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Hart Of Dixie: Sparks Fly

Wade struggles with feeling like he's a placeholder in Zoe's life, so he decides that they should go on a date. Despite Zoe's apprehensions, she decides to bid on Wade's basket at the upcoming charity picnic auction, but is surprised that she is not the only one interested. Lemon mistakenly wins Lavon's basket and decides to keep her true feelings for him to herself and instead offers some advice about his relationship with Ruby. Meanwhile, George is interested in dating Tansy and creates a basket that he hopes she will bid on.

Source: The CW

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x9
Production Number: 2J7259
Airdate: Tuesday December 04th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (REALLY) Jul 29, 2013


Guest Stars
Golden BrooksGolden Brooks
As Ruby Jeffries (Ran for Mayor, Lavon's Girlfriend)
Mircea MonroeMircea Monroe
As Tansy Truitt (Wade's Ex-Wife)
Laura Bell BundyLaura Bell Bundy
As Shelby (George Tucker's Ex-Girlfriend, Wins Brick's Basket)

Co-Guest Stars
Claudia LeeClaudia Lee
As Magnolia Breeland (Little Sister of Lemon Breeland)
Mallory MoyeMallory Moye
As Wanda Lewis (Waitress at the Rammer Jammer, Dating Tom)
Reginald VelJohnsonReginald VelJohnson
As Dash Dewitt (President of the Bluebell Film Society)
Ross PhilipsRoss Philips
As Tom Long (Bluebell Resident, Dating Wanda)
Rich McDonaldRich McDonald
As Walt Blodgett (Bachelor in the Auction, Likes Lemon)
Kim RobillardKim Robillard
As Sal Nutter (Patient: Has Broken Arm, Zoe Talks About Wade)
Megan FergusonMegan Ferguson
As Daisy (Bids on Wade's Basket)
Alyshia OchseAlyshia Ochse
As Carrie Swain (Bids on Wade's Basket)
Joe MassingillJoe Massingill
As Cody (Bachelor in the Auction)
Armelia McQueenArmelia McQueen
As Shula Whitaker (Bluebell Resident)
Esther ScottEsther Scott
As Delma Warner (Patient: Has Wart, Zoe Talks to her About Wade)
Samantha ColburnSamantha Colburn
As Evelyn (Colt's New Girlfriend)
Benee LeavyBenee Leavy
As Vince (Violin Player)
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 coming over to meet Wade. She basically asks Wade, as to why he hasn’t been coming over to her house for the past one week. Wade says he has been really busy. She realizes Wade is blowing her off, but doesn’t say anything about it. Lemon is still depressed that, Lavon and Ruby are now a couple. Tanzi comes into George’s office, to have a talk with him. Tanzi wants legal advice from George on how she should get back the custody of her dog “Dolly Parton” from her ex-boyfriend Cole. George says it would be difficult to get Dolly Parton back, as there is no legal agreement of any sort. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 1.60 Million Viewers

Trivia: The game that Shelby shows Brick how to play on his phone is 'Angry Birds.'

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Dierks BentleyCountry & Cold CansDash starts the auction, Lemon talks to Brick.
Dirty SweetStar Spangled GlamourWade asks Zoe to go on a real date
Jon PardiLove You From HereGeorge asks Wade's advice on Tansy.
Michael TrentBad LuckShelby bids on Brick's basket, Tansy win's George.
Mindy SmithPretending the StarsStart of episode
Rose FalconYou Stole My HeartThe band plays at the Rammer Jammer
Sera CahooneDeer Creek CanyonEnd of episode
The WalcottsShould've Been MeLemon talks to Wanda about the election posters.

