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Californication Season 2 Episodes

12 Episodes 2008 - 2008

Season 2 of the cable dramedy that chronicles the carnal escapades of novelist-turned-screenwriter Hank Moody (David Duchovny) opens with Hank and Karen (Natascha McElhone) back together again. He does, however, undergo what must be considered the unkindest cut of all---a vasectomy. Later, an altercation with a policeman lands him in jail, where he meets legendary record producer Lew Ashby (Callum Keith Rennie), who wants him to ghostwrite his memoirs. But Hank's libidinous past may have caught up with him when there's a paternity question involving one of his conquests from Season 1. Once again, he and Karen are at odds and Hank moves into Ashby's Hollywood mansion. As for best friend Charlie (Evan Handler), he gets fired when a sex video in which he's the sole participant comes to the attention of his boss. But Charlie's not out of the game long, and scores a new client, an adult-film star named Daisy (Carla Gallo).

Episode 1

Slip of the Tongue

Sun, Sep 28, 2008 30 mins

Second-season premiere has the newly reconciled Hank and Karen hoping to move back to New York City, but Hank's erratic behavior puts a kink in their plan as he winds up in jail and on her bad side.

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Episode 2

The Great Ashby

Sun, Oct 5, 2008 28 mins

Hank meets and befriends a legendary record producer while serving time in jail and entertains the notion of writing the man's biography; Charlie is fired when his duplicitous former assistant bad-mouths him to the president of the agency.

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Episode 3

No Way to Treat a Lady

Sun, Oct 12, 2008 28 mins

Hank begins his stint as record producer Lew Ashby's biographer, and things get complicated when a hooker familiar with both men claims that Hank is the better lover. Also, Karen gets acquainted with a self-help guru; and Charlie wants to represent a porn actress.

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Episode 4

The Raw & The Cooked

Sun, Oct 19, 2008 28 mins

Hank and Karen throw a dinner party that turns into a disaster when Hank butchers his marriage proposal to her. Also, there's a chance that Hank may be the father of their friend Sonja's child, and Lew almost winds up sleeping with the fishes after an allergic reaction to sushi.

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Episode 5


Sun, Oct 26, 2008 26 mins

After Karen spurns his offer of marriage and he walks out, Hank moves in with Lew Ashby, who sets him up for a hot time with a sexy celebrity chef (Meredith Monroe). Also, Charlie hopes to land his new client, a porn actress named Daisy, the lead role in an adult-movie version of "Chinatown."

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Episode 6

Coke D. & the First Kick

Sun, Nov 2, 2008 28 mins

Hank attempts to track down the mystery love of Ashby's life and later walks in on Sonja's boyfriend in flagrante with a rocker chick he's been mentoring. At the same time, Hank takes a liking to a Rolling Stone reporter who's profiling Mia; and Charlie and Marcy's house is used for a porn-movie shoot, during which he fills in for one of the film's climactic moments.

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Episode 7

In a Lonely Place

Sun, Nov 9, 2008 30 mins

Hank thinks he's found a potential love interest in Becca's English teacher, who happens to be his daughter's boyfriend's mother; Charlie uncovers a financial secret that Marcy has been hiding from him, one that could prove devastating to them.

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Episode 8

Going Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Sun, Nov 16, 2008 30 mins

Hank approaches Ashby's former lover in an attempt to uncover the truth about the mysteries surrounding their troubled past relationship; while Marcy is detoxing at her mother's house, Charlie plays house with his porn-star houseguest; Karen grills Ashby about his tryst with Mia.

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Episode 9

La Ronde

Sun, Nov 23, 2008 30 mins

Hank does the unthinkable (for him) and turns down an offer of sex; Karen succumbs to Ashby and agrees to go on a date with him; with Marcy still in rehab, Charlie and Daisy have a bonding moment over the film "Dirty Dancing."

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Episode 10

In Utero

Sun, Nov 30, 2008 30 mins

As he worriedly awaits the results of his medical tests, Hank recalls the early days of his relationship with Karen; Daisy considers moving out, and Charlie begs her to reconsider.

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Episode 11

Blues From Laurel Canyon

Sun, Dec 7, 2008 28 mins

Ashby throws a bash in commemoration of the publication of Mia's book; a fresh-out-of-rehab Marcy is blindsided when Charlie informs her that he wants a divorce; Becca has her heart broken by her first love, Damien, whom she catches cheating on her.

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Episode 12

La Petite Mort

Sun, Dec 14, 2008 28 mins

Hank puts the finishing touches on his biography of Ashby; unable to find a job as an agent, Charlie takes one at a car dealership; Sonja's baby is born; Hank and Becca are faced with difficult decisions after Karen takes a job in New York.

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