L Word : Episode 403 – Lassoed

Is that why they chose to do a western theme at the party? So they could use this title? This episode was definitely better than the first two this season.

My first reaction when I sat down to watch? I rolled my eyes and yelled, “Oh gawd” because the opening scene was, yet again, a Jenny dream sequence (thankfully circus free). Was that shot on the old Melrose Place set? Weird, but satisfyingly short.

Max was pretty isolated in this episode, serving only to do stereotypically male activities, save for watching Shay for Shane. Seriously? Car repair, working out, workin’ the grill. Finally, they are hitting some of the trans issues that seem real. Not getting an invitation to Tina’s stupid straight/gay mixer, having to wear layers of clothes in the heat while everyone else is partying in the pool. And he’s starting in on the lies to the boss’ daughter.

There were a lot of funny parts in the episode… Tina’s mixer party with the line of straights and the “outnumbered” lesbians was silly. I loved it. BTW, has anyone noticed that Henry is into doing lesbian tv shows? Okay, maybe he’s into doing a variety of tv shows, but he was in the Puppy Episode on Ellen. Made me giggle to see him when I watched that recently.

Shane was awesome in this episode. That bitch that said, “That’s such a great name, Shane. It’s perfect for you.” should have been slapped, but Shane was ever so graceful. The look on her face was hilarious! Loved the Shane v. Papi showdown. Shane didn’t even care and telling Papi, “You win” was great! That’s the Shane I like, as opposed to the stupid strung out, limping across LA Shane. Also, Strung Out Shane makes “quite an impression” on the Hugo Boss marketing director? Wha? Anyway, she was great in this episode and I hope Ilene doesn’t kill her off too… Mangus, who normally annoys, was pretty cool too. He’s a Butter Boy who thinks man love is “not that bad, actually.” What a sweet guy, taking it to the honest homophobe. 🙂

Cybill Shepard just looked awkward hanging out at The Planet. She looks like someone’s mom who’s stumbled into the wrong place… But I loved her face when she was checking out the chick dancers. Pretty awesome.

Bette getting it on with her TA? Weird. I don’t like it. Can’t she just have normal power-lesbian sex? I am not a fan of the whole boinking your subordinates thing which happens every season.

Now, on to listen to The Planet: The Podcast for L Word Fans. Always even better than the show. I keep looking for podcasts to supplement the shows that I watch. I wish for a hilarious, sarcastic lesbian couple who would do podcasts for Grey’s and the crappy Bravo! reality series that I am embarassed to admit that I watch. No such luck so far.

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1 Response to “L Word : Episode 403 – Lassoed”


  1. 1 Shel January 28, 2007 at 8:22 pm

    Yeah, I agree totally. Let me add an addendum….”and the whole Helena thing!” Sheesh! She’d, one, never work a job like that, and two, not for Shane who is responsible, mostly, for her being in that state of poverty in the first place! LOL!! Such a drama. But, like you, I loved the Shane and Papi showdown! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO glad to see you blogging again!!!! ***********HUGS***************


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