned. His face is just telegraphing question marks. {The scene really looks better than it sounds.} Just as Lemon is saying “Anyone who cares for Lavon must scour the entire town for additional votes,” Zoe walks in. “I wanna help, what can I do?” Lemon gets her to make sure all her patients go to the polls.

This next part is precious. All the shippers love this scene.

Lemon, being Lemon, sees something….
Lemon (to Zoe): What in the world are you wearing? [looks from Wade to Zoe to Wade]. [Wade looks too. As if noticing for the first time] Is that Wade’s shirt? [He looks surprised that she noticed.] Side note: isn’t this one of those sexy things that only actual couples do? They are clearly more serious than they realise. I just hope Wade doesn’t remember/re-realise that Zoe is just treating him like a piece of meat. Did he forget how much he likes her? sigh. Maybe he hasn’t dared to admit it to himself. *groan*
Zoe: Is it? Wade, I told you to do your own laundry. stop putting your stuff in with mine. [the 2nd sentence a little louder, and she storms off. wow she was quick here. wade still looks stunned. as if seeing what she’s wearing with new realisation for the first time. ]
Wade (with slow realisation): hoh. Man, I really…hate…her. [Pretend laugh]
I hope he starts realising he actually wants to show people they’re together, but without really telling or making a big fuss. And I hope he doesn’t remember that she seems to be embarassed about their relationship, however underdefined it is.
Lemon let’s the topic go for now. Heh. I guess she remembered that Zoe had told her they had had sex.
But Wade has just had a thought/realisation. [hmm…I guess they’ve not had their first fight yet. Imagine if he starts realising here that she is still hiding their relationship, probably because she’s embarassed. or trying to stay in george’s good books by hiding it somehow. zoe-logic]

I’m going to make this the first Zade count of the episode.

Go to scene. Brick and Magnolia screaming at each other over the driving lesson. He actually tells her “shoo! shoo!” ahahahaha

Zoe, having witnessed the scene, volunteers to teach Magnolia. In exchange for getting to give Brick a medical examination. He realises it is a good deal, and takes it.

Lemon asks George to find someone to vote for Lavon. (cute exchange, but not cute enough to put here). Wade checks in with Lemon. That trailer turns out to be his ex-wife’s. “Oh good lord, so does she like you or hate you these days” “I guess we’ll find out” They have a nice chat until Wade tries to insist on Tansy coming to vote, when she’s adamant at not doing so because she’s outside the boundaries by 6 feet. And she insists on staying out. They argue. Nice play on words!

“Well, how much further away do you want me to go. I’m already in the next town!” haha. Wade is witty. He’s very pleased with the joke he made. haha

And Lavon is distracted while voting, because Ruby’s there too! He tries to escape but she runs up to him anyway. She confronts him about the ‘debate’ the night before. She asks if he was flirting with her. He denies it. (Oh man up! Why do shows do this?) but tentatively turns the question back on her. “why? were you?”. She says yes, but the attitude is sarcastic. But as she walks off, he stops her and asks about her plans after the election. She says she plans to be mayor because she’ll win. His words indicate he’s hopeful that she has a reason to stay if she loses. But she tells him if she loses, she’d leave straight away. Awww…sad face on Lavon.

Brick is still glued to his phone while Zoe is doing her exam on him. She asks him some questions, and all seems normal until it gets to Emily, and then the beeps increase. His heartbeat I believe. He tries to blame it on his thyroid.

Back at the trailer, Wade has called George in to help move Tansy’s trailer! He tried to trick George into doing it. But fails.

Lavon finds out Lemon had promised (for him) that he would do chores for Bluebelleans who vote for him. e.g. cut their yard, paint a fence, fix a birdhouse. He calls it undignified and buying votes. Lemon is very frustrated. She’s going all out to get votes, but to her, it looks like Lavon doesn’t want Ruby out of their lives. When he questions why Lemon wants Ruby gone, she answers that she doesn’t care, because if he doesn’t care, why should she? and she quits being his campaign manager!

Zoe is giving Magnolia her driving lesson. Her obsessiveness with her phone and her revealing that someone was supposed to text her gives Zoe a clue into Brick’s behaviour.

Back to the trailer. George tries another way to convince Tansy. It works! Tansy gets to cut George’s hair, he acts like her walking advertisement, and she moves back into Bluebell for the day and votes. It goes fine until Wade gets tired of waiting and hitches the trailer up to the pickup and drives off without warning, making Tansy shave off some ugly looking patches of hair. AIYOH

Annabeth has found out that Lemon quit. She’s not happy because she’s taking it personally. Because if Lemon gets Ruby out of town, Annabeth would get a shot at Lavon. Lemon finally gets honest. She tells AB that she can’t do that. AB asks why not, since AB saw him first and high school doesn’t count. And finally Lemon tells her that she didn’t see him first. Lemon did. She finally acknowledges that they were in love once, and she might still be. AB immediately switches to best friend mode. Very cute moments.

Zoe confronts Brick about what problems he’s having. It turns out he and Emily haven’t talked for 3 days, compared to everyday before that. His mind is running wild about what it means. Zoe convinces him to go find out. He’s about to pack to go when he realises he forgot to vote! But it’s almost 5 already! Zoe remembers and gives him the absentee in proxy ballot. The pen he first gets doesn’t work! But they find one that does and he signs it before the bell is rung! It’s valid!

The next scene shows Tom shouting “It’s a tie” to the people in the Rammer Jammer. Turns out the tiebreakers are 1) recount [already done], 2) duel (with weapons), 3) the chicken picks. *screams of terror*

AB takes Lemon aside and convinces her to tell Lavon how she feels, because it looks like Ruby is staying and the story seems to lead to Lavon+Ruby, and if she doesn’t tell him, the chicken might decide for her….

Now it’s Wade’s turn to give relationship advice? He’s asking Lavon why he isn’t watching the chicken pick the mayor, when Lavon reveals he doesn’t want Ruby to leave. Lavon decides to run to tell Ruby before the chicken decides. Just as he’s on his way out, Lemon is on her way in. But Lavon doesn’t stop for her. I feel sad for Lemon.

I’m not liking the order of the scenes here, and there’s too much ‘clear plotting’, because it is at the chicken picking arena that George and Tansy tell Wade that even dragging her into town, it was too late as the polls had closed. Sheesh. Didn’t he have the absentee proxy votes too! obviously another stupid trope. As their voices get raised, George ends up shouting that Tansy gave him a bad haircut. The whole town hears. Now Tansy is mad at George too.

Lavon gets to Ruby before the chicken picks. She wants to see, but ends up going with him when he insists.

Presley sees George and reveals she voted for Ruby. It’s awkward and angry. They part ways.

