I Have A History Of Doing The Well-Intentioned Wrong Thing
What sad times we live in. "Just say no," no longer works. You know, the way it did in the 80's, when that one little three word phrase single handedly won the War On Drugs, leaving America right thinking, sober and sane enough to go back to fully supporting the distilleries, breweries and pharmaceutical companies in the competition free manner that they were accustomed and entitled to. What happened?
Why can't Hank simply say, "No! I'm not going to write your script!" and just go back to being a happy single unemployed one hit wonder with a burned up apartment trying to put his life back together? He is unemployed, isn't he? This one (Californication Season 5 Episode 2: The Way Of The Fist http://www.sho.com/site/californication/episodes.sho?episodeid=139051
) still gave us no clue as to what he was doing in New York for three years.
All we know is that he talked Carrie into anal sex...But did we even get to so much as see her butt? No...and beyond that, New York is just a big mysterious black hole. So to speak. So let's go back to California where, with any luck, the holes are smaller, tighter and much better lit.
The only problem with that, though, is that LA is a veritable never ending all you can eat smorgasbord of small, tight and hopefully better lit holes, so we should at least attempt to narrow our scope a little. And I, in the spirit of One Person One Vote, say that we need to see Kali's hole filled first.
And now that we know that Samurai Apocalypse isn't all sizzle and no steak when it comes to the casual treatment of violence, guns, gun-play and gunshot wounds, we can hope that Hank will use some sort of protection when he finally nails her. But we know he won't.
I predict that the one thing that's going to save him is Sam's soft spot for Hank's parenting skills and will end up in no worse shape than Tyler---who not only got beaten nearly to death but had to endure the indignity of accepting a pink iPad from Hank. But he is still alive and that's probably the best Hank can hope for.
So he can continue living and going through embarrassing scenes such as the one Charlie, Stu and Marcy are going through---Dealing with their three year old son's recent foray into public masturbation for an unwilling female audience, which, when you think about it, is nearly as bad as having a pink iPad.
Can someone explain to me again what exactly is wrong with suicide? Wouldn't Hank be far better off and much happier if his suicide attempt had worked? I guess we won't know until we finally die but it's hard to conceive of the answer to that question being no.
But his loss is our gain because we get to watch him suffer through all this. And now the big question is what do we get to see next? My prediction is that he will write the script for Santa Monica Cop, log some quality time with Kali in the process and only spend a couple of days in the hospital because of it.
And then the movie will be a big hit and he won't have to work for another five years. And that will be fine for us if the Noisy Negativists who are still saying that this is the last season are wrong. But what if they aren't? Let's try to not think about that nightmare and just close this one with a quick mention of Hank's dream, which you could fairly call a nightmare.
It wasn't as good as the Season One dreams where he was having oral sex with the nun in the church on the beach but it has the potential to grow into being that good and that's what counts. Because another healthy injection of X-Files type plotting wouldn't do any harm at all. Current Mood: depressedCurrent Music: Christopher Jordan, WSAR Fall River, MA. April, 1974