Written by Akiracolorblind
I’m a devoted fan of the L word. As the days are
being counted down for the new and anticipating season, there’s
only one question: Are we really ready for what’s to come?
We were left off with Dana’s death, Bette running off in
the middle of the night with Angelica, Alice and Lara’s weird
relationship, Jenny sleeping with another woman, leaving Moira/Max
in the darkness, Kit becoming pregnant, Helena getting cut off by
her mother and the disastrous Shane and Carmen’s wedding.
(We already knew that Shane wasn’t going to marry her!)
Bette and Tina: our beloved ex-couple (however you want them to
be)—will they ever see eye to eye or will they be going at
each other throats throughout the new season? I thought that they
were going to last, but we all knew that all good things will come
to an end. Season Three for them was horrifying! Bette had, as I
like to call a “breakdown” and wanted to find peace.
Did she find peace? No! Tina told her that she had feelings for
man and didn’t know what to do. That was the great fall of
Bette and Tina ever getting back together. Tina and her new heterosexual
relationship with Henry came into play. Bette didn’t like
the idea of Tina taking care of their daughter because Angelica
is mixed. How will the season start for them now? Bette still on
an adventure with her daughter, or will she bring her daughter back
to West Hollywood?
Shane, our sexy lothario: will she ever have a monogamous relationship
or will she be the same “I don’t do sleepovers”
lover that we fallen for? I didn’t like seeing Shane in a
relationship. Don’t get me wrong, I love Carmen, but I didn’t
seem out right for Shane to be in a relationship that we all knew
that she didn’t want to be in. Shane cheated on Carmen with
Cherie and then Carmen cheated on Shane with some random person
that we don’t even know about. They make up by making love,
but it still didn’t make things right. Shane asked Carmen
to marry her and of course, Carmen said yes. Here comes Shane’s
father, she’s just like him (what a coincidence!) and she
also finds out that she has a little brother named Shay (will we
see the little tyke in this season, or does he not exist?). Of course,
Shane invites her father, stepmother to the wedding. Here came the
demise of their wedding. Carmen, looking so beautiful in her wedding
gown, and where’s Shane? Alice comes up to Carmen with a note,
telling her sorry. That was the end of the Sharmen… So what
happens with Carmen? Will we ever know or will we get thrown into
a new six months without an explanation? I can see Shane and her
life spiraling out of control in this new season, but will she find
her true love? Will we see Cherie once again and ruin the chance
of Shane getting her off the brain? (Hopefully not!) I really don’t
want to see my adored character fall back into drugs, but we never
know what’s up Ilene’s sleeves!
All right, I hate that I have to write about it… Our witty,
lovable, softy Dana. She was the comic relief of the show, but her
time was ended on Season Three. It started off with Alice stalking
Dana and Lara almost throughout the whole season, until Dana found
out that she had breast cancer. It was sudden blow to all of us,
and we didn’t want to believe it. Our quirky Dana became cold,
depressed and wanted to be alone. Lara wanted to be there and help
her, but Dana forced her away. Alice came back into the picture
and told Dana the deal to stop her mean ways before she ended up
on her own. Dana began her chemotherapy and started to lose her
hair. She ended up losing one of her breast, but Alice told her
that she was still beautiful. We all thought that at one time that
Dana was getting better, but she was only turned for the worse.
She ended up in the hospital with Alice by her side. She ended up
leaving us on Episode 3.10-“Losing the Light.” (Which
I thought Alice gave a great performance I might add!) The crazy
thing that happened was the funeral. Dana was cremated and her family
made it seem that Dana was straight, but Alice shorted that as she
stood up and told everyone that Dana was gay. Ilene had a beautiful
dedication to Erin Daniel’s character as Dana at the beginning
of Episode 3.11, and I thought it was done beautifully! Our L women
did the honor of scattering Dana’s ashes (that Alice stole)
at Camp Imalahkaha. It was a great way to see a few memories that
our ladies shared about our beloved Dana. I hate that Ilene killed
off one of her wonderful characters, but I guess it was for the
best (I can’t believe I just said that!).
Alice: I loved her in the beginning of the season as she stalked
and chased Dana around West Hollywood. Her and Helena became friends
(I always wanted to know how did that happen?). She met this so-called
vampire named Uta (which I might add that I did like this character!).
