Season 3 Episode 7

So Here's The Thing ...

Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Nov 08, 2009 on Showtime
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Episode Summary

Hank's attempts to set things right with Karen lead to even deeper entanglements with the campus ladies. In the meantime, Charlie tries to prevent Sue's top client from leaving the agency, and Becca scolds Hank for being a terrible role model for her.

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  • Boring.

    It pains me to write this, but this was an excrutiatingly boring episode of Californication tonight. Outside of the sexual bluetooth line, I really do not think I laughed at all at anything. There were no wild sex scenes, nor were there any scandalous, outrageous scenes that we have been accustomed to from this show. We got no update on the Hank and Karen situation.

    This was just a dud, and after such a great start for Season 3 as opposed to Season 2 which was weak overall, the show has just gone downhill, unlike its lead-in Dexter which has improved throughout the season.moreless
  • Good old Hank ...

    Hank in this episode try to break up with all his three "girlfriends" , some people can ask why ? it`s good question but the answer is really simple : because he want to get back to Karen in New York City . Unfortunately that isnt simple for mr. Moody :) during first "break" Moody finished on blow***, second he do not say anything to lady and while third "break" Hank finished on bed with housewife :) so Hank accomplish anything. Of course like always in last few episode he has a lot of trouble with his daughter, this time she get Chelsea to Hank`s flat for sex with some guy. Anyone Californication episode without Runkle that is bad episode so like always RUnkle was here :) For now he again gets more forbearance on Sue when he fight with her client for her :)

    Not bad episode :)

  • "I want you to blow coke up my bum"

    Probably the funniest thing I've heard on TV. I didn't think Kathleen Turner could get more hilarious. Her and Runkle are beautiful together.

    I signed up to to say that, so while I'm here I might as well start reviewing other episodes. This episode was another solid, entertaining half hour of Cali. So far, I'm not understanding the hate for Season 3. You could say Hank and the three women are filler but you could also say that about Lou Ashby last Season (I loved him btw).

    Overall I think this show is a riot. I just hope it doesn't come crashing down now I've said that.moreless
Ken Marino

Ken Marino

David Wilder

Guest Star

Peter Fonda

Peter Fonda


Guest Star




Guest Star

Peter Gallagher

Peter Gallagher

Dean Stacy Koons

Recurring Role

Ellen Woglom

Ellen Woglom

Chelsea Koons

Recurring Role

Eva Amurri

Eva Amurri


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Hank: Look at us, Runkle. L.A. has made us soft. You used to be able to run for the Lexington Avenue Express with the best of 'em. Elbowing investment wankers out of the way, your cell phone in one hand, your mammoth ball sack in the other, a Hollywood reporter between your teeth, not even breathing so you wouldn't inhale the fucking piss stench.

    • Hank: Cowgirl -- that's my favorite position. You know, I do some of my best work from the bottom. You know why?
      Jackie: Why?
      Hank: I got my hands free. It's like sexual Bluetooth.

    • (Dean Koons walks in on Jackie knelt before Hank)
      Hank: This is so not what it seems.
      Stacy: I knew-- I knew you were a depraved lunatic!
      Hank: That may very well be the case, but things are not always as they appear.
      Stacy: Good God man, your fly is open.

    • Jill: (to Hank) Oh God, can I just say that being incredibly sweet and sensitive to my situation right now is not making me want to fuck you any less.

    • Wilder: Hey, Moody, I have a book coming out this spring. Do you think maybe you can write me up a blurb?
      Hank: What's this one called -- The Poignancy of Turds?

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Czech Republic: February 16, 2010 on HBO
      Sweden: May 31, 2010 on TV400
      Latin America: August 23, 2010 on Warner Channel
      Germany: September 8, 2010 on AXN
      Finland: October 25, 2010 on Nelonen

    • This episode is rated TV-MA for brief nudity, mild violence, graphic language and adult content.


    • Peter Fonda: (to Sue) These young bulldogs from UTK came up nippin' at my heels, saying they could put my face on a salad dressing bottle and sell millions for charity. Paul Newman-type shit.

      This is a reference to actor Paul Newman's philanthropic efforts. Newman created a line of salad dressings in 1982 called "Newman's Own" and later started selling other foods, with all of the proceeds donated to charity.

    • Hank: Don't chuck it off with the fucking nutty professor here. It's bullshit.
      Wilder: You know what, that is uncalled for. And we both know that I am not black.

      The Nutty Professor is a 1996 comedy film starring Eddie Murphy, one of the most popular black comedian actors during the '90s.

    • Hank: (To David) Go brew yourself a big mug of "word tea," and dip your balls in it.

      Actor Ken Marino, here portraying David Wilder, was a member of the sketch comedy show MTV's 'The State', where he had a recurring character named Louie. Louie would show up to some sort of gathering, ask everyone, "Who has something for me?" Guests would offer up their guacamole, pudding, etc. and Louie would hold up two golf balls and say, "I want to dip my balls in it!"