Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot18 January 2004
25 January 2004
Bette and Tina wait eagerly to see if Tina will get pregnant via artificial insemination. Dana becomes interested in a woman, named Lara Perkins, who works as the chef at the tennis club she is practicing at. Unable to know if Lara is gay or straight, all of Dana's friend go to the club's restaurant to try out a series of amusing 'tests' to see if Lara 'is or isn't'. Meanwhile, Tim, unaware of her encounter with Jenny, invites Marina to a dinner party at his house which stirs up tension between both women. Bette notices the air of tension and in an angry tone, tells Marina to stay away from Jenny. Kit tries to make amends meet to Bette. While doing research at a women's clinic for a news story, Alice meets a former flame, named Gabby, and considers rekindling the flame despite protests from her friends about the way Gabby treated her in the past. Also, Shane continues to be harassed by Lacey who tries to destroy Shane's reputation.
Season 1, Episode 3: Longing1 February 2004
Bette engages in a battle of wills with the board of directors whom oppose a new set of artwork called 'Provocations' at the California Art Center, and she takes a desperate step by traveling to Santa Barbara to see Peggy Peabody, an eccentric and notorious art collector, to ask for help in funding for setting up the event. Meanwhile, Jenny struggles with her feelings for Marina and finds herself unable to resist the temptation. Alice tries to regain her self-respect by going out with Gabby, but learns that Gabby has not changed her selfish ways. Dana finally asks Lara out on a date. Also, Shane finally makes amends to her stalker Lacey.
8 February 2004
Bette greets Tina's pregnancy with apparent delight despite her work problems with the gallery in trying to keep her job. Jenny's continuing lustful relationship with Marina endangers her life with Tim when she visits her old college professor, Nick Barashkov, whom she confides about her involvement with Marina, while Tim thinks Jenny's cheating on him with Nick. Dana's insecurity about her romantic involvement with Lara continues. Also, Alice has mother problems when her irresponsible and pompous actress mother, Lenora, is evicted from her hotel suite and asks to stay with her while she fibs a little about her sagging acting career.
Season 1, Episode 5: Lawfully15 February 2004
Alice becomes more neurotic after her mother tells her about a 'tender moment' with Shane at a party the night before. Tim finally finds out about Jenny and Marina when he catches both of them 'in the act.' In a desperate attempt to hold onto him, Jenny tries making up with Tim where he tells her to put their love to the ultimate test by traveling to Lake Tahoe and marring in haste. Meanwhile, Dana is invited to a Subaru dinner party that wants to sponsor her tennis career. But she ends up hurting Lara when Dana takes Harrison, her (male) doubles tennis partner instead. Bette and Tina have dinner with Bette's conservative father where they announce Tina's pregnancy. But Melvin Porter's negative reaction dismays both of them. Hurt that he avoided her, Kit offers Bette a little comfort and then confronts Mr. Porter to accept Bette's lifestyle even if he will always disapproves. Also, Shane runs into Clive, an old friend whom is the personal assistant to Harry Sandchuk, a Hollywood bigwig who has come to see Shane's hairstyling work.
Season 1, Episode 6: Losing It22 February 2004
A rising artist in New York tests Bette's commitment while Tina has an unpleasant run-in with Lei Ling, the sperm donor's girlfriend, who begins to harass her. Alice meets a man named Lisa, who claims to be a 'lesbian in a man's body' whom she asks on a date. Meanwhile, Tim, still distrustful of Jenny after their quickie wedding, returns home alone leaving Jenny on her own. While hitchhiking back to Los Angeles, Jenny gets a ride from two disaffected teenagers, named Malcolm and Marnie, where she confides in them about her troubled life and spends the time writing a long, heartfelt letter to Tim describing her emotional pain. Also, Shane gets a big emotional boost when Harry wants to refer her hairstyling techniques to public celebrities.
Season 1, Episode 7: L'Ennui29 February 2004
After returning home, Jenny is hurt when Tim rejects her and tells her to move out. Jenny then goes to Marina who willingly offers her place and they have a great time together. But it all comes to a sudden head when Marina reveals that she has another lover, named Francesca, living in Italy. Meanwhile, Bette and Tina struggle with their fears of parenthood, especially Tina with her pregnancy. Dana's fears about being outed by her endorsement contract with Subaru wrecks her relationship with Lara. Shane throws a party aboard Harry's boat with all her friends in attendance. Alice, fed up with women, tries a relationship with Lisa, who does not turn out to be as expected. Also, Kit is stung when her estranged son, David Waters, doesn't show up for their meeting after thinking that she's fallen off the wagon again.
Season 1, Episode 8: Listen Up7 March 2004
Jenny tries to explain her situation and her confused sexuality to her one-time college roommate, Annette, who suggests they stalk Marina's girlfriend, Francesca, after she arrives in town. Meanwhile, Bette and Tina attend group therapy in preparation of becoming parents while Bette faces off against a militant writer, named Yolanda, who questions Bette's self-image as a mixed race. With her Subaru endorsement contract in full swing, Dana, with Alice in tow, decides to come out to her right-wing parents during a formal ball for Mrs. Fairbanks despite knowing they will not approve. Kit is offered by an agent to help writing a song for rapper Slim Daddy. Also, Shane throws Clive out of her place after seeing him reverting back to his old criminal self when she catches him pilfering items out of her own apartment to support his drug habit.
14 March 2004
Bette faces serious personal and professional problems when the art gallery comes under attack for it's radical art and Tina buys some expensive baby accessories without consulting her. As Dana starts to find herself as she really is, fame (with complications) finds Shane when she does a hairstyle to a has-been actress, named Cherie Jaffe, who makes a pass a her. Alice finds complications with Lisa and turns to another man, named Andrew. Meanwhile, Jenny is in turmoil when she's more confused then ever about being with Tim or Marina after having an unpleasant dinner with Marina and Francesca who defend their open romance. But Tim refuses to take Jenny back when he tells her that he will never forget, nor forgive, her cheating on him. Also, Kit begins to rehearse for Slim Daddy's music video.
