Californication Verities & Balderdash S03E03 (Showtime)

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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Hank is a college teacher. That’s a strong word. He’s just trying to make some money. He’s got trouble at home with Becca. Runkle is still trying to patch things up with his ex, but he comes across the fact that she likes rape fantasies. He tries to do one himself. It doesn’t work out. He’s moved back into his house.

Kathleen Turner looks really bad as his nympho boss. She keeps trying to get into Runkle’s pants. I don’t know which is more disturbing. Runkle messes things up with Marcie by relenting to his boss’ sexual harassment. Moody fantasizes about Jackie and has sex with his TA Jill, while fooling around with Felicia. All in all, a good day for Hank Moody!

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Hank goes to see one of his students at a strip bar. She’s stripping for him. He isn’t there for real, but in a staff meeting at school. Felicia tells him that he has to come to a mixer.

Runkle tries to talk to Marcie about signing a big fish, but it doesn’t go anywhere. His boss, played disgustingly by Kathleen Turner, makes incredibly vomit-inducing passes at Runkle, that border on sexual abuse.

Hank’s student Jackie is bar tending at the party. The Dean’s wife Felicia catches Hank playing with Dean Koons toy soldiers. She kisses him. Jackie tells him that he could have been screwing her. Hank comforts Jill when her date doesn’t show up. They screw on the Dean’s desk. The Dean comes in after they finished.

Becca and Chelsea are doing ‘shrooms. They talk about sex.

Marcie comes by Runkle’s office and catches him screwing his boss. Hank rescues Jill from the study that the Dean locked with her inside. Once outside, Jill’s fireman drops by.

Runkle bunks at Moody’s.

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