The L Word

Season 1 Episode 2

Let's Do It

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jan 25, 2004 on Showtime
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Episode Summary

Tina tries to get over her concerns about the new sperm donor. Tim decides to throw a dinner party and invites Marina, making Jenny feel uncomfortable. Alice runs into her abusive ex-girlfriend. Dana has her eye on a chef, but is hesitant to make a move on her.moreless

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    Frg most you think
  • How to know if you´re gay

    Cómo saberlo? Enumerando una serie de indicios irrefutables se podría concluír en que alguien que conozco bien se la come recontra doblada (please keep your language clean), but...

    Que le gusta la música gay que se viste bien, que se acicala, que se cuida el cuerpo, que hace ejercico, que nunca me presentó una novia, que está encantado porque descubrió "The L Word" y es lo mejor que hay y se lo anda recomendando a cada amigo y amiga hetero que tiene y se lo quedan mirando con cara de sos re gay y no hay problema en que lo seas pero no, no es gay y me re divierte que piensen que lo soy.moreless
  • wow.

    I really loved this episode. This one in particular got me hooked onto the series. Jenny continues to avoid Marina until Tim invites her over. It is very awkward for Jenny but it doesnt even effect Marina. She charms everyone at the party. Alice runs into an ex and despite Shane advising her not to, they hook up. This episode was soo funny though. The scene at the begining with Alice and the mmagazine guy was hilarious. She told him all about the chart and after all that, he decides to go with something like vagina rejuvination. Dana gets a crush on this chef but she doesnt have the gaydar. So Bette, Tina and Shane try to find out if she is. That scene was so funny. Especially when Tina and Bette start to make out and an older couple behind them leaves in disgust. But in the end the chef sees Dana in the locker room and kisses her, and says something like "in case you were still wondering". That was very cute. So yess, i really enjoyed this episode.moreless
  • Great show once again!

    I am glad that they are showing interracial relationships as once on tv it was taboo. But now, you know about stuff on tv these days. Tim throws a dinner party as he invites a woman named Marina but that makes Jenny feel very uncomfortable around her. As one lesbian runs into her ex-girlfriend and does everything in her will to get rid of her!
  • Bette surprises Tina and Alices ex comes round

    We get further along in Tina and Bette's baby race. Speaking of race,I thought Tina'a reaction was nigh on realistic when she ralizes Marcus is black. It's good that the show doesn't shy away from the realities of an interracial relationship and all the things that having an interracial relationship intales.
Michael Benyaer

Michael Benyaer


Guest Star

Jennifer Copping

Jennifer Copping


Guest Star

Stephen Park

Stephen Park


Guest Star

Tammy Lynn Michaels

Tammy Lynn Michaels


Recurring Role

Guinevere Turner

Guinevere Turner

Gabby Deveaux

Recurring Role

Ari Cohen

Ari Cohen

Conrad Voynow

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Randy: (after Marina leaves the party) Wow. Hey, just one question. Who is in love with that woman?
      Carol: Count me in!
      Tim: I'm only human. The woman has a charm that goes way beyond the fact that she's just... stunning.
      Carol: Yes. Jenny? Don't you have just a little crush on Marina?
      Jenny: No.

    • Alice: (seeing Tim) Do you guys think he knows?
      Bette: Knows what?
      Alice: That his girlfriend is making the team with Marina.

    • Alice: I don't know, you guys, you're really cutting edge, now. Lesbian moms. Biracial child.
      Bette: We are pretty in, Alice.
      Alice: Well, you're going to have no trouble getting that kid into the Center for Early Education. It's gonna be, like, diversity poster child.

    • Shane: So, which one is she?
      (Dana points out Lara to her.)
      Shane Wow. Very nice, Dana. (Dana gives Shane a dirty look. Don't you dare.) No! I'm here for you. I'm here for you.

    • Shane: (about Lara) Ask her out.
      Bette: No, no, no, Dana cannot do that. And that's totally understandable. You don't want to put yourself out there for someone who maybe is just being nice to you, because, you know, you're an important person at the club.
      Dana: Exactly.
      Alice: Please don't encourage her.
      Bette: It's okay, Dana. We are gonna take care of this.
      Alice: You mean?
      Bette: I mean.
      Dana: What?
      Bette: We are going to deploy a mission to ascertain the disposition and intent of one Miss Lara Perkins.

