The L Word: Generation Q Round Up: Season 2, Episode 3

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Jennifer Beals as Bette and Sepideh Moafi as Gigi in THE L WORD

(L-R): Jennifer Beals as Bette and Sepideh Moafi as Gigi in THE L WORD: GENERATION Q ìLuck be a Ladyî. Photo Credit: Liz Morris/SHOWTIME.


The third episode of The L Word: Generation Q’s second season gave me so many feels, so let’s get right into it!

First things first, Sophie and Finley seem to be on good terms. In fact, Sophie finally admits to Finley that she saved her from a bad situation with Dani, and my mouth dropped open! Finley continues to work at the bar with Shane and Tess, which seems to be a good fit. Except Tess gets groped by a white man at poker night, and Shane and Tess illegally take a portion of the winning pot. I don’t see this going in a good direction for either of them.

Next, Angie goes behind Bette’s back to take a DNA test and finds out she has a half-sister named Kayla Allenwood. When she shares the news with Bette, Bette is pissed, but ultimately agrees to let Angie meet Kayla. Bette, Alice, and Shane accompany Angie on this momentous occasion, and if the three of them aren’t the most wholesome support system in the world, I don’t know who is.

Meanwhile, Micah starts a new job at the LGBTQIA Center where Nat works, only to realize that he has been given a roster of exclusively transgender clients. While he is excited to work with the transgender community, he doesn’t want to be pigeonholed. Maribel encourages him to speak up for himself, and he does. Later in the episode, the two of them go horseback riding, and I have to admit there are some romantic vibes.

In other news, Gigi and Bette are now girlfriends (!) and hang out at an art exhibition, where Bette fangirls over artist Pippa Pascal, who called out the art world for being racist. For a good chunk of this episode, I shipped Bette and Gigi. However, after the two have a fight, I found myself loving the chemistry between Gigi and Dani, which manifests after Gigi sells Dani an apartment. Both of them speak in Farsi, and bond over parents who were not supportive of their sexualities. It’s not a date, but I honestly found myself wishing it was.

In Alice’s world, things are rough. Nat is sleeping with Marissa, who she met during episode one, and even though Alice says she’s fine with it, she’s clearly not. Alice has dinner with her book editor Tom at the same restaurant as Nat and Marissa so she can spy on them, but she just can’t handle it. And at the end of the episode, she breaks up with Nat, much to my disappointment. In my eyes, it would have been nice to see a successful polyamorous relationship. But then again, should I have expected the writers to put model relationships over drama?

Speaking of drama, the end of the episode leaves with a cliffhanger. Dani comes back to her dad’s house, and there are a ton of ambulances. Earlier in the episode, she mentioned something about her dad signing a do not resuscitate, so I don’t think it’s good news. But we will have to wait until next week!

Becca’s Rankings

Sexiest Scene: There were no sex scenes this week, and I’m mad! But I did love Bette introducing Gigi as her girlfriend and Gigi putting her hand on Bette’s ass.

Most OMG-Moment: Sophie admits to Finley: “You saved me.”

Funniest Moment: Alice and James Corden are in a Twitter fight.

Best Musical Moment: Closing the episode with “Healing” by queer singer-songwriter, FLETCHER.

Who will sleep together next? I’m lowkey shipping Gigi and Dani! Two hot boss ladies, am I right?



Becca Damante
Becca Damante
Becca is a Smith college graduate with a B.A. in Women and Gender Studies and an Archives concentration. She has worked and written for non-profits organizations such as Media Matters for America, The Century Foundation, and GLAAD, and loves to write about the intersections between pop culture, politics, and social justice. You can find her at @beccadamante on Twitter.