Californication

The WORST episodes of Californication

Every episode of Californication ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Californication!

David Duchovny returns to TV with his Golden Globe-winning portrayal of author Hank Moody in the critically-acclaimed Showtime hit Californication. Author Hank Moody's life is spinning gloriously out of control as he juggles his sex and drug addictions while raising a daughter and trying to win back the love of his life in this edgy new series.

Last Updated: 7/5/2022Network: Showtime
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Faith, Hope, Love
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7.25
2082 votes

#1 - Faith, Hope, Love

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/8/2014

Hank recalls turbulent times with Karen, a confused Becca, and their days with a happier Charlie and Marcy. Meanwhile, a nun helps Hank put things into perspective.

Directors: John Dahl
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Daughter
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7.34
2143 votes

#2 - Daughter

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/22/2014

Hank might soon be out of a job. Becca makes a big announcement.

Directors: Michael Lehmann
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La Ronde
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7.39
2999 votes

#3 - La Ronde

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/23/2008

Hank turns down an offer of sex which is unthinkable (for him). Karen gives in to Ashby's asking and agrees to date him. Charlie and Daisy have a bonding moment over the film Dirty Dancing, while Marcy is still in rehab.

Directors: Adam Bernstein
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In Utero
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7.41
2938 votes

#4 - In Utero

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/30/2008

Hank awaits test results and reflects on his early days with Karen; Charlie begs Daisy to move out.

Directors: David Von Ancken
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California Son
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7.43
3109 votes

#5 - California Son

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/1/2007

Hank's father dies. Despite the memories of his father floating to the surface, he doesn't want to go to the funeral. To ease his pain, he goes to bed with a hooker named Trixie, despite the fact he doesn't have enough money to pay her. Meanwhile, Karen does her best to help him overcome the pain.

Directors: Scott Winant
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Mr. Bad Example
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7.44
3320 votes

#6 - Mr. Bad Example

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/22/2009

When Becca and her friend Chelsea get into a brawl on campus, it leads to the revelation of one of Hank's affairs. In the meantime, Charlie risks his job trying to hold Marcy off drug addict Rick Springfield.

Directors: John Dahl
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Vaginatown
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7.47
3108 votes

#7 - Vaginatown

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/26/2008

In order to distract Hank from his heartbreak, Ashby arranges a sex session with popular, yet incredibly annoying, celebrity chef, Chloe Metz. Charlie takes on a new client who’s eager to land the lead in a porn film called Vaginatown. Charlie meets with the film’s director and secures her the part, but only after investing $100,000 of his own savings.

Directors: Ken Whittingham
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No Way to Treat a Lady
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7.47
2881 votes

#8 - No Way to Treat a Lady

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/12/2008

Charlie wants to help Daisy with her porn career, while Hanks starts writing Lew Ashby's biography. Becca has her first day at a private school, while Karen meets Sonja and Julian again.

Directors: John Dahl
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Going Down and Out in Beverly Hills
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7.48
2936 votes

#9 - Going Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/16/2008

Hank tries to get the truth about Ashby; Karen confronts the record producer; Marcy detoxes at her mother's house; Charlie succumbs to temptation.

Directors: Daniel Ducovny
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In a Lonely Place
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7.49
2922 votes

#10 - In a Lonely Place

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/9/2008

Hank attempts to find a love interest for Becca's teacher. Charlie uncovers Marcy's secret which could have fatal effects on their finances.

Directors: Jake Kasdan
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Like Father Like Son
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7.50
2425 votes

#11 - Like Father Like Son

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/27/2014

Hank gets his first episode assignment, much to the dismay of coworkers Terry and Hugh. Meanwhile, Levon tries to bond with Rath's assistant; Charlie attempts to patch things up with Marcy; and Karen considers giving up on Hank.

Directors: Michael Lehmann
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Kickoff
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7.51
2209 votes

#12 - Kickoff

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/18/2014

A "Santa Monica Cop" kickoff party is hosted by Rath, where Hank conducts an intimate notes session with the show's leading lady, and Hashtag Black eyes Julia. Meanwhile, Charlie manages head-case client Goldie; and Stu makes Charlie an offer.

Directors: David Von Ancken
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The Land of Rape and Honey
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7.52
3154 votes

#13 - The Land of Rape and Honey

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/4/2009

Hank starts working as college professor and soon gets into trouble while Charlie interferes with Marcie's romantic life.

