Lavon plans a special night for Annabeth that does not work out. Lemon asks her grandmother to get her a date & invitation to a Halloween party. She meets someone she likes. Wade has dates with different women every nights.
Zoe is blissfully happy when she sees how well Joel (recurring guest star JOSH COOKE) 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 town's perception on her own. After a rough start with Lynly (recurring guest star ANTOINETTE ROBERTSON), George is pleasantly surprised when he learns they work well together. Meanwhile, Lavon is desperate to be part of ...
Zoe and Joel (recurring guest star JOSH COOKE) 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, however, 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 (recurring guest star ...
Zoe beings to grow leery of how much time Joel (recurring guest star JOSH COOKE) 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, and George and Lynly (recurring guest star ANTOINETTE ROBERTSON) discuss whether they want to talk to Lavon about their feelings for each other.
Joel's grandmother visits for an early Hanukkah party and tells Zoe to invite her relatives. Zoe manages to get her uncle to attend. Brick learns he is not the father of Shelby's child. Wade has a toothache. Vivian & Zoe become friends.
When Zoe learns that Wade is interested in dating someone close to her, she tries everything she can do to put a stop to it. Lavon enlists George to help save BlueBell from merging with another town. To help keep the town in the dark about the planned merger, Zoe uses Joel (recurring guest star JOSH COOKE) and AnnaBeth to create a scandalous distraction to throw people off the trail. Meanwhile, Brick starts dating again, but finds himself in a tough predicament when someone from his past resurfaces.
When Brick is asked to help with the local cabaret, he nominates Zoe to save the day. Lavon feels defeated about the possible merger with Fillmore, so it is left up to AnnaBeth and Lemon to motivate him to put up one last fight. Lynly (recurring guest star ANTOINETTE ROBERTSON) continues to become more jealous of George's close friendship with Tansy (recurring guest star MIRCEA MONROE), and keeps a close on eye him. Meanwhile, Wade is excited about his new romance, but grows concerned when he notices that she is pulling away.
Lavon Hayes enlists the whole town of Bluebell to try convince the Lt. Governor that city should be named a historic town. Zoe and Joel are still house hunting, which brings them to meet Zoe's aunt, who does not like New Yorkers. Wade is ready to take his relationship with Vivian to the next level but must face the opposition of her son. Meanwhile, Lynly and George are having relationship issues. A secret about Shelby's pregnancy is revealed.
Zoe and Joel finally buy a house, but realize that an huge amount of work and money is necessary to fix up the place. It's Health and Wellness Month in Bluebell and Zoe makes a bet with Brick that if she can get the townspeople to lose 500 pounds collectively he'll make her partner again. After a not so good review of his novel's draft, Joel follows Wade around for inspiration, but ends up in some trouble. A last-minute bachelorette party is source of serious thoughts for AB.
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.