Californication Glass Houses S3E06 (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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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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Becca is being a difficult teenager. Karen swipes her cell phone away. Karen says that Becca should live with her permanently. Hank supposes that he’s coming with Becca to NYC, but from Karen’s looks, it means that she’s involved with someone else. The next morning, Karen breaks the news to Becca. Becca is livid. Karen says that she slept with Bill. Karen is coming with Hank to class.

Things couldn’t get more awkward. Jill and Jackie are in the class with Karen. The only person that is missing is Felicia. Karen thinks that he slept with Jackie. Karen meets Felicia. Karen doesn’t like her.

At Runkle’s, after being pissed off at the amount of pills Marcy has to take, she is flabbergasted to find Rick Springfield practicing lines with Runkle.

Chelsea is pissed for Becca at her moving away. They drive Chelsea home and find Stacey and Felicia playing tennis. Becca is being a bitch. They leave her at Felicia’s.

They arrive at Runkle’s. Rick Springfield, Runkle, and Sue arrive. They get called away by Becca, who raided the dean’s wine cellar with Chelsea. Marcy and Springfield retire to her bedroom. Springfield is screwing Marcy. Runkle is crying. His whimpering makes Sue leave. She says that sex is supposed to be about joy. She makes a little show for Marcy. It makes Marcy stop.

When they arrive, they find Felicia drunk. The girls opened $3,000 worth of wine. Karen is pissed. She gets angry with Stacey and Felicia. Becca is drunk as well. Becca pukes on the dean.

Karen and Hank are putting Becca to bed. Becca wants Hank to stay. Becca says that Chelsea is the only friend that she has ever had, the only one who has accepted her the way that she is. She makes a compelling point. Hank will have to argue with Karen. Hank tells Karen that they need her here. LA isn’t a place to raise a daughter or a dad.

Karen says that she didn’t sleep with Bill.

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