The L Word

Season 5 Episode 10


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 09, 2008 on Showtime
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Episode Summary

The girls attend the Subaru Pink Ride to support breast cancer research. Tina is furious for Niki blowing her cover with Jenny but Adele assures her the two won't be seen together publicly. Meeting old friends prompts Tasha to ponder her long-term plans in life. A campfire game of "I never" turns into a discussion on cheating -- with devastating results.moreless

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  • The Subaru Pink Ride gets dark.

    A really great episode from this season. In this episode we see the girls in a race campaign againt breast cancer at first sight a not intereseting premise, but the interesting thing here is when the girls gather together in a camp and begin telling stories and playing the game "I never" thats where all the secrets are revealed and Jodi realizes tha Bette is cheating on her with Tina.

    What a sad moment for Jodi, Bette and Tina, Jodi seems so happy with Bette but she loves Tina.

    Tasha wants a future with Alice while Adelle is showing her trues intentions.moreless
  • This episode is about the girls going on the Pink Ride together.

    This was a great episode. The gang goes on the Subaru Pink Ride to help fight breast cancer. They had created their own little team named Team Dana to honor the death of Dana, their good friend that died of breast cancer. Shane and Kit talking as Molly (Shane's stalker)comes up and starts talking with them and Shane telling her to go home. Also Niki shows up with Jenny sporting a nice Girltrash T-shirt. One of my favorite parts of this episode was the relationship between Shane and Molly. Shane is actually trying with Molly who loves her enough to go across the country to find Shane. They make a great couple. Another couple is Alice and Tasha who were having a discussion about whether they are going to move in together or not. After Tasha has not been around much because she had met up some friends that she used to hang out with, including an ex-girlfriend of hers. Jenny and Niki are very happy and in love. Even Niki tells Shane that she loves Jenny. They decide to make a tape in their tent which falls into the wrong hands and can be used against them. Alice tells an interesting ghost story around the fire and then the gang decides to play "I Never" which was doomed to end bad. They get to the topic of what it means to cheat and what is considered cheating. Everyone has their own opinions and have different reactions from each of the couples sitting around the fire. Bette upsets Jodi when it is outed that Bette has been seeing Tina behind her back. Later Shane and Alice talk to Tina in her tent about her and Bette. They were not surprised to know that they were back together and neither was anyone else. They all agreed that no matter how much they loved Jodi that Bette and Tina have always been meant for each other. At the end Jenny asks Niki if she thinks that they will make and she says that she promises that she will love Jenny forever. Bette sits and cries by the water feeling bad about what has happened. The gang is broken as they ride back home.moreless
  • The girls participate in the Subaru Pink Ride to help support breast cancer research.

    Let me just start out by saying that this was a truly amazing episode. The entire fifth season of The L Word has been absolutely amazing. I thought that this episode had the perfect blend of drama and comedy. I absolutely loved Tina in this episode, especially her interactions with Jenny and Nikki. I also really liked the whole Shane and Molly storyline in this episode. Based on Shane's interactions with Nikki, I have a really bad feeling about where that whole situation is headed. The whole reveal of Bette & Tina's affair to Jodi and the rest of the girls and Tom was so well written and played by everyone involved, but especially Jennifer (Bette), Laurel (Tina), and Marlee (Jodi). All in all, this was another amazing episode of The L Word, and I can't wait to see the next episode.moreless
Pam Grier

Pam Grier

Kit Porter

Jennifer Beals

Jennifer Beals

Bette Porter

Leisha Hailey

Leisha Hailey

Alice Pieszecki

Laurel Holloman

Laurel Holloman

Tina Kennard

Daniela Sea

Daniela Sea

Moira/Max Sweeney (Season 3+)

Rose Rollins

Rose Rollins

Tasha Williams (Season 4+)

Malaya Rivera Drew

Malaya Rivera Drew

Adele Channing

Recurring Role

Kate French

Kate French

Niki Stevens/"Jesse"

Recurring Role

Jon Wolfe Nelson

Jon Wolfe Nelson

Tom Mater

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The "Previously on..." part contains a scene not included in the previous episode. There is a scene with Alice, Tasha, and Kit at The Planet where Alice says that Tasha is getting a lot of job offers. This differs drastically from the actual scene from the previous episode, where Alice was just asking Tasha to come with her to the SheBar meeting to protect her.

    • Deleted Scene: Niki has some fun with a video camera
      This scene takes place in LA before the Pink Ride. Niki is filming with her new video camera, given to her by Jenny, of Adele packing Jenny's things for the ride while Jenny lounges on the bed. Niki complements Adele on her bone structure, causing Jenny to ask "Are you flirting with Adele?" Niki responds, "Maybe." Niki throws Adele on the bed and tells Jenny that they kissed the other night. "It was really hot." Shane pops her head in the doorway to ask if the girls are ready yet. Niki then starts to flirt with Shane, saying the she's noticed Shane looking at her. "You think?", Shane asks. Jenny notions Niki and her camera to her and says, "They can't have you -- you're mine."

    • During the first day of the Pink Ride, Niki is wearing a Girltrash t-shirt. Girltrash is a short web series created and directed by Angela Robinson, who has also written and directed many episodes of The L Word. One of the stars of the show is Rose Rollins (Tasha).

  • QUOTES (25)

    • Alice: Are you in love with Bette? Again?
      Tina: I've always been in love with Bette.

    • Kit: What the fuck is wrong with you?
      Bette: I don't know. It just happened.
      Kit: Shit like this just don't happen. I mean, you don't wake up next to somebody by accident.

    • (Alice, Shane, Tina talk about her affair with Bette after the "I Never" game.)
      Shane: I never saw this coming. Ever. (they all drink)

    • Alice: Are you having an affair with Bette? Again?
      Shane: Since when?
      Tina: Maybe a month?
      Alice: A month? Why didn't you tell me?
      Tina: Because you have a big fucking mouth.

