L Word Recap 603: Shock and Awe

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L Word Recap 603: Shock and Awe

Folks? Just when we all thought there was no saving this train wreck, the (mostly intentional) funny is back! Oh, Angela Robinson. As usual, you are my hero.

Tina reports to Aaron’s office, where she’s accused of collaborating with Jenny to steal the Lez The Girls film negative. (Aaron’s last name is Kornbluth? No wonder he’s so pissed off all the time.) Aaron stalks off, but not before charging Tina, who he holds personally responsible for all of this, with the task of recovering the negative from Jenny. In an angry aside, Tina joins the suspect of the week club, threatening to off Jenny.

Demented jack-in-the-box music heralds the coming of something creepy as the camera pans up someone’s body in bed. Sure enough, Shenny rears its ugly double-head: Jenny and Shane are curled up together, sleeping. Naked. Together. Eeugh.

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Something furry and barky rouses Shane. OMG! Breaking news, TV fans. Sounder II LIVES!!!

Shane takes in her surroundings, surprised to find herself in the lair of the beast. Instead of fleeing sensibly to the nearest radiation scrub down facility, she wakes Jenny with feather light touches on the arm and a fond smile. Shane: “Shit. I don’t know what to say.” (I think “shit” sums it up pretty nicely, Shane.) Jenny: “I’m happy we fucked.” Gah! Funny, but GAH! They start getting it on again, but we are saved from further trauma by the doorbell and the arrival of Alice, Patron Saint of Squicked Cock-Blocking, who’s there to workshop her script treatment with Jenny.

Queen Jenny orders manservant Shane to dress and answer the door after a quick ‘Are we okay?’ powwow and still more kissing. There’s that doorbell again. Jenny: “Alice is so annoying!” (Kettle, I think you’re calling the pot a psychotic, egomanical megahosebeast!)

Alice takes one look at Shane and starts to twig: “Ah. I know that look… the ‘I had sex all night’ look.” Shane deadpans it, but then Jenny refers to Shane as her “little monkey.” The camera pushes in on Alice watching the two of them together, suspicion and growing horror playing across her face.

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Shane and Jenny traipse off momentarily, leaving Alice to quietly freak: “Shit. Shit. Shit! EW! OMG.” Shane reappears. Alice: “Tell me you didn’t.” Shane says they’ll talk later. Alice is so wigged she carefully averts her eyes, unable to look at the two



Comments [114]

peacekitty's picture

that's interesting. I think

that's interesting. I think she began that way, but she's undergone a bit of a transformation since last season. I really think she tries to appear completely strong and in control, especially at work, but in her personal life she's very vulnerable.

I totally agree that she's complicated and flawed. That's why she's my favorite.

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

Julia Watson's picture

I don't think it's a cover-up

I don't think it's a cover-up for her insecurities (although there are plenty of those, too!) at all. I think her snobbishness and selfishness are intrinsically part of who she is, as much as her passion and intelligence. She's complicated and flawed, and kind of awesome.

peacekitty's picture

Y'all are on pot...Bette's a

Y'all are on pot...Bette's a marshmallow under all that "bitchiness" Smile

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

peacekitty's picture

Because it's obvious that her

Because it's obvious that her hardass, snobbish attitude is really a way to cover up her insecurities. She's loving and tender underneath.

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

Julia Watson's picture

Dude. Bette is one of my two

Dude. Bette is one of my two favorite characters. She's not just bitchy. She's spectacularly bitchy!

Steph H's picture

Julia - your recaps are THE

Julia - your recaps are THE bomb! When I actually get to see the shows in 6 months I am sure I will be thinking - "oh, this must be the bit where Julia was talking about the barf bag!!"...

Why does everyone go for Bette when, fundamentally, she is a biatch??

Steph H's picture

I really didn't like her

I really didn't like her character at the beginning but now I love Helena! I do forgive her an awful lot for being outrageously attractive....

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minniesota's picture

Julia, I give your a 10+ for

Julia, I give your a 10+ for your recap of this episode! Alice seriously cracks me up.

I agree with your theory. Jenny and Shane are like the spider and fly.

And I'll double your GAH. Gah, gah.

I think that scene with Phyllis and Bette was the writers' tip of the hat to all the Bette-fanatics.

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

Kelly McCartney's picture

Seeing Beals gaffaw so much

Seeing Beals gaffaw so much almost made me forget what a stick in the mud she can be. And, yeah, the playfulness of everyone else brought some much-needed levity to the melodrama. I'm sticking with Rose's laugh and Leisha's smile being the best things about the whole show. Full stop.

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peacekitty's picture

Haha...Helena falling off the

Haha...Helena falling off the treadmill was a riot. Smile

"Fight Prime Time. Read a Book"

Julia Watson's picture

Dude. They are VILE! But it's

Dude. They are VILE! But it's almost worth having to sit through their crazy monkey sex scenes just to have gotten to see the expressions on all their friends' faces. Bette, Helena and Alice especially... OMFG.

Grace Moon's picture

shenny is messed up... no

shenny is messed up... no wonder someone had to die.

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peacekitty's picture

You took the words right

You took the words right about of my mouth Julia. I was really thinking there was no saving this show, but my friends and I laughed all the way through it. Thank god! Smile

Leisha saved us from the craziness early on. She was great in this episode, and so was Mia. All of the acting was better and it flowed much more smoothly.

I thought Bette's laughing fit at the end was way over the top though...as if she had smoked a fatty that night and was tripping. Okay so Jenny and Shane kissed...dude it wasn't THAT funny. lol

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Rusty's picture

"fleeing sensibly to the

"fleeing sensibly to the nearest radiation scrub down facility"
Word.

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna