The L Word

Legend in the Making

Season 4, Ep 1, Aired 1/7/07
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  • Episode Description
  • After the events in Canada, Bette is on the run from authorities with her daughter. Shane reverts back to her old habits but gets a surprise from her father's wife. Meanwhile, Helena tries to get used to living without her mother's money, Max attends a support group, and Kit has trouble with her pregnancy.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ilene Chaiken

  • Bronwen Hughes

  • Karina Lombard

    Marina Ferrer

  • Jane Lynch

    Joyce Wischnia

  • Rosanna Arquette

    Cherie Peroni

  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • Not impressed.

    By shoegal83, Jan 10, 2007

  • Nice start. Looks like this season will hit it off again. Looking forward a lot...

    By luplik, Jan 15, 2007

  • Finally The L Word returns with Season 4! I know this season will be awesome, just like the other ones were!

    By markamarka123, Jan 14, 2007


    By xblvr, Jan 11, 2007

  • Nice start, but I'm expecting more this season!

    By diecaro, Jan 11, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (21)

    • Alice: Helena, you need to start thinking differently, you can't just take a limousine home from the airport anymore. Helena: Alice, I'm actually quite a practical person. I'll take a taxi.

    • Max: I don't expect Carmen to forgive Shane anytime soon, but I do. So you should, too. I mean, I forgive you. Jenny: What? What the fuck do you forgive me for? I haven't changed who I am. Max.

    • Helena: But what are you gonna do in a situation like that? Kit: I'll give 'em a situation. I wanna burn that clinic down. Bette: (chanting) Arson! Arson! Arson! Alice: Alright, alright. But why don't you do like a benefit for planned parenthood? It's something positive and it doesn't carry a sentence of 30 to life.

    • Helena: (to Alice) I have one credit card with a $3,500 limit. I can't even buy a pair of shoes with $3,500.

    • Helena: (looking at OurChart) Look, there's someone with more hits than Shane. Alice: No, that's just not possible.

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    Notes (6)

    • This episode won the 2007 Leo Award for "Best Overall Sound in a Dramatic Series".

    • Music Featured in This Episode: - President's Choice by Sweatshop Union - Any Way You Look at It by The Emotions - Ma Romance D'Hiver by Kid Moxie - Ganesha Sharanam (Preston Klik Remix) by Devi 2000 - Black Powder by Motor - Theme from Wide Angle by Hybrid - If You Feel It by Ms. Tyree "Sugar" Jones - Le Disko by Shiny Toy Guns - Runnin' Back (And Forth) by The Emotions - Washington, We're Watching You by The Staple Singers - Your Sweet Lovin' by Margie Joseph - Shakedown by Sierra Swan - Save Me by Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity

    • Janina Gavankar's character Papi is mentioned but she first appears in the next episode.

    • Rosanna Arquette (Cherie) is credited as a special guest star.

    • Erin Daniels (Dana) and Sarah Shahi (Carmen) have been removed from the opening credits. In the behind-the-scenes video on, show creator Ilene Chaiken explains that the decision to leave the show came from Sarah Shahi herself and, thus, the writers were forced to "tell the story of Carmen's demise".

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    Trivia (6)

    • In episode 1-12: Locked Up, it was said that Shane has slept with 950–1200 people since the age of 14. In this episode, the OurChart website shows that the figure is 963. It's of course possible that not everyone has given their permission to be included in The Chart. Papi, on the other hand, has slept with 1151 people, and within 20 hours, the figure rises to 1377.

    • Opening Teaser: In an underwater scene, we see large water plants. Amidst the bubbles and leaves we see someone in black pants and a white shirt, floating under the surface. It's Shane. The connection: Shane has been spending time at Cherie's beach house, trying to dull her pain in various ways.

    • Carmen has moved back home to the Morales house. Jenny packs up Carmen's belongings and wants Max to move in in Carmen's old room (Jenny's ex-writing studio/Tim's shack).

    • The nurse at the clinic tells Kit that her approximate due date is September 12.

    • The OurChart website (on the show) revels the horoscope signs of Alice, Shane, and Papi. Alice is a Cancer, Shane is a Gemini and Papi is an Aries.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Jenny: Oh, guess what. We got a mention on MySpace and we took out an ad on OurChart. MySpace is a popular blogging/Internet community/social networking website owned by News Corporation. OurChart on the show is supposedly founded for Alice's radio show and the concept of The Chart. In reality, show creator Ilene Chaiken launched the OurChart website just a few weeks before the Season 4 premiere as a way for lesbians to build their own connections and communities on the Internet.

    • Bette: (to Tina) Are you still using iCal? iCal is a calendar application for Apple Mac computers.

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