Directors: Bart Freundlich
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Dicks
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7.52
2361 votes

#14 - Dicks

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/4/2014

Hank and Levon help Julia celebrate her new role. Meanwhile, financial trouble adds to Charlie and Marcy's marital unrest, but a new client may put Charlie back in the black; and Levon tries to get some alone time with Melanie, but the Director keeps getting in the way.

Directors: David Von Ancken
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So Here's the Thing...
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7.52
3390 votes

#15 - So Here's the Thing...

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/8/2009

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.

Directors: John Dahl
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Glass Houses
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7.53
3535 votes

#16 - Glass Houses

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/1/2009

Karen hatches a plan to move the family back to New York for good. Hank's mighty pleased, but Becca's crestfallen about leaving her new best friend, Chelsea. After inviting herself to Hank's class, Karen meets the comely ladies of the university: T.A. Jill Robinson and sexpot student Jackie. Later on, tempers flare when Becca and Chelsea get into some serious trouble and Hank and Karen are forced to pay a tense visit to Chelsea's parents, Felicia and Stacy Koons. Charlie is crushed when Marcy loudly consummates her girlhood-crush on Rick Springfield. But Sue Collini thinks up a creative way to restore Charlie's confidence.

Directors: Michael Lehmann
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Comings & Goings
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7.54
3377 votes

#17 - Comings & Goings

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/6/2009

Karen drags Hank to an end of the semester goodbye luncheon at Felicia’s. Hank realizes he’s walked into a hornet’s nest as Felicia, Jackie and Jill all gang up on him. The Hank bashing is interrupted when Richard Bates, the novelist / professor Hank replaced at the college, pays a surprise visit.

Directors: David Von Ancken
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The Last Supper
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7.55
4381 votes

#18 - The Last Supper

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/20/2011

Found guilty of statutory rape, Hank buys a used Porsche and considers fleeing from Los Angeles, but instead enjoys one last night in the company of his friends and family.

Directors: John Dahl
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Another Perfect Day
star
7.55
4102 votes

#19 - Another Perfect Day

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/6/2011

Evicted from his apartment, Hank moves back in with Karen and Becca while he prepares for his trial and teaches his daughter to drive; while Karen's out on a date with Ben, Becca and Pearl steal the Porsche and wreck it.

Directors: Michael Lehmann
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The Recused
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7.55
4402 votes

#20 - The Recused

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/20/2011

Forced by her relationship with Hank to recuse herself as his lawyer, Abby pitches the case to a senior partner on the golf course; Hank is dismayed by Karen's growing relationship with artist Ben; Marcy and Stu ask Charlie to help them pitch a TV project.

Directors: Michael Weaver
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Rock and a Hard Place
star
7.55
2386 votes

#21 - Rock and a Hard Place

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/17/2013

Ken discovers Charlie’s secret. Atticus sends Hank and Charlie on a hunt, so they enlist the help of Hank’s daughter Becca. Marcy makes a decision about Stu that is influenced by her man-hating spiritual guide, Ophelia Robbins.

Directors: David Von Ancken
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Dinner With Friends
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7.56
2071 votes

#22 - Dinner With Friends

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/15/2014

Hank entices Karen to have dinner with him, but Julia interrupts their romantic evening. Later, Charlie, Marcy, Krull, Levon and his new friend bring even more drama to the night; and chaos ensues when Stu assaults Charlie's manhood.

Directors: Adam Bernstein
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Smile
star
7.56
2080 votes

#23 - Smile

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/25/2014

Rath demands a rewrite of Hank's 'Santa Monica Cop' script. Julia's new boss, Dr. Dan, gives her some career advice, but Levon and Hank have other ideas. Charlie and Marcy consider Stu's offer - until Atticus' old rock 'n' roll butler Krull offers an alternative solution to their money woes.

Directors: John Dahl
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LOL
star
7.56
3587 votes

#24 - LOL

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/10/2007

Bill asks Hank to step in as a guest speaker at Mia's creative writing class. During a radio interview, Hank talks about his writing and motivations. Meanwhile, Becca develops a crush on her guitar teacher Dave, but he ends up with Mia.

Directors: Bart Freundlich
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The Trial
star
7.56
4382 votes

#25 - The Trial

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/13/2011

A nervous Hank discovers that he's got good reason to panic when his trial turns into an all-out character assassination, with even friendly witnesses Charlie and Karen unable to portray him as anything other than a drunken, oversexed lout.

Directors: Seith Mann
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