The L Word

Season 5 Episode 3

Lady of the Lake

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jan 20, 2008 on Showtime
9.2
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Jodi brings Bette to meet and hang out with her friends but Bette has a hard time letting go of control. Shane decides to give up on sex and instead pours her energy in exercising. Tasha faces new allegations. Meanwhile, Helena finally gets comfortable in prison but things are about to change when her mother turns up.moreless

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  • Tina is one lucky woman!

    10
    Let me just start off by saying that I thought this episode was absolutely amazing. While I was annoyed by several of the characters, namely Alice especially with her behavior towards Max, as well as being annoyed by Shane and Jodi's friends, I do think that those aspects of the episode really served to further those particular story lines. I definitely think that this episode was really meant to show that the relationship between Bette and Jodi isn't meant to last and that Bette and Tina really do belong together. My favorite story line was definitely the whole Tina going on a date thing. I thought that the sex scene between Tina and her date was great. I also really loved all of the stuff with Max in this episode, and I only wish that they had focused more on that story line instead of Tasha's story line which was definitely my least favorite story line for this episode. I'm so sad that Helena left. All in all, I think that this was another amazing episode of The L Word, and I definitely think that based on the episodes that have aired so far, season five is the best season yet.moreless
  • Opening spoof on "Charlies Angels" with their gaydar guns was priceless - lots of fun.

    9.4
    And the rest of the episode was just as good. Shane's self imposed sex strike is hilarious, even though I can understand what's she's trying to accomplish. I'm surprised she's held out as long as she has, so far.



    Tina with heart surgeon - - least interesting part.



    While I'm not a fan of the Jody/Bette union, I think it was very crappy of Bette not to get into Jody's weekend. She purposely held herself aloof, and was just an all-around pooh-butt. Anyone could see how much this meant to Jody and I personally thought her friends were a lot of fun - made me wanna be there :o)



    And yea, Helena - "Mummy" just doesn't have a clue or doesn't really care about what her daughter is all about. I love that Helena is going to cut that cord, and go with Dusty. I certainly hope, since she won't be in LA, that the series will continue to show her and Dusty, so we can see how it's working out.



    Tasha - poor Tasha; what a position to be in. I'm not in the military, but I always thought the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" thing is load of bulls**t. It'll be interesting to see how they play this out, cuz we know it can't be happy, since the good ole' USA still has this stupid policy. And Alice - sweet Alice - ready to stand by her woman, even though it grates against all she believes in.moreless
  • A bit of everything in only an hour!

    9.6
    I loved this episode, have to say best by far for me especially since I'm still a rookie to the series. There was all the elements of a great show all wrapped in the episode and I couldn't even leave the front of my t.v. till the credits rolled.



    The sex strike was a classic because I've done it myself a couple times and it can be a killer. Heightened senses, everything looks appealing, just a bomb waiting to explode. Shane has to be one of my favorites if not the favorite so I was laughing every time she came on screen. Interested though in the court-martial because being prior military it'd be interesting to see how real they can make this.moreless
Katherine Moennig

Katherine Moennig

Shane McCutcheon

Laurel Holloman

Laurel Holloman

Tina Kennard

Leisha Hailey

Leisha Hailey

Alice Pieszecki

Mia Kirshner

Mia Kirshner

Jenny Schecter

Marlee Matlin

Marlee Matlin

Jodi Lerner (Season 4+)

Daniela Sea

Daniela Sea

Moira/Max Sweeney (Season 3+)

John Pyper-Ferguson

John Pyper-Ferguson

Michelangelo

Guest Star

Lucia Rijker

Lucia Rijker

Dusty

Recurring Role

Holland Taylor

Holland Taylor

Peggy Peabody

Recurring Role

Malaya Rivera Drew

Malaya Rivera Drew

Adele

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When the whole group is gathered at The Planet, Peggy Peabody starts talking about her wanting a drink, thinking it was going to be a party. At this time, Jodi has her back towards Peggy, which should result in her not knowing what Peggy is saying. Her facial expressions however, suggests that she does in fact hear what Peggy is saying, and that she is somewhat upset with her.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Helena: I'm quite happy to finish my time and pay my debt to society.
      Peggy Peabody: Helena, for God's sake, pull yourself together. You're a Peabody.
      Helena: What difference does that make?
      Peggy Peabody: Peabody's don't have debts, darling. Not to anyone. And certainly not to society.

    • Jodi: (doing a podcast) There's nothing worse than tentative, timid, lesbian sex. I would never be in one of those bed death lesbian relationships where you just cuddle, and say good night and go to sleep. Ugh. I have a teddy bear if I wanna do that.
      Shane: Yes!

    • Girl: Oh, great abs.
      Shane: Thanks.
      Girl: Can I...?
      Shane: No, no, no, don't touch me. Please.
      Tina: (looking on) She's not gonna make it.
      Alice: I don't think she's gonna make it.

    • Alice: (talking about how Shane is taking a break from sex) So, you're done with girls burning down your shit and throwing rocks through your window?
      Tina: Somebody threw a rock through your window?
      Shane: It was one of the bridesmaids from the wedding.

    • Shane: A few days ago I decided to take a major break from sex, thereby eliminating the main cause of insanity in my life.

    • Shane: (looking on OurChart for a girl for Tina) No, keep browsing.
      Tina: What? Why? She's totally cute.
      Shane: Yeah, I know, she's cute, but she's just a little crazy in bed, if you know what I mean.
      Everyone: How do you know?
      (Shane just stares at them. How do you think I know?)
      Tina: (rolling her eyes) Next!

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