Season 1, Episode 10: Liberally21 March 2004
Tina's grief from her sudden miscarriage is eased when an unexpected opportunity arrives in the form of Oscar, a member of her and Bette's therapy group, who asks her to volunteer at his social insurance office and they find some dirt on Fay Buckley, the fanatically conservative leader of a religious right group who's bent on shutting down Bette's art gallery which leads to a live television debate. Shane's relationship with Cherie becomes complicated when Cherie's unsuspecting husband, Steve, wants to invest in Shane opening up her own hair salon while he asks her to spend time with his emotionally distant teenage daughter, Clea, who also makes a pass at Shane. Marina and Francesca have an argument over Francesca wanting to leave town again for a job. Jenny tries to help Tim whom begins to date Trish, one of his swim team students. Dana also gets a new liberal hairstyle and tries a fling with Jenny, but it doesn't work. Alice worries that she might be pregnant after her flings with Lisa and Andrew. Also, Kit makes her return to the stage during a club party with Slim Daddy.
28 March 2004
Bette prepares for the gallery's 'Provocations' show and hires Candace, an attractive female contractor and the ex-lover of Yolanda, to handle the set-up. Meanwhile, Tina, Jenny, Shane, Alice and Dana share an eventful road trip to Palm Springs to the Diana Shore Golf Classic for women. While there, they tell their 'coming out' stories, and Alice's mother, Lenora, tags along to her home after an acting job. At the hotel, Dana meets her new manager, Tonya, and both hit it off, while Alice suspects that Tonya is just a grifter. Jenny unloads about her tragic life to some of the attendees, and meets a new lady, named Robin, and both hit it off.
Season 1, Episode 12: Locked Up4 April 2004
A near-riot at the art gallery lands Bette, Dana, Shane, and Alice in the L.A. county jail, which puts Bette in dangerous proximity to Candace when they share a cell together. Meanwhile, Kit meets Ivan, an auto mechanic and ultra-butch drag king that she finds herself strangely attracted to. Marina contemplates life without Francesca, and beings to flirt with Robin, knowing that she has a dinner date with Jenny. While attending the local aquarium for working on her new book, Jenny meets an attractive marine biologist named Gene, whom she too asks out. As Tim and Jenny discuss divorce, Shane's relationships spin out of control when Clea refuses to take no for an answer to back away. Also, Dana remains oblivious to Tonya's hidden agenda for her.
11 April 2004
The 'Provocations' art show finally premieres at the CAC with mixed reviews, while Bette can no longer resist the temptation and begins a sordid fling with Candace. Meanwhile, Marina continues to flirt with Robin despite knowing she's dating Jenny, who begins to have a lustful fling of her own with Gene. Shane's life turns from bad to worse when her attempts to let down Clea easy turns disastrous, and Cherie abandons Shane when their affair is finally discovered which leads to Steve terminating his business arrangement with Shane. Tina finds out about Bette's fling with Candace. Dana loses a friend when her pet cat dies and gains a fiancée when Tonya proposes marriage. Also, Kit tries to make sense of Ivan's attention and her reaction to it.
20 February 2005
Five months later. Bette desperately begs for forgiveness from Tina over her affair with Candace, but it falls on deaf ears. But Tina is revealed to be hiding a shocking secret from her friends that she happens to be pregnant again. Meanwhile, Alice and Dana continue to hide their romantic tryst from the others, including Tonya. Jenny finds herself with writers block, and saying an emotional goodbye to Tim as he prepares to leave town for a teaching job back in Ohio. Shane lands a new lover, named Carmen de la Morales, whom she meets at a movie studio while doing hairstyling for her latest client. With Marina gone after learning of her nervous breakdown and her attempted suicide, Kit decides to buy The Planet and continues to have mixed feelings over hanging out with Ivan.
Season 2, Episode 2: Lap Dance27 February 2005
Acting on Alice's advice, Tina decides to hire a famous, but ruthless, feminist lesbian lawyer named Joyce Wischnia, to support and help with her separation from Bette. Meanwhile, Dana and Tonya have a get together with Dana's parents to discuss their upcoming nuptials. Ivan gives Kit the cold shoulder as she prepares to finalize her purchase of The Planet coffeehouse from Marina's visiting estranged husband. Jenny enrolls in a creative writing class at UCLA taught by the stern and cynical Charlotte Birch which the latest writing assignment makes Jenny decide to have a serious discussion with Robin regarding their relationship. Also, Dana and Tonya take Alice, Shane, and Tina for a night on the town to a strip club.
6 March 2005
When she is rejected from the writing class of Charlotte Birch, Jenny sets out to win over her intimidating professor by deciding to write a page based on her life story. Shane moves in with Jenny at the house, where Jenny meets Carmen for the first time, and a kind of attraction develops almost at once. Meanwhile, Bette goes on a downward spiral over Tina's lawsuit. Joyce also offers Tina a place to stay at her guest house during her legal battle. Dana and Alice continue to hide their attraction, while Toyna decides to make a show of her impending marriage to Dana. Kit tries to find an opening act for The Planet's grand re-opening, and things heat up, then cool down, between Shane and Carmen. Also, Tina is devastated when she finds an e-mail love letter from Candace on Bette's computer.
Season 2, Episode 4: Lynch Pin13 March 2005
Bette travels to New York on business to ask for continued funding for the California Art Center from Helena Peabody, the ruthless daughter of Peggy Peabody, who takes over her mother's business and refuses to give anymore funds. Later, Bette finds herself lonely and has a one-night-stand with a woman she meets in a nightclub. Meanwhile, Tina is shocked and angry when her lawyer, Joyce, makes a pass at her. Jenny and Shane search for a new roommate. But they have no luck with interviews until a dashing young film maker, named Mark Wayland, drops by and charms both of them. Kit bonds with an inspirational speaker named Benjamin Bradshaw. Also, Shane has a run-in with a movie producer, named Veronica Bloom whom, after seeing Shane's quick wit and determination, offers her a job.
Season 2, Episode 5: Labyrinth20 March 2005
Bette tries to fix her relationship with Tina who temporarily settles in the house, but she gets a rude awakening with some bad news at work when Helena Peabody arrives in Los Angeles to stay, and maliciously withdraws her grant from the CAC and gives a $100,000 grant to Tina's social work office. Things go from bad to worse for Bette when she later finds out that she was the last to know about Tina's pregnancy. Meanwhile, Alice and Dana try taking their secret relationship to a different level with new sexual positions. Tonya throws a bachelorette party at The Planet with Dana's and Tonya's mothers in attendance, and Carmen as the DJ. Shane starts her new job as the PA to the egotistical Veronica Bloom who does not pass up any opportunity to exploit Shane's personal wit to get what she wants. Jenny gets some confidence from her new shortened hairstyle, while Mark launches a new video project, with both Jenny and Shane being the center of it. But when they both back out, Mark and his sleazy friend, Gomey, install hidden cameras all over the house to get the footage needed.
