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Hart of Dixie 1x12: Mistress and Misunderstandings

Posted on the 03 February 2012 by Tvgeek @TVGeek_blog

Hart of Dixie 1x12: Mistress and Misunderstandings

Original Air Date: 30 January 2012

StorylineZoe is so uncharacteristically happy as of late that it causes her friends to speculate as to the possible reason behind her new attitude. Turns out that Zoe is hiding her new friendship with AnnaBeth, who doesn't want Lemon to find out since Zoe is Lemon's sworn enemy. Lemon campaigns to become the Belles' new Memory Matron, but she has to overcome a few obstacles to secure the honored position.Best Quote:

Wade: You, uh, avoiding anyone in particular?
Zoe: People who are nice to me. Because then I feel obligated to be nice back...which makes you the perfect person to be around.
Wade: I will take that as compliment.
Zoe: Go suck a rock.
Wade: That's my girl. Feel better?
Zoe: A little bit, yeah.

Review: Does anyone else look at Zoe and Wade and have Gilmore Girls flashbacks? Not that I mind, really, since GG is one of my favorite series ever, and just thinking about it makes me look up my old DVDs and watch it all over again, but I'm afraid that people may get impatient with this will-they-won't-they game and stop watching the show. Though, for me, it's really entertaining having Wade act like a little boy who is in love for the first time in his life and has no idea how to act around the girl of his dreams.

And mostly, that's the exact situation. Wade may seem confident enough to lure random women into his bed (and Lavon's kitchen), but I doubt he's ever had a real relationship (even though he's been married once). Plus, he's clearly out of her league and it's natural to feel threatened by the handsome veterinarian, who isn't even all that good at flirting.
But, while it's really fun to watch Wade pine after the cute doctor, and Zoe keep treating him badly, I was ready to see their relationship going somewhere, especially since Zoe seemed open to give it a shot just two episodes back. Plus, I thought Judson was already old news and I'm not too happy about bringing him back, especially since I hated Wes Brown's character on True Blood. Plus, the complete lack of chemistry between Zoe and Judson makes all this look a little bit like a desperate attempt from the showrunners to put an obstacle between her and Wade and unfortunately the vet is neither Max Medina nor Christopher.
With that out of my mind, let's turn to the main arc of the week, which is Zoe's clandestine relationship with... AnnaBeth. I am one of those people who don't really get this kind of girl bonding, or the need to have a girlfriend and talk about boys and makeup all the time, especially not after you get out of your teens. And it's something I've never expected out of Zoe either. And that is just one of the reasons why I found her sneaking around completely ridiculous. The story was perfect to bring out Wade's lack of confidence (though him thinking Zoe didn't like him didn't feel real, given the past interactions between them), but also perfect to show us just how important stupid institutions like the Memory Matrons are in the South.
I cannot, for the life of me, understand this kind of politics. But for some unknown reason it is really important for Lemon to look pretty and throw cute luncheons with centerpieces made with a lot of ribbons, which is why she acted crazier than ever when the time came for a new Memory Matron to be selected.   Her behavior made me question, yet again, the relationship between her and George, more specifically, how in the world is this guy able to stand her squeals, be them good or bad, and her mood changes over trivial things like petit fours. But maybe his heart to heart with his enemy, Lawrence Lee, made him realize that, even if it's just in the back of his mind right now.
George was, weirdly (and I say that because I normally don't like the guy), the one to generate some of my favorite scenes of this installment, like the one where he makes fun of Lemon's dinner, the bar scene, but most of all, the one where he finally puts the foot down and tells his fiance he will not tolerate her blackmailing Delia Ann. And just as I was accusing him of not having balls!
So overall, despite the cute-ish Wade scenes (but honestly, dude, don't comb your hair, it looks stupid!) and George's reclaimed manhood, this episode was full of ridiculous stuff (like Delia Ann having an affair with the shrimp guy...) which made me scream at the screen. And I really hope this Zoe/Judson thing doesn't last for too long.Hart of Dixie 1x11: Hell's Belles Back to Season 1

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