"The Last Waltz
" is the twelfth episode and first season finale of the Showtime
original series Californication
. It was written by Tom Kapinos, directed by Scott Winant and originally aired on Monday October 29, 2007.
The episode opens with Bill and Karen's wedding. After causing a scene and in the ensuing chaos falling off a cliff, Hank falls into his bed and sits bolt upright. Next to him is Karen. He then wakes up again to his daughter Becca shaking him awake to go to Karen's wedding. Shortly before they leave, Becca reveals that she is having her first period. When they get to the store to get tampons, the last box is being grabbed by a middle aged woman. Hank demands the tampons, and the woman refuses. When her husband gets involved, Hank begins to fight with him over the tampons, with the wife eventually coming to the realization that Hank is not the one who actually wants the tampons. After the woman shows Becca how to use them, Hank and Becca go to the wedding.
In the meantime, Bill tells his daughter Mia that he will not allow her book to be published due to the "national climate", to protect his reputation. While Mia gets drunk as a result, Marci and Karen are talking, and Karen reveals that she slept with Hank. A stoned Marci then rushes out to meet Hank and hurry Becca into the wedding as her husband arrives. Hank and Karen share an exchange in which Karen expresses regret for the current situation and Hank gives his blessings on the... Read More