Season Three

October 7, 2013 - May 16, 2014
October 7, 2013 - Who Says You Can't Go Home
May 16, 2014 - Second Chance

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  • Zoe returns to Bluebell, and she brings someone new with her, her new boyfriend Joel. Wade becomes jealous of this relationship and he fakes one with Lemon. Zoe finds out about this fake relationship and she reacts badly.

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Season Episodes Originally Aired
Season premiere Season finale
3 20+ October 7, 2013 - "Who Says You Can't Go Home" May 16, 2014 - "Second Chance"

Episodes List[edit | edit source]

Series # Episodes of

season 3

Title Original air date

Ep Code

45 1 Who Says You Can't Go Home October 7, 2013 301
Zoe returns to Bluebell with her boyfriend. Everyone hates her because she sent them an email saying she was leaving forever. Zoe has to get Brick to sign a reference for her to a doctor in New York. Zoe also misses everyone. AnnaBeth is still with Levon. Levon's cousin, Lilly, is in town and is getting on everyone's nerves. Meanwhile, no one has talked to George since he left for his tour. Brick and his fiancée broke up and Lemon is sleeping with an unknown man. Tansy moved on with the attorney of Filmore and George is upset. Will Zoe stay in bluebell forever?
46 2 Friends in Low Places October 14, 2013 302
This episode is a whodunit. George tries to figure out who is dating. Lemon and Wade are pretend dating to get Zoe out of bluebell. Zoe and her boyfriend are dating. Will George find a girlfriend?
47 3 Take This Job and Shove It October 21, 2013 303
Trying to avoid a confrontation with Brick, Zoe begins discreetly seeing patients in BlueBell again. But her plan goes awry when George informs her she has a non-compete clause in her contract that prevents her from practicing for a year in the town. Lavon is thrilled at the chance to bring a minor league baseball team to BlueBell, but needs Brick's help to woo the team's owner. Elsewhere, Lemon finds herself in hot water with the Belles after she tries to overthrow the current leader. Meanwhile, George finds himself needing medical attention during a tutoring session with Lynly, forcing him to call Zoe for help.
48 4 Help Me Make It Through The Night October 28, 2013 304
After Lemon's fallout with the Belles, she is blacklisted from the Junior League Halloween Masquerade party, so she calls her Grandma Bettie for help and lands herself a date with another of Alabama's most eligible bachelors. Lavon has a big surprise for his anniversary with AnnaBeth, but when she has a health scare, she turns to Zoe to help her out. Meanwhile, during the party, George has to do damage control with the town judges and Wade keeps finding himself in trouble with ineligible ladies.
49 5 How Do You Like Me Now? November 4, 2013 305
Zoe is blissfully happy when she sees how well Joel is adjusting to BlueBell, until, she learns the townspeople might have a different opinion of him. Wanting to make things better, Zoe volunteers herself and Joel to chaperone the Go Girl Tween Adventure Camp, but when Joel refuses to go along, she is left to fix the the town's perception on her own. After a rough start with Lynly, George is pleasantly surprised when he learns they work well together. Meanwhile, Lavon is desperate to be part of the Gazebos of Alabama calendar, but when a crucial flower mistake jeopardizes his plan, Lavon begs Lemon to help save the day.
50 6 Family Tradition November 11, 2013 306
Zoe and Joel are ready to find a more permanent place to live and find the perfect place is actually owned by a relative of Zoe's biological father's relatives. After tracking the relative down, Zoe is unsure whether she is ready to face her extended family. Due to the success Lemon and Wade have had with the Rammer Jammer, Lemon receives an offer that she may not be able to refuse. AnnaBeth seems eager for Lavon to go out of town, causing him to wonder what she is up to. Meanwhile, George and Lynly's connection continues to grow, but George is still reluctant to make a move.
51 7 I Run To You November 18, 2013 307
Zoe begins to grow leery of how much time Joel and Wade hang out, especially when it begins to interfere with Joel's writing. Ready to blame it all on Wade, Zoe does her best to entice Joel back into writing. Lavon is using the excuse of coaching his track team to avoid talking to AnnaBeth. Meanwhile, Lemon encourages Brick to start dating again. George and Lynly discuss whether they want to talk to Lavon about their feelings for each other.
52 8 Miracles November 25, 2013 308
This episode is the mid-season finale episode. Zoe meets Joel's grandmother and meets her paternal uncle. Zoe and Joel's relatives bond and start romacing. Zoe's relative/cousin (the same relative that gave Zoe a cold shoulder in episode 3x06) doesn't like the new romance between her father and Zoe's boyfriend's grandmother. Later in the episode, Zoe's cousin meets Wade again and both seem to like each other.
53 9 Something to Talk About January 13, 2014 309
This episode is the winter premiere episode. It will premiere in early January, 2014. All the main characters are set to return for this episode.
54 10 Star of the Show January 20, 2014 310
Shelby asks Brick to help with her cabaret. Feeling overwhelmed, he asks Zoe to direct, with ulterior motive of tanking the show, and getting Shelby to leave. Zoe plans to put on a production about biology, but when she realizes it's lousy, Shelby saves the day. Lavon thinks the town merger is inevitable, until the Belles (with help from Lemon via video chat) scheme to keep the governor's sister in town, who loves the cabaret. Lynly grows jealous of George's relationship with Tansy. Wade is excited about his growing relationship with Vivian, but is confused when she cancels their dates. She later reveals late night dates were too much for her as a single mom.
55 11 One More Last Chance January 27, 2014 311
Lavon and the town try to convince the Lt. Governor that BlueBell should be named a historic town. Zoe and Joel still can't find a place to live and their dream apartment is owned by Vivian's aunt who hates New Yorkers. Vivian's son won't warm up to Wade. Zoe and Wade agree to talk each other up to the Wilkes family. When Wade loses little Harley's lizard, Zoe takes the fall, losing her chance at the apartment. Wade comes clean with Harley, who vows to break up Wade and Vivian. Lynly's jealousy for Tansy peaks and she and George break up. Shelby confesses her pregnancy to the Lt. Governor, who is the father of her baby, and leaves BlueBell to raise the child with him.
56 12 Should've Been a Cowboy February 3, 2014 312
Joel follows around Wade for research for his book. George is afraid Lavon is mad at him for what happened with Lynly. Anna Beth throws a bachelorette party for a Belle, which causes her to examine her own relationship with Lavon. Zoe bets Brick she can get the town to lose weight, so that she can become partner again. She loses the bet when Cricket throws a cake sale fundraiser. George decides to rekindle things with Tansy.
57 13 Act Naturally February 10, 2014 313
Zoe reluctantly agrees to allow Joel to throw her a birthday party at Lavon's to help cheer him up, but things go awry when her mom surprises her with a visit. Vivian wants to meet Wade's dad, but Wade is leery of how she might react. AnnaBeth gets an interesting request from the Belles that she was not expecting but, in light of recent developments it might be the perfect distraction for her. Meanwhile George is determined to prove to Tansy that his nemesis Scooter McGreevy has not changed and is fooling everyone.
58 14 Here You Come Again March 21, 2014 314
Lemon's return to Bluebell does not turn out as planned. Zoe's mother tries to come into Zoe's life and wants to help her get back her practice with a ruthless campaign against Brick. Magnolia has been expelled from highschool and asks George for legal help.
59 15 Ring of Fire March 28, 2014 315

