List of Hart of Dixie episodes
Hart of Dixie is an American television comedy-drama created by Leila Gerstein for The CW, with executive producers, Gerstein, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Jason Ensler, and Len Goldstein. The series first airs Monday nights at 9:00 p.m. as a lead-out to Gossip Girl. The series stars Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart, who aspires to be like her father and become a cardio-thoracic surgeon. After five years of residency at New York Hospital, Zoe does not get a fellowship and takes up an offer to move south to work in a small medical practice. On April 26, 2013, The CW renewed Hart of Dixie for a third season.
During the first season of the series '&' was formatted into the episode titles with a play on words or alliteration. The only episodes not to feature this were "Pilot", "Hell's Belles", "Heart to Hart", and "The Big Day". The rest of the series uses titles from country music songs as titles of episodes.
As of November 25, 2013[update], 52 episodes of Hart of Dixie have aired.
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||DVD release date|
|Season premiere||Season finale||Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|1||22||September 26, 2011||May 14, 2012||October 2, 2012||October 8, 2012||November 7, 2012|
|2||22||October 2, 2012||May 7, 2013||October 15, 2013||November 11, 2013||November 13, 2013|
|3||22||October 7, 2013||TBA||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Season 1 (2011–12)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|1||1||"Pilot"||Jason Ensler||Leila Gerstein||September 26, 2011||2J6191||1.88|
|Fast-talking New York doctor, Zoe Hart, has her life all figured out until she is turned down for a prestigious fellowship she had been certain she would get. Desperate, she decides to finally accept the offer of a kindly stranger, Dr. Harley Wilkes (guest star Nicholas Pryor), whom she met at her medical school graduation years earlier, and who had proposed she join his small medical practice in the small town of Bluebell, Alabama. Upon arrival, Zoe learns that Dr. Wilkes had died four months earlier and willed his half of the town's medical practice to her, which she must share with the resident doctor, Brick Breeland, who is not very eager to have her there. Zoe meets George Tucker, the town's lawyer and "golden boy", but makes an enemy out of Lemon Breeland, Dr. Breeland's conservative daughter. In her first medical case, Zoe must look after a very pregnant local woman who is trying to hide her pregnancy from and later must be her labor coach when she goes into labor.|
|2||2||"Parades & Pariahs"||Jason Ensler||Leila Gerstein||October 3, 2011||2J6152||1.75|
|Hoping it might help the residents of Bluebell accept her as one of their own, Zoe agrees to join Mayor Lavon Hayes on his float during the town's annual Founder's Day Parade, but accidentally crashing the float doesn't exactly help Zoe win over the stuffy Lemon Breeland and the rest of the residents of Bluebell. To make matters worse, George Tucker, informs Zoe that contractually she needs to bring in thirty percent of the business or Dr. Brick Breeland will have the option to buy out her half of the medical practice. Also, Zoe deals with Lemon's visiting cousin, Betty, whom is showing signs of the early onset of multiple sclerosis, but wants to keep her medical a secret.|
|3||3||"Gumbo & Glory"||Andrew McCarthy||David Babcock||October 10, 2011||2J6153||1.57|
|Zoe enters the annual Bluebell gumbo competition hoping that people will start to accept her as one of them. One patient she sees was bitten by a snake, and in the process of finding out what kind of snake, Zoe gets bitten and can only use one of her hands. When she has a particularly challenging medical emergency, she needs help from Brick, who also benefits from her expertise in another attempt to oust her from his medical practice. Meanwhile, Lavon develops a crush on Zoe's new receptionist Didi.|
|4||4||"In Havoc & In Heat"||David Paymer||Rina Mimoun||October 17, 2011||2J6155||1.65|
