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The L Word: Season 5 (2008)





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The fifth season of the ms.-adventures of the "bisexual and sapphically inclined ladies and their friends," as Alice (Leisha Hailey) states, once again finds them engaged in all sorts of shenanigans. In the season's ongoing story line, Jenny (Mia Kirshner) finagles a chance to direct the movie of her book and hires an assistant (Malaya Rivera Drew) whose intentions are suspect. Jenny's friends express disappointment in the actresses portraying them in the film adaptation of her roman à clef, but she already has her hands full with the problematic star (Kate French). Shane (Katherine Moennig) is involved in copious sexcapades and continues to utilize her uncanny ability to seduce any woman in the lesbian universe. Only this time, her roving libido puts a crimp in her relationship with the beautiful Paige (Kristanna Loken). Elsewhere, Max (Daniela Sea) begins a relationship with the interpreter for Jodi (Marlee Matlin); workaholic Bette (Jennifer Beals) winds up in the arms of a former lover; and dating woes plague the extremely picky Tina (Laurel Holloman), but her luck appears to change when she spends an enchanted evening with a stunner she met online. The reason why Tasha (Rose Rollins) didn't go to Iraq is revealed as she gets slapped with a discharge for homosexual conduct and saddled with a homophobic military lawyer. Club owner Kit (Pam Grier) faces several business challenges, including new competition in Shebar, "L.A.'s first superhot girls only club." And it's not long before Kit and her posse find themselves in a catfight with the cutthroat lesbians (Elizabeth Keener, Alicia Leigh Willis) who own Shebar.


Jennifer Beals
as Bette Porter
Laurel Holloman
as Tina Kennard
Mia Kirshner
as Jenny Schecter
Pam Grier
as Kit Porter
Leisha Hailey
as Alice Pieszecki
Katherine Moennig
as Shane McCutcheon
Daniela Sea
as Moira/Max Sweeney
Marlee Matlin
as Jodi Lerner
Rachel Shelley
as Helena Peabody
Cybill Shepherd
as Phyllis Kroll
Kate French
as Niki Stevens
Brian Markinson
as Aaron Kornbluth
Holland Taylor
as Peggy Peabody
Ted Whittall
as Capt. Curtis Beech
Kelly McGillis
as Col. Davis
Danielle Kremeniuk
as Sam Makavejev
Sean Bell
as Major Dorough
Aaron Pearl
as Lt. Finnerty
Erin Karpluk
as Susan/Alysse
Shiraine Haas
as Cheryl/Cat
Linnea Sharples
as Gretchen/Nina
Sandra Mayo
as First AD
Jason Collins
as Daryl Brewer
John Pyper-Ferguson
as Michael Angelo
Paul Edwards
as Gym Queen
Nicole Fraissinet
as Jordina Garber
Trish Allen
as Bike Organizer
Aaron Craven
as Kevin Mador
Georgia Mae Hacche
as Luchi Santis
Leah Beckingham
as Summer Adams
Denalda Williams
as Joan North
Nathaniel Marten
as Mark Bryant
Daryl Shuttleworth
as Dan Foxworthy
Michelle Harrison
as Lauren/Helen
Jacob Blair
as Richard
Melanie Bray
as Lani Shipman
Amber Borycki
as Marci/Donna
Brett McCord
as Second AD
Robert K. Weiss
as George Charles
Ingrid Tesch
as Christine Beech
Nicole Lyn
as Vanessa
Ben Ratner
as Suit No. 1
Jennifer Kitchen
as Goombah Girl
Marrett Green
as Anchor No. 1
Mittita Barber
as Clipboard Girl
Gabriel Carter
as Suit No. 2
Brenda M. Crichlow
as Sports Reporter
Val Cole
as Anchor No. 2
Michael Challenger
as Daryl Brewer's Lover
Matt Johnson
as Dan Halter
Michael Daingerfield
as Talk Show Host
L. Harvey Gold
as Barry Burd
Miggi Hood
as Serena
Jacy King
as Karen
Grace Renn
as JJ Jones
Peter James
as Bicycle Cop
James Symington
as Bicycle Cop
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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

For many fans, the highlight of the season has been the apparent bringing together again of Tina and Bette, an outcome fervently wished for by writers of slash fiction.

March 20, 2019 | Full Review…

The L Word isn't all foolishness this season.

March 6, 2019 | Full Review…

The show stayed loyal and true to itself, too: affixing quick and easy resolutions to complex story lines, casting aside little things like character development, and keeping our "oh, please - that's absolutely ridiculous!" drinking game going strong.

June 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Showtime's lesbian drama, veers, as they all have, between entertaining and infuriating with its sexy/silly mix of high drama and higher camp.

June 28, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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