The L Word Recap 607: Nobody Puts Crazy in a Corner

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The L Word Recap 607: Nobody Puts Crazy in a Corner

It’s dance-a-thon time, kids! Alice: “I found more safety pins!” Oh, really? Perhaps you could have used them to hold OurChart together. Yeah, it’s just a tad awkward to have the dead site’s logo featured prominently on all the promo stuff for the dance-a-thon.

Bette arrives, game face revved up. She and Alice perform a complicated psyche-out ritual, during which Alice confesses her plan to sweep all three competitions, including “Last Couple Standing” at the end of the night. Bette: “Step off, bitch! I got this.” (Just kidding; she would have only said that if she were talking to Kelly Wentworth.) At any rate, it’s on like a silicon schlong!

Jenny shows up and confronts Bette about what she thinks she saw the other night, her expression morphing from 'long-suffering martyr' to 'holier than motherfucking thou' in point-five seconds. Jenny asks if Bette has told Tina about the supposed affair yet and infers that if Bette doesn’t, she will. Tina arrives and Bette whisks her away before Jenny can get a word in edgewise.

As it turns out, Tina has just been offered a sweet movie industry job. Bette: “Shut UP! You are such a fucking ROCK STAR!” I can’t decide if I like 16-year-old Bette or not, but I think she’s growing on me. Alas, the job has a catch: it’s in New York. We learn that Bette and Tina can’t stay all night for the whole marathon because they have to pick Marci up at the bus station in the morning.

Sunset, playing emcee, introduces Jamie to the crowd. She brings Alice up for a photo op with would-be jumper Marie. Bette and Tina pledge $1,500 to the cause to get the ball rolling. Okay, WTF? Is Sunset doing an impersonation of Kit on purpose? Kit asks Sunset to be her dance partner.

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Off-handedly, Jenny apologizes to Helena for “what happened” with Dylan. Give me a fucking break, Schecter. “What happened” was YOU! Jamie offers to ditch Alice and Tasha and dance with Helena. Tasha and Jamie share an awkward moment.

The dancing begins and Bette notices that Jodi is there, talking to Jenny of all people. Ruh roh. Bette seems about to come clean to Tina about what did and didn’t happen with Kelly, but before she can get anywhere with that, Alice interrupts them – repeatedly. Al has finally started to twig



Comments [152]

deedee's picture

Ms. Watson you call it as you

Ms. Watson you call it as you see it and we will call it as we see it .

BLFAN2 ,you are so right I agree I think she just hates the show and yeah Ms. Watson lets see YOU keep a show on air for 6 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Robin Rigby's picture

Really? It's been 20+ years

Really? It's been 20+ years since I saw that movie, and other than the break dancing and the super fast footwork I don't remember any fancy dancing. Then again, I'm not a professional dancer so maybe the stuff was harder than it looked. Mainly I just noticed how cheesy the film was and tried to pick out Pittsburgh landmarks. Smile

Xanadu's picture

Ha! Good song ... not

Ha!

Good song ... not usually a country fan.

mysticsmb's picture

In JB's defense (and I know

In JB's defense (and I know I'm the one who brought this up in the first place), the film and role were conceived in such a way that absolutely required a professional dancer---no actress, even one with a dance background like Catherine Zeta-Jones, could have pulled it off. So we really don't know if JB has any dance skills, just that she doesn't have pro 'chops.'

Xanadu's picture

I can't fathom the Bette and

I can't fathom the Bette and Tina obsession, but then I LOVE JENNY ... hehe

Fastgurrrl's picture

Like Tex was sayin' just

Like Tex was sayin' just below, good for YOU, and good for Miss Julia that you found each other. Smile

PEACE & LOVE

Tex's picture

I'm still sayin' that it

I'm still sayin' that it really isn't Ilene who is writing her episodes- it's her twin teenage daughters....

Julia, your recaps are much more entertaining than the show - I thought the OC plugs were extremely distasteful, but then par for the course. I'm really sorry you, ya'll, had to be reminded of it....

C-Teddy is a sweetheart - you're a lucky woman - so is she! For you both......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GBy7rBzz_I

Twitter Time @kdhales

LongBeachDogLover's picture

Fastgurrrl....... I so agree

Fastgurrrl....... I so agree with you. Wink Foxy, I mean Kit, was sportin' some fine ass.

And OMFG, Tasha in the blue spandex.....I was dripping !!
Fuck, she is a....... W-O-M-A-N !! Why is it I never saw that in her before? Hum.

