First, hooray there will be a season 4. The CW announced that Hart of Dixie was renewed this week. I am thrilled because despite this lackluster season, I am not ready to say goodbye to the good folks of BlueBell quite yet.
The penultimate episode of Hart of Dixie had some really great moments and some storylines that just didn’t seem to be what you’d expect in the episode leading up to the finale. So while I enjoyed this episode, I was expecting a little bit more all around.
This was the best part of this episode. Leave it up to good old Earl to bring Zoe and Wade together. Wade was being quite the jackass, as Earl pointed, out toward Zoe in this episode. I have a feeling that is his way of keeping his distance from Zoe because he knows that if he gets close again he’ll just fall for her all over again. It definitely seemed like Zoe and Wade were back on track by the end of the episode. That last scene between them was bittersweet. There was a long awkward pause after Wade told Zoe that he was moving. And while he seemed happy about the opportunity, he didn’t seem as happy about the idea of leaving. Zoe was shocked and looked sad as Wade walked away.
I felt so bad for Lemon. She has worked really hard to make Fancie’s successful. While I definitely don’t agree with her grandmother’s methods or approach, I do think that ever since she was left at the altar that Lemon has been trying to fill a void. She did it last season with the campaign and then the Rammer Jammer. This season she has flitted from love interest to love interest and now everything is going into Fancie’s. It is as if she is searching for something and hasn’t quite found it yet. It is hard to see all of her hard work go up in flames.
Someone has defaced the exit sign to BlueBell. Lavon sees this as his opportunity to convince the state comptroller to finally list BlueBell first on the new sign. He invites the comptroller over to dinner who has also brought the mayor of Fillmore as his plus one. Over dinner they discuss the sign and it is decided that Mayor Gainey and Lavon will engage in a friendly competition of ping pong. The winner will have his town listed first on the sign. Mayor Gainey wins. While shaking his hand, George notices red paint on Mayor Gainey’s wrist that matches the same color used to deface the exit sign. BlueBell will be listed first after Mayor Gainey admits that he was the one who painted the old sign.
Both of these were silly side stories that didn’t seem to really fit in what is the episode before the finale especially for George and Lavon. There was no build up from last season regarding George and Lemon. After this episode, I’m not even sure what to expect in regard to Lavon although I’m sure learning that Davis has proposed will give Lavon something to think over.
Final thoughts. In all I found this episode to be really enjoyable even if it was a little on the slow side. I was really happy that Wade is having some professional success. Just 2 seasons ago in episode 1x21, Wade blundered an attempt to get a loan. And here he is now with an investment person seeking him out and willing to back him in his business venture. He has really come a long way. And things really seem to be moving quickly now toward Wade and Zoe. The finale promo was heavily focused on Zoe and Wade. It seems that learning that Wade is leaving is going to wake up Zoe’s dormant feelings for Wade. Earl was way too cute this week as well. Good for him for finally deciding that his life has a purpose and that he wants to be his best self. I would love to see more of him and Mae next season.
Do you think that Wade will actually move away? Do you think that Lemon’s grandmother had a point about Lemon trying to fill a hole in her life? What will AB’s answer be to Davis’ proposal?
Next week is the season finale. Zoe makes a gesture that gives Wade something to think about in regard to his future. George and Lavon meet their idol, Don Todd, who helps them see things more clearly. AB contemplates Davis’ proposal. There is still a cruise on Lemon’s horizon. Will she end up going on it now that Fancie’s caught fire? Tune in to find out.