Californication (2007–2014)
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The Last Waltz 

Karen and Bill's wedding.


Scott Winant


Tom Kapinos (created by), Tom Kapinos


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Episode cast overview:
David Duchovny ... Hank Moody
Natascha McElhone ... Karen
Madeleine Martin ... Becca Moody
Madeline Zima ... Mia Lewis
Evan Handler ... Charlie Runkle
Pamela Adlon ... Marcy Runkle
Christen Sussin ... Tampon Lady
Damian Young ... Bill Lewis
Charlie Mattera Charlie Mattera ... Burly Husband
Lyn Alicia Henderson ... Female Minister
John C. McLaughlin John C. McLaughlin ... Irish Catholic Priest
Myles Trifon Myles Trifon ... Band Guy
Robert Gilling Robert Gilling ... Band Member
Jory Glick ... Band Member
Shira Kreitenberg Shira Kreitenberg ... Band Member


It's the day of Karen and Bill's wedding and everybody wonders how Hank will behave. While he's trying on his tie, Becca announces she just had her first period and, of course, Hank isn't prepared for this so they speed to the super market to see a woman take the last pack of tampons. Written by Marco van Hoof <>

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Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

29 October 2007 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Marcy Runkle: Hey, how you holding up, daddy?
Hank Moody: Hey, don't worry about me. Worry about that simpleton over there. Come on,,Marcy.You know you want that bald eagle back. You made him suffer long enough. He's banged the forbidden fruit and now he's realized that he'd rather be shucking your hairless clam.
Marcy Runkle: [Chuckles] Hey, be nice to my clam.
Hank Moody: [At Charlie] Hey you, dance with your fucking wife already. Be nice to her vagina.
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Californication Main Theme
Written by Tree Adams & Tyler Bates
Performed by Tree Adams & Tyler Bates
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The big finish of the first season
11 January 2009 | by MaxBorg89See all my reviews

At first sight, The Last Waltz could be a worrying title - one that suggests Californication didn't make it past twelve episodes. Such concern is, of course, unnecessary, since the show was renewed practically right away, having conquered critics and audiences alike. Still, even if this had been the series finale, it would be a pretty great one, since it ties all the loose ends in the most unpredictable, provocative and entertaining fashion.

As is customary in most TV comedies or dramas (sci-fi and fantasy shows aren't taken into account), there has to be at least one wedding during the show's run. In this case, the nuptials this entire episode focuses on are those that will unite Bill and Karen forever. Everyone seems happy, minus of course Hank, who's still deeply in love with Karen, and Becca, who hates to see her father miserable. As for Charlie, he might have a shot at getting his wife back, but he could use some help. Oh, and the feud between Hank and Mia over the book she stole from him could end very badly.

As far as season finales go, The Last Waltz sure covers all bases: sex, violence, swearing, dirty jokes, witty remarks and a neat twist that sets up the second season rather nicely. Ultimately, though, the episode rests entirely on David Duchovny's shoulders: no one else could have played Hank like he does (then again, how many TV actors have an iconic role in their past like Fox Mulder to make fun of?) - acerbic, cheeky and undeniably charming, it's his presence that has made the show a hit since day one, and he's the reason the series can go on as long as it will. Not bad for someone who virtually vanished after The X-Files went off the air.

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