The L Word

Season 3 Episode 2

Lost Weekend

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jan 15, 2006 on Showtime
8.8
out of 10
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115 votes
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Episode Summary

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Kit hires a party promoter to get the business up at The Planet, Jenny and Moira run into hateful rednecks on their way back to California, Carmen's mother attempts to turn Shane into more feminine, Bette and Tina try to find a male role model for Angelica, Helena helps Alice get over her obsession with Dana, while Dana herself deals with health problems.moreless

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  • Lame stereotyped nonsense

    1.0
    More lame stereotypes from this failing, miserable show. Everywhere outside of LA is unenlightened hick country stuck in the 1950s where homosexuals are attacked just for walking down the street according to the ridiculous writers.



    It's too bad that the lazy Hollywood activists got in control of this show, what was good in season became just a collection of ridiculous, recycled B-movie plots, bad dialogue, and horrible writing which dragged down a group of otherwise fine actresses.



    This is what happens when a show forget s that it's suppsoed to be about characters and the writers use the episodes as soapboxes to rant about their own prejudices and personal issues.moreless
  • This is a good episode, but it isn’t outstanding!

    8.8
    We can consider this as the effective start to the third season, because the last episode took a look at the last six month and with this episode the “daily” life starts again. Helena tires to help Alice and well it seams that it could work, but I’m not so sure about that.

    Dana and Lara are still happy, but there is still the hint about Dana’s cancer. But actually we didn’t see that much of this couple. I think it’s sad, but considering the future part of Dana, it might be better.

    Bette and Tina are still struggling with the social worker especially after Kit’s son denies being the man in their daughter’s life.

    Shane and Carmen move on in their relationship too, but I think that it’s too much for Shane even she says that she loves Carmen’s family. Carmen looks better ever time!

    Jenny also hooked up and is travelling with her new girlfriend trough the States, far away from home and they have fun, but also get in trouble. But Jenny’s message to the kids they are fighting with made me laugh: “We're not faggots, we're dykes, you asshole!” It show’s how strong she has become, but sometimes we still see the week Jenny. For example in the hotel room when she just lies there and just thinks and doesn’t say a word. But I think that’s just how it has to be, because she’s a writer. She needs that soft spot.

    Alice is still struggling with her life, especially when she realizes that the birthday party isn’t for her, otherwise everyone is in a lucky relationship. Helena/Alice we don’t know hoe it will hold up, but still everyone is with someone. I’m wondering how long that will be. Not that I hope for some break-ups, because I like the couples Carmen/Shane, Dana/Lara and Bette/Tina really much. But I think we’ll need some trouble otherwise the show could get boring.

    After all this is a quite good episode and I hope everything is now taking off.moreless
Cynthia Stevenson

Cynthia Stevenson

Roberta Collie

Guest Star

Irene Olga Lopez

Irene Olga Lopez

Mercedes (Carmen's Mother)

Guest Star

Ellie Harvie

Ellie Harvie

Janice

Guest Star

Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming

Billie Blaikie

Recurring Role

Lauren Lee Smith

Lauren Lee Smith

Lara Perkins

Recurring Role

Olivia Windbiel

Olivia Windbiel

Angelica

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Deleted Scenes:

      Scene #1: Helena and Alice in the car
      This is a brief scene where Alice and Helena arrive at The Planet. Alice is carrying the box of sex toys (which she eventually dumps on Dana's table) and Helena ushers her in.

      Scene #2: Lara, Dana, Bette & Tina at The Planet
      This scene takes place after the sex toy dumping scene. Bette and Tina come up to talk with Dana and Lara. Tina consoles them that Alice will eventually get over Dana. Tina and Bette explain that they can't invite them to Angelica's 6-month birthday party because Alice will be there and it would be awkward. But Dana and Lara promise to babysit Angelica on Sunday and celebrate with her then. As Bette and Tina leave, Bette says under her breath that at least Dana and Lara will be able to use some of the sex toys. Tina gets defensive about their lack of sex life.

