The L Word 601 Recap: Tiffy, We Hardly Knew Ye

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The L Word 601 Recap: Tiffy, We Hardly Knew Ye

Okay, people. It’s the end of an era! Eight episodes and counting, and here we go…

We’ve got lights and sirens at the Porter-Kennard household and Xena, Warrior Detective is on the scene. Bette, Tina, Alice, Shane, Kit and Helena, along with little Angie Portard, sit inside, dazed, horrified as Jenny Schecter’s lifeless body is wheeled through the living room.

I’m calling it right now: Jenny, in the solarium, with the candlestick! I think Jenny decides to off herself and frame her former friends for the deed as a parting gift.

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Three months earlier…

Back at the Lez Girls wrap party, we revisit the scene of last season’s lesbro code violation: Shane has humped her best friend’s lady. In public. On a hotel veranda. And gotten caught. Oops. Jenny gazes at the two of them (but mostly, notably, Shane) and announces: “You’ve broken my heart.”

Jenny peals out of there in her car, Shane in hot pursuit and Nikki not far behind. A three-way car chase? Not exactly the kind of ménage one would hope for with these three, but let’s go with it. At the house, Jenny relents and listens as Shane pours her heart out, begging for forgiveness. Nikki occasionally interjects with non sequiturs (“Poor Tiffy!”) and helpful tidbits such as, “Jenny, she only ate me out!”

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Meanwhile, Tasha has decided to throw in the towel and leave Alice. They argue over whether they really have anything in common other than raw passion, rancor and lethal quantities of cuteness.

Back in Dramatown, U.S.A., Shane finally tells Nikki to shut up (And the crowd goes wild!), but it’s too late; Jenny has heard enough and begins chucking random objects at them, screaming at the two of them to get out. Jenny, to the newly homeless Shane: “I’ll let you know when’s a good time to come back and get your skanky shit!”

Shane flees to Bette and Tina’s, asking if she can sleep over. She confesses to Bette that she really loves Molly (Aww. I heart Sholly.) and that she has been faithful to her, too. (Except for that whole banging Nikki in public thing, right, Shane?)

At the joint formerly known as SheBar, the writers shamelessly pander to the fans with some shippy, slashy cheesiness, as partners Kit and Helena practice smushing their names together, trying to decide what to call their new business. They



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Sold's picture

I have heard they are going

I have heard they are going to auction off all of the set contents of the L-Word! Check it out at ableauctions.ca

peacekitty's picture

Thanks so much for all of

Thanks so much for all of your hard work on this place. I just figured out how to do the email. Smile I'm a little slow.

It's great to be at a place that's actually ours and not a marketing tool for a tv show.

Wazzit wrong to say that? Wink

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

Grace Moon's picture

yeah truly thank you for

yeah truly thank you for recognizing the efforts! and we really want you guys to feel like its yours and that it works and won't disappear for no reason Wink

tweet tweet @gracemoon

Not2Taem's picture

Fast Girl, Sounds like the

Fast Girl,

Sounds like the dude is living his life, or should I say lives. With both of my kiddos the voice change was only slight. Actually, with one I'm not sure there was a voice change. Both did have a distinct change in both oral language and body language. And they were both medicated for a while. Only for a while because they couldn't function on the medication. They became empty people. So they took them off the meds and we adjusted to the personality changes.

It doesn't sound like your neighbor is doing anything dangerous, and if it isn't keeping him from earning a living, maybe he shouldn't worry about it.

And hey, you get two neighbors for the price of one.\

Smile

Roahr's picture

I love USoT! I enjoyed that

I love USoT! I enjoyed that 30 minutes better than the past three season of TLW.

peacekitty's picture

Ah I see I didn't realize OC

Ah I see I didn't realize OC wasn't equipped to handle it.

I guess I had the wrong idea about OC. I thought it was a place for us to meet others and discuss important social issues and share what we do.

