The L Word
The L Word has been renewed for a Second Season!
previous episodes
EPISODE 1, SEASON 1
 Pilot Episode
Written by: Ilene Chaiken
Directed by: Rose Troche


Bette Porter (JENNIFER BEALS) and Tina Kennard (LAUREL HOLLOMAN) have been a couple for seven years and want to start a family. Their next-door neighbor, Tim Haspel (ERIC MABIUS), is about to form a couple when his girlfriend, talented young writer Jenny Schecter (MIA KIRSHNER), moves in. Soon, mixing with Bette and Tina's circle of lesbian friends, Jenny learns that her mid-west university may not have prepared her for what she will learn about life, lust and love in Los Angeles.

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Guest Stars: Tammy Lynn Michaels




EPISODE 2, SEASON 1
 Let's Do It
Written by: Susan Miller
Directed by: Rose Troche


Bette and Tina wait eagerly to see if Tina will get pregnant. Tim, unaware of her encounter with Jenny, invites Marina to a dinner party, outraging Bette and, once more, Kit tries to make amends.

Let's Make A Baby    We Need to Talk

Guest Stars: Tammy Lynn Michaels and Guinevere Turner




EPISODE 3, SEASON 1
 Longing
Written by: Angela Robinson
Directed by: Lynne Stopkewich


Bette engages in a battle of wills with the chairman of the gallery board and takes a desperate step; Jenny struggles with her feelings for Marina; Alice tries to regain her self-respect and Dana finally gets a date.

Accusations    Flyers

Guest Stars: Tammy Lynn Michaels, Guinevere Turner, and Holland Taylor




EPISODE 4, SEASON 1
 Lies, Lies, Lies
Written by: Josh Senter
Directed by: Clement Virgo


Bette greets Tina's pregnancy with apparent delight despite her work problems; Jenny's relationship with Marina endangers her life with Tim; Dana's insecurity continues and Alice's mother problems escalate.

Dinner For Three    Bonding Session

Guest Stars: Holland Taylor, Devon Gummersall, Anne Archer, Julian Sands




EPISODE 5, SEASON 1
 Lawfully
Written by: Rose Troche
Directed by: Daniel Minahan


Tim catches Jenny with Marina and he and Jenny marry in haste; he is distrustful and she is desperate. When Bette announces Tina's pregnancy to her father, his reaction dismays her. Hurt that he avoided her, Kit offers little comfort.

Not My Grandchild!    I'm Fine

Guest Stars: Anne Archer and Ossie Davis




EPISODE 6, SEASON 1
 Losing It
Written by: Guinevere Turner
Directed by: Clement Virgo


A rising artist in New York tests Bette's commitment while the sperm donor's girlfriend discovers a lonely Tina and starts harassing her. Tim returns home alone and Jenny gets a ride from two disaffected teenagers.

Where is She?    Angry

Guest Stars: Lisa Gay Hamilton, Devon Gummersall, Julian Sands





EPISODE 7, SEASON 1
 L'ennui
Written by: Ilene Chaiken
Directed by: Tony Goldwyn


Relationships can be painful. Tim rejects Jenny. Marina doesn't but has another lover. Bette struggles with her fears about parenthood while Dana runs from her fears and from Lara. Kit is stung when her son doesn't show up for their meeting.

Homecoming    Superstar

Guest Stars: Lolita Davidovich and Devon Gummersall




EPISODE 8, SEASON 1
 Listen Up
Written by: Mark Zakarin
Directed by: Kari Skogland


Identities, sexual and other, are in question as Jenny tries to explain her situation to her one-time roommate, Dana comes out to her right-wing parents, and Bette begins to consider her own self-image.

Racial Tension    Stalking Marina

Guest Stars: Lisa Gay Hamilton, Devon Gummersall, Julian Sands




EPISODE 9, SEASON 1
 Luck, Next Time
Written by: Rose Troche
Directed by: Rose Troche


Bette faces serious personal and professional problems. Dana starts to find herself while fame - with complications - finds Shane. Alice just finds complications. Jenny is in turmoil and Kit is rehearsing for Slim Daddy's video. SNOOP DOGG appears as Slim.

Karate Love    Left Of Center

Guest Stars: Lolita Davidovich Devon Gummersall, Snoop Dogg, Rosanna Arquette, Helen Shaver




EPISODE 10, SEASON 1
 Liberally
Written by: Ilene Chaiken
Directed by: Mary Harron


An unexpected opportunity eases Tina's grief while Bette defends the gallery against a right-wing attack. Shane's relationship with her patrons gets complicated. Marina and Francesca fight and Jenny tries to help Tim.

You Want Jenny    Up To The Challenge

Guest Stars: Lolita Davidovich, Snoop Dogg, Rosanna Arquette, Helen Shaver




EPISODE 11, SEASON 1
 Looking Back
Written by: Guinevere Turner
Directed by: Rose Troche


Bette prepares for the gallery's new show and hires Candace, an attractive female contractor, to handle the set-up. Tina, Jenny, Shane, Alice and Dana share an eventful trip to Palm Springs.

The Arrival    The Proposal

Guest Stars: Anne Archer and Anne Ramsay




EPISODE 12, SEASON 1
 Locked Up
Written by: Ilene Chaiken
Directed by: Lynne Stopkewich


A near-riot at the gallery lands Bette and her friends in jail, putting Bette in dangerous proximity to Candace. Shane's relationships grow more convoluted; Kit meets Ivan, a drag king; Marina contemplates life without Francesca and Tim and Jenny discuss divorce.

Can I Bring My Date Home?    Tension

Guest Stars: Anne Archer, Anne Ramsay, Kelly Lynch




EPISODE 13, SEASON 1
 Limb from Limb
Written by: Ilene Chaiken
Directed by: Tony Goldwyn


Tina finds out about Candace; Marina dates Robin and phones Jenny; Shane's patrons turn on her and Dana loses a friend and gains a fiancée while Kit tries to make sense of Ivan's attention and her reaction to them.

Drawn & Quartered    D.I.V.O.R.C.E.

Guest Stars: Anne Ramsay, Kelly Lynch, Rosanna Arquette