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Wade (Wilson Bethel) and Zoe (Rachel Bilson) sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G?!

OK, so maybe Hart of Dixie's fan favorite couple will not be sitting in a tree when the CW show returns tonight, but that doesn't mean there won't possibly be kissing! Our Kristin Dos Santos caught up with  Mr. Bethel, who was unfortunately fully clothed during ou chat, and he talked about the possibility of more Zoe and Wade smooches by season's end. Plus, how is he feeling about Wade's chances against George (Scott Porter) for Zoe's affections?

Oh, what's that? You want to see Bethel take his clothes off? Why didn't you ask sooner?! Here you go...

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Yes friends, Bethel starts off the interview unbuttoning his dapper vest. Alas, it was but a joke and he remained covered up. But why? "They usually end up putting makeup over my third nipple," Bethel jokes.

Our next order of business was to find out what's ahead for Zoe and Wade. Bethel, who proclaims he is Team Wade (duh!) teases, "The truth is I don't know where the season is going to end up, but I will say in my heart of hearts, I feel like you're going to have one more bona fide Wade and Zoe makeout before the season is over. That is how I feel."

Later, Bethel reiterates how badly he wants Zoe and Wade together (or at least for them to smooch again), telling us, "I want Zoe and Wade to end up together enough that I'm willing to believe that's going to happen. I think it is." Wilson Bethel, president of the "Zade" fan club, y'all!

When we chatted with Bethel earlier in the season, we asked him about his one-episode stint on The O.C. as Bilson's kissing-booth partner. So what's the vibe like between the costars now? "There's a lot of that post-O.C. kiss discomfort," Bethel jokes. "We're always looking at each other longingly over the watercooler, like, 'Oh my god, it was all that time ago, but still, there's all this.'"

So is Bethel shocked by all the fan support for Wade? "A little bit," he admits, saying costar Scott Porter is "legit competition." "If I was competing for a girl and Scott Porter was on the other end of the competition, I'd be a little salty," he says. "He's also got a bit of a deck stacked against him, you know, that he's engaged to Lemon (Jamie King)."

Still, Bethel thinks Wade and Zoe are meant to be. "It's been really amazing to see the amount of fan support for the Zoe and Wade connection. I'm also incredibly happy to see it because I'm Team Wade, man. I think Wade and Zoe belong together." See, we told you: he's a "Zade" fanboy!

Hart of Dixie returns tonight at 9 p.m. on the CW.

To hear more from Bethel about what's ahead on Hart of Dixie, including an event that will bring Zoe and George "back into each other's orbits," watch our interview with him above! Then head on over to the comments to tell us if you're Team Wade or Team George.

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