The BEST Episodes of The L Word: Generation Q

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 5, 2021

Network: Showtime

Ten years later, a group of diverse and self-possessed LGBTQIA professionals attempt to navigate life and love with some new friends in Los Angeles.

Lapse in Judgement

#1 - Lapse in Judgement

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 26, 2020

Tensions run high on election night as Bette and Dani await the results, Shane and Quiara go through their most difficult challenge yet, and Alice takes a big swing on her show. Meanwhile, Sophie and Dani consider another big step in their relationship, Finley is forced to stop running from her past and confront her feelings, and Micah is dealt an unexpected bombshell about José.

star 8.04
119 votes
Writers: Allie Romano, Marja-Lewis Ryan, Thomas Page McBee
LA Times

#2 - LA Times

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 29, 2019

Dani is forced to get involved in Bette's personal life, Shane grapples with a big decision, Alice is profiled by a newspaper, Finley struggles with her growing feelings for Rebecca, Micah still doesn't know where things stand with José.

star 8.00
144 votes
Directors: Steph Green
Writers: Melody Derloshon
Lost Love

#3 - Lost Love

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 22, 2019

Bette prepares for an important mayoral debate. Alice lands a huge guest and encourages Nat to branch out. Shane visits a bar and gets embroiled in the lives of two of its employees. Dani and Sophie's families clash, Micah is unsure of where he stands with his crush, and a budding relationship forces Finley to confront some complicated aspects of her past.

star 7.95
138 votes
Writers: Regina Y. Hicks
Loose Ends

#4 - Loose Ends

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 12, 2020

Bette and Dani reckon with the fallout of a recent scandal; Shane spends the day with Angie; Alice, Gigi, and Nat have conflicting ideas about their family life; Sophie and Finley spend a raucous night out in an effort to get their mind off of things.

star 7.91
114 votes
Directors: Logan Kibens
Writers: Nancy C. Mejia
Less Is More

#5 - Less Is More

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 15, 2019

Bette weathers continued fallout as she prepares for an LGBTQIA Center talk. Shane helps Finley, while Alice is annoyed when the network forces her to bring on a new staff member. Dani and Sophie celebrate good news as Dani begins a new job. Micah pursues a new crush.

star 7.87
148 votes
Writers: Marja-Lewis Ryan
Lose It All

#6 - Lose It All

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 19, 2020

Bette is conflicted about old feelings, Shane is tested by her relationship with Quiara, Alice is blindsided at home and work. Dani, busy on the election, Sophie feels relieved to have Finley around. Micah introduces José to his mother.

star 7.86
114 votes
Directors: Jennifer Arnold
Writers: Francesca Butler
Let's Do It Again

#7 - Let's Do It Again

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 8, 2019

Ten years after we last left them, we find Bette running for mayor of Los Angeles; Shane as she returns to the city after a setback; and Alice learning to balance co-parenting with her fiancée Nat and Nat’s ex-wife Gigi and the rising success of her talk show. We meet PR exec Dani Núñez, her girlfriend and TV producer Sophie Suarez, their best friend and roommate Micah Lee, and the charming former Olympic swimmer-turned-assistant, (Sarah) Finley.

star 7.82
188 votes
Directors: Steph Green
Writers: Marja-Lewis Ryan

#8 - Labels

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 5, 2020

Bette feels guilty about lying to Angie; some unexpected news throws Shane for a major loop; Alice, Gigi and Nat find common ground; Dani and Sophie deal with a bombshell dropped on them by Dani's father; Finley bonds with Tess and Micah grows closer to José.

star 7.66
118 votes
Directors: Erica Watson
Writers: Tatiana Suarez-Pico