Premiering on September 27, 2009, season 3 aired 12 episodes (#25 through #36 overall) and concluded on December 13, 2009.

Season Three[]

Episode List[]

# Image Title Airdate
01 Californication Title Ep2 Wish You Were Here September 27, 2009
With Karen having moved back to New York, Hank has to deal with rebellious Becca. Charlie and Marcy move back in together despite the fact they still intend to divorce each other.
02 Californication Title Ep2 The Land of Rape and Honey October 4, 2009
Hank starts work as a college professor of a writing class and gets into trouble with an unexpected admirer, while Charlie deals with Marcy's romantic life and her new boyfriend.
03 Californication Title Ep2 Verities & Balderdash October 11, 2009
Hank and Becca attend the annual English Department Fall Mixer hosted by Dean Koons and wife Felicia. Charlie tries to coax Marcy into celebrating his first signing at the new agency, teen idol Rick Springfield.
04 Californication Title Ep2 Zoso October 18, 2009
Hank has problems with Becca's decidedly adult fashion sense and feels the need to address the issue; Hank and Charlie head to a strip joint to scope out a student who may be moonlighting there.
05 Californication Title Ep2 Slow Happy Boys October 25, 2008
Becca pays Karen a visit in New York for the weekend and Hank is left on his own, until his old friend Mike Zlosowski (Kevin Corrigan) from Long Island shows up. Together, the two have a great time at Sue Collini's party. In the meantime, the revelation of a secret abruptly interrupts Charlie and Marcy's regained sex life.
06 Californication Title Ep2 Glass Houses November 1, 2009
With Karen visiting Los Angeles, Hank has to deal with her finding out about his affairs, and her plan to move the family to New York. Meanwhile, Charlie has to deal with Marcy's crush on Rick, especially when he is invited to dinner.
07 Californication Title Ep2 So Here's the Thing... November 8, 2009
Hank's attempts to set things right with Karen lead to even deeper entanglements with the campus ladies. In the meantime, Charlie tries to prevent Sue's top client from leaving the agency and Becca scolds Hank for being a terrible role model for her.
08 Californication Title Ep2 The Apartment November 15, 2009
Hank has a Skype video chat with Karen but gets disconnected, then opens his door to Jackie, two strippers and a bottle of liquor. The next morning, one of the stripper girls remains unconscious. When Charlie shows up with Rick, they first try to help, but make things worse. Finally, Jill, Felicia, Stacy, Chelsea and Becca show up, making the situation too complicated for Hank to handle.
09 Californication Title Ep2 My Bad Example November 22, 2009
After the revelations of his affairs, Hank expects to be fired from campus, but Dean Koons tells him otherwise. They are both contacted by the principal of Becca's and Chelsea's school, who tells them their girls had a physical confrontation with each other and results in both girls being expelled. When the parents meet at the principal's office, one of those affairs is revealed to Karen. Meanwhile, Charlie risks his job trying to hold Marcy off drug addict Rick.
10 Californication Title Ep2 Dogtown November 29, 2009
When Charlie loses his job, Hank takes him out on the town. Meanwhile, Karen, Becca and Marcy have a girl's night out. Hank and Charlie steal one of Hank's autographed books from a book store and have a near-fatal run in with two robbers at a liquor store.
11 Californication Title Ep2 Comings & Goings December 6, 2009
On the eve of leaving for New York, Karen, Becca and Hank are invited to a final lunch with Felicia. Dean Koons arrives during the proceedings, intent on challenging Hank to a duel. Meanwhile Charlie and Marcy are optimistic about a possible offer on the house.
12 Californication Title Ep2 Mia Culpa December 13, 2009
In the season 3 finale, Just when Hank, Karen and Becca are packing for their move to New York, Mia comes back to town along with a new agent boyfriend who knows about Hank's statutory rape of her. Hank attempts to convince Mia not to tell everyone about their consensual sex and resorts to violence against Mia's boyfriend, Paul Rider (James Frain). After leaving Mia's place, Hank comes clean to Karen about the whole incident. When the police show up, Hank is arrested. Meanwhile, Charlie thinks about having his vasectomy reversed, but Marcy seems to want the divorce to become final.

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
Callum Keith Rennie as Lew Ashby
Carla Gallo as Daisy


Other Seasons[]

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