It might have looked like Zoe made a choice last week, but in “Always on My Mind,” this week’s episode of Hart of Dixie, it was all too clear that while she might really like sleeping with Wade, she hasn’t totally set George aside.
While I’m still torn between who I want her to be with in the end, it has to be said that George was pretty much all ready to have a one-night stand only days after leaving Lemon at the altar and confessing his love to Zoe. I’m not saying I expect him to be a monk while Zoe gets her head together, but it didn’t take much persuading to get him on the dating circuit.
Yet, I can’t totally cast my vote in Wade’s favor. He is doing everything in his power to keep Zoe at arm’s length even while she’s in his bed. He’s like a five year-old pulling the pigtails of the prettiest girl in kindergarten because he likes her, and while I realize that stems from his insecurities, it’s not winning him any points. If he wants Zoe in the long term, he’s going to have to show her that he can be a little George Tucker-ish every now and then.
And Zoe is going to have to make a choice, a real one this time. If neither man can give her everything she wants/needs, then she needs to let them both go and start fishing for another bite.
Was anyone surprised that Lemon made a terrible waitress? Probably only Lemon herself, as she’s totally unaccustomed to failing at anything. But sending her father’s date into anaphalactic shock because she fed her seafood gumbo is just about the biggest fail one can made in food service. Fortunately, George was on hand to make her realize that she needs to keep searching for her life’s purpose. I really hope that what I’m smelling isn’t a reconciliation between them. I guess it wouldn’t be totally unheard of, but I hope they go another route.
Lavon spent most of the episode convinced that Ruby had some master plan of evil, but it was only when he let down his guard and told himself he was acting silly that Ruby struck, proving his was right all along. Although it seems very mean and petty if she’s just making him pay for dumping her in high school, Ruby has decided to run against Lavon for mayor. Oh dear. Looks like we’re in for an election this season…as if we didn’t have enough of that nonsense in America right now.
By the way, is everyone in Bluebell a professional-grade singer? Sure seems like it. But I am glad they didn’t use Bluebellapalooza as a way to showcase some current band or singer like other CW shows I cover do on a regular, shameless basis. This show is better than that.
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