'The L Word: Generation Q' fans think Bette's political campaign could be motivated by her sister Kit dying from an overdose
As Jennifer Beals' Bette is running for mayoral elections, her campaign is not entirely smooth as there are hindrances along the way
Possible spoilers for 'The L Word: Generation Q'
'The L Word: Generation Q' opens with Bette Porter (Jennifer Beals) running for Mayor of Los Angeles. The sequel is set 10 years after the events of 'The L Word' and tells the story from pretty much a fresh perspective with a set of brand new characters from diverse backgrounds.
As Jennifer Beals' Bette is running for mayoral elections, her campaign is not entirely smooth as there are hindrances along the way. But we also know that Bette wants to run a clean campaign.
There is no way she will be taking donations from big pharma especially considering how detrimental they have proved for the people of Los Angeles contributing to the ever-increasing issue of drug and opioid problems.
Which has got fans thinking what exactly makes Bette's struggle to run a clean campaign so important and relevant? It has got them wondering if something had happened over the last 10 years that could have paved the way for her ferocious approach to her campaign.
And the first guess is her older half-sister Kit's (played by Pam Grier in the original run of 'The L Word') death that had prompted her to enter politics. "I'm calling it now: Kit died of an OD and that's what pushed Bette into politics," fans believe.
"I love seeing Bette connecting with others. Her plot is, at the moment, the most interesting for me. I really want to know what’s so personal about this for her, though. I was wondering at first that it was about Kit," wondered another fan.
A fan noted the stress on the opioid crisis in the series and joined the dots. "They seemed to put a lot of weight into the opioid crisis in epi 1... and who’s the one addict that hasn’t been mentioned? Granted, alcohol was Kit’s drug of choice - I’m just curious."
"During episode 1, it’s almost as though Bette hesitated or stammered when she was going through her spiel of “I’m a mother, I’m a daughter,.. I’m a sister...(etc).” Idk, that might just be me. But why has Kit not been mentioned once yet?" the fan added.
Bette's relationship with her half-sister Kit was tumultuous at first owing to Kit being a recovering alcoholic. But as the series progressed, the sisters began to support each other with Bette even helping Kit to turn her life around, helping her take over The Planet café and then getting actively involved in her life.
At the same time, people are placing their bets on either of the characters of Kit and Tina that as the incentive that pushed Bette.
"I can't think of why custody of Angelica would not be split 50/50 between Bette and Tina. People have mentioned maybe it was Tina with the opioid addiction, not Kit, and that's why Bette has full custody, which I suppose could be true... maybe it stems from the guilt of killing Jenny."
"Didn't think I'd like the new L Word, but episode 2 gave me hope.... I'm afraid Bette is running for office cause Kit overdosed or Tina got hooked on," noted another fan.