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Season 4 | Episode 3 | “The Very Good Bagel” | Aired Jan 23, 2015

The only constant in life is change. Hart of Dixie dives head first into this reality. Zoe is pregnant with Wade’s baby. Wade is freaking out about the future. George and Lavon are both pining over Lemon. Lemon is bitter that she lost the money for Fancie’s. The entire town is topsy-turvy, and something’s got to give before the residents of Bluebell explode. I hope that something is Wade’s shirt.

After dropping the baby bomb the night before, Wade apologizes to Zoe for the way he reacted. The fact that he doesn’t know a thing about babies is no cause for a meltdown, because she’s a doctor! She knows what to do! He can teach it to fish and work on cars.

Bless his heart.

AB joins Cricket and Lemon at the Butter Stick to brood about their sad, single lives. The girls reminisce about the last time they were ready to take on the world. It was their junior year when they snuck into George’s parents’ lake house. Lemon smiles with mischief in her eyes. ROAD TRIP!

As the girls remember their past, Earl looks to the future. He gives Wade his mother’s engagement ring. Nothing says “I’m all in” like a diamond. Wade grins and I swoon a little. Those dimples get me every time.


After a quick trip to Zoe’s office, Wade bumps into Elodie while leaving. She makes a startling accusation in front of Brick and Zoe.

Elodie: Did you see the bulge in Wade Kinsella’s pants? I have one superpower: jewelry detection. Wade had a big ring box in his pocket!

That night, Wade receives a call from Zoe suggesting they take some time apart. A confused Wade hears Zoe’s mother in the background. His face falls when he realizes Zoe is in New York. Later, Lavon explains that Zoe probably ran because they can’t even make it through an entire dinner without one of them bolting. Why in the world would he propose? Wade shakes his head in disbelief that he would ever take advice from Earl. Lavon tells him to give Zoe her space.

Zoe does need space. And bagels. As Zoe’s mother watches her daughter inhale another one, she asks the big question: Do you have feelings for Wade?

Zoe: I love the dummy.
Mom: Then why are you here and not with him?
Lincee: THANK YOU!

Zoe explains that it’s complicated, and her mother takes this as a sign that she should move back to New York. When Zoe turns her down, she offers to throw her a welcome-home party.

Hart of Dixe RecapZoe is not the only one gearing up for a party. Lemon, AB, and Cricket have decided to get over the blues with red Solo cups full of booze located in the liquor cabinet at the Tucker’s lake house. They drink, paint their nails, drink, swim, and drink some more before heading to the woods to find the time capsule they buried when they were kids.

Cricket’s wish: New car, head Belle
AB’s wish: Marry one of the Hanson brothers and have three sons who start a band
Lemon’s wish: Be as happy as I am tonight
Lincee’s wish: Figure out why Lemon is wearing a cape over her bathing suit

The girls head back to the house and discover they are locked out. Lemon calls George at the urging of her drunk friends, who are convinced they will die of exposure. George and Lavon arrive at a trashed lake house. George offers to clean up, while Lavon takes the intoxicated ladies home. Lemon stays back to help.

George and Lemon think back to that party so many years ago. We listen as they tell the tender story of moments leading up to their first time. Lemon seductively drops her swim cape on the ground and invites George to join her in the water. For a split second, I thought history was going to repeat itself, but it didn’t. Sorry, Lemon and George fans!

Back in New York, no one is more surprised than Zoe’s mom when she answers the door and Wade Kinsella stands on the other side. He asks to speak to her alone.

Hart of Dixie recapWade: I’ve made mistakes. I regret hurting Zoe. I’m not the same person. I’ve grown more in the last three years, more in the last 48-hours, than I ever thought possible. I’m going to fight for us. I came here to tell Zoe that. With all due respect, I’m going to talk to her now.

Zoe joins Wade for a heart-to-heart. She ran away because he was going to propose. He was going to propose because he was temporarily insane. Zoe still worries that having a baby isn’t a reason to get back together if your heart isn’t in it.

Wade: You are the love of my life. Together we can handle anything. Even a baby. Will you please, please give us another chance?

I may have stood up and audibly yelled for Zoe to say yes. And she did. FINALLY!

The next morning, George confesses to Lemon that he’s not in love with her (rude!), that he leaked the story about Henry (ruder!), and that Lavon is in love with her (whoa!). Later that day, Lemon finds AB in the square to tell her the news about Lavon. But AB beats her to the punch. In her drunken stupor, AB told Lavon that she is still in love with him.

Lemon: Are you?
AB [crying]: Yes. But I’ll get over it. I can’t feel this way forever, right?

Jamie King’s face is perfection in this moment. She somehow conveys utter heartbreak and compassion for her friend in one look.

A love triangle, a single George, and Wade doting on a pregnant Zoe? This should be fun!

Quotable Quips

Lemon: You are not a journalist. You blog about a town that is roughly the size of Sesame Street.

Wade: I am this close to people calling me Crazy Wade!

Zoe: I can’t believe you’re in New York.
Wade: They played Spider-Man on the airplane, so I knew what to expect.

Hart of Dixie airs Fridays at 8/7C on The CW.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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