Everyone is having relationship problems in this episode of Hart of Dixie. The theme, besides frowny faces, is honesty and integrity, which some characters have a hard time with. Zoe can’t be honest with pretty much anyone, Wade can’t be honest about his feelings for Zoe, Ruby, though she thinks she’s so loving, doesn’t tell Lavon about her dream job so she doesn’t “worry” him. The only character who is honest about his feelings is Brick and he ends up with major ‘sad face’ and a lonely cup of tea. On a happy note, next week seems to be back to it’s regular scheduled shenanigans with the men of Bluebell being auctioned off for charity.
Zoe starts the episode with, “What about honesty? Integrity? What kind of world is it where we have to pretend?” which is in reference to her dislike of Ruby. But then she hides behind the bed when George walks into Wade’s house so he doesn’t find out about her pseudo relationship with Wade. As Wade points out, Zoe is not exactly the spokesperson for honesty or integrity.
Zoe walks into Lavon’s kitchen to find Ruby and Lavon googly-eyed over omelets but Zoe can only focus on Ruby’s lack of pants, “looks like I’m missing ‘no pants Saturday’.” Lavon notices Zoe’s cold shoulder with Ruby and tells Zoe that she needs to get on board with his happy relationship. Zoe really doesn’t want to and I agree. Don’t pretend to like people that you don’t!
George is hounding Wade for a man date so George can talk about something. Dan guesses that George is banging Wade’s ex-wife Tansy. After avoiding George for half of the episode we find out that George wants Wade’s consent before he asks Tansy out on a date. Wade thinks George will just use her as an appetizer before the real meal (Zoe) and doesn’t want Tansy to get hurt. George reassures Wade that Tansy isn’t just a fling to him and that Wade should talk to Zoe about his intentions.
Why are these two hiding in the bushes? Well, because Annabeth and Lemon think Ruby is cheating on Lavon. Why? Because they see Ruby talking to a man on a porch and overhear them talking about meeting up later. Lemon convinces this man that he has pinkeye so Doctor Hart can interrogate him. It turns out he’s a headhunter trying to recruit Ruby for a job in Dallas.
At the beginning of the episode Magnolia is not on team Brick/Emily, even though Brick tells her that he’d really like Emily to move in with them as she makes him very happy. Here, Emily finds Magnolia crying over a boy and gives her best motherly advice to cheer Magnolia up. I’m not sure what she says exactly that is music to angry Magnolia’s ears, but Magnolia finally gets on the Brick/Emily train.
Welcome to a very awkward dinner conversation. Lavon confronts Ruby about the headhunter because she had told him she was going to get a manicure. Plus, he’s upset that she lied. Ruby freaks out at Lavon for “spying” on her and uses it as an excuse to get mad, tell him that his actions have changed her mind (she wasn’t going to take the job) and she’s going to the interview in Dallas after-all. If you freak out like that after someone ask you a few little questions, then you maybe you were just looking for an excuse to do what you really wanted to do in the first place. Peace out Ruby.
Lemon, thinking that baked goods can cure all ills, brings Lavon his favorite bundt cake to cheer him up. It turns out Lavon is heart broken over the situation with Ruby and tells Lemon that he hasn’t been this sad since their dramatic relationship. Lemon finally realizes that the Lemon/Lavon train isn’t leaving the station. Probably ever.
Once Lemon has left Lemon/Lavon fantasy world she is back to fix-it Lemon, ready to get Lavon and Ruby back together if it’s the last thing she does! The plan? Sabotage Ruby’s ride to the airport and make Lavon drive her. Instead of just sabotaging the ride and having Lavon drive his own car, they have him dress up as a chauffeur and have him drive a limo. What happens? He makes his case, Ruby takes the job, but they have until the end of the year to see where their relationship goes before she moves to Dallas.
Turns out, the Brick/Emily train crashed and burned. With Lemon out of the house and no mother figure, Brick seems to want to fill the void as soon as possible. He was so happy with Emily that he jumped the gun and asked her to move in. Was it too much too soon? I guess so because Brick tells Magnolia that they won’t be seeing Emily anymore. What does this teach Magnolia? To not trust anyone. Great. Like this girl isn’t screwed up enough.
What this face Zoe? Sad? Confused? Disappointed? Wade, after the pep talk with George goes to discuss a real relationship with Zoe and tells her that George doesn’t mind that they are dating. The truth is, Zoe didn’t want George to find out about her and Wade because she wanted George to keep pining for her. Wade sees this all over Zoe’s face and decides he’d be better off leaving her alone. Sad faces all around.