“To L and Back” L Word Podcast Episode 311: Last Dance With Merry Dana

Hey, you know who’s a lesbian? DANA FAIRBANKS!!!! This week on The L Word, we say goodbye to Dana Fairbanks for many minutes, with activities including yelling at a funeral, Carmen becoming a gardener, the ashes of 100 dead bodies, a hike to a magical waterfall, genuinely fun flashbacks, Max flexing his map-reading skills, Tina and Henry being a general nightmare, and everybody having an excuse finally to wear cute puffy coats! Come for Dana in pigtails, stay for the performance art.

Also we have a SURVEY you should take if you haven’t already! It’s very important and it’s for our wrap-up episode. But be warned if you’ve not seen the entire season yet, there are spoilers within it!


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  1. I can only assume the rest of what they poured into the water was additional bodies of ash and other ground spell ingredients provided by Uta for the “Bring Back Dead Friend and Put Her Face In A Waterfall Spell”.

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