Hart Of Dixie returns to the CW tonight with an all new Friday January 30, season 4 episode 4 called “Red Dye,” and we have your weekly recap below. Tonight, Shelby gets sick prior to BlueBell’s talent show, and the cause of her illness becomes a mystery to solve, especially since her fellow contestants were intimidated by her participation. Meanwhile, Zoe [Rachel Bilson] and Wade [Wilson Bethel] struggle to hide their romance.
On the last episode after weeks of going back and forth with their relationship problems, Zoe (Rachel Bilson) and Wade (Wilson Bethel) finally started making progress. Lemon (Jaime King) reminisced about her high school days and enlistd Annabeth (Kaitlyn Black) and Crickett (guest star Brandi Burkhardt) to crash George’s (Scott Porter) parents’ lake house. While rescuing the girls from their fun night, George and Lavon (Cress Williams) made drastic decisions regarding their love lives. Tim Matheson also stars. Richard W. Abramitis directed the episode written by Kendall Sand. Did you watch last week’s episode? If you missed it we have a full and detailed recap right here for you.
On tonight’s episode as per the CW synopsis, “when Lavon (Cress Williams) hears of Lemon’s (Jaime King) financial woes, he organizes a BlueBell talent show, giving the townspeople, including Lemon, a chance to win some extra money. However, with the contestants feeling intimidated by Shelby’s (guest star Laura Bell Bundy) participation, her sudden illness before her performance becomes a mystery the entire town tries to solve. Meanwhile, Zoe (Rachel Bilson) and Wade (Wilson Bethel) find themselves in a compromising situation that would require them to reveal their current relationship status. Bethany Rooney directed the episode written by Tamar Laddy and Ari Posner.”
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Six weeks after we last saw them, Zoey comes to see Wade. She says the weather calls for rain. They kiss and he tells her they can’t do it there because of customers but she says everyone is at the talent show to try and win all that money. She drops her coat and is wearing just heels. He says he feels like he won the jackpot. Brick comes to tell Shelby good luck but she says that’s bad luck. She thanks him for the chocolates but he says he didn’t bring them.
Dash introduces Shelby and she goes out on stage but then when she starts singing, everything is going bad. She has an allergic reaction and Brick hustles her out. Dash says it’s a sabotage and Bill says there’s an actual crime in Bluebell. Lavon tells him he needs to solve it. Bill tells everyone to stay put. Earlier that morning, Zoe tells Wade that she’s really happy. He asks if she’s ready to tell people they’re an item but she says she likes their perfect little bubble.
He says they can at least let the core gang know. She says then everyone will know and will start butting in. He says he doesn’t care if they know and wants to take his woman out in public. She says she wants that too eventually. She asks him for a few more days and he agrees but pulls her back into bed. Lemon is putting a for sale sign up at Fancies when Lavon finds her. She says she has no choice since she’s $20k behind.
Lavon offers to loan her the money. She asks why he’d do that and he stammers then says Bluebell needs Fancies. She says he know she can’t take his money. George tells Tansy’s brothers Rudy, Rocket and Chicken that he got them a good deal on their latest immature crime. Tansy thanks him and he asks how she’s been. She says she and Scooter moved back to Fillmore and she’s doing well. He says he has to get to a town meeting.
Lemon sits down with her dad at the town meeting and he tells her that Shelby is coming to town to see him this weekend. Lemon says Shelby is a tire screech to her. AB sits with Crickett who tells her Jaysene hasn’t called because she found out that Crickett is still married and AB says she gets that. Crickett says she has to divorce Stanley and AB says that makes sense. Tom and Wanda come in arguing about their baby and their goat.
Lavon tells the town that they have an emergency fund built up for the Fillmore emergency. He says they have $25k. He says he’s adding it to the prize pot for the talent show. AB tells Lemon and Crickett they need to enter the show. George texts Tansy to ask if her brothers have any talent. Lemon is pretty sure Lavon did this for her. Later that night, after the show, Bill herds all the contestants/suspects to the Rammer Jammer so the senior center can use the space for rehearsal.
Sheriff Bill says all the people here have the motive, means and dastardly criminal minds to perpetrate this evil. Zoe and Wade hide behind the bar wrapped in table cloths. Lavon gets a call that Shelby is fine but plans to press charges. Bill calls Rose up to be the first witness. She says she’s doing light and sound for the show and was studying in the rafters outside Shelby’s dressing room. She says she saw Wanda, Stanley, Rudy and AB go into Shelby’s dressing room.
Wade and Zoe make it into the stock room. He says they should just tell people they’re together so they can go home and watch TV. She says they can just sit and listen to it like it’s a mystery radio show NCIS Bluebell. Bill calls Wanda up and asks why she was in Shelby’s dressing room. She says she doesn’t know because she’s pregnant and wants her lawyer and calls for George. AB asks if she’s sure it’s the chocolate and Bill says she has a well known allergy to red dye 40.
Wanda says she has no motive. Earlier, she and Tom talk about how they have to win this show to buy a new barn. Stanley and Crickett talk and she asks him for a divorce but he was going to ask her to do the talent show with him. She says she’ll do the show then a divorce and he’s content. Brick complains to AB about Lemon and Shelby and she’s half-listening and then he gets the idea to bring Shelby to town for the talent show, they can bond. AB panics.
Lemon comes to see Lavon to say he shouldn’t have done that and she doesn’t want it rigged. He advises her to do the Dream Girls number. Tom comes in freaking out over broken sleight of hand, Brick says he needs Zoe to take his patients so he can help Shelby rehearse and AB is freaking out about Shelby too. Zoe’s hair is a mess and her blouse is on backward from fooling around with Wade in her office but everyone is so distracted, no one notices or cares.
