Californication

Season 1 Episode 7

Girls, Interrupted

2
Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Sep 24, 2007 on Showtime
8.9
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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.

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  • poor Becca...Mia needs some preofessional help...

    9.1
    So I am really not sure what Mia wants from Hank. After the sex and the black eye I thought it was just to get back at him for him trying to take her dad's new fiancé away. But then the way that she called him once only to cry wolf, she's messing with his head some how. But then she calls him when she is in real trouble. It is not like she needs a father figure in her life. And I feel sorry for Becca, all she wants is her parents together. She knows it is not going to happen so she will settle even with them having dinner as friends. Then Mia messes that up. I wish Hank would have just stayed with her. Poor girl.moreless
  • this one is slightly off what what I have come to expect from the show. Still good but it is more about the plot and less about the characters.

    8.5
    From a show that is largely build on character development you come to expect a lot more than what this particular episode delivers. Hank's character seem a little bit shallow with the recurring theme of Bob Dylan but the good thing is that this is only a suttle slip up. Otherwise there is a much awaited development in the father daughter relationship. Only the development of that particular story suffers greatly from the format, i.e. the fact that you have roughly 25 minutes to develop a story and bring it to a conclusion.

    Anyway, all flaws aside, the episode is not very eventful and deals with 2 major stories, the one about Hank and his ex not-exactly-a-wife and the one about Charlie and his marital problems. Both stories are fairly well developed given the format constraints and the acting is just as great as in the previous episode. The average classification of this review is only average for the show not compared to the loads of sub par production on TV.moreless
  • Hank tries to help Becca see that there can be happy endings but gets sidetracked by Mia's problems

    9.0
    This show wasn't quite my favorite, although I have to say that's all relative because i still am in love love love with the show. I am getting a little tired of Mia's antics since she is clearly doing a lot of this on purpose, although how much can you blame a 16 year old kid for the kid of stuff that she is pulling. I think the reason she bothers be so much is that I want Karen and Hank to get together so much and I know that somewhere down the line him having slept with Mia is totally going to derail that. I also felt really bad for Becca in this episode. She just wants a family and not just any family but her own and all of the stuff that keeps going on is making her kinda unhappy. Although she is a pretty insightful kid for being 12 or however old she is. The stuff with Hank's agent was pretty funny, some nice comic relief for the seriousness that was this episode. I almost died laughing when the nipple clamp thingy pulled off his nipple. So funny.moreless
Lance Barber

Lance Barber

Mia's Teacher

Guest Star

Chris Williams

Chris Williams

Todd Carr

Guest Star

Pamela Adlon

Pamela Adlon

Marcy Ellen Runkle

Recurring Role

Rachel Miner

Rachel Miner

Dani

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Hank: (to Karen, after getting her the job to work on Todd Carr's house) Wanna jump my bones now, or hold out for a situation with a little more back support?

    • Becca: (to Hank) You know it's all well and good to talk about happy endings, but if a person can't deliver, if he keeps screwing up, well eventually, I guess you kinda just have to say, "fuck you," or words to that effect.

    • Marcy: You know, I'm bad with mechanical things.
      Charlie: Tell that to my missing nipple. You took of like twelve layers of skin.
      Marcy: I'm sorry, nipple.

    • Marcy: (Discussing a threesome with Karen) I don't want to go where Hank has been! I mean, he probably left booby-traps up there like the Vietcong.

    • Todd Carr: Do you know why I wanted to work with you again, Moody? Because when you're not wallowing in narcissistic despair, you're the rarest thing this town has to offer. Someone with some goddamn vision.

    • Hank: (To Todd Carr) You got me all wrong. You see, I try to live in an ivory tower, but a tide of shit is constantly beating at its walls.
      Karen: Don't be impressed. He stole that from Flaubert.

    • Hank: How the f*** do you option a blog? What is there to option? The title? The font?

    • Marcy: What is a marriage if not an opportunity to mock someone through thick and thin while simultaneously exploring your deepest, darkest sexual desires?

    • Mia's Teacher: You think I wanted Sylvia Plath to come over here and go all Bell Jar on me?

    • Hank: (To Charlie) I know you Hebrews do things a little differently, but I checked a menage a trois was not a pitstop on the road to redemption.

    • Hank: (To Becca) Just because something is bleak doesn't necessarily make it true.

    • Hank: What are you listening to there? A little falling asleep music? A little Joni Mitchell? Blood On The Tracks?
      Becca: Death Cab For Cutie.
      Hank: Wow, you really know how to hurt a guy.

  • NOTES (4)

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Holky přerušení (Girls, Interruption)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: October 8, 2007 on Channel Ten
      Latin America: December 18, 2007 on Warner Channel
      Norway: December 19, 2007 on TV2
      Sweden: February 21, 2008 on TV4
      Denmark: April 13, 2008 on SBS Net
      Finland: April 28, 2008 on Nelonen
      Germany: June 25, 2008 on AXN
      Belgium: October 13, 2008 on 2BE
      Slovakia: October 17, 2011 on JOJ

    • The scenes around and inside Todd Carr's residence take place at the Ray Kappe-designed "Benton House" in Brentwood.

    • This episode is rated TV-MA for graphic language and adult content.

  • ALLUSIONS (7)

    • Karen: (referring to their old house in New York) You hated that place!
      Hank: Yeah, but you loved it. Just like you love fucked up architecture like this, and David Hockney, and gigantic fucking earrings, and the complete and utter cliche of driving west on Mulholland at sunset.

      David Hockney is a British artist who has worked in photography and painting, among other areas. He completed most of his major works in the 1960s and 70s.

    • Becca: (reading aloud from a book) Nothing Gold Can Stay. Nature's first green--
      Hank: Just stop. I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

      Nothing Gold Can Stay is a poem written by Robert Frost in 1923. It is one of his shortest poems, with just eight lines, but critics consider it among Frost's best pieces of poetry.

    • Hank: (to Todd Carr) You got me all wrong. You see, I try to live in an ivory tower, but a tide of shit is constantly beating at its walls.
      Karen: Don't be impressed, he stole that from Flaubert.

      Gustave Flaubert was French novelist who is best known for his first novel, Madame Bovary, which was published in 1857. Hank's quote came from a letter that Flaubert wrote to Ivan Turgenev, a fellow novelist, in 1872.

    • Girl, Interrupted

      The episode title is a play on the movie "Girl, Interrupted", starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie.
      David Duchovny was also in an episode of "Sex and the City", which alluded to the movie, titled "Boy, Interrupted".

    • Mia's Teacher: You think I wanted Sylvia Plath to come over here and go all Bell Jar on me?

      The Bell Jar is Sylvia Plath's thinly veiled autobiography in which the main character, Esther, takes an overdose of sleeping pills.

    • Hank: Stay gold, Pony Boy.

      This is a reference to the movie (or novel) The Outsiders. In it, Johnny gives Pony Boy that poem by Robert Frost. Stevie Wonder sings a musical version of it during the closing credits.

    • Hank: So I'm told by the Fredo Corleone of agents.

      In Mario Puzo's novel "The Godfather", Frederico "Fredo" Corleone is one of the three sons of a powerful Mafia family.

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