Even though I didn’t think that would have been a healthy
relationship for Miss Pieszecki, I’m glad that it didn’t
go to far with these two. But things got worse for Alice (and all
of the L word fans!); Dana was diagnosed with breast cancer. When
Lara went off to France, Alice was the only one there for Dana.
She took care of her and was at her bedside at the hospital on her
final days. It didn’t get better for Alice as she lost her
best friend to breast cancer. Her life went down the tube, but things
were different when she saw Lara at Dana’s door. The two women
walked into the house and began to grieve over their lost. Before
we knew it, they were kissing. To me, it was really weird and wrong,
but kind of a turn-on (sorry, forgive me for that!). Alice and Lara
began to see each other for “grieving” reasons, but
Lara wanted to talk to Alice about where they were heading. BUT
Alice didn’t want to “talk about it.” So in Season
Four, will there be an Alice and Lara relationship, or are we left
in the dark about it?
Jenny, Jenny, JENNY! I love her character, but couldn’t she
be the one to be killed off? (I know some of you agree with me!)
Jenny went back home to Skokie, Illinois for therapy, but it doesn’t
last long. She meets Moira the transgender at a club and brought
her home to have sex. Jenny’s stepfather walks in on them
and tells Jenny to get out, but Jenny already had her things packed
and ready to head back to LA with Moira tagging along. These two
bored me at the beginning until Moira’s transformation as
a man. Jenny began to shoot Moira up with male hormones, and Moira
starts her turn as Max AKA her male ego. After a while of being
injected with hormones, Max has a very hot temper and rude manners.
As we watched these two confused characters, we see that they’re
not going to last very long (which I hope because I really don’t
like Moira/Max). What did Jenny see her in the first place? Will
Moira/Max return to Skokie, Illinois or live in a place that she
can’t call home?
Kit “the woman” of the group has something in tow.
She’s pregnant with the “manny” AKA Angus. At
first, Kit didn’t want anything to do with Angus, but Angus
did everything in his power to have Kit in his life. The two hit
it off very well, and we got to see Miss Kit Porter do some of her
famous singing with Betty and Nona Hendryx. Kit and Angus got more
intimate and before we know it, we find out that Kit is pregnant.
Just to make sure of that, Kit has taken probably a dozen pregnancy
tests (which we see sitting on the bathroom counter). Kit tells
Angus, and he’s happy, but Kit isn’t. She’s not
ready for this, but Angus told her that he’d be there for
her. So are we ready for Kit to be a parent, or are things going
to turn for the worse for our heterosexual relationship?
Last, but not least: Helena! We all saw a different side to Helena.
She was now softer and gentler than she was in Season Two. She began
to see a tarot reader and found out that there was a woman coming
her way. The descriptions of the woman made i t sound like it was
Alice, but later we found out it were Tina (another, what coincidence?).
Helena opened up a movie studio and hired Tina on. Everything was
going great for Helena until she made a filmmaker named Dylan Moreland.
Helena fell head over heels for this woman and just to find out
that she has a boyfriend, but that doesn’t stop Helena. Helena
and Dylan have a few, very sweaty and sexy flings with each other,
and Helena can’t seem to let her go. Things didn’t get
better for Helena; Dylan stabbed her in the back by slapping her
with a lawsuit—thanks to her boyfriend Danny. Helena’s
heartbroken and her mother comes to the rescue, but for how long?
Dylan runs off with Helena’s (Peggy’s) money, but returns
to give the money back and a video to Helena. Helena doesn’t
listen to the tape; instead she put it on mute and just stared at
Dylan’s image. As for the wedding in Vancouver, we see a nice
side to Helena. She pa id for Shane and Carmen’s failed wedding
and gave Shane’s father a whopping ten thousand dollars. Of
course, he ran off with it and nobody knew where he went. Helena
was devastated and was hit with another blow: her mother was cutting
her off financially! So where will Helena be now? Homeless, living
in a box, or will she try to get back on her feet? Will we see Dylan
I thought I give you guys a recap, even though most of us own all
the seasons and know everything. BUT, where will these four new
characters come into play? Will they stay or will they leave after
a season or two? ? How many episodes will Marina be in before she
leaves again? To me, the L word is not the same. It’s
gotten crazier than ever, and I just hope that Season Four is a
WHOLE lot better than Season Three. If it isn’t, will this
be the end of our dearly loved the L word? Lets hope that
Ilene knows what she's doing with Season Four…
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