George meets with Tansy’s brothers who want to sing a song about making moonshine. They tell him it’s a song and a business plan. He starts to sing with them but then they tell him to stop. He asks why he’s there. They tell him that Tansy says he’d be their manager. He refuses, they debate, it gets stupid and he finally says his one suggestion is to let Chicken sing lead since he’s the only one that carry a tune in a bucket.
AB breaks the news to Lemon that Shelby will be in the talent show but they hope she’s off her game. She’s not. She looked great at rehearsal. Wanda disappeared for an hour and they grill her on where she was. She admits Lazlo, her goat, ate Shelby’s costume and she had to fix it. AB says again it may not be the chocolates and Lemon says it’s making her look guilty. Lemon asks if she did it. Stanley is on the stand next and he’s sweating.
Bill says he’s had it in for Shelby since she passed him over for her cabaret. In rehearsal, Stanley says he’ll be damned if he lets that interloper win. Shelby demands a soda and Dash sends Rose to get it and loudly tells her to make sure there’s no red dye in it. Crickett comes to sit by Stanley and she says he was gone for two hours and said they were sure to win. She thinks that he did it to win her back. Stanley says he didn’t give Shelby those chocolates.
He says he’d rather not say why he was in her dressing room. We see Stanley creep in there and he starts making out with Sadie, his secret lover. He tells Crickett he didn’t want her to find out this way but he’ll give her the divorce. Zoe tells Wade it’s always the Truitts. Wade thinks Stanley is guilty. They make a foot massage bet. Lavon says maybe the Truitts had an accomplice. They then put Tansy on the stand. She tells them that George says he thinks they’re good enough for second place.
That would give them the money to pay back the damage of their most recent crime. But the brothers tell George and Tansy that they have a fool-proof plan to win. The brothers were gone for a few hour then come back with a package. Zoe and Wade are at the gazebo and she tells him that they are on a public date. She says no one even notices them. He asks if he can kiss her and then they see Rose and Zoe asks for some cheese doodles.
Rose says she saw Rudy go in the dressing room and the Truitts say it’s dry ice for their number. Lavon wants to call it a night but then Bill puts AB on the stand. He asks why she was in AB’s dressing room. She says this will sound bad, but she was there to leave her some chocolates.
She says it seemed like the Christian thing to do. Earlier that day, Lemon is mainlining a cupcake and says their rehearsal was awful. Shelby tells them it’s brave of them to forge on with a song that’s clearly meant to be a trio. She says she doesn’t want to see Lemon lose out on Fancies. She says she’s going to use the prize money she wins plus the money she got from selling Fancies before and will buy it and let Lemon run it for her.
Brick says his two ladies can be in a family business together. AB says Brick needed a little push. She says she left the chocolates for Lemon to encourage her along with a note. Bill says there was no note but Tom says Lazlo the goat may have eaten it. George suggests they test the chocolates for the dye. Brick comes in and says the chocolates did not contain red food dye. He says Shelby has made a complete recovery. Everyone is ready to leave but Bill says someone else still sabotaged her.
Zoe is freaking out in the storage room with Wade because she really has to pee. He says they should just go out and come clean. She disagrees and says to think about dry things. He tells her she doesn’t have a choice but she looks at a mop bucket. Bill puts Lemon on the stand and she says she wasn’t upset about losing Fancies. But we see her backstage telling Lavon she’s going to lose Fancies to Shelby.
Wade asks Zoe why she’s being weird and she says once people know all the questions will start about where will they live, who will stay home with the baby and all those tough questions. She says that could mess their romance up. Brick says he can confirm that Shelby’s allergies were caused by food dye. Bill asks Brick if Lemon could do this to someone and he says he’d like to say no but he’s under oath. Lemon is outraged.
Wade tells her the only important thing is that they love each other. He’s talking but Zoe isn’t listening. She says she knows who poisoned Shelby. Bill asks Lemon where she was during intermission. She says she was just alone. She was actually talking to Lavon who says he’s sorry for putting her in this position. He tells her that he knows how much AB means to her but tells Lemon that he loves her and everything he did today was because of that.
He asks her to just take the money from him to rescue her business. She gets a text saying it’s time for her to be in place and walks away. Bill asks again where she was. Lemon doesn’t answer. Bill is ready to take her to the station but then Zoe comes out wrapped in a table cloth and says that Rose was the one that gave her the dye. She reminds her she was eating Cheese Flavies and some of it must have gotten on Shelby.
Everyone stares and she says she is naked under the tablecloth, she and Wade are back together and she’s pregnant. Then she says she has to pee and runs off. Later, Shelby does her number and it’s flawless. Lavon announces that Shelby is the winner. She gets her big check and she says she’s going to use it the best way she knows how. She calls Lemon up on stage. Lemon doesn’t want to go but she does. She whispers to Lemon that she knows how she feels about her and Fancies.
She says she wants her to have it to herself and says she hopes one day they can be friends. Later, the Truitts are performing at the gazebo. Tansy and George laugh and he says he learned a valuable lesson about getting outside his comfort zone. Tom tells Wanda they can keep Lazlo as long as they can name the baby Frodo. AB tells Lemon she’s sorry for what she did and Lemon says she was wrong about Shelby.
Chicken dedicates the next song to AB and says she’s the woman he’s going to marry. Wade tells the Truitts they’re good and they can play the Rammer Jammer. They tell him to talk to their manager George who surrenders finally and agrees to manage them. Lavon corners Lemon and asks if there was no AB, is there a chance she’d reciprocate his feelings. She says it doesn’t matter because there is and always be an AB.
The Bluebell inquisition is on – they quiz Wade and Zoe on why they weren’t using birth control, who will raise the baby and will they name the baby Dash. Wade gets them all to back off a little and gives Zoe a little kiss.
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