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This week’s episode was on fire with the drama. From the return of Bette and Tina to the surprise addition of a familiar face, I’d say this was one of my favorite episodes of the season. The lesbians have not let us down, and I am ecstatic!

The final moments of last week’s episode left me stressing the f*ck out with Carrie passing out. Thankfully, viewers immediately find out that she is okay. It was a heart attack, and Finley is taking care of her by forcing her to eat healthy and exercise. Carrie also has Misty by her side, and the two end up having sex, but only after Carrie breaks down and admits how scary it was to have a heart attack.

Meanwhile, Shane is naked in bed because Tess stayed over! My heart is full, but the writers seem to have other ideas. Shane suggests couples therapy, but Tess declines. Later in the episode, Shane asks about turning their second bar into a salon instead. But Tess, who is still secretly drinking, says no and accuses Shane of being self-centered. Shane finally says she can’t do this anymore, and Tess throws a bottle at her. I guess that’s the end of #Shess.

If Shane is having a rough time, Alice has it worse this week because #AliceSoEntitled is trending on Twitter, in part because Alice once outed an athlete named Darryl Brewer who was gay bashing his own boyfriend. Sophie calls Dani for PR backup, but the timing couldn’t be worse. Dre has just let it slip that they love Dani, but they walk it back and say they love what Dani is doing to them in the bedroom. Nonetheless, Dani comes to Sophie’s rescue and invites Dre to sing on Alice’s show after Rachel Maddow cancels her interview with Alice forty-five minutes before showtime.

In better news, Bette and Tina are back and surprise Angie at college for her class reading. But when they get there, Shane realizes that Angie’s creative writing teacher, Hendrix is also Angie’s ex and tells Bette and Tina. In what would typically be a very Bette Porter move, Tina publicly screams at Hendrix, and Angie is pissed. But that doesn’t stop Angie from sleeping with Hendrix in his office, after Hendrix tells Angie that he has resigned.

Luckily, Bette and Tina’s arc doesn’t end there. The two give Angie some space and go out for fast food together, where they touch and flirt and Tina casually says she wants to spend the rest of her life with Bette. While looking at her French fries, she asks what Bette thinks about getting married. And by the time Tina looks back from her food, Bette is ready with a ring box, and the two get engaged. Finally, these two get the happy ending we’ve all been waiting for!

If only Alice could be so lucky, and damn, I hope she can. After leaving Sophie and Dani to deal with the mess of her show, Alice goes home and realizes that her cat ran away. When she finds him in a tree, she calls 911, and the firefighter who rescues him is . . . her ex, Tasha. While I was hoping for a romantic reunion, that’s far from what happens, as Alice says: “Oh my god. That is so annoying. F*ck this day.” Ouch!


Becca’s Rankings

Sexiest Scene: Dre and Dani making out . . until Dre lets it slip that they love Dani, and Dani seems surprised.   

Most OMG-Moment: Tina suggested marriage, and Bette was ready with an engagement ring!

Funniest Moment: Misty tells Carrie it’s fine to wait to have sex but she’s “very good at it.”

How We Know We’re in 2023: James Corden was responsible for Alice going viral.

Best Musical Moment: Dre singing “I Found You” on the Alice show!

Who will sleep together next? There was so much sexual tension between Alice and Tasha . . . please make it happen!



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.