Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (July 31, 2009)

on

THIS

WEEK IN QUEER WOMEN ON TV

There

are no spoilers about future episodes
,

just updates on what has already aired, but click

here if you want to skip these updates and go directly to the next page.

Show:

Verbotene

Liebe


(Forbidden Love)

— Germany, drama

What happened:

Fransesca von Lahnstein, aka Maria Galdi, is legally declared alive and

Carla is upset by Elisabeth’s forced departure from the Lahnstein

family residence.

Special thanks to
: Annelies

What else you should know: Go here for English recaps.

Show:

Infidels

— Spain, drama

What happened:

Arlet invites Dani to dinner with her friends, then regrets it when

Dani gets drunk and starts bragging about their sex life to Arlet’s

friends. The next morning, Dani is apologetic but Arlet is only

slightly mollified. Later, Dani asks Arlet to marry her, but Arlet says she won’t give her a response until Dani asks her properly.

Special thanks to: Joana

What

else you need to know:


The first season of Infidels

is now over, but TV3 has ordered a second season, which should debut in

a few months.

Show/Episode:

Guiding

Light


— CBS, drama

What happened:

Olivia tells Ava about her feelings for Natalia. Ava encourages her to

go find Natalia, who’s still AWOL, but Olivia says Natalia doesn’t want

to be found.

Show/Episode:

Rhythm

City


— South Africa, drama

What happened:

Lu invites Wandi to attend the music awards with her (just as

a friend). Lu’s ex David enlists Wandi’s help in convincing Lu to come

back to him.

Show/Episode: Gimme

Sugar
Season 2


— Logo, reality

What happened: Linda

and Michelle pull the plug on Truck Stop, but Charlene forgets to

let it die and go home. Davonee mocks Alex for being bi, while Hilary

does a nice thing for her roomie. Read

the full recap
.

Show/Episode:

Aoi

Hana


(Sweet Blue Flowers)

— Japan, anime

What happened: In episode 4, Fumi comes out to Akira and tells her about her relationship with Yasuko. Akira doesn’t care, and she and Fumi remain best friends while Fumi continues to date Yasuko. It turns out that when Yasuko attended Fujigaya (the school Akira attends) in middle school, she was in love with Kagami-sensei, a teacher who is engaged to her older sister Kazusa, but she transferred to Matsuoka (the school Fumi attends) after he rejected a love letter that she gave him. In episode 5, Fumi grows uneasy over how popular Yasuko is with other girls, and wonders if Yasuko might love someone else. Kyouko sadly realizes that Yasuko is in love with Fumi, Fumi and Akira both discover that Kyouko loves Yasuko, and Akira feels caught between supporting both Fumi and Kyouko. Yasuko tells Fumi that she really loves her, and invites her to attend the school play at Fujigaya that she’s performing in.

Special thanks to: Katherine

There were also lesbian-themed

episodes of Rescue Me

(F/X) and In Plain Sight

(USA) this week — continue on to read about those.

That

wraps up this week’s

rundown of lesbian/bi women on TV — international readers,

please email me at afterellentips@gmail.com

short rundowns of the lesbian/bi storylines on your favorite shows on

Thursdays. Thanks!



by Sarah Warn

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