The relationship between Zoe Hart and Wade Kinsella began taking wing Zoe's very first day in Bluebell, when she moved into the carriage house on the Mayor's Plantation, She loved Wade's home, the gatehouse.
Neighbors, Zoe and Wade have had an obvious attraction to one another from the very beginning- even at their first meeting when an irate Zoe burst into Wade's house, and Wade insisted if she couldn't be polite he wouldn't help her find the fusebox. This attraction resulted in a late-night hook-up in Wade's car on Zoe's second night in Bluebell- a hook-up Zoe cut short when she accidentally hit the horn in Wade's car, effectively "playing Dixie with her butt" and was sure she had hit rock bottom. (Pilot)
Wade was amused with Zoe's attitude, and sure to play into it any chance he got. Zoe, on the other hand, was not so amused with Wade, and even called him "the most irresponsible person I've ever met" after he disappeared while supposed to be working with her on getting Lavon's float ready for the Founder's Day Parade. A frustrated Zoe lit into Wade, freaking out, until Wade stopped her short with a kiss, which Zoe responded to before pulling away suddenly. (Parades & Pariahs)
Wade offered Zoe his help on several occasions- fixing the fusebox, driving her to the old Hooper House so she could investigate a snake, carrying her into the doctor's after she was bitten by the snake, and offering to help her with his Uncle Mo's recipe for the Gumbo Cook-off. However, Zoe never warmed up to the idea of receiving help from Wade, insisting that "For the four hundredth time, I do not need your advice, your help, or your Alabama lovin'". Despite her refusal, Wade, knowing her chances in the Cook-Off, entered his own gumbo under her name without her knowledge, winning a very surprised and confused Zoe second prize in the contest. (Gumbo & Glory)
When the 2011 heat wave set in, Zoe's attraction to Wade became difficult for her to ignore, particularly when she was required to stitch up a shirtless Wade's chest after he injured himself on a fence behind the Rammer Jammer. Forgetting her inhibitions, Zoe went to the Rammer Jammer with the specific intention to hit on Wade, who took some time to catch on to what was happening ("You got a contact lens situation, or...?")- despite this, the two made plans for later that night. However, when the time came, Zoe apologized to Wade and said she just couldn't do it, she just wasn't that kind of girl. (In Havoc & In Heat)
Though Zoe passed Wade off early on, considering him irresponsible and refusing his help, she continued to see different sides of him she hadn't expected. For example, when she first learned about Wade's father. At first, Wade's seeming indifference to his father's health infuriated Zoe, who thought him callous and insensitive, and told him so. However, she later found out that Wade's father, Crazy Earl was the town drunk, whom Wade looked out for, and dutifully helped down from the top of the hardware store from which he threatened to jump each month.(Faith & Infidelity)
Gradually, Zoe became less hostile toward Wade and their relationship continued to evolve, and became a genuine kind of friendship.
When Zoe 's latest crush, Judson, slept with her best friend, Gigi, bringing an abrupt halt to their relationship, Wade was relieved to hear that Zoe hadn't thought she and Judson were meant to be, and was even able to cheer Zoe up about the situation (Homecoming & Coming Home).
