Wednesday 29 September, 11:25pm on Fiver
David Duchovny stars as hell-raising writer Hank Moody in the third season of the racy comedy drama. In this episode, Hank and Charlie hit the town after Karen, Becca and Marcy snub them in favour of a girls’ night out. Hank pulls up outside his flat in the early evening and sees Becca and Karen leaving for dinner at a restaurant. Despite Hank’s best efforts, the ladies are adamant that he will not be joining them “We were thinking that you weren’t actually invited,” says Becca. The girls are taking Marcy out, in an effort to cheer her up after her relationship with Rick Springfield imploded (see last week’s episode, ‘Mr Bad Example’). Karen and Becca are still angry with Hank for sleeping with Felicia, jeopardising Hank’s plan for them all to move back to New York. Taking their strong hints to leave them be, Hank visits Charlie as he is cleaning out his office. It transpires that Sue has fired the agent over his run-in with Rick Springfield. “Charlie Runkle is once again an agent without an agency,” Charlie ruefully reports. The pair decide that hitting a bar is the best plan of action, and are soon discussing their respective other halves and recent troubles. Charlie then gets a drink accidentally spilled over him by an unremorseful man. When Hank demands an apology from the stranger, he is rudely questioned about his sexuality. In response, Hank passionately kisses Charlie, announcing to the bar “we’re here, we’re queer, get used to it,” before promptly punching the offending drinkspiller in the face. After being thrown out of the bar for fighting, Hank has a proposal for Charlie. “What say you and me go on a good old-fashioned bender?” he asks. After a few more drinks, the boys find themselves in a late-night book shop, where they steal an expensive first edition of Hank’s early writing. After making a dash out of the shop, Charlie and Hank run into Becca, Marcy and Karen as the women are leaving a restaurant. The ladies are not impressed with the inebriated condition of the pair. “I’m done being your mommy,” Marcy says to Charlie.