In the third-season finale, Wade must make a hard choice about his future in the wake of Zoe's grand gesture. Meanwhile, Lavon and George encounter their hero, Don Todd; and Grandma Bettie advises Lemon to conduct an earnest search for a husband.
Hoping to avoid a confrontation with Brick, Zoe starts discreetly seeing patients in BlueBell again. But her plan goes awry when George informs her that her contract with Brick includes a non-compete clause that prevents her from practicing medicine in BlueBell for a year. Lavon is excited about the opportunity to bring a minor league baseball team to BlueBell, but needs Brick’s help to convince the team's owner to choose BlueBell. Meanwhile, Lemon finds herself in hot water with the Belles after she tries to overthrow the current leader. George finds himself in need of medical attention after an accident during a tutoring session with Lynly, and he has to turn to Zoe for help.moreless
Zoe tricks Jonah into revealing a secret about Brick's health, then accidentally interferes with Brick's love life. Zoe takes some advice from Brick and decides she needs to finally share her true feelings to George, but she realizes that her timing is less than ideal. Wade and Lemon struggle to work together at the Rammer Jammer, and things awry as both try to prove that they know what is best for bar. Knowing what Wade and Lemon are up to, Lavon and AnnaBeth agree to stay out of the situation, but both end up in the middle of the argument. Tansy’s brothers drop in for a surprise visit, and Tansy asks George to look after them and control their wild antics.moreless
When Zoe treats her uncle at her office, she uses the opportunity to invite him to her Hanukkah celebration. However, this once again lands her in hot water with Vivian Wilkes. Lemon turns to George and Lynly to help her learn some crucial information about one of Brick’s exes before he makes a bad decision. Meanwhile, Wade suffers from a terrible toothache but refuses to go to the dentist, until Tansy gets involved and helps Wade to open his eyes to his future.moreless
Zoe becomes concerned about how much time Joel and Wade spending hang out with each other, especially when Joel's writing begins to suffer. Ready to blame Wade for the situation, Zoe tries to get Joel writing again. Lavon uses the excuse of coaching his track team to avoid confronting AnnaBeth about their relationship. Meanwhile, Lemon tries to convince Brick to start dating again. George and Lynly discuss whether or not it's a good idea to tell Lavon about their feelings for each other.moreless
Zoe agrees to serve as the maid of honor at Wanda and Tom's wedding, and she finds herself faced with the challenging task of keeping an eye on Wanda's crafty mother. Zoe uses her wedding responsibilities to avoid the awkwardness between her and Wade, but she suspects that something is wrong. With the wedding approaching, Lemon has to deal with her memories of being left at the altar and decides to face the situation head-on. Meanwhile, Lavon learns that a neighboring town plans to build a shopping mall next to their local beach, and he turns to George to help him prevent the mall's construction, but the brings out a side of George that Lavon hasn't seen before.moreless
Trying to be hospitable to Joel while he visits BlueBell, Lavon and AnnaBeth invite him and Zoe over for a quiet dinner. However, when Lemon meets Alabama’s most eligible bachelor, Carter Covington, she invites herself along with Carter to the soiree. After some unexpected guests arrive at the party, Lemon and Wade's scheme risks being exposed. Meanwhile, George makes a bad decision involving Lynly which threatens to ruin his friendship with Lavon.moreless
Wade's father turns to Zoe for help with romance, but Wade cautions her not to get involved. Elsewhere, Lavon and George see the city comptroller about a billing issue; and Lemon attempts to publicize Fancie's, but her plans all backfire.
As Zoe attempts to keep her feelings in check after her breakup with Wade, she becomes overly protective regarding the relationship between Rose and her boyfriend. Reverend Mayfair Lavon and Wade to volunteer at the church's casino fundraiser, but when the donation box goes missing, Wade is the main suspect. Meanwhile, as Brick and Shelby's prepare to share some news about their relationship with Lemon and Magnolia, Lemon enlists George's help to try to dig up information on Shelby to sabotage things between her and Brick.moreless
Lemon schemes to improve her health-inspection grade. Elsewhere, Zoe finds herself in an uncomfortable position in Wade and Vivian's relationship; Lavon and AnnaBeth's problems have a negative impact on BlueBell; and George dates a Bible-school teacher.
