Hart of Dixie Season 2 Review “I Walk the Line” – Ruby vs. Bluebell

Election night finally arrived in Bluebell in “I Walk the Line,” this week’s episode of Hart of Dixie. Without ruffling too many feathers can I just say that I wish last week’s real world election had ended like this one? C’mon…a big makeout session between the dueling parties? Doesn’t matter who you voted for or how you feel about the outcome…that would have been funny.

So even though the Official Bluebell Voter Chicken kept eating corn from the dish under Ruby’s picture, and Wade’s ex-wife refused to vote since her trailer was six feet out of town, and Lavon nearly blew the whole thing by practically endorsing Ruby at the debate, he still managed to win the election by one vote. It all came down to Brick Breeland, although he might not have voted for Mayor Hayes if he had any idea about the history between the man and his precious Lemon.

That was a history that Lemon wanted to see repeated. But when it became clear that Lavon had suddenly decided that winning and beating Ruby might not be such a great thing, Lemon had to face the fact that her old lover had moved on. She did finally tell Annabeth about her relationship with Lavon which effectively ended Annabeth’s crush, but she wasn’t able to tell Lavon in time to keep him from confessing his renewed feelings to Ruby. When the announcement came down that Brick’s ballot had decided the election, the whole town got to see Ruby and Lavon’s very public lip-lock, and that included a very upset Lemon. Hasn’t been a good year for her so far, has it? Won’t get any better, though, since Ruby’s sticking around.

Of course, the same could be said for George. After Wade called him out to Tansy’s trailer to help him move into Bluebell, George ended up trying to appease a potential Lavon voter by letting Tansy cut his hair so he could be a walking advertisement for her cosmetology business. Of course, Wade got impatient and ended up hitching up the trailer and dragging it off himself, causing Tansy to shave a little more off the sides of George’s hair than she intended. I’m actually curious how they’ll deal with that next week. I’m thinking he’s gonna end up looking like Chuck Bass on Gossip Girl, potentially not a great look for him.

Meanwhile, Zoe was trying to deal with Brick’s anxiety over his long-distance relationship which had gotten so bad that Magnolia begged Zoe to figure out what was wrong with her father. In exchange for a physical exam, Zoe had to agree to give Magnolia driving lessons. I think that might be considered as a legitimate suicide attempt; we’d have to consult the official town codebook.

Is it just me or has Zoe kind of been taking a backseat lately? I mean, she’s still there and she has a lot of scenes and all, but even when the story is about her, the characters all around her just seem to take over. Does that make any sense? I adore Rachel Bilson, but I feel like the world of Bluebell is swallowing up Zoe Hart. Like Stars Hollow or Twin Peaks, Bluebell has kind of become its own character. I no longer feel the show is about a New York doctor trying to survive in a small town…it’s now just about the small town itself.

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