The reelection of Mayor Lavon Hayes seemed to be a foregone conclusion. With sky-high approval ratings, an opponent still viewed as an “outsider,” and no dirt in which to speak of, the former football player had a clear path to keeping his position as Mayor of BlueBell. Once Lemon decided to become his campaign manager on last night’s episode of Hart of Dixie, things got even better; the two would be able to reconnect on a friendship level with taking down Ruby once and for all. The election would be a way for Lavon to rediscover his passion for being mayor and for Lemon to feel a sense of purpose that had been lacking for many years.
In a preview for next week’s episode of Hart of Dixie, Lavon takes the fall for Lemon shoplifting a pregnancy test and gets arrested as a result. Expect his campaign for mayor to take a major hit, at least for the time being, the glowing praise he had earned for his performance turning into hushed whispers gossiping about the incident. Lemon will have a major dilemma to face once the dust settles – either she’ll have to drop out of her role as campaign manager due to her involvement in the incident, or she’ll have to come clean about the test being hers and risk turning into a pariah around town.
Elsewhere on Hart of Dixie, Wade has violated the unspoken agreement between himself and Dr. Hart, that they’d keep “seeing” each other as long as they “saw” only each other. But when Zoe catches Wade with another girl, she immediately wants to get him back by going on a date with another guy to make him jealous. But will the attention-seeking stunt backfire on the good doctor and hurt not only her unsuspecting date, but Wade and herself in the process?
Hart of Dixie airs Tuesdays at 8:00 on The CW. You can check out my recap of last night’s episode here, as well as photos from next week’s episode here and the TVOvermind Hart of Dixie discussion forum here.
Do you think Zoe is making the right choice in going out with another guy to make Wade jealous? How will the recent scandal take a toll on Lavon’s approval rating? Should Lemon confess to the fact that the test was for her in order to keep Lavon from taking the fall?