Joyce Wischnia, The L Word
Joyce Wischnia (Jane Lynch)
Joyce was a recurring character between seasons 2 and 6, a gay-rights attorney who represented Tina and Bette during their separation case in season 2, courted Tina, and then in season 3 became Bette’s attorney when she filed for sole custody against Tina. In season 4 she served as a mediator to settle shared custody.
She had an on-and-off relationship with Phyllis Kroll during seasons 4, 5 and 6, after having recused herself as Phyllis’s divorce attorney because of their romantic interest. She and Joyce were still together in the series finale.
- 15 episodes.
Female love interests:
- Phyllis Kroll (Cybill Shepherd, lesbian, recurring 19 episodes)
- Tina Kennard (Laurel Holloman, bisexual, 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.