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Californication: Rock And A Hard Place

Charlie gets fired after losing Robbie Mack as a client, leading he and Hank to pursue the previously offered musical project with Atticus Fetch. Atticus will only work with them if they can retrieve a guitar belonging to an old friend. With a little help from Faith, they set out to accomplish their mission. Also, Marcy punishes Stu, on the advice of man-hater Ophelia Roberts.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 6x5
Airdate: Sunday February 17th, 2013
Special Airtime: 10:30 pm

Director: David Von Ancken
Writer: Tom Kapinos

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Eleven) Dec 23, 2013

Guest Stars
Maggie GraceMaggie Grace
As Faith
Stephen TobolowskyStephen Tobolowsky
As Stu Baggs
Maggie WheelerMaggie Wheeler
As Ophelia Robbins
Lee ArenbergLee Arenberg
As Charlie's Boss
Meghan FalconeMeghan Falcone
As Shari
Tim MinchinTim Minchin
As Atticus Fetch

Co-Guest Stars
Jorge GarciaJorge Garcia
As Drug Dealer
Main Cast
David DuchovnyDavid Duchovny
As Hank Moody
Natascha McElhoneNatascha McElhone
As Karen Van Der Beek
Pamela AdlonPamela Adlon
As Marcy Runkle
Evan HandlerEvan Handler
As Charlie Runkle


The episode begins and Hank is trying to write something, but is drawing a blank. He seems to be facing a writer’s block. Later, he arrives at Karen’s and asks her out for coffee. She says she is headed for a meeting. He says he needs a muse and offers to come with her, so they can talk on the way. She says she is headed to Atticus Fitch’s house and mentions that he knows Atticus. She asks him why he refused to work with Atticus. Hank says he wasn’t interested in writing a Broadway musical. She refuses to be his muse and leaves. Hank mentions to her how he doesn’t like her working because since she started working she is “curt and brusque and always on the go”. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Joe WalshFunk 50Start of episode
Mark LaneganStrange ReligionEnd of episode
Nick WaterhouseIs That ClearStu, Hank & Charlie at the bar
Pistol StarCandy 
Shin Joong HyunPlease Don't Bother Me Anymore 
Tim MinchinStep 'N' Fetch It 

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