    • Alice: Bette, I mean, come on. You cheat. You were a giant cheater. I mean, it was a phase, I'm not-- I'm not saying that you are now but. You cheated on Tina. You cheated on me. There was a lot of cheating. I mean, come on, you guys saw it; you were there. Ba-boom. Ginormous cheater.

    • Molly: So, does that mean that I could sleep with any one of your friends and you wouldn't care?
      Shane: Not if you came home with me afterwards.

    • Shane: I don't know, I think that sexual jealousy always weighs down a relationship.
      Tina: That's because you're a ho.

    • Molly: You've never been in love?
      Shane: I don't think so. I mean, maybe I have, I'm not really sure what that is.

    • Shane: I don't think kissing counts. It's not cheating. Nor do I think sleeping with someone.
      Alice: Fucking?!
      Shane: Well, you know, unless you sleep with a person more than once. (everyone sounds their disapproval) Not in my book. It's not.
      Niki: I agree with Shane, I mean, messing around is just messing around, right? I mean you can still be loyal to someone in your heart and, I mean, what's the big deal?
      Alice: Wow, you guys have great morals.

    • Niki: So, you talked to Molly.
      Shane: Yeah, what can I say, I'm a sucker for a pretty face.
      Niki: Here I thought you were hard to get.
      Shane: I'm not hard to get.
      Niki: Hmm, not hard to get, just hard to keep.

    • Alice: So, what's your deal. Are you gay or what? C'mon.
      Adele: That depends.
      Alice: Depends on what?
      Adele: It depends on who's asking.
      Alice: I'm asking. Are you seeing anyone?
      Adele: I'm single.
      Alice: This is great! We should set you up. 'Cause, I mean, that's what these rides are for. Curing cancer and one night stands. Totally.

    • Kit: I sure hope you know what you're doing.
      Bette: I have it completely under control.
      Kit: Keep tellin' yourself that, baby girl.

    • (Shane and Molly make the tent fall on Jenny & Niki.)
      Jenny: Adele! We're being killed!

    • Molly: What kind of bullshit tent is this?
      Shane: It was on sale at Costco.
      Molly: And you expect me to have Advanced Placement lesbian sex in this shitty runt tent?
      Shane: Yeah, I do.

    • Tina: (seeing Jenny and Niki's tent) What the fuck is this, the Taj Mahal?

    • Alice: (trying to set up a tent) Isn't there a hotel or something that we could check into?
      Kit: Girl, and then rent a car, so we can drive the rest of the way?

    • Molly: I don't know if I'm gay, I don't know if I'm straight, but I know that I want to be with you.
      Shane: We had terrible sex.
      Molly: No, it was great for me! You don't just get on a bike and know how to ride it - same with riding a girl. So I freaked out. Big deal. You've just been with so many girls that you don't remember your first time. Well, guess what, it was my first time. And it was great! It was better than with Richard, and with guys, and with anybody! And I'm really into you! And I swear, next time, I will so go down on you!
      Shane: Molly, Molly, you're making a scene. Please. (pause) Seriously, why do you want to be with me? Think about it. Because you've been using me to get back at your mother the whole time.
      Molly: I haven't. I haven't been using you. I've never flown to the Pacific Northwest to chase a girl I barely know. And I'm here and I'm really crazy about you. And I need you to give me another chance even if I'm awful in bed. (pauses) I know I'm still Gay 101, but I'm a really fast learner and before you know it I'm gonna be Advanced Placement Gay, and then Graduate Level Gay, and fuck law school, I'll get my Doctorate in fucking Gay!

    • Molly: (racing Shane to the pit stop) I love you!
      Shane: What?! (skids to a stop) Whoa, wait!
      Molly: I won.
      Shane: No, no, no, no. Wait, you're in love with me?
      Molly: No. I just said that so you would stop.
      Shane: You cheated. (throws her helmet at Molly)
      Molly: Ow! So what, I still won.

    • Jenny: (after getting off her bike at a rest stop) My pussy is so numb.

    • Niki: So did you guys ever hook up?
      Shane: Who? Me and Jenny? Fuck, no.
      Niki: Well, my friends are always hooking up with one another so...
      Shane: No, not in this case.
      Niki: You know, she's really beautiful and you're not so bad yourself... so I'm surprised.
      Shane: Well, I figure just because you can, doesn't always mean that you should.

    • Bette: Hey, I need to tell you something.
      Tina: What?
      Bette: You look really great in those pants. (laughs)
      Tina: Fuck you! (smiles)

    • Shane: (to Molly) I don't want to be your fucking loser fuck buddy. I really don't. I don't want you to pity me. I don't want you to save me. I don't want to be your teacher into the gay world. I don't want any of it. So, just go home.

    • Shane: Molly, go home.
      Molly: It's a free country. I can support boobs if I want to. Go boobs! (audience cheers) See.
      Kit: So you flew all the way up here? Shane. Shane, she flew all the way up here to keep fighting with you, girl. That's true love. That's true love!

    • Tina: You guys are not supposed to be seen together. I promised your managers. You're gonna get me fired.
      Niki: Tina, it's not like we're going to be having sex on the side of the road. Here, look, I'll put these on and no one will even recognize me. (puts on sunglasses)
      Guy: Excuse me. Hi, are you Niki Stevens?
      Niki: Yeah!
      Guy: Can we have your autograph?
      Tina: I quit! I fucking quit!

    • Alice: (before starting the Pink Ride) I am kicking your ass.
      Tasha: Oh, please.
      Alice: What?! You think I can't take you?
      Tasha: (laughs) No.

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