Season 1 Episode 12

The Last Waltz

Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Oct 29, 2007 on Showtime



  • Trivia

    • This episode ends with "You Can't Always Get What You Want", the same song used to begin the first episode of the season.

    • Featured Music:
      Steve Earle & Reckless Kelly - "Reconsider Me"
      Elton John - "High Flying Bird"
      Madeleine Martin - "Only Woman Bleed"
      Tommy Stinson and Friends for Done to Death - "You Can't Always Get What You Want"

  • Quotes

    • Karen: Hey Marce? I slept with Hank.
      Marcy: Okay, either I'm really fucking baked or you just told me that you boned Hank.
      Karen: His dad had just died, so...
      Marcy: You're such a slut!

    • Bill: (referring to Mia's book) Well the content is just a little unsettling, wouldn't you agree? The whole thing reads like some teenage girl's fantasy about having an affair with some depraved asshole who bears a striking resemblance to my least favorite American novelist.
      Mia: What makes you think it's fantasy?

    • Marcy: Has bill requested the ass yet?
      Karen: No! And he's not gonna get it.
      Marcy: Not even on his wedding night?
      Karen: No!
      Marcy: You don't deny your man the ass. You give it to him, because once he knows he can have that, he ain't gonna want that shit anymore. Believe that.
      Karen: I dig that.
      Marcy: Yeah man. The ass is always greener.

    • Hank: (To Karen) You know, I'm sorry I never gave you a day like today. I don't know what I was so afraid of... so negative. Because I look around and... I think it's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen... beside from you.

    • Becca: I'm very proud of you.
      Hank: Really? And why is that?
      Becca: Cause you got through it...and didn't get into a fight with anyone. Well, you didn't start it at least. You're tragically flawed, dad, but you've got a good heart.
      Hank: I'll take that.

    • Karen: Jesus Christ, Hank. F***! It wasn't supposed to be like this. I mean, I wasn't supposed to be married to some other guy, and you weren't supposed to flush your f***ing career down the toilet, and Becca wasn't supposed to start her period and some strange woman show her to use the tampon for the first time.
      Hank: All those things that weren't supposed to happen... they happened. What happens next is up to you.

    • Becca: Dad?
      Hank: Yeah.
      Becca: It happened.
      Hank: What happened?
      Becca: It.
      Hank: It what?
      Becca: It.
      Hank: It.
      Becca: The it.
      Hank: Oh, it. Shit.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Poslední valčík (The Last Waltz)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: November 12, 2007 on Channel Ten
      Norway: January 23, 2008 on TV2
      Sweden: April 3, 2008 on TV4
      Denmark: May 11, 2008 on SBS Net
      Finland: June 2, 2008 on Nelonen
      Germany: July 30, 2008 on AXN
      Belgium: November 17, 2008 on 2BE
      Slovakia: November 21, 2011 on JOJ

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

  • Allusions

    • Becca: (referring to the guitar player from her band) He asked me out...on a date.
      Hank: Captain fantastic.

      This is a reference to the 1975 album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy by British musician Elton John. The album debuted at #1 and went triple platinum.

    • Hank: (to guitar player after Hank sees him kiss Becca) And you, no tongue. I'm serious, that's not cool. Check yourself, before you riggity riggity wreck yourself.

      This is a reference to the song "Check Yo Self" by rapper Ice Cube. The song was released in 1993 on his album Predator.

    • Becca: Are you there Dad? It's me, Becca. I'm fine. I'm not going to die or anything, I just got my period.

      This is a reference to the book Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret., written by Judy Blume and published in 1970. The book tells the story of a young girl growing up in a mixed-religion family.