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The L Word

The L Word

Showtime 2004

'The L Word' is billed as the intimate story about the lives and loves of a group of lesbian friends living in Los Angeles. Mostly centering on Jenny (Mia Kirshner), a recent graduate of the University of Chicago, who moves to L.A. to live with her boyfriend Tim (Scott Bairstow) and begin a professional writing career. Jenny's life is turned upside down when she attends a party hosted by Tim's neighbors, Bette (Jennifer Beals) and Tina (Laurel Hollomon), a lesbian couple who are looking to take the step into parenthood after seven years of dating. A brief encounter at the party suddenly has Jenny thrust into the local lesbian community and a whole new world she never understood until she questions her own sexual orientation.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The L Word

The L Word - S2E11

#1 - Loud & Proud

8.19

Season 2 - Episode 11

Dana is stunned when she learns a big secret about her brother, Howie, at Gay Pride 2005. Mark tries to make amends with Jenny and Shane, Kit and Bette learn that their father, Melvin, is refusing treatment for his illness, and a shocking memory about Jenny's childhood is revealed.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of The L Word from 68 votes.

The L Word - S2E13

#2 - Lacuna

8.16

Season 2 - Episode 13

A surprise guest shows up at a sad event as Bette gets stunning news about her job. Tina goes into a surprisingly difficult labor, Jenny finally reaches breaking point over her painful childhood memory, Alice struggles with her jealousy, and Peggy Peabody lays down the laws with her daughter, Helena.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The L Word from 77 votes.

The L Word - S5E12

#3 - Loyal and True

8.15

Season 5 - Episode 12

The two Peabody ladies return to L.A. and Helena makes a tempting offer to lover Cindi. While Tasha has trouble fitting in in her new job, Alice has a fun day out with fashion designer Clea Mason. Bette gives a speech in honor of Jodi at the opening of her latest exhibition, but she is shocked by Jodi's new media installation. Phyllis demands Shane not to ruin her daughter's future. Finally, at the wrap-up party for Lez Girls, Jenny thanks the girls for their loyalty and friendship but is about to get a nasty surprise.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The L Word from 52 votes.

The L Word - S5E10

#4 - Lifecycle

8.14

Season 5 - Episode 10

The girls attend the Subaru Pink Ride to support breast cancer research. Tina is furious for Niki blowing her cover with Jenny but Adele assures her the two won't be seen together publicly. Meeting old friends prompts Tasha to ponder her long-term plans in life. A campfire game of "I never" turns into a discussion on cheating -- with devastating results.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The L Word from 58 votes.

The L Word - S5E9

#5 - Liquid Heat

8.13

Season 5 - Episode 9

Jenny gets jealous on the set when a love scene between Niki and her on-screen boyfriend looks too realistic. Dawn Denbo invites the girls to a mafia-themed night to settle the dispute between The Planet and SheBar. Meanwhile, Bette and Tina decide to go see a couples counselor when they're interrupted by a rolling blackout due to a heat wave.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of The L Word from 55 votes.

The L Word - S1E14

#6 - Limb from Limb

8.08

Season 1 - Episode 14

As the "Provocations" opening approaches, Bette struggles with a temptation. After some sad news, Dana turns to Tonya, leaving Alice unhappy. Shane tries to let Clea down gently but it backfires in her face.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of The L Word from 75 votes.

The L Word - S2E8

#7 - Loyal

8.07

Season 2 - Episode 8

When Alice runs into her ex, she is surprised to find out that she is now dating Dana's ex-girlfriend. Bette and Tina reach an agreement over their relationship, Jenny is worried that she may have lost a writing job, and Shane finds some comfort in a church.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of The L Word from 72 votes.

The L Word - S5E4

#8 - Let's Get This Party Started

8.06

Season 5 - Episode 4

Tina and Jenny squabble over casting the lead role in Lez Girls. An incident at Alice's place triggers a change in Captain Beech's view on Tasha's defense. Being celibate takes its toll on Shane and she reaches a breaking point. Alice encourages Tasha to go with her to a "Secret Love" party for closeted gays and lesbians. Meanwhile, the rest of the gang attends the opening of the city's hottest new lesbian club, SheBar.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of The L Word from 69 votes.

The L Word - S5E2

#9 - Look Out, Here They Come!

8.06

Season 5 - Episode 2

Jenny's boss's daughter is getting married and Shane gets a gig as the hair stylist at her wedding. Kit and Max spot a young girl who's obsessed with Jenny's work and hook her up with her dream job. Alice and Tasha go on a double-date with Bette and Jodi. Meanwhile in prison, Helena is rescued by her cell mate.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of The L Word from 54 votes.

