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.