Meanwhile, Lavon tells Ruby how he feels. He’s so messed up by her! She’s honest with him too.
Back at the chicken, Zoe is walking up to Dash (superintendent of elections) with the vote. Just in time! I’m surprised they didn’t make it more dramatic. Dash’s calmly spoken “Tom, stop the chicken.” Really downplays the moment. When Dash announces that the election goes to Lavon, he and Ruby are nowhere to be found. Until the trailer is driven off and reveals them kissing. Poor Lemon! Dash’s look is priceless. Why is Tom so happy?

Back at the office, Zoe finds out from Brick (over skype) that all is fine!

Lemon is being sad at Lavon’s place. HUH? She pretends she was just collecting her things and avoiding him because she thought he would be at his party longer.
He comes in and asks her what it was she had wanted to talk to him about. She claims she doesn’t remember. He gives her a scented candle to thank her. HUH? His line “I hope it is to your taste. I never know what you want.” is so loaded with meaning, though not to him. Classic case of 言者无意 听者有心。She makes a dignified exit. Then they show Lavon looking as if he’s detected something.

And finally, 1 more scene of Zoe + Wade! They’re obviously in her bed. Pink sheets and pillowcases and all. Oh my. And now I totally see what everyone else was screaming about. It’s very interesting positioning – they’re spooning, with Wade’s forearm is under Zoe’s upper arm, and he has his hand over hers. Wade claims he was right after all. But Zoe says it was more nuanced than the way Wade has put it. This whole discussion is so sweet. It is totally different from the “it’s all about the sex” type of behaviour they’ve shown us in the past. The writers had better not be toying with us!!!!!

In an interesting change of pace, we see George helping Tansy to set up again. And he gets her to fix the botched haircut. What a fascinating development! I do believe he has so much more chemistry with her than with Zoe! Woohoo!

Zade count: 2. yay!

Fangirl attempt 1

My first fangirl attempt to make an animated gif! Thank goodness for free services online!

All those that I’ve seen are too fast. Blink and you miss it! Or too small. Well, there were 2 good ones. This, this and this. I just feel mine are slower. Let you savour the scene.

I like this scene so much because this is such a couple-y move rather than a jump-into-bed move..

Hart of Dixie S02E05

Zoe walking home without pants again. this is ridiculous. but at least she’s in knee-high boots. it’s obviously different clothing from the previous episode. is she wearing wade’s shirt? she’s holding clothes in her hand that aren’t from the previous episode. plus, halloween decorations do not pop up overnight. i wonder how much time has passed.

with so many belongings covered in her room, i’m not surprised she’s more often at wade’s place.

cue quick-pan from zoe to her bed. “someone’s been sleeping in my bed” and she didn’t mean wade! haha

zoe insists on telling lavon about her sex life again. (sleeping less than ever ever since they became monogamous). she makes it clear that she’s sure she had made her bed, as she had wanted to see how her new kate spade sheets looked like on her bed. lavon’s response is so typical of a guy. “and now i’ve lost interest. that was fast”. lol.

apparently weird things have been happening all week. a sock in her underwear drawer, a mysterious toothbrush in her bathroom. so she thinks she has a stalker.

lavon tells her it might be a stalker, or wade. and as lavon becomes more serious…..

wade grabs her suddenly from behind in a really ugly costume and scares her. good scream!

wade: hey that was pretty sexy (poking her tummy with a furry paw)

come on. it’s obviously not him because he was apparently literally tied up last night. my goodness how many endless different ways of doing it do they have.

zoe can be such a mess. i would have thought she would have brought it up that it couldn’t be wade because he was tied up! i think this scene was written badly (i.e. with such loopholes) because they just wanted wade grabbing zoe and making her scream.

wade suggests (half seriously) that they consider demons.

zoe: demons? this is why i don’t let you talk in bed. [snark]

lavon’s solution: letting them solve the problem, as he (checking his laptop) says he has impt business to take care of, like handing out candy in town square.

lavon’s lack of interest in catching her stalker means she can only turn to wade. (no response in this scene though).

cricket is weird because she does a real pep cheer when lemon says they should be handing out buttons and candy and cheer. annabeth is showing how smitten she is with lavon.

tom long runs up, out of breath, with the ‘good’ news that he signed up 30 new voters, but it turns out to include a clan which firmly supports the other team. the rivals of lavon’s football team.

scene: rammer jammer intro: new character! a woman who’s so ____ that wade’s teasing her consists of : wade: i’d offer to help, but… she: but you know i’d deck you.

george is being walked over to rammer jammer by daisy. did they spend the night at her place? i suppose so. while talking , another blonde comes over, saying she’s been looking for him. my goodness. without hesitation, she asks him if he has a date to the halloween party. daisy says she was about to ask. george, the ridiculous thing he is, tells them he’s new at the being single thing and doesn’t want to disappoint either of them. to my shock, they tell him to come alone and he can dance with both of them! wow. these people are really open about this. and they both kiss him on the cheeks! omg.

beer distributor’s worker lady (brunette, modern ponytail) can’t believe they fell for that and wonders what happened to the education system in bluebell.

george defends himself. he was just being honest! i suppose women do like that. only believable for this character.

wade finally tells us her name: presley

she gets another jab in when wade says george is a southern gentleman of the old school, and she says it’s funny that his dates are still in school. it’s funnier when they do it.

wade is so cute when he asks: george tucker, what is going on with you. it turns out george has been really busy dating! he says he’s exhausted and asks wade if that’s what it’s like to be him. omygosh wade’s response is so cute! awkward silent moment, then ‘uh. yeah’ ‘oh come on sure absolutely’ all done without looking directly at george. “smooth” he doth protest a little too much? wow. george is so blind to it. i suppose it’s good sense to keep quiet about his arrangement with zoe. wade’s so much smarter than zoe thinks. seriously, she better open her eyes soon.

george asks if wade intends to break his halloween record from last year. 3 sexy cats?

oh. man. his answer is so sweet. “i’m trying to lay off the girls these days. it’s like a cleanse. but for the record, it was 2 sexy cats and 1 sexy snow white.” and he gets a text from zoe saying she needs him now at her place. he tells wanda he’s taking his break. his expression is so happy when he says it! haha. wanda: seriously? again? and we see him running through the trees and unbuttoning his shirt at the same time. he tells zoe they only have 15 minutes but he’ll make it worth her while. and she pulls a baseball bat on him. wooh.

turns out she’s ready for her stalker. bat, mace, video-cam, which she wants wade to fix for her. he’s really excited by the video cam and says maybe they should get one of those helmet cams so he can see what she sees. “which i bet is pretty spectacular” ewww….the ego of the guy.

zoe is still so…..zoe. she lays out her plan to lay a trap for the creep. but turns out wade’s covering wanda’s shift and will get in really late. in a rather incongruent scene, he tells her to sleep over at lavon’s if she’s afraid. (it’s the expression that’s off. or maybe it’s supposed to be revealing? it’s possible wade is already serious about this relationship, because he’s really taking her seriously here and talking to her seriously too.)