|As Bluebell is hit by an intense heat wave, Zoe discovers that the hot weather makes everyone act differently and with a lot less inhibition intact, it takes all of Zoe's strength to ignore her heat-induced attraction to Wade until it gets the best of her. Meanwhile, Lemon prepares for the arrival of George's family, determined to win them over, but her uptight emotions get the best of her when Lavon shows up to the same restaurant with his date, Didi.|
|5||5||"Faith & Infidelity"||Ron Lagomarsino||Debra Fordham||October 24, 2011||2J6154||2.01|
|Zoe receives test results which say the town minister has syphilis. She tells his wife that he must have cheated, despite a 1% chance that he could have contracted it another way. Meanwhile, Lavon is asked to endorse an itching cream. Wade runs over an old drunk who Zoe learns is Wade's estranged father and George and Lemon argue over the town funds.|
|6||6||"The Undead & The Unsaid"||Tom Amandes||Donald Todd||November 7, 2011||2J6156||1.45|
|Zoe believes she is being stalked by a man who has been dead for over a year after running him over with her car. Zoe's mother (JoBeth Williams) returns to town wanting to settle their differences. Meanwhile, Lemon's younger sister, Magnolia (Claudia Lee), causes trouble within the Breeland household over her outgoing ways.|
|7||7||"The Crush & The Crossbow"||David Paymer||Leila Gerstein||November 14, 2011||2J6157||1.62|
|Zoe backs out on a date with Judson Lyons, a single veterinarian, and spends time with George after seeing a movie. Lemon and Lavon host a turtle race. Wade gets divorced from Tansy (Mircea Monroe), a woman that he hasn't had contact with in years.|
|8||8||"Homecoming & Coming Home"||Jeremiah Chechik||Rina Mimoun||November 21, 2011||2J6158||1.77|
|Zoe recruits Gigi, her party planner friend from New York, to help her plan Bluebell's homecoming football party, but it naturally does not go as Zoe plans it. Two of the high school quarterbacks may miss the homecoming game due to flu-like symptoms and Zoe must figure out what the ailment is. Meanwhile, Lemon helps George and Wade set up a prank on an old high school bully.|
|9||9||"The Pirate & The Practice"||Joe Lazarov||Debra Fordham||November 28, 2011||2J6159||1.90|
|Zoe plans on going back to New York for Thanksgiving to visit her mother until she learns that she needs a few more patients to keep her half of the practice with Brick. Meanwhile, George's parents scheme to have George and Lemon move out of Bluebell by giving George a lucrative job at a law firm in Mobile as part of their continuing agenda to keep George and Lemon apart. Also, Lavon encourages Wade to express his feelings for Zoe.|
|10||10||"Hairdos & Holidays"||David Paymer||David Babcock||December 5, 2011||2J6160||1.81|
|It's Christmas time in Bluebell and Zoe encourages Rose (McKaley Miller) to enter the annual Miss Cinnamon Cider Beauty Pageant competing against Lemon's younger sister, Magnolia Breeland, resuming the bitter rivalry between Zoe and Lemon. Meanwhile, George and Wade get arrested for illegally chopping down a tree to be the Christmas tree for Bluebell's town square. Also, Lemon looks back on her relationship with her mother (guest star Meredith Monroe), who walked out on her family on Christmas Eve without a word or warning 12 years ago, which led to the start of Lemon's past relationship with Lavon.|
|11||11||"Hell’s Belles"||Janice Cooke||Donald Todd||January 23, 2012||2J6161||1.23|
|Zoe discovers that the women in her family were once southern belles and decides to join Lemon's clique of belles to get more in touch with her family history. But Lemon is determined not to let Zoe join her group and instigates a brutal hazing on Zoe to break her spirits. Meanwhile, Lavon's dating life is continually ruined after his one bad date with dim-witted Didi (Nadine Velazquez) who is under the delusion that Lavon is in love with her and wants to marry her. Also, George tries to get Wade to stop his father from selling his property to a retail company.|
|12||12||"Mistress & Misunderstandings"||James Hayman||Beth Schwartz||January 30, 2012||2J6163||1.54|
