Hank Moody is a thirtysomething sex addicted author. During his many affairs with women of all ages and walks of life, Moody has to keep contact with his ex-wife Karen, who may still be in love with him, and their 12-year old daughter, Madeline. Though mature for her age, Madeline starts to have a sex life, which scares both her parents, especially her father despite his addiction.
Ive Mendes -- A Beira Mar, Peepin' Tom -- Mojo, Quantic Soul Orchestra -- Pushin' On, Elton John
-- Rocket Man, The Rolling Stones
-- You Can't Always Get What You Want
Hank begins his blogging job at Hell-A-Magazine. Karen is able to set Hank up with her friend Sonja by disguising the get together as a family dinner. At dinner, Becca reveals how Hank met Karen.
At a book signing, Hank gets into a scrap with the disgruntled director of the film based on his novel, and later runs into a woman 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.
Songs: She Died -- I'm Ten Feet Tall, Country Gentlemen -- My Pain And Misery, Creosote -- The Ballad of Whiskey And Tears, Dawn Landes -- Toy Piano, Betty Davis -- Walkin' Up The Road
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.
8 Bold Souls -- Brown Town, Radio Citizen -- El Cielo, Luca Mundaca -- Ha Dias, Ce'U -- Lenda, Arco -- Lullaby, Mundo Livre -- Meu Esquema, Mindy Smith
-- Peace of Mind, Arling & Cameron -- Popcorn 2006
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, Hank rants about the Internet and its negative impact on the written word.
Songs: Bob Dylan
-- If You See Her, Say Hello, Harvey Danger -- Little Round Mirrors, Marsmobil -- Reversed Mantra, Mark McAdam -- While You Wait
Hank spends a wild evening with a fetching surfer girl, 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.
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.
Mexican Institute of Sound -- A Girl Like You, Slow Train Soul -- Mississippi Freestylin', Death Cab for Cutie
-- Passenger Seat, Argyle Johansen -- Sunny Day In Hell, Lady Sa -- Sweetless
Hank is depressed when Al, his father, dies. To ignore his pain, Hank shacks up with Trixie, a hooker, but he ends up thinking about his estranged relationship with his father.
Bonobo feat. Bajka -- Between The Lines, Perry Keyes -- In Ancient Rome, Warren Zevon
-- Mohammed's Radio
Hank takes Becca out to buy a new guitar. Charlie talks Hank into buying a new car. During the test-drive, Hank is thrilled with both the car and the saleswoman.
The Black Angels -- Black Grease, Cheap Trick
-- Surrender, The Heavy -- That Kind of Man, Foo Fighters
-- The Pretender
Hank and Charlie get chummy with a woman 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.
Songs: The Brian Jonestown Massacre -- 13, Lodger -- Bad Place To Earn a Living, Champion -- Keep On, The Purrs -- Loose Talk, Eulogies -- One Man, Airwaves -- Psycho
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.
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.
Following their reunion at the conclusion of season one, Hank and Karen decide to move the family back to New York. Hank isn't pleased when Karen asks him to have a vasectomy, but he bears through it. The plan to leave L.A. is complicated when a past fling of Hank's shows up pregnant, and a wild party at the house of record producer Lew Ashby ends in sexual chaos.
Songs: Rob Zombie
-- (Go to) California, The Mamas and the Papas
-- California Dreamin', Lions -- Can You Hear Me?, Echo Pilot -- Go Low Step Low, Clinic -- If You Could Read Your Mind, Warren Zevon
-- My Shit's Fucked Up, My Heat -- Prima Donna, Slayer
-- Raining Blood, Shake Some Action -- What You Want Me to Do
Hank is arrested and thrown in jail for assaulting a police officer. To make matters worse, an angered Karen refuses to bail him out. While inside, Hank gets reacquainted with music producer Lew Ashby, who asks Hank to write his biography. Meanwhile, Charlie gets fired after vengeful assistant Dani exposes secret recordings of him pleasuring himself at work.
