Premiering on August 13, 2007, season 1 aired 12 episodes (#1 through #12 overall) and concluded on October 29, 2007.

Season One[]

The first season takes place in the months leading up to Karen van der Beek's planned marriage to Bill Lewis, a Los Angeles publisher. Hank Moody, Karen's former boyfriend and father of their child Becca, is an alcoholic, sex-crazed writer struggling as he tries to bring back the love of his life. The season starts with his wallowing deep in self-loathing following the release of "A Crazy Little Thing Called Love," a sub-par yet popular movie adaptation to his most recent novel, "God Hates Us All." After picking up a younger woman in a bookstore, he soon after comes to find out she is actually Bill's 16-year-old daughter, Mia. Throughout the season, Mia continues to haunt Hank during his visits to his family, using the threat of statutory rape to steal stories for her creative writing class. The death of his father triggers a bender and an eventual sexual encounter with Karen. After the funeral, Hank stays in New York to finish a manuscript for a new novella. However, when Hank returns to LA, the original copy is lost when his car is stolen. But Mia has retained her own copy, and chooses to pass the work off as her own. On Karen and Bill's wedding day, Hank chooses to accept the way things are. But as he leaves the reception with his daughter Becca, Karen runs out and jumps into the car, riding into a new life together.

Episode List[]

# Image Title Airdate
01 Californication Title Ep2 Pilot August 13, 2007
40-something Hank Moody (David Duchovny) in a church asking Jesus to help him get his life back on track. He is then distracted by a hot nun, which turns out to be a dream that is representative of his lifestyle. Sex-addicted Hank sleeps with many women, including a woman who is cheating on her enraged and muscular husband - and Mia (Madeline Zima), a 16-year-old girl (Hank assumes she is older). Moody also has to interact with ex-girlfriend Karen (Natascha McElhone) whom he still loves. They share the custody of their 12-year-old daughter Becca (Madeleine Martin) who is wise beyond her years.
02 Californication Title Ep2 Hell-A Woman August 20, 2007
Becca invites Hank to her Mom and Bill's (Damian Young) house for a dinner party with some mutual friends. After he arrives, however, he realizes that Karen has planned a little setup for Hank with her scientologist friend Sonja (Paula Marshall), which doesn't thrill Hank all that much. But, Hank gets a nice laugh out of it after the rest of the party people walk in on him and Sonja in the bedroom. Hank also gets a little news about the job he recently accepted.
03 Californication Title Ep2 The Whore of Babylon August 27, 2007
Hank and Todd Carr (Chris Williams), the director of "A Crazy Little Thing Called Love", the movie adaptation of Hank's book, start a fight, after which Hank ends up in jail. Bill bails him out and Hank finds a new connection to Meredith (Amy Price-Francis). Charlie (Evan Handler) learns about a different side of his assistant Dani (Rachel Miner).
04 Californication Title Ep2 Fear and Loathing at the Fundraiser September 3, 2007
Meredith convinces Hank to escort her to an environmental fundraiser. Coincidentally Bill and Karen are at the same event, where Karen makes a scene, and Hank runs into Dani and Charlie while they are in his office.
05 Californication Title Ep2 LOL September 10, 2007
Bill asks Hank to step in as a guest speaker at Mia's creative writing class. Hank talks about his writing and motivations on a radio interview. Becca develops a crush on her guitar teacher Dave (Joaquin Pastor), but he ends up with Mia.
06 Californication Title Ep2 Absinthe Makes the Heart Grow Fonder September 17, 2007
Hank spends the night with a sexy surfer girl (Michelle Lombardo) and in return she robs him. Mia wants more of Hank's writing to pass her class, instead he offers to help her with her writing. Charlie wants to spice up the sex life with his wife Marcy (Pamela Adlon), but she is not as fond of spanking as Dani is.
07 Californication Title Ep2 Girls, Interrupted September 24, 2007
Hank is disturbed by Becca's negative reaction towards the concept of happy endings, even more so when he finds out that it is partially his fault. Marcy comes up with the idea of a threesome with Charlie and Dani, but it ends unexpectedly.
08 Californication Title Ep2 California Son October 1, 2007
Hank's father Al (Mark Margolis) dies, so Hank tries to ease his pain with a hooker named Trixie (Judy Greer). However, Karen does her best to help him overcome the pain.
09 Californication Title Ep2 Filthy Lucre October 8, 2007
After the funeral of Hank's father Al, Hank comes back to L.A. with a new manuscript, that he wants Karen to read. After receiving a bonus paycheck, he buys a new car for himself and a new guitar for Becca.
10 Californication Title Ep2 The Devil's Threesome October 15, 2007
A new threesome including Hank and Charlie evolves from a meeting at the gym, while Karen and Marcy have a girls' night out at which they decide to surprise Hank and Charlie.
11 Californication Title Ep2 Turn The Page October 22, 2007
Charlie and Dani represent Mia after she wrote a book that seems to have come out of Hank's feather. Becca decides to move out of Bill and Karen's home to live with her dad Hank.
12 Californication Title Ep2 The Last Waltz October 29, 2007
In the season 1 finale, Hank has to deal with Karen's wedding and Becca's first period.

Main Cast[]

David Duchovny as Hank Moody
Natascha McElhone as Karen van der Beek
Madeleine Martin as Rebecca Moody
Evan Handler as Charlie Runkle
Pamela Adlon as Marcy Runkle
Madeline Zima as Mia Lewis
Rachel Miner as Dani California
Damian Young as Bill Lewis


Other Seasons[]

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