The Lady and the Dale

The BEST episodes of The Lady and the Dale

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Elizabeth Carmichael, a reckless scammer rises to prominence when she releases a fuel-efficient three-wheeled vehicle during the 1970s gas crisis. As she wins over major carmakers and investors, a web of mystery unfolds regarding the car’s technology and Carmichael’s surprising past.

Last Updated: 4/1/2022Network: HBO
Soldier of Fortune
70 votes

#1 - Soldier of Fortune

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/31/2021

Meet Liz Carmichael, trailblazing promoter of the fuel-efficient car of the future: The Dale. Just as publicity for the three-wheeled automobile reaches its peak, Liz, a trans woman, is outed as a fugitive who's spent the last several decades running from the law with her wife Vivian and their five children. As Liz's family and friends guide us through her chaotic yet riveting life, we learn how it all came to a crashing halt with the 1974 rise of The Dale.

Caveat Emptor: Buyer Beware
52 votes

#2 - Caveat Emptor: Buyer Beware

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/31/2021

With Liz at the helm, the 20th Century Motor Car Company launches The Dale, which soon takes on a life of its own. Investigative reporters question the operation and its leader, leading to government attempts to reign in Liz's sales practices, upheaval at the company, and a fatal shooting.

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The Guilty Fleeth
50 votes

#3 - The Guilty Fleeth

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/7/2021

Just as Liz moves the company to Dallas, news breaks of a murder at the 20th Century Motor Car Company showroom. As the press turns on her and law enforcement begins to close in, Liz once again goes on the lam. But she's soon found and subjected to mounting media scrutiny, transphobia, and a lengthy, unpredictable trial.

Celestial Bodies
46 votes

#4 - Celestial Bodies

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/14/2021

Liz's legacy as a trans woman, entrepreneur, and parent is contextualized within the broader history of transphobia.

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