Ellen senses a kindred spirit in herself when she meets an openly gay woman, named Susan, through Richard, an old boyfriend of hers, who enlightens Ellen to her own sexual identity. Confused by this startling self-discovery, Ellen seeks the guidance of yet another therapist and braces herself for yet another moment of truth of her life. Written by
Did You Know?
The show became famous because the lead character came out as a gay woman during the fourth season. The episode where she came out, called the "Puppy" episode (4.22) was the highest rated one the show ever aired and won an Emmy for writing. The episode had guest turns by Oprah Winfrey
, 'k.d. Lang', Billy Bob Thornton
, Demi Moore
, Melissa Etheridge
but no puppy. See more
Ellen doesn't have her jacket when she leaves Susan's room but in the next shot in the hall it's draped over her arm. See more
So, obviously you didn't "click" with Richard.
[Ellen shakes her head
Was there ever anyone you felt you did "click" with?
[Ellen nods her head
And what was his name?
References Sling Blade