We meet 30ish year old Hank Moody in a church asking Jesus to help him get his life back on track. He is then distracted by a hot nun, which turns out to be a dream that is representative of his lifestyle. Sex-addicted Hank sleeps with many women including a woman who is cheating on her enraged and muscular husband and a 16-year-old girl who he thinks is in college. Moody also has to interact with ex-girlfriend Karen who might still love him. With her, they share the custody of their 12-year-old daughter Becca who is wise beyond her years but is starting to have a sex life, which freaks out both of her parents.
Californication: Episode 2 - Hell-A Woman
Becca invites Hank to her Mom and Bill's house for a dinner party with some mutual friends. After he arrives, however, he realizes that Karen has planned a little setup for Hank with a scientologist friend of hers, which doesn't thrill Hank all that much. But, Hank gets a nice laugh out of it after the rest of the party people walk in on him and Sonja in the bedroom. Hank also gets a little news about the job he recently accepted.
Californication: Episode 3 - The Whore of Babylon
Hank and Todd Carr, the director of "A Crazy Little Thing Called Love", the movie adaptation of Hank's book, start a fight, after which Hank ends up in jail. Bill bails him out and Hank finds a new connection to Meredith. Charlie learns about a different side of his assistant Dani.
Californication: Episode 4 - Fear and Loathing at the Fundraiser
Meredith convinces Hank to escort her to an environmental fundraiser. Coincidentally Bill and Karen are at the same event, where Karen makes a scene, and Hank runs into Dani and Charlie while they are in his office.
Californication: Episode 5 - LOL
Bill asks Hank to step in as a guest speaker at Mia's creative writing class. Hank talks about his writing and motivations on a radio interview. Becca develops a crush on her guitar teacher Dave, but he ends up with Mia.
Californication: Episode 6 - Absinthe Makes The Heart Grow Fonder
Hank spends the night with a sexy surfer girl and in return she robs him. Mia wants more of Hank's writing to pass her class, instead he offers her to help her with her own writing. Charlie wants to spice up the sex life with his wife, but she is not as fond of spanking as Dani is.
Californication: Episode 7 - Girls, Interrupted
Hank is disturbed by Becca's negative reaction towards the concept of happy endings, even more so when he finds out that it is partially his fault. Marcy comes up with the idea of a threesome with Charlie and Dani, but it ends unexpectedly.
Californication: Episode 8 - California Son
Hank's father Al dies, so Hank tries to ease his pain with a hooker named Trixie. However, Karen does her best to help him overcome the pain.
Californication: Episode 9 - Filthy Lucre
After the funeral of Hank's father Al, Hank comes back to L.A. with a new manuscript, that he wants Karen to read. After receiving a bonus paycheck, he buys a new car for himself and a new guitar for Becca.
Californication: Episode 10 - The Devil's Threesome
A new threesome including Hank and Charlie evolves from a meeting at the gym, while Karen and Marcy have a girl's night out at which they decide to surprise Hank and Charlie.
Californication: Episode 11 - Turn The Page
Charlie and Dani represent Mia after she wrote a book that seems to have come out of Hank's feather. Becca decides to move out of Bill and Karen's home to live with her dad Hank.
Californication: Episode 12 - The Last Waltz
In the season finale Hank has to deal with Karen's wedding and Becca's first period.
Californication: Episode 1 - Slip of the Tongue
After their reunion in season one, Hank and Karen plan to move back to New York. Karen asks Hank to get a vasectomy, to which he agrees. At the party of a record producer, Lew Ashby, Hank has a sexual accident...
Californication: Episode 2 - The Great Ashby
Hank ends up in jail and makes a new friend there, while Charlie runs into job trouble after a fight with Dani.
Californication: Episode 3 - No Way to Treat a Lady
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.
Californication: Episode 4 - The Raw & the Cooked
Hank proposes to Karen right before a dinner party, to which Mia, Charlie, Marcy, Lew Ashby, Sonja and Julian are invited. Drugs and special circumstances turn the evening in an unexpected direction.
Californication: Episode 5 - Vaginatown
Californication: Episode 6 - Coke Dick & The First Kick
Hank wants to find out more about Ashby, so he tries to find his lost love, Janie Jones. In the meantime, he catches Julian with another woman and confronts Sonja about it. Charlie turns his home into the set of "Vaginatown" and becomes a part of the film.
Californication: Episode 7 - In a Lonely Place
After a parent-teacher conference, Hank finds an interest in Becca's English teacher Mrs. Patterson, only to find out that she is the mother of Damien. The Runkles take Daisy into her home after she was thrown out of her apartment, but when her former manager shows up, Charlie uncovers Marcy's secret which could have fatal effects on their finances.
