Paige Sobel, The L Word
Paige Sobel (Kristanna Loken)
Paige was a single mom introduced in season 4 as a love interest for Shane, whom she met because her son Jared was friends with Shane’s brother. They dated steadily for a while, and their relationship got serious, with Shane looking for a home for herself and her brother, Paige and Jared. However, when visiting an apartment, Paige found Shane having sex with the realtor.
Paige’s sexuality was never clarified. She had been married to Jared’s father who had treated her badly, but during her time on the show she only showed interest in women.
- 10 episodes. 4x04 - 5x01
Female love interests:
- Shane (Katherine Moennig, lesbian, regular)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
Male love interests:
- Jared's father (off-screen, ex-husband)
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.