Uninvited Guests -- Beautiful, Mega Jive -- Dirty Thang, Kid Rock
-- So Hott, Tom Petty
-- Wake Up Time
Hank's first day as Lew's biographer results in a visit from old friend Trixie, who stirs things up a bit by claiming Hank is the better of the two men in bed. Elsewhere, Karen and Hank's pregnant ex Sonja collaborate on a project, leading Karen to spend some quality time with Sonja's guru boyfriend Julian. Also, Becca makes a new friend at school, and Charlie tries to land a new client.
Songs: Johnny Whitehorse -- Native Call, Maylene & The Sons of Disaster -- The Day Hell Broke Loose at Sicard Hollow
Hank and Karen throw a disastrous dinner party. Invited are Charlie, Marcy, Lew Ashby, Sonja, Julian, and Hank's old one night stand Mia. Becca and her new boyfriend Damien also attend. Nothing manages to go right for the group, including a botched marriage proposal, an allergic reaction, and several other startling personal revelations.
Songs: Lynyrd Skynyrd
-- Free Bird, Lions -- Heavy Metal Lady, Lady Sa -- The Apple
A heartbroken Hank moves into Lew's mansion. Wanting to cheer up his friend, Ashby arranges a sexual rendezvous between Hank and a popular celebrity chef. Charlie tries to help his new porn-star client Daisy land the lead in an adult version of the film 'Chinatown', but the director won't budge unless Charlie invests in the project financially.
Hank sets out to find Lew Ashby's long lost love Janie Jones, but is surprised by who she has become. Hank also catches Julian cheating on Sonja, and is unsure how to handle the situation. Mia is shadowed by a Rolling Stone reporter, one who Hank takes a liking to. Charlie is forced to use his home as a set for the production of 'Vaginatown'.
Songs: The Basics -- Have Love Will Travel, Sophia -- If a Change is Gonna Come, Black Mustang -- Little Box, Rie Sinclair -- Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters, Mexican Institute of Sound -- Que Rico, Poets & Pornstars -- Rock and Roll, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo -- You Call Me the Devil
Hank has found a new love interest, Becca's English teacher, who he discovers is the mother of his daughter's boyfriend. Charlie finds out that Marcy has been hiding a financial secret from him, one which may devastate them.
Jain Rock -- Baikonour, The Clash
-- Janie Jones, Kid Koala -- Skanky Panky, Harold Budd & Andy Partridge -- Through The Hill
Stymied by Lew's lack of answers, Hank seeks the truth from Janie Jones about what caused the end of their relationship. Marcy realizes her cocaine habit is out of control, and goes to her mother for help with a detox. Also, Karen confronts Lew about his sexual relationship with the barely legal Mia, and Charlie is tempted by Daisy.
The Jackson Analogue -- Day is Done, Alberta Cross -- Low Man, Black Mountain
-- Stay Free, Black Mustang -- The One, Madeline Zima -- Your Face is that Place
Hank turns down an offer of sex which is unthinkable (for him). Karen gives in to Ashby's asking and agrees to date him. Charlie and Daisy have a bonding moment over the film Dirty Dancing, while Marcy is still in rehab.
Songs: Jennifer Warnes
-- (I've Had) The Time of My Life (w Bill Medley), Bill Medley
-- (I've Had) The Time of My Life (w Jennifer Warnes), The Pones -- Back to the City, Shake Some Action -- I Can See Where This is Going Now, Mark Kozelek -- Metropol 47, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
-- Moonland, Lili Haydn
-- Saddest Sunset
While Hank anxiously awaits the results of a biopsy, he flashes back to the early years of his life with Karen. It's 1994, and Karen and Hank are weighing their options as far as keeping their unplanned baby, all while the events of Kurt Cobain's death play out in the background. Also, Charlie pleads with Daisy not to leave him.
Ashby celebrates the publication of Mia's book by hosting a party. Charlie asks Marcie for a divorce, now that he has completed rehab. And, Becca feels devastated by Damien's cheating.
