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The L Word

Season 1 Episode 9

Luck, Next Time

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 14, 2004 on Showtime
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Episode Summary

Shane gets the opportunity to style a high-profile client's hair, Bette and Tina receive some devastating news, Jenny goes to dinner with Marina and Francesca, and Alice decides that her relationship with Lisa is too complex.

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  • God in (and out of) me

    I don't believe in an interventionist God

    But I know, darling, that you do

    But if I did I would kneel down and ask Him

    Not to intervene when it came to you

    Not to touch a hair on your head

    To leave you as you are

    And if He felt He had to direct you

    Then direct you into my arms

    Into my arms, O Lord

    Into my arms, O Lord

    Into my arms, O Lord

    Into my arms

    And I don't believe in the existence of angels

    But looking at you I wonder if that's true

    But if I did I would summon them together

    And ask them to watch over you

    To each burn a candle for you

    To make bright and clear your path

    And to walk, like Christ, in grace and love

    And guide you into my arms

    Into my arms, O Lord

    Into my arms, O Lord

    Into my arms, O Lord

    Into my arms

    And I believe in Love

    And I know that you do too

    And I believe in some kind of path

    That we can walk down, me and you

    So keep your candlew burning

    And make her journey bright and pure

    That she will keep returning

    Always and evermore

    Into my arms, O Lord

    Into my arms, O Lord

    Into my arms, O Lord

    Into my arms

    Nick Cave (genius), Into my armsmoreless
  • Francesca is scary. Bette and Tina get bad news. Shane hooks up.

    Many different things happening here. After all their planning, Bette and Tina find out that there is no fetal heartbeat. They have lost the baby.

    A high maintenance client takes a shine to Shane, then gets carnal with Shane.

    Jenny has dinner with Marina and Francesca and it doesn't go well.
Snoop Lion

Snoop Lion

Slim Daddy

Guest Star

Helen Shaver

Helen Shaver

Fae Buckley

Guest Star

Rebecca Harker

Rebecca Harker


Guest Star

Devon Gummersall

Devon Gummersall


Recurring Role

Lolita Davidovich

Lolita Davidovich

Francesca Wolff

Recurring Role

Rosanna Arquette

Rosanna Arquette

Cherie Jaffe

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Dana: (to Alice, watching Shane and Slim interact) It's like some weird carnival mirror or something.

    • (Bette, Tina, Alice, Dana and Shane are watching Kit perform for her music video, dancers are all over her.)
      Bette: Shit, I feel like I did this.
      Tina: No, look, she's having fun.
      Bette: She's being mounted.

    • Francesca: (to Jenny) The thing about Marina is that when she focuses on you, you feel like you're the only one that exists. It's her gift. I don't blame you for falling in love with her. (to Marina) But maybe you use your gift a little too freely.

    • Alice: (to Dana, who is moping in bed) Some of us have it worse, you know, Dana. Some of us are dating lesbian men. Okay? C'mon.

    • Andrew: You know, I don't understand why you need to be set up. When your mother showed me your picture I was, like--
      Dana: Was it a Subaru ad by any chance?
      Andrew: Oh, you did a Subaru ad?
      Dana: Yeah. The slogan was "Get out and stay out."
      Andrew: Oh, is that like an outdoorsy kind of...
      Dana: Gay thing? Yeah, look, um... That's me, okay? I'm... I'm a lesbian! (Andrew looks at her weirdly with lust.) Don't look at me like that, okay? I don't wanna have sex with you and another woman, okay? I'd just... I would want to have sex with a woman, alright. I'm that gay.

    • Alice: I don't want a lesbian boyfriend. I'm sorry! I want a boyfriend who's straight, or I want a lesbian who's a girl!

    • Slim: Kit's sister?
      Bette: Her half-sister.
      Slim: Hm. Beautiful half, I'm supposing.
      Bette: Mmm, more like the gay half.

    • Dana: (about her mom) It's like I came out to a piece of wood. I mean, she didn't even mention it.
      Alice: That's good. She's accepting it through denial.
      Dana: She's setting me up on a blind date with her friend Mildred's son!
      Alice: At least it's not shock therapy.

    • Alice: (about Lisa) What a lez!

  • NOTES (3)


    • Before Shane cuts Cherie's hair for the first time, Cherie asks her assistant to "call Gwynnie and get three tickets to Coldplay". This is an inside joke on Katherine Moennig (Shane), who is cousin to actress Gwyneth Paltrow (nicknamed "Gwynnie") who, in turn, is married to Coldplay singer Chris Martin.