The L Word (2004–2009)

Loyal and True 

Loyalty and betrayal walk hand-in-hand as Jenny is back-stabbed by a close friend, while Helena's restored heiress status means good fortune for her true friends.


Ilene Chaiken


Ilene Chaiken (creator), Kathy Greenberg (creator) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Beals ... Bette Porter
Leisha Hailey ... Alice Pieszecki
Laurel Holloman ... Tina Kennard
Mia Kirshner ... Jenny Schecter
Marlee Matlin ... Jodi Lerner
Katherine Moennig ... Shane McCutcheon
Rose Rollins ... Tasha Williams
Daniela Sea ... Max Sweeney
Rachel Shelley ... Helena Peabody
Pam Grier ... Kit Porter
Holland Taylor ... Peggy Peabody
Jane Lynch ... Joyce Wischnia
Alicia Leigh Willis ... Cindi Annabelle Tucker
Patricia Velasquez ... Begoña / Karina
Melanie Lynskey ... Clea Mason


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 ... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

23 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jenny's assistant turned enemy, Adele, who wanted to be like Jenny right down to her haircut, winds up with the Lez Girls actress who plays the character based on Jenny's first lesbian lover, Marina, adding to her creepy, mimicking behavior. See more »


The same identical mistake of the previous episode: the footages of film in Jodi's exhibition are full of pans, zooms and angles not possible without a third person actually holding and operating the camera (in this case supposed to be hidden, too). See more »


[last lines]
Jenny Schecter: [to Shane] You know what? It's the ultimate betrayal. You've broken my heart.
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Cheryl Tweedy
Performed by Lily Allen
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