OR THIS? (Images belong to Showtime)
OK, everybody get a chance to collect themselves after THE KISS? You know which one I mean. Not the hot JoBette kiss at the dean's office (which, come on, you have to admit wasn't too shabby.) But the OMFG TiBette kiss at the new club.
We all loved the AlphaBette wrist grab, followed by the hand forcefully pulling Tina's head in for the kill. And we can cheer Bette for finally putting an end to all the silliness by just taking Tina and reminding her what time it is. But what about Bette's commitment to Jodi? What about the fact that Jodi had just barely made it to the parking lot before Bette grabbed her ex for a steamy lip lock that broke all the rules?
Jennifer Beals didn't approve when her character cheated on Tina with that carpenter back in Season One. And she doesn't approve that Bette just cheated on her new girlfriend with her ex.
But, here's a special little something from JB herself to get you TiBetters going. Well, after that kiss, you're already going. But this should help take you over the top:
"I can't condone her behavior at all," JB told me in a recent interview about Bette's ways. "It's cheating. It's coming from a different place than when she cheated with Candace. And that's what she tells herself to rationalize it. But it's still cheating. And yet, she realized this person is the love of her life. And she misses her so intensely and is willing to risk being a complete fool to try to reconnect with her. She's afraid to put all the cards on the table, because maybe she is going to get rejected in the end. But with a little bit of alcohol at that club, she is willing to risk everything.''
And then a warning from JB about the coming episodes:
"It's potentially just this moment at this club,'' she says.
And the smart TiBetter will remember they are, after all, watching The L Word. Meaning that the story will likely take twists and turns, some of which will leave us going "WTF?'' Which, of course, we're more than used to. And who cares how many WTFs we endure, so long as we get more TiBette action and a happy ending? Right? We're counting on you, Ilene.
So rejoice today, TiBetters. And tighten your seat belts for the rest of the ride.
I know there is a lot more to process in Episode Four, which over all kicked ass. But, kind of stuck on TiBette right now. Tune in later for more on Shane and the hot club promoters from Miami, Crazy Jenny and whether or not her unassuming assistant, Ugly Jenny, is actually crazier...And some thoughts from Laurel Holloman about that undeniable TiBette chemistry.