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Hart Of Dixie: If It Makes You Happy

When Zoe reads about her fellow classmates' accomplishments in her Alumni magazine, she is upset that they list her as "retired" and invites the reporter to BlueBell for an interview. However, Zoe has a hard time convincing the reporter that she actually has a thriving medical practice in BlueBell - that is, until she comes across a rare and potentially serious disease. Trying to be considerate of Lemon's feelings, George informs her that he is going out on a date, making her feel that she too needs to find a date. Meanwhile, Lemon and Lavon both find themselves in competition with their nemesis Ruby.

Source: The CW

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x3
Production Number: 2J7253
Airdate: Tuesday October 16th, 2012

Director: Elodie Keene
Writer: Alex Taub

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CHCH) Oct 16, 2012
AU (FOX8) Oct 22, 2012
UK (REALLY) Jun 17, 2013
IE (TV3) May 31, 2014

Guest Stars
Golden BrooksGolden Brooks
As Ruby Jeffries (Lavon's Ex-Girlfriend, Friend of Zoe's)
Laura Bell BundyLaura Bell Bundy
As Shelby (George Tucker's Girlfriend)
Kaitlyn BlackKaitlyn Black
As Annabeth Nass (Friend of Lemon Breeland)
Rich McDonaldRich McDonald
As Walt Blodgett (Man Lemon and Ruby Flirt With)

Co-Guest Stars
Ross PhilipsRoss Philips
As Tom Long (Bluebell Resident, Dating Wanda)
Mallory MoyeMallory Moye
As Wanda Lewis (Waitress at the Rammer Jammer, Dating Tom)
Christopher CurryChristopher Curry
As Earl "Crazy Earl" Kinsella (Wade Kinsella's Father, Town Drunk)
Brandi BurkhardtBrandi Burkhardt
As Crickett (Friend of Lemon Breeland)
Kim RobillardKim Robillard
As Sal Nutter (Rammer Jammer Patron, Eating Fried Chicken)
Joe MassingillJoe Massingill
As Cody (Rammer Jammer Patron, Drinking Milkshake)
Brian MulliganBrian Mulligan
As Maitre 'D (Gets Angry at Brick and George)

Matt PriceMatt Price
As Martin Heinze (John Hopkins Alumni Reporter)
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 and Wade’s singing wakes Zoe up. He is doing some painting in her room, but isn’t wearing a shirt while he is at it. Zoe is bothered by that. Later, Zoe asks Lavon “you couldn’t find anyone else to paint my place?” Lavon says he did not have another option and suggests that Zoe is upset only because she and Wade aren’t sleeping anymore. Zoe denies this outright. Lavon says how he is having nightmares about Ruby winning the elections. Suddenly, Zoe remembers a reporter from her school alumni is coming to follow her around the next day. She basically wants to show the reporter, how she has a thriving medical practice in Bluebell. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.40 Million Viewers

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Easton CorbinAll Over the Road 
FM RadioCountry GrownBrick interrupts George's date
FM RadioSweet By and ByLemon and Ruby talk to Walt.
Jana KramerGood Time Comin' OnLemon tries to steal a man from Ruby
Ryan CulwellGimme Your HandZoe convinces Wade to go to his father's house.
Zac Brown BandLance's SongLemon and AnnaBeth talk, end of episode

Episode Quotes
Wade: (singing) In the Big Rock Candy Mountain the cops have wooden legs. The bulldogs all have rubber teeth, and the something-something eggs...
Zoe: What are you doing?
Wade: It's called painting, maybe you've seen it on one of your HGTV channels?
Zoe: Who paints half-dressed? Would you cover up?
Wade: You're one to talk, lying around in the skimpy little t-shirt when you know I'm coming over to paint. I'm just saying, if I didn't know any better I'd think you're trying to lure me into bed even though I told you I'm through with all that. And I won't be changing my mind any time soon.
Zoe: (throws a pillow at Wade)

Zoe: I wrote that I am a thriving and beloved G.P. in a small town where everyday brings a new medical adventure and I'm changing lives and healing the world by reinventing healthcare in Bluebell, Alabama...I may have exaggerated a little.
Lavon: Well, good news is you still have a day.
Zoe: 24 hours to reinvent health care and change the world. Piece of cake.

George: Dr. Breeland.
Brick: Well, well, well. George.
George: Listen, I was hoping to talk to Lemon. So...may I come in?
Brick: Well let's see. The last time you were in this house you broke my daughters heart, you humiliated my family, so you can understand my hesitation.

Zoe: You have to be prepared for anything to walk through that door. Hunting injuries, tropical diseases, compound fractures, you name it!
Tom: Dr. Hart, medical emergency!
Zoe: Here we go! It's going to be okay, Tom. Let's get you into procedure room two.
Tom: What...I don't...
Zoe: Nevermind, what's the emergency?
Tom: My arm, it's all read and itchy.
Martin: So, it's a rash.
Zoe: Well, it could be any number of poisonous...
Tom: No, it's a rash, he's right.

Wade: (slaps Earl) Hey Earl.
Earl: Is it the end of times? You brought your girlfriend with you!
Zoe: Excuse me?
Wade: Woah, no, no. She is not my girlfriend, no way.

Earl: Paintin' your girlfriends house? That's sweet.
Wade: (to Zoe) He's a drunk! Okay?
Earl: I may be a drunk but I'm not deaf. He talks. Blah, blah, blah, Zoe. Blah, blah, blah, Zoe. Blah, blah, blah, Zoe. Zoe, Zoe, Zoe...
Wade: You know what Earl, maybe she's right okay? You got leprosy of the brain, alright? Let's go.
Earl: Where ya going?
Wade: We got an armadillo to catch.
Earl: Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

Cultural References
Episode Title: If It Makes You Happy

'If It Makes You Happy' is the title of a song by American country music singer Sheryl Crow.

HGTV: Wade tells Zoe that he is painting, and that she might recognize it from one of her HGTV shows.

HGTV is a home and garden television channel.

Blake Shelton: Zoe tells Lavon that Wade thinks he is some sort of 'Blake Shelton' when he comes over to paint in the morning and sings.

Blake Shelton is an American country music singer and television personality.

Harry McClintock: When Wade is painting in Zoe's room he is singing 'The Big Rock Candy Mountain.'

'The Big Rock Candy Mountain' is a song by American singer and poet Harry McClintock.

Outbreak: Tom asks Zoe if his rash is similar to the one caused by the monkey from 'Outbreak.'

'Outbreak' is a film from 1995 in which a monkey spreads a disease that causes an epidemic.

Hindenburg: George compares his first date to the disaster of the Hindenburg when talking to Zoe.

The Hindenburg disaster took place on Thursday, May 6, 1937, when German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed.

Halo: Zoe brings over the video game Halo to play with Wade at the end of the episode.

Halo is a science fiction video game franchise.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 2: At the end of 2x02 "Always On My Mind" Ruby Jeffries told Lavon that she will be running against him for Mayor.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorLeila Gerstein
Executive ProducerLeila Gerstein  |  Josh Schwartz  |  Stephanie Savage  |  Len Goldstein
Co-Executive ProducerAlex Taub  |  Carter Covington
ProducerSarah Kucserka  |  Kelly Van Horn
Co-ProducerBen Kunde
Consulting ProducerJamie Gorenberg  |  Donald Todd
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