27 March 2005
Alice pushes Dana to break up with Tonya after a major tennis tournament. But Dana isn't prepared for when Tonya reveals her own secret about being involved with Melissa Rivers, one of Dana's sponsors. Meanwhile, Tina considers her new attraction to Helena as she moves out of Bette's place for the second time. Tina also ignores Bette's warnings that Helena is dangerous and does anything to get what she wants. Kit finally hooks up with Benjamin and persuades a lonely Bette to attend one of his seminars. Following Charlotte Birch's advice, Jenny decides to bond more with Carmen. Also, Mark becomes more obsessed with Shane when he hires a prostitute, named Kelly, to seduce her so he can secretly videotape it.
Season 2, Episode 7: Luminous3 April 2005
Shane tries to dull her pain by a day at a health spa with Veronica in the hopes that she can forget about Carmen and Jenny's blossoming relationship. Later, Shane gets stoned in which she gets beaten up, and is rescued by Mark. Meanwhile, Tina comes between Helena and her ex lover, Winnie Mann, over custody of their two young children. Bette also sees a glimmer of hope in her life when she meets Leo Herrera, the California Art Center's new sponsor, and word gets around of her single status. Jenny continues writing her novel for Charlotte's writing class and comes into issues with her classmate Hunter. Also, Dana and Alice call everyone to The Planet to announce their romantic relationship where Kit throws them a party for them.
Season 2, Episode 8: Loyal10 April 2005
When Alice tries to catch up on her latest journalism assignment, she accidentally runs into her ex, Gabby, and is more surprised to find out that Gabby is now dating Dana's ex-girlfriend Lara. Meanwhile, Bette and Tina try to reach an agreement over their relationship, as Tina goes house-hunting with Helena who comes on board the CAC's board of directors. Bette meets Winnie who wants to recruit Bette over helping her win her custody battle over Winnie and Helena's kids. Jenny is worried that she may have lost the job of ghost-writing a TV star, named Burr Connor's, autobiography because she lets it slip out about her lesbianism. Mark and Gomey meet with a sleazy producer for their reality video, while Mark continues to obsess over Shane, who finds some comfort in a church over her recent emotional setbacks.
17 April 2005
Dana is stunned when Alice requests a bold sexual favor from her: a new strap-on. Meanwhile, Charlotte Birch sets up Jenny with another meeting with Burr Connor to ghost write his autobiography where he privately reveals to Jenny that he too happens to be gay, and does not want to come out of the closet. Jenny also finds out about Mark's voyeurism when she accidentally discovers his videotape collection where on one, Carmen's reveals her real feelings for Shane. In the meantime, Mark finally completes his reality video. But his sleazy and narrow-minded producer, dissatisfied that there still isn't enough sex or nudity in it, terminates Mark's employment. Kit plans a romantic night for Benjamin, but it doesn't end well when Benjamin cancels and Kit ends up at an AA meeting where Ivan is in attendance. Also, Bette and Tina have an intimate encounter as they bond over their unborn baby, but it goes no further. Tina then goes back to renew her relationship with Helena.
Season 2, Episode 10: Land Ahoy24 April 2005
Dana, Alice, Shane, Carmen and Jenny take an eventful Olivia Cruise on a ship around the Caribbean. During it, Alice and Dana attempt to roll-play as characters from "the Love Boat" only to end up with Dana becoming seasick. Both Carmen and Shane question Jenny's moody behavior throughout the trip, in which after wards, Jenny confronts Mark and forces him to come clean to them about his video project and Carmen's feelings for Shane. Back in Los Angeles, Bette and Kit struggle to reconcile with their estranged father, Melvin, who comes for a visit. Also, Tina attends a formal dinner banquet with Helena to receive a prestigious award for Tina's social work.
1 May 2005
Dana is stunned when she learns a big secret about her younger brother, Howie, when he tags along with her and Alice at the annual Gay Pride Parade of 2005. Meanwhile, Mark tries to make amends with Jenny and Shane about his videotaping of them, and Jenny eventually tells him that he can stay with them, but on the condition that they cannot be friends. Kit and Bette keep a hospital bedside vigil for their father, Melvin, after learning that he has terminal prostate cancer but worse still, is refusing treatment. Tina also brings Helena along to the Gay Pride Parade, while Shane decides to try to open up to Carmen. At the end, Jenny uncovers a long-repressed and shocking memory about her childhood after visiting a bondage club.
Season 2, Episode 12: L'Chaim8 May 2005
Bette reaches out to Tina as she and Kit decide to take her father home to Bette's house from the hospital for his final days. Meanwhile, Jenny struggles to compose herself after recalling a difficult memory from her childhood which leads her to a strip club where she decides to perform. Alice becomes jealous when Dana agrees to have dinner with her ex-girlfriend, Lara Perkins. Also, Shane continues to reach out to Carmen.
Season 2, Episode 13: Lacuna15 May 2005
Melvin's funeral service is attended by a surprise guest, Gloria Steinem, as Bette gets stunning news about her job when her boss, Franklin, fires her over the board keeping Leo Herrera as the manager. Meanwhile, Tina goes into a surprisingly difficult labor and is forced to go to the hospital as the situation gets more difficult, and dangerous. Jenny finally reaches her breaking point over her painful childhood memory of being gang raped at age 8 at a carnival by a group of four degenerate teens. Alice continues to struggle with her jealousy over Dana being around Lara. Also, Peggy Peabody arrives in Los Angeles and lays down the laws with Helena over her custody battle with Winnie for their two kids. Shane finally decides to try out a relationship with Carmen, and Mark gets renewed confidence when he gets another video taping job.
