“The L Word” Recaps: Episode 5.6 “Lights! Camera! Action!”

A rude awakening — Shane is at SheBar, trying to order some humble pie. But Dawn Denbo and her lover Cindi aren’t serving anything but attitude.

Shane: I came here to apologize. I didn’t meant any disrespect. Not towards you, or to your relationship. I apologize. And I’m sorry for the way I treated you when you came into my house. I was just a little, uh … I wasn’t me that night. So I’d like to make peace. And if there’s anything I can do to even the playing field …

As it happens, there is. Dawn Denbo wants Jenny to use SheBar as a location for Lez Girls. Shane reluctantly agrees to ask her “best friend and roommate.” (I thought Alice was Shane’s best friend?)

Dawn: You know, you make that happen, we might be talking détente.

Am I the only one who wants to hear, “Hi, I’m Dawn Denbo, and this is my lover Cindi, and this is our daughter, Détente”?

Dawn has one more stipulation.

Dawn: It has to be called SheBar in the movie. Not the Pluto Cafe or whatever the stupid thing was called that’s supposed to be The Planet.

Shane: What?
Dawn: SheBar is such a better location. I can’t believe they were going to pay $50,000 a day for that wannabe Peach Pit of a s—hole.
Shane: You’re too much. I can’t do it.
Dawn: What? What can’t you do, Shane? Other than make my girlfriend come?

Whoa! The Peach Pit! And uh, the other comment — Dawn fights dirty, eh? And she just gets meaner when Shane says she can’t betray her friend Kit like that. They snarl at each other some more, and then Shane gives up and leaves. As she goes, Cindi whispers, “Call me.”

Yeah, the neighborhood is definitely livelier with these two wingnuts around. And Elizabeth Keener is rocking this role. I think she might be almost as badass as Pam Grier.

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