Tasha Williams, The L Word
Tasha Williams (Rose Rollins)
Tasha Williams was introduced in season 4 during a night out at a club, when her best friend introduced her to Alice and the two slowly started to build a relationship. Pre-show Tasha had a one night stand with Papi but they realized they weren’t each other’s types and became best friends instead.
Tasha, who was in the military service, struggled with PTSD after her time in Iraq, and an order from her superior officer to keep her sexual orientation a secret. At the end of the season she revealed to Alice that her unit had been ordered back to Iraq.
At the beginning of season 5, Tasha called Alice before getting ready to be shipped out and the two of them exchanged “I love you”s before hanging up. Tasha’s deployment was then postponed due to her being under investigation for “homosexual conduct”. She and Alice continued their relationship on and off, although Alice had a hard time understanding why Tasha wanted to be in the military.
During her hearing Tasha chose to admit her feelings for Alice and that she was a lesbian, consequently ending her military career. She and Alice moved in together.
In the final season, they dealt with various relationship problems and went to counseling, and Jamie Chen was introduced and developed a crush on Tasha. The end of the series had Tasha deciding to become a civilian police officer and choosing her relationship with Alice over exploring something with Jamie.
- 28 episodes. Regular S4, S6
Female love interests:
- Alice Pieszecki (Leisha Hailey, bisexual, regular)
- Jamie Chen (Meiling Melançon, lesbian, recurring 6 episodes)
- Eva “Papi” Torres (Janina Gavankar, lesbian, recurring 12 episodes)
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.