Apparently it was more of a marketing tool than anything. Oh well, hope it works well for them. Smile

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

Tex's picture

She's inviting everyone to go

She's inviting everyone to go to sho.com to participate in whatever they are going to have for people to participate in. Supposedly, the spin-off pilot is going to be on the internet. Sho.com is the site that is equipped for that type event - OC was never a powerful enough site to handle that. Yeah, in essence her blog-a-ment was another marketing tool....

Twitter Time @kdhales

peacekitty's picture

Better late than never, yeah

Better late than never, yeah whatever. Is Ilene really asking all OC memvers to move right on over to the Showtime site to support the new lesbian show spinoff? Did I read that right??

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

minniesota's picture

Hahaha, LBDL, regarding

Hahaha, LBDL, regarding runnin' out of printer ink.

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

Lezbeth's picture

I'm wondering if that will be

I'm wondering if that will be part of Alice's storyline--the demise of OC. Or, if the show will end with no further reference. I can't imagine a plothole that big, but...

Lezbeth's picture

The name came up when Nikki

The name came up when Nikki got a text message during the melodramatic scene with Shane and Jenny. Nikki looks at her phone, says "poor Tiffy..." I'm sure IC was trying to show us how checked out Nikki is, but it didn't make any sense and wasn't even convincingly delivered by Kate French. I figured I was out of the loop too, because I have no idea what she was talking about.

MMMissy's picture

i was wondering this too, but

i was wondering this too, but figured i was out of the loop on some joke?

LongBeachDogLover's picture

Hey Minnie.... I'm going to

Hey Minnie....

I'm going to print out all of my comments from the fisting and strap-on blogs, then wall paper my bathroom with 'um..... I think that would be quite fitting !!

Fisting? Yikes, why did I bring that up..... Shock

Runnin' out of printer ink,

LBDL
xxoo

LongBeachDogLover's picture

Fastgurrrl....... I have a

Fastgurrrl.......

I have a huge hug for you !! Wink

LBDL
xxoo

Fastgurrrl's picture

Taem! I found out the guy

Taem! I found out the guy living next to me has been diagnosed as a functioning schizophrenic. From what I have heard (and there's this laughing he does), with the voices, it seems like he has multiple personalities going on, they are different voices going back and forth. But he's not a bad, or scary guy, he's my size or smaller, in fact, he has won championships racing motorcycles where I did. He's an incredibly talented exotic-wood-high-end furniture maker. It's just disturbing to hear sometimes, especially at first, but I guess I'm getting used to it. It's mainly just in the morning for a little while. His girlfriend wants to help him so bad, cuz he's basically in denial/ignoring it. He loves his two cats very much and takes good care of them.

Fastgurrrl's picture

LBDL, you are so damn sweet!

LBDL, you are so damn sweet! I love your posts! =)

yonks's picture

OMG your right, all thats

OMG your right, all thats creativity lost for ever Sad

-Do not follow me, I'M LOST-

minniesota's picture

I'm just trying to figure out

I'm just trying to figure out how to save all my smart-ass blog comments on that site for posterity. Hah.

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

Robin Rigby's picture

I didn't laugh out loud

I didn't laugh out loud Jules, but I did think it was pretty good.

As for Duke (was that his name?) using homophobic insults- I don't have a problem with it if it fits the character. I think that having a character make racial, sexist or homophobic remarks is a way for a writer to tell you something about that character's character (yeah, I know).

As for John Corbit's character not saying anything- of course he wouldn't. This is his wife after all. He clearly loves her in spite of her mental/emotional issues (I'm not a psychiatrist, don't flame me because I know nothing about the cause of this illness). He also doesn't hold their actions against her and neither do her kids. At least not in this first episode, I imagine that anger and recrimination will come at some point- if not it won't be much of a show.

Did anyone stay up for "Call Girl"? I watched a few episodes last season thinking it would be interesting/titillating and might provide good research for my hooker screenplay but I was mightily disappointed and stopped watching very quickly. Yawn.

Lezbeth's picture

Just gotta ask, who the hell

Just gotta ask, who the hell is Tiffy? What did I miss.

