The L Word: Generation Q

10 Best Episodes of The L Word: Generation Q - Season 3

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 - S3E7

#10 - Little Boxes (Season 3 - Episode 7)

Alice wonders whether someone from her past could be "The One." Dani tries to hide her true feelings and keep things professional with Dre while Angie confronts a hard truth in order to take the next step with Hendrix. Sophie jeopardizes Micah and Maribel's chance at parenthood. Finley channels all of her energy into being Carrie's wingman.

The episode was rated 6.53 from 34 votes.

The L Word: Generation Q - S3E6

#9 - Questions for the Universe (Season 3 - Episode 6)


Alice, Shane and Sophie grapple with their biggest questions on the path to finding “The One.”

The episode was rated 6.65 from 34 votes.

The L Word: Generation Q - S3E5

#8 - Locked Out (Season 3 - Episode 5)

Tensions run high as Alice and Tess uncover the lies in their relationships and awkward circumstances leave Shane with nowhere to run. Dani lives her romcom fantasy with a sexy stranger until she discovers some serious baggage that threatens Sophie and Finley’s newfound trust. Meanwhile, Micah and Maribel struggle to take the first step into parenthood as Angie helps her roommate through a sticky situation.

The episode was rated 6.79 from 28 votes.

The L Word: Generation Q - S3E3

#7 - 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

#6 - 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

#5 - 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

#4 - 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 - S3E10

#3 - 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

#2 - 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

#1 - 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.

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