The Best Episodes of Hart of Dixie

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2018

Fast-talking New Yorker and brand new doctor Zoe Hart has it all figured out - after graduating top of her class from medical school, she'll follow in her father's footsteps and become a cardio-thoracic surgeon. But when her dreams fall apart, Zoe decides to accept an offer from a stranger, Dr. Harley Wilkes, to work with him at his small practice in Bluebell, Alabama. Zoe arrives in this small Gulf Coast town only to find that Harley has passed away and left his half of the medical practice to her in his will.

Bluebell

#1 - Bluebell

Season 4 - Episode 10

Zoe makes a monumental decision, and Wade tries to fulfill her wishes before their baby arrives. Meanwhile, Lavon feels awful about misleading Lemon and tried to repair things, and George and Annabeth are faced with a big choice.

star 8.35
462 votes
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The Big Day

#2 - The Big Day

Season 1 - Episode 22

With an impending storm about to hit Bluebell, George and Lemon prepare for their wedding day. Meanwhile, taking shelter from the storm, Zoe finds herself stranded in a barn with Wade.

star 8.33
350 votes
Directors: Tim Matheson
Writers: Leila Gerstein
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Second Chance

#3 - Second Chance

Season 3 - Episode 22

Zoe tries to be a supportive friend to Wade, but when she makes a grand gesture, Wade is forced to make a tough decision about his future with the Rammer Jammer and BlueBell. Lavon and George meet their hero Don Todd, who helps them see things in their life more clearly. Grandma Bettie tries to convince Lemon that she has to take her search for a suitable husband more seriously. Meanwhile, AnnaBeth is trying to picture her future with Davis.

star 8.19
402 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: Leila Gerstein
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I Fall to Pieces

#4 - I Fall to Pieces

Season 2 - Episode 1

After George confesses his feelings to Zoe, she finds herself having to make a tough decision between George and Wade, leaving the two guys at odds on how to handle the situation. In search of some much needed girl advice, Zoe makes a new fast friend in former BlueBell resident Ruby Jeffries, who no one is excited to see. Lemon decides it’s time to get her own apartment and a job, but it’s tougher than she thought. Continuing to forge ahead with her new life, Lemon proceeds to return the wedding presents, but a sudden detour to Zoe’s while holding a cake knife creates a stir with the townspeople.

star 8.14
372 votes
Directors: Tim Matheson
Writers: Leila Gerstein
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Tributes & Triangles

#5 - Tributes & Triangles

Season 1 - Episode 16

Much to Brick’s disappointment, George is named Bluebell’s Man of the Year. As the town’s mayor, Lavon is expected to host a cocktail party in George’s honor, but for obvious reasons this is a difficult situation for Lavon given his history with Lemon. Fortunately for Lavon, Zoe agrees to step in and help him with the party, but things take a turn for the disastrous when Zoe has to improvise a speech at the gathering. Meanwhile, Magnolia begs Wade to write a song and perform it with her at the party.

star 8.12
334 votes
Directors: Joe Lazarov
Writers: Michelle Paradise
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Faith & Infidelity

#6 - Faith & Infidelity

Season 1 - Episode 4

Zoe discovers something shocking about the local minister and his wife, causing quite a stir among the residents of Bluebell. Lemon is determined to find the funds to renovate the town’s historic bridge that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, but first she is put in the extremely awkward position of having to convince Lavon to choose her proposal over so many other worthwhile submissions.

star 8.09
406 votes
Writers: Debra Fordham
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Heart To Hart

#7 - Heart To Hart

Season 1 - Episode 17

Zoe has conflicted feelings about seeing her estranged father, world-renowned surgeon Ethan Hart, who has agreed to travel to Bluebell to perform surgery on George’s father as a favor to Zoe. Fearful of losing George, Lemon decides she must befriend Zoe in order to prevent her from telling George about Lemon’s affair with Lavon. Meanwhile, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Rammer Jammer, the owner hosts a signature cocktail contest between Wade and Shelley.

star 8.06
319 votes
Directors: Tim Matheson
Writers: Rina Mimoun
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Blue Christmas

#8 - Blue Christmas

Season 2 - Episode 10

Zoe finds herself anxious that her ever-critical mother will be visiting BlueBell soon for the holidays. In order to avoid spending quality time with her mother, she busies herself with a patient, but potentially ruins Christmas Eve for the whole town.

star 8.05
340 votes
Directors: Patrick Norris
Writers: Leila Gerstein
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Pilot

#9 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

Fast-talking New Yorker Zoe Hart has her life all figured out until she is turned down for a prestigious fellowship she had been certain she would get. Desperate, she decides to finally accept the offer of a kindly stranger, Dr. Harley Wilkes, whom she met at her medical school graduation, and who had proposed she join his small medical practice in Bluebell, Alabama.