and he’s turned on by her ‘misguided vigilante mode’. lol. turns out they have 13 minutes. she agrees to test the camera and make sure it works.

zade count 1!

campaign strategising session with lemon, lavon, annabeth.
annabeth actually has a suggestion on how to win the opposing clan (boudries) over. using her identity as auburn tiger royalty. she suggests that they pretend to date.
lemon’s instinctively against it. ooo she’s jealous! [i’m sure the writers wanted to remind us, because the ‘previously on’ segment purposely recapped their past relationship]
lavon’s interested. annabeth is delighted.

zoe’s stalker is george! george asks what he’s doing in her place. faintz. she’s puzzled, but thinking. she goes to get the mysterious toothbrush. turns out it’s his! george remembers other weird things happening to him too (but he had thought nothing about them???) obviously: sleepwalking.

zoe goes into doctor mode and tries to diagnose the source of any stress in his life. he mentions the houseboat. she seriously suggests that that very night, she’ll go over to his place, attach an EEG machine to him and watch him sleep. weird beat. but there’s a halloween party that night. zoe says it’s ok, he can go have some beer and then go to sleep. there’s a comedian in zoe. she suggests that he wear a lifevest. he caves and agrees to the arrangement. [i didn’t understand this until i watched this a 3rd time] she almost looks happy. there’s something wrong with her.

lemon is at lavon’s. campaign talk again. annabeth comes over with matching halloween costumes and flashcards for their cover story. lemon tries to stop it but fails.

wade walks in, looking all suave, “martini, shaken, not stirred.” why doesn’t zoe recognise the line? was she for real???????????? sheesh. i’m disappointed in her. maybe she was being funny. “james bond, wiseass, james bond”
i guess she was trying to avoid the party so that she wouldn’t reveal that she was with him? aiyohz. terrible person.
she says she was actually expecting magic mike construction worker or sexy firefighter. seriously? she doesn’t understand wade. or the concept of dressing up for halloween.

meantime, he’s totally behaving like a boyfriend! omg. “go put on your gogo boots and your sexy miniskirt and let’s get out of her” totally ignoring that she’s obviously packing for something. sometimes he’s just a bulldozer.
zoe: yeah. and people wouldn’t put us together? who’d they think i was? walten salt girl? [i have no idea what she actually said and the reference]
wade: is it wrong that i’m okay with that?
he grabs her. i like the way it’s done! it’s from the back. arms around her belly. i’m aflutter.
she gets out of his hug. and tells him she found her bed sleeper. after his 3 wild guesses, she says it’s george tucker (softer voice).
oh that look he gives….and the way he says ‘george….tucker.’….my goodness. do i smell jealousy?
her excuse: he was sleepwalking, so i have to do a sleep study on him before the poor guy walks into the gulf or worse.

this line i love:
wade: so just to be clear here – you’re sending me off, looking like this, to a party full of scantily clad women high on free candy, while you go spend the night, at george tucker’s.
zoe: [pause.] ya.
wade: oh this is an ‘awesome’ arrangement. yeah.

lemon’s preparing. annabeth is dressed. prettier than usual. annabeth is happy and fantasises that this might work to become a real relationship. while lemon kept it professional, referring to getting the boudries. and lemon looks progressively more jealous. poor thing. annabeth really likes him.

zoe and george. awkward. it swings between odd and coy and normal and serious and flirty and awkward and close and familiar and so on. not in that order. she tells him to stick to his routine as much as possible, but she’s in the way! seriously…..and he even says it! my routine doesn’t usually include you following me around. she: you won’t even notice i’m here. Rubbish. pui. and she Asks him what he would usually do next! grr. i don’t want to do a play by play. she sits and watch him. but falls asleep. upon waking, she panics. haha. she goes to look for him

wade is working the bar! he looks so dashingly serious and busy. one of george’s almost dates (her name turns out to be savannah) comes up to wade and flirts with him after george cancels. wade says thanks but can’t as he’s working. i’m so impressed that he isn’t seeking an-eye-for-an-eye on zoe. he even pretends to hear an order from a distance! haha. so cute!!! there’s a frown on his face. and he makes mm mm mm sounds. probably wondering why he is holding on to his agreement when such a lovely specimen is in front of him. cody (his excuse) actually heard him made the excuse and says ‘what?’ to wade, who “whats” him back.

lemon looks down. cody asks a distracted wade what lemon drinks, and gets one for her. walking over, cody stops and tells tom what he’s going to do, and even tom realises it’s not a gd idea.

she shuts him down, since lavon and annabeth just walked in, attracting a lot of attention. the plan is in motion. wade looks amused. zoe hurries in. he points out the new couple. [well wade and zoe look like a couple here! it’s the conspiratorial look.] she begs him to tell her that george is at the bar. he’s incredulous: you lost him? she can’t even admit such a clear thing!
zoe: i may. have. fallen. asleep. [whisper] well, it’s your fault that i’m so tired!  [he’s pleased]
she tells him she needs his help to find george.

cue the same comedy scene.

he tells wanda he has something to take care of.
wanda: again? do you even work here anymore? [doesn’t she see zoe there? quick! put 2 and 2 together!]

back to the political plan. lavon does not look good in that costume. sheesh.

zoe think’s george is at her place as it’s his sleepwalking safe space. he astutely points out that it’s a little convenient that it is so. they have a little tiff [i am liking this couple-ly behaviour from wade!]
wade: all i know is, you’re sleeping over at his house the one holiday of the year that you could have been dressed as catwoman.
she claims she wouldn’t be. and she defends george, saying it wasn’t a ploy to seduce her, saying that it it was, he would have made a move on her instead of disappearing.
he tries to get her to admit that it’s a little more complicated than simple doctor-patient scenario.
her next voice is not convincing. is she feeling guilty here?
she claims it is her job as his doctor to find him before he hurts himself [it’s that same tone she uses when she keeps saying his heart needs to heal. it’s like a learned voice. not her voice]. she gets the last word in the spat but turns and walks into decorative cobwebs.

more political stuff.

george shows up at the party. how come he’s able to interact almost normally?

daisy has just approached george to dance, but he says no. she asks why. zoe finds him at that moment and calls his name. he smiles sweetly at zoe. or rather, childlike at her. wade is following behind zoe. daisy asks who she is (i guess she’s not from bluebell!). in his dreamstate, george says zoe’s his girlfriend! wade has a big smile. i’m not sure how to describe it. he was right-ish. i think he should have made a bet. zoe: uh-oh. wade walks off. his smile….hmmm….what is it saying….i can’t quite put it into words. something like….i knew it, how come i’m so good at this.

and then he has to follow them out of the bar. he tells her to set him down. (in the process, george says hi to a monkey in a suit.

