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The L Word Episode: "Literary License to Kill"

Season 4, Episode 11
Episode Synopsis: Bette braces for the possibility of losing Jodi (Marlee Matlin), who's been offered a position at an art center on the East Coast; Alice's lover, Tasha, is haunted by flashbacks to her tour of duty in Iraq, where she fell victim to the military's “Don't ask, don't tell” policy on homosexuality.
Original Air Date: Mar 18, 2007

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March 18, 2007: At a Crossroads Season 4, Episode 11

Goldfrapp. Awesome.Guest.Appearance. Definitely the best since Heart played an acoustic "Crazy on You" last season. Surprisingly, my favorite scene of this evening was the main Tina-Bette scene. As bitch-on-wheels as they've both been throughout the last two seasons, I enjoy any minute we get that reminds us why we've loved both these characters since Season 1. I'm also happy that they were able to be really candid with each other and for once not have the scene break into hostility and a parting of ways. I don't know that I ever want them to get back together, but I do enjoy them as... well... as family. They share a child, they share a very complicated history, they're family forever because of Angelica. So I'm glad to see that they're working past the hurt and bitterness and treating each other more like family now. Also, Tina was right about Bette and Jodi; I do believe they're the perfect match. It's good that Bette feels challenged by a partner that is so strong, but it's also a really tough road for her, so she'll have to decide whether she wants comfort or challenge. Now that Jodi's left, I wonder if Bette will do everything she can to get her back, or if she'll just retreat to Tina (Jodi = challenge, Tina = comfort). I hope she tries to get Jodi back because selfishly, I love Marlee Matlin and I love that character.... I want to see her back next season. And I want to see Bette evolve as a person. I feel so bad for Tasha and Alice. They are so good for each other, but Tasha's career is so volatile, and she's obviously pretty frakked up from her first experience in Iraq. After watching the season-finale previews, I wonder if Alice is going to try to convince Tasha to abandon her post? It should be interesting to see how that story winds up in the season finale. As I'd written last week, that story could potentially be one of the main cliff-hangers next week. Max. I hated what his boss and coworkers did to him while he was "on vacation" (talk about hitting below the belt), and I'm so proud of him for leaving. On the one hand, it seems like leaving makes "them" win, but... come on, would Max truly be happy and accepted there? No. Not after taking a stand and being honest about his transition. He will be so much better off working independently for The Chart.... I just hope that Alice can pay him enough. The love scene between Max and Grace was very, very cool, too. I really like seeing him finally connect with somebody intimately; he's had a lonely road for quite some time, now. Next week's previews seem to indicate that he may not get the surgery after all. I'm looking forward to seeing where Max's journey this season winds up in the finale. Oh, and I loved how he shook everyone's hands and said something nice to each person when he resigned. He was a bigger man than every man added up together in that room. My big laugh-out-loud moment tonight was when Bette was reading "Lez Girls" in bed, and kept cursing Jenny out. The best line was, "That's not even frakking grammatically correct." That really says a million things about Jenny's writing, doesn't it? I'm thinking that things are going to be pretty ugly with Jenny by the season finale. And oh! All during last week's episode, I kept watching Kate and saying to myself, "Why does she look so familiar?" It's Annabella Sciorra! Duh, Jeannine. The opening scene between Papi and Kit was pretty funny, too: "I guess I'm just not a lesbian." I'm really glad that Kit has finally admitted she has a problem. I was so disappointed to see her doing cocaine, too! Yuck. Poor messed-up thing. The way that Angus treats her now that she's gone to him for help will be the test to prove if they've got anything left worth saving. Did you all see that Dana's "back" in the season finale? I think it's going to be a wild ride next week. show less
Goldfrapp. Awesome.Guest.Appearance. Definitely the best since Heart played an acoustic "Crazy on You" last season. Surprisingly, my favorite scene of this evening was the main Tina-Bette scene. As bitch-on-wheels as they've both been throughout the last two seasons, I enjoy any minute we get that reminds us why we've loved both these characters since Season 1. I'm also happy that they were able to be really candid with each other and for once not have the scene break into hostility and a parting of ways. I don't know that I ever want them to get back together, but I do enjoy them as... well... as family. They share a child, they share a very complicated history, they're family forever because of Angelica. So I'm glad to see that they're working past the hurt and bitterness and treating each other more like family now.Also, Tina was right about Bette and Jodi; I do believe they're the perfect match. It's good that Bette feels challenged by a partner that is so strong, but it's also ... read more

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