The BEST Episodes of The Real L Word

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2021

Network: Showtime

The Real L Word follows a group of real-life, high-profile west coast lesbians as they go about their daily lives, at work and play.

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Back To Square One

#1 - Back To Square One

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 19, 2011

Whitney heads north to San Francisco but fails to leave her girl troubles behind; Romi faces the challenge of her new sobriety while still wrestling with her and Kelsey's sexual issues; Sajdah's relationship with Chanel proceeds rapidly; Kacy and Cori find a sperm donor online; Francine counts the days until Claire moves out - and so does Claire, who is eager to leave.

star 8.69
13 votes
Leap of Faith

#2 - Leap of Faith

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 19, 2012

Romi expresses a maternal urge to her male friend Jay; Whitney considers having a spiritual-healing party with Sara and friends.

star 8.62
21 votes
Baby Batter Up!

#3 - Baby Batter Up!

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 10, 2011

Romi braces for a tough first week at her new fashion job in Las Vegas; Cori and Kacy encounter a pregnancy timing problem while Whitney and Alyssa use their makeup skills to help them successfully inseminate; Saj surprises Chanel with a whirlwind day of romance; Claire calls on Vivian when Francine leaves her belongings on the porch.

star 8.42
19 votes
Perfect Day

#4 - Perfect Day

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 6, 2012

It's Sara and Whitney's wedding day!

star 8.26
19 votes
Scissor Sisters

#5 - Scissor Sisters

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 2, 2012

Whitney, disappointed by her mother's reaction to her engagement, heads to San Jose to break the news to Sara's very traditional Portuguese family. Romi and Kelsey reignite their relationship. Cori and Kacy visit the nurses who helped them through their loss. Hunter Valentine's tour comes to an end and they return to the Big Apple. Kiyomi works her swagger and Laura pulls a few shocking stunts as they both vie for Lauren's attention.

star 8.21
19 votes
It's About to Get Juicy

#6 - It's About to Get Juicy

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 3, 2011

Whitney gets over Sara; Kacy and Cori see a fertility doctor.

star 8.13
16 votes
Apples and Oranges

#7 - Apples and Oranges

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 12, 2012

In the Season 3 premiere, the ladies go bi-coastal as cameras capture their escapades in Los Angeles and Brooklyn.

star 8.11
19 votes
Lost in a Bush

#8 - Lost in a Bush

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 16, 2012

While Cori and Kacy are overwhelmed with the weekend-long Dinah Shore party, Whitney and Sara take the heat from the pool party into the bedroom - and bring another person with them. Meanwhile, Amanda's idea of a single girls weekend has rapidly transformed into her best friend "wife-ing up" with Dinah's resident rock star. Romi finds herself in another uncomfortable position with her ex-friends. The drama continues at a photo shoot.

star 8.08
13 votes
Fresh Start

#9 - Fresh Start

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 5, 2011

In the Season 2 premiere, Whitney's girl drama deepens when her ex-lover Rachel moves to Los Angeles; Claire nervously contemplates a similar cross-country relocation and a reunion with Francine, a model and media magnate who has offered a guest bedroom; Romi and Kelsey drunkenly celebrate a birthday; Cori and Kacy want a baby and have a sperm donor lined up, but they're clueless about the rest of the process; the newly out Sajdah seeks her first lesbian relationship and finds a potential partner online.

star 7.97
30 votes
The Hardest Time

#10 - The Hardest Time

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 24, 2011

Kacy and Cori splinter under the pressure of pregnancy problems; Whitney reaches out to Rachel just in time; Saj's mother arrives for a visit and gets a front-row seat to the lesbian lifestyle; Romi and Kelsey fracture over alcohol; Franny considers coming out to her traditional Japanese mother.

star 7.94
16 votes
It's My Party and I'll Cry if I Want To

#11 - It's My Party and I'll Cry if I Want To

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 1, 2010

Mikey is stressed out as L.A. Fashion Week approaches. Nikki and Jill call in an interior decorator as they prepare to host their first Passover Seder, but the scope of the project quickly expands. Whitney and Tor try to work out their tension with a game of paintball, but Whitney's relationship confusion continues when Romi shows up at her house party the following day. Rose is devastated when her grandmother is rushed to the hospital. Tracy visits a psychic and learns some surprising information about her past, then calls her mother to share the news.

star 7.93
82 votes
Playing With Fire

#12 - Playing With Fire

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 17, 2011

Kacy prays for help in her and Cori's quest to get pregnant. Saj's amorousness overwhelms Chanel. Romi's efforts to launch her jewelry line pay off when when her work draws the interest of a major designer. Francine starts a rumor that Claire thinks the other girls are losers, which leads to a confrontation. Rachel interviews for her dream job at Vidal Sassoon.

star 7.78
18 votes
Love Lost

#13 - Love Lost

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 26, 2012

Romi opines about her one-sided relationship with her male friend Jay; Whitney surprises her mother with the announcement of her engagement to Sara.

