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Hank turns down the job to write Samurai Apocalypse's new movie, but Sam refuses to take no for an answer and takes Hank to a meet with director Peter Berg, where they discover that Hank and Peter have shared more than just a love of writing. Sam decides that he's going to get rid of Tyler, which makes puts a strain on Hank and Becca's relationship. Co-parents Charlie, Marcy, and Stu have their hands full when Little Stuart exposes himself to a preschool classmate, and Charlie makes it his personal goal to mend fences with the offended girl's attractive mother.moreless
A few years have passed since Hank left L.A., and he is living in New York City but looking for a reason to leave after his latest breakup. He takes Charlie up on an offer to return to Los Angeles to write for a film starring rapper/actor Samurai Apolcaypse. Back in L.A., Hank reunites with Karen, Becca, and Karen's former professor and now-husband, Richard. Becca now has a boyfriend, Tyler, who is the spitting image of Hank, in the worst possible way.moreless
Hank rescues Karen from an embarrassing situation with a drunk Richard, then covers for Richard by pretending that he is dating a stripper named Holly. Becca is upset when she finds out that Holly has taken a liking to Tyler. Meanwhile, Marcy fires Lizzie after an inappropriate encounter with Stu, and Lizzie turns to Charlie for help and allows their relationship to progress, only to have Marcy beg for her return.moreless
Hank hands a completed draft of "Santa Monica Cop" over to Samurai Apocalypse, but he still finds himself stuck in L.A. when he's asked to take Kali, his "acquaintance" from the flight to Los Angles, out for a night on the town. Tyler crashes at Karen and Becca's house while he recovers from his injuries. Charlie is rescued from a serious parental crisis by Stuart's nanny, Lizzie.moreless
Hank starts to wondering if he's in Hell when he realizes that the bartender at a local watering hole is his the late Lew Ashby. Richard makes a surprising announcement about Hank and Karen. Hank tries to smooth things over with Becca, but she has some news about Tyler that leaves him shocked. On the set of "Santa Monica Cop," Sam's jealousy and fondness for firearms provides Charlie with an opportunity to show Hank how far he will go to protect his best friend and top client. Hank's ex-girlfriend surprises him with a plan for them to be together forever.moreless
After the argument with Charlie, Hank stays Karen and Becca. While searching for a new agent, Hank meets Hollywood power agent Larry Levine, who quickly sets a meeting with the top-notch filmmaker Lars Manderhoff, who also happens to be a Hank Moody idol. It appears to be a perfect match-up when Lars surprises Hank with one of his favorite working girls, Trixie. Upset over his losses, Charlie turns to Marcy for comfort as Lizzie enjoys her big break, a part in "Santa Monica Cop," thanks to Stu.moreless
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.
After overstaying his welcome at Karen and Richard's house, Hank prepares to leave for New York. He makes a final stop at Malibar, where he runs into Lizzie, who convinces Hank to go back to Charlie's house with. When he arrives, Hank realizes it's a surprise going away party, hosted by his friends, family, and enemies: Karen, Becca, Charlie, Marcy, Stu, Sam, Kali, Richard and his sponsor, Gabriel. Before the night is over, Hank has a final run-in with Tyler.moreless
Rath demands a rewrite of Hank's script. Julia's boss Dr. Dan gives career advice.
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
Samurai Apocalypse invites Hank and Charlie on a ride-along with the Santa Monica Police Department, fulfilling Charlie's boyhood dream and turning the evening into Hank's worst nightmare. Their joyride ends up taking an unusual sexual twist or Charlie. Richard starts drinking at a crowded Venice restaurant, but Hank and the boys arrive to save the day for Karen and Becca, and Tyler realizes he's seen Sam somewhere before.moreless
Hank is forced to read Tyler's screenplay and is surprised by Tyler's talent, despite the fact that the script appears to be a frighteningly autobiographical account of Tyler's relationship with Becca. Charlie and Lizzie's love quadrangle with Stu and Marcy heats up, but when their bedroom games hit too close to home for Charlie, all four may be headed for therapy.moreless
Hank joins Faith as attends her friend's funeral, and the after-party leads to Karen finding Hank in a compromising position. Robbie Mac and Ken take Charlie out on the town, which Charlie finds himself in an uncomfortable situation.
