The L Word

The L Word
The L Word follows the lives of a group of lesbian friends in LA and makes for a sexy and stylish cable drama that tackles provocative issues (such as gender confusion, prejudice and gay parenting) with wit and grace. Starring: Jennifer Beals as Bette Porter; Laurel Holloman as Tina Kennard; Mia Kirshner as Jenny Schecter; Karina Lombard as Marina; Pam Grier as Kit Porter; Leisha Hailey as Alice Pieszecki; Erin Daniels as Dana Fairbanks; Katherine Moennig as Shane McCutcheon; Eric Mabius as Tim Haspel; Sarah Shahi as Carmen; Rachel Shelley as Helena Peabody; Daniela Sea as Moira/Max Sweeney; and Rose Rollins as Tasha.

Genre: Drama

  • Watch The L Word Season 4

    • Episode 12

      Long Time Coming

      aired: Sun, Mar 25, 2007

      In episode 412, Tina returns to lesbian life while Bette seeks her advice on wooing Jodi back; Shane's relationship with single-mom Paige becomes serious; Tasha must return to Iraq; Phyllis pursues a divorce; Jenny may get fired from her own movie.

    • Episode 11

      Literary License to Kill

      aired: Sun, Mar 18, 2007

      In episode 411, Jenny's serialized short stories hit home for Bette, who faces losing Jodi to an art center on the east coast; Iraq flashbacks haunt Alice's girlfriend Tasha, who is ordered by a commanding officer to hide her sexuality.

    • Episode 10

      Little Boy Blue

      aired: Sun, Mar 11, 2007

      In episode 410, Kit binge-drinks while Angus tries to apologize for his infidelity; Alice finds investors in her blog, but with strings attached that involve Jenny, who finds the perfect director for her movie; Bette's control issues make an ugly appearance.

    • Episode 9

      Lacy Lilting Lyrics

      aired: Sun, Mar 4, 2007

      In episode 409, Tina and Jenny have creative differences over the development of their movie; Alice and her friends console Phyllis's heartbroken husband; Bette and Jodi's relationship might go to the next level if Bette can curb her Type-A personality.

    • Episode 8

      Lexington and Concord

      aired: Sun, Feb 25, 2007

      In episode 408, Jenny's revenge on her critic backfires in front of her agents; Alice and Tasha disagree over the war in Iraq but find common ground romantically; Tina meets Bette's new girlfriend Jodi; Kit unloads publicly on the cheating Angus.

    • Episode 7

      Lesson Number One

      aired: Sun, Feb 18, 2007

      In episode 407, Jenny's short story about her friends sparks interest from Hollywood; Helena struggles to pay back her poker debt; Alice's new girlfriend Tasha experiences flashbacks to the war in Iraq; Bette and her new girlfriend console Phyllis.

    • Episode 6

      Luck Be a Lady

      aired: Sun, Feb 11, 2007

      In episode 406, Bette enjoys a new romance even as she clashes with Tina over the baby's preschool and weathers the emotional fallout of Alice's split with Phyllis; Helena, Shane and Alice learn how to play poker.

    • Episode 5

      Lez Girls

      aired: Sun, Feb 4, 2007

      In episode 405, the tryst between Bette and her TA threatens her new career; Alice breaks up with Phyllis after meeting her husband; Tina discovers Angus with her au pair Hazel; Jenny publishes a short story in "The New Yorker" that infuriates Alice.

    • Episode 4


      aired: Sun, Jan 28, 2007

      In episode 404, Bette deals with an artist (Marlee Matlin) whose work is politically incendiary, and fears the potential for disaster in the relationship between Phyllis and Alice; Tina is rejected by her friends at a basketball game and joins the opposing team.

    • Episode 3


      aired: Sun, Jan 21, 2007

      In episode 403, Bette embarks on an ill-advised affair with a teaching assistant, and her boss Phyllis comes out; Jenny tries to dig up dirt on the journalist that panned her book; Tina throws a party; Shane gets Helena a job at WAX.

    • Episode 2

      Livin' La Vida Loca

      aired: Sun, Jan 14, 2007

      In episode 402, Bette adjusts to her new job in academia for a formidable new boss (Cybill Shepherd); Jenny's book receives a scathing review; Tina must fire Helena from the studio, leaving her nowhere to go but accept a roommate offer from Alice.

    • Episode 1

      Legend in the Making

      aired: Sun, Jan 7, 2007

      In episode 401 (the fourth season premiere), Bette kidnaps baby Angelica until a custody agreement can be brokered with Tina; Shane jilts Carmen at the altar and spirals out of control; Jenny is reunited with Marina; Helena's mother cuts her off.

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    • Episode 13


      aired: Sun, May 15, 2005

      Melvin's memorial service is attended by a surprise guest; Bette coaches Tina through what turns out to be an unexpectedly difficult labor and delivery.

    • Episode 12


      aired: Sun, May 8, 2005

      Bette moves her father, played by Emmy-nominated actor Ossie Davis, into her home for his final days.

    • Episode 11

      Loud and Proud

      aired: Sun, May 1, 2005

      Against the backdrop of a gay-pride parade, shocking secrets are revealed about Dana's brother and Jenny's past.

    • Episode 10

      Land Ahoy

      aired: Sun, Apr 24, 2005

      A lesbian cruise in the Caribbean proves eventful for Dana, Alice, Shane, Jenny and Carmen.

    • Episode 9

      Late, Later, Latent

      aired: Sun, Apr 17, 2005

      Alice's sex-toy request freaks out Dana. Jenny learns the truth about TV star Burr.