*I'm proud to share my oinkness with you*

Robin Rigby's picture

Yeah, I caught that and just

Yeah, I caught that and just shook my head. Although at first I was thinking WTF? then I recalled that these episodes were all in the can before the site went bye byes.

minniesota's picture

Take a deep breath and repeat

Take a deep breath and repeat this slowly after me, "It's just a TV show. It's just a TV show. It's just a TV show."

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

LongBeachDogLover's picture

That's very sweet...

That's very sweet... Wink

*warm, gentle hug*

Robin Rigby's picture

As I recall she didn't do ANY

As I recall she didn't do ANY of the dancing in "Flashdance". There was a woman who did 99% of the dancing and then some guy who did the break dancing stuff at the audition. If you watch, you can see when the dancers switch and the only time you see JB's face is in the closeups. Yeah. JB apparently has no dancing skills. Or at least HAD none in the 80's, maybe she's taken lessons.

Caramelteddy's picture

Wow, babe. I'm caught in a

Wow, babe. I'm caught in a whirlpool of emotion here. Laughing at your absolute comedic genius, amused by your fans that flirt so openly with you, slightly pissed and bristling at the "person" who thinks its ok to insult you, pleased to see everyone hop to your defense.....exciting stuff. Thanks for keeping me entertained. Have I mentioned that you are the bestest gurlfren ever?

Fastgurrrl's picture

Lady LDBL, I noticed Pam is

Lady LDBL, I noticed Pam is looking really good and fit, nice ass in that dress on stage with Mr. Sunset! =)

OINK (sorry, I had to borrow your oink!)

Not2Taem's picture

Yup. Shane really needs to

Yup. Shane really needs to off her GF. Anyone else wondering what might be in that guvie record beside man handling?

Not2Taem's picture

LB, Got some dewormer by my

LB,
Got some dewormer by my bed with your name on it. Promise you'll find it entertaining.
Wink

minniesota's picture

LBDL, I thought of you last

LBDL, I thought of you last night because even though a lot of that episode bored me, I did think at one point, "Awww, Bette and Tina look good together." XO

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

Not2Taem's picture

Too funny! I had forgotten

Too funny! I had forgotten how hoakey the fight scenes were in the old days. But then, I used to think the WAM! POW! stuff on Batman was cool.

Kel's picture

It must have been sore for

It must have been sore for the former phenomenal writers of ourchart.com to see that "plug". Well IC did "promise" to keep the L-word community standing till... but I guess we don't need IC to do that. Duh arrogant prick... Sad

The L-word is ruined for me, it's so depressing. I thought it's roughly put together. *Sigh* Only the beautiful (and talented) actresses redeem the L-word, and make me follow the show loyally still.

Thanks for the recap!

LongBeachDogLover's picture

I'd say it's more

I'd say it's more like......... 'what' I am, and 'who' I do. Laughing out loud

Wink

LongBeachDogLover's picture

Because Ilene's insane.

Because Ilene's insane.

mysticsmb's picture

Any of these rumors

Any of these rumors googleable??

carlindesigner's picture

why does the lword have to

why does the lword have to suck to bad this season?? why???? it's so disappointing.

Xanadu's picture

LongBeach - can I just say,

LongBeach - can I just say, it's really fun trying to figure out exactly 'who' you are and 'what' you do!

Continue to drop hints/clues ...

LongBeachDogLover's picture

I'm a big shot in Hollywood

I'm a big shot in Hollywood you know.... Laughing out loud

*at least i think i am* Crying

Fastgurrrl's picture

Welllllllllllllllllllllllllll

Welllllllllllllllllllllllllllll...

LongBeachDogLover's picture

The original 90210 was my

The original 90210 was my addiction........
You know that Melrose Place is coming back, right?
I can't wait !!

Zara Thustra's picture

LOVES IT!

LOVES IT!

LongBeachDogLover's picture

Hey now Grace, I'm a TiBetter

Hey now Grace, I'm a TiBetter and I adore Julia......she speaks her mind, and always makes me giggle.

Wink

Kelly McCartney's picture

Maybe the rich white lady's

Maybe the rich white lady's version of it... or so the rumors go.

Won't you be my neighbor? @theKELword

Julia Watson's picture

Bad TV worms its way into the

Bad TV worms its way into the hearts of the best of us. My biggest guilty pleasure so far this season has been the new 90210. I cannot get enough of that crap!

mysticsmb's picture

Yeah, I was yelling at the TV

Yeah, I was yelling at the TV (ok, computer) when I saw all that OC signage.

