“All I can do is keep moving forward and try to become someone you can love again.”
Nothing like an accidental overdose to smooth over the rough patches. When Hank wakes up, he’s welcomed back home pretty easily. A little too easily if you ask me… Karen is quick to assume that Hank’s visit to the E.R. was the result of a failed attempt at taking his own life. “… even when I hate your fucking guts, at least I know you’re out there. That I’m gonna see you again.” Hank doesn’t deny it, since he knows this might be the only way he’s welcomed back home again.
And apparently, “texting is for faggots”. Hey, Favre’s cock – I’m talkin’ to you.
After a quick confessional over some burgers, fries, and root beer, Runkle goes to work. Reminding a writer to do his job is a lot like asking a baby to eat his vegetables. They never want to, even when it’s good for them, but with enough reminders and gentle pushing they eventually eat that broccoli stalk end first. “You write a good script and they will come. All over your face, baby.”
A short aside as we witness the beginnings of a budding new romance between film producer Stu Beggs (Stephen Tobolowsky) and Marcy. Like any good producer, Stu is a master self-promoter. Useful when talking soon-to-be divorced desperate housewives into a date. Having successfully been sidetracked, Stu no longer wants Runkle’s bald head on a platter. Instead he offers him an olive branch in the form of D-Girl Heather. Or is it DTF-Girl? Down to #@$%. Who knew creator and writer Tom Kapinos was a Jersey Shore fan?
Back on Venice Beach, Hank does his best to help Becca score some singles as she continues wielding her ax in public. He apologizes but Becca isn’t having any of it, so he leaves her to work her stuff. Embarrassment free.
Later in the episode, when Becca doesn’t get back in time for dinner (beet salad!), Hank and Karen go looking. Becca’s still working her guitar, impressing a band of degenerate bitches led by Lenny Kravitz’s daughter (Zoe Kravitz). They try to run off with Becca’s earnings only to eventually offer her a chance to join the band once Becca shows off her “mad skillz” taking down potential thieves. Becca’s amp and guitar are the lone casualties of the scuffle. When Karen and Hank don’t find her, they decide the best course of action is to split up with Hank going back home.
Back at the house, Hank finds a surly Becca ready to finally confront the tension head-on. She tells Hank off, telling him suicide is a coward’s way out and that “the father she knew would never do something like that to me”. Hank finally fesses up, admitting that it was all just a miscalculation on his part, promising to never give up like that. And this is where raising kids gets hard. Becca forces Hank into a corner as Karen walks in at the most inopportune time. “Now tell her that.” Forced to come clean, Karen explodes and Hank is back to square one. Alone and without his girls. So he does what any good writer does when they’ve got nothing else to do – write.
Meanwhile, Runkle goes to work on Stu’s Head of Development — a master multi-tasker who’s more comfortable doing doggy so she can check her Blackberry.
Gratuitous nudity! Some really great Asian tits for the show’s first set of Asian tits. Thank you Ms. Camille Chen! You’re welcome, #@$%ers!