The L Word - S6E7

#10 - Last Couple Standing

8.05

Season 6 - Episode 7

The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center dance marathon is on; someone is moving to the Big Apple; rumors fly fast around the dance floor that Alice and Tasha may be in couple trouble; The HIT!’s Sunset Blvd makes a shocking revelation to Kit; and there’s a no-show at the bus station.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of The L Word from 56 votes.

The L Word - S2E5
#11 - Labyrinth
8.05
Season 2 - Episode 5

Bette tries to fix her relationship with Tina, but she gets a rude awakening with some bad news both at home and work. Alice and Dana try taking their relationship to a different level, Shane starts her new job as a PA to Veronica Bloom (guest star Camryn Manheim), and Jenny gets some confidence from her new hairstyle.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of The L Word from 83 votes.

The L Word - S3E10
#12 - Losing the Light
8.05
Season 3 - Episode 10

While Lara is vacationing in Paris, oblivious, Dana's condition takes a turn for the worse. Alice runs into Dana's ex, Jenny introduces Max to a man from her past, Carmen evens the score with Shane, and Peggy Peabody flies to town to help her daughter. Frustrated, Bette leaves the Buddhist retreat but receives a dose of life wisdom from an unexpected source.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The L Word from 64 votes.

The L Word - S4E6
#13 - Luck Be a Lady
8.02
Season 4 - Episode 6

The girls attend a movie premiere sponsored by Shane's underwear campaign. Papi teaches Helena and Alice how to play poker for a high-stakes private game hosted by a high-profile female gambler. Bette disagrees with Tina about Angelica's education, and goes on a date with Jodi. Meanwhile, Phyllis is having trouble letting go of Alice.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The L Word from 58 votes.

The L Word - S4E12
#14 - Long Time Coming
8.02
Season 4 - Episode 12

Bette seeks Tina's advice on how to get Jodi back, but is surprised to learn that Tina no longer wants to be straight. Alice is devastated when Tasha is called in for another tour in Iraq. Meanwhile, Phyllis seeks divorce, Jenny is excluded in any decisions regarding the movie, and Helena frees herself from her entanglement with Catherine.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The L Word from 60 votes.

The L Word - S2E9
#15 - Late, Later, Latent
8.01
Season 2 - Episode 9

Dana is stunned when Alice requests a bold sexual favor from her. Burr Connor (guest star Tony Goldwyn) reveals a secret to Jenny. Jenny learns about Carmen's real feelings for Shane, Kit plans a romantic night for Benjamin, and Bette and Tina have an intimate encounter as they bond over their unborn baby.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of The L Word from 70 votes.

The L Word - S1E4
#16 - Longing
7.97
Season 1 - Episode 4

Bette engages in a battle with the chairman of the gallery board who wants to close down the gallery. Alice rekindles her relationship with an ex-girlfriend, despite the objections of her friends. Jenny tries to deny her feelings for Marina, and Dana finally gets a date with Lara.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of The L Word from 118 votes.

The L Word - S1E12
#17 - Looking Back
7.96
Season 1 - Episode 12

Tina, Jenny, Shane, Alice and Dana all share an eventful trip to Palm Springs. While on the road, they all share their "first love" stories. Back in Los Angeles, Bette hires Candace, an attractive carpenter, to handle the set-up of the "Provocations" exhibit opening at the gallery.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of The L Word from 77 votes.

The L Word - S1E11
#18 - Liberally
7.94
Season 1 - Episode 11

Bette is worried about Tina when she throws herself into volunteer work, Marina and Francesca get into an argument, Alice thinks she may be pregnant by Lisa, and Dana and Jenny try to console each other.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of The L Word from 90 votes.

The L Word - S2E3
#19 - Loneliest Number
7.94
Season 2 - Episode 3

When she is rejected from the writing class, Jenny sets out to win over her intimidating professor. Tina is devastated when she finds an email from Candace on Bette's computer, Dana and Alice continue to hide their attraction for each other, and Kit tries to find an opening act for her new club.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of The L Word from 90 votes.

The L Word - S1E13
#20 - Locked Up
7.94
Season 1 - Episode 13

After a riot at the gallery, the entire gang ends up in jail. Shane rejects Clea's affections, Jenny goes on a date, and Marina makes a move on Robin as she prepares for Drag King night at The Planet.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of The L Word from 85 votes.

Last updated: oct 10, 2020

Comments

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AHHHH LEGIT had to resuscitate my gay heart back to life when I heard this show is getting a reboot. I'm so happy <3 Rooting for Sharmen to make a comeback. like please.

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Brilliant

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Brilliant

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I'm so late to the party. I'm glad though. I think I enjoyed it more, now, in 2020 than I would have when it first came out. I think out of all of them, I miss Jenny and Dana the most. To me, Jenny will always be that girl from season 1.

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Wohoo

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Progressive and great, but sometimes overly-progressive, meaning that the didactic nature of the series sometimes interfered with the story-telling. And some of the storylines were of course better, or more sophisticated, than others.

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