The L Word

Season 4 Episode 11

Literary License to Kill

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 18, 2007 on Showtime
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Bette finds out that Jodi's been offered a job at an art center on the East Coast. Tasha's memories of the war continue to haunt her, and she's ordered to keep her sexual orientation a secret. Meanwhile, Shane plans a surprise for Paige, Helena is kicked out of the hotel, and Max comes to a decision regarding his job.moreless

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Dallas Roberts

Dallas Roberts

Angus Partridge (Season 3-)

Daniela Sea

Daniela Sea

Moira/Max Sweeney (Season 3-)

Jennifer Beals

Jennifer Beals

Bette Porter

Katherine Moennig

Katherine Moennig

Shane McCutcheon

Laurel Holloman

Laurel Holloman

Tina Kennard

Leisha Hailey

Leisha Hailey

Alice Pieszecki

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

Molly Kroll (as Clementine Ford)

Guest Star

Bruce Davison

Bruce Davison

Leonard Kroll

Guest Star

Annabella Sciorra

Annabella Sciorra

Kate Arden

Guest Star

Kristanna Loken

Kristanna Loken

Paige Sobel

Recurring Role

Preston Cook

Preston Cook

James

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Nitpick: In this episode, Shane openly and romantically kisses Paige in front of Jared. However, few episodes back, Jared was almost against his mother being a lesbian (in the school scene) and there has been no scene in which she explains her orientation to him and makes him tolerant.

    • Goof: In the shop scene where Shane helps Alice pick the watch, when she turns around to the purses, there is no Mayan tattoo on her neck. There has been no mention on the show that she'd had it removed.

    • Opening Teaser:
      Kit is moaning and writhing in bed. She's obviously having sex with someone but it's not really working for her. She tells the other person to stop: it's Papi. Papi says this has never happened to her but Kit says it's not her fault: she's just not a lesbian.
      The connection: Kit has been trying to get over Angus with sex, drugs, and alcohol but she finally realizes she needs help.

    • Deleted Scenes:

      Scene #1: Papi, Tasha and Alice at The Planet. Papi gets the 411!
      This scene takes place after Alice and Tasha are almost run over by a car. They're sitting at a table at The Planet when Papi shows up. As soon as she sits at the table, Tasha gets up and leaves. Papi wants to know what her problems is and Alice tells her that Tasha just freaked out about something. Alice says that a vacation to Mexico would really help them. Papi's surprised that Tasha would agree to a vacation because "she's got some stuff to figure out". Alice freaks out and asks Papi if Tasha's seeing someone else. Papi laughs that off because Tasha's already practically moved in with Alice. The discussion quickly turns into an argument about fashion and Alice being a snob and wearing expensive clothes.

      Scene #2: Bette is looking for Jodi
      Bette is looking for Jodi at the art installation she was working on. Instead, she finds Jodi's interpreter Tom, who's treating her rather coldly. When Bette asks when the two of them will be leaving, he just retorts that they're not leaving together. When Bette asks when is Jodi going to leave, Tom says, "I don't speak for Jodi; I just interpret for her." Bette is about to storm off, but Tom then concedes that Jodi's been invited to stay at Santa Fe with a friend named Mickey before going to New York. Bette asks whether this Mickey is a new friend or an old friend. Tom replies, "Jodi has lots of friends. She always has." As Bette leaves, Tom asks whether she's going to Jodi's reception that night. Bette says she'll try to stop by.

      Scene #3: Tasha has a flashback
      This is a longer version of the flashback scene with Tasha and her friend in Lisa in Iraq. During a heavy weapons fire, an Iraqi child walks into the line of fire. Tasha goes to rescue her but the child is caught in a grenade blast before she gets to her. As she runs back to cover, Lisa gets shot. Tasha yells for a medic, holding Lisa's limp body in her arms.

    • Goof: When Tina is having lunch with Kate and her manager, Larry, the waitress brings Kate a bottle of water and puts it on the table so that the label is facing her. When the scene cuts to a shot from Tina's viewpoint, the label on the bottle is suddenly facing Tina without no one touching the bottle.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Angus: (about Papi) Are you... Are you involved with her?
      Kit: Why is everybody in my business?
      Angus: I don't know what you're doing, Kit. You're still not a lesbian.
      Kit: What the fuck do you know? Hmm?
      Angus: I know that you're drinking, and I know that if she cared half as much about it as I do that she wouldn't let you.
      Kit: You know, you shoulda thought about that before you had the nanny's lips wrapped around your dick.

    • Helena: (trying on earrings) Girls, what do you think? I can't decide.
      Alice: How much are they? (checks the price tag) I think you should underwrite a Third World country instead.

    • Bette: (talking to herself while reading Jenny's book) Fuck you, Jenny! It's complete, utter, total bullshit... I wouldn't say that! Never! That's not even grammatically correct, you fucking idiot... You're dead meat. You're just dead fucking meat, Jenny Schecter.

    • Alice: (driving Tasha's motorcycle) Pretty good, right? Pretty good?
      Tasha: Ehh...
      Alice: Come on! I didn't kill you.
      Tasha: Yeah, shit. This time.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • In the scene when Helena, Alice and Shane are in the shop buying stuff for their girlfriends, Shane calls Alice "Nancy Drew" and then both Helena and Alice "The Hardy Girls" for being so noisy about her buying a purse.

      Nancy Drew is a heroine detective, a fictional character of a popular mystery series books, originated in 1930 by Edward Stratemeyer.

      The Hardy Girls is a pun on the original "The Hardy Boys", which is another teen detective book series, but with two brothers, Frank and Joe Hardy, being the protagonists.

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