The L Word: Generation Q

The BEST episodes of The L Word: Generation Q

Every episode of The L Word: Generation Q ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The L Word: Generation Q!

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.

Last Updated: 10/3/2022Network: Showtime
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Lapse in Judgement
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8.02
127 votes

#1 - Lapse in Judgement

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/26/2020

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.

Directors: Marja-Lewis Ryan
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LA Times
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7.97
152 votes

#2 - LA Times

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/29/2019

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.

Directors: Steph Green
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Lost Love
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7.91
148 votes

#3 - Lost Love

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/22/2019

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.

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Lean On Me
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7.87
67 votes

#4 - Lean On Me

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/15/2021

Bette makes big moves at her new job as she also navigates a surprising new relationship, Shane vies to get Tess on board with a fresh idea for the bar, and Alice is met with an unexpected roadblock on the way to releasing her book as she tries to figure out whether Nat’s hiding something from her. Meanwhile, Sophie, Dani and Finley are all left to deal with the fallout of a shocking event as Micah grapples with the true nature of his relationship with José.

Directors: Marja-Lewis Ryan
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Less Is More
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7.86
159 votes

#5 - Less Is More

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/15/2019

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.

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Let's Do It Again
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7.80
204 votes

#6 - Let's Do It Again

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/8/2019

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.

Directors: Steph Green
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Lose It All
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7.80
124 votes

#7 - Lose It All

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/19/2020

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.

Directors: Jennifer Arnold
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Light
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7.80
54 votes

#8 - Light

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/20/2021

Bette takes a big swing with Pippa, Shane leans on Tess when she’s suddenly forced to harbor a secret, and Alice’s run-in with someone from her past throws her for a loop. Meanwhile, Dani must examine what’s holding her back in her personal life as Sophie is pushed to question Finley’s maturity and Angie worries that things have taken a turn between her and Jordi.

Directors: Rose Troche
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Loose Ends
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7.76
122 votes

#9 - Loose Ends

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/12/2020

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.

Directors: Logan Kibens
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Last Dance
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7.70
57 votes

#10 - Last Dance

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/4/2021

Tensions rise between Bette, Tina and Angie on the day Angie’s set to meet her donor; Shane struggles with a secret; and Alice questions how open she should be about her personal life during her press tour. Meanwhile, Sophie is forced to confront some harsh realities about Finley; Dani’s personal and professional life are both thrown into further turmoil by what’s happening at Nùñez Inc; and Micah navigates his changing relationship with Maribel during a visit with her family.

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Labels
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7.62
124 votes

#11 - Labels

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/5/2020

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.

Directors: Erica Watson
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Launch Party
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7.60
52 votes

#12 - Launch Party

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/27/2021

A surprising revelation leads to a fallout between Bette and Dani. Shane is forced to confront her true feelings for Tess, while Alice questions whether to reveal a secret to Tom during the launch party for her book. Sophie and Finley struggle to move forward in the wake of a shocking event, and Micah’s run-in with a coworker has a very unexpected outcome.

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Luck Be a Lady
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7.57
61 votes

#13 - Luck Be a Lady

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/22/2021

Bette’s passion is ignited at work while Angie receives some big news that complicates things at home. Shane and Tess’s business venture doesn’t go as planned, and Alice resists facing the truth of her situation with Nat. Meanwhile, Finley, Sophie and Dani all struggle to adjust to their new normal as Micah leans on Maribel for support when he starts a new job.

Directors: Marja-Lewis Ryan
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Lobsters, Too
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7.54
56 votes

#14 - Lobsters, Too

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/5/2021

Bette, Tina and Carrie are all forced together to support Angie. Shane is shocked when someone from her past re-enters her life. Alice and Tom question what they are to each other now that her book is finished. Meanwhile, Dani pushes Rodolfo to come clean with her; Sophie’s new assignment at work allows her to see her relationships in a different light; Finley must face some harsh truths in her personal life; and Micah’s friendship with Maribel continues to evolve.

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Late to the Party
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7.44
79 votes

#15 - Late to the Party

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/8/2021

Bette is forced to navigate some major changes in both her personal and professional life, including a big request from Angie. Shane gets pulled into LA’s high stakes, underground poker scene as Alice and Nat readjust to couple-hood. Meanwhile, Sophie, Dani and Finley all must deal with the fallout of Sophie’s decision at the airport and Micah navigates his new normal following José’s bombshell revelation.

Directors: Marja-Lewis Ryan
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Last Call
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7.43
51 votes

#16 - Last Call

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/11/2021

Bette is forced to make a huge decision as Tina and Carrie’s wedding quickly approaches; Shane and Tess reach a crossroad in their relationship; and the release of Alice’s book has a ripple effect on her personal life. Meanwhile, things between Sophie and Finley reach a potential breaking point; Dani finally has to decide once and for all whether to defend her father; and Angie grapples with the outcome of what happened with her donor.

Directors: Marja-Lewis Ryan
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Lake House
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7.43
54 votes

#17 - Lake House

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/29/2021

Bette goes on a mission to find and win over revered artist Pippa Pascal as Angie learns more about her donor. Shane’s relationship with Tess continues to deepen, and Alice is pushed by Tom to get in touch with her emotions. Sophie, Finley and Micah are all affected by the way Dani chooses to deal with the fallout of Rodolfo’s actions.

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Love Shack
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7.34
50 votes

#18 - Love Shack

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/13/2021

During an explosive karaoke night at Dana’s, Bette is pushed to be honest about what she really wants, Shane deals with the fallout from an ex’s visit, and Alice confronts her true feelings for Tom. Meanwhile, everything left unsaid among Sophie, Dani and Finley threatens to finally come out, and Micah struggles to figure out where he stands with Maribel.

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