Hank considers leaving rehab, but a new acquaintance, Faith, may be able to convince him to stay. Charlie introduces himself to the out-and-proud movie star Robbie Mac, then goes to extreme measures to represent Robbie as his agent. Marcy loses her resolve to stay upset with Stu, and Karen unexpectedly finds a new job.moreless
After a disappointing reception for his first draft of "A Crazy Little Thing Called Love: The Musical", Hank turns to Faith for some inspiration to take his work to the next level. Becca considers other career options, and Charlie and Stu team up to win back Marcy but find it difficult because of Ophelia's influence on Marcy.moreless
Hank and Charlie join Atticus Fetch aboard Air Force 69 on a flight to New York City to present the songs for the Broadway adaptation of "A Crazy Little Thing Called Love." Charlie battles his fear of flying, and Atticus is surprised by Faith, while his wife, Natalie, surprises Hank.
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.
Hank makes an important decision, which will impact both Faith and his future. Charlie and Marcy also make a life-changing decision, and the group gather to make sure that Atticus arrives at the Greek Theatre, where he is co-headlining a performance with Marilyn Manson. A call from Becca and a visit from an old, departed friend provide Hank with some guidance.moreless
Hank receives a surprise visit from Carrie, the ex-girlfriend who set fire to his New York apartment. Hank is forced to bring Carrie along when Karen and Becca stop by and invite him to a dinner party. Stu, Marcy, and Bates' talk of sexual proclivities leaves the Moodys looking to make a quick exit, but the party gets even more out of control when Carrie has a realization about Hank. Meanwhile, Charlie goes on a blind date with Mary, a "nice girl" who's more than a little inexperienced.moreless
Hank and Faith try to convince Atticus to leave rehab, but Becca is the only person who can really help. Marcy's meeting with Ophelia doesn't go as expected, and Charlie's response to an unusual message reveals the true feelings between the two exes. Karen has an epiphany about Becca.
As production gets underway on Hank's latest movie "Santa Monica Cop," Stu has brought back his old director from "Fucking and Punching," hoping to create a box office hit with the new movie. However, Hank's rendezvous with the film's leading lady strains his relationship with Sam. Luckily for Hank and the rest of the movie's crew, Charlie has a backup plan in place.moreless
Ken uncovers the reason that Charlie lost Robbie Mac as a client. As a condition of working on his next project, Atticus asks Hank and Charlie to track down a few items for him. Marcy takes relationship advice from her man-hating spiritual guide, Ophelia.
Hank and Charlie meet with Robbie Mac about a potential project, but the opportunity isn't Hank's typical undertaking. Later, Hank reconnects with Ali Andrews, the executive from "God Hates Us All". Marcy, Ophelia, and Karen go out for dinners and commiserate about the men. Hank realizes that Becca inherited some of his writing talents after watching her during a reading of her latest work.moreless
Hank Moody narrowly survives the aftermath of his scorned ex-lover, Carrie, but the guilt of her death continues to haunt his dreams. Charlie takes Hank to see Atticus Fetch, a rocker who is interested in turning "A Crazy Little Thing Called Love" into a Broadway show. Meanwhile, Becca shares some news that causes Karen, Marcy, and Charlie to confront Hank.moreless
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.
Hank turns to Faith for some comfort but finds her spending time with someone else. Later, Hank has the opportunity to Faith's parents. Back at home, Becca shares some important news with Hank and Karen.
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
Samurai Apocalypse runs into a lyrical roadblock with his protege and turns to Hank for help. Hank joins up with Kali and writes a song that takes him back in time to a simpler time when he, Karen, and Charlie were happier. But Hank has to face reality when Karen shows up at his door, worried that she made a mistake.moreless
Atticus throws a party at Charlie's house, complete with girls, drugs, and an appearance by one of Hank's old friends. Hank becomes jealous when Karen gives him a taste of his own medicine, Atticus tries to recreate rock and roll folklore with a fan, and Charlie finds himself reunitd with Trudy.moreless
Hank returns from New York City to find Becca out of control, but his efforts to help her backfire when they go to visit Atticus and meet his current house guest, Marilyn Manson. Hank has an encounter with Atticus's wife that puts him in an uncomfortable position with Karen, while Charlie takes Stuart out for the day and has an unexpected encounter of his own.moreless