    • Episode 8


      aired: Sun, Apr 10, 2005

      Bette and Tina agree to forge a new relationship.

    • Episode 7


      aired: Sun, Apr 3, 2005

      Alice and Dana tentatively begin dating, while Tina comes between Helena and her ex.

    • Episode 6

      Lagrimas De Oro

      aired: Sun, Mar 27, 2005

      Tina moves out and considers her attraction to Helena. Alice gives Dana an ultimatum but Tonya has a shock in store. Jenny and Carmen bond, encouraged by Shane.

    • Episode 5


      aired: Sun, Mar 20, 2005

      Mark launches a new video project: taping Jenny and Shane. Bette and Tina's brief reunion is marred when Bette gets some bad professional news from Helena Peabody.

    • Episode 4

      Lynch Pin

      aired: Sun, Mar 13, 2005

      Jenny and Shane search for a third roommate and choose Mark, a straight male very intrigued by the lesbian lifestyle, while Kit becomes attracted to a motivational self-help guru.

    • Episode 3

      Loneliest Number

      aired: Sun, Mar 6, 2005

      Kit preps The Planet for its grand reopening. Shane becomes Jenny's new roommate and Bette's emotional tailspin continues.

    • Episode 2

      Lap Dance

      aired: Sun, Feb 27, 2005

      Tina hires a famous lawyer to represent her in the split with Bette. Jenny has a serious heart-to-heart with Robin. Kit's purchase of The Planet is finalized.

    • Episode 1

      Life, Loss, Leaving

      aired: Sun, Feb 20, 2005

      The second season opens with Tina rebuffing Bette's attempts at reconciliation while Jenny prepares for an emotional farewell with Tim.

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    • Episode 14

      Limb from Limb

      aired: Sun, Apr 11, 2004

      Tina finds out about Candace; Shane's patrons turn on her; Dana loses a friend but gains a fiancée, while Kit tries to make sense of Ivan's attention and her reaction to it.

    • Episode 13

      Locked up

      aired: Sun, Apr 4, 2004

      A near-riot at the gallery lands Bette and her friends in jail, putting Bette in dangerous proximity to Candace; Shane's relationships grow more convoluted; Kit meets Ivan, a drag king; Marina contemplates life without Francesca, and Tim and Jenny discuss divorce.

    • Episode 12

      Looking Back

      aired: Sun, Mar 28, 2004

      Bette prepares for the gallery's new show and hires Candace, an attractive female contractor, to handle the set-up; Tina, Jenny, Shane, Alice and Dana share an eventful trip to Palm Springs.

    • Episode 11


      aired: Sun, Mar 21, 2004

      An unexpected opportunity eases Tina's grief while Bette defends the gallery against a right-wing attack; Shane's relationship with her patrons gets complicated; Marina and Francesca fight, and Jenny tries to help Tim.

    • Episode 9

      Listen up

      aired: Sun, Mar 7, 2004

      Identities, sexual and other, are in question as Jenny tries to explain her situation to her one-time roommate; Dana comes out to her right-wing parents, and Bette begins to consider her own self-image.

    • Episode 8


      aired: Sun, Feb 29, 2004

      Relationships can be painful. Tim rejects Jenny, who learns about Marina's other lover; Bette struggles with her fears about parenthood, while Dana runs from her fears and from Lara; Kit is stung when her son doesn't show up for their meeting.

    • Episode 7

      Losing It

      aired: Sun, Feb 22, 2004

      A rising artist in New York tests Bette's commitment while the sperm donor's girlfriend discovers a lonely Tina and starts harassing her; Tim returns home alone and Jenny gets a ride from two disaffected teenagers.

    • Episode 6


      aired: Sun, Feb 15, 2004

      Tim catches Jenny with Marina, and end up complicating their relationship even more; Bette announces Tina's pregnancy to her father, but his reaction dismays her and Kit confronts him on her behalf.

    • Episode 5

      Lies, Lies, Lies

      aired: Sun, Feb 8, 2004

      Bette greets Tina's pregnancy with apparent delight despite her work problems; Jenny's relationship with Marina endangers her life with Tim; Dana's insecurity continues while Alice's mother problems escalate.

    • Episode 4


      aired: Sun, Feb 1, 2004

      Bette engages in a battle of wills with the chairman of the gallery board and takes a desperate step; Jenny struggles with her feelings for Marina; Alice tries to regain her self-respect and Dana finally gets a date.

    • Episode 3

      Let's Do It

      aired: Sun, Jan 25, 2004

      Bette and Tina wait eagerly to see if Tina will get pregnant; Tim, unaware of her encounter with Jenny, invites Marina to a dinner party, outraging Bette, and once more, Kit tries to make amends.

    • Episode 2

      The Pilot, Part 2

      aired: Sun, Jan 18, 2004

      Bette Porter and Tina Kennard have been a couple for seven years and want to start a family. Their next-door neighbor, Tim Haspel, is about to form a couple when his girlfriend, talented young writer Jenny Schecter, moves in. Soon, mixing with Bette and Tina's circle of lesbian friends, Jenny learns that her mid-west university may not have prepared her for what she will learn about life, lust and love in Los Angeles.

    • Episode 1

      The Pilot: Part 1

      aired: Thu, Jan 8, 2004

      Bette Porter and Tina Kennard have been a couple for seven years and want to start a family. Their next-door neighbor, Tim Haspel, is about to form a couple when his girlfriend, talented young writer Jenny Schecter, moves in. Soon, mixing with Bette and Tina's circle of lesbian friends, Jenny learns that her mid-west university may not have prepared her for what she will learn about life, lust and love in Los Angeles.

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