8 January 2006
Six months later. Bette and Tina, now back together, try to deal with parenting Tina's newborn daughter, Angelica, while trying to handle an obnoxious, wheelchair-bound, social worker, named Roberta Collie, who disapproves of their unorthodox parenting methods. Meanwhile, Alice, hosting her own radio show, The Chart on KZWA in Santa Monica, cannot get over her breakup with Dana who has gotten back together with Lara Perkins, leading to a hilarious 'road rage' chase through the streets... ending when Alice hits Roberta Collie's car. Helena decides to go into the movie business by purchasing a small and struggling studio, and decides on a chance on her personality being the only one whom tries to comfort Alice with her emotional setbacks. With Mark having moved out of the house, Carmen has moved in, and her romantic relationship with Shane gets a little more serious when Carmen wants to take Shane to meet her parents, and she asks Shane to act 'straight'. Kit goes to her son, David, over a medical condition of hers. Jenny, recovering at her parents house in Illinois from her nervous breakdown, decides that she has had enough with Midwest life in dealing with her emotionally barren mother and ungrateful stepfather, and ponders moving back to Los Angeles with her new ultra-butch girlfriend, Moira.
15 January 2006
Kit hires Billie Blaikie, a transvestite party promoter to get the business up at The Planet with a gambling night, while her son, David, quickly disapproves of Billie's presence. Meanwhile, Jenny wonders where she stands with Moira as they take an eventful road trip back to California, where they pose as a man-woman couple, encounter hateful redneck teens, and dance at a out-of-the-way gay bar for women. Back in Los Angeles, Carmen's overbearing mother attempts to turn Shane into a more feminine person prior to a family gathering. Following Mrs. Collie's advice, Bette and Tina try to find a male role model for Angelica leading them to hire Angus Partridge, a struggling musician to help. Helena tries to help Alice get over her obsession with Dana and becomes more depressed and dependent on anti-depressant pills after learning that everyone has forgotten about her birthday. Also, Dana deals with health problems after Lara feels a lump in her breast during a session of their lovemaking.
Season 3, Episode 3: Lobsters22 January 2006
Shane finally gets her dream of opening her own hair styling business at a skateboarding shop called WAX owned by the gay and friendly Chase. Control freak Bette loses her position as the sole provider for the family, forcing Tina to take a job at the studio under Helena. Meanwhile, Jenny and Moira finally arrive back in Los Angeles where Jenny introduces Moira to her surprised friends. Although everybody is casually nice to Moria, she correctly senses their awkwardness and leaves during a welcome-back dinner that Bette takes everyone out to. Dana and Lara make plans to visit France while Alice still obsesses over Dana leading to friction with her radio show job. Kit is surprised by Billie Blaikie who wants to make some drastic changes to the Planet in favor of the local gay crowd. Also, Angus begins to develop an attraction to Kit while continuing to babysit for baby Angelica.
29 January 2006
While Tina and Helena attend a documentary screening of up-and-coming film maker Dylan Moreland, Bette travels to Washington D.C. to speak at a Senate hearing about asking for increased funding for left-wing artwork and afterwords, she meets with Senator Barbara Grisham who makes a move on her. Back in Los Angeles, Jenny, in an attempt to provide for both herself and Moira, puts her dreams of becoming a writer on hold and starts working as a waitress at The Planet. Jenny and Moira are also invited to a party hosted by Billie Blaikie where Moira meets like-minded people. Meanwhile, Carmen has to decide whether to give up Shane's opening party at WAX in exchange for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to DJ at an exclusive VIP party that Russell Simmons is throwing. Alice has an emotional meltdown on-the-air during her radio show and giving her boss, Ruth, a migraine. Also, Dana plays at a tennis tournament and declares her love for Lara in front of TV cameras.
Season 3, Episode 5: Lifeline5 February 2006
As Tina finds herself attracted to men once again by going onto Internet sex chat rooms, Bette explores Buddhism and also hears good news on the work front. Both Alice and Kit try out the Planet's Bisexual speed-dating hosted by Billie; Kit with Angelica's male nanny Angus, and Alice with a lesbian vampire named Uta. Meanwhile, Dana receives devastating news that she has cancer which calls for surgery. Helena pursues the documentary film maker Dylan Moreland despite her claims that she's straight. Moira goes out on the town as her male alter-ego Max. Also, Shane's ex-lover, Cherie Peroni Jaffe, now divorced and out-of-the-closet, drops by WAX to see her to talk about her new life which causes instant anger and jealousy in Carmen over their past and the way Cherie treated Shane.
Season 3, Episode 6: Lifesize12 February 2006
Bette discovers Tina's Internet sex-chat messages and gives her consent (and a possible ultimatum) to explore her feelings for men. Meanwhile, Jenny meets with a publisher about her manuscript for a book, while Billie makes Moira a tempting, but shady offer to give her testosterone drugs. Kit gives in to Angus' advances, and an angry Carmen lays down the law to Shane regarding their relationship over Shane's one-night fling with Cherie. Helena comes face-to-face with Dylan over where they stand where Dylan wants to continue their fling, despite Dylan claiming that she's straight and has a boyfriend, named Danny. Dana checks herself into the hospital for her breast cancer surgery while Lara contacts Dana's parents to update them on Dana's condition. Also, a new and improved Alice offers her support to Lara who confides in her the truth about Dana's condition which leads to the girls rushing to the hospital to be by Dana's side.
Season 3, Episode 7: Lonestar19 February 2006
Tina takes a business trip to Vancouver, Canada to a movie shoot location and has a chance to explore her feelings for the opposite sex with her producer Josh. Back in Los Angeles, Dana's cancer treatments put a strain on hers and Lara's relationship with Dana starting to lose her spirits, her sanity, and her will to live, and begins to lash out at Lara and everyone else. Helena continues her secret romance with Dylan. Meanwhile, Jenny helps Moira in her gender transformation to Max with the testosterone injects. Jenny then travels to New York to meet with an editor over her book being published, and she instantly clashes with the editor over the book's contents and of Jenny's continuing insecurity and mental instability over her childhood trauma for Jenny's both unwilling and unable to get past. Carmen and Shane decide to get matching tattoos out of their renewed love for each other. After a talk with the goth vamp Uta, Alice reverts back in her obsession over Dana by trying to find the life-size Dana cut-out she threw out. Also, Kit finally takes control over the situation at the Planet by firing the self-destructive Billie, while she continues her romance with Angus, and also gets B-52s to perform at The Planet.
Season 3, Episode 8: Latecomer26 February 2006
Jenny plans a charity event to support Max when they find out he can't pay for the top surgery. Helena takes the girls to a surprise trip to honor Dana in her expectant recovery, and Carmen is still dealing with the aftermath of her meeting with Shane's ex. Meanwhile, Bette kicks Tina out of the bedroom and tries to find peace in Buddhism. In a recording studio, Kit gets help from unexpected sources for her music career.
