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Californication: The Recused

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.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x7
Airdate: Sunday February 20th, 2011
Special Airtime: 09:00 pm

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Channel 5) Nov 17, 2011

  • Currently 8.9/10
8.9/10 (9 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Allison McAtee
As Roberta Greenblatt
Carla Gugino
As Abby Rhoads
Glenna Gasparian
As Dylan
Michael Ealy
As Ben
Stephen Tobolowsky
As Stu Baggs
Zoe Kravitz
As Pearl
Alan Dale
As Lloyd Alan Philips Jr.

Co-Guest Stars
Jacquie Barnbrook
As Secretary (Patti)
Rob Welsh
As Staffer
Main Cast
David Duchovny
As Hank Moody
Natascha McElhone
As Karen Van Der Beek
Pamela Adlon
As Marcy Runkle
Evan Handler
As Charlie Runkle
Madeleine Martin
As Becca Moody


Hank wakes up to Abby staring at him in bed. She says she has to recuse herself, because they had sex. He tells her not to downplay it like that. That was naked poetry. He hasn't had sex that good since he was an alter boy. And last night, when they did it? She was not technically his attorney. They can keep on doing this, or she can defend him. But not both. His call. She can introduce him to a new attorney. He tells Abby that she's recused...

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorTom Kapinos
Executive ProducerDavid Duchovny  |  Tom Kapinos
Co-Executive ProducerLou Fusaro  |  Melanie Greene
Supervising ProducerVanessa Reisen
ProducerJohn H. Radulovic
Co-ProducerTom Keefe
Associate ProducerJim Sodini  |  Michael Paolillo
Production DesignerMichael Wylie
EditorTodd Desrosiers
CastingFelicia Fasano
Unit Production ManagerJohn H. Radulovic
First Assistant DirectorAnthony D'Esposito
Second Assistant DirectorJeffrey Schwartz
MusicTyler Bates  |  Tree Adams
Music EditorGeorgi Ramsland
Music SupervisorNora Felder  |  Budd Carr
Costume DesignerPeggy Schnitzer
Key GripVidal Cohen
Set DecoratorTimothy Stepeck
Location ManagerChristopher Lee (3)
Transportation CoordinatorHeath Culp
Property MasterJames Torvinen
Construction CoordinatorJohn Richardson
Script SupervisorMimi Baker
Script CoordinatorDavid Quandt
Assistant EditorRalph Yuan Wong
Re-Recording MixerTodd Grace
Director of PhotographyAndy Graham
Story EditorMatt Patterson
Production SupervisorScott Ichikawa
Assistant Production CoordinatorThu Pham
Sound MixerDaniel P. Church
Executive Story EditorGabriel Roth (2)
Costume SupervisorJulie Heath
Makeup Department Head Melanie Hughes (2)
Main Title DesignJim Hershleder
Production AccountantJim Kyriazis
Extras CastingCentral Casting
Chief Lighting TechnicianDavid Morton
"A" Camera OperatorArthur Scipio Africano
Sound SupervisorMitchell C. Gettleman
Personal Hair StylistDaniel Erdman
CostumerNancy Collini
Casting AssociateJessica Targum
Original CastingPat McCorkle
Assistant To The Executive ProducerLindsay Edelstein
Special Effects CoordinatorElia P. Popov
Assistant To The Co-executive ProducerVanessa Wilson  |  Claudia Guevara
Hair Department HeadRalph M. Abalos
Payroll AccountantThomas Farr
"B" Camera OperatorTim Bellen
Writers' AssistantMike Metz
Music ClearanceJeanne Fay
First Assistant AccountantLisa Peterson
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Warning: Californication season 4 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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