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Hart Of Dixie: Disaster Drills & Departures

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.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x21
Production Number: 2J6171
Airdate: Monday May 07th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (FOX8) May 26, 2012
UK (REALLY) Sep 17, 2012


Guest Stars
Gary ColeGary Cole
As Dr. Ethan Hart (Zoe Hart's Father, Heart Surgeon)
Ann CusackAnn Cusack
As Annie Hattenbarger (Rose Hattenbarger's Mother)
Eisa DavisEisa Davis
As Addy Pickett (Zoe and Brick's Receptionist)
McKaley MillerMcKaley Miller
As Rose Hattenbarger (Friend of Zoe Hart's)

Co-Guest Stars
Kaitlyn BlackKaitlyn Black
As Annabeth Nass (Friend of Lemon Breeland)
Claudia LeeClaudia Lee
As Magnolia Breeland (Little Sister of Lemon Breeland)
Ross PhilipsRoss Philips
As Tom Long (Bluebell Resident, Dating Wanda)
Mallory MoyeMallory Moye
As Wanda (Waitress at the Rammer Jammer, Dating Tom)
Reginald VelJohnsonReginald VelJohnson
As Dash Dewitt (President of the Bluebell Film Society)
Brandi BurkhardtBrandi Burkhardt
As Crickett (Friend of Lemon Breeland)
Deborah S. CraigDeborah S. Craig
As Shelley Ng (Waitress at the Rammer Jammer)
Esther ScottEsther Scott
As Delma Warner (Bluebell Resident, Needs Sleeping Pills)
Maureen SebastianMaureen Sebastian
As Sandi (Brick's Patient)
Laurel CoppockLaurel Coppock
As Peggy (Woman at the Bank, Meets With Wade)
Zoe ChaoZoe Chao
As Dr. Lee (Rose Hattenbarger's Doctor)
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 inquiring about Rose in the hospital. Brick meanwhile comes in and tells Zoe that there is a complication that has arisen. There is an infection in Rose’s appendix. Meanwhile, Rose’s mother comes in; she is enraged to see Zoe, and blames her for what has happened. Zoe then comes out of the hospital and gives her father a call, as she is feeling low. She also tells him about Rose’s case. Brick meanwhile comes and tells Zoe that Rose is out of danger and is asking for her. Meanwhile, Tom is preparing everyone at the Rammer Jammer for a storm drill. Lemon and George in the meanwhile, are trying to mend things, but things still seem to be a bit awkward between the two. Meanwhile Lavon show Wade a place which could be Wade’s place of business in the future. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.37 Million Viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The Bearfoot HookersReady To Ride (W.R.I.D.E)Wade talks to Peggy.
The DuhksThe Dregs of Birch 
Erin BodeThe Little GardenZoe calls her dad about Rose outside the hospital.
Hotels & HighwaysHeaven KnowsZoe rides in limo to the airport with her father.
Mallory MoyeFor Want of a NailWanda sings at the Rammer Jammer
The Neil Nelson BandJust Make Up Your Mind 
The OrbansWhen We Were WildZoe decides to stay in Blue Bell.
Tim HanserothIf I Had YouLavon at the disaster drill, Zoe in the limo.
TrickbagHeart of the City 
Tyler LyleAnyhow...Lavon finds out Zoe's leaving for Boston.

Episode Quotes
Tom: Maybe Dr. Hart has some news about Rose, do you know where she is?
Wade: Why would I know where she is, or even care? If you read in a book somewhere that I'm the world's leading expert on the whereabouts or migratory patterns of Dr. Zoe Hart, well, I suggest you contact the publisher. Because it's wrong.

Lavon: Going somewhere?
Zoe: Boston.
Lavon: Gonna visit a friend or something?
Zoe: No. I got a cardiothorasic fellowship. My dad set it up for me.
Lavon: So you just gonna leave in the middle of the night?
Zoe: In the morning.
Lavon: Without saying goodbye?
Zoe: Yeah. Everyone is mad at me anyway, so who am I going to say goodbye to? Wade hates me. George chose Lemon. They both be glad I'm gone. I tried to kill Rose. Her own mother told me that. Everyone in this small town hates me... even you. You're still mad at me over what happened with Wade. Coming here caused enough drama, I don't need to make a big exit too.
Lavon: First of all, you and me... we had an argument. We didn't break up or anything like that. And second, even if you think you were just passing through this place... you made a difference in lives here. You duck out on people without saying goodbye? People like me, and Rose. It's like saying that all this didn't happen.
Zoe: I'll do it. In the morning, I promise. I'll say goodbye to Rose.

Magnolia: Mrs. Hattenbarger...Rose...
Rose: What's going on? Did you get sentenced to community service or something?
Magnolia: No, I just wanted to come and see how you are. Look, I know we have not been so close. But having this happen to someone I know, someone my own age, just makes me think about myself!
Rose: More than usual? I mean...thank you for the chocolates.

George: Hello? Anyone? Lemon? (See's Cricket under the table) Hello, I can see you down there.
Cricket: Sorry, I'm supposed to be gone by now.
George: Okay, Cricket what is all of this? I got a note that said to "take a trip to you and me land, find your way to mansion Bree-land"?
Cricket: Lemon asked me to do this, I ruined it.

Cultural References
America's Next Top Model: Dash Dewitt asks Tom if he should set his DVR to record 'America's Next Top Model' so he doesn't miss it during the storm drill.

'America's Next Top Model' is a competition reality television series hosted by Tyra Banks.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas: Zoe says that her leaving in the night makes her feel like The Grinch.

The Grinch is the antagonist in the Dr. Seuss children's novel How 'The Grinch Stole Christmas.'

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 20: Rose Hattenbarger's appendix burst at the end of 1x20 "The Race & the Relationship" while she was on a date with Frederick Dean.

Season 1, Episode 17: Zoe tried to get special privileges at the hospital Rose is at, and a doctor there remembers her from 1x17 "Heart to Hart" when she helped her father do a Mitral Valve surgery on George's father.

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