Songs: The Who
-- Behind Blue Eyes, Poets & Pornstars -- Get Your Kicks, The Stereotypes -- New Situation, Medieval Knievel -- Smells Like California, Vibrolux
-- Spreading Your Love, Darker My Love -- Talking Words
Hank finishes up Ashby's biography. Charlie takes a job at a car dealership since he has not been able to find one as an agent. Meanwhile, Sonja has her baby; and Hank and Becca face difficult decisions when Karen decides to move to New York.
Songs: The Mamas and the Papas
-- California Dreamin', Sky Parade -- High on Desire, The Animals
-- It's My Life, Warren Zevon
-- Keep Me In Your Heart, Sun Kil Moon -- Lost Verses, Extreme Music -- Raj Mirage, Andy McCutcheon -- Rewind
Karen's move back to New York proves tough for Hank, as being a single dad is definitely not his strong suit. An increasingly more rebellious Becca causes trouble at school, leading Hank to be invited to a disastrous dinner by one of Becca's teachers. Meanwhile, Charlie and Marcy prepare to divorce. Also, Charlie gets a new job at a talent agency run by the sexually aggressive Sue Collini.
Following the relapse of alcoholic Prof. Richard Bates, Hank reluctantly accepts a teaching position at Becca's posh private school. Hank ends up in trouble right away, after dealing out an overly harsh critique to a student. Also, one of Hank's gorgeous new pupils hides a surprising secret, and Charlie's imploding relationship with Marcy continues to worsen.
Benjy Ferree -- Blown Out, Miles Davis
-- Green Haze, Starlight Mints -- Pumpkin
Hank and Becca are invited to the school's annual fall gathering, and as usual, things get complicated. Hank finds himself fielding the advances of three different women: the married wife of his new boss, a sexy young student, and a love-lorn teacher's aide. Meanwhile, Becca gets high with rebellious friend Chelsea, Charlie signs Rick Springfield as a client, and Sue Collini makes further unwanted advances.
Co-Guest Stars: Greg Bond
as Jill's Date / Fireman
The Monks -- Boys Are Boys and Girls Are Choice, Jimmy LaFave -- Not Dark Yet, Queens of the Stone Age
-- You Got a Killer Scene There, Man
At home, Hank grows increasingly resistant to Becca's new grown-up fashion sense. At work, Hank's resistance to the advances of his three admirers grows weaker by the day. Hank and Charlie even head out to the strip club to see sexy student Jackie in action at work. Also, Charlie and Marcy unsuccessfully attempt to sell their house.
Stuffy Shmitt -- Babbette, Spider Problem -- Cha Cha (Be My New Boyfriend) Rock Remix, Rob Zombie
-- Pussy Liquor, N*E*R*D
-- Rock Star, 3L Flex -- Rock Your Body, Danielle Duval -- You're The One That I Want
Becca goes to visit Karen in New York, leaving Hank to get wild for the weekend. The timing is perfect too, as Hank's old buddy Mike is flying in for a visit. The two pals head to a party at Sue Collini's, and have quite the eventful night. Also, Becca brings a surprise home from NYC, and Charlie ruins a sexual encounter with estranged wife Marcy.
Richard Greere -- Blue Over You, Buckcherry
-- Crazy Bitch, Tom Sanchez -- House of Friends, Chicago Stone Lighting -- Need a Woman, Dan Wilson -- Sugar, Widespread Panic
-- Werewolves of London
Hank is surprised and delighted when a visiting Karen suggests the whole family move back to New York. Becca isn't so happy about leaving Chelsea behind, leading the two teens to get into serious trouble. Elsewhere, Karen is none too pleased to discover Hank's various illicit affairs at the school, and Marcy consummates a girlhood crush with Rick Springfield.
Hank sets out to patch things up with a furious Karen, but his efforts only result in making things even worse. None of the three lovely ladies at the school are happy he wants to break things off, and Becca is disgusted by her dad's behavior. Elsewhere, Charlie struggles to save his job with Sue Collini, after a top client threatens to leave the agency.