Wade also proves to be extremely reluctant to install the new fusebox Lavon bought that would have ended the (literal) power struggle between the carriage and gatehouses , even lying to Lavon about his electrical skills and insisting he wouldn't know how to install it. However, he doesn't fool Lavon , who catches on quickly and encourages Wade to be honest with Zoe about his feelings for her. Following Lavon 's advice, Wade attempts to do so while driving her to the airport for her return home to New York for Thanksgiving, but the attempt falls through when Zoe changes plans at the last minute and decides to stay in Bluebell. (The Pirate & The Practice)Wade gets visibly jealous of Zoe and George 's association with one another, and even confronts his friend, George about it, suggesting he stay away from Zoe . Later, after the Miss Cinnamon Cider Pageant, Wade asks Zoe out for a drink at the Rammer Jammer , to which Zoe smiles and asks for a raincheck. (Hairdos & Holidays)
When Zoe begins acting strangely, as well as strangely happy, the whole town is abuzz with curiosity- and Wade is no exception. He nearly goes crazy trying to discover Zoe's secret, convinced she's seeing someone and sharing his theories with Lavon Hayes and Shelley Ng. (Mistress & Misunderstandings)
When Dr. Judson Lyons makes a reappearance in Zoe's life, Wade is anything but pleased, and he and Zoe involve themselves in a mini-battle that occupies much of Zoe's attention during the Sweetie Pie Dance. Ultimately, Judson breaks up with Zoe because of this:
Wade later discovers Zoe on a date with his estranged brother, Jesse , when the two show up at George 's bachelor party, much to his dismay. However, he tries to deny his feelings for Zoe , and tells his brother he's free to date her because they're both snobbish and superior, and would be perfect together- unfortunately, Zoe overhears this exchange. She later confronts Wade , asking if that was what he really thought of her. Wade says yes to this, and continues to point out the three men who have caught her eye since her arrival in Bluebell- a veterinarian , a lawyer , and an eco-geologist oceanographer/army hero - all lucrative careers, and takes off angrily in his truck, leaving behind a surprised and hurt Zoe. Zoe then decides to take a step back from dating Jesse , telling him "I can't always stay out of people's business, but when I can I probably should" (Bachelorettes & Bullets).
Zoe remains angry at Wade for some time, to Lavon's exasperation. When Tansy finally convinces Wade to ask Zoe to be his partner for the Bluebell Battle, Zoe thinks his apology and request are some kind of joke. After some consideration, she agrees. During the Battle, she vaguely asks Wade about her situation with George, however Wade misunderstands and believes Zoe may be returning his interest. Excited by this, and by the way he and Zoe are connecting and getting along during the battle , Wade cancels his plans with Tansy. During the final event, Wade attempts to confess his feelings to Zoe, but the pair is interrupted by Rose Hattenbarger. Ultimately, Zoe costs the pair the prize and Wade discovers Zoe's real intentions for entering the race, angrily telling her that she's obsessed with getting what she wants and doesn't care who she hurts along the way and that she needs to wake up:
"I cannot believe that I didn't see this from the beginning. You never wanted to help me. The only thing you wanted was what you always do. Him. And you are...you are so obsessed with getting what you want, you don't care who you hurt along the way. Well, let me tell you something, Zoe Hart. George Tucker and Lemon Breeland are getting married. That is how this story ends. Why does everyone in this town see that but you?" - Wade Kinsella (The Race & The Relationship)
Zoe is later chided by Lavon, because he had told her about Wade's feelings, and to be careful with how she handled it. Feeling outcast with Lavon and Wade angry at her, Rose in the hospital, and George back together with Lemon, Zoe makes the decision to leave Bluebell . When Lavon breaks the news to Wade that Zoe has plans to leave without telling Wade, his face falls, though he doesn't say a word. Moments later, Zoe walks into the Plantation to get breakfast with the news that she's decided not to leave after all. (Disaster Drills & Departures)
Lavon makes Zoe leave town during George and Lemon's wedding. Wade's car breaks down and Zoe decides to get some help by giving him a ride. South Alabama received a massive rainstorm, thus making Zoe and Wade seek shelter in an empty barn. After a disagreement, Zoe accidentally lets a baby goat out in the rainstorm. In the process of saving the baby goat, Zoe gets her shoulder cut and Wade has to stitch her up. They try to kiss, but a policeman comes and takes them back to Bluebell. The policeman drops Zoe off at the carriage house and takes Wade to his house (gatehouse). Wade goes to Zoe's house and they end up having passionate sex. After Zoe and Wade have sex, George also comes to Zoe's house and they kiss. George ended his engagement to Lemon, due to there being external factors in play (Lemon's interest in Lavon and George's budding feelings for Zoe), making a wedding impossible. (The Big Day - season finale)no
With Wade's and George's feelings apparent, Zoe must decide who she wants. Zoe tells George that she is not ready for a relationship with him and she doesn't want to be his rebound girl.
