Fug the Show: Hart of Dixie recap, episode 7


This show is sincerely so cute. I watched part of this episode with a big doofy grin on my face. I can’t help it. RACHEL BILSON GETS ME EVERY TIME. Even when I don’t think she’s believable as a doctor, I just GO WITH IT.  I CAN’T HELP IT. And with that endorsement, here is your Plot Bullet: Rachel Bilson decides she needs to start dating people; this encompasses a whole long thing wherein this hot vet asks her out — veterinarian, not veteran (as far as we know) — and she wigs out and can’t deal with it, but a long pseudo-date with Jason Street convinces her to give the Hot Vet another shot. Of course, she is also totally in love with Jason Street AND HE WITH HER, I might add, which is all very angsty. Also in love with her is Hot Neighbor Wade, whose wife comes back to town (!) and of course it turns out they got married on a lark and never actually got a divorce, as one does. They finally do call time-of-death on their non-marriage, but only after a lot of shenanigans, because HNW hates her New Fiance (who is a mean jerk who used to make fun of HNW’s drunk dad, AND because when HNW and Jason Street were playing high school football, New Fiance almost landed Jason Street “in a wheelchair,” which is a nice shout-out to Friday Night Lights, in which Jason Street  actually WAS in a wheelchair. Does this make HNW the Tim Riggins of this show? I think that kind of actually works, you guys.  Follow that? Just go with me). Speaking of angsty love, Cress “Mayor LaVon Hayes” Williams admits that he’s still in love with Lemon after they co-host a turtle race (!!), and she doesn’t say she’s still in love with him, but she doesn’t say she ISN’T. And who wouldn’t be? He’s so charming. And with that: Let’s see what they all wore.

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  1. Chera
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    I had to watch this last night live, just so I wouldn’t have to put off reading the recap!

  2. Starling
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    Sounds like the writers for the Hot Neighbor Wade subplot are borrowing heavily from Sweet Home Alabama. That being said (and said with a big sigh), you might have convinced me to give this one another try – not just because I covet Lemon’s “missed the light!” wardrobe.

  3. Bucky
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    Between the show itself and these recaps, Mondays and Tuesdays are so much better than they used to be.

    When Zoe asked, “Can doctors wear shorts?”, I a) answered forcefully, and b) clapped giddily. Please tell me wardrobe reads this site.

  4. Nikoline
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    Thanks Fug Girls. I love that i can actually laugh out loud by reading a fashion blog. I feel the same way as you, Jessica, about the show. I know i shouldn’t like it, but i find it so enjoyable and charming due to a lot of things, mostly Rachel Bilson, HNW and Cress Williams. And Lemon’s entertaining outfits!
    And i love your recaps as much as the show actually. I sorta wish I could watch the show with commentary from you guys like on DVD extras :)

    Lemon’s lashes were annoying the heck out of me this episode. That is too much. But i enjoyed her weird outfit and hat at the turtle race (!!) and Rachel’s flash cards. I swear the writers are reading your blog! First the mention of Lemon’s 1952 outfits and now the formal shorts.

  5. LizC
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    Can I just say that this is the FIRST episode of this show in which I didn’t hate or wasn’t ambivalent toward Lemon? I actually LIKED her in this episode. This Lemon I could understand why Mayor Cress “Lavon Hayes” Williams and Jason Street would both fall in love with her.

  6. Tracy
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    I absolutely love that you refer to Scott Porter as Jason Street. Even on The Good Wife, I kept asking myself “When did Jason Street get so coniving?”

    • Annie E
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      While watching this episode I told my boyfriend that Jason Street just got shot in the leg with a crossbow. His reply was “Is he paralyzed?”

  7. Jill
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    Why does Rachel Bilson have so many guys lusting after her? Is she the only available woman in town? I never really paid attention to the plot; had no idea that Lemon was engaged to JS. The good doctor does look cute in her outfits though.

  8. Sandra
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    OK, I confess I’ve never watched this, so maybe they explained in the show. But if they have A Hot Vet in town, why do they take the pig to the people doctor? Not that she couldn’t fix it and all, but why would sensible people not take the animal to the animal doctor?

    And I will never buy Rachel Bilson as a doctor. Though she is old enough to have completed med school and residency, she looks 12. A very cute 12, but not somebody I’d trust to stitch up my pig.

    • Bucky
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      The guys with the pig convinced Bilson to suture the pig by saying that the vet was all the way up in Mobile, so I’m guessing that hot vet traveled down from there? But I was also confused.

  9. Jasmine
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    I am totally behind you on the making “foxy” happen. That word can be so apt sometimes. I myself have been trying to bring back “babe” (ie whattababe!), but I don’t think I have as much pull as you do.

    Thanks to these recaps, I know what’s happening on both this show AND Ringer without having to watch them and pay full attention. For that, I thank you.

  10. maria
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    i liked the question re the short because it was definitely a shout out to the critics, maybe even this blog and shows some humour.
    First episode i really enjoyed as Lemon was tolerable. I cannot decide between J Street and HNW either…..bummer

  11. gin_in_teacups
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    “CAN DOCTORS WEAR SHORTS?”

    They are totally reading GFY!

  12. Eli
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    Who is that cute vet? He looks like a poor man’s Kerr Smith (but not in a bad way).

    • Jessica
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      DUDE. That is TOTALLY who he looks like!

      • Aly
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        His name is Wes Brown – he played Jason Stackhouse’s roommate at Fellowship of the Sun on True Blood. I think he was also in some of those “Love . . . ” movies on Hallmark?

    • Bucky
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      Perfect description. I was searching for that one.