wade: i always figure tucker had dreams about you, i just never figured i’d be in one. [he’s so cute about it. there’s a comedian in him too.]

zoe defends george again, saying george doesn’t know what he’s saying. wade challenges her to wake him up and then they can have a real conversation. she insists that it’s dangerous to do so. she asks wade to help get him home. he’s not happy (but we all know he’s going to help her anyway). seriously, this makes me think that wade is at his best right now, but zoe is so blind to it.

while helping george, george says, “no thank you sir, we do not need the maitre’d, we’ve been here many times.” wade’s really mad. “bond, james bond”. zoe throws wade a ‘i’m sorry’

back to the political games. lemon had said something after the show lavon and annabeth had put on. as he dances with annabeth, it starts to dawn on lavon.

wade is quickly back working the bar again! (seriously, is the plantation really so near, and the dock too?)  and in comes a slutty nurse. one of the conquests from last year. he mutters ‘crap’ under his breath. seriously, what is the subtext here? he impresses her by remembering her drink. he’s so distracted he sprays himself instead of filling the glass. he moves off, but she holds on to his hand and flirts more with him, hinting that he could use a break.
he uses the customers at the end of the bar as an excuse not to take a break.
she reminds him he had the time last halloween.

here come the lines i like.

wade: *small laugh* things have changed.
carrie: like what things
he frowns.
wade: well. there are rules now. you know, er, i’m not, er exactly sure what those rules are. but, there are rules.
she pretends-sad
his thoughts bring him to a conclusion
wade: you know what? there Are rules. [and he throws down his towel, walking out from behind the bar]
he’s obviously going somewhere. she asks where he’s going.
wade: i’m going to enforce those rules. [yeehah! way to go!]
she’s puzzled, but seems to understand.
before walking off, he even compliments her, and says that drinks are on him.

lavon has decided to confess his pretense, leading to a sad sad political situation. he eventually has a heart to heart talk with lemon. he thanks her for her friendship. it was so emotional i’m sure lemon felt something. but not the same thing as lavon. she took a step back towards their affair, while he seems to have moved forward.

on the boat, zoe wakes george up. but he’s not awake for real. zoe’s head is not clear. she is not handling this revelation maturely. george is leaning down to kiss zoe when wade rushes in and pushes him off the boat. now george wakes up for real.

zoe is mad.
zoe: wade, he was sleepwalking.
wade: i know he was. what’s your excuse? [oh i just love the way he said it and walked off]
i was listening to the afterbuzztv podcast. they made the point that george actually did not know it was wade who pushed him!

now zoe know’s she’s made a mistake.

after george warms up, zoe reluctantly told him what happened and what he had been imagining.

she pretend tries pretend (whatever) to diagnose that it might mean a small part of george is still hung up on her. DUH!!!!
he is his usual honest self in saying that it shouldn’t be that much of a surprise, and that it is actually quite a big part. she looks appropriately objective at that moment. a look which says ‘now why aren’t i happier about this situation. she actually looks a little sad/troubled here. o my gosh. has she moved on?  i think she might be realising how much she has moved on.

he asks the question: why aren’t we together again?
she looks suitably conflicted.

apparently she didn’t answer it over the ad break! how she managed to deflect it must be beyond the writers’ skills to squeeze into this episode.

over at the party, ruby found out what lavon had done. and she says she thinks he has actually changed, and that he was big enough to apologise to the boudries, so she’s apologising to him for ‘thiefgate’.

zoe is telling george that if he let’s some of the stress go, the sleepwalking will go away. and prescribes him a mild sedative. he presses her to answer his question. she rhetorically asks doesn’t he think she’s still hung up on him? for whatever reason, she meant what she said about thinking in terms of ther long game. that now is not their time. she still keeps saying she can’t be his rebound. but seriously, she’s right and wrong at the same time. i wrote about it here.

i think, if she gets together with him, it would still be more of an affair. what he needs is to find out what he is without lemon, but i wouldn’t term it rebounding.

anyway, my thoughts now. basically, she’s jumping the gun. george’s heart isn’t broken yet. and it isn’t broken from ending his relationship with lemon. in fact, zoe’s slowly tearing his heart apart (rather than breaking it) by not being with him (and then, hopefully soon revealing that she’s with wade. as long as they don’t write weird episodes where wade tries to take her out on weird uncomfortable dates. i want them to have natural dates.). and after she totally breaks his heart, then his heart needs to heal. at this point, whichever girl he gets, then it is his rebound. but it is rebounding from zoe, not rebounding from lemon.

zoe says she can’t get her heart broken by george again. this part is more true. and wade’s Her rebound. 😦
george claims he’s doing everything that he can to make sure it does not happen. but he talks as if he doesn’t understand it. apparently all he has done is follow her instructions, but not understood the meaning ot them. he tells her he’s been sowing his wild oats, and has been on 13 dates in 3 weeks. she tells him off, saying he can’t just go through the motions, biding time until they can be together. and that that isn’t moving on. according to zoe’s logic, “and if you’ve not moved on, then how can i not be your rebound?” he just wants to do what she wants him to do. “what exactly is it that you want from me?” she seems resigned. and tells him part of the story. “maybe, to help you move on, to stop thinking about me, to sleep, you need to be with someone that you actually feel something for.” he shakes his head. doesn’t seem to get it. she continues, “because i kinda am”. wow. that’s quite a big admission for her. which she totally negates when she answers his next question.

george: i see. who is it? [then he decides he doesn’t want to know] is it serious?
zoe: no [well, at least we can play with grammar here. maybe she just means not yet]. but it’s what i need right now.
she leaves.

the next morning, annabeth and lemon are at agnes’ bakery. annabeth is feeling stupid. but she’s still hopeful. whereas lemon is just realising her feelings for lavon may have been rekindled.

george walks into the rammer jammer and sees daisy. he clears up the misunderstanding about his relationship status, but manages to clearly tell her he’s sorry he led her on and that he can’t see a future with her. and in a classless move, he tells her to tell savannah, because he can’t find her number.

presley witnessed the whole scene.

now. now george is the one with a faulty mind. first, he says that the reason he’s all out of lady friends is that he did not have as much in common with the 2 ladies as he thought he did. and he thinks out loud that he might need someone who challenges him a little bit. i’m shrieking inside. why would he think that???? especially having been in a relationship with domineering lemon? he thinks that person is presley. they arrange to go out for drinks. (as opposed to a date he initially suggested)

zoe goes to wade

zoe: you were right, i let things get out of control last night.
wade: i know
zoe: well, i’m, i’m sorry.
he sits down to hear her out. (on the arm of a sofa)
zoe: look, if you want me to tell you that george and i don’t still have feelings for each other, i can’t. i wish i could. [his expression is slightly resigned, slightly doubting. slightly something i don’t get.]
wade: ok. [it’s the way he said it! it seems to mean, ok, then what?]
zoe: but i meant what i said. that i wanna be monogamous. from now on, i will remember that. [a sweet look is coming over wade. and i feel tingly!] if it means anything, i told george that i was involved with someone. [he gets another expression. like, good thing you said it first. otherwise i would have had to do something]
she waits expectantly for a reaction.
zoe: wade?
wade: [in a put on slow languid voice] i don’t know what you’re talking about.
she looks puzzled. and slightly sad. as if she thinks she had lost him. like she thought he regretted it.
wade: i’m sleeping. in fact i think it’s time to put you to bed missy. oh yeah. mm hmm. it’s time to put this girl down for the night. watch your head, we’re going in.

zade count 2!

