The BEST Episodes of The Real L Word
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 3, 2021
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.
#1 - 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.
#2 - 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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - Runway Bride
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 8, 2010
Rose makes plans to meet up with her ex-girlfriend after leaving Natalie at the club. Rose's mother also re-enters her life after the two have gone months without speaking. Whitney has to face the fallout from her actions at the house party, and things are further complicated with Sara moving to L.A. in a few days. Nikki finally convinces Jill to book the Malibu house for their wedding location, and the couple starts dance lessons in preparation for the big day. Tracy celebrates her 30th birthday and is thrilled by a surprise visit from her mother, but Tracy isn't convinced that her mother is completely ready to embrace her lifestyle. Mikey handles the last minute snafus to put on an amazing show at L.A. Fashion Weekend and has a trick up her sleeve.
#7 - 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.
#8 - Game On!
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 27, 2010
Tracy spends the weekend at her girlfriend Stamie's house and strains to keep up with Stamie's three little ones. Is she ready for the responsibility of full-time parenting? Mikey has charged herself with producing the best Fashion Weekend LA has ever seen. After finding the perfect location for her client, she races off to receive an award from the Chamber of Commerce.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#23 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.