Passion rekindles between Tina and Bette, who is still dating a deaf artist; Jenny manipulates a media mogul into financing her movie, becomes the director of her own film, and starts an affair with the closeted actress playing her; Kit faces fierce competition from a lesbian couple that opens up a rival gay establishment; Phyllis's daughter falls in love with (and begins stalking) Shane, who swears off sex and gains renewed focus and energy.
Cast and characters
- Jennifer Beals as Bette Porter
- Leisha Hailey as Alice Pieszecki
- Laurel Holloman as Tina Kennard
- Mia Kirshner as Jenny Schecter
- Marlee Matlin as Jodi Lerner
- Katherine Moennig as Shane McCutcheon
- Rose Rollins as Tasha Williams
- Daniela Sea as Max Sweeney
- Rachel Shelley as Helena Peabody
- Pam Grier as Kit Porter
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Notes and trivia
- Helena Peabody is absent for the majority of the season as the actress Rachel Shelley took time off from the show to film a movie.