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Californication: The Way Of The Fist

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.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x2
Airdate: Sunday January 15th, 2012
Special Airtime: 10:30 pm

Director: David Duchovny
Writer: Tom Kapinos

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) Apr 24, 2012

  • Currently 7.1/10
7.1/10 (9 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Peter BergPeter Berg
As Himself

Guest Stars
Meagan GoodMeagan Good
As Kali
Jason BegheJason Beghe
As Richard Bates
Stephen TobolowskyStephen Tobolowsky
As Stu Baggs
Scott M. FosterScott M. Foster
As Tyler Stevens
Camilla LuddingtonCamilla Luddington
As Lizzie
As Samurai Apocalypse
Vanessa AngelVanessa Angel
As Alison

Co-Guest Stars
Jim CallowayJim Calloway
As Big Jim
Fatso FasanoFatso Fasano
As Fatso
Jim TavaréJim Tavaré
As Alfred
Maia TarinMaia Tarin
As Teacher
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


The episode begins with Hank and Kali getting cozy, when Samurai Apocalypse walks in, Hank requests for an opportunity to explain, but the guy starts firing at them from an automatic weapon he is carrying. It’s then shown that Hank was having a nightmare, he is woken out of it by Charlie. Hank is pretty disturbed by the nightmare, Charlie on his part tries to calm down Hank by suggesting, that they take a walk on Malibu and check out the babes. Hanks requests Charlie to get him on a plane back to New York, Charlie asks Hank what he plans to do about Samurai Apocalypse who likes him so much and wants him here. Hank tells Charlie that Samurai’s feelings aren’t reciprocated, to which Charlie says that Hank should tell Samurai this in person, as he is a very important client. In the meanwhile, Hank receives a call from Karen telling him that Becca is really upset with him, for him not even giving her boyfriend a chance, to which Karen requests Hank to be more tolerant as Becca is his only daughter. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
James McCartneyOld ManEnd of episode

Warning: Californication season 5 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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