Edited to add: seriously, this zoe and wade thing had better really be going somewhere. the kissing is actually more significant (to me), because I’d believe it was only sex if all they did was it and no kissing. and none of that ‘wade just keeps helping her’ stuff. so. writers, don’t play with me! (and us zade shippers for that matter)

Hart of Dixie S02E04

Scene opens with…..Wade and Zoe just had sex under the table! Apparently they roleplay. Apparently, this is a very casual arrangement.

Zoe tells Wade their no-strings arrangement is good because she doesn’t have to obsess whether he’s going to call, and they don’t have to hear about their day. And they say they’re both happy with the casual sex arrangement.

She suggests that they be strangers who meet on a train that night. hmmm. She acts happy about the casual thing.

Lemon is showing off her houseboat to Brick and Magnolia, but she still follows up on them. They show care for each other.

Zoe goes for breakfast at Lavon’s and she’s happy to see they’re having pancakes, claiming she understands carbo-loading now because of the sex. She’s itching to tell Lavon about her sex life, but he doesn’t want to hear it. She still compares it to a marathon anyway. She blames him for not having any girlfriends to share her life with because ruby is now running against him. She asks for the syrup to take to her place, itching to tell lavon why, but he doesn’t want to know.

At the rammer jammer, George is stuck continuing a ‘relationship’ with Shelby, from the date the previous episode, because he doesn’t know how to break up with her without hurting her. faintz. And Wade teaches him the compliment sandwich. And Wade can’t resist a jab at George, telling him to use it, or else in 15yrs he’s going to be wearing a discount tie (joke at shelby’s obsession) when he leaves her at the altar.

Scene: Ruby made an excuse to be Zoe’s patient so that they could talk. Ruby suggests ground rules keeping them away from campaign-related talk. Mostly that they should talk about boys. And Ruby brings up her cousin Zac, suggesting that zoe should go out with him. Zoe says she doesn’t think she can because she’s kind of unavailable. Ruby tries to guess who Zoe’s seeing. George or Wade? And she doesn’t know a 3rd possibility. Zoe can’t wait to spill: Wade!

Ruby: you’re going out with wade?
zoe: no. i’m just, kind of… staying in with wade.
ruby: ohhh, delicious. alright, ok, so if it’s just sex, then you can still meet zac.
zoe: ruby, i just don’t think it’ll be right. [thank goodness for her maturity here]. wade and i kind of have this unspoken agreement where we have sex everynight. [WHOA]
ruby: an unspoken agreement with wade kinsella.

Then she proceeds to spill on wade’s legendary leaving-the-prom-with-3-other-guys’-dates. Zoe thinks that she’s keeping wade happy enough that it’s different now.  ruby concedes, saying if zoe changes her mind, she can still call.

scene: lemon makes sure lavon hires her to be his campaign manager. she looks like she’s going to puke at the end of the scene.

ARGH i lost my post after this. AARRRGGGHHHH

that night, zoe is all dressed up, ready to play doctor with wade, when she sees him bring a blonde into his place and a sock on the door.

zoe is upset. she tries to talk to lavon in the guise of talking about lions’ mating habits.  she spills to ruby, who is nice enough to say, maybe it was a mistake, and she should ask wade about it. but zoe can’t bear to admit and let wade know that it bothered her. so she decides to take up ruby’s suggestion.

over with lemon, she is still nauseous. ruby puts up a competing meet and greet. she is dismayed to learn that the owls are endorsing lavon.

there’s a whole side story about how brick and magnolia can’t keep house.

zoe’s back at her house to get ready for her date. wade’s there. he flirts with her, saying he can work on her bathroom tomorrow as the tiles had arrived, unless she wanted to put him on bedrest. she tries very hard to make him jealous, but he’s unperturbed, even complimenting her dress-choice.

she gets mad, thinking she can play his game, and shifts the date to the rammer jammer.

lemon’s side story about her possibly being pregnant continues to ramp up and the stress shows on her face.

zoe is behaving worse than usual at her date. wade remains unperturbed, even giving them the first round of drinks on him.

george doesn’t get past the first layer of the compliment sandwich because shelby’s a talker.

zoe reacts to wade flirting with a customer, and proceeds to drink a lot. zac can tell something’s off….

lemon steals the pregnancy test, getting lavon into the mess when it is detected by frank the shopowner who had installed electronic gates.

back on the date, zoe is drunk. zac suggests he should walk her home. ruby chances upon them

ruby: oh no
zoe: oh no. no. this is not about the lion.
zac and i, we are having an awesome time. zac! (high 5s him) because i’m a casual, carefree, casual girl, and i am totally rocking the cash.

wade has come up behind her to tell her about lavon’s incident. she thinks he is jealous. wade whispers. zoe blurts. ruby reacts. zac’s pulled away.

comedy beat.

wade goes over to frank’s to help with the situation and learn’s about lemon’s involvement. he calls george to clue him in.

zoe runs after ruby but it’s too late. she’s already leaked the news to the paper.

at least zoe is clearminded enough to see that ruby isn’t being a friend to her at all. this ruby’s a crazy woman.

lavon reassures lemon.

lemon’s drinking after knowing she isn’t pregnant. george has come to find out. they have a nice honest talk. she realises she was just seasick. they eventually decide to trade places.

lemon: i’m not getting this. sometimes i think that god gave you such a big heart that he just left no room for plain sense.
after he says that if she had been pregnant they would have raised the child together, she says:
that is very kind of you. but it’s so so misguided. because it wasn’t what you wanted. again. and i think if you had spent 5 minutes any time in the last year thinking about that, we wouldn’t be in this debacle.

zoe goes to confess her part to lavon. she does blame him a bit! ugh. it was a good recap though.

zoe: ok. but remember when you didn’t want to hear about my sex life, well, ruby did want to hear about it. and she wanted to set me up with her cousin. and at first i was like no way, but then wade put a sock on his door, so i went on the date, because i can be casual too, and i can also be drunk, which i was, which i still might be, but then wade told me about the shoplifting and i blurted it out and ruby heard.