5 March 2006
Bette has hard time adjusting to the ascetic lifestyle at the Buddhist retreat in snowy upstate Washington. Back in Los Angeles, Tina goes on a date with a divorced man named Henry. Dana, friends again with Alice, is looking forward to a new career after meeting Dr. Susan Love over her possible recovery. Meanwhile, Jenny throws a benefit party for Max at the WAX, but she gets appalled by his increasingly aggressive behavior. Also, Carmen tells the truth to her family about her lesbianism and Shane her love. Helena's affair with Dylan takes a surprising turn when is served with a lawsuit by Dylan for sexual harassment.
12 March 2006
In this unusual episode told in real time, Lara is still in Paris, oblivious to Dana's worsening health. Back in Los Angeles, Alice has maintained a bedside vigil for Dana over the past five days. While taking a stroll, Alice runs into Dana's ex, Tonya. Across town, Jenny introduces Max to her former boyfriend, Tim, who arrives in town for a visit and who is now married. But Jenny's reunion with Tim becomes uncomfortable and soon unpleasant when Tim is soon revealed to still harbor a grudge against Jenny, and disapproves of Max as well. Meanwhile, Carmen evens the score with Shane by telling her she too was unfaithful. Elsewhere, Peggy Peabody arrives back in town to help Helena with the lawsuit served by the double-crossing Dylan and her scheming partner, Danny. Helena finally learns (way too late) that Dylan has been setting her up this entire time. Tina has a lunch date with Henry and his friends, but becomes uncomfortable when they assume that baby Angelica is adopted. Kit becomes impatient with Angus when he's late for their afternoon date. In upstate Washington, a frustrated Bette leaves the Buddhist retreat, but receives a dose of life wisdom from an unexpected source at a remote bus station while waiting to go home.
Season 3, Episode 11: Last Dance19 March 2006
At Dana's funeral and memorial services, her uptight and fiercely conservative parents, still in denial to her true sexual orientation, treat her friends coldly. Afterwards, Alice gets determined to arrange a special event to commemorate their friend by stealing some of Dana's ashes and scattering them at a special location at a snow-covered summer camp that Dana once told her about. While Helena's lawsuit with Dyalan is resolved with a surprising outcome, Bette approaches the feminist lawyer Joyce Wischnia to hire her to fight for sole custody of baby Angelica's, while Tina continues dating Henry. Meanwhile, Max lands a job at a computer company, the same one where he, as Moira got turned down, which gives Jenny something to write about. Dealing with her own grief, Shane is willing to make the ultimate commitment to Carmen by proposing marriage. Also, Lara finally arrives from Paris and is comforted by Alice after learning of Dana's passing.
26 March 2006
Six weeks after Dana's death with everyone still grieving over the loss of their friend, Helena takes over planning Shane and Carmen's upcoming wedding to be held at the Whistler Ski Resort in British Columbia, Canada. Meanwhile, Shane travels to Portland, Oregon where she has a reunion with her long-estranged father, Gabriel, who has remarried and has a 10-year-old son where Shane invites them to the wedding. At the Whistler resort, Helena pitches in when she has Carmen's family flown in for the wedding celebration while Peggy Peabody also arrives to reconnect with her daughter. Meanwhile, Jenny and Max continue to drift apart due to their differences when Jenny feels that Max's determination to live as a man is not part of her world, which leads to Jenny having a brief fling with a French-Canadian lesbian writer named Claude. Kit has stunning news about her newfound romance with Angus that she's pregnant. Bette continues to become uncomfortable with Tina having Henry along, while she begins having second thoughts about suing Tina for sole custody of baby Angelica. Also, Alice continues to drown her grief with anti-depressant pills, and having mindless sex with Lara, until a talk with a feminist pastor gives her some inspiration to move on with her life.
7 January 2007
In the aftermath of the events in Canada, Bette is on the run her infant daughter, Angelica, while a vengeful Tina tries to track them down. However, a serious intervention from Joyce Wischnia makes them re-think their situation for baby Angelica's sake. Shane returns to Los Angeles after her abortive wedding to Carmen and reverts back to her old bad habits of drinking and drugs while staying at the debauched Cherri Jaffe's beach house. Later, Shane gets a surprise visit from her father's wife/stepmother Carla. Meanwhile, Helena tries to get used to living without her mother's money with Alice's help. Max attends a support group for his newly expressed gender identity, while Kit has trouble with her pregnancy and must struggle with a hard decision for an abortion with Angus's support. Also, Jenny's semi-autobiographical book finally gets published and she has a book signing at the Planet with Claude in attendance, and gets a surprise when her former flame, Marina Ferrer, also shows up.
14 January 2007
Alice meets Papi, a very sexually aggressive Latina woman who lights up on The Chart even more than Shane, with over 1,000 conquests, and she shows Alice her 'magic' ability to seduce women. Meanwhile, Jenny is interviewed by a gay writer, named Stacey Merkin, for research for her new book. Bette starts her new job as the dean of California Art College and meets her new boss, Phyllis Kroll, who later has some surprising news for her. Bette also has a meeting of minds with Nadia, a student who charms her into hiring her as her teaching assistant. Tina is forced by her pompous new boss, Aaron, to fire Helena from the studio. Homeless, Helena asks to stay with Alice until she can find a place of her own. Shane is stuck babysitting her nine-year-old half-brother, Shay, after he is abandoned by his mother, and he rapidly grows alienated with Shane's indifference to his presence. Also, Max's boss sets him up on a date with his daughter Brooke, a straight woman who is not aware of his former gender.
Season 4, Episode 3: Lassoed21 January 2007
Tina throws a party for the girls at hers and Henry's house, but the ladies do not mingle well with Tina's new conservative and straight friends. Kit holds a Western-themed party at the Planet, while Bette's boss, Phyllis, arrives wanting a part of the action after she comes out to Bette. After meeting the girls for the first time, Shane takes an instant dislike to Papi, while Phyllis develops an attraction to Alice. Meanwhile, a penniless Helena begins looking for a job in which Shane gives her one at WAX as a receptionist. But Helena continues to have problems adjusting to the blue-collared working world. Angus gets some good news over a record deal, but later becomes deflated when his band drops him. Shane tries to get Shay accepted into a local elementary school despite his lack of paperwork. Elsewhere, Max continues hiding his birth gender from Brooke. At California Art College, Bette's teaching assistant, Nadia, begins having romantic feelings for her and Bette eventually throws herself into an ill-advised affair. Also, a revenge-seeking Jenny tries to dig up dirt on the journalist who panned her book.