Episodes 1-2 === Zoe has to decide who she wants to be with, she decides none of them. She roughly told George he should date other people. She later tells Wade that she isn't picking and they end up "doing it". I Zoe says she will never have sex with Wade again. Wade bet $100 that in the next 48hours Zoe will have sex with him, if not, he pays her $100. Zoe needs help finding someone for Rose and has to go to Wade. Zoe knew Wade would try something on their way to Mobile where they had to go for Rose, so she invited Rose. Before Rose got in the car, they had a moment but was ruined in roses arrival. Nothing really happens after.
Episode 3-4 === Wade helps Zoe find an armadillo. Later Zoe comes over and brings "Halo". Wade then suggests strip "Halo". They end up having sex. Under a table... Believe it or not, Zoe's idea.
Zoe and Wade develop a sexual relationship for several episodes. Zoe states she is currently unavailable and seeing Wade, though, they are only involved in a sexual way.
Episode 9 Edit
Wade decides that he wants more and says that Zoe should go on a date. Zoe was supposed to bid on Wade's auction basket. They go on this picnic date but due to some nervous actions from Zoe, the date goes sour.(Sparks Fly)
Zoe's mother comes over for Christmas and Zoe is eager to keep her mother unaware of the casual relationship she had with Wade. In seach of a new Santa for Bluebell, Zoe and her mother ask Earl, but due to negative experiences that happened to Earl in the past they need help from Wade to smooth things over. Zoe confesses to her mother that she misses Wade and later on, apologises to Wade and they get back together but this time as a real couple.
Episode 11 Edit
Zoe and Wade are tasked to play the role of "the First Couple" and Zoe begins a positive-oriented approach to dealing with her relationship with Wade. Zoe starts reminding people of Lemon Breeland and so Wade decides to make Zoe have a "mini-eruption" so Zoe can blow off some steam without erupting or doing something really bad. (Old Alabama)
In Lovesick Blues Wade goes out of town with his band in the middle of a flu epidemic. Even though Zoe tells him to stay there he comes home infecting the town with the bug. Zoe tries calling Wade and when he doesn't answer begins to get worried. She finally finds him at home sick in bed with the flu. She tells him she wasn't worried about him cheating but that she was calling because she missed him. She later shows up with soup saying that she knows he can take care of himself but couples take care of each other. Zoe ends up getting sick and Wade takes care of her.
With the community still recovering from the flu epidemic Zoe is swamped at work leaving less time for her and Wade. Wade manages to get a hunting cabin for the weekend and asks Zoe to go with him. Zoe asks Brick and they have a competition resulting in Zoe losing. Since Brick's nephew is in town he covers for Zoe so she can go with Wade for their romantic weekend. While Zoe is there she is constantly distracted with work and other people's problems neglecting her weekend with Wade. Wade and Zoe get in a fight over her being distracted and she says that Wade wouldn't know anything about a career as he doesn't have one. Zoe goes to see Wade to apologize about what she said and Wade tells her he still wants to open up his own bar. When they fianlly have some alone time they are interupted by Lavon. The episode ends with Zoe, Lavon and Wade on a couch while listening to Lavon's troubles they are holding hands. (Take Me Home, Country Roads)
Episode 15 Edit
Wade is trying to win money at a Battle of the Bands to open up his bar. Zoe wants to be supportive but hates his band's music which hurts Wade. Later Zoe apologizes and shows her support for his dream by giving him a glowing sign for his new bar. Wade gets extremely drunk after Zoe leaves to help Lavon and sabatoges his chance at getting his bar. He is worried that he will let her and everybody down if he doesn't succeed. (The Gambler)
Episode 16 Edit
Zoe is worried when Wade doesn't return her phone calls and learns that Wade was with another woman. Zoe finally meets up with Wade and Wade just said that it was woman that needed a jump for her car. However, Wade's ex-wife Tansy reveals that Wade used that excuse on her. After Wanda's and Tom's wedding (when Wade realizes he needs to tell her), Zoe reveals after the emotional ceremony that she knows about his affair. Zoe and Wade walk so that they can talk outside in the town square before the reception. Wade admits the true nature of the previous night's events (that he slept with another woman). Zoe tells Wade that she is sorry for thinking that she could make Wade be somebody different than he was.