|Zoe and fellow Blue Belle Annabeth are secret girlfriends... secret because Annabeth doesn't want Lemon to find out, which would ruin Annabeth's reputation since socializing with "people of lower class" is forbidden among the traditional residents, all of whom still resent Zoe's presence in town. Zoe's happy behavior makes the people of Bluebell suspicious and Wade mistakenly thinks she's having an affair with Judson, who shows up asking Zoe to reconcile with him. Meanwhile, Lemon is doing everything she can to become the new Memory Matron but with Zoe's help Annabeth gets the job. Eventually, Zoe is forced to take matters a little further with Judson, leaving Wade jealous and defeated.|
|13||13||"Sweetie Pies & Sweaty Palms"||Patrick Norris||Leila Gerstein||February 6, 2012||2J6162||1.52|
|It's dance time in Bluebell for the annual Valentine's Day Sweetie Pie Dance. George plans a romantic evening at the dance with Lemon, but his plan backfires as Lemon tries to set up her father, who still pines for his wife, with another woman hoping it will help him move on. Zoe initially declines Judson's invitation to go to the dance after feeling they are rushing the resumption of their romance, but changes her mind when Wade manipulates both Judson and Zoe into going. Meanwhile, Lavon is shocked when he sees Didi with another man, who he later finds out is her ex-boyfriend. Lemon breaks down after the dance when her father comes home without his date. She tells her father to get over her mother as she's not coming back and she finally reveals that she indeed located her mother at Christmas time and she is living in a nearby town under a new name and has a new husband and daughter. Also, Judson breaks up with Zoe as he sees the chemistry between her and Wade. Didi and Lavon make up, and Didi finds a photo of Lemon in Levon's desk.|
|14||14||"Aliens & Aliases"||Tom Amandes||Debra Fordham||February 13, 2012||2J6164||1.64|
|Lavon asks Zoe to help him figure out why Didi has been avoiding him, but once Zoe uncovers the shocking reason that Lavon used to be romantically involved with Lemon Breeland and still pines for her, Zoe is unsure what to do with the information. Meanwhile, Wade convinces Lemon to dress up as Joelle in order to convince Joelle's jealous ex-boyfriend that he didn't actually see Wade and Joelle together. Also, George comes to Zoe for advice in determining whether there is a medical explanation for the behavior of one of his clients.|
|15||15||"Snowflakes & Soulmates"||Andy Wolk||David Babcock||February 20, 2012||2J6165||1.57|
|Zoe is thrilled to see snow fall for the first time in Bluebell, but the rest of the town is superstitious that it will bring bad luck. Meanwhile, Lavon's parents (Ernie Hudson and Valarie Pettiford) make a unexpected visit to Bluebell and Lavon thinks it's the perfect opportunity to introduce them to Didi, but the introduction doesn't exactly go according to plan which prompts Wade to help Lavon out with his parents predicament. Zoe tries to reach her estranged father living in Europe but learns that he has disappeared with no explanation. Elsewhere, Lemon and George make a big decision about their future when they decide to travel to Charleston, South Carolina to elope, but Magnolia as well as Brick learn about it and insist they tag along.|
|16||16||"Tributes & Triangles"||Joe Lazarov||Michelle Paradise||February 27, 2012||2J6166||1.41|
|George is named Bluebell's Man of the Year, making everyone happy, except Brick who wanted the title for himself. As the town's mayor, Lavon is expected to host a cocktail party in George's honor, but this is a difficult situation for Lavon given his history with Lemon and his fear of public speaking. Zoe agrees to step in and help Lavon organize the party, but things take a turn for the disastrous when Zoe has to improvise a speech at the gathering and reveals her secret crush on George. Meanwhile, Magnolia begs Wade to write a song and perform it with her at the party as part of her agenda to get closer to him as well as use it as an outlet for her rebellious nature just to spite Brick. George's father also arrives back in town after Zoe persuades George to contact him, but the visit leads to a downbeat outcome.|
