The L Word


Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 2/1/04
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  • Episode Description
  • 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.

  • 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)
  • The importance of having friends

    By napen, Nov 15, 2008

  • A great episode of the L word. Exactly what makes this first season so great.

    By dju010, Dec 31, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Dana: My friends said that they thought that you would think I was a geek if, you know, if I wore a dress. Lara: So, I am a geek. Dana: No, I'm a geek. For letting my friends tell me what to wear.

    • Shane: Lace, what are you doing? Lacey: Whatever I want. Isn't that what you do?

    • Shane: Look, Lace, you're beautiful. And I like you a lot. But... I like a lot of people. Lacey: What does she have that I don't have? Shane: Nothing. It's not about having something or not having something.

    • Alice: I was eavesdropping at L.A. Magazine. Do you guys know they want me to do a story on the 45-minute orgasm? As if?

    • Dana: Hey... Lara: (looks up) Hey! (Lara cuts her thumb.) Ow! Dana: Oh, my god! Oh - oh, my god, I'm sorry, I -- Lara: It's okay. Dana: (panicked) Ah, Jesus, you're disfigured! Lara: (smiling, calm) I'm not disfigured. Dana: But I could've killed you! When you were (makes chopping motions)... you know... Lara: It happens all the time. Dana: Well, should we call a doctor? Lara: (giggles) Dana! (she holds up her hand, counting off fingers) Second-degree burn from the Béchamel sauce. Run-away shish-kabob. An attack from a particularly hostile live lobster, and, um, electric can-opener. Dana: Is there anything I can do? Lara: You could kiss it and make it better.

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    Notes (3)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: LĂ­tost (Regret)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: August 26, 2011 on Prima LOVE

    • Music Featured in This Episode: - Borrito by FNDMNTL - Revolution by FNDMNTL - Rack 'Em by Dan Gagnon - Celly Q by Dan Gagnon - Discovered by Kinnie Starr - At the Speed of Light by Transientworld - Soaring (Aufschwung), composed by Robert Schumann - Where 2? by Chris Gestrin - Slowly by Joystick - Right in Time by Lucinda Williams

    Trivia (2)

    • Goof: When Marina hands Tim's cell phone over to him, you can clearly see it's just a dummy, not an actual cell phone.

    • Opening Teaser: New York City -- 1986: A female photographer takes photos of a nude model. The Connection: Later, Peggy Peabody and Bette discuss the photographer, Carla Marie Freed, and her work. Peggy Peabody has bought one of her photographs and says she met her once.

    Allusions (1)

    • Bette: My God, it's the Unabomber. The Unabomber was a person who, in protest against modern technology, started sending mail-bombs to people. The only pictures of him were of a figure in a hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses.

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