Best. Lesbian. Week. Ever. (May 1, 2009)

LESBIAN QUOTE OF THE WEEK NO. 1
"All My Children had brought [Tamara Braun and me] together and made us close as sisters (really hot sisters who like to kiss each other.) And we shared some very beautiful, intense scenes together. So it was sad to see it come to an end. At the same time, it is a chance for Bianca and Reese to finally be happy together — albeit only off camera."

— Actress Eden Riegel in a message left on the Bianca/Reese fan forum this week. (Thanks to Steph for the tip!)

THIS WEEK IN QUEER WOMEN ON TV
Note: 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/Episode: Home and Away — Australia, drama
What happened: Joey finds out about Charlie’s one night stand with Hugo and breaks up with her. Charlie’s sister Ruby tries to talk Joey into staying, then encourages Charlie to fight for Joey, but Joey leaves town for a job, and both women are heartbroken.

What else you need to know: supposedly Joey is returning in three months, but there’s much speculation about what that means for her and Charlie.

Show/Episode: Hospital Central — Spain, drama
What happened: Maca and Esther do a play of a "revisited" version of The Wolf and the Seven Kids for the children at the hospital. They both are very happy to be together again and Maca tells Esther that she feels exactly the same as the first day.
What else you need to know: read the full recap at EurOur.org

Show/Episode: All My Children — ABC, drama
What happened: Bianca flies in from Paris, forgives Reese ("I’m opening the door for us"), Erica gives them her blessing, and they fly back to Paris to live happily ever after. Yes, it’s a ridiculously rushed and poorly executed conclusion to this long, drawn-out storyline.

Show/Episode: The Duel II — MTV, reality
What happened: The contestants compete in a relay race while wearing giant bobbleheads, and all four lesbian contestants survive to battle another day. Jenn and Rachel finally admit they still have feelings for each other (after hooking up on a previous show), and end up having sex while their housemates listen outside the door.
What else you need to know: You have to give this show credit for consistently treating same-sex and "opposite-sex" relationships the same way. Watch the episode here.

Show/Episode: Grey’s Anatomy — ABC, drama
What happened: Callie can’t make rent now that her father cut her off financially. Arizona tells Cristina that Callie’s family isn’t speaking to her, and Cristina tells Callie just to lie and say that she and Arizona broke up. Arizona lets Callie think it over. While Callie is doing surgery on a girl who fell out of a tree, Arizona tells Callie she loves that she cares so much, and that she’ll keep loving it even if Callie decides to lie to her family. But Callie finally decides she can’t lie to them, telling Mark, "Even if they think I’m wrong, even if they don’t understand. Even if they think I’m crazy. I’m me. They’re supposed to accept me. They’re supposed to support me, they’re supposed to love me, you know? I can’t lie."
What else you need to know: Arizona will be back next season as a series regular.

Show/Episode: Guiding Light — CBS, drama
What happened: Over a sandwich-making session, Olivia asks Natalia to go away with her for the weekend, and Natalia says yes. But Frank finds out from Doris that Natalia "has the hots for Olivia," picks a fight with her bodyguards, and ends up interrupting Olivia and Natalia’s conversation when he shows up at Natalia’s house all beaten up. They take him to the hospital, where he watches suspiciously as the two women hug.

Show: Verbotene Liebe (Forbidden Love) — Germany, drama
What happened: Ansgar steps up his efforts to get rid of Carla. Meanwhile Stella and Charlie’s plan to go to the opera takes a different turn when they are arrested by the police after a series of unfortunate events. Charlie handles the situation with such good humor that Stella feels compelled to confess her feelings.
Special thanks to: Anneliese

Show/Episode: College Hill: South Beach — BET, reality
What happened: The housemates are still feeling the effects of the previous night’s blow out between Allison and Kyle. The gang heads back to the house after stopping by a historic area of Key West and learning some Black history. More fighting among the housemates ensues.

Show/Episode: Hollyoaks — U.K., drama
What happened: Sarah uses Persephone to get close to Lydia, Michaela sees Sarah and Lydia kissing, Sarah tells Zoe about her relationship with Lydia, and Sarah admits that she’s struggling with her sexuality.

Special thanks to: Jodie, Emma, Jessica and Cara!

Show/Episode: The Amazing Race 14 — CBS, reality
What happened: Kisha and Jen came in last place due to problems with the swimming challenge, but this episode was "to be continued," so they still have a chance to make it to the finale.

Show/Episode: Los Hombres de Paco (Paco’s Men) — Spain, drama
What happened: Nothing, but you really need to watch this preview clip, even if you don’t watch the show and don’t speak Spanish. Seriously, watch it!

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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