|17||17||"Heart to Hart"||Tim Matheson||Rina Mimoun||April 9, 2012||2J6167||1.20|
|Zoe decides upon acting cold and aloof towards her father Dr. Ethan Hart (Gary Cole) when he arrives to operate on George's father, but this proves difficult as he seems glad to see her. Unfortunately, he seems to want a purely friendly relationship, while she still desires a father. Meanwhile, Lemon decides to befriend Zoe, believing it will prevent the exposure of her affair with Lavon. Elsewhere, Mr. Maynard (John Marshall Jones), the owner of the Rammer Jammer has Shelley and Wade face-off in a signature cocktail contest for the establishment's anniversary, with Wade finding his gift of making cocktails.|
|18||18||"Bachelorettes & Bullets"||Patrick Norris||Donald Todd||April 16, 2012||2J6168||1.37|
|George remembers seeing Lavon and Lemon kissing and asks for Zoe's advice, if it really happened. Zoe, already knowing the truth, lies about it to protect her friend Lavon. Due to a series of circumstances, George ends up on a hunting trip that doubles as his bachelor party, with both Wade and Lavon tagging along. During the trip in tracking down a large bear, George confronts Lavon who finally tells him the truth about his brief affair with Lemon while George was living in New York two years prior. Predictably, George takes the news very badly, later breaking off his engagement with Lemon as well as telling Zoe that they are no longer friends for lying to him about Lemon and Lavon. Meanwhile, Magnolia plans Lemon's bachelorette party on a party bus complete with a male stripper. Also, Zoe begins a romance with a patient named Jesse (Justin Hartley), later finding out that he is Wade's estranged brother.|
|19||19||"Destiny & Denial"||David Paymer||Leila Gerstein||April 23, 2012||2J6169||1.28|
|Zoe and Lemon attempt try to apologize to George about keeping secrets from him, but see that he is in a very pleasant mood about the situation. George then goes on a spontaneous trip to New Orleans and invites Zoe to join him, where they finally kiss. Meanwhile, Wade wakes up in the morning after a crazy night of drinking and begins to re-evaluate his relationship with his ex-wife Tansy.|
|20||20||"The Race & the Relationship"||Ron Lagomarsino||Alex Katsnelson||April 30, 2012||2J6170||1.39|
|It's time for the annual Bluebell Battle competition. Wade signs himself up for the battle in hopes of winning a $5,000 cash prize and asks Zoe to be his team mate after Lavon injures his foot. Zoe agrees, but has an ulterior motive in hopes to get close to George. Meanwhile, Frederick Dean finally asks Rose out on a date, which happens after Zoe convinces Rose's mother Annie (Ann Cusack), to let them have it. George and Lemon meet with Reverend Mayfair to discuss their relationship issues which leads to them competing in the Bluebell Battle.|
|21||21||"Disaster Drills & Departures"||Jeremiah Chechik||Donald Todd||May 7, 2012||2J6171||1.37|
|Zoe blames herself, and nearly everyone else in town does the same, when Rose is hospitalized with appendicitis and Zoe mistook the symptoms as love sickness. After much encouragement from Lavon, Wade explores the idea of opening his own bar in Bluebell. Meanwhile, Lemon plans a romantic night for George, hoping to get their relationship (and wedding day) back on track. Also, Zoe's father, Ethan, arrives back in Bluebell which makes her consider leaving town for good.|
|22||22||"The Big Day"||Tim Matheson||Leila Gerstein||May 14, 2012||2J6172||1.60|
|George and Lemon's wedding day finally arrives, except a big thunderstorm suddenly rolls into Bluebell which puts everyone's lives at risk. Zoe, while doing an errand for Lavon, seeks shelter from the storm in a barn with Wade, leading to some awkward moments between both of them. Zoe and Wade finally give in to their emotions. But at the end, George walks away from his wedding and confesses his love for Zoe.|
- Notes: On the DVD edition of season one, episodes 4 and 5 have been swapped around. Episode 4 (Televised) "In Havoc & In Heat" becomes episode 5, and "Faith & Infidelity" becomes episode 4 instead of the televised episode 5.
