EW Community TV Show Episode Guides and Recaps from EW's Community

'Hart of Dixie' season finale fan recap: Is this goodbye?

Season 4 | Episode 10 | “Bluebell” | Aired Mar 27, 2015

Well, Hart of Dixie fans, I think it’s safe to assume that we all just witnessed the series finale of our beloved show. There were two weddings, a birth, and a grand musical number that involved all the major and minor characters who ever graced the city limits of Bluebell. Thankfully, the episode ended with me feeling extremely fulfilled with each and every storyline. And I really appreciate the writers giving me one more shirtless Wade scene.

I will cherish it forever.

The episode begins with Zoe pitching a fit when she learns that Brick has hired a new associate. When she meets the young, dashing Dr. Halston, her attitude does not soften when he assumes she is the nurse. She lets Brick have it when he walks in the office, but her irritation is assuaged by the sign he holds up—Breeland, Hart & Associate. BIG HUGS!

Now that Zoe’s career is tied up with a bow, we move on to more pressing matters.
Lavon is cashing in on his hijacked proposal to Lemon with an engagement party at Fancie’s. All hands are on deck, preparing for Lemon’s wrath when she learns that the wrong flowers were delivered. Lemon handles the news with grace. Nothing can stop her from celebrating her pending marriage to the man she loves.

Even though Lemon is acting as if she took a sedative, Brick is determined to make her engagement party perfect. Naturally, Dr. Halston walks in at that exact moment to let Brick know he just treated the entire wait staff at Fancie’s. They all have food poisoning. A normal person would have panicked. But when you live in Bluebell, it’s easy to call for reinforcements.

HA410d_0683b2As Brick tracks down townsfolk to save the day, he runs into Lemon. Her outfit is fierce—a combo of Laura Ingalls Wilder on the top and rocker chick on the bottom. I love it. Brick sends her home to take a load off and then enlists Wade to keep Lemon away from Fancie’s until the party. Lemon becomes suspicious when Wade asks her to accompany him to the liquor store. Wade confesses that the wait staff is sick, but Brick is handling it. Again, Lemon is cool as a cucumber. Wade takes advantage of her calm demeanor and asks an important question:

Wade: How would you feel if somebody stole your thunder? Would that be okay if they got hitched or engaged or something?
Lemon: I would be honored to share my thunder with you, pal.


That night, everyone in Bluebell gathers at Fancie’s to celebrate Lavon and Lemon. Over by the bar, AB is excited to share with Cricket and Jacine that George told her their relationship wouldn’t be long distance forever. AB assumes this means that he will eventually return to Bluebell. Jacine points out that George may assume AB will move to Nashville for him. It turns out, Jacine was right. As a result, AB begins to crack under the pressure. She doesn’t want to leave Bluebell.

HA410d_0483b2Lemon finally makes it to the party. She’s on cloud nine and floats right into her fiancé’s arms. Guilt finally gets the best of Lavon. He takes a deep breath and admits that the proposal was actually Zoe’s special moment for Wade. Lemon’s face falls.

Lemon: I didn’t need the perfect flowers, to get here on time, or to smell like a brewery. But I did need to actually be engaged at my engagement party.

Meanwhile, Zoe blames her real contractions on Braxton Hicks and refuses to trump Lavon’s engagement party with labor. At that moment, Lemon breezes by Zoe and Wade. She encourages them to go inside and celebrate since the party is really for them. Zoe refuses. This is Lemon’s moment! Then Zoe’s water breaks all over Lemon’s shoes. Strike that. This is the baby’s moment!

Wade rushes Zoe to the hospital. She’s dilated at a two. Wade crawls into the bed with Zoe and they reminisce about the first time they met on Miller Road. Wade remembers how they made out in his car. Zoe remembers her butt playing “Dixie” with his horn. I cry because this is my favorite storyline.

Across town, Lavon asks George to go to the Rammer Jammer to get Lemon so he can propose. When George walks in, he is greeted with a symphony of booing. The next thing you know, all the Rammer Jammer patrons head to the hospital to welcome the baby into the world.

Zoe is completely overwhelmed by her roomful of friends and surrogate family members. She tells Wade that she wants to get married right there in the hospital. Wade becomes a drill sergeant, barking orders. Lemon and Lavon are sent to get the reverend. George and AB are in charge of flowers. Tom video conferences Zoe’s mom so she can join in the fun. When she asks why a rabbi isn’t going to perform the ceremony, Wade scours the hospital to grant his soon-to-be mother-in-law’s wish.

As George and AB look for dandelions (to make wedding rings), George wonders why AB would want to end their relationship, even though they have so much chemistry? He admits that when you love someone, you do whatever you can to make it work. AB stares at him, smiles, and tells him she loves him too. HAPPY TEARS!

Lavon tells Lemon that he was going to propose before Zoe went into labor. Lemon knows that they will be happy, whenever the time comes. Lavon pulls over on the side of the road, walks around to Lemon’s side of the SUV, gets down on one knee, and proposes right there on the road. Lemon accepts. The reverend in the back seat cries, and I join him. MORE TEARS!

Back at the hospital, Zoe is now dilated at a 10! Wade runs in with a rabbi who was just about to go in for kidney surgery, George and AB arrive with flowers, Lavon and Lemon bust in with the reverend, and Zoe tries hard to not have a baby in the middle of the hallway. As she’s wheeled down to labor and delivery, she and Wade exchange sweet vows. They are pronounced husband and wife!

The next morning, Wade wheels Zoe into the room and introduces the entire town to TBD Hart-Kinsella. The Truitt Brothers and Meatball launch into “The Heart” by Needtobreathe and the last two minutes are a whimsical song-and-dance extravaganza that features everyone on the payroll.

For four seasons, Hart of Dixie has entertained its audience with love triangles, small-town antics, and Southern charm. I found the closing lyrics especially moving as the citizens of Bluebell sang and danced around the gazebo.

Long live the heart
Long live the soul
That knows what it wants
That piece you can find
That part is the whole
And it never lets go.

To the writers of Hart of Dixie, thank you for four incredible seasons. We will never let you go.

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

You May Like