12 Episodes 2009 - 2009
Season 3 of the cable dramedy that chronicles the carnal escapades of novelist-turned-screenwriter Hank Moody (David Duchovny) opens with Karen (Natascha McElhone) back in New York and Hank trying to make a home in Los Angeles for him and Becca (Madeleine Martin), who has rocketed into full-fledged teen rebellion. On the work front, Hank takes a job teaching creative writing at a local college, which proves to be quite the fertile ground for his harvesting of a new crop of lovers. As for Charlie, he signs with a new talent agency run by Sue Collini (Kathleen Turner) and lands his first new client, rocker Rick Springfield (as himself). And when the agency head runs the risk of losing a top client, Charlie runs to the rescue. Later, Karen returns from New York intent on reuniting the family and moving them back East, so Hank decides to cool things off with the campus hotties, but once again winds up getting burned.
Wish You Were Here
Sun, Sep 27, 2009 30 mins
Season 3 opens as Hank's hands become increasingly full with Becca pushing the boundaries of independence and rebellion. In other events, Hank accepts a teaching position at a local college; and Charlie moves back in with Marcy despite the two being in the middle of a divorce.
The Land of Rape and Honey
Sun, Oct 4, 2009 30 mins
Newly minted college professor Hank tarnishes his image and finds himself in a campus imbroglio when his overly candid assessment of a student's work goes over the line. Elsewhere, Charlie takes a bit too much interest in Marcy's affairs, which causes problems on the already problematic home front.
Verities & Balderdash
Sun, Oct 11, 2009 30 mins
Hank puts in an appearance at a university mixer, where he does his best to console his jilted assistant. Meanwhile, Charlie signs his first client for his new agency and celebrates in a very special way with his boss (Kathleen Turner). Rick Springfield appears as himself.
Sun, Oct 18, 2009 30 mins
Hank has problems with Becca's decidedly adult fashion sense and feels the need to address the issue; Hank and Charlie head to a strip joint to scope out a student who may be moonlighting there; an unexpected stumbling block affects the sale of Charlie and Marcy's house.
Slow Happy Boys
Sun, Oct 25, 2009 30 mins
With Becca visiting Karen in New York, Hank hosts his old Long Island buddy (Kevin Corrigan) at the apartment. The two hit the town for a decadent weekend that includes a posh party at Sue Collini's, where they meet her off-the-wall husband, Dickie (Stephen Root). Later, Hank and his comely pupil Jackie have an interesting encounter; Becca returns with a traveling companion; and Charlie and Marcy once again become strange bedfellows.
Sun, Nov 1, 2009 30 mins
Karen visits L.A. with a plan to reunite her family and move back to New York City, which makes Hank happy but leaves Becca distraught over leaving her new best friend, Chelsea (Ellen Davis Woglom). Karen stops by Hank's university class and gets an eyeful of the young ladies he is "teaching." Charlie and Marcy once again make for strange bedfellows, but things hit a snag when his new client, Rick Springfield (as himself), appears to take an interest in Charlie's girl.
So Here's the Thing ...
Sun, Nov 8, 2009 30 mins
Fearing he may have ruined things (again) with Karen, Hank plans to cool things down with the campus hotties, but true to form winds up getting burned by his amorous pursuits. Meanwhile, Charlie scrambles to keep the agency's top client (Peter Fonda) from leaving the fold; and Becca chastises her father for the horrible role model he's become.
Sun, Nov 15, 2009 30 mins
Hank is kept up all night after a surprise visit by Jackie (Eva Amurri) and two of her stripper colleagues from the club. He's really sent scrambling when both Jill (Diane Farr) and Felicia (Embeth Davidtz) show up at his doorstep the next morning before the trio have departed. To complicate things ever further, Dean Koons (Peter Gallagher) also drops by, and Charlie arrives with a verbally abusive Rick Springfield (as himself).
Mr. Bad Example
Sun, Nov 22, 2009 30 mins
Becca and Chelsea (Ellen Davis Woglom) get involved in a brawl on campus, which results in one of Hank's sexual dalliances being discovered. Meanwhile, Charlie jeopardizes his job when he attempts to get Marcy away from his client Rick Springfield (as himself).
Sun, Nov 29, 2009 30 mins
Hank takes Charlie out for a night of drinking after the agent loses his job, but their revelry hits a rough-and-tough spot when they wind up in the middle of a convenience-store armed robbery. Meanwhile, Karen, Becca and Marcy enjoy a girls' night out.
Comings & Goings
Sun, Dec 6, 2009 30 mins
At the dean's end-of-semester mixer, Hank ends up mixing it up with his boss in a Civil War-style duel. Elsewhere, it's a momentous occasion for Charlie and Marcy as their divorce becomes final on the same day that they finally sell their house.
Sun, Dec 13, 2009 30 mins
In the third-season finale, Hank is unpleasantly surprised by a visit from Mia (Madeline Zima) and her low-life manager-boyfriend (James Frain). And circumstances lead to Karen discovering Hank's past involvement with the young seductress. Meanwhile, Charlie must come to the realization that his relationship with Marcy may be over.