Californication: Episode 8 - Going Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Hank attempts to get Ashby to confess. Charlie gives in to temptation.
Californication: Episode 9 - La Ronde
Hank refuses an offer. Karen and Ashby go on a date. Charlie and Daisy get to know each other better.
Californication: Episode 10 - In Utero
Californication: Episode 11 - Blues From Laurel Canyon
Californication: Episode 12 - La Petite Mort
Californication: Episode 1 - Wish You Were Here
With Karen gone, Hank has to deal with a more and more rebellious Becca, but also gets to know Dean Stacy Koons and his family. Meanwhile, Charlie and Marcy move back together, because Charlie cannot afford to pay rent and mortgage at the same time. However, they still plan to divorce each other.
Californication: Episode 2 - The Land Of Rape And Honey
After a job offer by Felicia Koons, Hank starts working as college professor and soon gets into trouble, while Charlie interferes with Marcy's romantic life.
At a university mixer, Hank comforts his dumped assistant Jill in his very own way, while Charlie lands a very important client for Sue Collini, which really turns her on.
Californication: Episode 4 - Zoso
Becca develops a new and more adult fashion sense which Hank does not approve. In the meantime, Hank wants to find out why Jackie dropped his class, so he brings along Charlie to visit the strip club where she works.
Californication: Episode 5 - Slow Happy Boys
Becca pays Karen a visit in New York for the weekend and Hank is left on his own, until his old friend Mike Zlosowski from Long Island shows up. Together, the two have a great time at Sue Collini's party. In the meantime, the revelation of a secret abruptly interrupts Charlie and Marcy's regained sex life.
Californication: Episode 6 - Glass Houses
With Karen visiting Los Angeles, Hank has to deal with her finding about his affairs and her plan to move the family to New York. Meanwhile, Charlie has to deal with Marcy's crush on Rick Springfield, especially when he is invited to dinner.
Californication: Episode 7 - So Here's The Thing ...
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.
Californication: Episode 8 - The Apartment
After a "Skypus interruptus" with Karen, Jackie shows up at Hank's apartment together with two strippers and a bottle of Whisky. The next morning, Hank has an unconscious stripper girl in his apartment. When Charlie shows up with Rick Springfield, they first try to help, but then Jill shows up as well, and she is not the last surprise of the morning.
Californication: Episode 9 - Mr. Bad Example
After the revelations of his affairs, Hank expects to be fired from campus, but Dean Koons tells him otherwise, when they are both contacted by the principal of their daughters' school, who tells them their girls had a physical confrontation with each other. When the parents meet at the principal's office, one of those affairs is revealed to Karen. Meanwhile, Charlie risks his job trying to hold Marcy off drug addict Rick Springfield.
Californication: Episode 10 - Dogtown
Californication: Episode 11 - Comings & Goings
Hank and Karen attend an end-of-semester mixer, where the girls team up to bash Hank and Dean Koons wants to duel him. Meanwhile, Charlie and Marcy are trying to sell their house.
Californication: Episode 12 - Mia Culpa
Just when Hank, Karen and Becca are about to move to New York, Mia comes back to town along with her new boyfriend. Meanwhile, Charlie thinks about having his vasectomy reversed.
Californication: Episode 1 - Exile on Main St.
Hank emerges from prison to find that his scandals have put him back at the top of the Hollywood scene. With the truth out that it was Hank, not Mia, who wrote the book, movie executives want to turn it into a film. Charlie and Hank's new lawyer, Abby, try to help Hank, who struggles with his continued legal problems and the news that he's been exiled from Karen and Becca's lives.
Californication: Episode 2 - Suicide Solution
Hank's tries to reconnect with Becca by taking her to a guitar store run by musician Zakk Wylde. Later, Hank takes a meeting with an Oscar-winning actor(played by Rob Lowe) who's set to play him in the film of the novel. At the Runkle house, Marcy is becoming sick of Hank and Hank is failing at apologizing to Becca.
Californication: Episode 3 - Home Sweet Home
In the aftermath of Hank's overdose, Karen and Becca think he attempted suicide, which brings him momentarily closer to Karen and pushes Becca away. Marcy meets Stu Beggs, Runkle's client, and Runkle hooks up with a young workaholic on Stu's staff.
Californication: Episode 4 - Monkey Business
Hank gets writing again. Charlie schedules a meeting with the films director and others. Marcie and Karen discuss what to do with their unborn baby.