Season 4, Episode 4: Layup28 January 2007
Bette deals with the consequences after controversial artwork by the deaf and liberal Jodi Lerner upsets a potential university donor. Bette also tells her T.A., Nadia, to call it quits because their affair could jeopardize both of their careers. Meanwhile, Papi challenges Alice and the rest of the girls to a grudge basketball game. On the court, Alice, Jenny, the overweight and out-of-shape Kit, and the others reject Tina, who ends up playing for Papi's team. Bette also fears for the worst after learning that her boss, Phyllis, and Alice are secretly dating. Elsewhere, Max reveals his gender secret to Brooke, who predictably responds negatively. After Jenny's book fails from the single bad review, she embarks on a twisted quest to get back at the journalist that panned her by targeting her girlfriend, Lindsey, who works in a veterinary hospital and using her sociopath skills of manipulation to play on her sympathies. Angus has a run-in with baby Angelia's new au par French nanny, Hazel. Shane has a meeting of minds with Paige Sobel, the mother of one of Shay's classmate's. Soon, Shane is out of $5,000 after Shay breaks his arm. With no medical insurance, Shane swallows her pride and self-esteem by modeling for a men's underwear design.
Season 4, Episode 5: Lez Girls4 February 2007
Bette decides to break up with Nadia by telling her that their forbidden romance could jeopardize both of their careers. Meanwhile, Helena tries to cater to a party that Phyllis throws at her house, while she continues to have her own steamy affair with Alice. But later, Alice ends it with Phyllis after meeting her husband, Leonard. Alice also gets upset by one of Jenny's short stories, titled 'Lez Girls' which gets published in 'The New Yorker' magazine. Bette struggles with her growing feelings for Jodi. Max also fears for his job after his breakup, but good luck still stays with him. In the meantime, Jenny continues her deranged quest to destroy Stacy Merkin by going after her girlfriend Lindsey, and fueling the conflict between them. Tina and Henry catch Angus in a compromising position with their nanny Hazel. But when Tina confides in Bette about it, she persuades her not to tell Kit to avoid hurting her feelings. Also, Shane continues to keep Paige company over them babysitting for Shay and Jarrod.
11 February 2007
Control freak Bette enjoys her new romance with Jodi while at the same time, she clashes with Tina over Angelica's preschool choices, and weathers the fallout over Alice's breakup with Phyllis thinking that it could affect her job. Bette also confronts Angus over his infidelity and persuades him to end his tryst with Hazel. Meanwhile, Papi and her gruff friends teach Helena and Alice to how to play poker. Shane is invited to a movie premiere to promote her underwear ad while she also tells Jarod's mother, Paige, that she not interested in a romance between them. At the party, Alice strikes up a talk with Papi's friend Tasha Williams, a U.S. Military servicewoman. Helena also faces off against high-roller Catherine Rothburg in a all-out poker game. Elsewhere, Jenny's evil quest to get even with Stacy finally reaches it's climax when Jenny lures Stacy away from Lindsey in order to seduce her and hoping Stacy will find out. Also, Max fears his co-workers will learn his gender secret when he goes up against an office supervisor who sexually discriminates against a female co-workers.
18 February 2007
Helena struggles to find a way to pay off pay her $50,000 poker debt to Catherine, who gives her an option out: an all-out, one-on-one card game of strip gin rummy to erase Helena's debit. Tina approaches Jenny with an offer by her studio boss to film one of Jenny's stories into a movie. Meanwhile, Bette's new relationship with Jodi heats up and they both end up getting the task of consoling the grieving Phyllis over her break-up with Alice. Elsewhere, Tasha has troubles letting go of the past during her tour of duty in Iraq, and pushes Papi away who offers her sympathy. Alice then takes it upon herself to visit Tasha at the military base where she is stationed, and both decide to give their growing romance a chance. Max becomes more uncomfortable with his co-workers who mistakenly think that that he is gay instead of transgender. Kit accidentally learns about Angus's infidelity after Tina inadvertently tips her off about it. Also, Shane and Paige grow even closer when they visit Shay and Jarod's elementary school to hold a talk about tolerance of people's sexual orientation.
25 February 2007
A heated argument over politics as well as the issue of race turns into passion for both Alice and Tasha who finally consummate their growing romance. Shane and Paige grow closer leading to consummate their romance... in the front seat of Shane's car. Kit has a public breakdown during a stage act at the Planet and she exposes Angus for his infidelity. Afterwards, Papi takes Kit out to drown her sorrows at a salsa nightclub. Meanwhile, Tina gets introduced to Jodi by Bette, while both of them have a meeting with Jenny's new pompous film agents. Elsewhere, Helena falls deeply into the debauched gambling profession under the sinister Catherine Rothburg's iron fist and lusty advances. Also, Max meets with Grace, an investor interested in purchasing Alice's website.
4 March 2007
Jenny and Tina look for the right movie director for Jenny's screenplay, but they soon butt heads over creative differences and their directors view of how to film the project. Later Jenny gets a surprise when Marina shows up wanting a singing part in a proposed musical version of the movie. Meanwhile, Phyllis' husband, Leonard, drops by unannounced at Alice's place interrupting her and Tasha's romantic morning-after to unload on them about his midlife problems, while Helena and Papi also drop by to offer their sympathy. Meanwhile, Bette is falling hard for Jodi and lets her emotions and jealousy interfere with her work when she spots Jodi with her ex-partner Amy, a fellow deaf student. Kit manages to crack through Papi's hard emotional outer shell... with unexpected consequences. Also, Shane's father, Gabriel, arrives back in town wanting to take Shay with him back to Portland, and Max learns that his mother has died from a brief bout with cancer.
