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I'm sorry. I'm not proud of this. It's just who I am, okay? I know you know what I'm talking about.

Gabriel to Shane, "Left Hand of the Goddess"

Gabriel McCutcheon is a recurring character in seasons three and four of The L Word. He is portrayed by Eric Roberts and debuts in "Left Hand of the Goddess".

Gabriel is the father of Shane McCutcheon, whom he abandoned when she was a baby.


Gabriel used to live in Austin, Texas, where he had a daughter Shane McCutcheon, who he abandoned when she was a baby.[3] Gabriel was a drug addict at the time and only cared about getting high and getting laid.[1] When Shane was young and living in a church shelter in Austin,[4] Gabriel would go watch her at the church playground, but he never spoke to her as he did not think he could do much good for her then. Gabriel eventually got clean after his friend Chuck died from an overdose.[1]

Because of his good looks, Gabriel had women constantly throwing themselves at him. No one expected Gabriel to ever settle down, but he went on to marry Carla McCutcheon, with whom he has a son, Shay McCutcheon. Gabriel lives in Oregon City, Oregon, with his family.[1]

Gabriel used to work as an assistant foreman at a pulp mill until he hurt his back. Upon his introduction in The L Word season three, he is a truck driver for a beverage distributor.[1] Gabriel loves the name "Shane", giving the name to his daughter and almost giving it to his son, Shay, as well.[1]

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Physical appearance[]


Episode appearances[]

The L Word, season 3
Episode Appearance Status
"Labia Majora"Mentioned
"Lost Weekend"Absent
"Light My Fire"Absent
"Lone Star"Absent
"Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way"Absent
"Losing the Light"Absent
"Last Dance"Absent
"Left Hand of the Goddess"Appears
The L Word, season 4
Episode Appearance Status
"Legend in the Making"Mentioned
"Livin' La Vida Loca"Mentioned
"Lez Girls"Absent
"Luck Be a Lady"Absent
"Lesson Number One"Absent
"Lexington and Concord"Appears
"Lacy Lilting Lyrics"Appears
"Little Boy Blue"Absent
"Literary License to Kill"Absent
"Long Time Coming"Absent
Generation Q, season 2
Episode Appearance Status
"Late to the Party"Absent
"Lean on Me"Absent
"Luck Be a Lady"Absent
"Lake House"Mentioned
"Lobsters, Too"Absent
"Love Shack"Absent
"Launch Party"Absent
"Last Dance"Absent
"Last Call"Absent


Quotes by or about Gabriel from The L Word.

Gabriel (to Shane): "I'm sorry. I'm not proud of this. It's just who I am, okay? I know you know what I'm talking about."
-- in "Left Hand of the Goddess"



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 The L Word, 3x12: "Left Hand of the Goddess".
  2. The L Word, 4x01: "Legend in the Making".
  3. The L Word, 3x01: "Labia Majora".
  4. The L Word, 2x08: "Loyal".