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hart of dixie i fall to pieces

Miss last night’s episode? Here’s what you need to know about HART OF DIXIE’s “I Fall to Pieces”

AIRDATE: 02/10/12 WRITER: Leila Gerstein DIRECTOR: Tim Matheson SYNOPSIS: Picking up immediately following the events of last May’s shocking season finale that saw George call off his wedding to Lemon and confess his feelings to Zoe mere moments after she decided to jump into bed with Wade, HART OF DIXIE’s sophomore season premiere was a story about fresh starts. New beginnings if you will that force Zoe to choose between her feelings for both George and Wade while Lemon and George come to grips with the fact that they have absolutely no clue how to be on their own after spending the better part of their adult dating lives as a couple. INTRODUCED: Actress Golden Brooks as Ruby Jeffries, a young woman who returns to town to help out her family and figure out what’s next following the successful sale of her cosmetics line. NOTABLE QUOTABLE: “I finally understand what R. Kelly has been singing about all these years,” was how Zoe characterized her night of passion with Wade to Lavon — who much to his chagrin — has become her de facto option for “girl talk” in Bluebell. LESSONS LEARNED: Overachiever Zoe Hart finally found something she doesn’t excel at! At least according to pompous Wade, who countered his self-proclaimed A+ performance in the sac by giving Zoe a B-. Ouch! CRITIQUE: Do you seriously think we’d have anything negative to say about an episode that featured Wade and George tussling in the mud, Zoe taking a page from “Book of Kelly [Taylor]” by “choosing no one,” not to mention the series of unfortunate events that befell poor Lemon Breeland as her hilarious attempt to make strides towards becoming an independent woman resulted in an accidental “hostage crisis?” Well, it may surprise you that we do have one teensy little negative thing to say about last night’s stellar second season opener that continued to shine a spotlight on the showrunning prowess of creator Leila Gerstein (Note: Nothing says knowing ones audience like ensuring WIlson Bethel remains shirtless for a good 15% of any episode!). That negative? How on earth did a roomful of Hollywood scribes not manage to squeeze in one nod to DIXIE supporting actor Reginald VelJohnson — who famously found his way onto Hollywood’s radar in a little film called Die Hard — during Lemon’s little misunderstanding with the Bluebell police! GRADE: B+

HART OF DIXIE airs Tuesdays at 8PM on the CW (CHCH in Canada) and stars Rachel Bilson, Jaime King, Cress Williams, Scott Porter, and Wilson Bethel. Catch up on past episodes you may have missed for free online at

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  • Anne

    There was a nod… he says, “What would John McClain do?”

  • But there was no nod specifically to actor Reginald VelJohnson, which quite frankly was mind boggling!

  • But there was no nod specifically to actor Reginald VelJohnson, which quite frankly was mind boggling!

  • Sara

    They did nod to Die Hard but the wrong person said it. The cop said something about “What would John McClane do in this situation.”

  • Anonymous

    Here’s my beef: The writers don’t seem to know where to go with Wade. Last season, he showed a lot of signs of hidden depth (singing to his dad, pining secretly for Zoe, planning to start his own business)….and then, after he gets Zoe in bed, he reverts back to a dimwit womanizer who doesn’t really care if Zoe chooses him or not?

    Those romantic swings are just too polar-opposite to give the character any credibility. Am I off-base here?