LongBeachDogLover's picture

Hi Angie...... Did you say

Hi Angie......

Did you say angry lesbians?? LMAO

Hey Angie, check it out....a 'FORUM' has just been set up here. It's new, but I think it will be awesome. Just click on FORUM, up on the top bar....... it's different than OC, but the possibilities are definately there. Remember, it's just a baby.... give it a chance... Laughing out loud

**Grace, you and your crew have been doing an incredible job putting all of this together. Thank you for everything....**

LBDL
xxoo

Lezbeth's picture

I'm surprised it took so

I'm surprised it took so long.

AngieInChi's picture

Damn you beat me to the punch

Damn you beat me to the punch LBDL! LOL! Yeah, you chicas called it. I just wish we could blog here.

There's a lot of angrier lesbians on OC.

-Angie

yonks's picture

thanks for the info, i will

thanks for the info, i will copy all the nice PM i got and so long OC long live to Velvet park

-Do not follow me, I'M LOST-

Tex's picture

OC down and TLW site on

OC down and TLW site on sho.com.......we called that one! Getting ready for the spin-off debut on the web. What is this, better late than never?

Thanks, LB....

Twitter Time @kdhales

Lezbeth's picture

*reaches for aspirin* OH

*reaches for aspirin* OH That explains it.

Tex's picture

Oy frickin vey! Good to have

Oy frickin vey! Good to have you jump in - get yourself back over here more often.....been missing the 'yiddish' take on things

Tsart krasavitse,

Tex

Twitter Time @kdhales

LongBeachDogLover's picture

This is (slightly) off

This is (slightly) off topic.............

For those who care, Ilene Chaiken just announced that 'OUR CHART' will cease to exist as of, Monday Jan.26,2009.

Her statement has been posted in the Hook-Up @ OC.

http://www.ourchart.com/content/a-new-year-a-new-ourchart#comments

LBDL
xxoo

Alix K's picture

Yes, here I am (for about 12

Yes, here I am (for about 12 seconds). I have 2 words for Season 6: Oy vey! Even in the 60's, mere high school productions were more professional. The scene in the Planet was really embarrassingly juvenile and amaturish.
So, why no more OC? Simple. Can you imagine the comments today? Or (OMG!) is 12-25 the new Showtime
demo?
Sisterhood,
Alix

Tex's picture

Oh, LB, don't try to make

Oh, LB, don't try to make something logical out of any of this.....it'll just make your head hurt....

Twitter Time @kdhales

Lezbeth's picture

Okay, I'm usually a "wait and

Okay, I'm usually a "wait and see," with a little criticism here and there, but OMFG! :roll: Maybe IC is going for campy this season. Certainly, no one can take this as drama, well, maybe soap opera, but I don't watch those so don't know. So far, it reads like some bad lesbian mysteries I STARTED to read, but couldn't get through. Perhaps TLW outlived it's normal life span and now is brain-dead on a resuscitator while the family is saying good-bye.

Loved your recap, JW (more than the episode, actually). My theory about Jenny's demise was the same. Did anyone else notice that the time passage was weird? At one point it was 1:15 (call to William), then all kinds of action happened before Shane showed up at the bar, which, in Calif. would be closed at 2. So much stuff happened after 1:15 that I thought it should be dawn when Tibettgie got home.

Sarah Pappalardo's picture

Well, considering the bad

Well, considering the bad green-screen car chase, the short season and lack of guest stars, it would seem like showtime is on the skids, and ourchart is the biggest casualty.

Tex's picture

Blinded by your lights for

Blinded by your lights for sure......if we ALL had only known...... honest to goodness, I think there are people over on the OtherCite forums that still don't know anything is amiss with the site

Twitter Time @kdhales

Not2Taem's picture

Go for the eco reusable

Go for the eco reusable cooler bags. They're sturdy, have a zipper so your personals aren't on display, and will keep you beer cold on the street.

