Season 2/ Episode 9; "Late, Later, Latent"
||: David Stenn
||: Tony Goldwyn
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||: 57 m
Summary by Stacy Turner
The opening scene shows two people in a shower having sex. One of the people
gets out of the shower to use the restroom and we see the other person get
out and sit on top of them. We then see that it is Jenny and Carmen and they
both go to the bathroom at the same time and then begin to have sex. We cut
to see Mark dancing around outside the restroom complaining about how long
the girls have been in there. Shane starts knocking on the door and telling
the girls to hurry up. When they don't answer, she opens the door and finds
them together on the toilet. Shane looks shocked and closes the door. She
tells Mark to go pee in a bush and he runs outside.
Mark is in a meeting showing someone the footage that he has gotten so far.
It is a compilation of interviews with Jenny, Carmen, Shane, Dana and Alice.
Once he is done viewing the footage the guy in the meeting gets upset because
there isn’t any sex in it. Mark tells the guy that the hidden cameras
are still in place but what he has shown him so far is much better than his
previous work. The guy gets upset and tells him that he doesn’t care
about anything other than the sex and that Mark has to give him back all the
money that was advanced to him.
Alice and Dana are in bed together. Alice is taking off Dana’s shoes
and socks and asks her if she has thought about using a sex toy. Dana asks
her if using one is some sort of bisexual thing to which Alice replies no.
Dana makes her stop again and says that she doesn’t want to do it if
it’s because Alice feels like there is something missing and wants to
be with a man. Alice reassures her that many lesbians find it as an alternate
way of having sex, and she just thinks that it would be hot if Dana used a
toy on her.
Tina is laying in bed and she overhears Helena on the phone with her ex Winnie.
Helena is telling Winnie that the judge will choose her because she can give
the kids more things. When she hangs up the phone Tina pretends like she is
asleep. Helena walks over and Tina opens her eyes and tells her that she is
excited about the ultrasound that she will be having later in the day. Helena
tells her to give her a call and she will pick her up for the appointment,
but Tina reminds her that Bette will be going with her instead. She looks
a little jealous and then tells Tina that she can come by later and spend
time with her. They then decide that they should go to Tina’s instead
because it’s closer to the doctor’s office.
Shane is walking through a set and an assistant is telling her about her
new job. Shane asks the woman who exactly hired her. The girl responds by
saying the most powerful woman in Hollywood. Then you can hear a woman shouting
and by the look on Shane’s face she knows that it’s Veronica Bloom.
Shane goes to talk with Veronica and asks her why she hired her. Veronica
says that it’s because she sees something in her. Shane gets upset and
tells her that there is nothing special about herself. Veronica then tells
her if that's the case then do her hair, but Shane says no.
Bette and Kit are at the Planet talking about how Benjamin is coming into
town. Bette tells Kit that she doesn’t want her to get hurt. Kit tells
her that he is coming down just to see her and she knew what the rules were
before they started dating. Kit then tells Bette that she is planning a special
dinner for him. After they talk a little more Bette tells Kit she has to leave.
Kit asks Bette if she can bring back a picture of the baby from the ultrasound
Jenny meets with her writing teacher at a restaurant. Her teacher tells Jenny
that she is perfect to help her friend with his memoirs that’s why she
insisted that they all meet. Jenny tells her that she doesn’t like him
because he is homophobic. As she is saying that he walks up behind her and
Alice and Dana go to a sex shop. As they are looking at things a saleswoman
comes over and starts explaining everything. There is a lot of funny banter
between the two girls. At one point the woman mentions a new lube that they
just got in. Alice says that she is allergic to that kind and Dana turns around
and asks her what she hasn’t done. Alice tells Dana that she hasn’t
done a lot of things, but she wants to try it with her. They smile at each
other and Dana turns around and recognizes a woman in the store. She pulls
her sweater over her mouth and puts her sunglasses on to disguise herself.
Bette and Tina are at the doctor’s office getting the ultrasound of
the baby done. Both Bette and Tina have huge smiles on their faces as they
see their baby on the monitor. As they are looking Bette reaches over and
holds Tina’s hand.
Jenny is still at the restaurant with her teacher and the actor. He tells
her that nowadays it’s hot for women to be lesbians, but it’s
not acceptable for men to be gay. He then says that hypothetically if an actor
were to come out then it would ruin his career. He leaves the restaurant and
Jenny goes outside to talk with him. She tells him that she agrees with what
he said about a male actor coming out and ruining their career. He tells her
that if she still wants to work with him then go to his house the next night.
