Tuesday, March 25, 2008

What I'm Watching: The L Word (Season Finale)

The L Word: Season 5, Episode 12 "Loyal and True" (B)

This episode serves well as a season finale because it appropriately closes and opens a fair number of doors and plotlines on the series. Jodi is very likely out of the picture for next season, which is good news because now Bette and Tina can get back to being an out-and-open couple that most fans of the show have been rooting for a long time now. Helena's return is a welcome one, and it's always a pleasure to see Holland Taylor as Peggy Peabody. The SheBar crisis is over, and Helena can now help Kit run everything. It was terrific to see Alicia Leigh Willis' "lover Cindy" finally stand up for herself to Dawn. I feel like Shane's plotlines are just too circular, and the same thing just keeps happening over and over, but now she's alienated Jenny. The movie is done, but Adele has compromised its creative integrity by agreeing to change the ending. The last actual moment of the episode ("get the car") is a bit of a weird note to end on, but overall the episode set the next season up well. It should be a season of resolving all the loose ends, and I am personally pretty excited for it.

Season grade: B/B+

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