Well, that was a relatively tame winter finale though there may have been some foreshadowing of troubles to come. One of those is definitely the fact that when Hart of Dixie returns in late March it will be warming a Friday-night death slot…it doesn’t look very positive on the renewal front if Dixie is replacing the ratings-challenged (but absolutely brilliant) and cancelled Nikita. Time will tell I guess!
But back to the winter finale.
(Fair warning: some spoilers about upcoming episodes reside within this post! Proceed at your own risk.)
Yay! Zoe is back where she belongs: in the old carriage house! Too bad she’s not quite as thrilled about being back there as I am seeing her there. And then there was the disappointment of having Joel walking out of the bathroom, buttoning his shirt, instead of Wade…
It’s Zoe’s birthday and Joel really, really wants to throw her a proper birthday party. Apparently all attempts at birthdays have failed in the past (though I do not recall us ever witnessing that on the show before, correct me if I’m wrong) and our good doctor Hart (she’s still a doctor, right?) is less than keen on celebrations. But Joel is a persistent man and very much in love so he gets his way this time around.
But it is not long until disaster strikes: mommy Hart decides to pay her lovely festival-invitations-challenged only child a visit! Surprise!
Which is bad ’cause Zoe hasn’t quite been honest about that whole other family she’s acquired since moving back to Bluebell. Awkward!