lavon: so, in trying to prove to wade that you can be casual, you casually destroyed my campaign?

the next day. most people are at ruby’s meet and greet.

zoe goes up to lavon, ignoring ruby on the way: i am sorry about all this. if you want, i can find another best friend whose life i could ruin. he realises non of it would have happened if he had just let her talk like a friend should. and he asks her to talk.

lavon: so go ahead… talk about wade.
zoe: Wade? Why the hell would I want to talk about Wade?
she changes her mind
zoe: Okay, maybe just one thing….

lemon goes to set things right.

george get’s the compliment sandwich wrong. wade has his face in his hand in dismay. george gets slapped.

after pouring out her frustrations, zoe comes to the main point. she just thought that being with her would mean that wade wouldn’t want to be with anyone else. but it turns out she’s just one of many (she thinks). it hurt her pride. lavon tells her he never figured her to be the casual type of girl anyway. she admits it too. but she really wanted to be casual.

ending scene: zoe goes over to wade’s place. they are so mature here.

zoe: look, i’m sorry i acted like such a wackadoo last night. i just don’t think this casual sex thing is for me.
wade: it’s too bad. i was kinda liking it [o my gosh is this his version of revealing his feelings?]
zoe: me too. which is why… i’m not asking you to be my boyfriend or anything, but i was just wondering, if you could do casual my way, which means being monogamous, casually.
wade: yea, yea i think i could do that.
sweet smile on zoe’s face. then she checks
zoe: you know what monogamous means, right? [he’s amused. why isn’t he insulted? he’s really a different kind of nice guy.] no hot blondes, no socks on the door.

now it dawns on him! i can’t believe he didn’t know. he clarifies it was nothing.

he starts a line…she doesn’t catch it until a long beat later…. they go off to have sex.

zade count: i call 2!






Hart of Dixie S02E03

Opening scene: Wade singing. Shirtless, as it turns out. Earphones on. Painting Zoe’s room! She’s sleeping! So weird. I’m sure he’s doing it on purpose.

He still likes to disturb her. Why does he call her singlet a skimpy t-shirt?

Apparently she’s supposed to know that he’s coming over to paint?

He needles her, saying she must be trying to lure him back into bed although he already said he wasn’t interested. She throws a pillow at him. haha.

She complains to Lavon, who says she’s just upset because they aren’t sleeping together anymore.

The Zoe story of the week is about her Alumni magazine’s reporter coming to follow her around. She’d sent an invitation implying she was doing great work in the little town, in protest, because for some reason, she had been listed as retired! faintz. That’s just ridiculous. Who would think that’s true? Or is there some other meaning of retired that I’m not aware of?

She claimed she’s reinventing healthcare in the town and changing the world. lame.

Cut to George going to tell Lemon (out of courtesy and so she isn’t blindsided by gossip) that he’s going on a date. Brick is still mad at George. [funny how george uses the same words again later, but that time, it is more effective.]

Cut to the rammer jammer and zoe is embarrassing herself by picking on the townfolk’s eating habits. She’s still always so awkward in dealing with them!

Wade looks on incredulous at her terrible suggestions.

Someone eventually throws a paper cup at her. lol

She picks on a guy in a suit who turns out to be the reporter. she is so bad at this…

Wade is rightly amused. lol.

She tries to portray her practice as something sophisticated.

Tom comes in with a rash. Reporter writes lame notes, then says he’s done. leaving.

Lemon runs to tell Annabeth about George’s date, and declares that she must get ahead of George and outdo him. Poor Annabeth doesn’t get to eat her comfort pastry until the end of the conversation. I don’t understand the fashion here. They both look as if they have dresses made from kiddy-pattern cloth. The poor girl just had her divorce finalised. Give her a break.

They end up going to shop for dresses for a night out in the next town.

She looks so happy when Lemon let’s her finish her cream puff!

Ruby is campaigning. Sigh.

Oh dear. Lavon doesn’t have 3 reasons why he wants to stay mayor. uh-oh.

After talking to Tom about his symptoms, Zoe thinks he has leprosy!

Lemon has a wonderful plan how to beat George. Lemon and Annabeth are actually in the same store as the girl who is going on the date with george. Lemon gets competitive straight away.

Brick has problems putting together his travel plans for his long distance relationship with Emily.

Zoe consults Brick on Tom’s symptoms. They agree on the possibility of leprosy. She finds out Tom may have gotten it from Crazy Earl. She quarantines Tom and he realises he’s the monkey from outbreak. lol.

Zoe calls the reporter. She has a little smile. poor girl.

Wade is even more amused by the idea that Earl may have leprosy. Their back and forth is really not something I’ve heard before. She wants his help to talk to earl.

Wade’s spot-on in guessing that this is linked to the reporter’s presence in town.

But she tries one last lame line, and he agrees to help.

George is on his date. Brick comes over, civil at first, then kicking up a big fuss, ruining the date.

George is lousy at this. You can play down the scale of the relationship, but you can’t belittle it!

Switch to Lemon in some place. Cricket (their friend) is with Ruby, who has just sent Lemon’s target a drink.

AH finally over to the scene I’ve been waiting for.

Earl sleeping on his couch. Wade slaps him awake lightly.

“You brought your girlfriend with you” to their mutual denial.

The leprosy theory pops out. Denial of possibility. And then….

Turns out there’s an armadillo Earl’s been trying to catch. Apparently some of them are infected with leprosy? Zoe takes Wade aside to tell him about that. (why ah? just tell earl too lah)

Cute conversation is what sparks Earl’s brilliantly insightful words.

Wade: That’s fascinating, but I have better things to do than to go on a half-assed armadillo hunt.
Zoe: Oh ya, like what? Not finish painting my carriagehouse? [Cue wade’s expression.]
Earl: oh ha, painting your girlfriend’s house? that’s sweet. [More wade’s expression.]
Wade: he’s a drunk, okay?
Earl: oh i may be drunk, but i’m not deaf. he talks you know. blah blah blah zoe, blah blah blah zoe, blah blah blah zoe, zoe, zoe, zoe, hehehe [cue cute expression from zoe. she’s delighted to know this]
Wade: you know what earl, maybe she’s right ok. you’ve got you’ve got leprosy of the brain. alright? let’s go.
Earl: where you going?
Wade: we’ve got an armadillo to catch.
Earl: is that what the kids are calling it these days? [cue zoe’s happy expression]

They set up a trap (using marshmallows??) in the woods.

Wade thinks they could be out there forever, since it’s not the best time to catch armadillos.

She’s looking at him with that expression that begs a ‘what’ from him.

