Played By: Katherine "Kate" Moennig
Shane's Occupation: Hairdresser; former prostitute; underwear model (briefly); former co-owner of Wax skateboarding shop and boutique/salon.
Family: Father: Gabriel McCutcheon; Half-brother: Shay; Mother: Unknown; more than one cousin; a uncle named Bill
Personality Type: Quiet, relaxed, kind, reserved, loyal.
L Word(s) That Best Describes Shane: Lonely; Lady-killer; Legendary; Lovable; Loyal.
Signature look: Messy hair, androgynous, sultry.
Endearing Trait(s): Shane's undying devotion to her best friend Jenny, her unfailing loyalty to her other friends, her love for her brother and her desire to make everyone around her happy.
Annoying Trait(s): Keeps falling back into self-destructive patterns; self-medicates with sex and drugs.
Strengths: Highly observant and sensitive to other people's feelings and needs; a very attentive listener and peacemaker. Her willingness to try at love time and again.
Hangups: Shane is uncomfortable when people ask too many personal questions; has a great deal of trouble saying 'no' to people, even when she should; understands the concept of monogamy but has the tendency to feel stifled if not given adequate breathing room.
| ▲ || Possible motive:love|
| ▲ || Possible motive:jenny lied to Molly, the only woman shane ever loved. As a consequence Shane lost her forever.|
| ▲ || Possible motive: Off her ****|
Cause: Dear Shane had been on one of her 'lost' evenings. Unfortunately on her return she mistook Jenny for a snake in the swimming pool and promptly strangled her, with a 4-ply tissue.
| ▲ || Possible motive: Her promise to do what Jenny asked.|
Cause: In the first episode of season 6, Shane slept with Jenny's girl. Afterwards she promised to be her devoted slave and do "anything" to Jenny asked. This is where I believe Jenny asked Shane to hold her down in the pool and kill her. Shane understood the pain Jenny was/is going through and proceedes with the act. It is the connection they share that ultimately kills jenny. (booyah)
| ▲ || Possible motive:betrayal|
Cause:Jenny lied to Molly about Shane sleeping with
| ▲ || Possible motive: accidental|
Cause: Jenny's melodrama gets out of control again, Shane tries to hush her up and goes too far, accidentally killing her.
| ▲ || Possible motive:Shane finds out that Jenny hid the jacket and letter from Molly, whom Shane really liked. When she found that, she also seen that Jenny did steal the Lez Girl negatives...|
Cause:In a dispute about the motives, maybe it was an accident or maybe it wasn't cause Shane also stated that she couldn't leave Jenny, after finding and reading that note from Molly, maybe she could leave her if she was out of the pciture altogether. Of course, the whole cast could be involved somehow.
ROMANTICALLY LINKED TO...
| | Lacey
How/where they meet: Shane and Lacey slept with each other at least once prior to the season one pilot. Exact details about their history prior to the pilot are unknown.
About the relationship: Lacey was confused and hurt when Shane slept with her and ultimately wound up going with another (unidentified) woman. Lacey took photos of Shane against her will and used them to make posters and flyer's that she put up around town and handed out to people, which called Shane a heart breaker. Shane talked with her and the two of them seemed to come to an agreement and slept together just one last time. As of season four, that is Lacey's last appearance on the show.
| Cherie Perroni (formerly Jaffe)|
How/where they meet: Cherie showed up at Shane's salon for a haircut and the rest is history.
About the relationship: Shane's first love. The relationship was surprisingly equal, despite the differences in their ages and wildly differing socioeconomic statuses.Cherie was angry when her daughter told her that Shane and her kissed then Cherie broke Shane's heart to protect her from Cherie's jealous husband, Steve, who went so far as to threaten Shane, saying that if she ever came near Cherie or Clea again, there would be no street in Los Angeles she could walk down without fearing for her life. Cherie showed up to stir up further chaos in Shane's life again in season three and then again in season four, after Shane had left Carmen at the altar. Was left bitter and disappointed that she had 'won' Shane by default rather than by Shane's own choice. Shane walks out on Cherie during one of Cherie's parties. The two of them haven't seen each other since the first episode of season 4.
How/where they meet: At a television studio where Carmen was working as a PA, and Shane was contracted to do Arianna Huffington's hair.