    • Opening Teaser:
      San Francisco, The Castro -- 1979: It's a dark alley away from sight where gay men get together to have sex. A woman walks down the alley and gets sneers from the guys when she tells them she's looking for sex. But she's looking for girls instead.
      The connection: The woman is Teri, the seducer from the opening scene in the previous episode. She hooks up with a girl named Toni, which forms the second link in The Chart.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Carmen: Okay, every single person in my family adores you. My mother, she absolutely loves you.
      Shane: I love them too.
      Carmen: Mmm. You do?
      Shane: Mm-hmm. But, I wonder how much they'd love me if they knew that I was fucking their daughter?

    • Helena: Girls, I'm... sorry to interrupt but... we have a bit of a disaster.
      Bette: The food is disgusting and people are starving. We're aware.
      Helena: Actually, it's Alice. She was under the misapprehension that this was a surprise birthday party for her.
      Tina: Oh, shit, it's Alice's birthday. I've forgot.
      Bette: Me too.

    • Helena: (after fighting over the life-sized cut-out of Dana) You should be ashamed of yourself, Alice. It's time to start getting over Dana.

    • Helena: (after discovering all of Dana's pictures in Alice's apartment) Alice!
      Alice: What? What the fuck, Helena?
      Helena: Have you completely lost your mind?
      Alice: Oh, that's, that's no biggie.
      Helena: It's a fucking shrine, Alice. A bordering on psychotic, obsessive serial killer type shrine!

    • Janice: Uhm. Alice, do you want me to clean up around this, around this, around Dana? Alice, what do you want me to do with this Dana thing?
      Helena: (walking into the room) Alice is in a loo. What Dana thing? (discovering the Dana shrine) Jesus bloody Christ.

    • Kit: (to David) I'm supposed to take progesterone to help me with the crazies. But what are you gonna take to help you with your bigotry?

    • Alice: (dumping a box full of sex toys onto Dana and Lara's table) I didn't have a chance to wash everything, so...

    • Janice: (to Alice, getting out of a car) Hi, I'm Janice. I know you're having hard time and I'm here to take care of you. We're exclusive lesbian service.
      Alice: (to Helena) Did you... hire me a hooker?
      Helena: Alice... it's a lesbian cleaning service, "Lez Clean Up".

    • Carmen: (about Shane's Quinceañera dress) Oh my god! You look like you're five!
      (Carmen giggles hysterically while Shane looks really sullen.)
      Shane: I feel like a piñata.
      Carmen: You're too small to be a piñata but how about the top of a tranny wedding cake.

    • Alice: (to a little kid at Angelica's birthday party) Hi there, who are you?
      Roland: I'm Roland. Are you the clown?
      Alice: I'm the birthday girl, Roland.
      (Alice looks around and spots all the toddlers at the party. It's clearly not her party.)
      Alice: And yes, yes I'm the clown.
      Roland: (running off) Mommy, mommy, the clown's here!

    • Jenny: We're not faggots, we're dykes, you asshole!

  • NOTES (5)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Jenny: (seeing a sign at the bar entrance) What's "Bear Night"?

      The slang word "bear" refers to gay or bisexual men who are stocky or muscular and who usually have hairy bodies and/or facial hair.

    • Viva Las Vegas
      Billie Blaikie's casino night at The Planet, "Vulva Las Vegas", is an obvious take on the 1964 Elvis Presley movie (and song) Viva Las Vegas. The song The Lady Loves Me is also from the movie and performed at The Planet by a drag Elvis and a mock Ann-Margret, who starred opposite Elvis Presley in the movie.

    • Kit calls Angelica "little Foxy Brown". Foxy Brown is a 1974 action movie, starring Pam Grier herself.

    • Kit: It gives me great joy to see these people in here laughing, and partying and living the life they love and loving the life they live.

      Kit's line is a take on the song Nowadays from the musical Chicago. The song has the lines "You can like the life you're living / You can live the life you like".

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