Wade: What are you looking at
Zoe: Oh, just someone who talks to their father about me.
Wade: now see, I didn’t do that
Zoe: he seemed pretty confident that you did.
Wade: (nice touch with the way he said it. like he was trying to cover his true feelings) Well I wasn’t talking to him. No i mean i was er…I was probably complaining to him. yeah. sure. about how annoying you are
Zoe: oh
Wade: and i might have been explaining to him how my life has become so much easier since you and i stopped sleeping together, absolutely
Zoe:Oh yeah? well, for someone who’s annoyed with me all the time, and who definitely positively doesn’t want to sleep with me, you spend an awful lot of time in my house without a shirt. [is this how they always are before jumping into bed?]
Wade: why do you care whether or not i want to? {it’s all in the way he said it} you and i both know you’d rather waste your time being miserable about what your alumni magazine’s not writing about you or mooning over someone who’s totally unavailable, mm?
Zoe: i’m not miserable. i care..about my brand.  i do not moon. (voice raised) i have never mooned in my entire life!  [cue clang!]

The armadillo’s in the cage!

Wade: congratulations. you just caught your first armadillo.

Over to lemon. She grills cricket, who thinks ruby has changed, and they may have a lot in common. Annabeth adds, it’s true lemon, looks like you do share the same taste in men…(not knowing how true it is because of the lavon overlap!) lemon is throwing death stares at ruby’s back. Lemon goes over to compete for the man.

Switch to George’s date that will soon get ruined by Brick.

Then back to Lemon’s hunt. The guy does look a little amused by the 2 ladies competing. Guy leaves to take a call, and ruby just goes at lemon. Why in the world did she want to beat lemon so badly? is it so simple as the jealousy of seeing lemon getting everything else come easily to her?

When the guy gets back, lemon’s move is just solid. now how come she’s so good at this and george isnt?

Zoe is real pleased at having a story for the reporter. While she takes the call from the lab, Wade tells the reporter that the armadillo’s name is randy, with a y. ahahaha. Reporter looks half intrigued.

Tom’s happy to know he doesn’t have leprosy, but Zoey is disappointed. 她还想硬拗,saying ‘you could say that i changed his life’. reporter: one could, but this one wont.

appropriately, i would say that “zoe looks crestfallen”

wade is such the realist here: “oh come on doc, you can’t actually be disappointed that tom doesn’t have leprosy.”
zoe: what, i’m not.
wade: oh right, you’re disappointed that you didn’t stop the great alabama leprosy outbreak. which is, the same thing. *sigh* you know, i don’t want you to take this the wrong way, but uh, god sometimes i think you’re just the saddest person in the world, always looking over your shoulder wondering what life should be, instead of taking it for what it is. you’re not honest about what makes you happy. (zoe’s thinking expression) you know what i’m going to do tonight? i’m going to go home, i’m going to play video games for 2 3 hours.
zoe: oh, good for you, dream big.
wade: what i’m not going to do, is beat myself up for playing video games instead of saving the world. if i want to save the world, hell i’ll do it tomorrow.
zoe: if you have time between video games.
wade: exactly. cos it’s my choice. just like it was your choice to stay in bluebell, it’s your choice to be a gp instead of a super sonic space surgeon or whatever. and it was your choice to go to bed with me. and clearly, something about every one of those choices makes you happy. the problem is, they don’t match up with the picture you have in your head about what your life should be. and..
zoe: you don’t know as much about me as you think.
wade: yeah, you know what, maybe, maybe you’re right, maybe i don’t.but i do know this. if you want to be happy, doc. change your picture. (or) change your life. goodnight. (he leaves with the armadillo) she looks pensive.

oh man, that was about 1 minute of almost monologue! how cool is it that he’s so down to earth? sometimes i think we’ve been cheated by our dreams. i shouldn’t be taking it for real life, but it somehow seems apt. anyway, back to the show. wade’s just such an appropriate character to have for zoe!

at the rammer jammer, wanda talks to zoe, and gets the good news that tom will be ready for the date. a big deal date. very big deal for tom long. which is why he was self-medicating (they didnt make the connection directly to the rash)

switch to lemon’s encounter. she succeeds a little to well. which ends when she realises she’s not ready for it.

switch to brick and george fighting. and lavon comes along to mediate! and they thrashed things out. and something clicks in lavon.

zoe to tom: but it’s your life, and you have to be honest with yourself about how you want to live it.

zoe meets george on the street. they chat almost normally. what is that expression she has at the end? she has realised something.

lavon goes to tell ruby why he wants to be mayor. she doesn’t back down of course. but this whole southern belle demeanor is really very scary.

lemon and annabeth on the houseboat she had wanted to sink. AB offers it to lemon. they have a nice talk about lemon picking herself up and trying to put her life together. lemon offers her services as lavon’s campaign manager.

switch to wade playing some racing game

zoe knocks on the door with halo! has a conversation with him about videogames enhancing happiness. very 3rd-persony….and he teases her by saying that strip halo’s even better at enhancing happiness. zoe sits down to play videogames with him.

Zade count: zero. boo hoo. thank goodness for that segment with earl! The thing is, not sure how many days happened between this episode and the next, but by that time, they’ve been having sex every day. oooo sexy.


Alright! I’m such a tv addict, but I’ve seldom had the urge to blog. Mostly because I can find someone to talk about shows with. Until yesterday, I didn’t share this show with anyone else, so I’m bursting to talk.

If I categorise a post as commentary, it means I’m commenting along as I watch the show.

Sometimes, I might refer to afterbuzztv. I might start linking/liking other blogposts.

Let’s see how far this goes!

Hart of Dixie S02E02

Heh. Opening scene. Zoe & Wade in bed. Yay! Ya. I count this as them giving me the scene I want, even if it could be interpreted as the ending from the previous episode. Still counts for me.

4 nevers! haha. why does she want to stop so badly. lol.

well, if i’m interpreting this right, since the almost-wedding night, they’ve had sex at least once before the day of this opening scene. so hey, i guess this isn’t the morning after the ending of the previous episode 🙂

why does he keep saying she’s no good in bed? or did he really mean she’s getting better? faintz

nice bed and window view

she can’t find her pants. lol.

and she goes back for more sex. ok this definitely counts.
and after that she walks back home without her pants. seriously? only to be caught by her 15-yr-old friend, Rose. haha.

and wade’s holding up her pants behind rose (at his place). nice blocking.

scene: agnes’s bakery, lavon, ruby, zoe. boring

lavon refers to zoe’s love triangle.

which she denies, saying that she chose herself and that she can’t be a rebound. and she won’t be with george until he goes and sows his wild oats.

and lavon checks: so is she really going to be okay if george has sex with other women. [which is exactly what i thought ‘sow his wild oats’ meant!]

shocked, she says sex is a long time away. and that george’s heart needs time to heal.

really? i’m so confused. a check with the dictionaries show that there was a time it did not have purely sexual connotations, but means “to do wild and foolish things in one’s youth”.

