The L Word 602 Recap: 9021Lesbo

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The L Word 602 Recap: 9021Lesbo

Welcome to West Beverly High, where the emotional maturity level of our lez-be-frenz has been secretly replaced with that of 15-year-olds! This week, on a very special episode of The L Word

Stung by the revelation that their last night together was naught but a grudge fuck, a raccoon-eyed Niki rants to her entourage about the evils of Jenny. (Preach!) One unlucky hanger-on says the wrong thing and gets her partying pink slip by way of being booted from Niki’s five. (Poor Tiffy!) Oh, yeah — and Niki threatens Jenny’s life: “You’re dead meat, Schecter. Dead!” ‘Least Likely’ indeed.

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At The Planet, Helena and Kit are hard at work, decked out in matching geek-chic glasses. (Oh, Rachel Maddow! You have made nerdiness so sexy in the feasting halls of our people that your influence has spread all the way to Glamazonia!) Nearby, Jenny and Alice sit across from one another at dueling laptops. The Schecter watches Shane’s arrival with a vacant, put-upon expression. Shane has made Jenny some waffles of EPIC FAIL as a peace offering, but Jenny dumps them in the garbage after a game of “I’m not speaking to you” telephone via Alice.

Bette and Tina show up and determine their seating arrangements by way of ‘rock, paper, scissors.’ Bette: “Have fun with the martyrs.” Tina: “Have fun with the cheaters.” We learn that Alice is writing a screenplay treatment; Tina volunteers Jenny to look it over for her. BFFs Tibette send each other gossipy texts about their friends from eight feet away, as Alice and Tasha put the ‘ick’ back in McBickersons. Jenny spends so much time with her mouth open in stunned dismay that I begin to wonder if that’s how she drowned. Bette and Tina announce they are planning to adopt baby Portard number two. Shane confronts Jenny, begging for forgiveness yet again, but to no avail.

Back at the homestead, Shane the indentured servant works on home improvement projects for Jenny. Max is off for his final pre-op consult.

Tina learns that Lez Girls has been retitled The Girls, and will be marketed as a hetero love story in the vein of Sex in the City. Barf. Tina’s mewling protests are met with: “Get on board, Tina. The train’s not going to lezzie town.”

On campus, at a staff meeting, Jodi basks in accolades for her vengeful art piece about Bette. Bette arrives. Awkward!

An enthusiastic Max



Comments [153]

minniesota's picture

I've been poking fun at the L

I've been poking fun at the L Word for three years now, so there's no inconsistency on my part.

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

mysticsmb's picture

On the negativity: I think

On the negativity: I think people are tremendously disappointed and need to vent. And many have stopped or are stopping watching because of the poor quality. Sad to see such a landmark show go out with a whimper...

Sandra's picture

I haven't read a lot of TLW

I haven't read a lot of TLW this season... I was talking before the season started... and the previous ones..
Anyways, people will keep watching it despite all the comments.. so I don't know why do we need all this negativity..

Xanadu's picture

I can't watch ANTM anymore

I can't watch ANTM anymore ... ugh!

Tyra's become a caricature of herself - it's embarrassing to watch ...

Same ANTM characters, different chicks ... I think they have a list they tick off ...

Single mum
Stripper girl
Modest girl (who won't get naked, so is kicked off first episode)
Psycho girl
Getto girl
Virgin / whore girl
Alcoholic girl
Christian girl
Poor girl
Gay girl (trying to recapture the Kim Stolz phenomenon)
Eating disorder girl (see most)
Questioning girl (to canoodle with gay girl)
Disability girl
Unhealthy attachment to long hair girl
Plus size girl (who is thinner than most of society)

hmmm ... missed any?!

mysticsmb's picture

Hmm...I was on OC today

Hmm...I was on OC today (before it redirected to sho.com as it does now) and there were LOADS of negative comments on the front page. Many in the Forum threads as well, so I'd be curious to know where you were reading all the compliments. Critics at NYMag and EW also slammed it.

Glad to hear that somebody is enjoying it at least....

