After his short-lived tour with Atticus, Hank is eager to reunite with the love of his life, but things with Karen don't go quite as planned. Charlie's performance anxiety leaves Marcy wondering what she's gotten herself back into. And Levon, a young reporter, looks to interview Hank for his college paper.
Hindu Pirates -- Feel My Heart, Pete Townshend
-- Let My Love Open the Door, Floating Action -- Rincon
Hank's first day in the Santa Monica Cop writer's room brings aggravation from his new co-workers. Things start looking up for Charlie and Marcy when he meets Melanie, showrunner Rick Rath's new assistant. Plus, Karen gets an unexpected surprise. And so does Hank, during a visit to Levon's apartment.
Hank is assigned to write his first 'Santa Monica Cop' episode, much to the chagrin of co-workers Terry and Hugh. Levon tries to bond with Melanie while Hank sits on a casting session. And as Charlie hopes to fix things with Marcy, Karen gets ready to throw in the towel.
Levon hopes for some alone time with Melanie but three's a crowd with The Director in the way. Money troubles add to Charlie and Marcy's marital unrest, but new client Goldie may put Charlie back in the black. Hank, Levon and Julia celebrate Julia's new role.
Charlie feels like he's in over his head when he takes on a new client. Levon enjoys some time with Nikki. Karen, Hank and Marcy find themselves forced to spend time with Nikki's friend.
Songs: Warren Zevon
-- Excitable Boy, Alex Chilton -- I Wish I Could Meet Elvis
It's the 'Santa Monica Cop' kickoff party at Rath's. Hank has an intimate notes session with the show's female lead, Amy Taylor Walsh, while the male lead, Hashtag Black, has his eyes on Julia. As Charlie tries to manage Goldie, his head-case client, Stu makes him an offer. The party ends early when Levon breaks Rath's cardinal rule.
The Slew -- 100 Percent, Monophonics -- All Together, The Hit Crew -- Axel F, Candy Golde -- Boy In The Bubble, Private Parties -- Keep It Cool, The Delta Riggs
Rath wants a rewrite of Hank's script. Charlie and Marcy mull Stu's offer.
Songs: My Best Friend -- As Bright A Light, Sid Vicious -- My Way
Hank has problems with Hashtag Black. Stu's offer leads to fisticuffs.
A Nun helps Hank put things into perspective when he recalls his turbulent relationship with Karen, how confused things were with Becca and how happy Charlie and Marcy used to be.
Julia interrupts Hank and Karen's dinner plans. Charlie, Marcy, Krull, Levon and his new friend have a dramatic night. Stu assaults Charlie.
Hank makes a life-altering decision. Karen tries to resolve any tension between Hank and Becca. Hank and Levon reconnect with Tara. Hank invites Julia for a special dinner.