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An Original L Word Character’s Role Is Being Reduced—Here’s Why

An Original L Word Character’s Role Is Being Reduced—Here’s Why

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But don't worry, this won't be the last we see of her!

Just two episodes in and The L Word: Generation Q's third season already has us shook.

Picking up where last season left off, this season of The L Word: Generation Q has so far followed up on the cliffhanger from the finale where Tina showed up at her ex-wife Bette's house to confront her.

"Are you in love with me, is that what you were going to say? That you're in love with me? Just answer the question," Tina asked Bette in the season premiere, despite being engaged to Rosie O'Donnell's Carrie.

Now, after two episodes and a time skip, the classic L Word couple that started it all is back together, but what does that mean for Bette?

It means that Bette is moving to Toronto to be with Tina, meaning that she'll be leaving the Los Angeles-based show's main cast! And that means that L Word star Jennifer Beals won't be on the main cast either.

Beals, who has been the center of the show since the beginning, will no longer appear in Season 3 until the last two episodes of the season, and if the show comes back for Season 4, she might not come back at all.

"I am making space for other stories," Beals told UPI in an interview about her leaving the show. However, she also is hopeful for what lies ahead for Bette and Tina.

"I want to see them earn what they're aspiring towards," she told The Daily Beast. "Obviously, we head off to Toronto, but I want to see them earn it, and I love watching them trying to figure out how to parent."

Showrunner Marja Lewis-Ryan says that the show wouldn't exist without the Bette-Tina relationship, and it was an honor to get to build a future for them.

"They were introduced as this functional couple that lived in West Hollywood and were having a baby. It was so aspirational for us," she said. "Maybe that's why we feel so invested in them, because it was the first time we were able to see a future for ourselves that made sense."

She also teased what's in store for the couple, saying that they will reappear this season.

"There's a huge event coming for them," she said. "They are not gone, and their story continues this season."

New episodes of The L Word: Generation Q air Sunday nights on Showtime.

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