Californication

Season 4 Episode 9

Another Perfect Day

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Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Mar 06, 2011 on Showtime
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Hank moves back in with Karen and Becca when the hotel where he's been staying kicks him out over a billing error.

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  • Hank temporarily moves back in with Becca and Karen

    8.5
    I was a bit harsh on last week's episode, but I was truly frustrated at how the promise of the first half of the season gave away to just jumping back and forth between Hank having sex with this woman or that woman. It was turning into a repetitive season, one that the show has already done better before. However, once again, the show gives us an episode of the kind of nice guy that Hank could be if he chose to get over his obsession with having sex with every woman in sight.



    The aftermath of Hank sleeping with Mia hasn't been nearly as crazy as I expected. Obviously his family is upset with him, but they seem so reluctant to forgive him. I was hoping there'd be more angry drama, but whatever.. I do like that Hank has these really great moments where he proves himself to be a funny and great father and husband. I liked that they were able to put him in a situation where he could not be blamed for something bad that happened. Next week's episode should be awesome, as we see this whole trial/Mia thing hopefully come to a satisfying end.



    I still really like Carla Cugino's character and I think she could make a great recurring character and a good chance for Hank to prove he's a mature guy. Sure, it seems like he's meant to be with Karen, but it'll be interesting to see how a relationship with another woman goes, especially when he seems very invested with her.



    I still think it's completely stupid that Marcie is hiding the fact that Charlie got her pregnant. It's just leading to what should be an equally stupid revelation and where they'll either A.) get back together or B.) hate each other forever. Either way, I don't care too much.moreless
  • Dead By Sunrise

    9.0
    Hank and Abby discuss shop and what the trial is expected to be like on Monday. Hank is evicted from his hotel and unable to reach Charlie as Charlie continues his relationship with Peggy. Hank moves in with Karen and Becca and Pearl and Becca steal Hank's car and go for a joyride that ends in an accident that is then blamed on Hank by Ben. Charlie takes Peggy along to a dinner at Stu's house where Marcy's pregnancy finally comes to light and it may mean more to Charlie than he realizes especially since we all know that the baby isn't really Stu's. Good episode, and the last minute where Karen and Hank reminisce about when they were first dating and what's to come next week with the trial and the future that they both face added a taste of the cold hard reality that awaits us. This served as a heavily entertaining serving (despite being filler and calm before the storm) but did promise some good drama around the corner so that when the stuff hits the fan we'll have that much more at stake.moreless
Michael Ealy

Michael Ealy

Ben

Guest Star

Melissa Stephens

Melissa Stephens

Peggy

Guest Star

Erika Rankin

Erika Rankin

Hotel Clerk

Guest Star

Stephen Tobolowsky

Stephen Tobolowsky

Stu Beggs

Recurring Role

Zoë Kravitz

Zoë Kravitz

Pearl

Recurring Role

Carla Gugino

Carla Gugino

Abby Rhoads

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (6)

    • Karen: I'm going out.
      Hank: Oh. "Out" out?
      Karen: I guess.
      Hank: Like "out-on-a-date" out?
      Karen: Um..."dinner" out.
      Hank: Cool hand Ben?
      Karen: With Ben, yes. And if you're gonna give me shit about it you can leave right now.
      Hank: No, I won't. I have grown a lot since breakfast. So are you guys, like, officially dating now?
      Karen: We're not officially anything except friends.
      Hank: Friends that go out to dinner on a Saturday night. And you're all gussied up, but that doesn't quite do it justice because you look beautiful. He's a lucky guy.
      Karen: Thank you.
      Hank: I wish I were him. And not just because I always wanted to be black.

    • Hank: (to Becka) I don't know how I feel about you behind the wheel. (to Karen) What do you think?
      Karen: Yeah. I could teach her.
      Hank: You're a terrible driver!
      Karen: I am not!
      Hank: Yes you are! You're like an Asian woman...with Alzheimer's...no arms or legs, steering with your tongue.

    • (Hank is asleep in his car after the credit card company refused his hotel charges. Becka prods him to wake him up.)
      Hank: Hey! Sweety. Don't ya just love the fresh sea air?
      Becka: What are you doing?
      Hank: Credit card SNAFU at the hotel. I couldn't get in touch with Uncle Runkle and I didn't wanna wake you guys up.
      Becka: You couldn't find a floozy to take you in?
      Hank: Hey now. What's wrong with communing with nature? Sleeping under the stars?
      Becka: There's bird shit on your shoulder.
      Hank: Oh, look at that. So there is.
      Becka: Did you drink and drive?
      Hank: In that order?
      Becka: Come in.
      Hank: Uh, I don't think that's such a good idea, Becks. Your mom...
      Becka: She said it was okay.
      Hank: Well, in that case...

    • Hotel clerk: How can I help you, sir?
      Hank: My key has failed me, my lady. Henry James Moody...the third.
      Hotel clerk: Yes, Mr. Moody. There's just the matter of the bill.
      Hank: What's the matter with it?
      Hotel clerk: Well, it would appear that the credit card company is not accepting your charges.
      Hank: Oh, well that shit happens. I mean, between you and me, I'm pretty fucking solvent right now. I made a hundy large last week.
      Hotel clerk: Oh, good for you, sir.
      Hank: For doing nothing. Literally! A fourth grader could'a stepped in for me. America. Great fucking country, huh?
      Hotel clerk: Great
      Hank: So can we put this on my tab or you wanna give my agent a call? You're not gonna throw me out on my ass over some piddly little sum, are ya?
      Hotel clerk: Well...
      Hank: What are we talking about here? What do I owe?
      Hotel clerk: Let's see...here we go...roughly, uh, twenty five thousand dollars and some change.
      Hank: Well, fuck my face...

    • Hank: Yeah, I just hope I don't get the squirts up on the stand.
      Abby: Yeah, me too. Nervous shitters are almost always found guilty.
      Hank: I would imagine.

    • Abby: (raising a glass) Here's to Hank Moody versus the state of California.
      Hank: Up yours. And here's to you keeping my black ass out of San Quentin.
      Abby: I'll do my utmost.
      Hank: And the Devil take the hindmost!

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 on HBO
      Finland: February 27, 2012 on Nelonen
      Sweden: October 1, 2012 on TV11

    • Featured Music:
      "Everything Beautiful Must Die" by Soundtrack of Our Lives
      "Lord Take Me Higher" by Benjamin Starshine
      "Backing Off" by Champion
      "Holiday" by Pink Mountaintops
      "Universal" by Noiseshaper
      "Don't Fear The Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult
      "Lonely Exile" by Political Rivals

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