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TV Review: Californication: Season 3, Ep.12: Mia Culpa


The season finale of Californication, Season 3, entitled Mia Culpa, saw Hank Moody (David Duchovny)’s big secret come out and the destruction of his dream of moving back to New York with the love of his life, Karen van der Beek (Natascha McElhone). Mia Cross (Madeline Zima) has been a cancer on Hank’s life since they first met. First she has sex with him under age, then she steals his next novel, then when she is discovered as a fraud by her agent, she tells the agent everything. He then tries to use the information to his advantage against Hank. Many of the episodes leading up to this one had a comedic tone to them but this one got serious real quick and dealt with serious issues. No matter what he does, I always found myself rooting for Moody. I do see how he is going to get out of this one. Mia’s agent well probably expose him just for spite after the beating Hank gave him and his wife is disgusted by him now. He ruined their fairy tale ending or rather, had it ruined for him.

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