Californication Wish You Were Here S03E01 (Showtime)

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How long will it take Hank to mess things up with Karen? Not very long. Hank’s usual nice disposition doesn’t win him any favorites when he tries to talk his way out of a warning. He just gets arrested.

I enjoyed the whole first series. I enjoyed the second series as well. Even though some critics were against some of the more controversial scenes, I enjoyed them. It paints an interesting picture of the life of Hank Moody and his messed up life. Hank has been a real asshole in the past, but at the end of it all he’s a good man. If you thought that the second season was going to be any less controversial, think again. This time, it’s mouth rape. The third season starts smoothly enough.

Warning: Spoilers ahead and strong language.

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Karen is in NYC and Hank is in LA. They are both seeing other people. Hank makes a surprising decision while he’s looking for gigs. He’s become persona non grata and the fact that Runkle was caught wanking off in his office and got fired didn’t help his career. Meanwhile, Runkle is trying to get back together with Marcie.

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Hank is getting fucked. He falls asleep. The girl isn’t happy and leaves in a kerfuffle. Becca arrives with her friend. They’re stoned and they have the munchies. They got the weed from Hank.

Hank decides to smoke the weed.

Hank goes to see Runkle. No one wants to publish Hank’s new book. Kathleen Turner is playing Sue, Runkle’s boss. She’s got a hard on for him.

Hank is waiting for Becca. He meets Felicia Koontz, Chelsey’s mom. She doesn’t want her to get high. She’s a college professor. She wants him over for dinner.

Runkle is meeting Marcie’s lawyer. Runkle has financial problems. He decides to move back in. She is trying to screw him. It’s like getting hit on by an old man.

Hank is on his way to Felicia’s place and is rude to a rude cyclist taking up all of the road. He meets another writer there. Stacey is the bicyclist. He arrives at the dinner party. He’s Felicia’s husband. Naturally, Hank makes an ass of himself. Richard is an ex-alcoholic and Hank got him off the wagon. He gets naked and shows off his mangina. He streaks around in the backyard.

Runkle comes to see Marcie at their house. He’s drunk and wants another shot.

Hank says goodbye to Felicia. She offers him a teaching gig, the one that Richard just vacated to go to rehab. Felicia doesn’t think that he’s going to make it.

Hank calls Karen. She just came home from a date.

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