What if Hank and Karen’s Relationship Were Resolved by Death?
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Hank flashes back to turbulent times with Karen, a confused young Becca and their days with a happier Charlie and Marcy.
Hank wouldn’t have to flash too far back to recall turbulent times with Karen, but he does go back in his mind to a time when Karen questions if there is such a thing as happily ever after and he confidently states that they “are gonna make it.’”
The context of this occurs as Hank, Charlie, and Marcy anxiously await the evaluation of Karen after she has been in an auto accident, broadsided by a drunk driver. Hank has plenty of time to think, ponder, and blame himself as Karen was driving to have a lunch date with him and they were in one of their “off again” modes, since he had taken up again with his first baby mama.
As a viewer, I thought it might be interesting to have Karen die because that would force Hank’s hand, whereas since the series started their relationship as he describes it to the chapel nun, has been one of “lather, rinse, repeat (on again-off again)”. If someone flipped the script and gave Hank no choice but to have the relationship resolved by death, what would that look like?
CALIFORNICATION 709 – “Faith, Hope, Love”
Premiere Date: 6/8/2014
Hank (DAVID DUCHOVNY) flashes back to turbulent times with Karen (NATASCHA MCELONE),
…to a confused young Becca (AUBRY MILLER)…
…and their days with a happier Charlie (EVAN HANDLER) and Marcy (PAMELA ADLON).
(But) Hank’s run-in with a nun (GIA CROVATIN) helps him put things into perspective when she suggests that he do what he knows how to–simply close his eyes and hope for the best.
Guest Stars: Christian Clemenson, Jeris Lee Poindexter, Gia Crovatin
Co-Stars: Ping Wu, Yolanda Snowball, Aubrey Miller
Written by: Tom Kapinos
Directed by: John Dahl
Californication Season 7: Episode 9 Sneak Peek Video Clip – Don’t Blame Yourself
Charlie and Marcy console Hank at the hospital.
Californication Season 7: Episode 9 Sneak Peek VIDEO Clip – Blasphemous Mess
Hank finds himself in a church.
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