If you had asked me who Wilson Bethel was a couple of months ago, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you. Based on the name Wilson, I probably would’ve guessed an athlete or potentially a long-lost volleyball. However, after binge-watching all of Hart of Dixie, like you do, I now know Bethel’s face all too well. And I’ve gotta tell ya, it’s a cute one.
So imagine my surprise when I started watching The O.C. clips on YouTube — a typical day for me — and recognized a certain facial structure. In one of the show’s most memorable moments from season 1, Seth declares his love for Summer on a kissing booth at the school. And who is that sitting right next to Rachel Bilson? Just the man who would become her future love interest on Hart of Dixie.
To refresh your memory, Bethel (and his horrendous long hair) played Brad, the oh-so-generic water polo player who asked Summer if she would be interested in running the kissing booth with him. You might remember him for uttering lines such as, “This kid bothering you, Summer?”
Relive the first (accent-less) interaction between Hart of Dixie‘s Wade and Zoe below:
Let the fan fiction begin!