Lavon plans to turn BlueBell into a Spring Break destination, but he runs into an unexpected challenge when a neighboring town tries to lure BlueBell's tourists away. Ruby Jeffries offers to help Lavon organize a competition that will attract some attention. Zoe decides to enjoy some much-deserved Spring Break fun and agrees to give partying a try with Jonah, but the sight of the two together makes George jealous. After learning that the Rammer Jammer is for sale, Wade and Lemon sign up for Lavonâ€™s contest in hopes of winning the grand prize so they can buy the bar. Meanwhile, Brick's unusual behavior causes his friends and family to force him to seek treatment.moreless
Zoe gives online dating a try but doesn't have much success until Rose and Max play matchmaker on her behalf. Wade and Lemon are close to giving up after facing another setback with the Rammer Jammer. George tries everything he can think of to convince Tansy that they belong together, but despite his efforts, Tansy she still has her doubts. Brick and Shelby realize that they might have acted too rashly when they got engaged, which forces them to make a tough decision about their future together. Meanwhile, Lavon turns down Annabeth’s help in stopping the feud with the competing town’s Mayor, so Annabeth tries a different approach.moreless
Zoe and Lemon turn to each other for girlfriend advice; Wade takes Vivian out; Lavon loses focus while bidding on bringing the County Fair to BlueBell when he learns that AnnaBeth is dating; Magnolia tries to get Brick to leave so she can throw a party.
After a tough stretch in BlueBell, Zoe decides that a weekend away in New York City might provide her with the perfect opportunity to give her some much-needed perspective. However, a medical emergency on her flight forces Zoe to complete the trip with an unexpected companion. George struggles with his constant relationship troubles until he runs in to Lily Anne, who helps him ease his heartache. After Lemon promises that the Rammer Jammer will play host to a special concert with the band Gloriana, she scrambles to deliver on their promise with a little help from a less-than-enthusiastic Wade. Meanwhile, Lavon learns that the opposing town’s Mayor has stolen something important to him and turns to the BlueBell townspeople to get it back.moreless
Zoe and Joel are ready to find a more permanent place to live in BlueBell and learn that their ideal home is owned by a relative of Zoe’s biological father. After tracking down the relative, Zoe is still undecided as to whether she is ready to meet her extended family. Thanks to the success that she and Wade have had running the Rammer Jammer, Lemon receives a tempting business offer that she may not be able to turn down. AnnaBeth seems eager for Lavon to go out of town, causing him to wonder what she is up to. Meanwhile, George and Lynly continue to grow closer, but George is still hesitant to act on his feelings.moreless
George finds himself caring for Tansy's prized dog, and he panics when the dog goes missing. Wade starts to become upset by his lack of time alone with Zoe, especially as she focuses on not losing her good standing in BlueBell to a new doctor, named Jonah, who is also Brick's nephew. Brick is ready to reveal his relationship with Shelby to the resident of BlueBell, but Lemon and Magnolia are trying everything to get rid of her. Meanwhile, Lavon has to clear the air with someone before he embarks on a new relationship.moreless
Zoe becomes convinced that she and Lavon are cursed and the only way to straighten out their love lives is to fix the past. When Wade helps Vivian's son with some advice, things don't turn out as he had hoped. After an unexpected encounter, George and Lemon try to avoid each other, which it is more difficult when they are working together. AnnaBeth is becoming frustrated with one of Brick’s patients, Davis, until she discovers why he continues to stop by the office.moreless
After spending the summer in New York City, Zoe is ready to make the move permanent, but she first decides to return to BlueBell for one last thing. When she arrives in BlueBell, Zoe is disappointed to learn that aside from Lavon, no one is very happy to see her. Desperate for Brick to give her a good reference, Zoe agrees to help him track down George and convince him to resurrect the Founders Day parade that has been canceled. Zoe turns to Lemon to track down George but accidentally discovers Lemon is hiding a dirty little secret. Meanwhile, Lemon puts together a plan to help Wade save face in front of Zoe.moreless
Annabeth has a dream about Bluebell's founder prophesizing the end of BlueBell, and Crickett spreads the details about it all over town. Meanwhile, Zoe and Wade discover they have contrasting views on marriage; and George receives a life-altering offer.
