The L Word: Generation Q S1E7 review: Plenty of Funyuns

(L-R) Sepideh Moafi as Gigi Ghorbani, Stephanie Allynne as Natalie Baker, Leisha Hailey as Alice Pieszecki and Katherine Moennig as Shane McCutcheon in THE L WORD: GENERATION Q, "Lost Love". Photo Credit: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/SHOWTIME.
(L-R) Sepideh Moafi as Gigi Ghorbani, Stephanie Allynne as Natalie Baker, Leisha Hailey as Alice Pieszecki and Katherine Moennig as Shane McCutcheon in THE L WORD: GENERATION Q, "Lost Love". Photo Credit: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/SHOWTIME. /

The L Word: Generation Q’s seventh episode sees Sophie and Finley grow closer as Bette, Alice, and Shane struggle in their respective relationships.

Last week’s episode of The L Word: Generation Q saw Bette hit rock bottom after a campaign scandal, recovering with the help of her ex-wife, Tina Kennard! (Surprise!)

Thankfully, Tina sticks around for at least one more episode and we get a good old fashioned breakfast with Shane, Tina, and Bette at Dana’s. Despite the fact that Tina literally keeps getting called to New York, Bette is so completely happy that Tina is there and Shane notices Bette is flushed.

“Hormones,” Bette deadpans. Honestly, if this show was just Shane and Bette hanging out all the time all the time, I would never stop watching.

That night, Bette makes Tina dinner (after Tina asked if they could spend the night alone). And while Bette has gotten her hopes up for rekindling things, Tina actually breaks the news to her that while she is coming back during hiatus to be closer to Angie, she’ll be bring her fiancée with her!

Bette tries to keep it together, reeling from the news, and it’s the most heartbreaking thing. Tina doesn’t seem to pick up on the signals at all, and just plows forward about how they should tell Angie.

Bette gets up from the table to get more wine (a mood) and tells Tina, her voice breaking, “I am so happy for you.” Oof.

Thankfully, we get a second season of this L Word revival and this likely won’t be the end of Tina and Bette.

Meanwhile, Sophie gets a call that her grandma fell, but she tells Dani she doesn’t need to come with her. Dani doesn’t see through this thinly veiled passive aggressive crap and takes her at her word. Again, how are they still together?

Sophie is holding things together with her mom and sister and leaves the hospital room to cry. (Ugh. We all know this feeling, right?) Poor Sophie just wants her fiancée to comfort her, but instead, Finley shows up just in the nick of time with snacks and coffee.

Dani is the worst. And she and Sophie are a terrible couple. But I’m not sure I’m on board with this whole Sophie and Finley thing yet. (I really liked Rebecca.) However, Finley is becoming more tolerable.

Like any good friend, Finley stays with Sophie all day (to the point that Sophie isn’t really with her family that we see?). But it’s a very touching scene when Finley, who as we’ll recall has big problems with religion, asks Sophie if she can pray with her.

On the throuple front, things appear to be going well with Alice, Nat, and Gigi which means that it  is one hundred percent about to implode.

While things are going well at home (for now), things aren’t going so well at work. Alice still can’t stand her super bro-y new writer and plans to meet with the execs to oust him–only for him to come to the meeting and find out she’s on the verge of cancellation.

Sidebar:  Should it be a surprise to Alice that she’s on the bubble and running at a deficit? Like, she’s the boss of this whole thing.

While Alice is burning the midnight oil at work, Nat and Gigi continue to remember the good times, which eventually leads them to the bedroom…without Alice.

As for Shane, she and Quiara go to hear the baby’s heartbeat. (If you know Shane, you know that under that cool exterior, she is freaking out.)

While Quiara is crying and having a human emotion hearing the sound of her baby’s heartbeat, Shane is paralyzed and recites what Bette and Tina said they did when they heard Angie’s heartbeat for the first time.

That night, the soon-to-be parents are supposed to have a dinner date, but Shane almost stands up Quiara. When she finally shows up, Shane tells her the truth:  that she didn’t feel anything when they listened to the heartbeat and, because of that, she’s scared of messing it up.

Quiara tells her it’ll take time and is remarkably nonplussed. (Still not sold on this relationship… *ahem Where’s Carmen? ahem*)

This week, we also get more Micah backstory (yay!) when his Micah’s mom comes to town, riddling him with anxiety. He brings Jose to meet her and the three of them go to lunch where she confesses that she accidentally ate four “gummy bears.”

Despite being super cute, it’s not long before Micah’s mom goes too far and gets too chatty, bringing up Micah’s life before his transition and crossing a clear boundary by showing Jose baby pictures (who, to his credit tries to turn the phone away).

Micah gets super upset and walks out of the restaurant, telling his mom that the little girl in those photos is dead. Jose follows him out and tells him that he sees him for who he is and it is so unbearably sweet. These two are the best couple on the show and we get so little time with them!

That night, Micah’s mom apologizes and promises to do better, while also keenly seeing that he needs to tell Jose he loves him. And then she asks for more gummy bears. More Micah content, I repeat!

Meanwhile, after a bad day at work, Alice comes home and finds Nat and Gigi in bed. They expect her to be fine with it. (Nat is shockingly unfeeling about it.) But, of course, Alice is hurt.

So Alice goes to Shane’s house where Bette has also come to commiserate. At first, she freaks out and almost leaves. But Bette rightly tells her she’s not the only one going through tough times and that the reason she kept a secret from Alice was because she was afraid Alice would judge her.

Alice, in her classic self-deprecating way, tells Bette she is in a terrible throuple, so of course she can’t judge. And thankfully, they make up. (We can’t deal with our ladies being in a fight!) They kiss and make up.

Back at the hospital, Finley finally leaves to get clothes for Sophie and runs into Dani, guilting her into making an appearance at the hospital. Dani is at the hospital for all of 30 seconds before she leaves to deal with a negative campaign ad.

Sophie is understandably upset but not surprised. Finley gets ready to leave for the night, having been there all day, so Sophie walks her out…and then kisses her! We kind of saw this coming, buddy, but I’m not mad!

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