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Hart Of Dixie: Heart To Hart

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.

Source: CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x17
Production Number: 2J6167
Airdate: Monday April 09th, 2012

Director: Tim Matheson
Writer: Rina Mimoun

Alternate Airdates:

AU (FOX8) Apr 28, 2012
UK (REALLY) Aug 20, 2012


Guest Stars
Gary ColeGary Cole
As Dr. Ethan Hart (Zoe Hart's Father, Heart Surgeon1)
Eisa DavisEisa Davis
As Addy Pickett (Zoe and Brick's Receptionist)

Co-Guest Stars
John Marshall JonesJohn Marshall Jones
As Wally Maynard (Owner of the Rammer Jammer)
Mallory MoyeMallory Moye
As Wanda (Waitress at the Rammer Jammer)
Ross PhilipsRoss Philips
As Tom Long (Has a Crush on Zoe)
Brandi BurkhardtBrandi Burkhardt
As Crickett (Friend of Lemon Breeland)
Deborah S. CraigDeborah S. Craig
As Shelley Ng (Waitress at the Rammer Jammer)
Ilene GraffIlene Graff
As Clora Tucker (George Tucker's Mother)
Matt RiedyMatt Riedy
As Dr. Brady (Mr. Tucker's Mobile Doctor)
Jay EllisJay Ellis
As Resident

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
Tim MathesonTim Matheson
As Dr. Brick Breeland
Scott PorterScott Porter
As George Tucker


The episode begins with Zoe waiting for her dad Ethan Hart to land at the Mobile airport. She is charting the course of the flight on her computer. She plans to give her father the cold face after he reaches the hospital. She wants her father to think that, if he doesn’t care about her she doesn’t care about him either. She plans to let out all her frustration on him, but only after he has operated on George’s father. Meanwhile, Lavon asks Lemon if she got a chance to talk to George about their relationship. She in turn tells him that his father just had a heart attack hence now is not the right time. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.20 Million Viewers

Trivia: According to the Petition for Change of Name form, Zoe's birthday is October 24, 1982.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Cadillac BlackDown To The RiverZoe's dad arrives in Bluebell
Deer TickThe BumpWade is creating new cocktails at Rammer Jammer
Lady AntebellumJust a KissEnd of episode
Miss Willie BrownSick of MeAt the Rammer Jammer
Miss Willie BrownYou're All That Matters to MeZoe arrives at the Rammer Jammer
Preacher's SonsPoison OakZoe & Dad do surgery on George's dad
TrickbagSusannaZoe talks to Wade about her dad

Episode Quotes
Zoe: Hey, cup of coffee. Make it strong. I need to stay mean for the next few hours and caffeine keeps me edgy.
Wade: Somehow I don't think it's in my best interest to make you any meaner.
Zoe: Oh, don't worry. All of my anger today will be focused on dear old dad.

Dr. Brady: Dr. Hart doesn't currently have privileges at this hospital.
Ethan Hart: Well then, get her some.

Addy: Alright, now just remember. Keep it short and simple and after the surgery, that's when you hit him with the big punches.
Zoe: That's him.
Ethan Hart: Zoe, it's good to see you. Wasn't sure you'd be here.
Zoe: Well I am.
Ethan Hart: I'm glad you are.

Lavon: I need a drink.
Wade: How about, an artisanal cocktail, celebrating spring in Alabama.
Lavon: I don't want to celebrate spring.
Wade: Try that.
Lavon: (takes a sip) NO, NO, NO! That's nasty!
Wade: I thought it was good?
Lavon: Go ahead, try that.
Wade: (takes a sip) Ohh, hell no. No I did not make that.
Wanda: It was Shelly. She's putting stuff in your drinks, I saw her do it.
Shelly: Can't talk now, very busy.
Wade: Oh, you are going down like China town...not 'cause you're Asian, 'cause it rhymes.

Zoe: I've never seen drunk Lavon. He's so cute!

Tom: Tastes like a cupcake.
Shelley: That was the idea.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 16: Zoe's father is in Bluebell because Zoe called him in 1x16 "Tributes & Triangles" to treat George's father.

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