star 8.03
498 votes
Directors: Jason Ensler
Writers: Leila Gerstein
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Bachelorettes & Bullets

#10 - Bachelorettes & Bullets

Season 1 - Episode 18

Zoe makes a romantic connection with one of her patients, Jesse, and accepts his invitation to lunch. Lemon agrees to let Magnolia plan her bachelorette party as long as she follows Lemon’s strict instructions, but Magnolia has some more “interesting” plans in store for her big sister. Wade plans a hunting trip for George’s bachelor party.

star 8.01
333 votes
Directors: Patrick Norris
Writers: Donald Todd
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Disaster Drills & Departures

#11 - Disaster Drills & Departures

Season 1 - Episode 21

Zoe blames herself when one of her friends faces a health crisis and she didn’t notice the symptoms. With much encouragement from Lavon, Wade explores the idea of opening his own bar in Bluebell. Meanwhile, Lemon plans a romantic night for George, hoping to get their relationship back on track. Gary Cole returns as Zoe’s father, Ethan Hart.

star 8.00
322 votes
Writers: Donald Todd
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The Crush & The Crossbow

#12 - The Crush & The Crossbow

Season 1 - Episode 7

When Nascar’s Brian Vickers has to drop out of hosting Bluebell Junior League’s annual turtle race, Lemon is reluctantly convinced that the mayor is the perfect replacement as her co-host. Zoe is asked out on a date by a handsome local veterinarian, Dr. Judson Lyons. Wade has an unexpected visitor who stirs up all kinds of trouble for him.

star 8.00
371 votes
Directors: David Paymer
Writers: Leila Gerstein
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Help Me Make It Through The Night

#13 - Help Me Make It Through The Night

Season 3 - Episode 4

After Lemon's fallout with the Belles, she is blacklisted from the Junior League Halloween Masquerade party, so she calls her Grandma Bettie for help and lands herself a date with another of Alabama's most eligible bachelors. Lavon has a big surprise for his anniversary with AnnaBeth, but when she has a health scare, she turns to Zoe to help her out. Meanwhile, during the party, George has to do damage control with the town judges and Wade keeps finding himself in trouble with ineligible ladies.

star 7.98
409 votes
Directors: Tim Matheson
Writers: Jamie Gorenberg
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Gumbo & Glory

#14 - Gumbo & Glory

Season 1 - Episode 3

Zoe enters a gumbo contest in yet another attempt to prove she can fit in as a Bluebell resident; Lavon has a crush on Zoe and Brick's new receptionist, and the news sours Lemon; and Zoe and Brick must look past their differences to save someone's life.

star 7.98
401 votes
Writers: David Babcock
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Hell's Belles

#15 - Hell's Belles

Season 1 - Episode 11

When Zoe goes in search of some family history in Bluebell, she discovers that she is a legacy to the Bluebell Belles. Of course, once Lemon catches wind of the news, she makes it her sole mission in life to make sure Zoe doesn’t become an official Belle and puts her through a humiliating initiation. With the help of Wade, Lavon attempts to jump back into the dating scene, but he finds it difficult because Didi is telling everyone that he’s in love with her. Meanwhile, George devises a plan to stop a huge chainstore from building near Bluebell and as a result driving business away from the town.

star 7.97
356 votes
Directors: Janice Cooke
Writers: Donald Todd
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Destiny & Denial

#16 - Destiny & Denial

Season 1 - Episode 19

After a wild night of partying, Wade wakes up with a massive hangover, an uninvited houseguest and no memory of what happened the night before. Meanwhile, George takes an unplanned roadtrip to New Orleans, and Lemon finally confesses her troubles to her father, Brick.

star 7.97
331 votes
Directors: David Paymer
Writers: Leila Gerstein
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Miracles

#17 - Miracles

Season 3 - Episode 8

When Zoe finds herself treating her uncle, she takes a chance and invites him to the Hanukkah celebration that she is hosting. However, this lands her in trouble once again with Vivian Wilkes. Lemon enlists George and Lynly to help uncover crucial information about one of Brick's exes before he does anything rash. Meanwhile, Wade has a horrible toothache but refuses to go to the dentist, until Tansy intervenes and helps him to open his eyes to his future.

star 7.96
411 votes
Directors: David Paymer
Writers: Leila Gerstein
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Together Again

#18 - Together Again

Season 3 - Episode 20

While Wade is upset with Zoe over his relationship issues, she decides to lay low and help George out with his problems with Lemon. Meanwhile Lemon and Wade decide to play hooky from their respective problems. AnnaBeth is excited to introduce her new boyfriend to her parents, until they decide they would rather spend time with Lavon. Brick tries to help Wanda and Tom cope with infertility issues.