  13. Pam
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    I spend every Monday yelling at my TV, “GO OUT WITH WADE!! HE IS NOT THE NOEL!!!”

  14. Verodemort
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    Ha! When she read aloud “Can Doctors wear shorts?” I laughed out loud, knowing you guys would be all over that! I do love this show, especially for all the hot dudes (hot vet!)but mostly for Rachel Bilson. I haven’t decide who I want Zoe to be with more, Wade or George? BTW I can’t believe y’all forgot to mention that Zoe & George almost got “foxy” before Lemon interupted!

  15. Sarah
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    I hate myself for how much I love this show. I giggled in the most ebarassing way when she read “Can doctors wear shorts” off the cue card.

  16. vandalfan
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    The Greek Row at the University of Idaho has annual Turtle races. It’s quite the social to-do in Moscow. Love these recaps.

  17. aducky
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    As I love your blog and don’t want God to smite you for stabbing a nun, you can also buy that dress on sale right now at Anthropologie.

  18. Jessica
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    Thank you! That is a way better option.

  19. Laura
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    Love the recaps! and strangely enough, I kinda like the show. Who doesn’t love Rachel Bilson?

  20. Irina
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    HNW is totally Riggins! Screwed-up hottie, son of the drunkard of the town? Great call.
    Just when I totally gave up on Zoe hooking up with Jason Street, THIS happens! I still think HNW is a better option for her, just because her and George are too much alike and I love an “against the odds” story.

  21. meadlexd
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    love that you guys are recap-ing this show :) :) :)
    rachel bilson gets cuter and cuter (as do her clothes)!!! Also more pictures of Hot Neighbor Wade please! :)

  22. meadlexd
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    also i thought her self-questions outside the restaurant were apt and adorable.
    she’s totally winning me over

  23. Mara
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    Just FYI and to make you guys jealous, my vet clinic has six vets. Five of those are guys, and three of those are smoking hot. And I mean *smoking* hot.

    Sadly, none of them have asked me out. Yet ;-)

  24. The Blossom Shed
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    Why am I not watching this show?

    The Blossom Shed Beauty Blog

  25. Karen
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    HNW has gotten ridiculously H. That last lingering longing look went straight to my heart. Lemon should get her Mayor, HNW should get his doc, and Jason Street should move back to NYC.

    I agree, by the way, that the HoD writers must be reading GFY. Way too much meta going on here.

    • sunsetsnow81
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      I agree with everything you wrote. HNW won me over this episode.

  26. Aria
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    Love these recaps! The clothes on this show are insane – the turtle races looked less black-tie and more some kind of costume party. Plus, I call bull that none of the Southern Junior League ladies every just wears a cute Lilly Pulitzer shift. I live in the South and know lots of League girls and let me tell you, Lilly abounds.

    Also two other random points: 1) This was first time I saw any chemistry b/w Zoe and George, but I am still pulling for Wade; and 2) the guy in the right of the pig picture above looked like James Van Der Beek at first glance, and I thought “why did the Fug Girls put up a picture of Dawson?” LOL.

    • Bucky
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      Re: Lilly Dresses: Truth, friend. I think it’s because Lemon’s aesthetic is more “tying a yellow ribbon around the tree for safekeeping of WWII beau” than “South Beach circa 1972″.

      I agree about Zoe’s chemistry with George- I finally saw it this week, but it’s still so much better with Wade. HHHNW.

  27. Shannon
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    The dress that you would do something to a nun for, I forgot the exact sentiment, but that’s from Anthropologie, this summer. If you did a real hard search, you might still be able to find it, either in a store that might randomly have it, or if nothing else, it’s probably popped up on Ebay by now.

  28. Christy
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    I have that Anthropologie dress. It’s called the Afterlight Dress by Moulinette Soeurs and the item number is 21317821.

  29. TonyG
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    I don’t watch the show (yet!), but I am totally confusing Hot Neighbor Wade with Jason Street, perhaps because there were no pictures of Mr. Hotness (next recap more pics of Wade? Pretty please?)

  30. Jessica
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    HNW is in the final slide, as well as the 9th one.

  31. Emmy
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    I DID NOT KNOW that you you were recapping Hart of Dixie. Very exciting news, as the outfits are amazing and the show is my favorite guilty pleasure. I try to be all high brow, but I cannot resist the power of the Bilson. Also, I am solidly 90% Team Wade, though this week’s episode made Jason Street more appealing.

  32. Lindsey
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    I clapped my hands with glee when I saw this recap was up :-) thank you!

  33. Bad O
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    So you ladies just openly work for the CW now? I am not watching the Ringer or this hellish looking Rachel Bilson vehicle either. So very tired of this CW inspired content being on one of my favorite blogs all the time…I had to say something. At least do a goodish show with an established audience like Gossip Girl, please?

    • August S.
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      Lemon Breeland is status-obsessed schemer with a costume-y sense of style and multiple minions: she’s basically a Southern Blair Waldorf. Seriously. Watch the show. You will love it despite yourself.

  34. Becky
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    The love triangle is already stressing me out…I’m on the HNW train (I also want to marry Tim Riggins…so what?), but my show watching buddy is on the George/Jason Street train. I hope our friendship can survive this show.

  35. TonyG
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    Thanks Jessica. I thought the guy in picture 20 was a cardboard cut-out (LOL). On a purely superficial level (my idea of who I’d date), I’m going to root for Jason.

  36. Nessie
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    Thank you for the recaps of this show. I watch it every time, but it also kind of rubs me the wrong way, a tacky sort of way, which is why the recaps are so helpful, to help me understand why I’m feeling that way.
    T
    he Love Triangle should have happened three episodes ago, but I guess in the South everything moves at a slower pace (?). Patience I guess…….