Hart of Dixie's Scott Porter Talks George's Next Move (Singing!) and Possible Romance With Zoe

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Given the bombshell that ended last week’s Hart of Dixie (Lemon finally revealing her affair with Lavon to her current fiancé George), you’d think tonight’s episode of the CW charmer (airing at 9/8c) would find the newly single do-gooder moping about Bluebell in woe-is-me fashion. Thankfully, though, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Rather, “Destiny & Denial” features George — and, in turn, his portrayer Scott Porter — in a totally new light:

One who sings and dances and might actually put the moves on one Zoe Hart.

“This was such a great episode of just relief and release,” the Friday Night Lights alum tells TVLine. “The entirety of the season has been waiting for this [affair] to come out in the wash, and now that it has, everything moves forward at light-speed.”

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While we can’t tell you exactly what “everything” entails, Porter’s assessment of this new (and improved?) George — “who is hurting and trying to deal with it in a number of ways” — is on the money.

“It’s George Tucker time!” previews Porter, with a laugh. “He’s going to live his life in a more selfish manner now. He’s only going to worry about what George Tucker wants, and he’s very excited about this seemingly super-duper plan that he’s come up with.” And who better to share the plan with than the good doc, who is “the one person he feels he can explain his new outlook to.”

But how does Zoe — who was also cut out of George’s life last week for keeping Lemon’s secret — make it back into his good graces? “What you won’t see happen between these two episodes is that George goes home that night and reevaluates his entire life, realizing that it was wrong of him to ask Zoe to pick between her friends,” he explains. “So, he sets out to remedy that very quickly.”

A fact which may bode well for loyal George/Zoe ‘shippers. “This new plan takes George to a place where he’s going to be a little more honest with himself and unbox these things that he’s packed away within himself,” muses Porter, “even if they might be his feelings for Zoe.”

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But a fresh POV isn’t all George 2.0 brings to the table. The guy is musical, too!

“I was so elated when I saw that I was going to sing,” he tells us of George’s performance of “Jambalaya” in tonight’s episode. “The writers had actually asked me earlier in the season if George sang — or even beatboxed, because I was a professional beatboxer for years and years and years of my life — and I guess I said no. So, this all came about when one day on set I told them, ‘George does sing. George wanted to join the choir in high school and his dad didn’t see it as something George should be doing, so he ultimately didn’t join — but he’s got a song in his heart!’”

Thoughts on Hart of Dixie‘s singing, free-wheeling George Tucker? Hit the comments!



Comments (50)

  • UGH….

    Comment by LoveWADE – April 23, 2012 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Don’t worry.. we’ve already seen shots from an upcoming ep and it looks like George and Lemon are back together.

      Comment by dane – April 23, 2012 12:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Yes, those pics made my day. George should be friends with Zoe, and the Zoe/wade shippers will be happy

        Comment by aidagda – April 23, 2012 01:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yayy, i adore scott porter and am totally rooting for zoe to be with george in the end! although i wouldn’t complain if she had a full-on romance with wade along the way.

    Comment by Katherine – April 23, 2012 09:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, mabye they should have made George more interesting to begin with. Maybe then more people would care about ‘George Tucker time’.

    Comment by Jen – April 23, 2012 09:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My thoughts exactly…

      Comment by LoveWADE – April 23, 2012 09:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Everyone PLEASE watch so this can get renewed! Anything with two members of Friday Night Lights always needs to be on the air!

    Comment by Addie Lane – April 23, 2012 09:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • who’s the second person from FNL?

      Comment by alikatster – April 23, 2012 10:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • NM, just realized cress williams was from FNL too.

        Comment by alikatster – April 23, 2012 10:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, please please watch this show!! I LOVE it and hope it comes back for a second season.

      Comment by melosm – April 23, 2012 03:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I always admired Scott Porter when he was on Friday Night Lights playing Jason Street, the paralyzing football star on a wheelchair. Whether he plays his character on FNL or George Tucker on Hart Of Dixie, one thing is for sure though; CLEAR EYES FULL HEARTS CAN’T LOSE.

