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Californication: Here I Go Again

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.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x7
Airdate: Sunday February 19th, 2012
Special Airtime: 10:30 pm

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) Apr 08, 2013

  • Currently 7.5/10
7.5/10 (10 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Jason Beghe
As Richard Bates
Stephen Tobolowsky
As Stu Baggs
Scott M. Foster
As Tyler Stevens
Camilla Luddington
As Lizzie
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 scene opens, and it seems like Hank and Karen did it! Well, they actually didn't. But the episode did open with the two in bed together. Apparently they had a few drinks; Karen was upset and needed some Moody and Hank obliged, but was a total gentleman. While the ex-lovers are in bed, there's a knock at the door and there is only one person who could possibly arrive at that moment to make things as wacky as possible for Hank - Bates. Yup, it's Bates and he's totally losing it because like Karen, he ended up in someone else's bed last night after a few too many. But unlike Karen, Bates turns into a naked a crazy man when he's drunk, so he's clearly got a reason to worry. Hank consoles, him, casually corrals him into Runkle's bedroom and sneaks back to Karen's side. ..

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
JackylShe Love My CockHolly dances in living room
JunkyardHollywoodHank & Richard go to Holly's place for his ring
WhitesnakeHere I Go AgainHolly dances on Hank's car

Warning: Californication season 5 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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