The L Word

Season 1 Episode 5


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 15, 2004 on Showtime
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Episode Summary

Dana is invited to a Subaru dinner party, who want to sponsor her tennis career, but Lara is hurt when Dana takes her male doubles partner instead of her. Meanwhile, Tim is shocked when he catches Marina and Jenny in a compromising position, Alice tries to sort out the problems with her mother, and Bette tells her father about Tina's pregnancy, but is upset by his reaction.moreless

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  • Dana

    Ella la ama a ella y no habría que poner más nada ella la ama a ella y no entiendo por qué tanto misterio y tanto oohhhh y tanto hombre mujer si tengo un hijo yo ella con otra ella ese hijo no es digno de qué es un hijo como cualquier otro es una persona soy una persona como cualquier otra y no tiene ningún sentido que la mayoría de la gente que vive en esta sociedad del orto no lo entienda cómo pueden ser tan superficiales y tan estúpidos yo te amo yo ella a vos ella y nada más.moreless
  • Tim finally finds out..

    This was such great episode, very good for early on. Dana gets invited to a party for her sponsor. But she is not allowed to take Lara, which upsets her. She is so afraid to come out to everyone around her. Alice's mother comes to town, and lies about a huge moie she was not doing. And she makes a pass at Shane. Bette and Tina tell Bette's father about the baby. Bette thought it would go over well, since she thought highly of her father. He tellher he cannot accept a grandchild that is not biologically his. He doesnt even believe her and Tina are a real couple. Then Tim catches Marina going down on Jenny. He is shoc and Jenny does everything she can to keep him. He makes her tell Marina that there affair was nothing, and that she never wanted to see her again. They end up getting married. It was so sadd at the end when he tells her to take a shower, because of Marina.moreless
  • Great episode

    I'de like to say alot about this episode, but then it would be a spoiler for the rest of you. Dana really has a spot light on her this episode, well kind off, she shines the most. I just love Shane alot in this one, i think if i was a girl, i'de sleep with her :) I think the L fans will enjoy this episode alot. Is it me, or does marina voice really manly for a woman? anyhow she's banging hot! I really don't want to say anything else or i'de ruin the episode for the ones who didn't watch it.moreless
  • The gang deals with family issues and Tim has an interesting reaction to seeing Jenny and Marina

    We are introducd to Alices mom and Bette's dad. Alice and her mom get along alright but their relationship suffers because Alice is the grown up most of the time. Though Bette and her father get along, he still, after 7 years, cannot bring himself to accept she and Tina's relationship.

    Tim marries Jenny AFTER finding her in a compromising posistion with Marina. I think his brain is waterlogged.
Anthony Sherwood

Anthony Sherwood


Guest Star

Phil Hayes

Phil Hayes

Sheriff Sammy Craff

Guest Star

Brad Dryborough

Brad Dryborough

Stephen Green

Guest Star

Anne Archer

Anne Archer

Lenore Pieszecki

Recurring Role

Ari Cohen

Ari Cohen

Conrad Voynow

Recurring Role

Ossie Davis

Ossie Davis

Melvin Porter

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Ossie Davis (Melvin Porter) is credited as a Special Guest Star.

    • Opening Teaser:
      West Hollywood, California -- 1976: A gay undercover cop, named Stephen Green, allows a man to 'go down' on him in a men's restroom before arresting him.
      The Connection: The cop later pulls over Tim on his way home, and tells him that two people with the same "equipment" are better lovers since they know how to treat it. He then adds that anybody of the opposite sex can't compete with that.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Police Officer: (to Tim) That's why this country's homosexuals are so dangerous. When you got two people, they got the same equipment, and they both know how to treat it. How could anybody of the opposite sex compete with that?

    • Jenny: (to Marina) What happened between us was a terrible mistake. It is never gonna happen again. I will never see you again. Do you understand that?
      Tim: Did you hear what she said?
      Marina: Of course I did.
      Tim: Tell me when it started.
      Marina: It didn't. You saw all there was to see, the beginning and the end.

    • Marina: (to Jenny) Your strength is you write from here (puts her hand on Jenny's breast). The demons that tempt you, that you struggle with... Am I that demon?

    • Tina: (about the name for the baby) I think we should do some sort of combo thing. You know? Instead of the whole hyphenated thing?
      Bette: What, like, "Portard"?
      Tina: Bette... (chuckles) "Hey, Poor Tard, how's your two moms, ya big gay-mo?"

    • Dana: I always mess things up. Did I mess everything up? I'm sorry, it's just that you make me so happy and that's not a very familiar feeling, you know? Can I please try again? I really want to try again. Can I?
      Lara: One thing.
      Dana: Anything.
      Lara: You have to start taking at least some steps toward being out.
      Dana: I will.
      Lara: Because you're going to be miserable being in the closet.
      Dana: I know.
      Lara: And you are really... really gay.
      (They both smile a little.)
      Dana: (whispering) I know.

    • Alice: (to Shane) Hey, hey. I'm really sorry you got Lenore'd.

    • Alice: (after she finds out that her mother slept with Shane) You know what this means? This means I can never be gay again! Never! I cannot be gay!
      Shane: Al, (chuckles) c'mon, it's no big deal. Your mom is really sexy for an older woman.
      Alice: (grunts) Oh!
      Shane: She is! And you know what, she's got really... (gesturing to her breasts) she's really...
      (Alice sits in a chair and covers her ears with a pillow.)
      Alice: Oh... (singing) My baloney has a first name, it's O-S-C-A-R, my baloney has a second name--
      Shane: Al, shut up, okay? I should be singing. Your mom got funky with me, alright?
      Alice: She came on to you?
      Shane: Shit, she's wild, Al.
      Alice: Oh, okay, please with the details! God! Why's my mom such a slutty, slutty, chicken-chasing pervert?

    • Alice: Okay, this is not something you just go and write your name on, like you're giving some sort of autograph.
      Lenore: I know that, Alice. I'm not stupid, I understand the purpose of your chart. That's why I wrote my name. Right there, off of Shane.
      Alice: Shane.
      Lenore: Remember the other night at the party, when we were talking?
      Alice: Yeah, we were all talking. You can't be on The Chart for talking.

  • NOTES (3)