Episode Quotes
Zoe: Hey stranger, noticed you didn't come by last night.
Wade: Yeah I've been, uhh, working pretty late.
Zoe: Wow. You've been pulling double shifts like all week. Saving up to buy a two wheeler?
Wade: We've been short staffed at the Rammer Jammer.
Zoe: Yeah? At the office too. Still haven't hired a receptionist, and worse, Brick is making the coffee. He refuses to read the directions, so he's probably making more patients sick than came in sick...Okay, so. Later?
Wade: Yeah, I don't know.
Zoe: Double shifts, right. I'll see ya.

Lemon: Wanda, now that the election's over, can't you just take those posters down?
Wanda: I was going to, but now that they're a real life couple doesn't it just make you smile? I like to imagine them talking up there. "Hey Ruby," "Morning Lavon," "How'd ya sleep?" Is that weird?
Lemon: Not at all.

Tansy: How do I get custody of Dolly Parton?
George: Well...uhh...first off as an officer of the court I feel like I should stop --
Tansy: Oh Dolly Parton is my dog, I should have said that.
George: Yeah, yeah probably.

Zoe: Okay, day six of Wade avoiding sex with me. Discuss.
Lavon: Woah, woah look how late I am for something. Hey, maybe you two can talk about it, huh? Seeing as you both are here. Girl talk...Okay look, I know you've had your differences, but please talk to her. Because if Zoe Hart is left alone in her own head, lord knows what calamities might ensue.
Zoe: Hey!
(Lavon gives her a look)
Zoe: Yeah, okay...

Wade: Hello, anyone home?
Zoe: Wade, wow I was just coming over to talk to you.
Wade: Well I saved you the commute. 'Cause the thing is, uhh, well. You know that expression "evolve or die"?
Zoe: Okay look, I know what you're going to say and --
Wade: I know I've been acting kind of weird recently, alright. And I've been thinking a lot about it --
Zoe: I appreciate you trying to spell it out for me --
Wade: I think we should go on a real date.
Zoe: A real huh?
Wade: I know there's a whole like Olympics gymnastic routine going on in your head right now and you think you should probably consult Lavon and half the town of Bluebell...And I don't know, the Pope or whatever...
Zoe: Jews don't have a Pope.
Wade: Just, don't talk. The point is, if you want to go on a date with me, just bid on my basket at the auction tomorrow. I figure it's a perfect way to go on a first date pressure free. You can just look at it as an opportunity to test drive. You know, kick the tires, rev the engine. Take it for a spin. Okay. Come to the auction tomorrow, Doc.

Cultural References
Episode Title: Sparks Fly

'Sparks Fly' is the title of a song by American country singer Taylor Swift.

Twelfth Night: Dash tells Lemon that this year's production of Twelfth Night is hanging in the balance and they need more men to enter the auction.

Twelfth Night is the title of comedy by playwright William Shakespeare.

Dolly Parton: Tansy asks George how she could get custody of Dolly Parton, who turns out to be her dog.

Dolly Parton is an American country music singer-songwriter.

Taylor Swift: Zoe bribes Magnolia into giving her Wade's basket by saying she will drive her to a Taylor Swift concert.

Taylor Swift is an American country music recording artist.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 7: Tansy asks George if he remembers her ex-boyfriend. In 1x07 "The Crush & The Crossbow" Tansy's ex-boyfriend almost shot George with a crossbow.

Season 2, Episode 3: Walt Blodgett wants Lemon to bid on his basket. In 2x03 "If It Makes You Happy" Lemon met Walt at a bar and they shared a kiss outside.

Season 2, Episode 8: Wade tells Zoe that he gave George permission to date Tansy. In 2x08 "Achy Breaky Hearts" Wade told George he could date Tansy while they were camping.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorLeila Gerstein
Executive ProducerAlex Taub  |  Len Goldstein  |  Stephanie Savage  |  Josh Schwartz  |  Leila Gerstein
Co-Executive ProducerCarter Covington
ProducerKelly Van Horn  |  Sarah Kucserka
Co-ProducerBen Kunde
Consulting ProducerJamie Gorenberg  |  Donald Todd
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