This week on Hart of Dixie the tv show writing gods answered my prayers! If you’ve been following my recaps I’m sure you’ve noticed that all I’ve wanted is for Lavon and Annabeth to get together. Well, that day has arrived! Who else is excited about this coupling?
Clothes from the show. Almost everything was sold out immediately after it aired but here’s what I found.
Dolce & Gabbana Peony-Print Ruched Stretch-Silk Dress is (sold out)
Gold/Mint Flower Statement Necklace from Windsor
Iro Zip Front Tweed Jacket is (sold out)
George, as always decked out in a sweater, shows Lavon a commercial from the rival town of Fillmore, which markets Fillmore as the strawberry picking capital of the south. Bluebell is the Strawberry picking capital of the South! The commercial doesn’t air for a couple days so George gleefully proposes that Lavon stars in a rival commercial to put Fillmore back in their place. Lavon sees this as a chance for some bonding time with Annabeth, who duh, must obviously be his costar as a damsel in distress looking for strawberries in all the wrong places.
There is no more tension or fun when Zoe and Wade speak to each other – they’re totally domesticated, and predictable. Wade is leaving town to go do a reunion show with his band, and Zoe is like “awww, ok babe, I’ll just hold it down here” End scene. Yawn.
Being mayor of Bluebell seems pretty cushy – lots of speaking engagements and appearances but no actual work. Lavon wants to exert some Mayoral power to lock the town down, and employ his constituents as actors for George’s extravagantly story-boarded commercial (complete with hot-air balloon and strawberry CGI), but why bother actually telling people what they want (who knows, they might volunteer to help?) when you just have Zoe issue a town quarantine to protect Bluebell from a flu epidemic that really is sweeping the South.
Lemon and her dentist boyfriend have been seeing each other for 8 weeks but haven’t ‘done the deed’. Lemon is flipping out – quarantine? That means no booty since Dentist boyfriend lives outside of Bluebell. And no booty means he’ll leave her forever! She and Annabeth rush off to skew the town vote on the quarantine, which ends up allowing people who have been vaccinated to cross in and out of town. This measure relieves Zoe since Wade would have been stuck out of town, because who wouldn’t get a flu shot? Well Wade hasn’t, and I haven’t and Dan hasn’t. Silly Zoe. Now Wade is stuck crashing at crazy pants’ house who Zoe forgot was in the band. And she’s more than a little pushy.
George is going nuts with this commercial thing – he’s not only wearing a dramatic ridiculous sweater and shades, but smiling and giggling like he’s been laughing-gassed. At least he’s not so cracked out that he misses the chemistry between Lavon and Annabeth as they walk through a maze of cheerleaders and strawberry pie wearing gluttonous kids. Annabeth, out of her strange loyalty to Lemon, decides that being so close to Lavon is a bad idea, and bolts.
Annabeth doesn’t seem so sure that Lemon isn’t a robot, and promises Lemon that the night will go smoothly, though Lemon’s ideas about seduction may be stuck somewhere in the late 1800s. Annabeth tells Lemon that her plan is all wrong. No Mozart, no fine china and any surface is fair game for play time. To Annabeth it is all very simple – after Doctor buddy pops some lasagna in the oven, rock his world until the dinner bell. Plus, no one is bloated from eating. GENIUS!
The flu actually HAS arrived in Bluebell and people are dropping like flies – um so for dramatic purpose Hart of Dixie has decided that the flu makes people sneeze uncontrollably. Since when is sneezing a symptom of anything beyond an allergy? People are dropping like flies so Zoe sets up a field hospital to gather all the sick for treatment. She’s called Wade 716 times without a response, but she actually doesn’t seem that worried about him sleeping at his ex’s house, surprising.
Annabeth drops out of the commercial, and lies about having the flu, which means Lavon is going to have to pay a house call. Because that’s what good mayors do. Lemon and Annabeth have one more pep talk before Lemon goes home to prepare herself for a night of magic. Lavon arrives just in time with a massive crockpot of his mom’s chicken soup to see Lemon leave, which only reminds Annabeth that feeling like jumping the mayor’s bones is wrong.
People keep getting sick and this commercial is about to die. But luckily the obnoxious little pie eater, who actually wasn’t even supposed to be in the commercial and was just sneaking on set to stuff his face with strawberry pie, is still happy and healthy and stealing pie. George films the kid, who is in no way a suitable replacement for Lavon and Annabeth’s flirting.
Aw sheeeeeeeeeeit Lemon is getting sick! And downing medicine like an addict – Dan and I can see a mile away where her dinner with the dentist is going. She’s going to try to hide her illness, but finally succumb to it and he’s going to take care of her with a smile, while she apologizes and tells him how awesome he is.
Meanwhile Lavon is reading to Annabeth from Garden & Gun magazine to help her feel better. My parent’s LOVE Garden and Gun! It’s actually a really good magazine. I learned all about different types of BBQ sauce from it once. Annabeth is anxious and Lavon’s eager. Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd ooh a near kiss, but no no Annabeth says they can’t do this. Sigh.
Turns out Wade has been in town all along, breaking the quarantine and actually becoming Patient Zero – which basically means that in Bluebell the sneeze-flu spread to the entire town in a few hours. Dan found this lack of “incubation period” to be highly annoying. Wade flips out on Zoe about not needing her to take care of him.
Lavon returns to Annabeth’s to pick up his crockpot. And there it is. Lavon and Annabeth kiss! Finally! The two best characters get to have their shot at love. Thank goodness.
This part was actually cute. Wade takes care of Zoe like she took care of him. Complete with chicken soup and crackers. “I can feed you intravenously. I watched a YouTube video. I can get it done.” That’s love right there.