About the relationship: Carmen's sunny, open disposition was the perfect complement to Shane's brooding and emotionally reserved tendency. And while Carmen lived following her heart, Shane lived protecting it. This dynamic was the catalyst for emotional growth in Shane and served as the cornerstone of the passionate and loving relationship between this stunning couple.
| Paige Sobel|
How/where they meet: Shane meets Paige at a parent-teacher meeting. She's the mother of Shay's new best friend, Jared.
About the relationship: The relationship was quite slow to start, as Shane was still trying to process all the emotions that came with leaving Carmen at the altar. Paige had been raising Jared on her own for quite a while and mentioned to Shane that she'd be fine with never sleeping with another man again as long as she lived. Their relationship went from friendly to serious very quickly, with Paige constantly hinting about wanting to take things between them to the next level. At the end of season four, Paige and Shane were talking about moving into a house together with Jared, but the two of them grew more and more distant in spite of their plans for the future.
At the start of season five, Shane, stressing out about the doldrums of domestic bliss and all that it entails, slips back into old habits. Shane couldn't resist temptation and Paige caught her red-handed with another woman. Once Paige had had a chance to cool down, the two of them talked and Paige told Shane that she didn't care if Shane slept with other women. Shane, though, insisted that it did matter and that Paige deserved better. When Paige pressed Shane, asking her 'but you're not in love with me?', as much as Shane might have wanted to, she couldn't deny that Paige was right. Paige walked out, furious and hurt, and later on that same night, Shane's shop Wax was burned to the ground as a result of arson. The gang wondered if Paige might have been the one to burn down the shop, but the arsonist's identity still remains a mystery.
| | Molly Kroll How/where they meet: Shane first spots Molly when she and her friend Alice are attending a party being thrown by Molly's mother, Phyllis Kroll.
About the relationship: Molly had just come home, having decided to take a break from school, the night Shane first spotted her at a party Molly's mother Phyllis was throwing at her house. Molly was rude and nasty to Shane when she first met Shane on the set of Lez Girls where she was working as a stylist, but Shane was polite as always, doing her best to try to get Molly to smile. Molly insisted that she was straight and that she would never sleep with Shane, but she changed her mind about that as soon as she heard that Phyllis didn't approve of Shane, saying that she was a 'cad' and not a serious person.
Molly essentially started seeing Shane to spite her mother, though as they spent more time with each other, Shane developed a liking for her, despite her previous bitchy behavior. Although Shane cared about Molly, Phyllis couldn't shake her prejudices about Shane. Phyllis confronted Shane in the season finale and tore her to shreds, telling her that she was unworthy of her 'exceptional' daughter and that even Shane's own friends thought she was bad news. Heart already broken by Phyllis' cruel words, Shane purposefully flirted with another woman just so that Molly would 'catch' her. Although Molly was hurt, she handled the situation quite gracefully, telling Shane that she deserved compassion. Molly left, but not before saying that only Shane could save herself and that she hoped that she would still be around when Shane figured herself out.
How/where they met: Shane and Jenny met for the very first time at a party being thrown by Shane's friends, Bette and Tina. Jenny arrived at the party with her boyfriend Tim, but spent a good part of the night staring at Shane!
About the relationship: While the rest of Shane's pretentious, self-absorbed friends quickly grew bored with the fresh-faced new arrival, Shane was immediately charmed by Jenny's eccentricity and enthusiasm about her work as a writer. Even though their interaction was limited in the first season, the two of them always gravitated towards each other, seeming to sense the complimenting aspects of their nature. The two of them are both very sensitive, observant people and have always been the most open-minded and non-judgmental people in the group, so it seems only natural, then, that the two of them would wind up as roommates.
Ever since Shane moved into Jenny's house in season two, the two of them have shared a very, very close friendship that always had the potential for more, and held the promise of it, but other people/relationships managed to come along and get in the way, in the meantime. Despite the deep respect and love the two of them have always felt for each other, they've both always been too scared to risk their friendship on something as uncertain as a romantic relationship. Both Shane and Jenny are convinced that they don't deserve happiness and don't deserve to be loved for who they are... but they've each already found the person who loves them that way, unconditionally and truly: each other.
OTHER "LINKS" FROM THE CHART:
- Lenore Pieszecki
- Lisa Pantolini
- Kelly aka "Betty" the flower-delivery girl
- Lexi the real-estate agent
- Gina Hasley
- Abigail Hasley
- Isabelle Hasley
- Brandy Delaney
- Dawn Denbo
- Cindi Annabelle Tucker aka 'My Lover Cindi'
- Niki Stevens (Jenny's ex-girlfriend)