11,909 votes


Showtime 2007

A self-loathing, alcoholic writer attempts to repair his damaged relationships with his daughter and her mother while combating sex addiction, a budding drug problem, and the seeming inability to avoid making bad decisions.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Californication

Californication - S4E12

#1 - ...And Justice for All


Season 4 - Episode 12

As Hank awaits sentencing, the lines between his real life and the movie based on his life blur as the film's star hits on his ex-wife and he feels stirrings of passion for the actress hired to play Karen.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Californication from 587 votes.

Californication - S3E8

#2 - The Apartment


Season 3 - Episode 8

Hank's in for a hedonistic night to remember when Jackie and two stripper friends arrive at his doorstep, unannounced. The next morning, before Hank can escort his new friends from the apartment, Charlie shows up with a verbally abusive Rick Springfield. Hank’s forced to hide the hung-over party girls all over the house after Jill and Felicia pay surprise visits. The charade reaches its boiling point when Dean Koons arrives on the scene, resulting in a messy catharsis by fire.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Californication from 583 votes.

Californication - S1E12

#3 - The Last Waltz


Season 1 - Episode 12

As Karen's wedding to Bill nears, Hank struggles with accepting what appears to be inevitable. Bill informs Mia that he will not allow her book to be published and Hank has a unique solution to dealing with Becca's surprise visitor.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Californication from 580 votes.

Californication - S5E12

#4 - Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be


Season 5 - Episode 12

Hank discovers the bartender at a local watering hole is his late friend Lew Ashby and wonders if he's in Hell. Richard makes a startling announcement about Hank and Karen. Hank tries to make things right with Becca, but her news about Tyler leaves him stunned. On the set of "Santa Monica Cop," Sam's jealousy and fondness for firearms give Charlie an opportunity to show how much he loves his best friend and number-one client; Hank's arsonist ex-girlfriend surprises him with a way for them to be together forever.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Californication from 646 votes.

Californication - S3E12

#5 - Mia Culpa


Season 3 - Episode 12

As the Moodys at last prepare to move to New York, Becca tells Hank about an intimate coming of age experience she had. Hank’s stunned when Mia shows up at the house unannounced, in town with her slimy boyfriend / manager PAUL for a book signing. Hank fails to prevent Mia and Paul from hatching a devious publicity stunt, forcing Hank to finally share the long-buried heartbreaking secret with Karen. gives Charlie a career opportunity of a lifetime, but Charlie must confront the fact that he might be losing Marcy for good.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Californication from 517 votes.

Californication - S5E11
#6 - The Party
Season 5 - Episode 11

Hank overstays his welcome at the house of Karen and Richard and hits the road with one last stop at Malibar, where he runs into Lizzie, who uses her newly acquired acting chops to lure him back to the Runkle Manor. Once there, Hank is surprised by everyone he loves and loathes: Karen, Becca, Charlie, Marcy, Stu, Richard and his creepy sponsor, Gabriel. Even Sam and Kali show up, but it's not a party until someone gets hurt and luckily for these partygoers, Hank has it in him for one final run-in with Tyler.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Californication from 644 votes.

Californication - S6E12
#7 - I'll Lay My Monsters Down
Season 6 - Episode 12

Hank makes a big decision about his future, which affects Faith. Charlie and Marcy also make a decision. The troops are rallied to ensure Atticus makes it to the Greek Theatre for his co-headlining gig with Marilyn Manson. A call from Becca and a visit from a dearly departed friend set Hank in motion.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Californication from 1009 votes.

Californication - S5E5
#8 - The Ride-Along
Season 5 - Episode 5

Charlie's boyhood dream is realized and Hank's worst nightmare comes true when Samurai Apocalypse invites the boys on a ride-along with the Santa Monica Police Department and takes them on a joyride that goes sexually awry for Charlie; Richard hits the bottle at a crowded Venice restaurant but Hank and the boys arrive to save the day for Karen and Becca, and Tyler realizes he's seen Sam somewhere before.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Californication from 654 votes.

Californication - S4E1
#9 - Exile on Main St.
Season 4 - Episode 1

Just as Hank is released from a 72 hour jail period for assault he is picked up by Charlie and dragged off to show the recent events of F&P with Mia becoming public and dropped into a meeting with a young actress that wants to capitalize on the publicity, and make a movie out of F&P. whom which he later re-enacts F&P in her hotel room. The episode ends with Hank hearing from his lawyer that the assault charges have been dropped and he is then arrested for statutory rape.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Californication from 578 votes.

Californication - S2E12
#10 - La Petite Mort
Season 2 - Episode 12

Hank completes his biography of Ashby. Charlie is reduced to working at a car dealership. Sonja gives birth. Karen accepts a job offer back home in New York, forcing Hank and Becca to make painful choices.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Californication from 484 votes.

Last updated: may 05, 2021



if you're still watching this show for the story, you're watching it for the wrong reasons. this show stopped being a story-driven show 2 seasons ago, meanwhile, it's still a hella funny show. Hell, i'd take Hank Moody and Runkle over any broadcast sitcom anyday!


This show is followed by my TV rss feed


I really like this show. It'd been the second time that I watched and doesn't get dated, bored or something else. I recommend to everyone who wants to watch something fun, without losing the drama thing, and the soundtrack is excellent!


Why i didnt know about this show!. Just love it, i feel so identify with Hank. Pretty Fuck up shit.


Unfortunately, I lost interest at the beginning of season 6. Although, the first couple of seasons were good. Personally the first 3 seasons are my favorite.


Hope they up the amp in Season 6. Season 5 had a really really slow start that couldn't even compare to the first four.


I really liked that show because it was really funny and soundtracks are awesome...and every episode makes u watch it...sorry that it ended


Loved the show but the last season and finale were dissapointing.


Sex and Hank


This isn't a show about sex. This is a show about love, about life, about a man trying to find the lost love of his life. It's intelligent, funny and moving. This is one of the best show I've ever seen.

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