    Comment by bad kevin – April 23, 2012 09:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Couldn’t agree more!!!!

      Comment by Cindy – April 23, 2012 10:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Boo! I don’t like George! He’s boring!

    Comment by Ava – April 23, 2012 10:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well, maybe someone has problems falling asleep and looks for a cure. ;-) No, in all seriousness. While Scott Porter is a great actor and a cute, seemingly sweet guy, his character George is just so dull that I really wish he wouldn’t always be so front and center. I prefer seeing Wade and Lavon being adorable.

      Comment by Jen – April 23, 2012 11:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please no George & Zoe. That’s all…

    Comment by Brian – April 23, 2012 10:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Not looking forward to tonight’s episode. Don’t like the Zoe/George pair, to blah to me. Watching for Wade storyline and ratings. Oh and previews for next week!

    Comment by Ali – April 23, 2012 10:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scott Porter sings dances acts … and beatboxes but can he attract and retain the networks attentions on this series long enough to see it renewed for a second season. Viewers ( and some extreme-fans) are hoping for a second season.

    Comment by Nancy – April 23, 2012 10:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can already tell this is going to be my favorite episode of the season. TEAM GEORGE!

    Comment by Michelle – April 23, 2012 10:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I totally agree. I’ve really been looking forward to this episode. TeamGeorge too. I love Scott Porter. He’s a great actor and very good singer and he’s cute too :) Really hoping for a second season for Hart of Dixie because it’s a great show.

      Comment by Caroline – April 23, 2012 12:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I totally agree!!! TEAM GEORGE/ZOE!!

        Comment by Caro – April 23, 2012 03:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The CW will definitely renew Hart of Dixie for a second season..even if it’s for a 13 episode midseason order. As a freshman drama..the ratings don’t seem as bad as other shows on the network.

    Comment by Jared – April 23, 2012 10:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love the idea of Zoe and George together. I think Wade is a great guy, but I think Zoe and George have more long-term potential.

    Comment by Mikaylah Roggasch – April 23, 2012 10:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • agreed. also, did anyone else love the interaction between wade and lemon in…episode 14, i think? saw a little chemistry there…

      Comment by abby – April 23, 2012 10:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Wade has seemingly chemistry with everyone. Mabye Wilson Bethel is just gifted that way.

        Comment by Jessica – April 23, 2012 11:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • haha very true. he’s one of the best looking guys on TV, and super charming.

          Comment by abby – April 23, 2012 11:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Meh. Bring on Zoe and Wade, please….

    Comment by Meg – April 23, 2012 11:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YES!! Love George & Zoe!

    Comment by Lynn – April 23, 2012 11:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • TEAM ZORGE

    Comment by amandareynolds – April 23, 2012 11:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love the idea of Zoe and George! She has more in common with him and I believe the most chemistry. I did not like Scott Porter’s character last year in The Good Wife. He was too dark and sinister. I love the more lighter George, as compared to his character on TGW. Rooting for Zoe and George.

    Comment by MGL – April 23, 2012 11:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looking forward to seeing George do something interesting. NOT looking forward to anything to do with George and Zoe other than being friends.

    Comment by Kristina – April 23, 2012 11:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh come on zoe so belongs with wade. There chemistry is off the charts. She has no chemistry with george , so why force it. Wade is the guy for zoe because the people playing them have 100 times more chemistry the zoe and george do.

    Comment by stephen – April 23, 2012 11:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Zoe and George All the way!!!!!!

    Comment by eliza – April 23, 2012 11:57 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Zoe &George!i cant stand Wade, hes ugly &jerk.

    Comment by Brandy – April 23, 2012 01:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me too.

      Comment by Caro – April 23, 2012 03:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Me neither. I can’t stand Wade either! He’s nice but he’s totallly wrong for Zoe. I hope he’ll find some waitress or someone and be happy together. Hope George & Zoe will realize they have feelings for each other because they clearly belong together! They have way more in common than Zoe and Wade. All they have in common is that they live in the same town but that’s it. So I can’t see why anyone would ship Zoe/Wade. Just because she caught his eye? That doesn’t make a relationship work! Common ground and chemistry does – which Zoe & George have!

