Hart of Dixie Season 2 Review “Walkin’ After Midnight” – The Politics of Football


This week’s Halloween episode of Hart of Dixie, “Walkin’ After Midnight,” started off with a somewhat spooky mystery. Who’s been sleeping in Zoe’s bed? (And, no, the automatic answer isn’t Wade, as she prefers to spend her nights at his place.) By the end of the episode, I was really asking myself “who should be sleeping in Zoe’s bed?” and I have to say…I’m starting to wonder if she didn’t make the wrong choice.

The answer to the first question was George. Apparently the rocky and superficial dating life he started up post-Lemon wasn’t making him happy, and in his sleep he created a fantasy where he and Zoe are together. Add a penchant for sleepwalking and he started making his way into Zoe’s bed without even realizing it.

Of course, Wade wasn’t happy about that at all, especially since he spent the episode turning down sexy nurses and slutty pumpkins (sorry, wrong show); he felt Zoe was going back on her own request that they be monogomous. And of course he happened to catch George trying to give Zoe a sleepy kiss while the very-awake Zoe didn’t try to stop him.

Later, George admitted that of course he dreams about being with Zoe because he’s never gotten over her. Why, he asked her, weren’t they together? Um…the man with the incredible arms has a very good point. Besides hot sex and witty banter, what do Zoe and Wade have going for them? I actually paused the show to consider this. Why did she choose Wade? Was it just because George was on the rebound? Does she not want to risk getting hurt by getting into a relationship that’s about more than just the physical?

I don’t know. All I do know is that I was edging over to Wade’s camp, but now I’m back in George’s. (And it isn’t even because I found out his actor went to UCF at the same time as my brother…sorry, it’s a Florida thing.) Unfortunately, George took Zoe’s advice about dating someone he actually liked and asked out the new waitress at the Rammer Jammer. I probably should have learned her name. She might be around for awhile as she neither giggles nor fawns.

Meanwhile, Lavon, a football star at Alabama, needed to secure the votes of the Bodrie family who rooted for Auburn. Now, I know people in other parts of the country think they get into football, and that’s real cute and all, but I don’t think anyone outside of the South realizes just how big of a deal it really is. My mama nearly cried when I decided to go to Florida State after she raised me to be a UF fan; I’m still not sure she’s over it. Voting for someone based on their team allegiance is one of the most believable things they’ve ever done on this show.

To get the votes, Lavon and Annabeth came up with the brilliant idea to couple up, as she’s an Auburn girl. Lavon thought it was just a political thing, but Annabeth really likes him, and by seeing him on Annabeth’s arm, Lemon realized her feelings for him weren’t entirely dead. But they’re both going to be hurt when they find out that although Lavon’s conscience-clearing speech to the Bodries about how he’d tried to trick them lost him 22 votes, it earned him the respect of his opponent, Ruby, who finally realized the football stud had grown up. And she liked it.

What a twisted web we weave when the highest office in Bluebell is at stake. Who will win? We’ll all find out in two weeks. See y’all back there then!

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