Songs: Lindsay George -- Mad Affair, Roberto Donnay -- Never Lived Before
Hank gives in to temptation, and spends a night of debauchery with Jackie and two other strippers. The next morning, a satisfied Hank awakens to find Charlie and Rick Springfield on his doorstep. The group attempts to hide the hung-over strippers when Hank's flings Felicia and Jill show up. Things go from bad to worse when Felicia's suspicious husband Dean Koons, Becca, and Chelsea arrive as well.
Hank and Karen find themselves called to the principal's office after Becca and Chelsea get into a fight at school. During the meeting, Dean Koons reveals Hank's affair with Felicia, shocking Karen. To Hank's surprise, he isn't fired from the school. Meanwhile, Charlie is torn between pleasing his client Rick Springfield, and protecting recovering addict Marcy from his toxic influence.
Hank takes Charlie out for a night of drinking after Sue fires him from the agency. On the flip-side, Karen, Becca and Marcy head out for a girls night. Hank's fun nearly ends permanently when he and Charlie get mixed up in a convenience store armed robbery. In the end, Charlie makes a terrible decision, and Hank learns that all roads for him seem to lead back to Karen.
Blind Pilot -- 3 Rounds & A Sound, Black Sabbath
-- N.I.B., Poeboy Society -- Real Big Leaguer, Miles Davis
-- Tune Up
With the family preparing to head back to New York, Karen forces Hank to attend a goodbye lunch at Felicia's house. Hank's worst fears are realized when she, Jackie, and Jill all take turns insulting him. Things get even crazier when a drunken Dean Koons challenges Hank to a gentleman's duel. Karen also shares some surprising info about her own past. Also, Charlie and Marcy finally get an offer on their house.
With plans finalized and packing commencing, it seems that Hank and Karen are actually getting past Hank's shameful activities at Becca's school. Things are never that easy for Hank though, as past underage fling Mia shows up out of the blue. Hank is faced with the prospect of not only criminal charges, but of losing Karen completely. Also, Charlie gets a golden opportunity.
Songs: Pacific UV -- Alarmist, G.G. Allin -- Carmelita, Cafe Du Midi -- Dream, The Black Hollies -- Eyes of Mermaide, Ace Frehley -- New York Groove, The Faces -- Ooh La La, Elton John -- Rocket Man 03, The Warlocks -- There Is A Formula To Your Despair, Hammock -- You May Emerge From This More Dead Than Alive
Hank is released from Jail, but quickly learns that his affair with the then 16-year-old Mia is now public knowledge thanks to her tell-all book. Things aren't all bad for Hank though, as hot young actress Sasha Bingham wants to star in a movie adaptation. This prospect does little to cheer Hank up however, as neither Karen or Becca wants anything to do with him.
Faced with the prospect of a lengthy prison stint for statutory rape, Hank rapidly spirals out of control. He desperately wants to fix things with Karen and Becca, but doesn't know ho to do it. His usual vices aren't comforting him. In fact, several of them don't mix well together at all...
Hank awakens from his accidental overdose to find that Karen and Becca believe he attempted to commit suicide. In his desperate state, Hank goes along with this mistaken belief, and moves back in with his family. Meanwhile, Charlie seeks to expand his sexual horizons, and Marcy is courted by a wealthy film producer named Stu.
A meeting with a film investor goes horribly wrong for Hank and Charlie, resulting in the death of an innocent monkey, and even a darkly humorous instance of death-by-sex. Elsewhere, Marcy worries she may be pregnant with Charlie's child, and Karen meets an attractive new man named Ben.
A shaving mishap leads Charlie to the doctor, who informs him that his vasectomy was done incorrectly. Charlie quickly surmises that Marcy's baby may in fact be his. For her part, Mia testifies in court that Hank didn't know she was underage. Hank also gets cozy with his lovely lady lawyer, but makes a mistake that could cost him dearly. Also, Karen begins dating Ben.
A damaging photo of Hank with Sasha and Mia surfaces, threatening him both personally and professionally. His lawyer Abby is also furious with him for being so recklessly stupid. Surprisingly, Karen herself actually defends Hank a bit. Becca is also willing to give her dad another chance to redeem himself.