Californication: Episode 5 - Freeze-Frame
Hank continues to deal with his lawsuit in court. He gets dinner with Abby who advises him to stay away from Sasha and Mia. Hank saves Mia from the ledge of a building. Him and Sasha head back to Mia's where Hank feels dizzy and passes out with the two girls. Mia takes photos of the 3 of them and sends them to people.
Californication: Episode 6 - Lawyers, Guns, and Money
After seeing the photo of Hank with the two ladies, the DA calls off Hank's plea bargain, making Abby drop Hank as a client. It also causes Sasha to drop out of the film. Marcy ends up making a house call for a bikini wax to Stu Beggs and the two end up hitting it off. Hank and Charlie have a meeting with Eddie Nero but it is cut short when Becca and the Queens of Dogtown get into some trouble. Eddie is then convinced that he should play Hank in the film. Karen goes to Abby's office and tries to get her to re-represent Hank.
Californication: Episode 7 - The Rescued
After sleeping with Hank, Abby decides it would be best if she recused herself as Hank's attorney. She tries to set him up with her boss at her law firm over a game of golf, but things don't go as she had hoped. Hank is disappointed when he learns that Karen and Ben are spending more time together, including the concert for Becca's band, Queens of Dogtown. Charlie, still striving for 100 partners, hooks up with Abby's BBW secretary after Hank sets them up on a blind date. Stu and Marcy seek Charlie's help in pitching a new show to Showtime. Marcy and Stu are overcome with nervousness, Charlie has to take action.
Hank accepts a job rewriting the script for a new zombie sequel starring Sasha Bingham. Hank walks off the set after Pearl shows up and informs him that Becca ditched school and is now drunk. Later that night at the hotel bar, Hank meets an "age-appropriate" woman, who Hank doesn't realize is close to Sasha. Karen takes Marcy to a clinic, where Marcy debates with whether or not to terminate her pregnancy. Marcy tells Stu that she's pregnant but doesn't get a chance to explain that he isn't the father. Meanwhile, Charlie finds himself in a compromising situation with his real estate agent, but Charlie quickly learns that she is quite "adventurous" in the bedroom.
Californication: Episode 9 - Another Perfect Day
Hank moves back in with Karen and Becca when the hotel where he's been staying kicks him out over a billing error.
Californication: Episode 10 - The Trial
On the first day of his trial Hank is clearly nervous, especially after running into Mia's father outside the courthouse. Abby tries to calm Hank down, but the prosecution has enough evidence to make Hank worry. When Charlie takes the stand, he inadvertently reveals some incriminating anecdotes from Hank's past, worsening Hank's image in front of the Jury. Karen's testimony portrays Hank as a childish and pathetic drunk, and Bill adds malice and motive, revealing new information that destroys Hank's credibility of innocent ignorance.
Californication: Episode 11 - The Last Supper
Hank struggles to deal with the court's guilty ruling. Abby tries her best to make up for not getting Hank off in the courtroom. Hank goes to Charlie's house for solace, where he meets Peggy, and then later runs into his old friend Trixie. Hank uses some of his earnings from the zombie movie to buy a used Porsche. As he drives and thinks about escaping L.A. and the guilty verdict, Hank receives a phone call and ends up spending one last night with Charlie, Marcy, Karen and Becca. The group swaps stories and revels in the nostalgia. At the end of the evening, Karen and Hank share one final night to remember.
Californication: Episode 12 - ...And Justice For All
Californication: Episode 1 - JFK --> LAX
Californication: Episode 2 - The Way Of The Fist
Californication: Episode 3 - Boys & Girls
Californication: Episode 4 - Waiting For The Miracle
Californication: Episode 5 - The Ride Along
Californication: Episode 6 - Love Song
Californication: Episode 7 - Here I Go Again
Californication: Episode 8 - Raw
Californication: Episode 9 - At the Movies
Californication: Episode 10 - Perverts & Whores
Californication: Episode 11 - The Party
Californication: Episode 12 - Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be
Californication: Episode 1 - The Unforgiven
Californication: Episode 2 - Quitters
Californication: Episode 3 - Dead Rock Stars
Californication: Episode 4 - Hell Bent for Leather
Californication: Episode 5 - Rock and a Hard Place
Californication: Episode 6 - In the Clouds
Californication: Episode 7 - The Dope Show
Californication: Episode 8 - Everybody's a Fucking Critic
Californication: Episode 9 - Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Californication: Episode 10 - Blind Faith
Californication: Episode 11 - The Abby
Californication: Episode 12 - I'll Lay My Monsters Down