Laughing out loud

Tex's picture

What the hell has happened to

What the hell has happened to Bette? Where did this wuss come from? Please, please don't let every TiBette sex scene have Tina throwing Bette over....

as for the sheets - I've been waiting for a big Marriott or Restoration Hardware sign to appear....

Twitter Time @kdhales

Not2Taem's picture

And the father did nothing!

And the father did nothing! Pissed me off. I did think it was interesting though.

I have had 2 students who had secondary personalities. Both of the kids are girls, and both of the secondaries are tough boys. I often wonder if it splits this way so often because of the strictures our society puts on personality characteristics thought of as male and female.

btfan2's picture

Well so far I've kept my

Well so far I've kept my promise to myself. I didn't order Showtime and I didn't watch s6 ep1 on Showtime. I have read all the re-caps and have seen some of it on youtube. So far it's been a good decision.

I haven't been sighing and vacillating about missing any part and the parts I've seen haven't made me even waver slightly about letting go of one penny. I can't say it won't happen; I am addicted to JB, but; so far I'm staying strong. Yeah I know it's only ep1, big deal.

I did see the clip of Bette promising oh so convincingly never to cheat again - sure. Well fasten your seat belts ladies you know what that means??

Tex's picture

the dude alter - I'm not

the dude alter - I'm not really in the mood for anyone, or character, making derogatory gay put downs to a young teenage boy who likes to cook.....it's just not funny

Twitter Time @kdhales

Fastgurrrl's picture

Jdub, you are such a clever

Jdub, you are such a clever and entertaining writer, omg, love it! =)

Fastgurrrl's picture

Xanadu, right on!

Xanadu, right on! Bwaaahaaaaahaaaaa! =)

Tex's picture

Maybe that's my problem these

Maybe that's my problem these days - I'm going to find the reruns, pour myself a snifter of good brandy, and fire up a good cigar......

Vice for vice,

Tex

Twitter Time @kdhales

minniesota's picture

Sorry, I wasn't so impressed.

Sorry, I wasn't so impressed. I had a sneak peek of United States of Tara two weeks ago via Showtime, and each time Toni Collette changed into an alter, I thought, "Oh, here is Toni Collette going to dazzle us with her acting again." And if I have to watch one more show with a precocious kid, I'm going to spit. The jealous sister was my favorite character because she was the only one who said something that rang true.

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

peacekitty's picture

We heart you too. Ha!...okay

We heart you too. Ha!...okay I'm going to watch both of those shows again tonight. Maybe I'm just missing something.

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

Julia Watson's picture

I heart the two of you. That

I heart the two of you. That said, WHAT ARE YOU SMOKING?!?!?!

CaramelTeddy and I watched The United States of Tara with a good friend of mine last night, and the three of us were laughing so hard we had to keep rewinding the show back to catch the dialogue we were missing, which only sent us into further fits of hysterical laughter. There wasn't a single throw-away line of dialogue in that whole half hour! One of the best shows I've seen in ages, and certainly the funniest!

minniesota's picture

"God, Bette and Tina are so

"God, Bette and Tina are so bo-ring." Amy, that made me laugh out loud.

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

peacekitty's picture

I had high hopes for this

I had high hopes for this show, but I have to admit that after all of the hype it was somewhat of a let-down. Then again, I don't care for Californication and it's been nominated for awards.

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

Tex's picture

Julia, forgive me for this

Julia, forgive me for this random thought, but that other new Showtime series - United States of Tara or some such.....that is the worst thing Spielberg has put his name on since Twister!

Twitter Time @kdhales

Erin Blackwell's picture

we bloggers had such blinding

we bloggers had such blinding auras readers ignored our poorly paid freelance status but yeah, no, we were out of every loop imaginable. one fine day they, she, they pulled the plug and then OC was a dead star, its light still blinding MidWestern lesbians...

Tex's picture

Surely this season is a

Surely this season is a "joke"!.....a planned joke! Great blog, Julia - much more entertaining than the show.

Going to Whole Foods for luggage,

Tex

Twitter Time @kdhales