star 7.94
404 votes
Writers: Sheila Lawrence, Dan Steele
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Stuck

#19 - Stuck

Season 3 - Episode 21

When Wade's dad asks Zoe for help with his love life, she is happy to get involved, until Wade advises her that no good can come from it. Lavon recruits George to help persuade the city comptroller to change BlueBell's billing on an exit sign, but finds himself in competition against his rival, Mayor Gainey. Meanwhile, Lemon continues to try to raise Fancie's profile, but all her plans seem to go up in flames.

star 7.93
376 votes
Directors: Mary Lou Belli
Writers: Alex Taub
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Hairdos & Holidays

#20 - Hairdos & Holidays

Season 1 - Episode 10

Zoe encourages Rose to enter the annual Miss Cinnamon Cider Pageant even though Lemon’s younger sister, Magnolia Breeland, is a shoo-in to win. Of course, with Zoe coaching Rose and Lemon coaching Magnolia, rivalry takes on a whole new meaning. Meanwhile, George and Wade go on a road trip to pick up a Christmas tree for Bluebell’s town square. Also, in flashbacks, we learn some of the history of Lemon’s relationship with her mother, as well as the details of when Lemon and Lavon first realized they had a connection.

star 7.93
356 votes
Directors: David Paymer
Writers: David Babcock
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In Havoc & In Heat

#21 - In Havoc & In Heat

Season 1 - Episode 5

When a heat wave rolls through Bluebell, Zoe realizes that the hot weather is affecting everyone's behavior and lowering their inhibitions. In fact, Zoe struggles to fight her heat-induced attraction to Wade until she finally gives in. Meanwhile, Lemon is determined to win over George's parents when they come to town for a visit, but she is caught off guard when Lavon shows up to the same restaurant with his date, Didi.

star 7.92
394 votes
Directors: David Paymer
Writers: Rina Mimoun
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The Pirate & the Practice

#22 - The Pirate & the Practice

Season 1 - Episode 9

While the residents of Bluebell prepare for their annual Planksgiving celebration, Zoe anxiously counts the days until her return home to New York for Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, getting out of town may be a bit trickier than Zoe anticipated due to the fact that she has to meet her thirty percent quota of patients by midnight or lose her share of the practice to Brick. Meanwhile, Lavon encourages Wade to be honest about his feelings for Zoe, and George's father offers him an opportunity to join his law firm in Montgomery, which isn't exactly music to Lemon's ears.

star 7.91
357 votes
Directors: Joe Lazarov
Writers: Debra Fordham
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The Undead & The Unsaid

#23 - The Undead & The Unsaid

Season 1 - Episode 6

Driving home late one night from a house call, Zoe accidentally hits a man but can't find any signs of him when she gets out of her car. Later, she sees the man's photo hanging in the Rammer Jammer, and George has to break the news to her that the man in the picture died over a year ago. Meanwhile, Lemon and George are ready to buy their dream home until Lavon steps in and refuses to authorize the purchase because it is one of Bluebell's historic properties. Zoe's mom shows up in Bluebell hoping to reconcile with her daughter after keeping the identity of Zoe's real father a secret Zoe's entire life.

star 7.91
380 votes
Directors: Tom Amandes
Writers: Donald Todd
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A Good Run of Bad Luck

#24 - A Good Run of Bad Luck

Season 3 - Episode 17

Zoe is convinced that she and Lavon are cursed and the only way to make things right is to fix the past. When Vivian’s son asks Wade for some advice, he is happy to help, but not everyone is excited about his methods. After an unplanned encounter, George and Lemon try to avoid each other, but it is more difficult now that they are business partners. Meanwhile, AnnaBeth is getting fed up with one of Brick’s patients, Davis, until she learns the real reason behind his ailments.

star 7.91
382 votes
Writers: Sarah Kucserka, Veronica West
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On the Road Again

#25 - On the Road Again

Season 2 - Episode 22

After having a rough time in BlueBell, Zoe decides a little time in New York City might be the perfect opportunity to give her some much needed perspective. But a medical emergency on the plane forces her to complete the trip with an unexpected companion. George struggles with his constant relationship misfortunes, until he runs in to Lily Anne, who helps him with his heartache. When Lemon promises that the Rammer Jammer will be having a special concert with the band Gloriana, she must scramble to make it happen, with the less-than-enthusiastic help of Wade. Meanwhile, Lavon discovers that the opposing town's Mayor has stolen something dear to him and enlists the help of the townspeople to get it back.

star 7.91
360 votes
Directors: Tim Matheson
Writers: Leila Gerstein, Len Goldstein
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