The L Word (2004–2009)
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Melvin's memorial service is attended by a surprise guest; Bette is fired by Franklin, then coaches Tina through what turns out to be an unexpectedly difficult labor and delivery; Jenny is in trouble and asks for help.


Ilene Chaiken


Ilene Chaiken (creator), Kathy Greenberg (creator) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Beals ... Bette Porter
Erin Daniels ... Dana Fairbanks
Leisha Hailey ... Alice Pieszecki
Laurel Holloman ... Tina Kennard
Mia Kirshner ... Jenny Schecter
Eric Lively ... Mark Wayland
Katherine Moennig ... Shane McCutcheon
Sarah Shahi ... Carmen de la Pica Morales
Rachel Shelley ... Helena Peabody
Pam Grier ... Kit Porter
Holland Taylor ... Peggy Peabody
Melissa Leo ... Winnie Mann
Gloria Steinem ... Herself
Lauren Lee Smith ... Lara Perkins
Michael Tomlinson ... Franklin Phillips


Melvin's funeral service is attended by a surprise guest, Gloria Steinem, as Bette gets stunning news about her job when her boss, Franklin, fires her over the board keeping Leo Herrera as the manager. Meanwhile, Tina goes into a surprisingly difficult labor and is forced to go to the hospital as the situation gets more difficult, and dangerous. Jenny finally reaches her breaking point over her painful childhood memory of being gang raped at age 8 at a carnival by a group of four degenerate teens. Alice continues to struggle with her jealousy over Dana being around Lara. Also, Peggy Peabody arrives in Los Angeles and lays down the laws with Helena over her custody battle with Winnie for their two kids. Shane finally decides to try out a relationship with Carmen, and Mark gets renewed confidence when he gets another video taping job. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

15 May 2005 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Shane: [laughs] I like a girl with ambition.
Carmen de la Pica Morales: [also laughs] Fuck you!
Shane: Okay, if you want.
[they kiss]
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Melvin's Memorial Song
11 September 2019 | by jabshire-62113See all my reviews

The memorial song is Tracy Chapman's Say Hallelujah. Someone else asked this question and I found the song. Don't know if anyone else is going to appreciate it. Gotta write more to submit this because I don't want it to get deleted. Loved this show and this episode. Cried a little bit not gonna lie. Lesbians man, they're pretty dramatic human beings. Point is, the song is amazing and now everyone can know the name hopefully. Still not long enough. Sorry everyone who's read this far, there's no useful information at this point, just typing to even get this posted.

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