Zoe: “Why aren’t you at the fabulous reptile derby?”
“The Crush & the Crossbow” is the newest episode of Hart of Dixie. If you haven’t seen it yet and want to avoid spoilers, then you may want to bookmark this article and come back later! If you forgot what happened last time, click here. Hart of Dixie airs Mondays at 8 on the CW, channel 5 for local Houstonians.
In addition to the hilarity that was the turtle racing, tonight’s episode was a great one for relationships. The writers did a good job of developing the more hidden relationships of the show as well as one unexpected relationship. Wade is married. Yes, Wade got drunkenly married to a Tanze? Her name is unusual, and spelling it is even harder, so let’s just call her Tanze. Wade does seem like the kind of guy to get married while drunk, so it was not too far out there. What is great about all of this is that it showed a more caring side of Wade. Sure there was the jealous guy side of him when he found out that Tanze is engaged to an old rival of his, but there was a great apology moment and just a lot of scenes where viewers could see how Wade acts around those he genuinely cares about.
Now the troublesome part of this all occurs when Tanze enlightens Wade about his crush/feelings for Zoe. Doesn’t he already know that though? He has tried to sleep with her and kiss her previously, so there really does not need to be this third party that has to spell it out for him. It always seems to happen that way, and it is a little frustrating. Anyone else agree?
The writers did a good job with Zoe and George. They bonded over a Woody Allen film in Mobile that they both happened to be at, alone. This was the first time the two of them really opened up about just random things in life to another person. And by having this bonding time, it made the realization that both George and Zoe have better. They both realize they like each other, only Zoe is the only one to vocalize it to Lavon. It is easy to tell that George feels it. He just doesn’t say it. If this realization had occurred any other way, it would not have been as powerful and it could have been done in a slightly cliché way like with Wade.
Now Lemon and Lavon had a great storyline to. In a rare moment, Lemon was not annoying. When she and Lavon are hosting the turtle races, Lemon is actually enjoyable and likeable. Now in all the parts of the episode leading up to it, Lemon was her normal annoying self. The writers need to figure out how to characterize Lemon better so that there are more enjoyable moments. When she “accidentally” tilts the microphone so that everyone can hear what that one lady is saying, that was great. Lemon was funny and very likeable then. What did you think?
Leave your thoughts on the episode in a comment below, and be sure to tell me what you would name your turtle if you had one to enter into the Turtle Derby.