P.S. also George gets protective over Zoe and it's pretty cute. (Where I Lead Me)
Episode 21 Edit
Zoe, in a very emotional and affected state, sleeps with Wade at the conclusion of the episode so she can 'feel better'. This comes almost immediatly after declaring her feelings for George who is angered by her outburst. (I'm Moving On)
Episode 22 Edit
Wade and Zoe are seen in the same bed in a fantasy dream sequence. After Zoe wakes up she assumes for seconds that is all it is: a dream. Wade emerges from the bathroom shirtless as George comes in to talk to Zoe and immediately turns and leaves. Wade appears to look very amused/happy by the whole situation. Later Wade assumes that Zoe and he are now back into a casual sex relationship. Adopting his old personality, he visits Zoe with a six pack of beer which makes her finally decide that she needs to leave Bluebell for a while to clarify what exactly she is feeling and for whom.
Rejected, Wade assumed that any further relationship is over with Zoe. While driving with Lemon to meet with Gloriana, a conversation with Lemon (under protest) makes him decide to want to talk to Zoe... immediately abandoning the meeting with Gloriana. Encountering Zoe and Jonah at a diner , Zoe and Wade walk nearby to a field to discuss their relationship. Wade 'confesses' to Zoe about how he feels, how he hurt her and how he wants to try to be there for her before stating that he loves her. Zoe seems very apprehensive about this revelation and states she will be staying in New York.
Season 3 opens with Wade and Zoe still leading separate lives. Wade is attempting to live his life back in Bluebell putting his energy into running the Rammer Jammer. Meanwhile Zoe has found Joel, a writer back in New York. After running into Rose in New York on a school trip, Zoe decides to go back to Bluebell to make amends with the town and say her goodbyes.
Wade is the first person she runs into and he says he is over it and the only one in town who isn't holding a grudge against her. Shortly into her visit her new boyfriend, Joel shows up. She later decides to stay in Bluebell.
In the beginning of the season there is tension between Zoe and Wade due to Wade and Lemon faking a relationship.
In episode 8 after Wade takes some of Tansy's medication and kisses Zoe in the Hay Maze. She shows up the next morning and says that they have to forget about the kiss.
When Zoe learns that Wade is interested in her cousin Vivian Wilkes she does everything she can to put a stop to it. (Something to Talk About)
Wade tells Zoe that he is going to franchise the Rammer Jammer and move to Atlanta.
Lemon gets Zoe to admit to herself that she loves Wade.
In the season final, Zoe confesses her love for Wade and tells him she won't give up on them.
Season Four Edit
Season 4 opens with Zoe trying to prove to Wade that they are good together. After Zoe seduces Wade, she finds out that she's pregnant in "The Curling Iron." After Zoe finds out she is pregnant, Wade declares his love for her. However, Zoe denies him and states that it is too late when in reality, she is simply too afraid to tell him. She later comes up with the nerve to confide in Wade about her pregnancy. Zoe then decides to leave for New York in order to sort things out. Wade follows and they get back together. They later end up telling the whole town that not only are they back together but they're also having a baby. In "Alabama Boys," we find out that Wade and Zoe are having a boy. They get married moments before their baby is born.
