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If you are one of the many fans of The L Word, there’s a good chance you have an opinion on Jenny Schecter. The character, played by Mia Kirshner, was the woman everyone loved to hate.
The final season, though, took a dark turn when viewers found out that Jenny was seemingly murdered by one of her friends. When EW reunited The L Word cast, we had to talk about that polarizing final season and saying goodbye to Jenny.
Mia Kirshner: I had no idea until the table read. I had such complicated feelings about Jenny. I was really surprised, I just started to cry. I was really, deeply upset, because she had become a part of me, even though she drove me crazy, that character, and she was so wrong most of the time and so rude.
Jennifer Beals: So entertaining, though! I loooove Jenny.
Katherine Moennig: She’s America’s sweetheart! [Everyone laughs.]
Kirshner: But I was very, very upset because I had seven years of that character with these people who had become like my family.
Moennig: I just want to pretend that [season] 6 didn’t happen, and just cap it at five. The show wasn’t about that, so let’s cap that and end it at five, because the show wasn’t about a death. That wasn’t what this whole show was about.
Ilene Chaiken: I’m not sure that it was the best choice. I loved the stories we told, but to do a murder mystery maybe was off-topic for us. But it was a metaphor. Jenny brought us into this world. Jenny is going to take us out of this world. It never so much mattered to me, and I realized it matters to the fans. When you tell a story, you owe it to the fans, but to me, it was just a way to talk about this journey that we’ve all been on together and where we are now.