The finale was a nearly perfect way to cap off the third season of Hart of Dixie. In typical BlueBell fashion, the finale was big and over the top with a few plot twists, surprises, and a sweet ending. Most shows would be satisfied just having one wedding in a finale, but Hart of Dixie had to have 3. Of course there were a few, ok a lot, of hiccups along the way.
That night Zoe and Joel attend Meatball and Lily Anne’s wedding. The wedding is called off when Meatball breaks up with Lily Anne after realizing he doesn’t know his bride all that well when she reveals a list of men she has been with which include Sal the Shrimp Guy, Wade, and George. Zoe volunteers to speak when the wedding officiant asks if anyone has anything else to say. Zoe congratulates Wade on his success before telling him, and everyone at the Rammer Jammer, that she loves him. In answer Wade quickly leaves the Rammer Jammer. The next day, Zoe is surprised to find that Wade is packing his car and still plans on leaving without speaking to her after she told him she loved him. Wade tells her that they tried for a long time to make it work and it just didn’t. Zoe feels that they deserve a second chance now that they are ready. Sadly Wade tells her that he believed that at one time, and pauses before saying he has to go because he has a meeting with the investors before he leaves.
Zoe attends Brando and Sylvie’s wedding where they discuss finding love again and second chances which resonates with Zoe. Zoe’s face lights up and she smiles when she sees Wade walk through the door at the reception. He tells her that he turned down the job because it wasn’t for him. And for her to not read too much into it. Later on they share a dance. Zoe informs him that even though he doesn’t think they have a future she intends to prove him wrong, and she won’t give up no matter how long it takes. By Wade’s smile as she walked away, it seems like he is happy at the idea of her fighting for him. I bet it won’t take long to convince him.
AB & Davis: AB told Davis that she needed some time to think over his proposal. Davis feels that there shouldn’t be any secrets between them and reveals that he has a closet filled with the same sneakers which brings on a fit of hiccups for AB. Eventually AB comes to realize that she is still in love with Lavon, and she can’t marry Davis or his weird sneaker collection.
Lavon at the dock was the only thing about the finally that I disliked. It seems like Lavon’s feelings for Lemon are coming out of nowhere after all this time. Is he truly in love with Lemon, or is he just seeking closure so he can finally move on himself and find the happiness that seems to have evaded him? As for Lemon, it isn’t quite clear what she feels for George or Lavon. George has had a tough run of it lately. He really deserves some happiness whether it is with Lemon or someone else. And poor AB is in love with Lavon and realizes that she was his rebound. And to add to all of this we also have the friendship between George/Lavon and Lemon/AB to consider. This season they’ve spent a lot of time repairing the friendship between George and Lavon after the events of season 1. They were absolutely adorable bonding over their shared man crush on Don Todd. Lemon and AB have always been there for one another. No matter what I don’t want to see these friendships destroyed. We’ve also already been down the whole Lavon/Lemon/George and Lemon/Lavon/AB roads before. Is it really necessary to revisit them? I’m not happy at the prospect of a Lavon/Lemon/George triangle in the next season.
This was a plot twist that I never saw coming. I actually applaud the writers for it. They’ve flirted with gay characters a bit this season with Zoe alluding to Dash being gay by saying that she didn’t think flirting with him would work. They also introduced Zoe’s aunt with her bias against New Yorkers due to her exes. For a while now I’ve wanted them to introduce a gay character on the show, but I was always afraid that they’d go the stereotypical campy route with a character much like Stanley. The fact that no one would ever expect it to be Crickett is what makes it so great. It was a nice surprise and I can’t wait to see how they proceed with Crickett’s storyline next season.
Tom & Wanda: The finale was great for Tom. He had a mind explosion when 2 of his idols, Joel Stevens and Don Todd, were in the same room. He was happy to announce that Wanda finally relented, and they are getting 3 alpacas. By the way, Wanda is also pregnant. So we will have a little Tonda baby to look forward to in the next season. I can’t wait to see how crazy and outrageous that will be.
What did you think of the finale? Were you disappointed that Zoe and Wade didn’t fully reunite? Did you think that Lavon was going to go to AB? Team Lavon or Team George or Team No Triangle? Were you expecting that it would be Stanley and not Crickett who came out of the closet?