star 7.78
18 votes
I Wasn't Expecting This

#14 - I Wasn't Expecting This

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 9, 2012

The women prep for the annual Palm Springs party to end all parties, with Romi and Kelsey arriving as a sober couple and Amanda dropping a bombshell on Lauren. Meanwhile, Hunter Valentine head to the West Coast; and Somer and Donna miss their flight.

star 7.71
21 votes
The Morning After

#15 - The Morning After

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 12, 2011

Romi and Kelsey’s lack of a sex life leads to another drunken confrontation; Whitney wakes up in Sara’s bed once more, unable to deny her attraction; Claire and Francine try to regroup; Kacy and Cori have dinner with more male friends who could be potential sperm donors but encounter more reluctance than they expected; Sajdah is thrilled to tell her friend Marissa about her new romance with Chanel but Marissa warns her to proceed with caution.

star 7.71
17 votes
The Pieces Fall Into Place

#16 - The Pieces Fall Into Place

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 31, 2011

Whitney and Romi grapple with their feelings for each other; Kacy and Cori pursue what may be their last chance at making a baby; after her mother leaves, Sajdah realizes she did indeed move too fast with Chanel; Francine welcomes her mother to town and braces for coming out.

star 7.71
17 votes
Dinah Or Bust

#17 - Dinah Or Bust

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 15, 2010

Whitney is excited when Sara moves to LA and the two get along great as they party at Dinah Shore in Palm Springs. However, Romi shows up with a big surprise for Whitney. Rose and Natalie also head for Dinah Shore, and Natalie is concerned if Rose will behave herself among all the women. Mikey plans a big birthday present for Raquel, and the two pack up to meet the other ladies in Palm Springs. Jill is still undecided about her wedding dress, but Nikki surprises Jill with something that will help her find the perfect dress. Nikki's Mom is still in LA, but Tracy is frustrated that she still hasn't fully accepted her relationship with Stamie. With all her friends on hand for her 30th birthday, Tracy challenges her mother to fully accept all aspects of her lifestyle.

star 7.61
84 votes
Dream Come True

#18 - Dream Come True

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 23, 2012

Whitney goes to Connecticut for a coming-out chat with her grandmother; Kiyomi and Lauren deal with being separated after the Dinah weekend.

star 7.56
16 votes

#19 - Bromance

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 4, 2010

It's Valentine's Day! Rose takes Natalie on a romantic getaway, while Jill and Nikki surprise each other with gifts. Tracy is craving alone time with Stamie, but the kids come first. Whitney throws herself into her work on an indie film.

star 7.50
56 votes

#20 - Premonitions

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 30, 2012

The pressure of the impending wedding ceremony is starting to get to Whitney, but Sara is content to just go with the flow; Lauren flies to New York to explore a relationship with Kiyomi; and Romi shoots a music video.

star 7.50
12 votes
Gambling with Love

#21 - Gambling with Love

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 11, 2010

Mikey travels to Las Vegas for a fashion trade show, then tries to book a wedding chapel when she finds out that Raquel will be coming to visit. Whitney decides to tell Tor about her other relationships and faces another awkward encounter when she and Tor run into Romi and Miranda, her trainer, at the bar. Jill and Nikki are excited about the designs for their wedding dresses but are concerned about the hefty price tag. Rose offers an assistant position to Natalie, who is looking for work. Tracy considers pursuing a career in modeling after an agent scouts her at Stamie's comedy show.

star 7.45
29 votes
The Other L Word

#22 - The Other L Word

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 26, 2011

A night out with Kacy and Cori proves to Whitney and Sara how deeply dysfunctional they are; Sajdah's birthday bash for Chanel takes a heartbreaking turn; invigorated by sobriety, Romi refocuses on her career; Claire gets her own place.

star 7.44
18 votes
Family Ties

#23 - Family Ties

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 25, 2010

Rose meets Natalie's mom for the first time, but the meeting is bittersweet when Natalie informs Rose that her mother is sick. Tracy has lunch with her sister and learns that their mom has been asking for information on Stamie, which frustrates Tracy. Nikki and Jill check out wedding locations in Malibu and continue to disagree about their budget. Whitney's relationship confusion continues, and she finds herself jealous of Tor. Mikey travels to New York for a Fashion Week press event but is disappointed when the editors don't show up on the first day.

star 7.26
53 votes
Free Pass

#24 - Free Pass

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 18, 2010

Whitney travels to San Francisco to visit Sara but begins to feel insecure when Sara talks about her fondness for unattached hookups. Natalie's frustration about quitting her job causes her to get into an argument with Rose at a family gathering. Nikki and Jill continue to work on wedding plans while watching their budget, but one of them is left without a dress for the big day. Mikey works to close a big deal that will provide her with the money to rent an outdoor space for L.A. Fashion Weekend. Tracy continues to struggle with her mom's disapproval of her lifestyle and her relationship with Stamie.

star 7.16
56 votes
The Power of the Clam

#25 - The Power of the Clam

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 20, 2010

Tracy has recently come out of the closet and announced that she is gay, but has a hard time when her mom isn't very supportive. Meanwhile, Whitney's ex comes to L.A. Elsewhere Nikki and Jill plan their wedding.

star 6.91
81 votes