Bette is helping Tina put away her groceries. Tina tells Bette to come to
her and they hug each other. Bette tells Tina that she feels so good, to which
Tina kisses Bette. They begin passionately kissing and Tina takes off Bette’s
shirt. We cut to see them getting into bed. They kiss more and then Tina takes
Bette’s hand and puts it between her legs. Bette gasps and asks Tina
if she is sure about having sex with her, and Tina responds with a kiss. They
wind up making love with each other.
Shane is cutting Marks hair and he makes a joke about it being too much like
a dyke haircut. Then they start talking about how he thought that Shane could
hook him up with Veronica Bloom professionally. He thinks that if maybe she
saw his film then she would be interested in making it into a big production.
As they are talking Carmen walks in and says that she wants to talk with Shane.
Mark tells them that he has to go do some work and he goes into his studio
and watches their conversation. Carmen talks about how her and Jenny are just
together until they find the “real deal” and that she knows that
is what she has with Shane. She tells Shane that she has to put her guard
down and realize that a relationship wont kill her.
Tina walks Bette to her front door. Bette tells her that she realizes that
just because they had sex doesn’t mean that they are together. Tina
tells her that she doesn’t want what just happened to mess everything
up and Bette understands.
Later on Helena shows up and finds Tina not dressed to go out. Tina asks
if they can just stay in tonight and Helena says yes. Tina starts to kiss
Helena and tells her that all she wants to do it have sex all night long.
Helena becomes a little freaked out and tells her that she is uncomfortable
because Tina isn’t being herself. Tina starts to freak out also and
ask her if she isn’t turned on because there isn’t an audience.
Then Tina opens her door and starts screaming out that she is about to have
sex and tells people that they can come watch. Helena decides that Tina needs
to be alone so she leaves.
Bette is having a therapy session with Dan Foxworthy. She tells him about
her and Tina having sex even though they were trying to form a new friendship.
She tells him that it was incredible to have sex with her because for that
moment she felt like her life hadn’t fallen apart. She also said that
at the same time it was sad because she knew that someone else had been touching
her and making love to her. She tells him that since they have broken up Tina
is a completely different person, she is more confident. He asks her if that’s
a good thing and she says yes, but that means that she wont need Bette anymore.
Dana pulls up in front of a shop and gets out of her car. She straightens
her clothing and takes a breath. She has a very determined look on her face.
She starts walking and we see her go back into the sex shop alone this time.
Jenny knocks on Marks door but he doesn’t answer. The door opens and
she goes inside looking for the DVD’s that she needs to help write the
memoirs. As she is looking around she finds a tape labeled “Shane/ Carmen
Love Confession. Jenny watches the tape and looks hurt by the things that
Carmen says on it.
Bette is having a meeting with a woman about an art show. As they are talking
Helena walks in and interrupts them. She tells Bette that she will give money
for the exhibit but Bette asks her if they can talk about it later in a board
meeting. Helena tells her that’s ok but she is going to listen to the
rest of the meeting. Bette says that's ok but looks very annoyed.
Helena calls Tina and asks her how she is feeling. Tina says that she feels
better and Helena asks her to come to her house. Tina tells her that she’s
not some sort of toy that she can just take off the shelf whenever she wants
and Helena agrees. Tina also tells her that next time she gives her opinion
Helena can’t blame it on the pregnancy and hormones and Helena agrees
Jenny goes over to the actors house to work on his memoirs. When she gets
there she finds him sparing with another man. They continue to fight until
he sees her and he gets punched in the face. They other guy helps him up and
asks if he is ok. Then Jenny and the actor sit down and Jenny starts pulling
her writing stuff out. The actor notices that Jenny is getting teary eyed
and asks her what’s wrong. She says nothing but he goes around to the
other side and hugs her as she is crying.
Kit has everything prepared for her dinner with Benjamin. As she is waiting
she receives a call from him telling her that he can’t make it because
his mother is in the hospital. Kit looks disappointed and tells him that it’s
ok and she understands that he needs to be with his family.
Tina goes to Helena’s house and finds her hard at work cooking in the
kitchen. She tells Tina that she wants her to sit down and that she is going
to wait on her all night. When she sits down, Helena takes her shoes off and
begins to give her a foot. massage.