lavon’s amusement is understandable. lol

and he refers to her continuing to get freaky with wade. which she denies. tries to deny. lol. “i totally stopped doing that” “like an hour ago”. HAhAHAHAH “see? under control” hahahah

lemon is a lousy waitress. too bossy. ok. but weird. i thought she’d be good at getting people’s requests right and all that, since she always seems so particular about things.

george goes fishing.

zoe’s reaction is weird. “good. if you like fishing. i mean if it makes you happy. are you happy? because i want you to be happy. and i know i threw a lot at you last week”. she is really weird. is she guilty that she’s getting freaky with wade, pretending that she didn’t choose wade?

he’s not happy about what she threw at him, but he’s not giving up. and he’s going to become the best version of himself that he can be. because she deserves it. *pukes* why she reply “so do you” ?

zoe goes back and talks to lavon. she says she is bad. bad bad bad. hahaha. lavon consoles her that her having sex with wade is not bad. [it’s not? then what? it’s training? lol. just my stupid joke)]

wade walks in “not bad? i heard it’s freaking awesome” hahahaha he always has gd timing.

the bet is made here. that she can go 48hours w/o sex with him. hahahahah

is she lame or what. or just a fast learner? she keeps taking other people’s words and using them.

oh….she thinks that sleeping with someone she doesn’t like is not her being her best self. sheesh. way to hurt him. but he seems impervious.

but he says she’s hooked.

that shake with the tease. aiyoh.

she claims she’s gone years w/o sex. lavon’s insight is priceless. ahahaha.

george goes to have breakfast at rammer jammer.

lemon is trying to marry the ketchups. she is civil to him, but manages to get in a joke about maybe the ketchups would actually to through with it. hahahahaha.

he then meets wade. ‘hey’. they make up.

zoe’s using eating marshmallows (instead of smoking) to get her mind of having sex with wade. she’s at the 24hour mark! haha.

now she has to help rose.

rose: i took your advice. lavon: smart girl like you should know better. hahahhahahah

wade thinks george means fishing for women when he’s really just fishing. lol. wade is so cute!

zoe’s mum cannot find a rock act for rose’s rock concert. lavon suggests someone local. but it turns out wade’s the one who knows her. it’s complicated.

zoe’s dismayed expression is priceless.

when zoe says lavon is the better person to ask wade, rose’s “oh, so that’s where your pants were” is so fitting.

lavon: “surely you can ask the man a question without falling into bed”

her struggle is priceless.

the wade-zoe back and forth is good stuff.

and it turns out it means wade can’t be george’s wingman.

wade so likes zoe so much

so wade gets into the car with zoe. she looks awkward. they glance at each other. you’d think she’s going to grab him at any moment. they’re like newlyweds! but she also looks like she has a plan.

he changes the station she put on. seriously? i’m surprised she let’s that slide. why does she look over? then she says she’s going to pull over. i really thought he had her. so did he. and rose pops up and screams “road trip woo hoo” ahahahahahahhaah he was SHOCKED! good prank zoe.

he refuses to let her ride shotgun. ha ha ha.

lemon gets fired. forces the boss not to fire her that day. george is there executing the plan laid out by wade.

george’s opening line fails, he follows by telling her he’s a lawyer (who does that??) the whole exchange looks weird. but she seemed to like it.

george calls wade when he’s out of small talk and the magic song hasn’t come on yet.

wade’s in the car and after the exchange, zoe asks why george is calling. apparently, wade doesn’t think rose should know so much, so he couches it in coaching george through a game of battleship and so on. rose’s i-know-what-you’re-talking-about look is so cute. especially when she tells zoe that he means a one-night-stand.

why does zoe think she knows that george isn’t ready for that?

according to wade, the heart has nothing to do with what’s abt to happen. zzz

and then he gets it. “what’s the big deal” he asks. afterall, she claimed she didn’t want to be with him. now rose knows! luckily she’s not a blabber. zoe tries to pretend she’s fine with things.

lemon fails spectacularly when she gives emily the seafood gumbo instead of the chicken, prompting an allergic reaction.

cut to the indie singer tearing into wade in her song.

see, anyone else who sees them together would at least guess that there’s something between them.

“who are you? his girlfriend? run! run from wade. you can hear further instructions in my song, run from wade.” hahahahaah

zoe is so serious when lilly-ann consults her.

george is distracted from the girl he picked up when he sees lemon looking sad. he goes over to console her. aiyoh. he volunteers to make things up to her. and she makes him bus tables. lol. now that girl he almost had a one night stand with thinks he’s a busboy! hahaha. epic fail.

lavon confides in ruby. looks nice and pleasant.

lilly-ann says she can’t help because her band is on hiatus. and doesn’t want to play with her old band.

zoe’s grabbing of wade to talk in the corner is such a sign of their familiarity. zoe tells wade to just apologise and she will sing. he thinks it’s a bad idea because lilly-ann is still hung up on him. he gets a message from george. she is so relieved when he tells her george struck out. not from lack of coaching. but surely from lack of manpower…

wade sees how relieved zoe is, and rightly gets mad, agrees to apologise. oh the jealousy game started here! haha. but it’s gd. zoe only has herself to blame.

he was so smooth in his apology! very him, but still seemed real.

now zoe looks angry. ha! the writers are good!

zoe tries to get her place back by pulling wades arm. way to try to exert dominance!

lilly-ann jumps at the chance to stay over at wade’s after the gig. and he turns to ask zoe if it’s fine with her! man he’s good. of course she has to say yes. she is so asking for it.

she still pulls him! “get in the car”

the next day, at the 36hour mark, she’s happy she hasn’t slept with wade since she was helping rose. and she says she imported a toy to distract wade! aiyoh.

as if wade would be bothering her for sex. i do agree she’s the addicted one.

at the palooza…

zoe gets jealous! and she unintentionally intentionally sabotages rose when she validates lilly-ann’s hypocondria and she runs off before singing. aiyoh. wade rightly gets mad at zoe.

i love the fight that wade had with her. now he’s not interested in the sex, and he has a hundred bucks in his pocket for her! hahaha

“i know. there’s something wrong with me” oh she is so right.

at least lavon’s clear. she doesn’t want wade to have sex with somebody else because she likes him. a denial from her doesn’t sound true. she whines that he hasn’t been paying attention. he reminds her she had told george to date other people. ha. she said it, but she actually doesn’t want it. and same goes for wade. geez. girl. something’s really wrong with you.

a selfish horrible mess. ooh…when she says “i need some marshmallows” it’s so sad.

oh dear ruby’s going to run for mayor against lavon. man…she’s a crazy person.

episode ends with zoe looking on as wade and george are surrounded by ladies. wade is so aware that she’s jealous. he’s so much better at this than she is.

it was a nice talk between rose and zoe when rose comes over to zoe.

until next episode!

the Zade count: once this episode. at least once in-between this episode and the previous one.