Brick is asked to help with the local cabaret and looks to Zoe to help save the day. Lavon starts to feel hopeless about BlueBell's pending merger with Fillmore, so AnnaBeth and Lemon try to convince him to put up one last fight. Lynly's jealously of George and Tansy's friendship continues to increase, and she watches the two closely. Wade is excited about his new relationship with Vivian, but he starts to worry that she is pulling away.moreless
Lemon finds herself blacklisted from the Junior League Halloween Masquerade party after her fallout with the Belles, so she calls her Grandma Bettie for help. Lemon ends up with a date with another one of Alabama’s most eligible bachelors. Lavon plans a big surprise for his anniversary with AnnaBeth, but AnnaBeth turns to Zoe for help when she faces a health scare. During the party, George has to do some damage control with the town judges and Wade continues to land himself in trouble with ineligible ladies.moreless
Wade is excited to compete in BlueBell's Battle of the Bands, hoping to use the $20,000 prize to open up his bar. However, Zoe advises Wade to replace his lead singer with George, and her advice ends up backfiring. Lemon finds herself without any plans for the weekend and invites Magnolia to spend some quality sister time with her. After giving up on romance, Lavon helps Tom in his relationship with Wanda and has an eye-opening experience.moreless
In a final attempt to stop the merger, the entire town helps Lavon as he tries to convince the Lt. Governor that BlueBell should be named a historic town. Zoe and Joel continue to debate where to live, and their best housing option is in the hands of Zoe’s relative, who does not like New Yorkers. Wade takes a big step in his relationship with Vivian by meeting her son, but he quickly discovers that the has a lot of work to do before he wins him over. Meanwhile, Lynly's mistrust of George starts to create tension in their relationship.moreless
The Health Department informs Zoe that a flu epidemic is heading toward BlueBell, forcing her to put the town under quarantine. Because of the lockdown on BlueBell, Wade is stuck at his ex-girlfriend's house, which leads to Zoe feeling jealous. Lemon hopes for a perfect evening with Walt, but things don't go as planned when she starts to show signs of the flu. Meanwhile, George finds himself directing Lavon's tourism commercial about BlueBell's strawberry crop, but George can see that Lavon is more focused on his co-star than the commercial.moreless
Zoe is nervous that her judgmental mother will be arriving in BlueBell soon for a holiday visit. Trying to avoid time alone with her mother, Zoe busies herself with work but inadvertently threatens to ruin Christmas Eve for the whole town after helping a patient. While trying to fix the problem, Zoe upsets Wade by seeking his father's help. Lavon tries desperately to make the week special for Ruby, but Lemon gets involved and ruins his his plans. Meanwhile, George struggles to come up with the ideal gift for Tansy.moreless
Lavon, distracted by his personal life, lets his mayoral duties slide with BlueBell's Pioneer Day quickly approaching and a reporter from Southern Living magazine visiting town. Realizing that Lavon needs help, Zoe and Wade offer to help by playing BlueBell's "Founding Couple." Zoe tries out a new approach in her relationship with Wade, which finds her tackling many new projects. Lemon and Annabeth devise a scheme to get Lavon to let allow them to cater the First Feast, helping them generate some publicity for their new business. Meanwhile, George reluctantly gives advice to Brick on how to handle his new relationship.moreless
George's parents drop by for an unexpected visit, and they are surprised to meet Tansy, his new girlfriend. George's mother tries to force George and Zoe to admit their true feelings for each other. Lemon learns that Brick has been secretly dating someone and is surprised when she uncovers his secret girlfriend's identity. Meanwhile, Annabeth is excited to get to know a charming new British man in BlueBell, but Lavon is suspicious of the visitor and tries to discover his true identity.moreless
BlueBell decides to put on a performance of Shakespeare’s most iconic scenes, but George and Zoe refuse to play the roles Romeo and Juliet. However, the two eventually take the parts just to prove that they don't have feelings for each other. Lemon and Wade are excited to reopen the Rammer Jammer, but their plans come to a halt when the entire staff quits two days before opening. Meanwhile, Brick offers a week of free counseling to residents of BlueBell and winds up helping the two most unlikely people. Through his counseling, he realizes that he's been keeping a secret from himself.moreless
When Lavon hears about a merger involving BlueBell and the neighboring town, he wants to stop it and brings George in on the action. Zoe insists on helping Lavon by distracting the town residents with a scandal. After seeing Vivian and Wade together, Zoe is unhappy when she learns Wade is interested in her cousin. Brick, on the other hand, gives romance another try.moreless
Zoe and Joel finally buy a house, but they quickly discover that their new home is going to require some expensive repairs. Brick offers to help Zoe, but only if she can get the townspeople to collectively lose 500 pounds for Health and Wellness Month. Joel is struggling with writer's block as he tries to work on his novel and decides to follow Wade around for research. But when Wade lets Joel run the bar for him, Joel gets himself into trouble. AnnaBeth tries to hide her feelings by throwing a last-minute bachelorette party for a friend.moreless
Zoe’s mother takes her daughter on as a client, and Zoe is secretly thrilled that she will finally have her mom's undivided attention. Brick is surprised when he learns that Lemon is returning to BlueBell soon, so he asks Lavon to help him throw Lemon a welcome home party. However, her return hits an unexpected snag and she has to ask Wade for help. Meanwhile, George gets pulled into helping Magnolia.moreless
Zoe catches Wade flirting with some women and asks him to rein in his overly charming behavior, so he turns to Lavon for guidance. Meanwhile, Lemon is caught off guard by someone from her past; and George and AnnaBeth struggle to find a new experience.
