Californication Review: Playing With Fire
This week we saw how Hollywood has been home to "Perverts & Whores" for many a year, as Hank's meeting with a prospective new agent took a turn for the weird.
While Hank was taking meetings Charlie was taking a beating, both professionally and emotionally. While I liked that he admitted signing Tyler was wrong, his heartache each time Hank would utter "mother fu-cka" in his best Mr. Chow voice was a bit much. Stu was right, though, there's no crying at the Palm.
Becca reading flirtatious texts from Kali to Tyler was also a bit absurd. Is that how they are really planning on getting rid of him? Also, Kali going for Tyler does the mile high romance she and Hank shared a disservice if you ask me. I thought there was more to Ms. Good's character. She never struck me as having similar values of say Lizzie.
No one was shocked, I'm sure, to learn Lizzie swallowed her pride and then some to secure a part in Stu's movie, but I was pleasantly surprised that Charlie did not tell Marcy. It was clear she was going to blow her top if she found out it was Stu's all-beef thermometer that took Lizzie's temperature. There may be a chance for Runkle to get his better half back, but to tell her what Stu did would have been more self serving than considerate.
Hank ran into Trixie and, while they have always had good chemistry, were we really being led to believe that she and Hank will have a relationship off the meter at some point? While he has been enjoying the picket fence life with Karen, Bates was set to return soon, so perhaps the timing is right for sparks to fly between the professional writer and rider.
Hank delivered one of his most heart felt Californication quotes of the season, however, when he admitted to Karen that he always thought the kind of life she had with Bates was lame. The joke has been on him, but will he get another chance to make the dream a reality once again?