The L Word 5 NL subbed
Showtime picked up a fifth season of The L Word for 12 episodes, touting the show as "a signature franchise among our viewers". Production began in Vancouver the summer of 2007 and ended in Los Angeles early November 2007. The fifth season premiered on January 6, 2008, with episode LGB Tease.
Eva "Papi" Torres (Janina Gavankar), and Dallas Roberts' male token character Angus Patridge were both written out. Clementine Ford, reprised her role as Phyllis Kroll's daughter and began a relationship with Shane McCutcheon. Malaya Drew and Kate French were cast as guest characters for this season. Drew played Adele, a young fan of Jenny's work who gets hired as her personal assistant. French played Niki Stevens, an ambitious young actress and closeted lesbian who won the lead role of Jenny's character, Jesse, in the feature film production of 'Lez Girls'. She also began having a relationship with Jenny, who was directing the film. Elizabeth Keener joined the show as entrepreneur Dawn Denbo, who started a rival lesbian bar with her lover Cindi.
Shane derails plans to move in with Paige, then suffers the consequences; Jenny returns from vacation with a billionaire movie financier in tow; Phyllis has doubts about her romance with Joyce.
Tina's obvious affection for Bette affects her dating prospects; Shane's last-minute gig styling hair at a wedding results in a series of erotic encounters; Tasha reveals her reason for not shipping out to Iraq.
Shane swears off sex and reaps the health benefits with new energy and focus; Tina's dating woes finally improve; Max ponders a mutual same-sex attraction to Jodi's interpreter; The Planet is burglarized and Kit attacked after hours.
Bette's jealousy over Tina's new girlfriend is the probable cause of a surprising moment; Jenny is courted for the lead in her movie by the latest It girl; the gang attends the opening of a new lesbian club competing with The Planet.
Jenny throws a bash to introduce her friends to the actresses playing them in her movie; Bette and Tina try to deal with a rekindled spark; Alice outs a secretly gay sports star after he utters a homophobic slur.
Production on "Lez Girls" finally begins as Jenny deals with a recalcitrant star; Bette and Tina struggle with their feelings; the owners of SheBar take their war against the gang to the next level.
Clashes between actresses on the set of Jenny's movie segue into a night of lesbian Turkish oil wrestling and a visit from the cops; the hard-case colonel in charge of prosecuting Tasha's case arrives on base.
Niki's handlers force her to appear at her movie premiere with a male escort; Bette and Tina's anguish increases; Tasha's military review board hearing ends with a surprise.
A heat wave causes temperatures to rise between Bette and Tina, who are trapped in an elevator by a power outage, and between Molly and Shane, whose attraction is discouraged by Phyllis; Jenny catches Nikki and Greg together.
A memorial breast cancer bike ride becomes the unlikely setting where Bette and Tina reveal their rekindled passion, Jenny and Nikki shoot a steamy video, Molly stalks Shane, and Alice and Tasha consider a big move.
Adele finally makes a power play and usurps Jenny as the director of "Lez Girls," while Bette finalizes her breakup with Jodi, and a distressed Kit loses financial control of The Planet to Dawn and Cindi.
Loyalty and betrayal walk hand-in-hand as Jenny is back-stabbed by a close friend, while Helena's restored heiress status means good fortune for her true friends.
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