    • Alice: (picking up a turkey baster) What is this?
      Tina: Marcus Allenwood.
      (Alice depresses the plunger and sperm shoots out of the baster into Dana's hair, freaking her out.)
      Dana: Oh, god! Shit!
      Alice: Okay! Okay! Alright! (grabs a towel and helps Dana wipe it off) That is disgusting.
      Dana: Oh my god, get it off, get it off!
      Alice: Okay! You're not going to get pregnant through your sweater!
      Dana: Thanks, I know. Alright, I got it. I'll get it.
      Shane: Wait. So, we could be here at the moment of conception.
      Bette: You could. Yes.
      Shane: Well, then, I'm really sorry. Would you like us to leave?
      Bette: (smiling) That would be too late.

    • Shane: (Bette answers the door in her bath robe) Hi, were you sleeping?
      Bette: Not exactly.
      Alice: Yeah, we tried to call but no one answered.
      Bette: So the logical conclusion was just to come over?
      Alice: No, uh, it's an emergency, y'know, started as a gaydar thing -- Shane and I are totally capable of handling that -- but this one has major relationship stuff.
      Shane: Yeah, I think at this point she (Dana) needs expert advice.

    • Dana: (about Lara) She's the soup chef.
      Alice: A sous-chef?
      Dana: Hmm?
      Alice: Like the assistant chef?
      Dana: (clueless) Oh, yeah.
      Alice: Sous-chef.
      Dana: Oh, yeah. No, that's totally what she is.

    • Alice: (trying to teach Dana 'gaydar') What is she?
      Dana: A customer? (Shane shakes her head.) I don't know!
      Shane: Dana, look at her fingernails, are they long or short?
      Alice: Are they polished or natural?
      Dana: They're long and polished. (she looks at Alice) Sooo, she's... (looks to Alice)
      Shane: Leaning to straight, but we still need more info.
      Alice: Look at the shoes.
      Dana: High-heeled sandals.
      Alice: With tapered jeans. (Dana looks confused.) Would you wear high-heeled sandals with tapered jeans?
      Dana: (looking back and forth between Shane and Alice, looking very confused) Yes?
      Alice: No!

    • Shane: Sexuality is fluid. Whether you're gay, or you're straight or you're bisexual -- you just go with the flow.
      Dana: No, no, no. That, is my problem, okay. I can't feel the flow. That... thing, whatever it is, I don't got it.
      Alice: You don't have gaydar.
      Dana: No.
      Alice: You're so right, you don't have it!
      Shane: Everyone's got it. You just have to tune it in.

    • Bette: Why is it so important for you to believe that everyone is sleeping with everyone else?
      Alice: Because they are.

    • Shane: Dana, I'm impressed, you're into someone and you want to know whether or not they're down.
      Dana: She's down?
      Alice: Whether she plays for our team -- the gay team.
      Dana: Wait... don't the bisexuals have their own team?

    • Alice: Alright, I need to get my vagina rejuvenated!

    • Lacey: (talking about Shane) The 4F's! She finds 'em, feels 'em, fucks 'em and forgets 'em, but I'm gonna tell the whole world who you are!

    • Alice: Dana, most girls are straight 'til they're not, and then, sometimes they're gay 'til they're not.

    • Tina: (re: Lara) Maybe she's a different kind of lesbian.
      Alice: Yeah, the straight kind!
      Tina: Yeah, but the Shane test pretty much works on every woman.
      Dana: You didn't get anything from her?
      Shane: I got nothin'.
      Bette: Oh, honey, there are a lot of other fish in the sea.
      Alice: Gay fish.

  • NOTES (7)


    • Alice: Anytime you get a group of gay girls together, you are guaranteed someone slept with someone else. Who has slept with someone else, who slept with someone else, and on and on.
      Marc: Mm-hmm.
      Alice: Name any lesbian you know. I can link her to me in, like, six moves.

      "The Chart" is based on concepts of "six degrees of separation" and "small world phenomenon", used in social network theory. According to the theory, every person in the world can be linked to any other person through a short chain of acquaintances, on average through six links.

    • Title: Let's Do It
      The episode title is taken from the song Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love by Ella Fitzgerald, which is heard during the closing scenes. The title also refers to Bette and Tina's decision to make a baby.

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