'The L Word: Generation Q': With Season 1 ending on a cliffhanger, what would Season 2 have in store?
How will Season 2 shape up for the leading characters? Here are our theories.
The article contains major spoilers for Season 1 of 'The L Word: Generation Q'
We all knew 'The L Word: Generation Q' was going to end in a cliffhanger. But we hadn't expected a twist like this one. The show follows the intertwined lives of a diverse cast of people from the LGBTQ+ community as they experience love, heartbreak, sex - lots and lots of sex - setbacks and success in Los Angeles. This season, every character saw several ups and downs in professional and love lives. Here is a quick recap of where our main characters stood at the end of the first season and where the second season could take them.
Bette (Jennifer Beals) may have lost the mayoral election at the end of Season 1, but she still has a lot of fight left in her. She is still resolved to fighting the opiate crisis that Los Angeles is facing and to work for the LGBTQ+ community. On the personal front, just before the election, she had parted ways with Felicity (Latarsha Rose). She then found out that Tina (Kennard, played by Laurel Holloman) is planning on remarrying, which had left her very disturbed. But with the season ending on Bette going on the dinner date the journalist had asked her out for, indicates that she is getting back in the game. In Season 2, we expect to see new avenues open up for Bette both on the personal and professional front.
Shane (Katherine Moennig) returned to Los Angeles after spending years away. Soon we found that Shane and Quiara (Lex Scott Davis) had parted ways because Shane did not want children. But when Quiara suddenly shows up at Shane's surprise birthday party all pregnant, they decide to give their marriage another chance. It is the wrong decision because Shane thinks she is not meant for this life.
After an upsetting break-up scene that involves Quiara coldly throwing away her ring, Shane is heartbroken. "No one will ever love you," Quiara curses Shane, who breaks down on the floor. But at the end of the episode, Shane finds herself a new companion in a stray pit bull that she picks off the streets. In Season 2, we know Shane will be reeling from the pain of a heartbreak, but we hope the dog proves to be of some help.
Alice was on a romantic rollercoaster in Season 1 of 'The L Word: Generation Q'. From a monogamous lesbian relationship with Nat Bailey (Stephanie Allynne), she finds herself in a throuple with Nat and her ex-wife Gigi (Sepideh Moafi). When this throuple goes downhill, Alice is heartbroken because she gave this relationship a lot of herself - in fact, you could also say that she got involved in the throuple because of Nat.
At the end of the episode, with Nat surprising Alice at her show and them patching things up, we expect them to begin where they left off (minus Gigi, of course). Since Alice doesn't do marriages, we expect their relationship to face new challenges. On the professional front, Alice's show was facing difficulties and was under threat of cancellation. We are yet to see if that happens.
Dani and Sophie
At the end of the first season, Dani Nunez (Arienne Mandi) is waiting for Sophie Suarez (Rosanny Zayas) at the airport. They had planned to flee to Hawaii for their wedding. While Sophie agrees at first, she is torn between Dani and Finley (Jacqueline Toboni). After spending the entire episode debating with herself, Sophie rushes to the airport, chasing the person she loves, but as the camera zoomed in on tensed faces of Sani and Finley, we never find out who Sophie runs to - in all fairness, they had stretched the chasing scene to no end.
So the question is, who is Sophie going to choose? She had spent the entire first season waiting on Dani, but when she realized that what she was seeking was in front of her the entire time (as Finley), she takes the chance of being with her. Finley is a fan favorite and many hope that Sophie actually runs up to her at the airport. We can hope, but we will only know with Season 2.
When Finley started the Season 1 of 'The L Word: Generation Q', she was a hot mess. But a series of bad decisions and heartbreaks later, Finley comes to the conclusion that the only way she can grow in life is by resolving her past. There are a lot of unresolved issues that we are yet to be told about - issues Finley has with her sexuality and her family are yet to be explored. At the end of Season 1, Finley decides to leave Los Angeles and go to Missouri to meet her family. We expect Season 2 to explore the dynamics that Finley shares with her family, and what exactly had happened that caused her such trauma. We also expect to see the fallout of Sophie's choice and how it will affect Finley.
Jose Garcia and Micah Lee
Unfortunately, the most underdeveloped relationship of the show, we barely gained any insight into their dynamics or their backstories through Season 1. In the finale when it was revealed that Jose (Freddy Miyares) is actually married, fans found it difficult to empathize with either of the characters. By the end, Jose is banging at Micah's (Leo Sheng) door begging him to listen to him and that all is not what it seems to be. We are guessing that Jose's marriage could be a green card marriage; or something that doesn't require them to be emotionally bound.
Angie (Jordan Hull) has had quite the season. She has seen her mother fight a mayoral campaign, seen her mothers divorce and then found love. While it is difficult to gauge what Season 2 will have in store for her, the dynamic young actress has a lot to figure out.