This episode of Hart of Dixie was really good and Wade is an idiot. A lot of people were becoming bored with the happy couple but this was way worse than I expected. She can’t go back to him now! He really messed it up and I’m happy she didn’t let him off the hook.
Zoe feels guilty about missing out on Wade’s performance in the battle of the bands, because she doesn’t know that Wade left with another woman. Tansy and George decide (incorrectly!) that they shouldn’t tell Zoe what they know. Tansy even goes so far as to say that they shouldn’t even ask Wade about it.
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Wanda shows up at Zoe’s office with a crazy rash. She and Tom have decided to get married ASAP, like that weekend. Too bad her body is rejecting that plan and has decided to explode all along her shoulder and arm. Zoe offers Wanda some advice to calm her down and Wanda decides that Zoe is the ideal maid of honor. On top of standing with her at Wanda’s Jedi vs. Lord of the Rings themed wedding, as maid of honor Zoe also has to take care of (ie distract) Wanda’s mom (Mrs. Forman from That 70s Show), who apparently is a bigger source of stress than the wedding.
At the Butter Stick, Zoe overhears some women talking about Wade leaving the bar with some trash. Of course there is no way she’ll be mad at George for not telling her about this… Zoe runs off to confront Wade, and Wade explains that he just needed to give that chick’s car a jump, which duh, Zoe whole-heartily believes, she even apologizes to Wade for doubting him.
Crickett and Lemon go to a tarot card reader who tells Lemon that she is going to attend Tom and Wanda’s wedding with somebody she already knows. Lemon runs into some guy she knew in the second grade, who seems a little off to everybody but her. She immediately asks him out on a date. Um Lemon is on the rebound yet again – dentist dude dodged a bullet.
Next, George is enlisted by Lavon to use his lawyerly powers to prevent the mayor of the next town over from building a shopping mall within sight of Bluebell’s beach front area. This might be the lamest plot of the season. Needless to say George gets overly pumped to bring the case to court after a rival attorney talks some smack, so pumped in fact he is literally bouncing around for the rest of the episode.
George, being the goodie goodie he is, thinks he at least needs to ask Wade about what went down. Wade gives him the same logical explanation that he gave Zoe, about giving the girl a jump. George believes this??? Wade is even saying it with a smile. If there was any time that George looked like the better choice for Zoe, it would be now, except for the fact that George believes Wade and apologizes for accusing him.
If Zoe is going to be Wanda’s maid of honor, then it makes sense for Wade to be the best man, and/or “sex Yoda.” Tom asks Wade both of these questions. Wade says yes to best man, and no to bonage-sherpa. He suggests that Tom go watch some Ryan Gosling movies, girls love Ryan Gosling.
Annabeth saves Lemon from making an ass of herself, and maybe becoming a head on a plaque, by interrupting Lemon’s date with 2nd grade guy, who apparently is a major weirdo and creep. Devoted paste eaters unite! Lemon appreciates the help and eventually realizes that Annabeth really does know and care about her. The two ladies decide to be each other’s dates to Tom and Wanda’s wedding.
Turns out Wanda’s mom is a firecracker of an alcoholic, who can not get enough sex, booze or a good time. She’s basically a 65 year old female Wade. Awesome. Zoe has a great time palling around with her until the old broad manages to disappear. Oops.
George crushes the rival town’s legal team in court, successfully
Did I mention that Wanda and Tom’s wedding is Lord of the Rings and Star Wars themed? All the groomsmen are dressed as Jedi, and bridesmaid, and bride, as Orlando Bloom groupies. This is almost as weird as the zombie proposal.
Zoe finally discovers Wanda’s mom and after some back and forth, manages to get into a deep conversation about the elderly woman’s failed marriage. Apparently her husband cheated on her and covered it up by being too sweet, too accommodating, but not super interested in spending time with her, particularly not in honest conversation. This rings a bell with Zoe who realizes that Wade cheated on her. Well at least there is a Jedi-Legolas wedding to get her mind off this all-too predictable weakness from Wade.
As Tansy and George prep for the wedding, Tansy asks George how Wade explained the floozie. Tansy is appalled by George’s gullibility and in fact Wade has used the “damsel in need of a jump” excuse before – on her when she and Wade were married. Tansy, who hates Zoe for some unknown reason, sorta even feels bad for Zoe now.
The wedding is actually kinda cute despite the wooden bird cage that the bride and groom are standing under, the awkwardness between Zoe and Wade, and George’s now boiling-over anger at Wade.
Yoda cake is served at the reception, and everybody, even Carl Winslow, looks like they might be gettin laid tonight. Well except Zoe and Wade, who both look miserable and finally have a chat about what happened. Wade claims it was just a moment of weakness and blames the alcohol. Uh huh. Zoe sheds a few silent tears, and tells him what he did was the one thing she could never forgive. Looks like this couple is finally done. Hmmm.
Looks like these two have made up, for now. Lemon tells Annabeth that the psychic was right about going to a wedding with a true companion. Friends forever?
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Wade returns to the reception just in time for Tansy to save Wade’s ass from a Hulk-ing George. Tansy clocks Wade in the gut, which saves Wade from a bigger beating from George, which Lavon seemed all too eager to break up. And Zoe is single again! Though next week promises a ton of cheese from Lemon’s pompous doctor cousin.