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Season 5

Hank returns to LA from his new home in New York to write the screenplay for a big action movie starring Samurai Apocalypse, a popular rap star, and quickly gets into hot water with Samurai's beautiful but dangerous girlfriend; Charlie dates his son's nanny; Karen's marriage to Bates deteriorates because of Bates' drinking; Becca dates a charming but obnoxious guy who has a little too much in common with Hank.

JFK --> LAX
Episode 1: JFK --> LAX

Original Air Date: Jan 8, 2012

In the Season 5 premiere, a few years have passed and Hank is living in New York but looking for a ticket out of town after his latest breakup. He accepts an invitation from Charlie to come to Los Angeles for a job writing a film starring rapper/actor Samurai Apolcaypse, then reunites with Karen, her former professor and now-husband Richard, and his daughter Becca, who now has a boyfriend named Tyler that is the spitting image of Hank himself ... in the worst possible way.

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The Way Of The Fist
Episode 2: The Way Of The Fist

Original Air Date: Jan 15, 2012

Hank passes on writing Samurai Apocalypse's new movie but Sam won't take no for an answer and drags Hank to a meeting with director Peter Berg, where they discover that Hank and Peter have shared more than just a love of the written word. Sam takes it on himself to get rid of Tyler, which makes things worse between Hank and Becca. Co-parents Charlie, Marcy and Stu have their hands full when Little Stuart exposes himself to a preschool classmate, and Charlie takes it upon himself to mend fences with the offended girl's attractive mother.

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Boys & Girls
Episode 3: Boys & Girls

Original Air Date: Jan 22, 2012

Hank delivers a completed draft of "Santa Monica Cop" to Samurai Apocalypse but his attempts to leave town are once again thwarted when he's asked to show a night on the town to Kali, his "acquaintance" from the flight to Los Angles; Tyler crashes with Karen and Becca while he recovers from his injuries; things get unprofessional fast when Charlie is saved from a serious parental crisis by his son's nanny, Lizzie.

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Waiting For The Miracle
Episode 4: Waiting For The Miracle

Original Air Date: Jan 29, 2012

Hank receives an unwelcome surprise in the form of Carrie, ex-girlfriend and arsonist that he's forced to invite along when Karen and Becca show up to invite him to a dinner party. Stu, Marcy and Bates' talk of sexual proclivities leaves the Moodys searching for the nearest exit, but the party gets even more out of control when Carrie has a realization about Hank. Meanwhile, Charlie goes on a blind date with Mary, a "nice girl" who's more than a little inexperienced.

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The Ride-Along
Episode 5: The Ride-Along

Original Air Date: Feb 5, 2012

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.

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Love Song
Episode 6: Love Song

Original Air Date: Feb 12, 2012

When Samurai Apocalypse hits a lyrical roadblock with his protege, he calls on the best writer he knows: Hank Moody, who unites with Kali to imbibe, bear his soul, and write a song that takes Hank back in time to an era when he, Karen and Charlie were happier and life was simpler before "A Crazy Little Thing Called Love." But the present comes roaring back when Karen shows up at Hank's door, worried that she made a mistake.

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Here I Go Again
Episode 7: Here I Go Again

Original Air Date: Feb 19, 2012

Hank saves Karen from embarrassment with a drunk Richard, then covers for Richard by pretending to be dating a stripper named Holly, who takes a liking to Tyler and offends his girlfriend, Becca. Meanwhile, when she's fired after an inappropriate encounter with Stu, nanny Lizzie calls on Charlie and allows their relationship to progress, only to have Marcy beg for her return.

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Raw
Episode 8: Raw

Original Air Date: Mar 4, 2012

Hank is stuck reading Tyler's screenplay but discovers some talent under that head of hair, even though the script appears to be disturbingly autobiographical account of the author's relationship with Becca. Charlie and Lizzie's love quadrangle with Stu and Marcy heats up, but when their bedroom games hit too close to home for Charlie, it may be off to therapy for all four of them.

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At The Movies
Episode 9: At The Movies

Original Air Date: Mar 11, 2012

On the first day of production on Hank Moody's latest movie "Santa Monica Cop," Stu has brought back his "F--king and Punching" director in hopes of creating a cinematic masterpiece, but Hank's rendezvous with the film's leading lady puts his relationship with Sam in jeopardy. Luckily for Hank, Stu and the production's crew, Charlie has a backup plan.

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Perverts & Whores
Episode 10: Perverts & Whores

Original Air Date: Mar 18, 2012

Minus one agent and best friend, Hank crashes with his two favorite ladies, Karen and Becca. Looking for new representation, he meets with Hollywood power agent Larry Levine, who quickly sets a meeting with world-class filmmaker and Hank Moody idol Lars Manderhoff. It may be a match made in heaven when Lars surprises Hank with one of his favorite working girls, Trixie (guest star Judy Greer). Distraught over his personal losses, Charlie seeks comfort from Marcy while Lizzie enjoys her big break, a part in "Santa Monica Cop" courtesy of Stu.

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The Party
Episode 11: The Party

Original Air Date: Mar 25, 2012

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.

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Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be
Episode 12: Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be

Original Air Date: Apr 1, 2012

In the Season 5 finale, 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.

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7 Seasons, 84 Episodes

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  • Season 7

    One of Hank's beautiful exes turns up with a big surprise that rocks his world, but ultimately his heart remains with Karen; Charlie and Marcy have financial woes, until Stu steps in with an offer that might be too good to refuse.

    Season 7
  • Season 6

    Hank collaborates on a musical with a rock star while taking up with his beautiful muse; Charlie and Stu compete for Marcy; Marcy falls under the spell of a radical feminist; Becca drops out of college to become a writer.

    Season 6
  • Season 5

    Hank writes the screenplay for a violent rap star and gets into hot water with his beautiful but dangerous girlfriend; Charlie dates his son's nanny; Karen's marriage deteriorates due to Bates' drinking.

    Season 5
  • Season 4

    Hank's literary sex scandal has caused a sensation, even as he prepares to defend himself in court and tries to get Karen and Becca to speak to him, and a movie based on his stolen book begins production.

    Season 4
  • Season 3

    Hank becomes a college writing professor and immediately gets romantically involved with a student, a fellow teacher and the dean's wife; Karen takes a job back in New York, leaving Becca with Hank; Charlie is seduced by his new boss.

    Season 3
  • Season 2

    Hank ghost writes the memoirs of a rock and roll legend while trying to reconcile with Karen; Becca's heart is broken by her first love; Charlie tries to enter the porn industry; Marcy goes to rehab for an addiction.

    Season 2
  • Season 1

    Hank is shocked that Karen is engaged and ponders his career trajectory from respected novelist to screenwriter to blogger; Charlie's fling with an assistant has dire marital consequences; a sexy teen steals something from Hank.

    Season 1
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