Lawyer Abby no longer feels comfortable with the ethical conundrum of sleeping with Hank while representing him, so she pitches his case to a senior partner at her firm. Hank begins to grow concerned about Karen's relationship with Ben. Marcy and Stu ask for Charlie's help in pitching a TV project.
Hank takes a seemingly easy job rewriting dialogue on a zombie film, but makes a huge mistake that threatens to derail his relationship with star Sasha Bingham. Elsewhere, Marcy finally tells Stu that she's pregnant. What she neglects to inform him is that Charlie could be the baby's father.
A newly evicted Hank moves back in with Karen and Becca, and prepares himself for what could be a long and arduous criminal trial. In his spare time, he begins teaching Becca how to drive. This turns out to be a mistake when Becca and Ben's daughter Pearl steal Hank's Porsche while Karen and Ben are out on a date.
Day one of Hank's statutory rape trial quickly becomes an example of Murphy's law, as even defense witnesses like Charlie and Karen find it difficult to defend Hank's actions and lifestyle. When it is revealed that a drunken Hank and Mia had indeed met prior to them sleeping together, Abby fears the worst for Hank's future.
Hank is found guilty of statutory rape, and briefly considers hopping in his car and driving away from Los Angeles before he can be sentenced. Cooler heads prevail however, and Hank decides to spend his possible last night of freedom for many years with his family and friends.
Hank nervously awaits his sentencing, fully expecting a long prison stint. In the meantime, he visits the set of the film based on his own story, and finds that the lines between fiction and reality begin to blur. Also, Marcy finally reveals to Stu that her baby is actually Charlie's.
Three years have passed since the events of season four, and Hank has moved back to New York. In that time he has a released a successful new novel. Things begin to go south when he breaks up with a rather unhinged woman. To escape the heat, Hank heads to L.A. to work on a film project for famous rapper Samurai Apocalypse, meeting a gorgeous woman while on the plane. He also visits Becca, Karen, and Karen's new husband Richard Bates.
Hank initially passes on writing Samurai Apocalypse's movie 'Santa Monica Cop', but the rapper doesn't take too kindly to being told no. Things get worse when Hank sees Becca's new boyfriend Tyler with another girl, and Samurai's thugs decide to teach the cheater a lesson. Elsewhere, Charlie and Marcy's son Stuart gets in trouble at school.
Songs: James McCartney -- Old Man
Hank finishes the script for 'Santa Monica Cop', but Sam still won't let him leave town. The rapper insists Hank escort his beautiful girlfriend Kali to a night on the town. The problem being that she's the woman Hank nearly hooked up with on the plane to L.A. Also, a recovering Tyler stays with Karen and Becca, and Charlie falls in lust with Stuart's attractive new nanny.
Songs: Warren Zevon
-- Desperados Under the Eaves, Honorebel -- I Wanna
Hank receives an unwanted visit from his crazy ex-girlfriend Carrie, who forces her way into attending a dinner party with Karen, Becca, Marcy, Charlie, Stu, and Richard Bates. Talk quickly turns to sex, making Hank want to run for the door. Even more so when Carrie blows up at him again. Elsewhere, nanny Lizzie fixes Charlie up on a blind date.
Samurai insists that Charlie and Hank accompany him on a ride-along in a police car. While the trip is ostensibly to prepare for Sam's new film role, things rapidly get out of control. Charlie especially has an awkward night. Elsewhere, Tyler tricks recovering alcoholic Richard into getting drunk. It's up to Hank to come and save the day from Bates' nude drunken antics.
Sam has issues with protege and girlfriend Kali's lyrical skills, so he asks Hank to assist. In an effort to write sincere songs, Hank asks Kali what it was like to move to L.A., resulting in Hank flashing back to his own experience arriving in the city with Karen. The past and present then intersect when a worried Karen shows up on Hank's doorstep.
In an effort to save Karen from embarrassment, Hank covers up a drunken Richard's dalliance with a wild stripper named Holly. When Holly shows up at the Bates' home, Hank even pretends she's his new girlfriend. To say she doesn't get along well with Karen and Becca is an understatement. Also, Lizzie gets fired as Stuart's nanny after an in appropriate moment with Stu.
