The L Word

Season 1 Episode 3


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 01, 2004 on Showtime



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • 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.