Season 2 (2012–13)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|23||1||"I Fall to Pieces"||Tim Matheson||Leila Gerstein||October 2, 2012||217251||1.53|
|Now that Zoe knows the true feelings of both George and Wade, she must choose between the two men. Zoe seeks the advice of former Bluebell resident Ruby Jeffries (Golden Brooks). The two become fast friends, but no one in Bluebell is excited to see Ruby return, especially Lavon who has history with her. Meanwhile, Lemon decides to move on from George and start over fresh by finding a job and her own apartment.|
|24||2||"Always on My Mind"||Anton Cropper||Carter Covington||October 9, 2012||217252||1.19|
|Zoe finds herself trying to help Rose find someone to perform at her Bluebell rock concert. Meanwhile, Lemon gets hired at the Rammer Jammer as a waitress. Lavon and Ruby continue to get to know each other more. Ruby later tells Lavon that she is running against him for mayor.|
|25||3||"If It Makes You Happy"||Elodie Keene||Alex Taub||October 16, 2012||217253||1.40|
|Zoe tries to get a medical story published by her medical alumni magazine. George goes a date with Shelby (Laura Bell Bundy), a woman from out of town. Upon hearing about George's date, Lemon has a "girls night out" with Annabeth. Brick is still resentful towards George for breaking Lemon's heart at the altar. With Ruby now running against him for mayor, Lavon begins thinking about why he became mayor in the first place.|
|26||4||"Suspicious Minds"||John Stephens||Jamie Gorenberg||October 23, 2012||217254||1.32|
|Though Zoe is trying to keep things casual with Wade, she starts to feel jealous when she sees him with another woman. Zoe decides to get back at Wade by setting up a date with Ruby's cousin. Lavon reluctantly agrees to hire Lemon as his campaign manager, but he unexpectedly finds himself in the middle of a town scandal when he takes the fall for her, a move which could cost him the mayoral race. Meanwhile, with Lemon no longer living at home, Brick and Magnolia struggle with the household chores and come up with a plan to get Lemon to move back home.|
|27||5||"Walkin' After Midnight"||Joe Lazarov||Veronica Becker & Sarah Kucserka||October 30, 2012||217255||1.41|
|Zoe finds out that George has been sleepwalking into her bedroom. She agrees to cure him, and cancels plans with Wade. After Zoe "cures" George of his sleepwalking, they talk and Zoe tells George that that she's seeing someone, who she has real feelings for, and that he should do the same. Lavon and Annabeth start a fake relationship so Lavon can get major votes from a (big) family that are rivals of Lavon's alma mater. However, Lavon and Annabeth's plan rubs Lemon the wrong way.|
|28||6||"I Walk the Line"||Tim Matheson||Donald Todd||November 13, 2012||217256||1.62|
|Its Election Day and every vote counts to decide whether Lavon or Ruby will be mayor. Zoe tries to figure out why Brick has been acting so flustered. Zoe agrees to teach Magnolia how to drive.|
|29||7||"Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me"||Michael Schultz||Carter Covington||November 20, 2012||217257||1.23|
|Zoe treats the kicker of the high school football team, who then develops a crush on her. Annabeth is reluctant to start a catering business with Lemon. Ruby's grandfather (Charlie Robinson) still refuses to forgive Lavon for breaking Ruby's heart years ago. Artistic gymnast McKayla Maroney also guests.|
|30||8||"Achy Breaky Hearts"||Janice Cooke||Alex Taub||November 27, 2012||2J7258||1.39|
|Zoe and Lemon are both struggling to accept Lavon's new relationship with Ruby, so they set out to uncover Ruby's true intentions. Wade agrees to supervise a Little Ranger's camping trip, hoping to avoid a potentially awkward confrontation with George. However, when George unexpectedly shows up on the camping trip, their conversation forces Wade to see his relationship in a different light. Brick wants to take his relationship with Emily to the next level, but he's surprised to learn who is uncomfortable with the plan.|
|31||9||"Sparks Fly"||Norman Buckley||Jamie Gorenberg||December 4, 2012||2J7259||1.60|
|Wade starts to feel like he's nothing more than a placeholder in Zoe's life and decides that they should go on a date. Despite Zoe's concerns, she bids on Wade's basket at the upcoming charity picnic auction, but she discovers that there are others interested in Wade's basket. Lemon inadvertently wins Lavon's basket, but she decides to reveal her true feelings to him and offers some advice about his relationship with Ruby. Meanwhile, George creates a basket in the hope that Tansy will be the winning bidder.|
|32||10||"Blue Christmas"||Patrick Norris||Leila Gerstein||December 11, 2012||2J7260||1.41|
|Zoe finds herself anxious that her ever-critical mother will be visiting BlueBell soon for the holidays. In order to avoid spending quality time with her mother, she busies herself with a patient but potentially ruins Christmas Eve for the whole town. Trying to fix the problem, Zoe upsets Wade by turning to his dad. Meanwhile, Lavon is desperate to make the week special for Ruby, but his plan goes awry when Lemon gets involved. Elsewhere, George is struggling with picking out the perfect present for Tansy.|
|33||11||"Old Alabama"||David Paymer||Veronica Becker & Sarah Kucserka||January 15, 2013||2J7261||1.37|
|With Lavon preoccupied with his personal life, he lets his Mayoral duties slip at the worst time, as BlueBell’s Pioneer Day is fast approaching and a reporter from Southern Living magazine is in town. Seeing that he needs help, Zoe and Wade volunteer to help him out by playing BlueBell’s "Founding Couple". Zoe is also trying a new tact when it comes to her relationship with Wade, which has her taking on many new projects. Lemon and AnnaBeth devise a plan to get Lavon to let them cater the First Feast, in order to get some publicity for their new business. Meanwhile, George gives advice to Brick on how to handle his new relationship with Shelby.|
|34||12||"Islands In the Stream"||Joe Lazarov||Donald Todd||January 22, 2013||2J7262||1.45|
|George's parents arrive in Blue Bell for a visit and they quickly disapprove of Tansy as his new girlfriend. At the same time, Wade finds that he has to do the things that Zoe enjoys even if he doesn't like it, while Mr. and Mrs. Tucker try to set up Zoe with George after seeing that they still have chemistry between them. Meanwhile, Brick wants to tell Lemon and Magnolia about his newfound romance with Shelby. Also, AnnaBeth meets a new visitor in town; an Englishman named Oliver, whom she develops a crush on. But Lavon is suspicious and does some research to find out who Oliver really is.|
|35||13||"Lovesick Blues"||Ron Lagomarsino||Alex Taub||January 29, 2013||2J7263||1.32|
|When Zoe is alerted by the Health Department about a flu epidemic heading towards BlueBell, she is forced to put the town on lockdown. Because of the quarantine, Wade is forced to stay at his ex-girlfriends house causing Zoe to become jealous. Lemon’s (Jaime King) plan for the perfect night with Walt goes awry when she begins to feel under the weather. Meanwhile, George finds himself roped into directing Lavon’s tourism commercial about BlueBell's small-town charm, but it seems Lavon, is more preoccupied with his co-star than his commercial.|
|36||14||"Take Me Home, Country Roads"||Jeremiah Chechik||Carter Covington||February 5, 2013||2J7264||1.44|
|George is given the responsibility of watching Tansy’s most prized possession, her dog, but panics when the dog goes missing. Wade starts to feel frustrated by the lack of alone time with Zoe, especially when she is focused more on not losing her good status in the town to a new doctor, Jonah, who also happens to be Brick’s nephew. Brick is ready to let the town know about his relationship with Shelby, but Lemon and Magnolia are doing everything they can to get rid of her. Meanwhile, Lavon wants to take a chance on a new relationship, but first has to clear the air with one person.|
|37||15||"The Gambler"||Jim Hayman||Dan Steele||February 19, 2013||2J7265||1.37|
|Wade is excited to compete in the Battle of The Bands competition so he can use the prize money to open up his own bar, but Zoe’s suggestion that George play in the band ultimately backfires. Lemon finds herself alone for the weekend until she talks Magnolia into some sisterly bonding. Meanwhile, Lavon, who has seemingly given up on love, agrees to help Tom with his relationship, which in turn opens his eyes to his own future.|
|38||16||"Where I Lead Me"||Kevin Mock||Leila Gerstein||February 26, 2013||2J7266||1.38|
|With the sudden nuptials of Wanda and Tom in BlueBell, Zoe agrees to be maid of honor, which entails the difficult job of watching Wanda’s crafty mother. Zoe uses her wedding duties to try to avoid the awkwardness between her and Wade, but has a feeling something is wrong. Lemon faces the memory of being left at the altar and decides to take matters into her own hands. Meanwhile, Lavon hears about the neighboring town trying to build a shopping mall next to their local beach and he enlists George’s help to fight it, but an unexpected side of George rears its ugly head.|
|39||17||"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"||David Paymer||Jamie Gorenberg||March 5, 2013||2J7267||1.50|
|Zoe recently hurt by Wade and confused as to be angry or sad, accidentally lets her insecurity rub off on Rose and her boyfriend's relationship. Meanwhile Wade and Lavon are forced by the priest to work together at a fundraiser – which causes tension between the two and when money goes missing, Wade is Lavon's first suspect... Magnolia and Lemon try to sabotage their fathers relationship with Shelby by snooping around her open house with the help of George and discovering Shelby's 'secret'. George and Lemon share a staged kiss.|
|40||18||"Why Don't We Get Drunk?"||Rebecca Asher||Veronica Becker & Sarah Kucserka||April 9, 2013||2J7268||1.20|
|Lavon’s big plans of making BlueBell a Spring Break destination hits a roadblock when the competing town tries to lure the partiers away. With the help of Ruby Jeffries (guest star Golden Brooks), Lavon creates a competition that is bound to attract some attention. Eager to join in some much-deserved fun, Zoe agrees to give partying a try with Jonah (guest star Travis Van Winkle), but seeing them together makes George jealous. Wade and Lemon decide to compete in Lavon’s contest in order to win the grand prize to buy the Rammer Jammer, which they have learned is for sale. Meanwhile, Brick has been acting odd and when everyone begins to notice they force him to seek treatment.|
|Bethany Rooney||Leila Gerstein||April 16, 2013||2J7269||1.30|
|When the town decides to put on a performance of Shakespeare’s most iconic scenes, George and Zoe refuse to play Romeo and Juliet, but eventually agree just to prove to everyone that they are over each other. Lemon and Wade are excited about taking over the reigns at the Rammer Jammer, but things come to a halt when they lose all the staff two days before opening. Meanwhile, Brick decides to offer a week of free counseling to everyone in BlueBell and winds up helping the two most unlikely people, but in his effort to help others he learns a secret he has been keeping from himself.|
|42||20||"If Tomorrow Never Comes"||Jim Hayman||Alex Taub||April 23, 2013||2J7270||1.10|
|After Zoe tricks Jonah into spilling a secret about Brick, she unintentionally makes things worse for Brick in his love life. Following Brick’s advice, Zoe decides she must finally express her feelings, but timing never seems to be her strong suit. Wade and Lemon must learn to work together, but things go awry when they each try to prove that they know what is best for the new Rammer Jammer. Knowing what Wade and Lemon are up to, Lavon and AnnaBeth agree to not get involved, but that might be easier said than done. Meanwhile, Tansy’s brothers surprise her with an unexpected visit, leaving George to look after them and put up with their wild antics.|
|43||21||"I'm Moving On"||Janice Cooke||Donald Todd||April 30, 2013||2J7271||1.20|
|Zoe’s attempts at online dating hit a few snags until Rose and Max take matters into their own hands and play matchmaker. Faced with yet another set back with the Rammer Jammer, Lemon and Wade are close to throwing in the towel. George tries everything he can think of to prove to Tansy that they belong together, but she still has her doubts. Brick and Shelby decide that they might have acted too rashly, which forces them to make a difficult decision about their future together. Meanwhile, Lavon refuses AnnaBeth’s help in stopping the feud with the competing town’s Mayor, leaving her to take a different tact.|
|44||22||"On the Road Again"||Tim Matheson||Leila Gerstein & Len Goldstein||May 7, 2013||2J7272||1.19|
|Zoe Hart wakes up and realizes she slept with Wade. George walks in to discover them. Deciding to get some distance from her life, Zoe goes to New York for a wedding. After hearing Zoe's flight made an emergency landing, Wade goes to tell Zoe that he loves her but she has already decided she is going to stay in New York for the summer, at Jonah's suggestion. Gloriana guest stars.|
Season 3 (2013)
Filming for the season began in June 2013.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|45||1||"Who Says You Can't Go Home"||Bethany Rooney||Leila Gerstein||October 7, 2013||2J7651||1.03|
