The L Word

Season 5 Episode 5

Lookin' at You, Kid

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 03, 2008 on Showtime
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Episode Summary

Jenny throws a party for the girls to get to meet their movie counterparts -- with mixed results. Shane stirs up drama between Dawn and Cindi, which escalates into bitter rivalry between The Planet and SheBar. Meanwhile, Alice is stunned by a basketball star's gay-bashing on national TV.moreless

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Michelle Harrison

Michelle Harrison


Guest Star

Amber Borycki

Amber Borycki


Guest Star

Dominic Zamprogna

Dominic Zamprogna


Guest Star

Malaya Rivera Drew

Malaya Rivera Drew


Recurring Role

Alicia Leigh Willis

Alicia Leigh Willis


Recurring Role

Kate French

Kate French

Niki Stevens/"Jesse"

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Goof: At the end of the episode, Adele is in Jenny's bedroom picking up empty bottles and glasses when she hears Jenny and Niki getting it on in the closet. Each time the camera switches views, she has the bottles and glasses in different positions in her hands.

    • Goof: When Niki is trying on clothes, Jenny's hair keeps switching from behind her shoulder to in front of her shoulder.

    • Goof: When Shane is baking the "party brownies", Alice comes over and tastes the batter. She's holding her cell phone in the same hand as she dips her finger into the batter and then licks it. When the camera switches views, her hand is suddenly empty and she's getting the phone from her other hand.

    • Deleted Scene: Bette is trying to deflect blame away from Jodi
      Bette explains to Jodi that the board of directors wants someone to blame for the provocative piece of art that upset a student in Jodi's class. Jodi wants to stand her ground and speak to the the board herself but Bette thinks it's better to just let the board "cool off".

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Shane: So, you're playing Shaun?
      Cammie: Yep.
      Shane: Good. Congratulations.
      Cammie: Thanks. You know, I'm not gay.
      Shane: Okay.
      Cammie: I have a boyfriend, so...
      Shane: Good for you.
      Cammie: I just play gay.
      Shane: Right.
      Cammie: Gay for pay.
      Shane: (chucking) That's cute.

    • Shane: (offering party brownies) You want one?
      Cammie: Oh, no, I'm good.
      Shane: Hey listen, they're not gay. I promise.
      Alice: Oh my God, what if they were gay! What if the brownies were gay?!

    • Jenny: (to Niki, about Adele) Don't listen to her. She wears mom jeans with camel toe.

    • Shane: I used to fuck in this pool.
      Tina: Fuck it. Who cares. This used to be my pool.
      Alice: You guys, I think I lost my buzz. I'm going to go get another pot brownie.

    • Tina: What happened the other night, it was a mistake. It just shouldn't have happened.
      Bette: We just got caught up - in a moment.
      Tina: It's just not going to happen again.
      Bette: No, of course not. Are you sorry that it did?
      Tina: Yes, I am. (long pause) Are you in love with Jodi?
      Bette: Yes, I am.

    • Bette: (re: Isabella playing "Bev" in the movie) Does she seriously think that Jenny's idiotic drivel is reflective of me and my life at all? I can't answer your fucking "why's." You know why? Because it's not me. It's not me. And apart from anything else I am frankly - fucking flabbergasted! I am flabbergasted that she has such a white actress... she's white. Okay. Was Mary fucking Poppins not available? I mean, really, what the fuck can she possibly know about my life? What can she know? (walks away)
      Isabella: Is she black?

    • Cindy: Apparently L.A. lesbians like to do everything in their car.
      Shane: That and they love their caffeine.

    • Alice: Why is my life supposed to stop because you want to live in a fucking closet? I did not sign up for that bullshit, you did. I am allowed to say what I want, and do what I want, and fucking out who I want... and love who I want because I live in the goddamn U.S. of fucking A.
      Tasha: And I'm the one out there fighting for your right to be ignorant.

    • Niki: We're gonna fuck in a closet.
      Jenny: The irony hasn't escaped me.

    • Alice: (on TV) Listen! Gay people are bashed and, and harassed and killed every day, and then you've got this guy who's gay himself, and, and he's saying this garbage? It's disgusting! I totally respect someone's choice to stay in the closet, I do; if that's what they want to do, I get it. But I don't think it's OK to kiss your boyfriend one day and then go out and trash gay people the next! Especially if you're a public figure and you have people looking up to you. No, I don't feel bad. I do not feel bad about what I did.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Alice: (leaving a message for Tasha) I need to talk to you because I'm being asked to be on Crossfire-Ball or, I don't know, whatever, and I posted that video of that guy, Brewer.

      This is a reference to the CNN political/current events debate show Crossfire, which ran from 1982 to 2005. The show presented both liberal and conservative views and had the hosts debate both sides of various issues.

    • Shane: Do me a favor, call her. Get her over here, then we can all bring sexy back together.

      This is an allusion to the Grammy Award winning track SexyBack (released in 2006) by Justin Timberlake.

    • Title: Lookin' at You, Kid
      The title is a well-known quote said by the character of Rick Blaine (played by Humphrey Bogart) in the classic 1942 movie Casablanca. The full quote would be "Here's looking at you, kid."