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Hart Of Dixie: Homecoming & Coming Home

Noticing that Zoe is feeling homesick, Lavon suggests that she host his annual pre-game homecoming party to help her feel more connected to Bluebell. Zoe jumps at the opportunity and decides to enlist the help of her friend Gigi from New York, but as it turns out New York and Bluebell have very different ideas of what makes a good party. Meanwhile, George and Wade hatch a plan to get even with their high school nemesis, Jimmy, but when Lemon catches wind of their scheme she wants in on the action, too.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 2J6157
Airdate: Monday November 21st, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (REALLY) Jun 18, 2012
IE (TV3) Jun 23, 2013


Guest Stars
Megan Blake StevensonMegan Blake Stevenson
As Gigi Godfrey (Zoe Hart's Best Friend)

Co-Guest Stars
Wes BrownWes Brown
As Dr. Judson Lyons (Veterinarian from Mobile, Dating Zoe)
Kaitlyn BlackKaitlyn Black
As Annabeth Nass (Friend of Lemon Breeland)
Aaron Todd KesseeAaron Todd Kessee
As Colby Slaughter (Patient: Organophosphate Poisoning, Quarterback)
Reginald VelJohnsonReginald VelJohnson
As Dash Dewitt (President of the Bluebell Film Society)
Esther ScottEsther Scott
As Old Lady #2
Deborah S. CraigDeborah S. Craig
As Shelley Ng (Waitress at the Rammer Jammer)
Ross PhilipsRoss Philips
As Tom Long (Has a Crush on Zoe)
Dawn DidawickDawn Didawick
As Old Lady #1
Mallory MoyeMallory Moye
As Wanda (Waitress at the Rammer Jammer)
Sean CarriganSean Carrigan
As Jimmy Praboo (Went to school with Wade and George)
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
Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.77 Million Viewers

Casting: Zoe is told that the town of Bluebell reminds her of Friday Night Lights. Cress Williams, who plays Lavon, played Ornette Howard in Friday Night Lights and Scott Porter, who plays George, played Jason Street in Friday Night Lights.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Cobra StarshipGood Girls Go BadZoe comes home to find Gigi preparing for party
J Roddy Walston and The BusinessI Don't Want To Hear ItLavon arrives at his party.
KennedyDon't Leave Me AloneThe party starts at Lavon's.
Middle BrotherBlue EyesZoe meets Lavon at the bar.
The WreckersLeave The PiecesZoe finds that Gigi has left

Episode Quotes
Lavon: What's wrong now, happy? Found a bull frog in your bed? Too many grits, not enough patients?
Zoe: No. This whole homecoming thing's bringing me down, Lavon.
Lavon: Oh, come on now. It's football, and family and friends. What's not to love?
Zoe: Nothing. Homecoming is awesome, if you're from the town everyone is coming home to. If you just moved to that town it's just another reminder that you don't fit in and nobody knows you. Blah, blah, blah...

Gigi: You defended a fanny pack.
Zoe: I know, that was weird.

Wade: Lemon, another beer.
Lemon: You snap those fingers at me one more time, Wade, and I swear to God I will chop them off that dainty little hand of yours.

Lavon: We need to talk.
Lemon: I'm meeting some friends for breakfast, it's rude to be late.
Lavon: Lemon, I told you I loved you. You can't just ignore me.
(Lemon walks away)

Wade: Hey, Lemon! We don't need a location for the prank, we need a prank!
Lemon: And the key to pulling of the perfect prank is specificity. I cannot practice proper psychological warfare until I understand the psyche of who I am dealing with.
Wade: Now she's just making up words.

Cultural References
Friday Night Lights: Gigi says to Zoe "It's like Friday Night Lights - but without all the depressing parts!"

Friday Night Lights was an NBC drama about a high school football team.

Ryan Gosling: When Zoe calls Gigi, she that she is having sex with Ryan Gosling and will have to call her back.

Ryan Gosling is an actor that has starred in films such as 'The Notebook' and 'Drive.'

Burlesque: Judd asks if one of the waiter's at Lavon's party was in Burlesque.

Burlesque is a film from 2010 starring Cher and Christina Aguilera.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 7: Zoe went on her first date with Judd at the end of 1x07 "The Crush & The Crossbow" after standing him up earlier in the episode.

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