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Hart Of Dixie: The Race & the Relationship

Wade signs up for the Bluebell Battle in hopes of winning the five thousand dollar prize, but when he strikes out finding someone to be his race partner, he must swallow his pride and ask Zoe. Meanwhile, Rose is jumping for joy when Frederick Dean finally asks her out on a date, and George and Lemon meet with Reverend Mayfair to discuss their relationship issues.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x20
Production Number: 2J6170
Airdate: Monday April 30th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (FOX8) May 19, 2012
UK (REALLY) Sep 10, 2012


Guest Stars
Peter MacKenziePeter MacKenzie
As Rev. Peter Mayfair (Counsel's George and Lemon)
McKaley MillerMcKaley Miller
As Rose Hattenbarger (Friend of Zoe Hart's)
Mircea MonroeMircea Monroe
As Tansy Truitt (Wade's Ex-Wife)
Ann CusackAnn Cusack
As Annie Hattenbarger (Rose's Hattenbarger's Mother)

Co-Guest Stars
Ross PhilipsRoss Philips
As Tom Long (Bluebell Resident, Dating Wanda)
Mallory MoyeMallory Moye
As Wanda (Waitress at the Rammer Jammer, Dating Tom)
Drew KolesDrew Koles
As Frederick Dean (Friend of Rose Hattenbarger)
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 waking up to a knock at the door. It’s George at her doorstep. George comes in and tells her that he can’t stop thinking about their night together. He does admit though, that he isn’t ready to jump into a new relationship, after just coming out a fifteen year old one. He for now wants to stay friends with Zoe. Just then Wade comes in and tells Zoe that, Lavon injured his ankle pretty bad. Lavon it turns out fell from a tree, as he training for the Bluebell battle. The prize money for winning is $5000. Zoe tells Lavon he can’t be in the race as he has a bad sprain. Wade is visibly agitated on hearing this. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.39 Million Viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Blind PilotJust OneEnd of episode
Feathers & DustBack To YouAt the Rammer Jammer after the race
Marshall HallBrighter OneBeginning of the Bluebell race
Michael MazochiMe and My Friend 
Michael MazochiPoor Boy Got No Home 
Steve MoaklerPlay You DownWade and Tansy plan to have dinner together
Taylor SwiftSpeak NowStart of episode
Thomas McDermottCome Around Again 

Episode Quotes
George: I can't stop thinking about last night. It was possibly the best night of my life.
Zoe: Me too.
George: But we kind of got a little swept away, you know?
Zoe: I know, we did...we so did.
George: Yeah, I'm just coming out of a 15 year relationship, so I'm thinking jumping right into another one might not be fair for anyone.
Zoe: Right and, umm, and you know what they say. It's better to be fair then not fair. I think they say that...
George: Yeah, and this is going to sound real cliché, but maybe if it's okay with you for now we just stay friends? Just...
Zoe: Friends...absolutely...

Zoe: How on earth did you fall out of a tree?
Lavon: We were training for the Bluebell Battle.
Wade: Yeah, and there's $5,000 at stake. And we got to be ready to do anything. Bull riding, building plantations out of macaroni, eating bugs! So what's the verdict, he going to be okay?
Zoe: (raises eyebrows)
Wade: What, you're still ignoring me? Ask her if you're going to be okay for the race.
Lavon: This is ridiculous. Zoe, can I be in the race?
Zoe: Nope.
Lavon: Please?
Zoe: No.

Tansy: What are you looking for in a team mate?
Wade: Well, my assets are: A) I know this town like the back of my hand, B) Mechanical, C) I'm wily, D) I can hold my breath for three minutes, you know that? But I'm not traditionally book smart, especially when those books have something to do with math. And ideally I'd find a partner that has good fine motor skills, because I can barely thread a needle.
Tansy: You need Zoe Hart. She's a surgeon, she can fit in small places. You just need to make her take off those heels.
Wade: Zoe Hart would never be my partner.
Tansy: Why? You're not still hung up on her are you?
Wade: No! No, it's not that. Uhh, she overhead me say some unkind, but true, things about her recently and she's pissed at me.
Tansy: Well I can think of 5,000 reasons this is a good time to apologize.

Rose: Does the wall have a murmur?
Zoe: I was just listening to a crazy termite hatch a crazy plan that will not work.

Cultural References
The Sopranos: Zoe compares George and Lemon's relationship to that of Tony and his wife's from 'The Sopranos.'

'The Sopranos' was an American television drama revolving around New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 19: Zoe and George kissed during 1x19 "Destiny & Denial" while in New Orleans together.

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