Wade blames Zoe for his relationship problems, so she avoids him and tries to assist George, who's at odds with Lemon. Meanwhile, AnnaBeth's parents develop a bond with Lavon; and Brick helps Tom and Wanda deal with their infertility issues.
Zoe and Joel are frustrated by all the troubles with the remodeling job at their new house. Rose convinces Lavon to agree that BlueBell become sister cities with a town in France. George gets talked into helping Lemon with a business venture, but Wade has to play peacemaker to keep them from fighting. Brick sees an opportunity to become BlueBell’s Man of the Year, but he quickly learns that the competition will be tougher than he expected.moreless
Zoe is thrilled to see how well Joel is adjusting to BlueBell until she learns that the townspeople might have a different opinion of him. Hoping to make things better, Zoe signs herself and Joel up to chaperon the Go Girl Tween Adventure Camp. After Joel refuses to join her, Zoe is left to fix the the town’s perception on her own. George and Lynly suffer a rough start in a competition at the Rammer Jammer, but George is pleasantly surprised when he learns they work well together. Meanwhile, Lavon is desperate to make BlueBell part of the Gazebos of Alabama calendar, but a critical flower mistake jeopardizes his plan and leads him to ask Lemon for help.moreless
Zoe is thrilled that Wade has decided to stay in BlueBell and does everything she can to capture his attention, but she doesn't get the response she was hoping for. Shelby returns to town and picks up where she left off with Brick, which complicates things with his mother. Meanwhile, both George and Lavon are recruited for BlueBell's volunteer fire department and find themselves partnered up during training. Lemon comes back from her singles cruise early with a new love interest, Dr. Henry. Annabeth sees some interesting medical test results at the clinic that have her guessing about which patient they involve.moreless
Levon discovers that Lemon is going to have to sell Fancie's and adds a bonus to the prize pot for the town talent show to help her out. However, Shelby enters the contest, which poses a major threat to the other contestants' chances. After Shelby experiences a mysterious allergic reaction during the show, Sheriff Bill brings everyone to the Rammer Jammer for questioning. Meanwhile, Wade and Zoe are trapped in the back room in the Rammer Jammer, debating whether they should reveal the secret of their reunion to the town.moreless
Zoe struggles to choose between George and Wade after George reveals his true feelings to Zoe, setting off a rivalry between the two guys. Looking for some much needed advice, Zoe makes a new friend in former BlueBell resident Ruby Jeffries, who no one in town is excited to see. Seeking independence, Lemon decides it's time to get her own apartment and find a job, but she has a tougher time than she expected. Continuing to move on after the wedding, Lemon begins returning the presents, but a sudden detour to Zoe's while holding a cake knife creates a commotion among the BlueBell residents.moreless
Zoe accepts a lunch invitation from a new patient named Jesse. Lemon agrees to let Magnolia organize her bachelorette party, but Lemon gives Magnolia a list of strict instructions. However, Magnolia has other plans in store for her sister's party. Meanwhile, Wade plans a hunting trip for George's bachelor party.
