In the third season premiere, after spending the summer in New York City, Zoe is ready to make her move more permanent, but first she must return to BlueBell for one last thing. Upon her return, Zoe discovers that no one in town is very happy to see her, except for Lavon. Desperate for Brick to give her a good reference, she agrees to help him track down George and get him to resurrect the Founders Day parade that has been canceled. Needing to find George quickly, Zoe enlists Lemon's help, but accidentally discovers Lemon is hiding a dirty little secret. Meanwhile, Lemon devises a plan to help Wade save face in front of Zoe. Recurring guest star Josh Cooke (Dexter) appears as Joel.