The L Word Episodes

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The L Word Episode: "Long Time Coming"

Season 4, Episode 12
Episode Synopsis: Tina leaves Henry, which has Bette seeking her advice on how to reconcile with Jodi; Shane's relationship with Paige heats up; Tasha is called back into military service in Iraq; Phyllis seeks a divorce; and Jenny is in danger of getting fired from her own movie.
Original Air Date: Mar 25, 2007
Guest Cast Karin Konoval: Dee Dee Ben Ayres: Lorenzo Annabella Sciorra: Kate Heather Matarazzo: Stacey Sandrine Holt: Catherine Toshi Reagon: Herself Rob Daly: Chip
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March 25, 2007: Season Finale Season 4, Episode 12

"What are the steaks for?" That had me rolling on the floor laughing. One of my favorite scenes from tonight was definitely the "sign kidnapping." Great scene for Bette, Alice and Shane, and a perfect way to show just how crazy Bette is for Jodi. Or is she? Tina, Bette and Jodi Tina and Bette. It's obvious that they each want each other to be happy, but then again, they also seem... to want each other. But why? Is it because they're comfortable in their history, in the way that they share a child together, or in their codependent dynamic? Then again, since they've been apart, Tina has grown to be very strong in her own way, and she really doesn't take any crap from Bette anymore, so in a sense, Tina is also growing into somebody who's on an equal plane with Bette now. I feel really torn after tonight... after seeing Bette and Tina together, but then also after seeing Bette go to such lengths to get Jodi back. I like it that I'm now torn between Jodi and Tina. It's always good when a show makes relationships and characters deep enough that it's hard to choose one person or one side. Oh, and I loved the phone conversation, and how Tom the interpreter was trying to get Jodi to "give" a little. Shane and Page Another favorite scene of the night was the "Lez Norman Rockwell" scenario juxtaposed with the steamy love-making session between Shane and Page. My big question mark about those two is how Shane seems to feel that Shay will be back. Do you think she's formulating a plan to get him back? Or is it that she knows her dad will flake out again? I do agree with Alice: "Is this our Shane? Or is this some pod person?" I do like seeing Shane wanting so much to commit and to have a family and to... well, to settle down. But that also makes losing Carmen so much more heartbreaking. It feels like if Carmen and Shane had met just about a year later, would the timing have been right, and would they still be together? Or is having kids in the equation what changed Shane? Jenny Jenny, meet karma. Karma, meet Jenny. The fact that she named her new puppy Sounder does show that she at least has a conscience after all. Did you all get the feeling that she was going to drown herself when she got into the boat at the party? I sort of did.... I still sort of wonder. My jaw was on the floor after what she did in the board meeting, but then the scene between Jenny, "Mirken" and Kate instantly one-upped that. Ouch. Jenny definitely deserved to be put in her place, and either she'll learn from it and grow, or... she'll self-destruct. Care to "make a wager"? Helena and Catherine Ew. Now that it's been fully disclosed that Helena is without a doubt a slave to Catherine, I'm thoroughly disgusted and disappointed in Helena. All for a "life of luxury"? Come on, Helena! And now she's stolen a buttload of Catherine's money! Or wait... is that Helena's stash that Catherine's been keeping from her? Helena is entitled to quite a bit of money, but she doesn't have a single thing on paper or any way to back herself up legally when it gets ugly. It's just like the mess she got into with the filmmaker in Season 3. She's such a mess, and I have a feeling that the wrath of Catherine is something to fear. I'm actually surprised that one of the biggest cliff-hangers of the evening was Helena's story line! Alice, Tasha and Dana Wonderful scene with Dana. I giggled at Alice: "You sure do swear a lot more now." So adorable. I really miss Dana. As I watched Dana challenge Alice's reasons for not going to Tasha's party, the realization at how much love and loss Alice has gone through lately really hit me. That last scene of Alice and Tasha together was so bittersweet. Sigh, I think that this story line is officially one of the biggies that we'll all be most curious about in Season 5. Papi, Angus and Kit Bravo, Kit, for realizing that you've got to work on yourself before you "get" with anybody. Not only that, but kudos to you for holding Papi and Angus close to you.... I loved seeing them all walking together on the beach. Papi and Angus both care for her dearly, and I'm happy to see that they truly do want to be there for her. Joyce and Phyllis Classic. Absolutely classic! Max I loved the slow zoom from the end of the alley to the close-up of his eyes. Such a simple yet effective way to show how huge a decision the surgery is for him. I'm certain that this question mark is one of the big resolutions we'll be most curious to see in Season 5. Because there will be a Season 5! Yay! It's been great hanging out with you all this season. I look forward to reading your thoughts on tonight's final chapter, and to meeting up here again next year, for another "L" of a great season! show less
"What are the steaks for?" That had me rolling on the floor laughing. One of my favorite scenes from tonight was definitely the "sign kidnapping." Great scene for Bette, Alice and Shane, and a perfect way to show just how crazy Bette is for Jodi. Or is she?Tina, Bette and JodiTina and Bette. It's obvious that they each want each other to be happy, but then again, they also seem... to want each other. But why? Is it because they're comfortable in their history, in the way that they share a child together, or in their codependent dynamic? Then again, since they've been apart, Tina has grown to be very strong in her own way, and she really doesn't take any crap from Bette anymore, so in a sense, Tina is also growing into somebody who's on an equal plane with Bette now. I feel really torn after tonight... after seeing Bette and Tina together, but then also after seeing Bette go to such lengths to get Jodi back. I like it that I'm now torn between Jodi and Tina. It's always good when a s... read more

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