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The L Word: Generation Q currently consists of 18 episodes over two seasons that began airing in 2019. The list below provides the sequential order of the episodes.

Series overview[]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 8 December 8, 2019 January 26, 2020
2 10 August 8, 2021 October 11, 2021

Season 1[]

# Image Title Writer(s) Director Airdate
1 Gen Q S01E01 Bette 03.jpg "Let's Do It Again" Marja-Lewis Ryan Steph Green December 8, 2019
Ten years after we last left them, we find Bette running for mayor of Los Angeles; Shane as she returns to the city after a setback; and Alice learning to balance co-parenting with her fiancée Nat and Nat's ex-wife Gigi and the rising success of her talk show. We meet PR exec Dani Nùñez, her girlfriend and TV producer Sophie Suarez, their best friend and roommate Micah Lee, and the charming assistant, (Sarah) Finley.
2 Gen Q S01E02 Sophie and Dani 02.jpg "Less Is More" Marja-Lewis Ryan Allison Liddi-Brown December 15, 2019
Bette weathers continued fallout as she prepares for an LGBTQIA Center talk. Shane helps Finley, while Alice is annoyed when the network forces her to bring on a new staff member. Dani and Sophie celebrate good news as Dani begins a new job. Micah pursues a new crush.
3 Gen Q S01E03 Sophie and Finley 01.jpg "Lost Love" Regina Y. Hicks Sarah Pia Anderson December 22, 2019
Bette prepares for an important mayoral debate. Alice lands a huge guest and encourages Nat to branch out. Shane visits a bar and gets embroiled in the lives of two of its employees. Dani and Sophie's families clash, Micah is unsure of where he stands with his crush, and a budding relationship forces Finley to confront some complicated aspects of her past.
4 Gen Q S01E04 Bette Shane Alice 01 v2.jpg "LA Times" Melody Derloshon Steph Green December 29, 2019
Dani is forced to get involved in Bette's personal life, Shane grapples with a big decision, Alice is profiled by a newspaper, Sophie worries that Dani is pulling back, Finley struggles with her growing feelings for Rebecca, and Micah still doesn't know where things stand with José.
5 Gen Q S01E05 Alice and Nat 01.jpg "Labels" Tatiana Suarez-Pico Erica Watson January 5, 2020
Bette feels guilty about lying to Angie; some unexpected news throws Shane for a major loop; Alice, Gigi and Nat find common ground; Dani and Sophie deal with a bombshell dropped on them by Dani's father; Finley bonds with Tess and Micah grows closer to José.
6 Gen Q S01E06 Bette 01.jpg "Loose Ends" Nancy C. Mejia Logan Kibens January 12, 2020
Bette and Dani reckon with the fallout of a recent scandal; Shane spends the day with Angie; Alice, Gigi, and Nat have conflicting ideas about their family life; Sophie and Finley spend a raucous night out in an effort to get their mind off of things.
7 Gen Q S01E07 Dani and Bette 02.jpg "Lose It All" Francesca Butler Jennifer Arnold January 19, 2020
Bette is conflicted about old feelings, Shane is tested by her relationship with Quiara, and Alice gets blindsided at home and work. Meanwhile, with Dani busy with the election, Sophie feels relieved to have Finley around. Micah introduces José to his mother.
8 Gen Q S01E08 Bette Shane Alice 01.jpg "Lapse in Judgement" Marja-Lewis Ryan, Allie Romano, Thomas Page McBee Marja-Lewis Ryan January 26, 2020
Tensions run high on election night as Bette and Dani await the results, Shane and Quiara go through their most difficult challenge yet, and Alice takes a big swing on her show. Meanwhile, Sophie and Dani consider another big step in their relationship, Finley is forced to stop running from her past and confront her feelings, and Micah is dealt an unexpected bombshell about José.

Season 2[]

