This TV show has an interesting and original premise. That is rare these days.
It is unfortunate that the writers of this show don't have enough imagination to continue on their current course without having to introduce late, "significant" characters that were supposedly always there, but never mentioned before (ie. Magnolia, Episode 6, "The Undead & The Unsaid"). This indicates to me that they are already running out of stories.
It also assumes a lack of interest & understanding by current fans, which alienates those who actually follow the series.
I hope for my own entertainment that "Hart of Dixie" will continue for several seasons, but given this latest episode (Episode 6), I realistically anticipate a lack of imagination in the episodes, and lack of viewership.