The L Word: Generation Q

10 Best Episodes of The L Word: Generation Q

In this sequel to The L Word, we continue to follow the intermingled lives of Bette Porter, Alice Pieszecki and Shane McCutcheon, along with a new generation of diverse, self-possessed LGBTQIA+ characters experiencing love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in L.A.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 10, 2023.

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The L Word: Generation Q - S3E3

#15 - Quiz Show (Season 3 - Episode 3)

Alice leverages her 100th episode as an opportunity to find “The One” with help from a special appearance from guest host Margaret Cho. Dani cares for Gigi until old wounds drive them apart. Meanwhile, Shane competes for Tess’s attention. Finley and Carrie make big moves, while Angie discovers a troubling revelation about her new flame.

The episode was rated 6.86 from 44 votes.

The L Word: Generation Q - S3E4

#14 - Last to Know (Season 3 - Episode 4)


Micah finds a queer role model with a familiar face, while a new face comes to town and helps Dani and Sophie break out of their funk. Meanwhile, Alice tests the waters of her new relationship, until scary movie night becomes a little too scary. Shocking truths come to light when the masks come off.

The episode was rated 7.04 from 28 votes.

The L Word: Generation Q - S3E8

#13 - Quality Family Time (Season 3 - Episode 8)

Chosen families come together at Thanksgiving when an unwelcome visitor brings Finley to her breaking point. Sophie realizes the price of her indecisiveness, while Maribel plans a grand gesture for Micah, and Carrie lets her true feelings slip. Across town, Dani kicks back for a solo holiday until unexpected circumstances push her and Dre closer and Shane and Angie volunteer together when a surprise sighting forces them to confront Angie’s feelings.

The episode was rated 7.10 from 30 votes.

The L Word: Generation Q - S3E2

#12 - Los Angeles Traffic (Season 3 - Episode 2)


Bette and Shane break new ground with Tina and Tess, respectively, but old habits come back to bite them. Sparks fly with Alice’s latest prospect until an unexpected revelation, while Angie heals her heartbreak with a new flame. Meanwhile, Finley competes for Maribel's favor until Maribel drops a bomb about Sophie that threatens to tear them apart, and Dani puts hurt feelings aside for Gigi, but is it too late? 

The episode was rated 7.43 from 42 votes.

The L Word: Generation Q - S1E5

#11 - Labels (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Bette feels guilty about lying to Angie; some unexpected news throws Shane for a major loop. Alice, Gigi and Nat find common ground. Dani and Sophie deal with a bombshell dropped on them by Dani's father. Finley bonds with Tess and Micah grows closer to José.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 127 votes.

The L Word: Generation Q - S3E10

#10 - Looking Ahead (Season 3 - Episode 10)


Shane and Sophie challenge old patterns, while Alice discovers "The One" may be closer than she thinks. Dani distracts herself from Dre, until a surprising reveal force her to choose what she really wants. Micah and Maribel make moves toward becoming parents, while Finley takes a big step into adulthood as all of the season’s love, lust, loss, laughs and longing come to a head.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 30 votes.

The L Word: Generation Q - S3E9

#9 - Quiet Before the Storm (Season 3 - Episode 9)

Alice’s past mistakes blow up in her face, forcing Sophie and Dani to pick up the pieces. Shane drops a bombshell at Angie’s class reading. Meanwhile, Finley helps Carrie seduce Misty, but can Carrie check her baggage and get the girl?

The episode was rated 7.67 from 27 votes.

The L Word: Generation Q - S3E1

#8 - Last Year (Season 3 - Episode 1)


Bette and Tina struggle to reconcile their past and future selves as Angie is dealt a shocking blow on her first day of college. Meanwhile, Shane adjusts to a domestic life with Tess, and Alice questions what she wants in a partner. At the bungalow, Finley returns from rehab and works to pick up the pieces of the life she left behind with Sophie, while Dani and Micah take big swings with Gigi and Maribel.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 47 votes.

The L Word: Generation Q - S1E6

#7 - Loose Ends (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Bette and Dani reckon with the fallout of a recent scandal. Shane spends the day with Angie. Alice, Gigi, and Nat have conflicting ideas about their family life. Sophie and Finley spend a raucous night out in an effort to get their mind off of things.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 125 votes.

The L Word: Generation Q - S1E7

#6 - Lose It All (Season 1 - Episode 7)


Bette is conflicted about old feelings, Shane is tested by her relationship with Quiara, and Alice gets blindsided at home and work. Meanwhile, with Dani busy with the election, Sophie feels relieved to have Finley around. Micah introduces José to his mother.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 133 votes.

The L Word: Generation Q - S1E1

#5 - Let's Do It Again (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Ten years after we last left them, we find Bette running for mayor of Los Angeles; Shane as she returns to the city after a setback; and Alice learning to balance co-parenting with her fiancée Nat and Nat’s ex-wife Gigi and the rising success of her talk show. We meet PR exec Dani Núñez, her girlfriend and TV producer Sophie Suarez, their best friend and roommate Micah Lee, and the charming former Olympic swimmer-turned-assistant, (Sarah) Finley.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 207 votes.

The L Word: Generation Q - S1E2

#4 - Less is More (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Bette weathers continued fallout as she prepares for an LGBTQIA Center talk. Shane helps Finley, while Alice is annoyed when the network forces her to bring on a new staff member. Dani and Sophie celebrate good news as Dani begins a new job. Micah pursues a new crush.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 160 votes.

The L Word: Generation Q - S1E3

#3 - Lost Love (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Bette prepares for an important mayoral debate. Alice lands a huge guest and encourages Nat to branch out. Shane visits a bar and gets embroiled in the lives of two of its employees. Dani and Sophie's families clash, Micah is unsure of where he stands with his crush, and a budding relationship forces Finley to confront some complicated aspects of her past.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 151 votes.

The L Word: Generation Q - S1E4

#2 - LA Times (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Dani is forced to get involved in Bette’s personal life, Shane grapples with a big decision, Alice is profiled by a newspaper, Sophie worries that Dani is pulling back, Finley struggles with her growing feelings for Rebecca, and Micah still doesn't know where things stand with José.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 153 votes.

The L Word: Generation Q - S1E8

#1 - Lapse in Judgement (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Tensions run high on election night as Bette and Dani await the results, Shane and Quiara go through their most difficult challenge yet, and Alice takes a big swing on her show. Meanwhile, Sophie and Dani consider another big step in their relationship, Finley is forced to stop running from her past and confront her feelings, and Micah is dealt an unexpected bombshell about José. Season finale

The episode was rated 8.02 from 133 votes.

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