11 March 2007
Kit's break-up with Angus causes to relapse into drinking. Meanwhile, Bette introduces Jodi to the rest of the girls at a dinner party at her house. But Bette's controlling and bossy attitude doesn't sit well with Jodi, or anyone else. Jenny and Tina finally agree on hiring a director, the lesbian feminist Kate Arden, who becomes interested in Tina. Catherine and Helena take Alice, Tasha, Jenny, Shane, Papi, and Kit out to the racetrack to bet on horse racing, and Helena ends up losing over $100,000 of Catherine's money by betting on the wrong horse. Shane tries to numb her loss of Shay by bonding more with his friend Jarod, while Paige looks on incredulously. Tasha becomes more uncomfortable about being seen in public with Alice. Elsewhere, Grace accompanies Max to his hometown for his mother's funeral where he instantly clashes with his estranged, bigoted father over Max's strong decision for the gender change.
18 March 2007
In aftermath of the disastrous get-together dinner, Bette finds out that Jodi has been offered a job at an art center on the East Coast and she coldly pushes Bette away. In the meantime, Phyllis talks with Leonard and their daughter, Molly, about her coming out. Tasha's memories of her service in Iraq continue to haunt her, and she is ordered by her commanding officer to keep her sexual orientation a secret. While Tina and Kate Arden continue to talk about the movie project, Bette becomes angered by a description of herself in Jenny's book. Meanwhile, Shane plans a surprise birthday for Paige by inviting her and Jarod to the Planet to see Alison Goldfrapp perform. Helena is kicked out of her hotel suite, and Max comes to a decision regarding his job when he quits and escalates his romance with Grace. Kit continues to treat Angus coldly while further sliding into drinking, despite Papi's persuasion to stop. Also, Tina has a serious talk with Henry about how emotionally distant they have become recently.
25 March 2007
Paige decides it's time to confess the truth to her son, Jared, about her romance with Shane. When Jared reacts negatively, Shane tries consider a more permanent solution by considering buying a house so they all can live together. Alice has a hard time accepting that Tasha is heading back to Iraq for another tour of duty and feels betrayed that Tasha never revealed her intentions of returning to war before allowing Alice to fall in love with her. Helena looks for a way out from the evil Catherine's financial clutches and seizes an opportunity (with both hands) to get out of the gambling high life... by stealing all of Catherine's ill-gotten cash and splitting town. Papi helps spearhead a beach side going away party for Tasha. Bette gets a heaping dose of honesty from Tina when she looks to her for advice on wooing back Jodi who's left for upstate New York, which leads Bette to ask Alice and Shane for help to construct a large artwork to win Jodi back. Tina returns to the lesbian fold and Kate Arden lets her know she's interested, but Tina has eyes for someone else: Bette. Phyllis gets more than legal advice from Joyce Wischnia when she pursues a divorce. Fearing that the mentally unbalanced, sociopath Jenny may cause the studio to pull out of producing 'Lez Girls,' Tina and Kate Arden unwisely decide to exclude her from a meeting with executives. But Jenny uncovers their plans and barges in the meeting anyhow, and apparently ruins the whole deal. But later, Kate has a surprise for Jenny by firing Jenny and hiring the vindictive Stacey Merkin to take over the screen writing for the movie. Also, Max decides to go to San Francisco to get his final gender change surgery underway, and Kit slowly becomes warmer to Angus once again.
Season 5, Episode 1: LGB Tease6 January 2008
Shane aborts her plans to move in with Paige to help raise her son when she falls back into old habits, and later suffers the consequences. Meanwhile, Jenny returns from a Mexican vacation with a billionaire movie financier, named William Halsey, in tow to launch an all-out war against Tina to take back her rights to the movie production 'Lez Girls'. Phyllis has sudden doubts about the exclusivity of her romance with Joyce during her coming out party that Kit throws at the Planet, while Kit tries to get over being without Angus. At the Planet, Alice and Shane attempt to set the lonely Tina up on a date. Elsewhere, Helena gets tossed into jail for ripping off Catherine's ill-gotten cash, and with nobody to help her, she faces a grim life behind bars. Also, Bette's welcome-home gesture to Jodi backfires.
13 January 2008
Tina's obvious, lingering affection for Bette affects her dating prospects. Jenny lands Shane a last-minute job of styling hair for the wedding of Jenny's boss's, Mr. Halsey's, daughter which results in a hilarious series of erotic encounters as Shane scores with both of the bridesmaids, and the mother of the bride as well. Meanwhile, Tasha returns and reveals to Alice that she's being being investigated by the U.S. Army for "homosexual conduct". Meanwhile, Kit and Max spot a young girl, named Adele, who's obsessed with Jenny's work and hook her up with her dream job of being Jenny's new personal assistant. In prison, Helena is rescued by her cell mate, Dusty, from a severe beating from the other inmates which seems to draw them more closer together. Elsewhere, Phyllis tells Joyce that she's having doubts about where they stand on their romance, while Bette and Jodi's romance grows stronger.
20 January 2008
Shane decides to temporarily swear off sex and reaps benefits with new energy and focus at taking exercise classes and having her friends tag along with her. Tina's dating woes finally improve when she goes on a date with an attractive art collector. Meanwhile, Jodi brings Bette to meet and hang out with her fellow deaf artist friends at an upstate lake, but Bette still has a hard time letting go of control. Max ponders a mutual same-sex attraction to Jodi's sign-language interpreter. Tasha faces new allegations by her commanding officer and she asks the Army lawyer, Captain Beech, to represent her. Tasha later tells Alice that she still will stubbornly fight the "don't ask, don't tell" charges against her since her entire life is in the U.S. Army and for Tasha it's either Army life... or nowhere. That night, the Planet is burglarized and Kit is attacked after hours. Jenny and everyone else tries to adjust to her personal assistant, Adele, who is strangely attracted to the vicious Jenny's demands. As Helena slowly gets comfortable in prison with her cell mate Dusty, things are about to change when her angry mother, Peggy, finally turns up to post her bail. But although being free, Helena learns that she's not free from her mother's grasp and plans to skip town for good.
27 January 2008
Bette's jealousy over Tina's new girlfriend is the probable cause of a surprising moment. Meanwhile, Jenny takes over casting for 'Lez Girls' where she is courted for the lead in her movie by the latest ambitious actress, Nikki Stevens, to play Jenny's character. Also, the gang attends the opening of a new lesbian club, called SheBar, located just down the street which is competing with The Planet and operated by a shady couple named Dawn and Cindi.
3 February 2008
Jenny throws a party to introduce her friends to the actresses playing them in "Lez Girls," which provokes both delight and distress. Meanwhile, Bette and Tina try to deal with what is obviously a rekindled spark. Alice angrily outs a closeted gay sports star after he utters a homophobic slur, which sparks a media firestorm.
