Season 4, Ep 411
by Janine Avril
Iím I am sorry for the delay folks. I was in Iraq, fighting for my
country. Plausible? Not really. Well, neither is Alice dating Tasha. I
just canít get down with their match. It feels forced and unrealistic,
especially when Alice shows up all uppity, high femme and pissed off at
the military base. I feel like Iím watching a lesbo episode of MASH and
it feels ridiculous. But I am curious what footage they got those
Angus should get lost already. Kit was right. He sure wasnít thinking
about her when the nanny's lips were on his dick. Iím disappointed that
a schmuck like him has led her back into a life of drinking, drugging
and all other sorts of debauchery. We need some sober people on this
show to give us some hope. Secondly, I donít know why we needed Papi to
go down on Kit to establish, yet again, that Kit is not a lesbian.
Wasnít this established Season One when Ivan the drag king was still in
the mix? Why does this theme have to continually be established? Wasted
Jodi is leaving on a red eye to New York. I will miss her voice.
Sometimes, in the privacy of my own thoughts, on a reverie on the subway
en route to work, I hear her talking. There is something infectious
about the oddity of her speech. Does anyone else feel this way? Even
though, admittedly, I would be scared half to death to get into a
relationship with someone who spouts out as many disclaimers as she
does, I do have an affinity for her voiceÖI will also miss her bravado
in standing up to the tyrannical Bette. I will also miss her fighting
with other deaf girls in sign.
I donít want to speak too soon, but I donít think that she and Bette
could work. (At least anywhere but television) Actually, I think Tina
called Betteís number when she said that for the first time Bette met
someone who was as strong willed as she was who wouldnít just put up
with her shit. Realistically, I think Bette needs someone much more
passive than Jodi. Not because such a person would uplift her
spiritually, but because someone more passive is probably the only type
of someone that could put up with her type A antics and such.
Moving forward with my critique, if I was a straight man, I would be
pissed at the writer of this episode. The dykes certainly had their
chance to rage when Tina was switching teams, but now itís the men that
have their right to be furious. The thesis is clear: men are ďboringĒ
and thatís why women will ultimately return to women, even if they take
a detour and fall in love with a man for an extended period of time. I
was trying to decide if I agreed with this thesis and I have to say that
ultimately, I donít. I think what determines if a woman returns or not
is just how satisfying her hetero detour is. Guys are not
quintessentially boring, although I think that sometimes they can be
less complicated than women in the way that they respond to matters. (I
donít want to pigeonhole myself here with any gender generalizations.
Have I already done so?)
I respect Max for leaving his company and for finding a girlfriend more
apropos than Jenny the loon. What I do find hard to comprehend is how
Alice, a freelancer, is going to be paying Max some sort of competitive
salary. Will she give him health benefits too? And what is she going to
do when Tasha gets shipped back to Iraq? First Dana dies and now sheís
going to have to worry that her new girl might be blown to smithereens?
What a lovely way to end the season.
We didnít see Helena much this week or her crackpot, gambling despicable
And did you get the feeling that Shane is much more intrigued by nine
year old Jared than by Paige?
The question I leave you with, is what will the hellish consequence be
of Jenny trashing Bette (also known as ďBevĒ) in Lez girls?
Stay tuned for commentary on the season finale! I canít believe itís
Janine Avril is a writer who lives and works in New York City