The L Word

Season 2 Episode 1

Life, Loss, Leaving

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 20, 2005 on Showtime
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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.

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  • Bette wants Tina back, but Tina doesn\'t want her back. Jenny says goodbye to Tim.

    I have season every episode of The L Word so far, and this episode remains to be my all-time favorite. It\'s an extremely emotionally intense episodes, and we see some very good dramatic performances from Jennifer Beals, Laurel Holloman, and Mia Kirschner. This also features a very good performaance fron Liesha that\'s more light hearted and comedic. The scene where Tina flips over the table at the planet remains one of my most favorite scenes from the series. I was sad to see Tim go, even though he had kind of turned in to a jerk. I can understand why they wrote the character out. There really wouldn\'t have been anything for him to do on the show if he had staid. All in all, I thought that this episode did an excellent job of setting the tone for the season.moreless
  • Bette's tries to get Tina back. Jenny pisses another man off. Shane is Shane.

    This was well wrth the wait. I'd seen the previews, for the new season of the L Word, and I wasn't disappointed. Tina's starting to show and wants nothing to do with Bette. The opening shot of Bette, of course, shows her in bed with Candace. Bette swears off other women. Eugene breaks up with Jenny. Shane meets Carmen, a beautiful addision to the cast. Alice and Dana try to stop kissing.moreless
Eric Mabius

Eric Mabius

Tim Haspel

Guest Star

Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington


Guest Star

Matty Finochio

Matty Finochio


Guest Star

Meredith McGeachie

Meredith McGeachie


Recurring Role

Kelly Lynch

Kelly Lynch

Ivan Aycock

Recurring Role

Anne Ramsay

Anne Ramsay


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

  • 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.

    • Kit: Let me talk to Tina.
      Bette: And what would you say?
      Kit: That my sister is a pootie chasing dog, who deserves to be tied down and whooped upside the head, put it doesn't change the fact that she loves you more than her own life.

    • Alice: Oh, so you still live by the "code". "Don't do relationships."
      Shane: It's not a code, it's me.

    • Woman: (about what Alice is knitting) Dear, I don't think you're gonna be able to get anybody's head through that thing.
      Alice: You know, though. I think this would make a really good harness for a strap-on dildo.

    • Carmen: So I heard this mix at The Knitting Factory last weekend. I mean this is... this is exactly where I wanna be in like 5 years from now.
      Shane: I like a girl with ambition.
      Carmen: Fuck you!
      Shane: Okay. If you want.

    • Tonya: (to Dana) Honey, Shane is doing Arianna Huffington.
      Dana: You're doing Arianna Huffington? She's fifty, Shane!
      Shane: Her hair.

    • Alice: So listen, do you, um... you wanna talk about anything, or... 'cause that's what friends are for. If you'd like to talk.
      Shane: No, I got nothing to talk about.
      Alice: Shane.
      Shane: What? Aw, quit bein' such a lez!

    • Alice: (about Tonya) I cannot take Cruella DeVille this morning.

    • Alice: Dammit... why did I get this assignment? I'm so not a knitter.
      Shane: Well, it's crazy popular and all the fags I know are doing it. Even some of the straight boys, too.
      Alice: Right! See? Men should be knitting, and women should be running the world. That's how I see it.

    • Dana: Fuck you!
      Alice: Okay, that's totally against the rules.

    • Alice: This coffee tastes like poopie shit!

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