|Zoe returns to Bluebell with her boyfriend. Everyone hates her because she sent them an email saying she was leaving forever. Zoe has to get Brick to sign a reference for her to a doctor in New York. Zoe also misses everyone. AnnaBeth is still with Levon. Levon's cousin, Lynly, is in town and is getting on everyone's nerves. Meanwhile, no one has talked to George since he left for his tour. Brick and his fiancée broke up and Lemon is sleeping with an unknown man. Tansy moved on with the attorney of Filmore and George is upset. Zoe has to decide whether to leave or to stay.|
|46||2||"Friends in Low Places"||Elodie Keene||Sheila Lawrence||October 14, 2013||2J7652||1.06|
|Trying to be hospitable to Joel, who is visiting BlueBell, Lavon and AnnaBeth invite him and Zoe over for a quiet dinner, but when Lemon meets Alabama's most eligible bachelor, Carter Covington, she invites herself along with Carter to the soiree. However, when some unexpected guests show up to the party, Lemon's ruse with Wade risks being exposed. Meanwhile, George makes a bad decision involving Lynly, which could ultimately ruin his friendship with Lavon.|
|47||3||"Take This Job and Shove It"||Jim Hayman||Alex Taub||October 21, 2013||2J7653||1.05|
|Trying to avoid a confrontation with Brick, Zoe begins discreetly seeing patients in BlueBell again. But her plan goes awry when George informs her she has a non-compete clause in her contract that prevents her from practicing for a year in the town. Lavon is thrilled at the chance to bring a minor league baseball team to BlueBell, but needs Brick's help to woo the team's owner. Elsewhere, Lemon finds herself in hot water with the Belles after she tries to overthrow the current leader. Meanwhile, George finds himself needing medical attention during a tutoring session with Lynly, forcing him to call Zoe for help.|
|48||4||"Help Me Make It Through the Night"||Tim Matheson||Jamie Gorenberg||October 28, 2013||2J7654||1.05|
|After Lemon's fallout with the Belles, she is blacklisted from the Junior League Halloween Masquerade party, so she calls her Grandma Bettie for help and lands herself a date with another of Alabama's most eligible bachelors. Lavon has a big surprise for his anniversary with AnnaBeth, but when she has a health scare, she turns to Zoe to help her out. Meanwhile, during the party, George has to do damage control with the town judges and Wade keeps finding himself in trouble with ineligible ladies.|
|49||5||"How Do You Like Me Now?"||David Paymer||Sarah Kucserka & Veronica West||November 4, 2013||2J7655||1.00|
|Zoe is blissfully happy when she sees how well Joel is adjusting to BlueBell, until, she learns the townspeople might have a different opinion of him. Wanting to make things better, Zoe volunteers herself and Joel to chaperone the Go Girl Tween Adventure Camp, but when Joel refuses to go along, she is left to fix the town's perception on her own. After a rough start with Lynly, George is pleasantly surprised when he learns they work well together. Meanwhile, Lavon is desperate to be part of the Gazebos of Alabama calendar, but when a crucial flower mistake jeopardizes his plan, Lavon begs Lemon to help save the day.|
|50||6||"Family Tradition"||Jim Hayman||Dan Steele||November 11, 2013||2J7656||1.11|
|Zoe and Joel are ready to find a more permanent place to live and find the perfect place is actually owned by a relative of Zoe's biological father's relatives. After tracking the relative down, Zoe is unsure whether she is ready to face her extended family. Due to the success Lemon and Wade have had with the Rammer Jammer, Lemon receives an offer that she may not be able to refuse. AnnaBeth seems eager for Lavon to go out of town, causing him to wonder what she is up to. Meanwhile, George and Lynly's connection continues to grow, but George is still reluctant to make a move.|
|51||7||"I Run To You"||Brandi Bradburn||Sheila Lawrence||November 18, 2013||2J7657||1.03|
|Zoe begins to grow leery of how much time Joel and Wade hang out, especially when it begins to interfere with Joel's writing. Ready to blame it all on Wade, Zoe does her best to entice Joel back into writing. Lavon is using the excuse of coaching his track team to avoid talking to AnnaBeth. Meanwhile, Lemon encourages Brick to start dating again. George and Lynly discuss whether they want to talk to Lavon about their feelings for each other.|
|52||8||"Miracles"||David Paymer||Leila Gerstein||November 25, 2013||2J7658||1.01|
|53||9||"Something to Talk About"||January 13, 2014|
|54||10||"Star of the Show"||January 20, 2014|
|55||11||January 27, 2014|
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