Zoe learns that Joel has hired some unreliable workers to help with the renovations, but when one gets hurt on the job he becomes litigious. Lavon has organized Bluebell's Renaissance Faire to help keep busy, but when no one wants to buy tickets, he decides to use Lemon's two suitors as the main event. Meanwhile, Wade is excited about his upcoming anniversary with Vivian, but her son has other ideas.

60 16 Carrying Your Love with Me April 4, 2014 316

Zoe and Joel are frustrated by all the snags they keep running into while trying to remodel their new home. Rose persuades Lavon to agree that BlueBell will be sister cities with a town in France. Lemon convinces George to help her out with a business venture, but in order for things to go smoothly, Wade has to play peacemaker. Meanwhile, Brick sees an opportunity to become BlueBell's Man of the Year, but he soon discovers he has some tough competition.

61 17 A Good Run of Bad Luck April 11, 2014 317
Zoe is convinced that she and Lavon are cursed and the only way to make things right is to fix the past. When Vivian's son asks Wade for some advice, he is happy to help, but not everyone is excited about his methods. After an unplanned encounter, George and Lemon try to avoid each other, but it is more difficult now that they are business partners. Meanwhile, AnnaBeth is getting fed up with one of Brick's patients, Davis, until she learns the real reason behind his ailments.
62 18 Back in the Saddle Again April 18, 2014 318
Zoe and Lemon seem to find some common ground and turn to each other for some much-needed girlfriend advice. Wade is excited to take Vivian out for a nice night out, but when her ex-husband begins texting her, Wade becomes suspicious of her ex's true intentions. Lavon has the opportunity to bid to have the County Fair in BlueBell, but he loses focus when learns that AnnaBeth is now dating. Meanwhile, Magnolia concocts a plan to get Brick away from his house to throw a party.
63 19 A Better Man April 25, 2014 319
Zoe finds herself in the middle of Wade and Vivian's relationship, putting her in an awkward position. Things between Lavon and AnnaBeth are getting worse and starting to affect the town. Lemon is upset when she receives a less-than-perfect health inspection grade and devises a plan to get it changed. Meanwhile, George needs a distraction and begrudgingly agrees to go on a date with a Bible School teacher.
64 20 Together Again May 2, 2014 320
65 21 Stuck May 9, 2014 321
When Wade’s (Wilson Bethel) dad asks Zoe (Rachel Bilson) for help with his love life, she is happy to get involved, until Wade advises her that no good can come from it. Lavon (Cress Williams) recruits George (Scott Porter) to help persuade the city comptroller to change BlueBell’s billing on an exit sign, but finds himself in competition against his rival, Mayor Gainey (guest star Alan Autry). Meanwhile, Lemon (Jaime King) continues to try to raise Fancie’s profile, but all her plans seem to go up in flames. Tim Matheson and Kaitlyn Black also star. Mary Lou Belli directed the episode written by Alex Taub
66 22 Second Chance May 16, 2014 322
Zoe (Rachel Bilson) tries to be a supportive friend to Wade (Wilson Bethel), but when she makes a grand gesture, Wade is forced to make a tough decision about his future with the Rammer Jammer and BlueBell. Lavon (Cress Williams) and George (Scott Porter) meet their hero Don Todd (guest star Reggie Hayes, “Girlfriends”), who helps them see things in their life more clearly. Grandma Bettie (guest star Maree Cheatham) tries to convince Lemon (Jaime King) that she has to take her search for a suitable husband more seriously. Meanwhile, AnnaBeth (Kaitlyn Black) is trying to picture her future with Davis (guest star Barry Watson). Bethany Rooney directed the episode written by Leila Gerstein

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  • It was announced on April 26, 2013 that the show was renewed for another season.
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