      Comment by Caro – April 23, 2012 03:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Wow, snobbish much? Wade should be with a waitress!? Because of course he doesn’t deserve a big time Doctor, being just a bartender and all. She, of course, should be with the lawyer with no personality. Oh and they have SO much more in common, right? Like how they lived in the same city for a whole 2 yrs but did not know each other and they both have high paying jobs. If you want to see why people (the vast majority of viewers by the way) ship Zoe/Wade, I suggest you just watch Hart of Dixie up until episode #16, where their relationship was front and center before the writers suddenly decided to force back this George/Zoe manufactured crush back in the season. Plus, I’ll take a couple who are different but have chemistry and can make each other discover another part of themsleves and challenge each other over a couple who are seemingly more similar, but not much chemistry other than frienship and would probably end up boring each other to death.

        Comment by Mollie – April 23, 2012 05:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am not a fan of George’s. I do not want him and Zoe together but I will tune in to watch as I do like HOD.

    Comment by sarah – April 23, 2012 01:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Put me in the group who thinks that George is a total snooze. I think the only time I liked him was when he, Wade, and Lemon were trying to pull off a prank. They can make the character interesting if they want to (and no, I don’t think having him sing karaoke counts).

    Comment by Angie – April 23, 2012 01:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh, I really hope George will FINALLY make the moves on Zoe! It’s clear they belong together!! Wade needs to find a southern blonde belle and start his own pub somewhere and let George & Zoe discover the many things they have in common! They are totally right for each other!

    Comment by Caro – April 23, 2012 03:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Zoe and Wade remind me of Reese Witherspoon and Josh Lucas in Sweet Home Alabama. As much as I like George, Zoe clearly belongs with Wade! Looking forward to tonight’s episode though.

    Comment by Alex – April 23, 2012 05:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Totally agree, which is why I’m pretty sure Wade And Zoe will be the endgame of the show. It’s about the Good guy (George) vs the Right guy (Wade). Can’t wait to see how we get there.

      Comment by Mollie – April 23, 2012 05:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • If George is uninteresting and dull what’s Wade? Or is it just because Wade takes off his shirt and does a puppy dog face?

    Comment by wingster55 – April 23, 2012 05:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He’s witty, smart, big-hearted, loyal and – yes – can be a total pain in the ass sometimes…isn’t it great! I’ve always prefered people who are flawed but real and challenging like Wade than people who are perfect and dull like George.

      Comment by Mollie – April 23, 2012 05:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love George and Zoe together! I’ve never been a fan of Wade. And I adored Scott Porter when he was on Friday Night Lights!

    Comment by Regina – April 23, 2012 06:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Much prefer Zoe with Wade & George with Lemon

    Comment by mike – April 23, 2012 06:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t care if she ends up with Wade or George. The show has done a great job of making me like both of them, which is pretty cool considering I didn’t like either of them when the show first started. Scott Porter is adorable and seems like he’s having a great time in this role. This show just makes me happy. I wish people would back away from the ‘ship wars and immaturity and just enjoy the show no matter what happens. At the end of the day it’s just a TV show, not real life. People get so embarrassing and crazy over this stuff. Also just wanted to say that Jamie King is a really underrated actress. Last week when she was crying to George it was almost like watching a real breakup. She’s great. Glad she’s finally getting a chance to shine.

    Comment by Ruby – April 23, 2012 09:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh, also, if I haaaad to pick, I’d put Zoe with Lavon.

    Comment by Ruby – April 23, 2012 09:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • agree with both of those comments Zoe! you are spot on…Jamie King is the most underrated talent on this show and Lemmon’s character the most complex. Finally a show I can watch (most of the time), with my 13 year old! Love this show

      Comment by Lori – April 29, 2012 05:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t know which couple to root for! This show is fantastic! COME BACK FOR SEASON 2 AND BEYOND!!!!

    Comment by Tracy B (@tmb510) – April 24, 2012 02:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • PLEASE GEORGE DO NOT TAKE CRAZY LEMON BACK!

    Comment by mari – April 30, 2012 12:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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