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Hart Of Dixie: In Havoc & in Heat

As Bluebell is hit by an intense heat wave, Zoe discovers that the hot weather makes everyone act differently and with a lot less inhibition In fact, it takes all of Zoe's strength to ignore her heat-induced attraction to Wade until it gets the best of her. Meanwhile, Lemon prepares for the arrival of George's family, determined to win them over, but her emotions get the best of her when Lavon shows up to the same restaurant with his date, Didi.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: 2J6154
Airdate: Monday October 17th, 2011

Director: David Paymer
Writer: Rina Mimoun

Alternate Airdates:

UK (REALLY) May 21, 2012


Guest Stars
Tim MathesonTim Matheson
As Dr. Brick Breeland (Father of Lemon, Bluebell's Local Doctor)
Eisa DavisEisa Davis
As Addy Pickett (New Receptionist at the Practice)
Nadine VelazquezNadine Velazquez
As Didi Ruano (George Tucker's Receptionist)
Deborah S. CraigDeborah S. Craig
As Shelley Ng (Waitress at the Rammer Jammer)
Ilene GraffIlene Graff
As Clora Tucker (George Tucker's Mother)
Kevin RailsbackKevin Railsback
As Fred Sawaya (Patient: Mosquito Bites)
Penny BalfourPenny Balfour
As Polly Parker (Patient: Arm Laceration)
Janae BurneyJanae Burney
As Madison Avery (Patient: Glued Floaty-Tube to Her Stomach)

Co-Guest Stars
Christina DeRosaChristina DeRosa
As Waitress
Judith DrakeJudith Drake
As Elderly Woman

Eric PierpointEric Pierpoint
As Harold Tucker (George Tucker's Father)
Main Cast
Rachel BilsonRachel Bilson
As Dr. Zoe Hart
Jaime KingJaime King
As Lemon Breeland
Cress WilliamsCress Williams
As Lavon Hayes
Wilson BethelWilson Bethel
As Wade Kinsella
Scott PorterScott Porter
As George Tucker


The episode begins with it being shown that a terrible heat wave has hit Bluebell. Zoe is suffering the most as a result of this. Lavon who is himself half naked because of the heat, warns Zoe to be prepared for half naked people in town, who at this time of the year do crazy things. “Bluebell gets a lot more fun when it’s a 105 degree” Lavon then tells her. Zoe though makes it clear to Lavon and to Wad who has just come in that, she doesn’t “do crazy”, as “crazy comes with consequences”. Lavon though, feels that the heat will make Zoe shed her inhibitions. Lemon on the other hand is getting things all ready, for a visit from George’s parents. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.65 Million Viewers

Spoilers: It is revealed in this episode that Lemon and Lavon had an affair six months ago.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
FM RadioLead Me HomeZoe goes skinny dipping.
Good Old WarMy Own Sinking ShipZoe stitches up Wade.
Grace PotterThat PhoneZoe talks to Wade by the water.
Hayes CarllStomp and HollerZoe prepares for a night of debauchery.
Keith UrbanLong Hot SummerOpening scene.
Langhorne SlimBe Set FreeZoe shows up at Wade's door.

Episode Quotes
Lavon: Get ready to see half naked people doin' full on crazy things.

Zoe: I don't understand how you people are happy about this weather. My contacts have literally melted onto my eyeballs.
Wade: Heat wave is like a free pass to do whatever you want. What's not to like?
Zoe: I'm assuming that's a rhetorical question? I'm also assuming that you don't know what rhetorical means.
Wade: I think it means that you haven't answered the question.

Didi: Mr. Tucker, I was just coming to get you!
George: Is everything alright, Didi?
Didi: Well I wasn't sure how long you were going to be with the Parker twins and I wanted to make sure I got your signature on these documents.
George: Okay, well I appreciate an assistant with iniative, but none of these documents seem to be time sensitive. So...
Didi: They're not, I just wanted you to know how seriously I take this job, and how grateful I am for the opportunity.
George: And you are quite welcome.
Didi: And how much I would appreciate it if you let me have a half day tomorrow. You see, I have a date, and it's the first date I've had in ages that I'm actually excited about...
George: Okay Didi.
Didi: ...and I know it sounds frivolous but I thought it might be nice to get my hair done. It's hard to explain but given the current humidity levels my hair had a tendency to explode in way's some might find horrifying, and...
George: You know what Didi just hold that thought for a second, okay?

Zoe: I was just looking for some gum.
Addie: Yeah, we keep them in the condom jar. Makes a fun treasure hunt for the kids.

Brick: That's kind of ridiculous, interrupting me in the middle of a family meal.
Zoe: Okay, I have somewhere better to be, too, okay, Brickeroosky? Believe me. Plus, your patient attacked me out of nowhere. There's something definitely wrong with her.
Brick: Well, says you. I'll bet there's a whole bunch of folks who want to smash you in the head with something. I for once resist the urge every day.

Episode Goofs
Episode Footage:

There is a shot in the episode that shows Fancie's restaurant for the first time. This shot is actually footage from season 1 episode 7, "The Crush & the Crossbow".

Cultural References
The Bourne Identity: Polly says to Zoe that she was right in the middle of watching The Bourne Identity when she was interrupted with a phone call.

The Bourne Identity is an action film from 2002 starring Matt Damon.

Calvin Klein: Zoe says that her mother used to be found passed out with a Calvin Klein model after she threw a party.

Calvin Klein is a fashion house founded by American fashion designer Calvin Klein.

Kama Sutra: Patient Fred Sawaya says that he got his mosquito bites while practising the Kama Sutra.

The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian text about human sexual behavior.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 1: Zoe tells Wade and Lavon that her mother went on a Greek cruise, where she met her father, and that is why she is here. In 1x01 "Pilot" Zoe found out that her mother met her real father on a cruise.

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