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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