Carmen de la Pica Morales, The L Word
Carmen de la Pica Morales (Sarah Shahi)
Carmen was a Mexican-American who worked as PA at the studio where Shane was hired as a hairdresser. She also regularly worked as a DJ. She was a love interest for Shane in seasons 2 and 3, and they had an on-off relationship.
After Shane kissed the lead singer at a concert, Carmen started a relationship with Jenny, although it was mostly one-sided and it ended when Jenny saw a tape where Carmen told Shane how she felt about her. For Shane, Carmen was the first serious relationship she had on the show, and in the season 2 finale, the first time Shane told “I love you” to one of her love interests.
In season 3, she moved in with Shane, introduced her to her conservative family and came out to them (and they disowned her). After more relationship drama (Shane cheating on her, Carmen cheating back), Shane proposed and they started planning their wedding, which took place in the season 3 finale.
Carmen’s family showed up to the wedding and her mother apologized for not accepting her sexuality, but in the end, Shane got cold feet after a conversation with her estranged father and left Carmen at the altar.
Carmen did not appear in seasons 4 and 5, but had a brief cameo in the series finale in season 6, giving her farewells to Bette and Tina.
Female love interests:
- Jenny Schecter 💀 (Mia Kirshner, bisexual, regular)
- Lucia Torres (off-screen, bisexual)
- Robin (off-screen, lesbian)
- Shane (Katherine Moennig, lesbian, regular)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
No male love interests
Relationship story arc with a man: No
Male love interest after being identified as a lesbian? No
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.