The L Word (2004–2009)

Lady of the Lake 

Shane swears off sex and reaps the health benefits with new energy and focus; Tina's dating woes finally improve; Max ponders a mutual same-sex attraction to Jodi's interpreter; The Planet is burglarized and Kit attacked after hours.


Tricia Brock


Ilene Chaiken (creator), Kathy Greenberg (creator) | 2 more credits »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Beals ... Bette Porter
Leisha Hailey ... Alice Pieszecki
Laurel Holloman ... Tina Kennard
Mia Kirshner ... Jenny Schecter
Marlee Matlin ... Jodi Lerner
Katherine Moennig ... Shane McCutcheon
Rose Rollins ... Tasha Williams
Daniela Sea ... Max Sweeney
Rachel Shelley ... Helena Peabody
Pam Grier ... Kit Porter
Holland Taylor ... Peggy Peabody
Lucia Rijker Lucia Rijker ... Dusty
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Michael Angelo
Malaya Rivera Drew ... Adele Channing
Paul Edwards Paul Edwards ... Gym Queen




Shane decides to temporarily swear off sex and reaps benefits with new energy and focus at taking exercise classes and having her friends tag along with her. Tina's dating woes finally improve when she goes on a date with an attractive art collector. Meanwhile, Jodi brings Bette to meet and hang out with her fellow deaf artist friends at an upstate lake, but Bette still has a hard time letting go of control. Max ponders a mutual same-sex attraction to Jodi's sign-language interpreter. Tasha faces new allegations by her commanding officer and she asks the Army lawyer, Captain Beech, to represent her. Tasha later tells Alice that she still will stubbornly fight the "don't ask, don't tell" charges against her since her entire life is in the U.S. Army and for Tasha it's either Army life... or nowhere. That night, the Planet is burglarized and Kit is attacked after hours. Jenny and everyone else tries to adjust to her personal assistant, Adele, who is strangely attracted to the vicious ... Written by Anonymous

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The first and only episode where a very unlikely (if impossible) couple, Bette (Jennifer Beals) and Shane (Katherine Moenig), kiss... although it's an imagining of the movie producer as he explains what he wants their based-upon characters to do. Same goes with Bette and her once-rival Helena, which would be even more unlikely: Tina points out they're too much alike. See more »


Being an art expert and teacher, it's strange that Bette says that Michelangelo painted "just the ceiling" of Sistine Chapel, since his biggest and maybe most famous pictorial work is the "Last Judgement" on the wall behind the altar. See more »


Tina Kennard: Speaking of freakish, look at Jenny's new assistant.
Alice Pieszecki: Well, you kind of have to admire her a little bit.
Tina Kennard: It's gross! There's something wrong with that girl!
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Spoofs Charlie's Angels (1976) See more »

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20 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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