Thursday, December 1, 2022

What I’m Watching: The L Word: Generation Q

The L Word: Generation Q: Season 3, Episode 2 “Los Angeles Traffic” (B+)

What a title for this episode, one with some major implications for a few of its characters. I do hope that Gigi is okay, and I’m impressed with actress Sepideh Moafi, who I interviewed shortly before watching this episode, for not even hinting at anything that was going to happen with her character. I do think it will be a way for Nat and Dani to get closer as she (hopefully) recovers, though we’ve seen how that got complicated with three people in a relationship in season one with Nat, Gigi, and Alice. Tina’s reacting to Bette asking her to stay did take them right back to the early seasons of the original show after such a sweet new beginning in this episode, and Bette’s immediate realization that she instead could go was startling. Her leaving the show would be an appropriate step forward since it’s ultimately about passing on to the next generation, though I’d be happy for her to stick around also. Alice was fortunately paying enough attention to avoid joining a sex cult with an attractive actress, and Shane listened to her advice to not run because her relationship is going well, and it’s still possible she might do that rather than give in to the temptation of an alluring haircut. For someone who is trying to make amends, Finley isn’t doing a great job of giving other people space, and Sophie sharing things about her sister that she shouldn’t have didn’t help that. Micah came around to a good place after some uncomfortable fighting, and he and Maribel may indeed be headed for blissful parental happiness, with numerous steps between now and that eventuality.

No comments: