The L Word

Season 5 Episode 11

Lunar Cycle

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 16, 2008 on Showtime
9.0
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After the revelation at the Pink Ride, Jodi vows to fight for Bette. Tasha and Alice look for a house together, and at work, Alice meets a New Zealander fashion designer. Adele finally reveals her master plan: to take over the movie. Finally, Dawn Denbo and lover Cindi deliver a blow that pushes Kit over the edge.moreless

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  • An episode full of surprises

    8.5
    What I really love from The L Word is that this serie is full of drama and most of its dramatic episodes are the best thing Ive evere seen on TV, and this one is easily one of my favorite of this season.



    In Lunar Cycle we see how Bette is trying to break up with Jodi although she doesnt want to end her relationship and forgive Bette for cheating her with Tina, but Bette is still in love withn Tina and she knows that shes her soulmate. Its hard to watch how Jodi really loves Bette and all the things that she went through to make a perfect relationship.



    Also we finally found out the real intentions of Adelle and all the dirty trhings that she did to be the director of Lez Girls leaving Jenny outside of the movie and making Nikki breaks with her. While Tasha and Alice are trying to find a place to live together despite all their disagreement.



    Kit understand that there are better ways to solve her problems with the girls of She Bar. The final season is approaching and all the girls are changing.moreless
  • Bette breaks up with Jodi.

    8.0
    Let me just start out by saying that I didn't like this episode very much. The main reason that I didn't like this episode as much as I've enjoyed the all of the other episodes this season is that I thought that the whole Bette and Jodi break up dragged on way too long in this episode. I did, however, think that Jennifer Beals and Marlee Matlin did a fantastic job in this episode as a whole, especially Marlee. Besides that story line, all of the other story lines also seemed pretty boring too. It just felt like they were using this episode to set up for the season finale which I'm really anxious to see. I'm so glad that the Kit gets a gun story line is finally over. Despite not really liking this episode all that much, I did really like the ending of the episode with Bette, Tina and Angelica going home together. All in all, this wasn't the best episode of The L Word, but I do think that it set up the show for the season finale pretty nicely like I said earlier.moreless
Katherine Moennig

Katherine Moennig

Shane McCutcheon

Laurel Holloman

Laurel Holloman

Tina Kennard

Jennifer Beals

Jennifer Beals

Bette Porter

Rose Rollins

Rose Rollins

Tasha Williams (Season 4+)

Leisha Hailey

Leisha Hailey

Alice Pieszecki

Daniela Sea

Daniela Sea

Moira/Max Sweeney (Season 3+)

Melanie Lynskey

Melanie Lynskey

Clea Mason

Guest Star

Amber Borycki

Amber Borycki

Marci/"Donna"

Guest Star

Danielle Kremeniuk

Danielle Kremeniuk

Sam Makarejev

Guest Star

Malaya Rivera Drew

Malaya Rivera Drew

Adele Channing

Recurring Role

Alicia Leigh Willis

Alicia Leigh Willis

Cindi

Recurring Role

Patricia Velasquez

Patricia Velasquez

Begonia/"Karina" (as Patricia Velásquez)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Deleted Scene: Niki and Begonia get into it before a scene
      Begonia, Niki, and Shane are in the make-up room. While Shane does Begonia's hair, Niki chatters about the Subaru Pink Ride. When the make-up artist pulls Niki's blouse off her shoulder to cover the tattoo underneath, she quickly replies that she's not taking her shirt off today. Begonia says Niki doesn't know what she's talking about: they're shooting a love scene today. Niki's adamant – she doesn't want to take her clothes off. "Sweetie, I don't wanna get naked with you, either", Begonia retorts. Niki storms out of the room to get to rehearsal while Shane tries to calm Begonia down. "Today's going to be a fun one", she says to herself when the actresses have left.

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Mary Lamm: (to Clea Mason) What inspires you to dress women?
      Alice: I bet it's the same reason that I like to undress them?

    • Jenny: Never again will I... avail myself to someone with such generosity and an open heart, and show her the ropes and teach her everything that I know.
      Shane: Don't let Adele do that to you, Jenny.
      Jenny: I'm talking about Niki.
      Shane: Oh, fuck Niki.
      Jenny: I did.

    • Bette: There's been something that's been missing for me. Something that's hard to define. And I have been desperately just trying to create this thing, and just looking for it. But I... I've been just flailing. And I realize now that you and I, we're never gonna find it.
      Jodi: How do you know?
      Bette: Because I have it with someone else.

    • Bette: (to Jodi) I love who you are. I love how you stand in the world. I love your passion, your anger. But you and I are fundamentally different. We have different core values.

    • Jodi: You said you weren't going to let me go. You said you were going to fight for our relationship.
      Bette: I meant a friendship.
      Jodi: I don't want a friendship with you!

    • Alice: Oh come on, Mary, you know you want to try it. All the straight girls do.
      Mary Lamm: Well, I don't.
      Alice: Tsk, tsk, don't protest too much.
      Mary Lamm: I don't know what you're insinuating. Not everyone is gay.
      Alice: And thank god for that.

    • Tasha: Because our relationship will be unbalanced if you pay a bigger portion of the rent.
      Alice: I will be out of balance if you make me live in a shithole.

    • Sam: I never thought I'd say this, but I actually think that Jenny's got some...
      Tina: Talent?
      Sam: She's making some interesting stylistic choices.
      Tina: Last I was watching dailies, and I thought 'Oh my god, we might have a really good movie.'

    • Alice: We don't have to split the rent exactly down the middle.
      Tasha: Yes, we fucking do.
      Alice: If I get this job, I'll be making a lot more money.
      Tasha: Alice, can we just keep looking?
      Alice: I hope you bleed soon. I really do.

    • Jodi: Are you in love with her?
      Bette: It's very complicated.
      Jodi: Of course it's complicated. I'm asking if you love her.
      Bette: Yes. I love her.
      Jodi: Do you love me?
      Bette: Yes, I love you, I do.

    • Bette: (about her meeting with Phyllis) Just tell her I have wicked P.M.S. I don't know. She probably doesn't even remember what that feels like.

    • Jodi: (walking into The Planet, seeing the table flipped over) Looks like somebody got here before me.
      Tina: Jodi, I'm so sorry--
      Jodi: (to Bette) Why is she talking to me? Doesn't she know I'm deaf?

    • Dawn: What's up, ladies? What's wrong, you all look a little down? PMS? Did you all sync up on the Subaru Pink Ride?

    • Bette: (about Jodi) She hasn't returned any of my messages.
      Kit: (scoffs) Well, do you blame her?
      Jenny: Ladies, ladies, please don't fight. I can't stand it when sisters do that.
      Alice: Jenny, this isn't a scene in your movie. You don't have to direct it.

    • Jodi: (to Bette) I'm not gonna kill myself over you! Don't flatter yourself.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Shane: (to Jenny, referring to Niki) Fucking worthless, dim-witted actress who should be on the cover of Maxim.

      Maxim is a popular U.K.-based men's magazine that has branched out all over the world, including the U.S. It is the leader in men's magazines, with a circulation of approximately 2.5 million.

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