# Image Title Writer(s) Director Airdate
1 Gen Q S02E01 Dani Sophie Finley 01.jpg "Late to the Party" Marja-Lewis Ryan Marja-Lewis Ryan August 8, 2021
Bette is forced to navigate some major changes in both her personal and professional life, including a big request from Angie. Shane gets pulled into LA's high stakes, underground poker scene as Alice and Nat readjust to couple-hood. Meanwhile, Sophie, Dani and Finley all must deal with the fallout of Sophie's decision at the airport and Micah navigates his new normal following José's bombshell revelation. Season premiere.
2 Gen Q S02E02 Shane and Tess 01.jpg "Lean on Me" Jonell Lennon Marja-Lewis Ryan August 15, 2021
Bette makes big moves at her new job as she also navigates a surprising new relationship, Shane vies to get Tess on board with a fresh idea for the bar, and Alice is met with an unexpected roadblock on the way to releasing her book as she tries to figure out whether Nat's hiding something from her. Meanwhile, Sophie, Dani and Finley are all left to deal with the fallout of a shocking event as Micah grapples with the true nature of his relationship with José.
3 Gen Q S02E03 Bette and Gigi 01.jpg "Luck Be a Lady" Maisha Closson Marja-Lewis Ryan August 22, 2021
Bette's passion is ignited at work while Angie receives some big news that complicates things at home. Shane and Tess's business venture doesn't go as planned and Alice resists facing the truth of her situation with Nat. Meanwhile, Finley, Sophie and Dani all struggle to adjust to their new normal as Micah leans on Maribel for support when he starts a new job.
4 Gen Q S02E04 Micah and Angie 01.jpeg "Lake House" Thomas Page McBee Sarah Pia Anderson August 29, 2021
Bette goes on a mission to find and win over revered artist Pippa Pascal as Angie learns more about her donor. Shane's relationship with Tess continues to deepen; Alice is pushed by Tom to get in touch with her emotions. Meanwhile, Sophie, Finley and Micah are all affected by the way Dani chooses to deal with the fallout of Rodolfo's actions.
5 Gen Q S02E05 Alice and Tom 01.jpeg "Lobsters, Too" Nancy C. Mejia Sarah Pia Anderson September 5, 2021
Bette, Tina and Carrie are all forced together to support Angie. Shane is shocked when someone from her past re-enters her life. Alice and Tom question what they are to each other now that her book is finished. Meanwhile, Dani pushes Rodolfo to come clean with her; Sophie's new assignment at work allows her to see her relationships in a different light; Finley must face some harsh truths in her personal life; and Micah's friendship with Maribel continues to evolve.
6 Gen Q S02E06 Bette Shane Alice 03.jpg "Love Shack" Marja-Lewis Ryan, Lisa Quintela, Julia Hannafin Katrelle N. Kindred September 13, 2021
During an explosive karaoke night at Dana's, Bette is pushed to be honest about what she really wants, Shane deals with the fallout from an ex's visit and Alice confronts her true feelings for Tom. Meanwhile, everything left unsaid among Sophie, Dani and Finley threatens to finally come out and Micah struggles to figure out where he stands with Maribel.
7 Gen Q S02E07 Bette and Pippa 02.jpeg "Light" Maisha Closson Rose Troche September 20, 2021
Bette takes a big swing with Pippa; Shane leans on Tess when she's suddenly forced to harbor a secret; and Alice's run-in with someone from her past throws her for a loop. Meanwhile, Dani must examine what's holding her back in her personal life as Sophie is pushed to question Finley's maturity and Angie worries that things have taken a turn between her and Jordi.
8 Gen Q S02E08 Finley 01.jpeg "Launch Party" Melody Derloshon Haifaa Al-Mansour September 27, 2021
A surprising revelation leads to a fallout between Bette and Dani. Shane is forced to confront her true feelings for Tess, while Alice questions whether to reveal a secret to Tom during the launch party for her book. Meanwhile, Sophie and Finley struggle to move forward in the wake of a shocking event; and Micah's run-in with a coworker has a very unexpected outcome.
9 Gen Q S02E09 Dani and Gigi 01.jpeg "Last Dance" Allie Romano Haifaa Al-Mansour October 4, 2021
Tensions rise between Bette, Tina and Angie on the day Angie’s set to meet her donor; Shane struggles with a secret; and Alice questions how open she should be about her personal life during her press tour. Meanwhile, Sophie is forced to confront some harsh realities about Finley; Dani’s personal and professional life are both thrown into further turmoil by what’s happening at Nùñez Inc; and Micah navigates his changing relationship with Maribel during a visit with her family.
10 Gen Q S02E10 group 01.jpeg "Last Call" Marja-Lewis Ryan, Christina Brosman TBA October 11, 2021
Bette is forced to make a huge decision as Tina and Carrie's wedding quickly approaches; Shane and Tess reach a crossroad in their relationship; and the release of Alice's book has a ripple effect on her personal life. Meanwhile, things between Sophie and Finley reach a potential breaking point; Dani finally has to decide once and for all whether to defend her father; and Angie grapples with the outcome of what happened with her donor.
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