The L Word

Life, Loss, Leaving

Season 2, Ep 1, Aired 2/20/05
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  • Episode Description
  • As Bette desperately begs for Tina's forgiveness, Tina herself is hiding a shocking secret from Bette and all her friends. Alice and Dana continue to hide their romantic trysts from the others, and Jenny finds herself saying goodbye to Tim as he prepares to leave.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Pam Grier

    Kit Porter

  • Leisha Hailey

    Alice Pieszecki

  • Erin Daniels

    Dana Fairbanks

  • Mia Kirshner

    Jenny Schecter

  • Laurel Holloman

    Tina Kennard

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Bette wants Tina back, but Tina doesn\'t want her back. Jenny says goodbye to Tim.

    By Writer2000, Nov 20, 2006

  • Bette's tries to get Tina back. Jenny pisses another man off. Shane is Shane.

    By chrisbd1, Sep 10, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Bette: (after Tim tells her he's moving to Ohio) I'll miss you. Tim: Who knows, maybe some other poor sucker will move in here with his sexually confused girlfriend, and you can introduce one of your predatory friends and she can seduce her, and his whole life can fall apart.

    • Bette: It is completely and totally over. Tina: When did you end it? Bette: This morning, and I told her that you were the love of my life and that I didn't know what I was doing and that I must've gone temporarily insane. Tina: Did you tell her in person? Or on the phone? Bette: Why, does that matter? Tina: Because I drove by the house at 2:00 AM. And your car wasn't there. (shouting) Did you fuck all night before you told her I was the love of your life this morning?!

    • Alice: Well, what about you, you don't have anything to say? Dana: You're the one who kissed me first. Alice: I do remember you kissing me back. Dana: After you started it.

    • Alice: We need, like... rules of un-attraction. Dana: Okay, like never be alone together, in places like the bathroom at The Planet. Alice: Right. Never be alone together. Dana: Especially never be alone together... in places where's there's like a bed or a couch. Alice: Right, or - or - a table. (Dana nods.) Alice: Or a floor. Or the backseat of a car. Dana: Oooh, that would be good... (realizing what she said and backtracking) That wouldn't be good!

    • Bette: She abandoned me, as much as I abandoned her. We both did it. Alice: Yeah but only one of you was having an orgasm.

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    Notes (8)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Láska, lítost, loučení (Love, Sorrow, Farewell)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: November 11, 2011 on Prima LOVE

    • The photograph of a man's face in the art gallery in the new opening title sequence is that of Vito Russo (1946–1990). He was active in the gay and lesbian movement and studied especially the mainstream media's view of homosexuality.

    • This episode was watched by an estimate of 515,000 viewers -- down 45% from the first season premiere.

    • Music Featured in This Episode: - Just a Little Lovin' by Dusty Springfield - Next Flight by Transientworld - Nighttime in the Desert by The Rainwater Bluegrass Band - Devil's Daughter by The Rainwater Bluegrass Band - Tempstress by FNDMNTL - Honey's in Love by Flunk - Threes and Fours by Mike Clarke - Nearer by Kinnie Starr - Sweet Angel by Donnie Owens - History by Controller.Controller - Serious Trouble by Zongamin - Lonely Lonely by Feist

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    Trivia (4)

    • Goof: When Shane is walking to the TV studio, her jeans are torn. However, inside the studio her jeans have miraculously repaired themselves.

    • Opening Teaser: None. Like the first season premiere, also this episode doesn't have an opening teaser. Instead, we see a recap of Season 1.

    • In this episode, it is rumored that Marina tried to commit suicide. We also hear five different explanations of how it supposedly happened.

    • The opening credits show the audience that both Laurel Holloman and her character, Tina Kennard, are pregnant.

    Allusions (4)

    • Tonya: David Letterman, Jay Leno, Bill O'Reilly? Tonya mentions three popular talk shows: Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The O'Reilly Factor.

    • Arianna Huffington Arianna Huffington, who appears in this episode as herself, is a political journalist and author. The book tour mentioned in this episode refers to her latest book, Fanatics & Fools, which was published on April 14, 2004.

    • Carmen: So I heard this mix at The Knitting Factory last weekend... The Knitting Factory is a music club that has live venues for performers. The company also owns small independent record labels.

    • Alice: Oh no, I cannot take Cruella DeVille this morning. Cruella DeVille is the evil woman in Disney's One Hundred and One Dalmatians.

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