Published on December 11th, 2009 | by Alexis James-Whitehead8
Californication Season 3 Finale Episode 12: (Mia Culpa)
I’m sad to say that without Kathleen Turner, Californication Season 3 took a small nosedive in Episode 11, “Comings & Goings.”
The conflicted drama between Hank Moody and his inner struggle to choose his love for Karen over a quick ejaculation was trivialized down to a mediocre episode of “How Hank got Me.” Episode 11 actually felt more like the season finale. All the major conflicts of the season have already been concluded. Hank’s love pentagon has been resolved, with Karen once again coming out on top. While at the Runkles, Marcy and Charlie seem to have put aside their indiscretions to continue their marriage.
What else can happen this season to make you watch? How about the return of Mia? That’s right, after a season of Heroes, Madeline Zima is back on Showtime. The girl who fucked and punched Hank will be making a surprise visit to shake things up. But, this addition seems somewhat left field when looking at season 3 as a whole. Hank has never truly been interested in Mia after the one-night stand in season one. However, Mia has always been interested in Hank. Will she leak the truth to Karen? If she does, then the season finale may become a repeat of the season 2 finale, except with this time Hank and Karen splitting on unfriendly terms. The real question is how will this affect the relationship between Hank and his beloved daughter, Becca?
As for Kathleen Turner, she’s stopping back by Californication for the Season 3 Finale! Yay! Could it be that Turner will become an ongoing cast member in Californication Season 4? If so, I couldn’t be happier.
In the season 3 finale, 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 (Madeline Zima) shows up at the house unannounced, in town with her slimy boyfriend / manager PAUL (James Frain) 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.
Sue Collini (Kathleen Turner) gives Charlie a career opportunity of a lifetime, but Charlie must confront the fact that he might be losing Marcy for good.
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