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Californication Season 1 Episodes

12 Episodes 2007 - 2007

This cable dramedy chronicles the carnal escapades of New York City novelist Hank Moody (David Duchovny), who relocates to Los Angeles when one of his books is turned into a movie and he's pegged to work on the screenplay. His move to L.A. reunites him with his teen daughter, Becca (Madeleine Martin), and his estranged lover Karen (Natascha McElhone), who is Becca's mother and is now engaged. But that doesn't stop Hank from trying to reconcile. It also doesn't stop him from chasing skirts and bedding a bevy of beauties. Later in the season, he gets into a fight with the director of the film based on his novel "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," and attends Karen's wedding. Evan Handler costars as Hank's agent and best bud, Charlie Runkle, and Pamela Adlon plays Charlie's wife, Marcy.

Episode 1

Pilot Episode

Mon, Aug 13, 2007 35 mins

A transplanted author (David Duchovny) suffers from writer's block and is disappointed that his novel has been turned into a romantic comedy for the big screen. He also learns his ex is engaged and that their 12-year-old daughter is acting on her "emerging sexuality."

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Episode 2


Mon, Aug 20, 2007 30 mins

Jobless Hank is encouraged to "channel [his] rage" by blogging for an online magazine; Karen arranges a "play date" with someone Hank's own age during a dinner party at her house. Paula Marshall, Rachel Miner.

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Episode 3

The Whore of Babylon

Mon, Aug 27, 2007 30 mins

At a book signing, Hank gets into a scrap with the disgruntled director (Chris Williams) of the film based on his novel, and later runs into a woman (Amy Price-Francis) whom he embarrassed and insulted on a blind date; Mia attempts to steal some of Hank's work to use for her high-school creative-writing class.

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Episode 4

Fear and Loathing at the Fundraiser

Mon, Sep 3, 2007 30 mins

Hank escorts Meredith to an environmental fundraiser that is also being attended by Karen, and he winds up defending his ex's honor; Hank interrupts Charlie's romantic interlude with his assistant.

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Episode 5


Mon, Sep 10, 2007 30 mins

Hank accepts Bill's invitation to speak at Mia's high-school creative-writing class---but there's a catch; at an appearance on a radio show hosted by Henry Rollins (as himself), Hank rants about the Internet and its negative impact on the written word.

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Episode 6

Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

Mon, Sep 17, 2007 30 mins

Hank spends a wild evening with a fetching surfer girl (Michelle Lombardo), and later must deal with unwanted attention from Mia. Meanwhile, Becca knocks 'em out in her school's Battle of the Bands; and Marcy almost nabs Charlie in flagrante with his assistant (Rachel Miner).

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Episode 7

Girls, Interrupted

Mon, Sep 24, 2007 30 mins

Hank deals with the aftermath of sharing a passionate moment with Karen, and is bothered by Becca's negative outlook regarding the concept of happy endings.

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Episode 8

California Son

Mon, Oct 1, 2007 30 mins

Bad news about his father sends Hank on an alcohol-and-drug-fueled bender.

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Episode 9

Filthy Lucre

Mon, Oct 8, 2007 30 mins

A sudden influx of cash from a movie-royalty check sends Hank on a spending spree, but his largesse isn't fully appreciated by all the recipients; Hank writes a manuscript while at his father's funeral in New York; Marcy has surprising news for Charlie.

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Episode 10

The Devil's Threesome

Mon, Oct 15, 2007 30 mins

Hank and Charlie get chummy with a woman (Laura Niles) they meet at the gym, but not before she gives Hank a thrashing in the ring. Reeling from their respective relationships, Karen and Marcy plan a girls' night out, and when they decide to drop in on Hank and Charlie, they catch the guys in a full-contact"workout" with their new sparring partner.

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Episode 11

Turn the Page

Mon, Oct 22, 2007 30 mins

Becca surprises Karen with news that she wants to move in with her father; Dani demands that Charlie fast-track Mia's book, which Charlie knows is really Hank's work, and when Hank learns the truth, he is furious and confronts Mia.

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Episode 12

The Last Waltz

Mon, Oct 29, 2007 30 mins

As Karen's wedding to Bill nears, Hank struggles with accepting what appears to be inevitable; Bill informs Mia that he will not allow her book to be published; Hank has a unique solution to dealing with Becca's surprise visitor.

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