The L Word

Season 1 Episode 3


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 01, 2004 on Showtime
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Bette engages in a battle with the chairman of the gallery board who wants to close down the gallery. Alice rekindles her relationship with an ex-girlfriend, despite the objections of her friends. Jenny tries to deny her feelings for Marina, and Dana finally gets a date with Lara.moreless

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  • The importance of having friends

    I love this show, man, I really do.

    Y lo importante que es contar con amigos que te aconsejen, que te vayan marcando con amor y desinteresadamente el camino. Y lo peligroso y triste que es no tenerlos. En eso reside este capítulo, creo, o al menos eso me quedó como reflexión. Tan importante, tan tan importante... más aún cuando uno no tiene un entorno familiar que lo ayude with that issues (no lo digo por mí, eh!).

    Aparte: me compré los DVD's de la primera temporada pero el problema está en que no tiene subtítulos y como no pienso escucharlo en castellano me pierdo algunas cositas qué cag***.moreless
  • A great episode of the L word. Exactly what makes this first season so great.

    This episode is a real classic one. Bette fights for a progressive culture centre and clashes with the board over it. Tina is supporting her with everything, even she feels, that she comes after the work. We also see Bette fighting for her work when she smuggles herself to Peggy Peabody’s suite.

    Dana finally gets on a Date with Lara is so sweet. First the scene in the kitchen, when you really don’t know, if they fall over each other in there, then the scene when Dana picks Lara up is even sweeter! Dana unable to do anything without her friends, is hanging on her cell phone till the absolute last moment and even got clothed up by her friends. She’s so shy in that moment, but then Lara appears with all her beauty and all dressed up, so all Dana’s doubts were gone. Well we really have to admit, that Lara looks really beautiful in that scene, but she always looks cute, even in her chefs uniform.

    Jenny still struggling with her feeling for Marina is only at the beginning of a deep fall, but there attraction to each other is really tense, you can feel it in front of the TV! And the last scene between them, will confuse both of them.

    Alice the powerful girl who can handle everything is also struggling with her ex-girlfriend, but she finally manages to get rid of her. Well she tells her, all the stuff her friends told her. So sad the scene is I had to smile about that fact.

    Shane has also her problems with a girl she once slept with, a really obsessed one. She finally manages to convince her to give up the flyer thing, but it’s the first time she has to face consequences for her actions.moreless
Christine Anton

Christine Anton

Xandra Rosenman

Guest Star

Natasha Khadar

Natasha Khadar


Guest Star

Tara Hungerford

Tara Hungerford


Guest Star

Holland Taylor

Holland Taylor

Peggy Peabody

Recurring Role

Tammy Lynn Michaels

Tammy Lynn Michaels


Recurring Role

Guinevere Turner

Guinevere Turner

Gabby Deveaux

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: When Marina hands Tim's cell phone over to him, you can clearly see it's just a dummy, not an actual cell phone.

    • Opening Teaser:
      New York City -- 1986: A female photographer takes photos of a nude model.
      The Connection: Later, Peggy Peabody and Bette discuss the photographer, Carla Marie Freed, and her work. Peggy Peabody has bought one of her photographs and says she met her once.

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Dana: My friends said that they thought that you would think I was a geek if, you know, if I wore a dress.
      Lara: So, I am a geek.
      Dana: No, I'm a geek. For letting my friends tell me what to wear.

    • Shane: Lace, what are you doing?
      Lacey: Whatever I want. Isn't that what you do?

    • Shane: Look, Lace, you're beautiful. And I like you a lot. But... I like a lot of people.
      Lacey: What does she have that I don't have?
      Shane: Nothing. It's not about having something or not having something.

    • Alice: I was eavesdropping at L.A. Magazine. Do you guys know they want me to do a story on the 45-minute orgasm? As if?

    • Dana: Hey...
      Lara: (looks up) Hey! (Lara cuts her thumb.) Ow!
      Dana: Oh, my god! Oh - oh, my god, I'm sorry, I --
      Lara: It's okay.
      Dana: (panicked) Ah, Jesus, you're disfigured!
      Lara: (smiling, calm) I'm not disfigured.
      Dana: But I could've killed you! When you were (makes chopping motions)... you know...
      Lara: It happens all the time.
      Dana: Well, should we call a doctor?
      Lara: (giggles) Dana! (she holds up her hand, counting off fingers) Second-degree burn from the Béchamel sauce. Run-away shish-kabob. An attack from a particularly hostile live lobster, and, um, electric can-opener.
      Dana: Is there anything I can do?
      Lara: You could kiss it and make it better.

    • Peggy: I was a lesbian once. In 1974.
      Bette: Just 1974?
      Peggy: Just 1974. That was all I needed.
      Bette: Well, you know, that's what we refer to as a "has-bian".

    • Lacey: I guess I got carried away with the posters and flyers and... the banner.
      Shane: You... you made banners?
      Lacey: Just one, but they wouldn't let me hang it at Girl Bar.

    • Alice: (to the tune of "Hey Mickey" by Toni Basil) Hey Gabby, you're so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind...
      Shane: Easy with the 80's pop this early in the morning.

    • Bette: Yes, I'm here to see Mrs. Peabody.
      Concierge: The code word?
      Bette: You need a secret code to see Peggy Peabody?
      Concierge: That's correct.
      Bette: ... Shazam.

    • Tina: (about Gabby) What are you gonna do?
      Alice: Well, I was gonna ask her--
      Bette: No asking.
      Tina: What are you gonna tell her? You're gonna say, "Gabby, I really enjoy the time we've spent together, but it is obvious to me that we are in different places in our lives and we want different things out of a relationship, and I respect myself too much to let you continue to treat me this way."
      Bette: "It's clear to me now that you are an emotional cripple without any kind of capacity to understand true love."
      Tina: "And I'm no longer willing to waste my valuable time on you."
      Bette: "So step off, bitch!"

    • Shane: (about Gabby) I don't know, Al, she still seems pretty cold in the streets to me.
      Alice: Cold in the streets, hot in the sheets!

    • Jenny: (to Marina) I don't know what to do. (sighs) Every time I look at you, I feel so completely dismantled.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Bette: My God, it's the Unabomber.

      The Unabomber was a person who, in protest against modern technology, started sending mail-bombs to people. The only pictures of him were of a figure in a hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses.