In which Carrie loses her virginity both with a bang and a whimper. In the sense that she has sex, off-camera, and it was all hunky-dory with no drama.
Fug File: Fug The Show
These Halloween episodes make me a little crazy, because they have become WAY more central to the plot of the main series than a seasonal one-off should be. Fortunately, this one was mostly meandering and setting up the Ravenswood spinoff, before the big movements at the end. So I think we can make this quick. Famous last words, by the way; you know there’s seventeen nuances I have already forgotten that will end up being the crux of the next slew of episodes.
This show is a charming delight, and this particular episode had everything: pastries! Festivals! Bizarre uses of neon! People dramatically screeching as they careened down stairs! Senior citizen romance! Latkes! Corn mazes! Kissing! Drugs! REALLY cute outfits!
There are a lot of male nipples in this hour. Just so you know.
This episode was really pretty funny, which makes sense given that it included many of the things Hart of Dixie does well: small town rivalries, big events, and kidnappings. Oh, wait. Also including: a lot of new b-roll (I do notice these things, Hart of Dixie producers!), the return of Laura Bella Bundy, which I welcome despite the fact that it totally hosed my theory that the buyer of Fancy’s would turn out to be Lemon’s new love interest — which I stand by as a good story idea! — and some very funny Tom Long scenes. Regular readers know that I am not a big fan of ToWanda, but now I think it’s actually just that I am not overly hot on Wanda. Also: continuing genius work from Meatball. Meatball, I love you.
This is not the first shot of the episode, but it is my favorite, so why not lead strong? I hope Connie Britton frames this and puts it in her entryway.