-- Here I Go Again, Junkyard -- Hollywood, Jackyl -- She Love My Cock
Hank agrees to read over Tyler's screenplay, and is surprised to discover that the kid might actually be talented. He is also horrified to read the sexual chapters that appear to be about his daughter. Hank also meets Tyler's parents. Also, Charlie and Lizzie's sex games end badly when Marcy and Stu come home early.
Production on 'Santa Monica Cop' begins, but Hank instantly messes things up by sleeping with Samurai's leading lady. Hank's life, career and friendship with Charlie may now end up in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Charlie and Lizzie get ever closer. Also, Charlie tries to sign Becca's writer boyfriend Tyler as a client, against Hank's wishes.
Following his falling-out with Charlie, Hank seeks new representation. He may have found out in Hollywood super agent Larry Levine, who gets Hank a meeting with a filmmaking idol. The day turns odd when Hank runs into his old hooker pal Trixie. For his part, Charlie is a wreck, and seeks comfort with Marcy. Lizzie is busy enjoying her first film role courtesy of Stu.
Hank wears out his welcome at the Bates house, and prepares to hit the road. Before leaving town, he stops for one last drink at his favorite bar. While there, Lizzie hits on him and lures him to Charlie's house. Hank is surprised to find all his family and friends waiting to throw him a going away party. Sadly, a final run-in with Tyler threatens to send him off to NYC on a bad note.
Hank has a disturbing nightmare involving deceased friend Lew Ashby that leads him to believe he's gone to hell. When he wakes up, he's greeted with the news that Richard and Karen's marriage is ending. Hank is overjoyed, but his happiness is soon squashed by Tyler proposing to Becca. Also, an on-set incident with Sam enables Charlie to prove himself, and Hank's crazy ex Carrie hatches a plan to keep them together forever.
Following Carrie's murder/suicide attempt, Hank finds his world in a tailspin. Haunted by recurring nightmares, Hank drowns his sorrows in excessive amounts of alcohol. Karen, Becca, Hank and Marcy decide to intervene. Also, Becca decides to leave school and become a writer, and Charlie gets Hank a meeting with rock-star Atticus Fetch.
White Fence -- Down PNX, John Lennon
-- Instant Karma, Opus 1 -- Venetian Fog With Piano, Johnny Thunders -- You Can't Put Your Arms Round a Memory, Suicide Celebrity -- You're Losin It
Hank agrees to head to rehab, where he meets a gorgeous woman named Faith. Faith serves as a sort of muse to famous rock-stars, and Hank is instantly intrigued by her. Elsewhere, Charlie resorts to drastic measures to land a client, Marcy grows fed up with Stu, and Karen starts a new job.
Songs: Nick Waterhouse -- Indian Love Call, Monophonics -- Like Yesterday, Black Books -- The Big Idea
Hank gets a day pass from rehab to attend a funeral with Faith. The deceased just happens to be both an ex-lover of Faith's, and a childhood friend of Atticus Fetch. Meanwhile, Charlie continues his charade with star client Robbie Mack, and Karen's interior decorating job leads her to a disappointing discovery.
Charlie ropes Hank into writing a remake of the 80's film 'Cruising', starring Charlie's openly gay client Robbie Mack. This leads the three men to head out to a gay bar, where Hank encounters a studio executive he once came close to sleeping with. Also, Charlie's facade of homosexuality slips, Hank is troubled after a talk with Richard Bates, and Marcy makes a volatile new friend.
Bigg Mouth -- Blowing In The Wind, The Doughboys -- Carmalina, Ghost in the Machine -- Lies (Complusive Mix), Hirt-Desomer -- Shiva's Serpent, Wolf
-- Speed On, Fort Atlantic -- There Is Love, Lioness -- Toxic Heat, Mark D'Antonio -- Trip Hop Tree, Judas Priest
-- You've Got Another Thing Comin'
Charlie gets fired after losing Robbie Mack as a client, leading he and Hank to pursue the previously offered musical project with Atticus Fetch. Atticus will only work with them if they can retrieve a guitar belonging to an old friend. With a little help from Faith, they set out to accomplish their mission. Also, Marcy punishes Stu, on the advice of man-hater Ophelia Roberts.
