Season 5 / Episode 4 ; Episode: "Let's
Get This Party Started"
The L Word Episode 504 - Let's Get This Party
Party? More like Riot.
Previously on The L Word, stuff happened and Helena snuck away.
Showtime Presents...girls trying out for the Jesse (Jenny) role in Lez
Girls. Jorinda tries out and she sucks. Niki is next and is waaaaaaaaaay
overdramatic, as she starts making out with the girl reading Karina's
(Marina's) part. Luchi is next and is violent. Jenny likes Luchi while
Tina like Niki. And so it begins!
The L Word Theme, with Helena still part of it. Well that's a good sign.
Long after my demise, this theme will still be burned into my soul, like
french fries gone awry. Still fun to listen to, though.
Self Defense Class as the the Group Of Friends watch Kit training hard
they all talk about the Grand Opening of some place called SheBar. Tasha
is absent from the gathering, 'cause of that whole Don't Ask Don't Tell
thing and Alice mentions being invited to a big time closet party with
Barry Burd. Time for everyone to punch at everyone else (or something
that). The ones striking are instructed to punch and scream, "No,"
same time. Hey, I should try that next time my supervisor gives me crap
work. Shane's feeling a little aggressive here with all that pint up
energy she's recaptured. Natalie Portman was asked about the Jesse (Jenny)
role, but Natalie passed. Wow, Dustin Hoffman must really have that kind
of appeal. They discuss Brenda and now Bette's feeling a bit aggressive
her strikes. The instructor wants to use Shane for a demonstration. It's
like playing with a time bomb. Nothing happens though...THIS TIME!!! More
demonstration stuff as Summer the instructor instructs and has people
Max & Grace look through feedback for his blog at OurChart and deals
discrimination or something to that effect. Alice calls in and voices
displeasure, but gives Max the Seperate But Equal stuff, only to be
interrupted by her own brand of oppressors...
...Say it with me...
The EVIL STRAIGHT PEOPLE!!!
*insert dramatic music here*
Couple of military investigator fellas sift through Alice's stuff at
apartment, giving her the heebie jeebies. It's all an attempt to get dirt
on Tasha, obviously. As they look at the Chart on the wall and begin
asking the obvious questions,"Who's, 'T'?" and finally leave.
Bette's office at CU and she has to deal with some angry student, who's
unhappy about some other student using a soap carved gun as an artistic
statement (pointed at his head). Loni's the complainer's name and Justin
is apparently the guy making the artistic statement or whatnot. Bette'll
look into it. By the way, this incident took place in Jodi's class.
Aaron's war room as Aaron & Tina discuss and debate the idea of Niki
Jesse (Jenny). Adele The Faithful Minion sits at the table and watches
William (the Boss Boss) is in Geneva and likes Niki. Aaron & Tina
Niki. Jenny likes Luchi. Jenny insults Aaron's penis size and leaves.
Aaron makes it clear to sell the idea of Niki being Jesse (Jenny) to Jenny.
Tina looks to Adele for help.
Back to Bette's office as Jodi arrives. Is it just me or does Jodi look
more professional outside of work than at work? The happy couple
(*snicker*) discuss the Justin incident and his gun sculpture. The
Columbine and Virginia Tech massacres are referenced by Bette as examples
as to why holding a gun...even a soap one...to your head in school isn't
good idea. Bette wants Jodi to be more thoughtful of what she's doing
Jodi takes exception. Jodi's hungry and does the kissypoo with Bette to
end the meeting. Jodi signs to Bette about wanting to proceed with the
makin' of the lovin', but Bette's gonna be working late. Ooo, wrong
answer, Bette. Jodi leaves.
Alice's apartment and NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO she's erasing the
Chart!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Tasha arrives and Alice is still
noticeably freaked about the military guys showin' up earlier. Tasha is
not amused by this and comforts her girlfriend...I mean...friends, they're
just friends! Yeah, that's it! That's the ticket!
The Planet as Shane plays a hand held video game and hangs out with Kit.
Shane's celebacy vow is beginning to bite at her as she now starts
picturing the other girls working naked.
Tasha arrives at Curtis Beech's house and she's not happy. Tasha goes
on Curtis on what happened to Alice, causing Curtis's wife to be awaken.
