Season 5x01
Episode no. 49
Written by Tom Kapinos
Directed by John Dahl
Guest stars
Original airdate: January 8, 2012
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"JFK to LAX" is the first episode of season 5 of Californication


The narrative begins 3 years after Season Four, soon after the successful release of Hank's new novel, Californication, when Hank breaks up with his latest lover Carrie (played by Natalie Zea) in New York. Depressed at the unpleasant breakup, he unquestioningly accepts Charlie's invitation to return to L.A to meet a potential client, hip-hop artist Samurai Apocalypse (played by RZA). On the flight he almost joins the Mile High Club with a woman named Kali (Meagan Good) he later learns is Apocalypse's main squeeze. While in L.A., Hank visits Karen and Becca and meets Karen's new husband (also old foe), Bates. Later he meets Becca's new boyfriend Tyler. The episode ends with Hank learning that his New York girlfriend has just torched his apartment.


David Duchovny - Hank Moody

Natascha McElhone - Karen van der Beek

Madeleine Martin - Rebecca Moody

Evan Handler - Charlie Runkle
Pamela Adlon - Marcy Runkle

Meagan Good - Kali

RZA - Samurai Apocalypse

Natalie Zea - Carrie