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Rath demands a rewrite of Hank's script. Julia's boss Dr. Dan gives career advice.
A "Santa Monica Cop" kickoff party is hosted by Rath, where Hank conducts an intimate notes session with the show's leading lady, and Hashtag Black eyes Julia. Meanwhile, Charlie manages head-case client Goldie; and Stu makes Charlie an offer.
Levon enjoys a night with Nikki, while Karen, Hank and Marcy are forced to endure the company of Nikki's creepy friend. Meanwhile, Charlie gets in over his head with a new client.
Hank and Levon help Julia celebrate her new role. Meanwhile, financial trouble adds to Charlie and Marcy's marital unrest, but a new client may put Charlie back in the black; and Levon tries to get some alone time with Melanie, but the Director keeps getting in the way.
Hank's coworkers, Hugh and Terry, are bothered when Hank is to write his first episode of 'Santa Monica Cop'. Levon tries to get closer to Melanie, and Hank sits in on a casting session with with Melanie while Hank sits in on a casting session with Rath. Charlie is hoping to repair his relationship with Marcy, but Karen is about to throw in the throw in the towel with Hank.moreless
Hank makes his debut in the Santa Monica Cop writer's room and meets a lot of aggravated co-workers. Things start to look promising for Charlie and Marcy when he meets Melanie, the assistant to Santa Monica Cops's showrunner, Rick Rath. Karen gets an unexpected surprise, and so does Hank when he visits Levon's apartment.moreless
After his brief tour with Atticus, Hank is anxious to get back to Karen, but things don't go as he'd hoped. Charlie's performance anxiety leaves Marcy wondering what she's gotten herself into. A young reporter named Levon hopes to interview Hank for his college paper.