Last time on Hart of Dixie, Zoe made a major blunder when she mistook her friend Rose’s appendicitis for love sickness and now great complications have … arose, and now Zoe is putting herself through the emotional grinder. Brick is trying to stand up for her, but many people, especially Rose’s mother, blame Zoe for it. Fortunately, however, briefly after Zoe phones her father, Brick arrives and tells her that not only is Rose out of the woods, she’s conscious, stable, and is asking for Zoe.
Back in Bluebell, Wade is still boiling over Zoe losing him the race money, but Lavon has something to deal with that: he found the perfect place for Wade’s bar, and he has a plan to arrange for the money. Addie is happy about Rose’s condition, but is stunned that Zoe cannot face her. Despite her reassurances, Zoe is convinced that she almost killed a friend, because she “took her eyes off the ball.” From now on, Zoe is committed to be only a doctor to people – not a friend.
Lemon is having some issues, but cannot bring herself to talk about it to her friends. The conversation keeps looping back to the sex topic, but Lemon uses tennis to keep the topic away from the “S word.” I think she got the picture though.
Zoe is trying not to get involved with her patients on a friendly basis, but it’s not going well. Things are getting incredibly awkward, and her patients are confused as to why she is not interested in what is happening in any of their lives. Brick is concerned about her, and her image as a Bluebell doctor, but Zoe is not willing to budge from her current position on things. She claims she’s fine, but her father, who has just arrived in town, could argue otherwise.
George comes home to see Lemon but finds the place empty, but receives word that Lemon wants to see him at a hotel, making him even more confused than ever.
At the Rammer Jammer, Zoe and her father have a long talk about Zoe and her situation, but Zoe is not making making progress easy.
George arrives and sees Lemon, and they discuss what I’ve perceived to be: figuring out how to go about their “first time.” So far, the mood looks right, and the setup is good, champagne included, but there is a problem: when struggling to get a bottle out of the ice, Lemon gets her head stuck between the bars at the end of the bed. REALLY?!
Zoe’s father has some news for her, but I’m not sure if it’s good or bad. He received an offer at a major hospital in Boston, and he said he would accept it if they gave his daughter a fellowship, and they said yes. Without taking much time to consider it, she accepts. My problem is, I don’t know whether or not to say, “Good for you, Zoe,” because it may not be the right thing to do right now.
Lavon visits to find Zoe packing, and is shocked that she intends to leave without saying good-bye. Regardless of what she thinks, Lavon makes it clear that she made a difference in the lives of her patients, and everyone else.
Wade meets with the loan officer, and tries to talk to her, make her feel comfortable with him, confident with him, but he makes a few too many verbal mistakes. Bad move, Wade … bad move.
Meanwhile, George and Lemon are making no headway in getting Lemon’s head out of the bars. He decides they need to make her slip out with something, like whipped cream. But where will he get it? In Lemon’s overnight bag of cour- Wait! WHAT?!
Zoe is currently saying her goodbyes at Harley’s grave. It’s clear she heavily regrets coming, but I think she may regret leaving even more.
The disaster drill begins, and Zoe is needed at the scene, but it’s pretty clear she isn’t coming – her father has arranged for a flight tonight. There’s also a very funny, and awkward moment with George and Lemon when Dash walks in on them with whipped cream in hand. HA HA! Caught red-hand … white-handed! I love stuff like this!
While waiting at the airport, Zoe gets a text from Rose. I can tell she’s conflicted, but I don’t know if she’s aware of it.
Lavon found out about Wade’s slip-up and he is upset as heck. He had intended to co-sign for the loan – he WAS going to help Wade, but apparently, he’s not ready for this kind of responsibility.
Meanwhile, Zoe finally realizes that she needs to talk to Annabeth about what’s stressing her, and does so. And guess what? She really helped Annabeth feel better about herself. And in the midst of it, she mentions that that is what small town is all about – everyone cares. Then Brick asks her, “If you believe that, why are you leaving?” Yes, Zoe. Why?
Turns out Lavon told Brick about Zoe, so it’s time for some Brick intervention.
Lemon is finally free, and they arrive at the drill scene, and have a little trip down memory lane.
Zoe changes her mind and tells her father that she wants to stay and be a GP rather than a surgeon. It may be career suicide, but it’s the right thing to do, and her father is very proud of her, and so am I.
The next morning Lavon and Wade make up for the previous night, and Lavon tells him about Zoe leaving. Wade thinks life just got a little easier. A little premature, because Zoe walks right in the door and breaks the news – she’s staying!
Annabeth finally talks to Lemon about her marriage problem, and Zoe finally visits Rose. And guess what? When Rose says Fred kissed her, Zoe freaks out and demands every detail. Looks like she learned her lesson well. Good to hear.
Next time on Hart of Dixie, it’s Lemon’s wedding day but disaster strikes in the form of a massive storm that threatens everyone. Tune in and find out what will happen!