'The L Word: Generation Q' Episode 3: Sarah Finley's backstory gathers mass support as fans continue to wish her well

'The L Word: Generation Q' Episode 3: Sarah Finley's backstory gathers mass support as fans continue to wish her well
Olivia Thirlby as Rebecca and Jacqueline Toboni as Sarah Finley in 'The L Word: Generation Q' (Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/Showtime)

Spoilers ahead for 'The L Word: Generation Q' Season 1 Episode 3 'Lost Love'

Sarah Finley (Jacqueline Toboni) had a particularly emotional episode this week. Growing closer to Rebecca (Olivia Thirlby), Finley is suddenly brought to confront some major issues from her past issues that she had suppressed for a long time. And fans are here for it. 

"She has one of the best backstories in l word history and that’s THAT," a fan said. After tonight's episode, many fans have taken such a liking towards "my new favorite character is Finley on The L Word: Generation Q. I love everyone but Finley’s my favorite," noted another

Finley has been the most-liked character from the ensemble of new additions to the series. Several women relate to her energetic personality and curious, friendly nature, which is one reason why the episode affected them at a personal level. 


"To me, it seemed that she had separated herself from the church because of her sexuality to the point where she didn't even go to her grandfather's funeral. I think her crying is probably because of being rejected by her church and her own family," noted a fan

Fans understand the complex nature of her feelings and are empathetic towards her. "I don’t understand why everyone was giving Finley such a hard time with the church thing? The church can be pretty traumatic to queer people, depending on how they grew up. I felt really sorry for her, she seems to be suffering a lot, I hope Rebecca is a good, understanding person who will give her time and support," said another fan.


This brings us to Finley's girlfriend Rebecca. They met just one episode ago and have hit it off well. But this episode revealed that Rebecca is a priest and their meeting in the night only brought them closer. Fans are hoping that their relationship doesn't prove problematic for Finley.

"So I hope Rebecca is a good influence and doesn't try to push Finley back towards religion before she's ready. I have a sneaking suspicion that perhaps Finely's family and/or church may have pushed for conversion therapy. Just a hunch. Finley reminds me a lot of myself so I feel very protective of her," said a fan

'The L Word: Generation Q' airs on Sundays at 10/ 9c on Showtime.


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