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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.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x8
Airdate: Sunday March 04th, 2012
Special Airtime: 10:30 pm

Director: Bart Freundlich
Writer: Tom Kapinos

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) Apr 15, 2013

  • Currently 7.4/10
7.4/10 (8 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Rob Lowe
As Eddie Nero
Stephen Tobolowsky
As Stu Baggs
Scott M. Foster
As Tyler Stevens
Camilla Luddington
As Lizzie
As Samurai Apocalypse
Lea DeLaria
As Debbie
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 somehow Hank has smoothed things over with Becca and we find the two of them making breakfast at Charlie’s. And to be honest – Hank made a pretty impressive pancake from the look of things. Anyway, Becca wants to know if Hank read Tyler’s screenplay, and when he says no, she gets him to agree to read it by threatening to never speak to him again. Actually a realistic possibility at this point. Later, Hank reads the screenplay. He spends all afternoon doing it and finally we find out that he’s furious because the story is fantastic, much to his surprise. Now at Karen’s, who also apparently forgives him for last episode’s stripper assault, Hank further explains that not only is the writing exceptional, but the content is wildly sexual and terrifyingly autobiographical. Basically, Hank is reading a detailed account of how Tyler beds his daughter. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Lynyrd SkynyrdSimple ManHank visits Lisa
Paul CaryCome Take Me Away 

Episode Quotes
Stu: Charlie, I know it´s very embarrassing, but you don´t have to worry about it, because you are having sex with Lizzie! And this is fucking primo shit! I mean, right on bro! (high fives Charlie)
Charlie: Thank you, Stu.
Stu: Lizzie, I´m sorry about objectifying you there, but you´re just way out of his league. No offence, Runkle.

Becca: Sometimes I think you wish I stayed some asexual little goth Muppet creature forever

Warning: Californication season 5 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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