Rumors of a possible merger between the towns of Bluebell and their rival Fillmore fuel much of this fairly predictable, but still entertaining, episode of Hart of Dixie.
To distract the local gossip blog from reporting the news of the merger, Zoe, Joel, and Annabeth are tasked to come up with a cover story. The staged photos of Joel and Annabeth caught in an affair were pretty funny, but they only bought Lavon and George a little bit of time before the townspeople discovered it was all a sham. With the help of Tansy, George and Lavon discover the real truth of the town merger. Mayor Gainey of Fillmore only seems so supportive of the merger because he plans on turning Bluebell into West Fillmore.