The L Word

Season 4 Episode 10

Little Boy Blue

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 11, 2007 on Showtime



  • Trivia

    • Opening Teaser:
      Catherine and Helena are in bed. Catherine draws a racetrack on Helena's naked belly in red lipstick. She marks spot where the horse crosses the finish line just below Helena's navel.
      The connection: Catherina and Helena invite the girls to a day on the horse tracks where they bet $100.000 on a horse called "In the Pink".

    • Goof: In the scene where Shane, Paige, and Jared are at the ice cream parlor, the amount of ice cream on Paige's cone increases and decreases between shots.

    • Goof: In the scene where Paige and Jared go visit Shane, the position of the cross on Shane's necklace keeps changing from the inside of her shirt to the outside between shots.

  • Quotes

    • Paige: I've missed you. And I've missed our, umm... (glances at Jared) Our... story... time. Ahem. That one story in the car, that was the best story I have ever heard.
      Shane: Well, I, uh... You know, I thought of some new... stories. If you want me to read them to you.
      Paige: (huge grin) Of course. Will you listen to some of mine, too?
      Shane: Yeah. Yeah, I'd love to.

    • Alice: By the way, where were you guys?
      Shane: For the...? Uh...
      Paige: Wha-- what were we doing? Umm...
      Shane: You know, we were just, uhhh... We were, umm (uncomfortable cough) reading, reading stories.
      Alice: Oh! Stories. All day?
      Paige: Yeah, it was kind of a whole box-set of, of, of stories, right?
      Bette: (playing along) That was so sweet, that you were reading stories to Paige's son.
      Alice: Really sweet, you guys.
      (Shane cringes.)
      Bette: (signs to Jodi what really happened) They were fucking all day.

  • Notes

    • This episode was nominated for the 2008 Leo Award for "Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Series".

    • In the episode, Helena mentions that Jenny is thinking about getting a pet monkey. In the behind-the-scenes video on, it's revealed that it was Mia Kirshner's idea that Jenny would have a monkey. She pitched the idea first to Ilene Chaiken, who shot it down, and then behind her back to writer Elizabeth Ziff, who actually wrote it in the script. However, the scenes were never shot and the subplot taken out because, according to exec producer Ilene Chaiken, that was a "production nightmare".

    • Music Featured in This Episode:
      - Invest in My Love by Janina Gavankar
      - Love Sweet Love by Hathaway
      - You've Got a Cushion to Fall on by Carla Thomas
      - There'll Be Some Changes Made by Helen Humes
      - Sunny Day by tonealy
      - Stuka Stunt by Motor
      - Tropicando by Les Baxter
      - It's Over by Lazy
      - Jungle Montuno by Les Baxter
      - Dust Like by Costanza

    • Showtime renewed the show for a fifth season on March 8, 2007, three days before this episode aired.

  • Allusions