They have a child named Henry and Tasha apologizes (an apology the
millitary could probably owe Alice). Tasha leaves after her apology.
The next morning as Alice and Tasha are in bed naked. They talk about
Burd Party and Tasha's reservations about it. Alice however talks her
it in her own sweet way. There's a knock on the door and no, it's not
Leonard Kroll this time. Speaking of Krolls, did Phyllis disappear???
Where the heck is she??? Anyway, it's Curtis and Tasha lets Alice know
it's okay to let him in.
Curtis and Tasha go over the case as Alice serves liquid refreshments.
Curtis has had a change of heart, thanks to his wife. Curtis puts Alice
over as a, "real catch."
Jenny's house as Jenny is trying to figure out what to play and Shane
on. Adele The Faithful Minion has the patience of a Saint as she continues
assisting Jenny as best she can. William sends Jenny a watch with a quick
note about looking forward to Niki being Jesse (Jenny). Jenny's not happy
about that. Adele is able to talk Jenny into going to SheBar. She's a
smart cookie, that Adele. Shane wants Jenny to wear that dress and begins
staring at Jenny...hoo boy. Jenny tells Shane she needs to get laid.
Kit buys a gun.
Alice/Tasha arrive at the Burd Party.
Bette/Jodi, Tom & Kit arrive at the Grand Opening of SheBar and it's
Studio 54 in its heyday. The owners let Bette and her friends and sister
in, 'cause Bette's in red and she looks good in red or whatever.
Tina's dancing with Brenda as the owners formally introduce themselves.
Dawn & Cindy are their names. Dawn assures Kit that she has nothing
worry about. businesswise. So obviously she will. Bette's not impressed
with SheBar. Tina introduces Brenda to Bette/Jodi and while some people
are thinking TiBette, others are thinking JoBette and maybe even a few
thinking Tina/Brenda...4-Way? Too much? Shane arrives and is granted a
Meanwhile at Burd Closet Party as Alice hopes she'll see Matthew. Matthew
Who? Beyonce? She's mentioned, too. Some guy named Darrell's there and
he's a married point guard in the NBA (but what team???). Barry introduces
himself to Alice/Tasha and makes things clear in his own way that Alice
wont' be doin' any podcasts from the party. Alice Pieszecki...big time
gossip columnist and such...suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure this is a good idea.
Does nobody remember her short conversation with Gabby in Season 2 (the
where Lara/Gabby were together)?
Back at SheBar and Jenny's living like a Queen. Adele informs Jenny that
Niki's in the house and Tina thanks Adele for making that possible. Okay,
Adele is officially allowed to stay. Niki talks with Jenny and talks about
her closeted lesbian life and stuff.
Speaking of closets, back to the Burd Closet Party as Darrell dances
his boyfriend, close to Alice/Tasha who are dancing. Alice then does a
really stupid, irrational thing and takes a pic of Darrell and his
boyfriend with her cameraphone while no one notices. So much for security
Niki talks with Jenny and gives an impassioned plea. I hope I'm not alone
in being at least slightly annoyed by Niki (which oddly enough makes her
perfect for Jenn...Jesse). Jenny's informed that Niki's gonna be cast
regardless, but Niki wants Jenny to like her and accept her in the role.
Adele looks on. Natalie Portman keeps getting mentioned (for all the
fantasy league players out there).
Elsewhere at SheBar as Dawn stops Shane from leaving. Dawn leads Shane
the VIP room, kicking everyone out, except Cindy. They talk about being
honest couple, blahblahblah, 3-Way makin' with the lovin'!
Tom & Max dance together as Bette/Jodi look on and talk. Kit's over
SheBar and is gone. Bette promised to leave with Shane so she's gonna
stick around. Jodi gives Bette a kiss and departs.
3-Way Makin' with the lovin' continues in the VIP room. Shane/Dawn/Cindy
'shippers unite! *chuckle*
And then...we get to the moment where TiBetters set aside their FanFic
reading and break out the popcorn. Tina's sitting alone and hiding from
Brenda. Brenda's just interested in having fun and Bette's just waiting
for Shane to appear from the mist. Tina's feeling a little down and the
whole club party thing ain't her scene. Ditto for Bette. Tina's really
happy for Bette to have Jodi. They do the gaze into each other's eyes
thing as Bette acknowledges her luck. Tina's about to leave and Bette
grabs her and...