Sandra's picture

I don't know what's wrong

I don't know what's wrong with everyone here... Most of the comments are negative, and in OC EVERYONE was just complimenting IC and TLW...
I understand that some of you feel more affected by the fact that OC was shut down (or took the good out of it like Grace, Kelly, Diana, Julia, etc) but your comments here seem to be not quite coherent with what you used to say. I always read the blogs (most of them, specially the ones of Kelly and TLW), and in fact, I LOVED to read all the interaction between a lot of you... I could sense some good vibe there, and I liked it.. but now.. I dont feel the same...

This season is only 8 episodes long(?), so they kinda have to get everything done in this 8 episodes, so that is why everything is happening so fast... I like it.. I like this season and I like Jenny and Shane together...
I love al the characters, there's variety so people can feel identified by them.
In Max's case, i think they tried to imitate the whole "pregnant man story" but with a "twist".. We know that can happen, and for me to read that it disgust people, feels a bit discriminating for me.
After all.. Its TV.. and its all fiction.. maybe they can base some things in some reality.. but at the end its all fiction... and I think some people is forgetting about that... and its taking it a little bit too personal..

Robin Rigby's picture

I believe it's syphilis that

I believe it's syphilis that rots your brain.

I agree with everyone that the scene in the gallery was beyond awkward. And WTF with Shane and Jenny? Really?! I mean, really?! Who's stupid idea was that?

I love Joyce. Actually, I love Jane Lynch who plays her. She's awesome in everything.

Lezbeth's picture

Wow, that little image is

Wow, that little image is messing up people's meals, creating nightmares and indigestion...that's encouraging for my twisted little brain. :twisted:

Lezbeth's picture

My puppy sends your puppy her

My puppy sends your puppy her condolences and this caution: "On L Word nights, STEP AWAY from the humans."

LongBeachDogLover's picture

I'm boycotting all things L

I'm boycotting all things L Word, with the exception of Bette and Tina (if they are naked and slamming it)....so, someone please tell me when the good lovin' starts.

Till then...... I'll be watching reruns of Friends, and singing "Smellycat" to anyone who will listen......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETQfuzNGT58&feature=related

Humming too loud,

LBDL
xxoo

Lezbeth's picture

I was thinking about that,

I was thinking about that, too, Kelly. If they were actually contributing ideas about what their characters might say/do, I think at least the dialog wouldn't be so awful.

Latabularasa's picture

Like so many others...I think

Like so many others...I think that image just made me throw up a little...eww.

-Andy

Not2Taem's picture

Accompanied by too much mind

Accompanied by too much mind blowing sex? I hear some venereal diseases, when left untreated, will leave one quite insane. Laughing out loud

CA_Medicine_Woman's picture

All I know is from the press

All I know is from the press conference in the last episode, where Lee leaked something he shouldn't have. That has me thinking Roslin again, especially given her talent for disassociation.

Poetic justice would be for Gaeta to be the 5th, just to stick it up his traitorous ass! I loved when Kara let him know she would have no trouble beating the crap out of him, lol! :twisted:

CA_Medicine_Woman's picture

LOL, okay, just wanted to

LOL, okay, just wanted to make sure! Laughing out loud

peacekitty's picture

What are you smokin'...and

What are you smokin'...and can I have some? lol Wink

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

Kelly McCartney's picture

I watch it on YouTube so that

I watch it on YouTube so that I'm not left out and I cringe through every episode. The best thing in the whole show is Rose Rollins' laugh. I actually feel sorry for the actors having to defend/portray themselves as serious artists despite the mouthfuls of crap they have to utter in each and every episode.

Won't you be my neighbor? @theKELword

Not2Taem's picture

On ER EB, you are so right!

On ER EB, you are so right!

CA_Medicine_Woman's picture

Yeah, you gotta love Moore's

Yeah, you gotta love Moore's imagination and ability to think things through.

Rusty's picture

Are you up to date? I have a

Are you up to date? I have a wild ass speculation.

