Now that Californication's Hank Moody has been convicted of statutory rape, it's time for him to face the music.
Sunday's season finale (9/8c on Showtime) finds Hank (David Duchovny) awaiting his sentencing, and the outcome floors him. But you shouldn't necessarily expect the show's next season to resemble Oz.
With Hank's secret revealed, how much Californication is left?
"The consequences were never about the true legal repercussions," creator and executive producer Tom Kapinos tells TVGuide.com...
Californication faces a dilemma in Season 4.
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The Showtime comedy, which returns Sunday at 9/8c, ended its madcap third season with a gut punch: Hank (David Duchovny) was arrested on assault charges moments after telling his ex, Karen (Natasha McElhone), of his tryst with Mia (Madeline Zima), who, unbeknownst to Hank at the time, was underage. And while that reveal presents plenty of drama for Season 4, it also unearthed a crucial secret that's carried the show since the pilot.
"We've been using that event as a motor for behavior and plot since the beginning," Duchovny tells TVGuide.com. "And I guess that now that is no longer a secret, it is no longer a motor. In a way we're free of it, which will be interesting for the next year, and we'll have to...
The day Californication's Hank Moody (David Duchovny) has dreaded for three seasons finally came in the show's Season 3 finale.
After managing to escape a complicated web of lovers and deciding to settle down in New York with his soul mate, Karen (Natascha McElhone), Hank receives a surprise sucker punch: Mia (Madeline Zima), his ex's almost-daughter-in-law, wants to go public with their one-time affair and dirty little secret.
Californication finale: Look who's back in town!
"I always thought that it would be the right endpoint," series creator Tom Kapinos tells TVGuide.com...
Remember how the premiere season of Showtimes Californication ended in smiles Well that wont last Creator Tom Kapinos sat down with us at the Season 1 DVD release party to dish on what will happen next with the dysfunctional family The second season [arriving no sooner than September] is investigating the very nature of happy endings whether they really exist at all he says The reason I chose to freeze-frame it in that happy moment is because if you let it play out eventually their smiles are going to fade and they have to deal with reality That reality is Sonia played by Paula Marshall who will return with a bun in the oven a bun that may or may not be Hanks That [will be] splitting Hank and Karen apart in the early parts of the season says Kapinos Also Battlestar Galacticas Callum Keith Rennie joins the cast as an iconic record producer a kind of Phil Spector-meets-Rick Rubin who gives Hank the dream job of writing his biography This is the guy