...TIBETTERS GO WILD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Peace is restored as Bette/Tina
have a passionate moment together, reducing Bette to tears of varying
degrees. Well, this is a rather emotional moment if I do say so. They
continue kissing as the moment freezes and that's that for this week.
For the second week in a row, Phyllis is missing. And not having Helena
around sucks, though she was mentioned briefly during the Shane &
at the Planet. So we've got drama, passion, a little humor and decisions
of repercussional value all happening this week. Things are beginning
flow quite nicely and now we just sit back and watch the fireworks as
get to the middle portion of Season 5.
the episode and share your thoughts on the rest of Season 5!
Malaya Rivera Drew
Alicia Leigh Willis
1. Recap -- Elizabeth Ziff
2a. Teaser a -- Elizabeth Ziff
2b. Teaser b -- Elizabeth Ziff
2c. Teaser c -- Elizabeth Ziff
3. Main Title -- BETTY
4. Sandunga -- True Music
5. Alice Fucked -- Elizabeth Ziff
6. Slam -- Elizabeth Ziff
7. Danger -- Betty Everett
8. LA Transition -- Elizabeth Ziff
9. Bouge (Radio Edit --) Varsity
10. Kit Gun -- Elizabeth Ziff
11. Back It Up -- BETTY
12. To Fais Le Malin -- Catherine Ferroyer Blanchard
13. Solar -- Miles Davis
14. Drive -- Client
15. Green Haze -- Miles Davis
16. Hope is All There Is -- Max Femm
17. Get Physical -- Margaret Berger
18. Hot Sahara -- Fans Of Jimmy Century
19. Dream -- Alice Smith
THE L WORD 505: "LOOKIN' AT YOU, KID"
Jenny throws a bash to introduce her friends to the actresses playing
them in "Lez Girls," provoking both delight and distress; Bette
and Tina try to deal with what is obviously a rekindled spark; Alice angrily
outs a secretly gay sports star after he utters a homophobic slur, sparking
a media firestorm.
Jenny rehearses her cast for "Lez Girls" and throws a wild
bash to introduce her cast to their real-life counterparts, which results
in delight for some (Shane – who is amused when the actress portraying
her insists she's only "gay for pay"), consternation for others
(Bette – who is disgusted that the actress playing her is not black)
and bittersweet melancholy for one (Alice – who is shocked at the
resemblance to Dana of the actress playing her late lover).
When a celebrity athlete uses a nasty homophobic slur in an ugly, publicly
anti-gay statement, Alice uses evidence of his secret gay life to "out"
him on her web site. When her post goes viral and results in a media firestorm,
Alice is suddenly thrust into the spotlight as a gay rights advocate –
but the attention and Alice's militant stance are too much for Tasha,
who is still trying to fly under the military's radar. The incident causes
the couple to break up.
The fallout over the violent performance art in Jodi's class worsens,
with the Board of Trustees and Phyllis now dragged into the situation.
Torn between trying to protect her lover/employee from herself, and recognizing
her urge to intervene may be a result of type-A control issues, Bette
needs advice and finds that Tina is the only one to whom she can turn.
The party-girl owners of SheBar continue to rip off all of Kit's innovative
business ideas, including serving breakfast and a drive-through window
– but their mutual attraction to Shane, who unsuccessfully attempts
to remain neutral, threatens to derail a business partnership that is
thus far proving quite lucrative.
Though the rest of the gang dismisses his suspicions, Max grows increasingly
wary of Jenny's overly attentive new assistant Adele, and manages to prove
that some of Adele's self-professed backstory is a blatant lie. Adele
covers the discrepancy smoothly, and no one else seems to care –
Tina even asks her to keep an eye on Jenny and secretly alert her to any
developments about which the studio would be concerned.
Phyllis is stunned when Joyce uses their break-up as leverage in winning
back her divorce case.
When Jenny and her star/protégé Niki hook up in a closet
during the party, their love making is witnessed by none other than Adele,
who takes a disturbing interest in the scene.