Though Zoe is trying to keep things casual with Wade, she starts to feel jealous when she sees him with another woman. Zoe decides to get back at Wade by setting up a date with Ruby's cousin. Lavon reluctantly agrees to hire Lemon as his campaign manager, but he unexpectedly finds himself in the middle of a town scandal when he takes the fall for her, a move which could cost him the mayoral race. Meanwhile, with Lemon no longer living at home, Brick and Magnolia struggle with the household chores and come up with a plan to get Lemon to move back home.moreless
When a heat wave rolls through Bluebell, Zoe realizes that the hot weather is affecting everyone's behavior and lowering their inhibitions. In fact, Zoe struggles to fight her heat-induced attraction to Wade until she finally gives in. Meanwhile, Lemon is determined to win over George's parents when they come to town for a visit, but she is caught off guard when Lavon shows up to the same restaurant with his date, Didi.moreless
Zoe and Lemon are both struggling to accept Lavon's new relationship with Ruby, so they set out to uncover Ruby's true intentions. Wade agrees to supervise a Little Ranger's camping trip, hoping to avoid a potentially awkward confrontation with George. However, when George unexpectedly shows up on the camping trip, their conversation forces Wade to see his relationship in a different light. Brick wants to take his relationship with Emily to the next level, but he's surprised to learn who is uncomfortable with the plan.moreless
With an major storm about to roll into Bluebell, George and Lemon prepare for their wedding day. Zoe ends up stuck in a barn with Wade while seeking shelter from the storm.
Wade manages to talk Lemon into dressing up as Joelle in an attempt to convince Joelle's ex-boyfriend that he didn't see Wade and Joelle together. Lavon turns to Zoe to help him figure out why Didi has been avoiding him, but once Zoe is uncertain what to do when she discovers the shocking truth. George comes to Zoe for her expert advice in determining whether there is a medical explanation for a client's unusual behavior.moreless
Zoe and Wade decide that they'll have to start earning more money so they can afford their own place. Zoe tries asking Brick for a raise, while Wade struggles to increase business at the Rammer Jammer thanks to a new food truck that opens up in town. Wade's backup plan to convince Meatball's cousin, a famous country singer, to perform at Rammer Jammer doesn't go as planned. Meanwhile, Lemon and Lavon are still conflicted about their feelings for each other. Annabeth needs some cash to attend nursing school and decides to sell her houseboat, which means she'll have to get rid of George, who has been renting the boat from her.moreless
On her way home from a late night house call, Zoe accidentally hits a man with her car but can't find any signs of him when she gets out and looks for him. Later she sees the man's picture hanging in the Rammer Jammer, and George informs Zoe that the man died more than a year ago. Meanwhile, Lemon and George are prepared to purchase their dream home, but Lavon refuses to authorize the purchase because the house is one of Bluebell's historic properties. Zoe's mom arrives in Bluebell hoping to reconcile with her daughter after keeping the identity of Zoe's real father a secret for Zoe's entire life.moreless
Lavon and Ruby find themselves neck-and-neck in the polls with the with the mayoral election quickly approaching, forcing Lemon to experiment with some creative strategies to turn the election in Lavon's favor. George and Wade work to gain some final votes but run into a roadblock when Wade's ex-wife, Tansy, refuses to cooperate with their plans. Zoe and Magnolia start to worry about Brick, who has been acting unhappy. Zoe tries to help Brick by offering to teach Magnolia how to drive.moreless
Wade starts to feel like he's nothing more than a placeholder in Zoe's life and decides that they should go on a date. Despite Zoe's concerns, she bids on Wade's basket at the upcoming charity picnic auction, but she discovers that there are others interested in Wade's basket. Lemon inadvertently wins Lavon's basket, but she decides to reveal her true feelings to him and offers some advice about his relationship with Ruby. Meanwhile, George creates a basket in the hope that Tansy will be the winning bidder.moreless
Zoe sets her sights on winning Bluebell's gumbo contest to show everyone that she wants to be part of the community, hoping that a win will help her land some patients. Lavon develops a crush on Zoe and Brick's new receptionist, Didi, but things get uncomfortable when Lemon learns about this. Zoe and Brick are forced to work together to perform a life-saving surgery.moreless
