The L Word Recap 608: I Can Haz Ending?
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the pregnancy, and Bette and Tina are happy for him. When asked, Max says he hasn’t seen Jenny outside. Sounder runs around the edge of the pool by himself, sniffing around and whining fretfully.
Back to Jenny’s video, it’s blast from the past time! Tim (ribbing and then complimenting Jenny), Ivan (in front of a “No on Prop 8” sign and about to marry a champion surfer chick), Mangus (apparently drunk in the middle of the day), Peggy Peabody (offering to throw them a huge party when they get to New York, in her house, “big enough to hold all of your exes!”), Jodi (graciously kind), Marina (obscure, scatty and sexy as ever) and even Carmen (sadly sweet) all say their touchy-feely goodbyes to Bette and Tina, and to all of us watching.
The group wonders aloud where in the hell Jenny is and Alice volunteers to go find her. The video reverts back to the core gang saying their goodbyes. At the end of her and Jenny’s spiel, Shane mouths, “Don’t go,” shaking her head. Interrupting the touching lovefest, Alice stumbles back inside, distraught, gesticulating wildly toward the pool, unable to get anything out other than sobbing: “Jenny… Jenny!” The group rushes out back, off-screen. We hear Jenny speaking on the video, “I love you, Bette and Tina!” There’s a splash as someone dives into the pool.
And we’re back to where we started at this season’s opening: lights and sirens and Xena, Warrior Detective, arriving on the scene. Out back, one of the officers spots someone hiding in the bushes by the pool. Nikki Stevens is ordered to come out with her hands up, at gunpoint. Shane: “Nikki, what are you doing here?” Nikki: “I just came to talk to Jenny… at the dance marathon she was keeping you like a prisoner and I just wanted to tell her that she had to free you…” Shane tells Nikki, urgently, to shut the frak up. Tasha finally shows up, finagling her way onto the scene after showing one of the cops her identification as a cadet at the police academy. Tasha walks in and beckons Alice forward, enfolding her in her arms. Tasha: “I’m here. I’m not going anywhere.” Aww. Too bad Alice won’t be sticking around for very long… the cop-to-be and the convicted murderess? Yeah. That’ll work!
Sgt. Duffy tells the gang that this is going to take longer than they thought. Presenting a united front, they agree to cooperate and go down to the station for whatever is needed of them. Kit: “We’re a very tight-knit group.” Shane, strangely calm: “And we take care of each other.” Alice: “None of us did anything wrong. We don’t know what happened out there.” The group prepares to leave. On the video, Jenny, alone now, says her final goodbye: “You guys, um… changed my life. Wow, you really did. And I’m never going to forget you. So thank you for everything. Okay? That’s it.” Fade out.
As the belated credits roll, accompanied by quietly moody, jazzy mystery music in lieu of Betty, several cars are seen from on high, pulling into close formation into a parking lot. The group exits their respective vehicles, heading into the police station. The music gets faster, feistier – an edgier, instrumental version of the theme song – and each cast member struts through that parking lot like they’re on a god-damned fashion week runway. The first shot of each one has them with their game faces on, serious, collected, but then… ooh, costume changes! Let’s mix and match our characters. And, my, don’t they look excited to be here! Just look at those knowing, conspiratorial smiles they’re exchanging. Final show or no, appearing downright cheerful, their mirth seems glaringly inappropriate here. And the last to appear? Jenny, in a gold lame slip of a frock. She walks with Shane, who takes her hand, smiling warmly over at her. The gang finishes catwalking across the screen as a group one last time, and we end on a shot overlooking Los Angeles, and the words: Thank you for six great seasons!” flashing across the screen.
Yeah. That’s it…
Now, I know we aren’t going to be able to help ourselves, any of us – myself included. We’re going to be watching every damn one of those stupid ass interrogation tape webisodes over at sho.com, but seriously? At this point? I think we need an intervention.