The L Word Episodes

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The L Word Episode: "Lassoed"

Season 4, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: Tina hosts “a mixer for [her] gay and straight friends”; Bette's boss (Cybill Shepherd) invites herself to a “crazy, hot women's party” at the Planet; Shane offers Helena a job at her shop; Angus is offered a record deal; Shane tries to get Shay enrolled in the local public school; Bette's teaching assistant is hot for teacher.
Original Air Date: Jan 21, 2007
Guest Cast Alfred E. Humphreys: Dick Petersen Jessica Capshaw: Nadia Chelsea Hobbs: Brooke David Lovgren: Brad Chilton Crane: Tricia Bruce Dawson: Donald Christina Schild: Alison Steven Eckholdt: Henry
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Aired: 1/21/2007
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Wow, I laughed out loud so many times during tonight's L Word, I lost count! I never thought I'd see Helena wearing hot pink and blue hair extensions. I really wish that she'd been able to "cut it" like Shane's receptionist at Wax, but just as Bette pointed out, she's reinventing herself; it's going to take time for somebody as pampered as Helena to figure out who she really is. That's what I love about this story line, too: it's as humbling as it is humorous, and the elitist witch that Helena once was is now the sympathetic person that I find myself cheering for with each episode. She already started to evolve into a more gracious and generous person last season, even though she was still filthy rich. I'm sure she's in for a lot of ups and downs in this new phase of her life, and I really hope that she finds a way to make it on her own. I believe she will do wonderfully eventually, and Shane gave her the right advice: She does have at least one thing that she can do well, and she just needs to find it. With a little help, time and such great friends surrounding her, she'll do great on her own. Speaking of Helena, ah-ha! We got that "fly on the wall" scene in Alice's (one-bedroom?!) apartment that I've been hoping for. I had a feeling that Alice was the tidy one! I'm glad that the writers didn't wait until too far into the season before taking us into the apartment and revealing the Helena-and-Alice-as-roomies dynamics. I loved it when Alice pushed Helena away in the rolling office chair as she was defining her "space," and Helena was sure to grab her a bottle of Kahlua on the way. Hilarous! Some other laugh-out-loud moments for me (in no particular order) included the "Western showdown" between Shane and Papi ("you're just a skinny little white girl!"); Angus' "boy butter" (welcome back, Angus, we missed you!); and Kit going off on Angus' band mates and kicking them out of The Planet. That Pam Grier can say "MF" about as well as, or maybe even better than, Samuel Jackson in Pulp Fiction, I tell you! She's so awesome when she's angry, too. I was applauding her as that scene ended. (Note to self: rent Jackie Brown again sometime soon.) Along with the funny, of course, came the heartfelt, which is why I love The L Word so much. When Angus came home with the $100,000 record-deal news, I wanted to be happy for him. However, as an indie musician myself, my first thought was, "I hope that record label doesn't screw him." Turns out that, unfortunately, I was correct to be cynical about it, and now I am really scared that the Angus we know will lose his way and let this get him down. My heart broke when he asked Kit to leave him alone, and I just really, really hope that he finds a way to screw these people right back. I also love watching the relationship between Shane and Shay develop. She's really trying to be family to him, and I've also noticed that she's becoming more affectionate with him, which is great. I also find it cool to see Max stepping up and becoming a big brother to Shay. I am absolutely on edge about Shay's experiences in the new school, and I hope he does well there. I know what it's like to move to a new school at that age, and it is not easy. I'm still very on edge about Max and the boss' daughter: "Yikes" is all I can say. And now I'm on edge about Alice and Phyllis, but in a good way. I think that the scenes between Cybill Shepherd and Leisha Hailey will kick all sorts of comedic butt, and I cannot wait to watch them. This probably doesn't bode well for Bette, but seeing as how she gave in to Nadia's advances, it wouldn't be fair to keep Phyllis from having fun for the sake of Bette's career, right? Oh, were you all relieved to see Nadia finally wearing some pants? The girl has fabulous legs, yes, but... short shorts with business suit-looking tops? What a weird and disturbing combination. Her darn shorts were becoming a bit distracting in a fashion faux pas sort of way for me. Jenny was toned down a bit tonight, which was good, but I don't think that's going to last too long. Thanks to Mia Kirshner, Jenny's a character I love to loathe. She's fascinating to watch, and even though I roll my eyes at that character constantly, this show wouldn't be the same without Jenny. Finally, Tina's new friends are boring, prejudiced and... boring. How long do you think she'll remain in "straightsville?" From the looks of next week's previews, we're about to see Marlee Matlin ("Jodi") for the first time... yay! And oh boy, the "big reveal" between Max and the boss' daughter may be happening. It's always so hard to wait a week for new episodes, especially this season! What were some of your favorite scenes tonight, L Word friends? show less
Wow, I laughed out loud so many times during tonight's L Word, I lost count! I never thought I'd see Helena wearing hot pink and blue hair extensions. I really wish that she'd been able to "cut it" like Shane's receptionist at Wax, but just as Bette pointed out, she's reinventing herself; it's going to take time for somebody as pampered as Helena to figure out who she really is. That's what I love about this story line, too: it's as humbling as it is humorous, and the elitist witch that Helena once was is now the sympathetic person that I find myself cheering for with each episode. She already started to evolve into a more gracious and generous person last season, even though she was still filthy rich. I'm sure she's in for a lot of ups and downs in this new phase of her life, and I really hope that she finds a way to make it on her own. I believe she will do wonderfully eventually, and Shane gave her the right advice: She does have at least one thing that she can do well, and she j... read more

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