Wade Kinsella: "So, Doc, hear you're staying in town. You ever need a cup of sugar, anything, I'll be right next door."
Zoe Hart:: "If that line ever works for you, tell that poor girl to come to my office so I can dispense the penicillin."
(Parades & Pariahs)
Zoe Hart:: Yeah, that's me, with my girly Wi-Fi connection and my silly cell-phone that I only use to look at pictures of ponies. Well, apparently I have alienated most of the people in this town.
Wade Kinsella: More like all of 'em.
(Gumbo & Glory)
Wade Kinsella: "Here, snakey-snakey-snakey. Ah, the old Hooper house. I used to bring my high school girlfriends here."
Zoe Hart:: "Please tell me they were still breathing at the time."
(Gumbo & Glory)
Wade Kinsella: Hey, listen, my Uncle Mo's got a pretty kickass gumbo recipe if you want my help, I'm-
Zoe Hart:: I do not need your help, Wade. Last time I had your help I also got this. [Holds up injured hand.]
(Gumbo & Glory)
Wade Kinsella: Are you not telling the truth to protect George Tucker for some reason? 'Cause if you were, that'd be real stupid.
Zoe Hart:: For the four hundredth time, I do not need your advice, your help, or your Alabama lovin'.
(Gumbo & Glory)
Wade Kinsella: Did what?
Lavon Hayes: Well, you must've been cooking all night. Your Uncle Mo would be proud of you.
Wade Kinsella: I don't know what you been drinkin' Lavon. You're acting as crazy as all get-out.
Lavon Hayes: Uh-huh. I know what I know. You did Zoe a solid. Oh, you a good guy.
Wade Kinsella: I don't know what you're talking about, Mr. Mayor, but uh, Zoe Hart, she doesn't need my help. You can just ask her yourself.
(Gumbo & Glory)
Wade Kinsella: "I told you you should fix that hole in your screen."
Zoe Hart:: "Yeah, and you told me that you would fix it."
Wade Kinsella: "Maybe. But you should be nicer to me. 'Cause when all those nice churchgoing people get whooshed up to Heaven in the Rapture, gonna be just me and you left to repopulate the Earth."
(Faith & Infidelity')
Zoe Hart:: "Since we're both up, you want to hang out? Have some tea or something?"
Wade Kinsella: "Oh. Yeah...yeah, I'll have some 'tea'."
Zoe Hart:: "Oh, no! Whoa, no. No no. Bad idea. I'm sleepy. Exhausted. Go away."
Wade Kinsella: "You are a certified crazy person, you know that? Now, historically I've found that hot, but in your case, I think I'm cured."
(The Undead & The Unsaid)
Tansy Kinsella: "But Wade, you deserve to be happy, too. Move on from Zoe Hart. A girl like that is never going to end up with someone like you. It's her loss, but it's the truth."
Wade Kinsella: "I don't know what you're talking about. Zoe Hart drives me crazy."
Tansy Kinsella: "Yeah, you used to drive me crazy, too."
(The Crush & The Crossbow')
Shelley Ng: "There's only one reason a girl who hasn't had the company of a man for several months is suddenly euphoric."
Wade Kinsella: "No. Trust me, okay, it's not that cause I've been tryin' for months."
Shelley Ng: "Maybe someone else tried harder."
(Mistress & Misunderstandings)
AnnaBeth Nass: "Then what about door number 2, Wade Kinsella."
Zoe Hart: "I just don't think I could ever go there. He's just so....Wade."
AnnaBeth Nass: "Which equals delicious. If you don't go there you are crazypants."
(Mistress & Misunderstandings)
Earl: Paintin' your girlfriends house? That's sweet.
Wade: [To Zoe] He's a drunk! Okay?
Earl: I may be a drunk but I'm not deaf. He talks. Blah blah blah Zoe. Blah blah blah Zoe. Blah blah blah Zoe. Zoe, Zoe, Zoe...