Pistol Star -- Candy, Joe Walsh
-- Funk 50, Nick Waterhouse -- Is That Clear, Shin Joong Hyun -- Please Don't Bother Me Anymore, Tim Minchin
-- Step 'N' Fetch It, Mark Lanegan -- Strange Religion
Hank, Charlie, and Atticus Fetch hop aboard 'Air Force 69', in order to present a song from their Broadway musical adaptation of Hank's book 'A Crazy Little Thing Called Love' in New York City. While in the air, Charlie confronts his fear of flying, Hank grows closer to Faith, and Atticus struggles to find inspiration. Also, Karen asks Hank to convince Becca not to follow in his footsteps.
Derek Ash -- Be With You, The Who
-- Magic Bus, Tim Minchin
-- So Long (As We Are Together), Quest For Fire -- Strange Vacation, Elton John
-- Tiny Dancer, Noiseshaper -- Wanna Feel More
After a party goes awry, Hank and Karen try to show Becca the downside of the high life. Unfortunately, a trip to Atticus' house sees the group run into Marilyn Manson, a musical idol of Becca's. Meanwhile, a chance encounter leads to some adult fun for Charlie, jeopardizing his attempts to reconcile with Marcy.
Hank reviews Becca's first draft of her book, and his overly harsh criticisms lead her to reconsider making writing a career. Later, Hank's first draft of the musical script is roundly panned by both Charlie and Atticus, leading Hank to do his own self evaluation. Also, Charlie and Stu attempt to free Marcy from Ophelia's toxic influence.
After a fight with his wife, Atticus moves in with Charlie. Naturally, the rocker then decides to throw a lavish house party. Faith brings the women, their drug dealer friend brings the party favors, and crazy actor Eddie Nero provides the insanity. A wild night of hook-ups and chaos ensues, including events which may have permanent consequences for Hank and Karen's relationship.
Liars -- A Ring On Every Finger, The Litter -- Action Woman, Crock -- Bad Moves, Wooden Ships -- Flight, The Pretty Things -- L.S.D., Rumspringa -- Musical Chairs, Metallica
-- Nothing Else Matters, Rob Lowe
-- Oklahoma, The People's Temple -- Sons Of Stone, Dr. Dog -- Warrior Man
Faith receives a call from her estranged mother, who she hasn't spoken to in years. At her request, Hank accompanies her to her parents' home, and agrees to pose as her boyfriend. While there, some interesting facts about Faith's past are brought to light. Also, Becca wants to go on a literary pilgrimage, but her parents object.
Songs: Beth Hart
-- L.A. Song, Marilyn Manson
-- Personal Jesus, David Tomlinson/Gary Jones -- Plastic Princess, Steven Michael Yeager -- Shopping At The Mall
A troubled Atticus heads to rehab, and considers retiring from show business altogether. Hank, Faith, Becca, and Richard Bates team up to convince him that he's making the wrong choice. Elsewhere, Ophelia reacts violently to Marcy's rejection, taking both her and Charlie hostage.
Martin Strathausen -- Bossa For A Coup, The Who
-- Pinball Wizard, White Fence -- Swagger Vets & Double Moon, Hi Ho Silver Oh & Leslie Stevens -- Time To Move On
Hank finds himself torn between pursuing a serious relationship with Faith, or once again trying to reconcile with Karen. Meanwhile, Atticus begins his big comeback tour, including officiating Marcy and Charlie's re-marriage ceremony. As the season ends, Hank must choose whether to go on tour with Atticus and Faith, or risk everything for another shot with his true love.
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.
Songs: Secret Colours -- Redemption
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.
Ryan McMahon -- I'll Be Damned, Freddie Scott
-- Same Old Beat
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
-- Naked, The Herbaliser -- Song For Mary
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's job comes under threat. Marcy accepts the offer Stu made her. Karen and Becca make a huge announcement. Levon spoils the family reunion plans.
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.