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna

CA_Medicine_Woman's picture

They better not hide who the

They better not hide who the 5th Cylon is!

CA_Medicine_Woman's picture

Gee, thanks for the mind

Gee, thanks for the mind picture! Shock

I think I'll just skip dinner tonight, lol.

Julia Watson's picture

Tesser, I heart you.

Tesser, I heart you.

Amy Nicole Miller's picture

"I threw up on my puppy" good

"I threw up on my puppy"
good one, i'm totally stealing it!
Smile

Amy Nicole Miller's picture

I'm fully enjoying the

I'm fully enjoying the ridiculousness of this season, it's hilarious! So much happened in yesterday's episode. I love Joyce, she's this show's saving grace.

Tesser's picture

I threw up on my puppy when

I threw up on my puppy when Shane and Jenny kissed....had L word nitemares the rest of the nite....

This Year's Storylline........

The Nightmare of The L Word

btfan2's picture

Thank you so much for putting

Thank you so much for putting that picture in my mind.

Question !: What could possibly be more boring then Maxi Pad???

Answer: Pregnant Max.

Well I'm not sure thats fair I can't decide which is worse Maxi Pad and Tommy Cringe or Alice and Tasha. Could it be in both cases I just don't care. Put some facial hair on Alice and that would be interesting, ah maybe not..

btfan2's picture

Grace I'm boycotting too.

Grace I'm boycotting too. But; I get all the buzz, and most of the video hummm other ways, so I'm not buying but; I'm still flying. Normally I'd feel bad about this but; somehow with all the bad treatment of Tibetters, Betters, OC'ers and just fans I haven't felt a qualm.

The story parts that I have seen along with the recaps here and other places seem to justify not paying full fare or any fare. Seems they can't give this drivel away...

Even the sex scene between Bette and Tina was less then steller.

Rusty's picture

"That’s a lame example" Not

"That’s a lame example"
Not in the context of this show. That might have made it watchable.

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna

Rusty's picture

"And the thought of the baby

"And the thought of the baby navigating chest hair while nursing makes me shudder."
Thanks so much for mapping out tonight's nightmare for me. Sheesh!

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna

peacekitty's picture

ROTFL! "And the thought of

ROTFL!

"And the thought of the baby navigating chest hair while nursing makes me shudder."

Eeewww. Laughing out loud

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

Lezbeth's picture

Do you think Daniela Sea

Do you think Daniela Sea should be using a deeper voice? And the thought of the baby navigating chest hair while nursing makes me shudder.

Lezbeth's picture

It is feeling very tired and

It is feeling very tired and weird this season. The knot is tightening around everyone's angst at the same time, same pace, which doesn't give the right balance to the over-all story development/resolution. Perhaps that's what you need to do to wrap up a series, but it seems like a bad painting to me--everything is red, the same size and flying wildly off the page. Do you think this is all IC? Rose Troche wrote last night's episode.

Does anyone else think JB's friend, EB, needs to find another career? Maybe demonstrating kitchen gadgets for HSN. Better yet, how about an infomercial where she's demonstrating exercise equipment and someone else is talking?

All that said, I'm still in it until the bitter end.

peacekitty's picture

Actually it can be a good

Actually it can be a good idea of it's done well. Drew Carey used to have a lot of audience participation in his shows and he made it like a funny, interactice trivia game.

That's what IC could have done with it. she could have picked a few ideas from the OurChart comments and then had little popups appear in the episodes like, "Angie's puppy is the idea of Minnisota!"

That's a lame example but you get the idea.

Ah well, maybe it'll get better and Ilene will prove us all wrong. Smile

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

Rusty's picture

She should have ignored the

She should have ignored the blogosphere and taken a lesson from Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica boss man.) His attitude is, "It's my frackin show. You want romances and happy endings? Go write your own damn show." I think he said those exact words or very close to them on a podcast. TV by popular vote is a bad idea.

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna

peacekitty's picture

I understand the

I understand the boycott.

The thing is, this season is so undeniably and utterly bad that we don't even need to boycott it.

The content will keep future viewers away....far away.
In my humble opinion of course.

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

Grace Moon's picture

even though I've boycotted

even though I've boycotted this season for personal reasons. Wink

I feel totally caught up by your recap.

thanks!

tweet tweet @gracemoon

Lezbeth's picture

I don't know, she is doing

I don't know, she is doing the opposite of some things suggested, following others. Dylan's back. Papi was back in the first episode. I think the things that people got all wrapped up around, like PLEASE no Shenny, just was sniffing out what she set up. And the PLEASE, just let Bette and Tina have their relationship and be happy, well, after all, there ARE 8 episodes and happiness wouldn't make much drama.

minniesota's picture

Si, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew 1.

Si, ew, ew, ew, ew, ew

1. Jenny & Shane
2. Max's beard

I actually love beards but Max's is the worst. Ugh.

Hurrah for Julia's hilarious recap.

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

peacekitty's picture

Again I think you're spot on.

Again I think you're spot on. It's almost like she's been testing the audience all along and adjusting her story as the fans/viewers react.

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

minniesota's picture

Tex, should we just start

Tex, should we just start calling it The L Contrivance?

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

Rusty's picture

CA_M_W and PK, I feel stupid

CA_M_W and PK, I feel stupid for defending the choices IC made as showrunner. I figured there was an end game and when we got there everything would make sense. Now? Not so much. It has more of a "she's making it up as shes goes along" feel.

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna

minniesota's picture

Rusty, I'm sending you a high

Rusty, I'm sending you a high five superpoke for that plot device quip!

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

minniesota's picture

"Does the writing seem a bit

"Does the writing seem a bit contrived..." DOH, YA THINK? Just some dumb slang in keeping with the episode. Wink

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

peacekitty's picture

I totally agree Tex. That's

I totally agree Tex. That's not the Bette we know. I have a theory about that scene and why they played it that way. It came from the video on Youtube with Beals and Berkley, the silly promotional one where JB looks a little tipsy as she and EB are acting all cutsey...not unlike 15-year-old girlfriends.

The tibetters were making comments there about how they were afraid EB's character would interfere with Bette and Tina.

Ilene and the actors are definitely playing with that..right down to the little pinky shake.

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

CA_Medicine_Woman's picture

Now I'm glad I both missed

Now I'm glad I both missed the last episode AND caught your synopsis of it. The former would have bored me to tears, the latter was hilarious!

Is it just me, or does the writing this season seem a bit contrived and devoid of any originality?

And, yeah, I could live without the 80's teen slang coming from a woman who is my age. It makes me cringe almost as much as karaoke singers who simply cannot hit the notes or stay on key. At least the latter is fun, though (in a passive Gong Show sort of way - oops, just dated myself, lol).

Looking forward to missing next week's episode, and catching your synopsis of it!

Steph H's picture

Talking of bad TV, I have

Talking of bad TV, I have just had to literally run away from America's Next Top Model cycle 357.... good grief, Tyra Banks is becoming more and more unbearable if you ask me....

I just nearly regurged my dinner when I saw that pic of Shane and Jenny.... eeeww.

CA_Medicine_Woman's picture

More likely, the writers

More likely, the writers broke out the booze and sparked up a couple of blunts before tossing ideas around, and then dropped acid just to make sure the train of thought left the tracks at high speed.

Either that, or they went to the local womyn's bar in WeHo and saw this actually going on all around them, lol.

CA_Medicine_Woman's picture

IC: “Help, I’ve fallen into a

IC: “Help, I’ve fallen into a plot device and I can’t get out.”

Oh how I love your sense of humor! Laughing out loud

Okay, I didn't catch the last episode, mainly because they lost me with the season opener (I actually fell asleep part way through, and had to re-watch it later). If the description above is fairly accurate, it looks like IC took all the ideas from OC members, and did precisely the opposite with them.

peacekitty's picture

"IC: “Help, I’ve fallen into

"IC: “Help, I’ve fallen into a plot device and I can’t get out.”

You hit the nail directly on the head with that one.

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"