Californication

Season 7 Episode 1

Levon

15
Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Apr 13, 2014 on Showtime
8.0
out of 10
User Rating
40 votes
2

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
Levon
AIRED:

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.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Monday
No results found.
Tuesday
No results found.
Wednesday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Levon

    6.5
    Californication began its final season this week with the definition of a middling episode. Hank shows back up on Karen's doorstep and instead of his romantic reunion he tracks her down to a coffeehouse and confesses his love for (once again) while ruining her hang out with a friend from her yoga class. Hank playing overprotective has been done to death on his show at this point. Please Tom Kapinos stop the whole male as protector thing. Karen has made it clear time and again that she is not interested in having him back. Also, no Becca this episode, wonder why that is? So the good stuff (what little there is this week) belonged to Hank getting a staff job thanks to a meeting set up by Stu on the writing staff of Santa Monica Cop the TV show. The reason for the job is that Hank wants to prove himself trustworthy to Karen and worth taking back. His bad reputation around Hollywood makes him toxic, and Charlie is also out of a job now that Atticus has disowned both of them so Runk will have go back to being "the masturbating agent" or whatever. In other news, Runkle can't get it up. Do we care? Nope. The saving grace of this episode was guest star Michael Imperioli playing the showrunner who listens through the wall with a glass and only gives Hank the job because he fires a writer who badmouths him in front of everyone else. So it will be nice to see Hank have a stable 9-5 at the very least and we can get some comedy out of the daily grind of a writer's room (something Tom Kapinos doesn't seem to know much about what with him writing like every episode now). Also, Hank gets interviewed by this really weird young college kid and is barraged with personal questions. Turns out, the kid (named Levon), is a kid he had as a result of him having a one night stand with Levon's mother. Hank lights a cigarette after hearing this and the episode ends. While a typical and albeit obvious direction for this to go I think having another kid, especially a son, will do Hank some good in terms of reconciling where he stands as a parent. What his parenting normally amounts to is him threatening and discouraging Becca from seeing all of the "losers" she dates like Hank is anyone to emulate in the choosing partners department. Anyway, Californication is back for better and worse with the typical over the top sexual escapades and unnecessary descriptions and some redemption stuff thrown in there too. Let's see where we end up 11 episodes from now.moreless
  • Nothing on how much it sucked? Okay, then...

    1.0
    sooooooo glad it is going off the air.



    What happened to daughter?
Michael Imperioli

Michael Imperioli

Rick Rath

Guest Star

Oliver Cooper

Oliver Cooper

Lee Vaughn

Guest Star

Roger Howarth

Roger Howarth

Chris

Guest Star

Stephen Tobolowsky

Stephen Tobolowsky

Stu Beggs

Recurring Role

Jonathan Kasdan

Jonathan Kasdan

Director

Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

More
Less