Marina Ferrer, The L Word
Marina Ferrer (Karina Lombard)
Marina Ferrer was a main character during season 1. She was the owner of the coffee shop The Planet, and was introduced to Jenny, who was new in town. Jenny had a boyfriend, Tim, and was hesitant at first, but by the end of the pilot they had sex and started an affair that lasted until episode 5 when Tim walked in on them. Jenny tried to end it with Marina and save her relationship with Tim, but after he rejected her, she came back to Marina.
Marina was also in a long term open relationship with Francesca, who was away in Italy, mostly because she supported her financially and paid her debts. When Francesca came back, during dinner with the two of them and Jenny, she got jealous when she walked in on Marina and Jenny kissing, stating that it wasn’t an issue while she was away, but couldn’t happen while she was home. In episode 10, Francesca get another job offer and left the show for good.
The last few episodes of the season had Marina continually flirting with Jenny’s new date Robin. At the start of season 2 it was revealed that Marina had a nervous breakdown and attempted suicide and was staying at an institution to get better. She had also been married to a man in order to hid her sexuality, and her estranged husband showed up in one episode to sell the coffee shop.
Marina made a brief return in season 4 where she showed up at Jenny’s book signing and almost engaged in a threesome. She also had a brief appearance in the series finale, on a tribute videotape.
- 16 episodes. Regular S1, Guest S4&6
Female love interests:
- Jenny Schecter 💀 (Mia Kirshner, bisexual, regular)
- Francesca Wolff (Lolita Davidovich, lesbian, guest, 4 episodes)
- Robin (Anne Ramsay, lesbian, recurring, 5 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
Male love interests:
- Manfredi Ferrer (Derek de Lint, Off-screen, Guest, 1 episode, estranged husband)
Relationship story arc with a man: No
Male love interest after being identified as a lesbian? Yes (Off-screen and revealed after she left the show)
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.