The L Word (2004–2009)
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Long Time Coming 

Tina returns to lesbian life while Bette seeks her advice on wooing Jodi back; Shane's relationship with single-mom Paige gets serious; Tasha must return to Iraq; Phyllis pursues a divorce; Jenny may get fired from her own movie.


Ilene Chaiken


Ilene Chaiken (creator), Kathy Greenberg (creator) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Beals ... Bette Porter
Janina Gavankar ... Papi
Leisha Hailey ... Alice Pieszecki
Laurel Holloman ... Tina Kennard
Mia Kirshner ... Jenny Schecter
Marlee Matlin ... Jodi Lerner
Katherine Moennig ... Shane McCutcheon
Dallas Roberts ... Angus Partridge
Rose Rollins ... Tasha Williams
Daniela Sea ... Max Sweeny
Rachel Shelley ... Helena Peabody
Pam Grier ... Kit Porter
Kristanna Loken ... Paige Sobel
Annabella Sciorra ... Kate Arden
Jane Lynch ... Joyce Wischnia


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... Written by Anonymous

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For the second time of the series, a 1970's blaxploitation (the genre Pam Grier became famous) song by Isaac Hayes, this one called 'Drinking', plays in the background of a scene (where Shane and Paige talk to Paige's son). See more »


[Jenny barges in on a meeting she was deliberately left out of]
Tina Kennard: Oh Jenny, we thought that you were uh...
Jenny Schecter: That I was uh... completely clueless? Someone to fuck with?
Tina Kennard: No, of course not...
Jenny Schecter: Someone who didn't realize what a lying duplicitous scheming excuse you are for a friend?
[to Kate]
Jenny Schecter: Be careful if you're doing business with this woman because she actually eats her own.
Kate Arden: Actually, Jenny, Tina's been a really good friend to you, as a matter of fact she's protected you...
Jenny Schecter: She just wants to fuck you! She ...
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Why do Reviews have Spoiler Warnings, and Not The "Storyline" Section?
11 December 2019 | by TheFearmakersSee all my reviews

The Storyline section of this episode gives EVERYTHING away. And yet, IMDb makes sure you warn for spoilers on a review... and reviews aren't right in your face like the Storyline. It's amazing what they let pass on this show. Anyhow not a bad episode. Has some action of the heist nature. Alice alas is stuck with more Left Wing political rantings and her relationship with Sasha is merely an excuse for the writers to complain about Iraq.

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