The L Word

Season 6 Episode 5

Litmus Test

1
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 15, 2009 on Showtime
8.8
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Episode Summary

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Jenny manages to sell another movie script which turns out to borrow heavily on someone else's work. The girls realize Alice and Tasha are having a third-wheel-crush on Jamie. Despite the girls protesting profusely, Helena plans to go out with Dylan. To test Dylan's character, the girls set up a trap but need Niki's help to pull it off.moreless

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  • Jenny, Alice, Tasha, Kit, and Helena spy on Dylan's date with Nikki

    8.0
    The only sad part of this show is that they are making it really corny and lame. it is a elaborate plot that will make all the fans hate the show and not miss it. I'm` a big fan on Tasha and Jamie, poor Alice just cant win since Dana died. The whole spying on Dylan was way over done. Plus how did Kit fix the computer when she didn't even know how to check her text message in the last episode. This episode was OK but not up to season one standards.



    fans of the l word should listen to a podcast called the planet. its hosted by two girls named kc and Elka and its funny as crap.moreless
  • Jenny steals Alice's idea for a screenplay.

    10
    Let me just start off by saying that all things considered, I absolutely loved this episode! This was such a fun episode. The whole storyline with Helena and Dylan was definitely my favorite of all the storylines in this episode. I loved that Helena's storyline was the main storyline of the episode. I've always thought that Helena is such a great character. I absolutely loved Jenny in this episode just in general. Tina was just awesome in this episode. Another thing that I loved about this episode was all of the Bette and Tina interactions. All in all, I thought that this was a very well written, well acted and well made episode of The L Word from everyone involved, and I can't wait to see the next episode of The L Word.moreless
Rose Rollins

Rose Rollins

Tasha Williams (Season 4+)

Mia Kirshner

Mia Kirshner

Jenny Schecter

Rachel Shelley

Rachel Shelley

Helena Peabody (Season 2+)

Pam Grier

Pam Grier

Kit Porter

Leisha Hailey

Leisha Hailey

Alice Pieszecki

Jennifer Beals

Jennifer Beals

Bette Porter

Dylan Neal

Dylan Neal

Philip

Guest Star

Kate French

Kate French

Niki Stevens

Recurring Role

Alexandra Hedison

Alexandra Hedison

Dylan Moreland

Recurring Role

Elizabeth Berkley

Elizabeth Berkley

Kelly Wentworth

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Shane: (Jenny) Okay, you know what, you gotta lay the fuck off. Because I know when you get all insecure, and you're paranoid, all you wanna do is control everything. But you can't treat me like I'm your fucking property! So don't put me in a fucking box!

    • Jenny: This is so crazy. Why are you letting this dumb business affect our friendship? We're supposed to be good friends.
      Alice: Really, Jenny? Are we?
      Jenny: Yes.
      Alice: I don't think so, okay. I think we're friends with other people who are friends, but you and I, not so much.

    • Dylan: I might be out of line here, but I can't get involved with you.
      Niki: Why not?
      Dylan: Well, for one, it's unethical. And it's not really a good idea for the director to get involved with the star of the movie.
      Alice: (to Jenny, listening in the camera room) Guess you didn't get that memo, huh?
      Jenny: Fuck off.

    • Niki: I mean, if you think about it, if you really wanna win an Oscar, I mean, you've gotta either play ugly, retarded or a lesbian.

    • Kelly: Tina, does it bother you that I flirt shamelessly with your girlfriend?
      Tina: No, no. Flirt away. I mean, Bette knows that if she were to ever cheat on me then that would be the end of us. So, if it makes you feel scandalous and sexy to tease her with her co-ed crush, have at it.
      Kelly: Thanks, I will.

    • Helena: I can't help myself. Dylan has colonized my thoughts.
      Alice: Wow. That's deep.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Jenny: (to Shane, referring to Alice, Tasha, and Jamie) Why the fuck would you leave me out there to get reamed by the three musketeers?

      The Three Musketeers is an 1844 novel by Alexandre Dumas about d'Artagnan, a man who leaves home to become a Musketeer of the Guard. The three musketeers are his friends, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Dumas later wrote two other novels about d'Artagnan's adventures.

    • Niki: (to Dylan) I think that this film should be really, you know, beautiful and glamorous, you know, like Atonement. Oh my God, I loved that movie.

      Atonement is a 2007 movie based on Ian McEwan's 2001 novel with the same name. The cast includes Keira Knightley and James McAvoy, and the film won an Oscar and was nominated for six others.

    • Alice: (referring to the security cameras and equipment at Hit) Jesus, Helena, Big Brother much?

      Big Brother is a reality show of Dutch origin that premiered in the Netherlands in 1999. Cast members live together in a house, where they are constantly monitored on camera. Housemates are periodically evicted until a single winner remains. The show is popular in many different countries, with slight differences in the rules.

    • Jenny: Alice, was it your idea when the terrorist has a nuclear weapon that's gonna blow up the building? Or was it your idea when the hero of the romantic comedy has to rush to the wedding in order to save his beloved from getting married? Or wait, was Beverly Hills Cop your idea, too?

      Beverly Hills Cop is a 1984 comedy film. Eddie Murphy plays a Detroit policeman who goes to Beverly Hills to solve the death of his friend. The movie has two sequels, released in 1987 and 1994.

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