Halloween arrived in BlueBell bringing with it some tricks and treats. This week’s episode found our favorite BlueBellians needing help in some way or another. We got to meet Grandma Breeland and found out Brick’s real name. Lemon met a mysterious gentleman while Wade played Casanova. AB called on Zoe to run interference with Lavon. Joel is trying to make friends while he settles into BlueBell. George could rival AB for being a good friend. Brick drank a lot of scotch as a way of coping with his mother’s arrival.
Each week Lemon continues to show how much she has changed since the first season. This week I felt there was a nice balance between season 1 Lemon and season 2 Lemon. She sparkled when Peter was giving her suggestions on how to torture Tanner. There was a natural and easy chemistry between Peter and Lemon. I am definitely hoping that Peter will find himself stranded in BlueBell again sometime in the future. Lemon deserves some happiness, and I wouldn’t mind seeing her have something with Peter.
I was happy to see AB step out of the shadows this week and get a direction for where she is going. I foresee some relationship troubles ahead for her and Lavon since it doesn’t seem like they are on the same page as far as where they see things going.
I think the point of this whole plot was to show that Wade isn’t over Zoe and won’t be anytime soon. What wasn’t so clear to me was why Wade was sleeping with unavailable women. Was it because he didn’t want to have there be any chance of it turning into something in case Zoe becomes available? Or was it because he wanted to prove that he can have any woman he wants even if she is unavailable? Or is it a little bit of all of that? Either way I loved that George called Wade out and was straight with him. The George and Wade dynamic is one of my favorites on the show. And this week was one of the more genuine moments between them where I really felt that there was a long history between them and they were really friends who care about one another.
Joel is making friends. Zoe really wants Lavon and Joel to be friends. It seems like they aren’t hitting it off quite as well as Zoe would like. Instead Joel seems to gravitate toward Wade and has developed quite the man-crush on him. Zoe isn’t thrilled by this new friendship and tries to persuade Joel that Wade wouldn’t make a good friend. She knows this because she dated him and he is irresponsible and annoying. Could it be that Zoe doesn’t want her new man and her former boyfriend getting close because she still has feelings for Wade and it makes her uncomfortable? I’m also not sure why Wade seems to be pursuing this friendship either which I hope becomes more clear over the next couple of weeks. It is definitely an odd development. And while I’m sure that we’ll get some laughs out of it, I have to question how healthy it is for Wade to be so close to Zoe’s new boyfriend when as we saw he isn’t close to being over her.
Final thoughts. I felt that this was a much better episode than the previous one. Some of the other cast members got to come to the forefront and there was less of a focus on Joel and Zoe and Joel which made me happy. I don’t mind Joel as a character despite not really liking Joel and Zoe. As long as Joel is there to help the main characters’ stories and doesn’t become the story, I am ok with him sticking around. I felt like I got a little bit more of a direction on where the season is going, but I’m still left with a lot of questions. I’m not sure how I feel about the Joel and Wade friendship. I think it is fine for now, but I’m not sure I want to see it continue indefinitely.
What did you think of this week’s episode? Would you like to see Peter or Grandma Breeland return? Are Lavon and AB ever going to talk about taking their relationship to the next level? What is Wade’s motivation for being Joel’s new friend?
Be sure to tune in on Monday for another episode. Zoe desperately wants everyone to like Joel and for him to fit in. Joel finds out a little bit more about Zoe’s love life. And Lavon needs Lemon’s help.