Rusty's picture

Dude! Are you still pissed

Dude! Are you still pissed off that Julia led the charge and kicked your anti-transman ass all over the VP a few weeks ago?
Let. it. go.

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

LongBeachDogLover's picture

Yikes....... Jules, may I

Yikes....... Jules, may I apologize to you on behalf of TiBetter's from Los Angeles to Blackpool, England.

Not all of us are unreasonable, and humorless. Some of the girls at, www.TiBette.com may be having coronaries, but there's a ton of us who fought to keep it on the air, that do understand.....the time has come to let our lovely ladies go.

Now, I'm somewhat addicted to, 'That's So Raven'....... it's an illness. Laughing out loud Laughing out loud

LBTiBetteLover
xxoo

mysticsmb's picture

Is that a Flashdance

Is that a Flashdance reference? 'Cause she didn't do most of the dancing in that film...

Rusty's picture

I got this one, Grace.

I got this one, Grace.

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

Rockets's picture

"Perhaps you could have used

"Perhaps you could have used them to hold OurChart together."

Nice. hahaaha

I love how you ninja'd the epi - I didn't watch it, but I like that you did it.

mysticsmb's picture

Sheeeeeeeeit, BT, that's

Sheeeeeeeeit, BT, that's pretty harsh. Julia's job is to review the show--hard to do without expressing her viewpoint. Pretty boring too without an opinion or two. How about just saying (and maybe explaining why) Tibette's not boring to you??

Maclay's picture

Um... Usually I don't respond

Um... Usually I don't respond to these sorts of things but... Clearly, you care that she doesn't like TiBette or thinks they are boring or whatever. Just saying.

Great recap, I've been loving them all season. Almost can't believe the next episode will be the last... Was it just me or did Bette's speech in the car to Tine re: their friends feel a little meta?

Zara Thustra's picture

1) hooray for seeing JBeals

1) hooray for seeing JBeals dance....again.
2) Where did Helena and Tina disappear to??? hmm??

Julia Watson's picture

Call me ambitious, but I'd

Call me ambitious, but I'd like to set my sights on keeping a good series on TV for five or six years. No one ever said such a feat was easy, but worth shooting for? Absolutely.

I know that my boredom with Tibette isn't going to endear me to certain factions in the fandom, but I gotta call it the way I see it. Thanks for chiming in. You do keep things lively. Wink

LongBeachDogLover's picture

Julia, that was so fuckin'

Julia, that was so fuckin' hilarious. Your re-caps are soooo much better than the show.... Laughing out loud

Foxy Brown.............. now this sister is g-r-o-o-v-y. Pam Grier is definately channeling her alter ego. Without a doubt, Foxy is rockin' the L Word's 6th season..... Fuck, I am lovin' the laughs..... Laughing out loud

Just a thought............Could Ilene possibly be on crack ??

Grace Moon's picture

yeah, take on tibette, fear

yeah, take on tibette, fear for your blogging life...

tweet tweet @gracemoon

Fastgurrrl's picture

Wow, harsh.

Wow, harsh.

btfan2's picture

Sorry Julia the only thing

Sorry Julia the only thing really boring here is you!! I doubt that you can dance, act or manage to keep a bad series on tv for 6 seasons let alone 6 seconds, so why not back off the TiBette bashing, nothing good is going to come of it..

You don't like TiBette who the fuck cares!!!

Julia Watson's picture

Like you guys could ever get

Like you guys could ever get rid of me!

As it turns out, I'm going to school in the fall to learn me how to do some screenwritin'. Extreme silliness will likely ensue.

Fastgurrrl's picture

Who fucking died and made The

Who fucking died and made The Schecter God?

WTF STEP OFF BIATCH

minniesota's picture

Julia, I was wondering if you

Julia, I was wondering if you were going to spot that logo for "that site that doesn't exist anymore." You didn't let me down.

Despite how bad I think this season has been, I'm still considering a margarita party for its send off next Sunday. Or maybe I mean a margarita wake.

Love your recaps, GURL!

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

Fastgurrrl's picture

Amy, Julia is a diamond that

Amy, Julia is a diamond that needs to be snatched up and mounted properly (pun intended), err, I mean "set," by someone WITH MONEY who understands that. No disrespect intended to any other blogger here, I love you all in your own special way/talent. You'd still hang with and write to the little people, right J-Dub? Wink

LOVE YOU JUST SAYIN'

Amy Nicole Miller's picture

Julia, you should have been a

Julia, you should have been a writer for The L Word, you could have saved it. "it’s on like a silicon schlong"!? priceless.