Levon notices that Zoe is feeling homesick and asks her to host his annual pre-game homecoming party to help her feel more connected to Bluebell. Zoe gladly accepts his offer and asks her New York friend Gigi for help. Zoe learns, however, that New York and Bluebell have very different ideas of what makes a good party. Meanwhile, George and Wade devise a plan to get revenge on their high school nemesis, Jimmy. When when Lemon learns of their scheme, she wants in on the action, too.moreless
Brick is disappointed when George is selected as Bluebell's Man of the Year. As Bluebell's mayor, Lavon is expected to host a cocktail party to George, but Lavon's history with Lemon makes this a challenging situation. Zoe steps in and helps Lavon with the party, but things don't go as they had hoped when Zoe has to improvise a speech at the gathering. Meanwhile, Magnolia convinces Wade to write a song and perform it with her at the party.moreless
When Zoe seems usually happy, friends start to speculate about the cause of her new attitude. It turns out that Zoe has secretly formed a new friendship with AnnaBeth, who doesn't want Lemon, Zoe's enemy, to find out that they have become friends. Lemon campaigns to become the Belles' new Memory Matron, but she faces several obstacles on her mission to secure the honored position.moreless
After Zoe provides medical treatment for the high school football team, she discovers that Max, one of the players and Rose's new crush, has his eyes on Zoe. Hoping to quickly end Max's crush, Zoe is informed that Max has a tendency to overreact to heartbreak. BlueBell residents encourage her to wait until after the big game to talk to him, since they are depending on Max to win. Lemon decides to open a catering business and asks AnnaBeth to work with her, but Lemon doesn't receive the answer she expected. Meanwhile, Lavon tries to win the approval of Ruby's grandfather, Sergeant Jeffries, by doing his chores, but Lavon learns that there is a deeper reason her grandfather doesn't want them together.moreless
Zoe encourages Rose to enter Bluebell's annual Miss Cinnamon Cider Pageant even though Lemon's younger sister, Magnolia, is the clear favorite to win. With Zoe coaching Rose and Lemon coaching Magnolia, the rivalry rises to a whole new level. Flashbacks reveal some of the history behind Lemon's relationship with her mother and the details of when Lemon and Lavon first realized they had a connection.moreless
As Bluebell's residents prepare for the annual Planksgiving celebration, Zoe anxiously waits for her return home to New York City for Thanksgiving. Before she can leave town, however, Zoe has to reach her thirty percent quota of patients by midnight or she will lose her share of the practice to Brick. Meanwhile, Lavon encourages Wade to be honest about his feelings for Zoe, and George's father offers him a job at his law firm in Montgomery, which Lemon is not pleased to hear.moreless
Hoping it might help the residents of Bluebell accept her as one of their own, Zoe accepts an invitation to join Mayor Hayes on his float in the Founder's Day Parade. However, Zoe accidentally crashes his float, hurting her chances of winning over Lemon and the Bluebell residents. In addition, George Tucker, Bluebell's golden boy, informs Zoe that she is contractually obligated to bring in at least thirty percent of the business at the medical practice, otherwise Dr. Brick Breeland will have the option to buy out her half of the practice.moreless
Zoe reluctantly agrees to let Joel throw her a birthday party at Lavon’s to help cheer him up, but things don't go as planned when Zoe's mom shows up for a surprise visit. Vivian wants to meet Wade’s dad, but Wade is worried about how she will react. The Belles make AnnaBeth an interesting request that she was not expecting, but after the recent developments it might be just the distraction she needs. George is on a mission to show Tansy that his nemesis, Scooter McGreevy, has not changed and is fooling everyone.moreless
After Nascar driver Brian Vickers is unable to host the Bluebell Junior League's annual turtle race, Lemon decides that Levon is the perfect candidate to co-host the event with her. Dr. Judson Lyons, a handsome local veterinarian, asks Zoe out on a date, and Wade has a surprise visitor who causes all kinds of trouble for him.moreless
Zoe discovers that Joel has hired some unreliable workers to help renovate their house, and when one gets injured on the job he threatens to sue. Lavon has been organizing BlueBell’s Renaissance Faire to keep himself occupied, but when he has trouble selling the tickets tickets, he decides to use Lemon’s two suitors as the main event. Wade is excited to celebrate his upcoming anniversary with Vivian, but her son has other ideas.moreless
Aspiring New York doctor Zoe Hart thinks she has her future mapped out until she is turned down for a prestigious fellowship that she felt confident she would receive. Desperately seeking experience, she accepts an offer from a friendly stranger, Harley Wilkes, a doctor she met at her medical school graduation and a man who had offered Zoe an opportunity to join his small medical practice in Bluebell, Alabama.moreless