10 February 2008
The production of "Lez Girls" finally begins with Jenny, now fully taken over as director and screenwriter, deals with all the usual headaches of filmmaking, including directing the recalcitrant star, Nikki Stevens, playing Jenny's own character (Jessie) in the movie. Adele scans Vancouver for location shots while Jenny treats her to a shopping spree and full makeover. Meanwhile, Bette and Tina struggle with their rekindled romance. The bad and shady owners of SheBar, Dawn and Cindi, take their war against the gang to the next level in their attempts to close down The Planet for good. Tasha moves out of Alice's apartment, while Phyllis struggles more with her divorce and her teenage daughter, Molly's, resentment towards her.
17 February 2008
As filming on 'Lez Girls' grows more chaotic and drawn-out, the manic and nasty Jenny grows more crazy and dealing with Niki, who continues slacking off, and both of them end up in the ring of a oil-wrestling match at SheBar. Meanwhile, Tasha learns that an tough-minded military prosecutor, Colonol Gillian Davis, is taking her case to prosecute her for homosexual conduct. Alice, guest hosting a new TV talk show, inadvertently outs Niki while trying to stay on the good side of the audience. Elsewhere, Bette is stuck looking after Phyllis' uptight daughter, Molly, who has a way with words, both harsh and casual, with Shane now working as the hairstylist for 'Lez Girls.' Also, Jodi has a lunch date with her ex-lover Amy, while Kit continues to seek revenge against Dawn and Cindi for the closing down of the Planet.
24 February 2008
Alice finds herself in a serious bind when she's called by Colonel Davis to testify on behalf of the U.S. Army against Tasha. Alice must decide whether to tell the truth about her romance with Tasha, or lie and risk facing charges of perjury. Meanwhile, Jenny continues her romance with Niki just as Niki's managers push into full-force damage control after photos of Niki's oil wrestling stint are posted on every tabloid magazine and Internet site. When one of Niki's movies opens, Tina and the producers ban Jenny from attending as Niki's date, and force a (male) actor to accompany Niki to the premier. Jenny asks Adele to sneak her into the theater, but the growingly crazy Adele instead locks Jenny out, and even impersonates Jenny to some of the attendees. Across town, Bette and Tina's anguish over hiding their secret tryst begins to emotionally get to both of them as Jodi continue to slowly drift away from Bette, while Tina invites the 'Lez Girls' cinematographer over for dinner at Bette's house. Elsewhere, Molly continues to resent Phyllis' action concerning her divorce, and Shane tries to get Molly to see her mother in a more positive light.
2 March 2008
The intense heat creates trouble at the set, because of massive power black-outs. Jenny finds out that Niki cheated on her with a guy. Meanwhile Bette is struggling to find the right time and place to tell Jodi about her feelings for Tina. On the way to Dan(therapist) Bette & Tina get stuck in the elevator, which was caused by yet another blackout. They have their first honest conversation in a long while, Bette tells Tina that she loves her.
Season 5, Episode 10: Lifecycle9 March 2008
The girls attend the Subaru Pink Ride, a Los Angeles charity bicycle event, to support breast cancer research as well to remember Dana Fairbanks. Meanwhile, Tina is furious for Niki blowing her cover about her relationship with Jenny to the press, but the crafty and psychotic Adele assures Tina the two won't be seen together publicly. Meeting old friends prompts Tasha to ponder her long-term plans in life over her stance with the Army. Molly's continuing interest with Shane leads her to follow her on the bicycle marathon and eventually succeeding in hooking up with her. During a campfire stop of the bicycle ride, Bette and Tina are forced to reveal their secret newfound romance to their appalled friends, leaving Jodi completely wrecked.
16 March 2008
After the revelation at the Pink Ride, Jodi vows to fight for Bette. But a talk between Bette and Jodi comes to nothing because Bette confirms to love simultaneously Tina and Jodi. The twisted Adele finally goes over the deep end when, after weeks of planning, she makes her move to take over Jenny's career and movie rights to 'Lez Girls', by stealing Jenny and Niki's sex tape made during the bicycle marathon camp out and shows it to the producers, stating that she will send copies of it to various TV networks if she doesn't get ALL the movie rights. When Dawn and Cindi buy 51% of the rights of The Planet, Kit reaches her peak and plans to murder Dawn with her newly bought gun, but is interrupted by Bette who asks her to pick up Angie. Kit then disposes of the gun in a trash can. Tina, with problems of her own on the Jenny-Adele case, constantly calls Bette to check if she has broken up with Jodi. Tasha and Alice look for a place to move in but troubles arouse when splitting the rent of it. Alice is invited to a party hosted by a New Zealand lesbian fashion designer, named Clea Mason, whom she meets on the TV cable program 'The Look'.
23 March 2008
Shane and Molly share a passionate morning before meeting Molly's mother, Phyllis, and Joyce for breakfast. Phyllis asks if Molly is taking the internship during the following summer that they once talked about, Molly replies that she will spend the summer surfing with Shane, who was unaware of the internship. Shane is later confronted by Phyllis who says that Shane is not worthy of Molly's being and must break up with her. Helena Peabody returns to Los Angeles to visit her dying mother in the hospital and is gifted by her family's wealth once again. Once hearing of Kit's loss of The Planet while she was away, Helena brings a mighty tempting proposition to SheBar co-owner Cindi: the chance of escaping Dawn's claws by selling the ownership documents of the bar, which Cindi gladly accepts. Meanwhile, Alice almost kisses Clea Mason, but doesn't end up falling in temptation despite her continuing problems with Tasha. Elsewhere, Bette gives a speech supporting Jodi at her new art exhibition, but later Jodi attacks Bette by humiliating her in front of everyone. Filming on 'Lez Girls' finally wraps up as everyone arrives in all the glitz and glamor to the film's celebration wrap party, where Bette reunites with Tina at last. The deranged Adele tries to ban Jenny and her friends from attending and continues to pass off the work as her own (as well as continuing to impersonate Jenny). But Jenny, with Tina's help, pushes her way into the party anyway and sets the record straight by giving a powerful speech demolishing Adele's character, but also says how thankful she is for the rest of her friends' loyalty and trust, ironically in that same moment, Shane betrays Jenny by seducing Nikki where Jenny walks in on them. Looking towards Shane, Jenny (more angry and cynical then ever) vows revenge...