“The L Word” Recaps: Episode 5.11 “Lunar Cycle”

The Lez Girls lot of drama — Niki is getting her décolletage dusted and her coiffure refreshed. Little does she know that things are about to change … I was going to say “dramatically,” but that’s just unnecessary.

Jenny runs in and tells Niki they have to get out of there. She explains exactly why.

Niki: Wait, wait, what tape? The tape in the tent?

You mean there are other tapes? Can I get copies of those, too?

Aaron and Tina and Niki’s people rush in, so Jenny tries to get control of the situation.

Jenny: [to the gathering crowd] I want you guys to know what’s going on here. That these people — they’re treacherous, and they’re soulless, and they’re trying to ruin this movie.

Aaron tries to call security, but Tina begs him to give her just one second with Jenny. Hey, Tina: Maybe if you pull her by that bow in her hair, she’ll go quietly. Nah, I don’t really want that, because this next line is fabulous:

Jenny: If anybody has any integrity, come with me! OK? You can come with me. You can stand up to these people.

Aw. It’s kind of halfhearted, and that makes it sad. I’ll go with you, Jenny! I am Spartacus! Er, Schectercus?

Jenny: Hey, who’s with me?

Shane: I’m with you.

Yay, Shane! And that helps, but it’s not enough — because of course what Jenny really wants is for Niki to accompany her. But Niki just stands there, confused.

Tina tries to get Jenny to go quietly, assuring her that she’s on her side.

Jenny: Niki. Please. Please come with me?

Someone reminds Niki that she’s under contract. That’s the last straw for Jenny; she turns and walks out with Tina.

Aaron tells everyone to get back to work, but Sam doesn’t see how they can do that without a director.

Are you ready for your big entrance, Adele?

Unfortunately, it’s a little anticlimactic, partly because Adele’s not exactly an imposing figure, and mostly because the song in the background is a Betty tune. Ack.

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