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Californication: The Party

Hank wears out his welcome at the Bates house, and prepares to hit the road. Before leaving town, he stops for one last drink at his favorite bar. While there, Lizzie hits on him and lures him to Charlie's house. Hank is surprised to find all his family and friends waiting to throw him a going away party. Sadly, a final run-in with Tyler threatens to send him off to NYC on a bad note.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x11
Airdate: Sunday March 25th, 2012

Director: Michael Lehmann
Writer: Tom Kapinos

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) May 06, 2013

  • Currently 7.6/10
7.6/10 (7 Votes cast)


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
Patrick FischlerPatrick Fischler
As Gabriel
Camilla LuddingtonCamilla Luddington
As Lizzie
As Samurai Apocalypse

Co-Guest Stars
Quin BaronQuin Baron
As Stuart Runkle
Reed BaronReed Baron
As Stuart Runkle
Main Cast
David DuchovnyDavid Duchovny
As Hank Moody
Natascha McElhoneNatascha McElhone
As Karen Van Der Beek
Pamela AdlonPamela Adlon
As Marcy Runkle
Madeleine MartinMadeleine Martin
As Becca Moody
Evan HandlerEvan Handler
As Charlie Runkle


The episode begins, and newly released from rehab, Bates has decided to join the Jesus-freak parade; as he wants to atone for his sins. Maybe it’s the right move for him, after how things have turned out. Surely, getting naked in public places before streaking home is not the best life plan, and its time he got his act together. Hank is totally amused by this decision of his, but unfortunately will no longer be allowed in Bates’ home, much to his dismay, as all bad influences must be purged in favor of the sobriety effort; and that also means getting rid of the bad influence that is Frank. Meanwhile, Runkle finds Hank having a lonely drink now that he has been ousted from the Bates home. ..

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Episode Quotes
Sam Apoc: Charlie Runkle, you know how to throw a fucking party, man.

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