Kit goes to an AA meeting that is being lead by Ivan. Kit tells everyone
that she got stood up and that she kept looking over at the bottle of wine
that was sitting there. But instead of drinking it she decided to go somewhere
where she knew that someone would listen. Ivan takes her to a club where Ivan’s
girlfriend works. They sit down and start talking and Kit discovers that Ivan
and his girlfriend have been together for five years.
Jenny is talking to the actor about how every time she thinks that things
are going well she always messes them up. She also tells him that she feels
as if she is on of those people that don't deserve to be happy. He tells her
that it’s not true and then proceeds to tell her that he is gay. He
also tells her that he lost the love of his life because he was too afraid
of what would happen if people found out about him. He tells her that he doesn’t
think that she should work for him because she is too good to be working on
what he is doing.
Helena is showing Tina the kids rooms in her home. She tells Tina that there
is one more and they find a nursery. Helena tells her that it’s for
when Tina and the baby decide to stay over. It then cuts to Bette who is hanging
a mobile in the nursery that she has created.
Alice is sitting on her bed while Dana is in the bathroom. Dana tells her
that she wants to do a little fashion show for her. While she is getting ready
you can hear Dana fumbling. When she is finally ready she opens the door and
tells Alice not to laugh. She walks out of the bathroom completely naked except
for a strap on. Alice smiles and then moves towards Dana and grabs her hand
and brings her toward her on the bed.
Tony Goldwyn (note: he also directed!)
including Scene by Scene breakdown by Kace of What
the L Radio!)
Quick note to those who care. Having to explain to Mom why a couple is
making out on a toilet while one of 'em's pissing ain't exactly the most
comfortable position I've been in. "You watch that, son?" Yes....it's
that I watch.....and LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!!! Have I mentioned how addicted
I am to "The L Word Theme" now? With that outta the way...ON WITH
Plays as we get the opening of Mark's Documentary. The song's a nice 1983
style flashback to New Wave with a touch of Anti-Establishment if you hear
the whole song.
Kia Kadiri "Bring It On"
Welcome to the Planet, where Kit and Bette talk about the joys of
infedelity and this Hip Hoppish stuff plays in the background.
Quick note, The Sequel: If you lilsten very carefully during Shane and
Veronica's chat, you can hear some guy in the background yell, "We can't
wait until tomorrow, Veronica is going to freak out!!"
Transientworld "Walking Backwards"
Plays at....wherever in the background during Charlotte, Jenny and Burr's
dinner conversation. More Hip Hop/R&B stuff.
The Butchies "Send Me You"
Alice and Dana go Dildo shopping. The song rocks. "King Kong and Tyrannus
Rex is like the real thing???" Yeah, if you're Shaq!!!!!! Did I mention
the song rocks? It does. And it gives me something to think about while
Dildomania runs wild on my screen.
Heart "No Other Love"
Plays as the Bette & Tina fans rejoice. Available on the Season 2
Soundtrack and a lovely song on its own by the Wilson Sisters. It's a fun
moment where Tina becomes Bette and Bette becomes Candace.
Candace...residing in the Land Of The Dead Marios.
Maggie Moore "Red Licorice"
Plays as we segue from Kit being stood up (Mom in the hospital...sure) to
Bette...er...Tina and Helena together for the evening. The song's not bad.
Mambo Allstars "El Cumbanchero"
Plays at the whatever club where the final decimation of Ivan takes place.
Kit was THIS CLOSE to going Foxxy Brown on her. THIS CLOSE!!!!
Jealous Girlfriends "Lay Around"
Plays as we get crib sequences, followed by Dana valiantly putting on her
new Strap On Of Love, much to Alice's delight. The singing reminds me of
Alana Davis. I like the song. And ROLL THE CREDITS!!
Previews: "Land Ahoy," Episode #2.10
Yahoo TV: Dana, Alice, Shane, Jenny and Carmen go on a lesbian
Caribbean cruise; Kit and Bette struggle to connect with their father.
SHO: A lesbian cruise in the Caribbean proves eventful for
Dana, Alice, Shane, Jenny and Carmen, while Bette and Kit struggle to connect
with their aging father Melvin during a visit.
TV Guide: Bette and Kit try to reconcile with their estranged
father (Ossie Davis); also, Dana, Alice, Shane, Jenny, and Carmen head for
the seas on a lesbian cruise in the Caribbean.