Zoe is thrilled when snow starts to fall in Bluebell, but the rest of Bluebell's superstitious residents fear that the snow storm will bring bad luck. Lavon's parents visit town, and Lavon decides that it's the perfect time for them to meet Didi, but the introduction doesn't go as he'd hoped. George and Lemon make an important decision about their future together.moreless
After Zoe reads about her former classmates' accomplishments in her alumni magazine, she is upset that the magazine lists her as "retired" and invites the reporter to BlueBell to interview her. When the reporter arrives, however, Zoe struggles to convincing him that she actually has a thriving medical practice in BlueBell--until she comes across a rare and potentially serious disease. George, trying to be considerate of Lemon's feelings, George lets her know that he will be going out on a date, which makes Lemon feel that she too needs to find a date. Meanwhile, Lemon and Lavon both find themselves in growing rivalry with their nemesis, Ruby.moreless
Wade signs up for the Bluebell Battle with his eyes on the five-thousand dollar prize, but when he's unable to find a race partner, Wade must reluctantly ask Zoe. Rose is thrilled when Frederick Dean finally asks her out on a date, and George and Lemon decide to meet with Reverend Mayfair to discuss their relationship issues.moreless
With Halloween quickly approaching, Zoe starts noticing some odd occurrences around her home. She is surprised to learn that George is behind the occurrences and soon realizes that he may have a sleepwalking issue. Concerned for his safety, they decide to conduct a sleep study, which forces Zoe to cancel her plans with Wade. Meanwhile, with a tight mayoral race between Lavon and Ruby, AnnaBeth devises an unusual plan that may help him clinch the election, but Lemon feels uncertain about her idea.moreless
Zoe begins searching for some family history in Bluebell and learns that she is a legacy to the Bluebell Belles. When Lemon hears the news, she immediately starts working to make sure that Zoe doesn't become an official Belle and puts her through an embarrassing initiation. Lavon enlists Wade's help as he tries to reenter the dating scene, but he finds it challenging because Didi is telling everyone that he's in love with her. Meanwhile, George puts together a plan to block a huge chain store from building near Bluebell, which would driving business away from Bluebell.moreless
Zoe decides that it's too early in her relationship with Judson to attend Bluebell's annual Sweetie Pie Dance and instead makes plans to have a sleepover with Rose, whose parents are going out of town. George loses the save the dates for the upcoming wedding which greatly upsets Lemon. Lemon, hoping that her father will finally move on from her mother, sets him up with a date for the Sweetie Pie Dance the dance.moreless
Zoe's father comes to town to perform surgery on George's father, as a favor to Zoe. She has mixed feelings about her reunion with her estranged father. Lemon befriends Zoe to ensure Zoe doesn't tell George about her and Lavon's past. The Rammer Jammer celebrates their 30th anniversary with a cocktail contest.moreless
After a night of partying, Wade wakes up the next morning with a huge hangover, an unexpected house guest, and no recollection of the previous night's events. Meanwhile, George takes a spontaneous road trip to New Orleans, and Lemon finally comes clean with her father about the trouble between her and George.moreless
Zoe blames herself when one of her friends struggles with a health problem and Zoe didn't notice the symptoms. Lavon encourages Wade to follow his dream of opening his own bar in Bluebell. Lemon, hoping to repair her relationship with George, plans a romantic night for two of them.
Zoe makes a surprising discovery about the local minister and his wife, causing quite a stir among the residents of Bluebell. Lemon is determined to raise the money needed to restore Bluebell's historic bridge that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, but she must first convince Lavon to choose her submission over many other worthwhile proposals.moreless
Zoe is doing her best to avoid Wade, but she has to ask Wade to convince his old band mate to be the musical act after she agrees to help Rose throw the first BlueBellapalooza. Wade talks George into dating again and agrees to be his wingman. After Wade fails to show up, George decides to follow the seemingly questionable advice without his wingman. Meanwhile, Brick tries to trick Lemon into working for him, but Lemon is set on keeping her waitress job--until one of her customers ends up needing medical attention.moreless