Following Karen's move to New York, Hank Moody does his best to raise his daughter Becca by himself. But being a single dad isn't easy, especially with Becca starting to question his authority more than ever. To make matters worse, Becca's new best friend Chelsea has a fondness for sex, drugs, and trouble. After a run-in with Chelsea's straight-laced mother Felicia, a teacher at the local university, Hank reluctantly accepts a dinner invitation. Hank does his best to tolerate the various academics at the party, but things get out of hand when Hank insists on having …
Hank makes a poor start to teaching when one of his crushing students attempts suicide after Hank criticizes his writing, and also learns an unwelcome fact about another one.
Hank and Becca attend the annual English Department Fall Mixer hosted by Dean Koons and wife Felicia. After flirtatious exchanges with student Jackie and Felicia, Hank finds himself consoling his jilted teacher's aide Jill, the best way he knows how. Meanwhile, Becca and Chelsea sneak away to discuss life, love, and psychedelic mushrooms. Charlie tries to coax Marcy into celebrating the first signing at the new agency, teen idol Rick Springfield.
Becca drags Hank to a trendy shopping boutique to pick out some more grown-up attire. But Hank isn't so sure he likes the “new” Becca's makeover. At work, Hank juggles sexual encounters with teacher's aide Jill and boss Felicia. And finally, in an attempt to figure out why talented writer Jackie is missing class, Hank drags Charlie to the strip club where she works. Unfortunately, temptation gets the better of Hank.
Becca flies to N.Y. to her mom while Hank's old best friend ‘Zloz’ comes to L.A. for the first time. His mission: to indulge in all kinds of depravity. Hank takes him to Sue's party, but that is just the beginning.
Karen is quickly onto what (or whom) Hank's been doing, but the actual problem is Becca, who isn't happy to hear that she is to move to N.Y. to live with her mother. A client of Charlie's turns out to be Marcy's fantasy. Runkle's Luck.
Hank has decided that he needs to get rid of the extraneous women in his life, and he intends to achieve it in one day. Unfortunately, the women might want to keep him. Meanwhile, Sue needs Charlie's help with her first client.
Jackie and two of her friends arrive to party. The next day, one of the girls is unconscious, and then Runkle & Rick Springfield arrive. They all have to hide when Jill suddenly arrives. And the knocks on the door just don't stop.
There's a call from the principal of the girls' school to Hank… and Stacy. Felicia has a revelation for Karen. Marcy is completely smitten by Rick and on top of that, Charlie has to provide him cocaine.
Karen, Becca and Marcy have a girls' night out. Since Charlie just got fired by Sue, Hank decides to have a boys' night out. The girls' night - uneventful. The boys' night - not so much. Then there's the morning after.
Felicia invites Hank and Karen for a lunch. When they arrive, they find Jill and Jackie there too - awkward. But it's the surprise guest who causes Hank to wail, “The worst day of my life!” And the worst is still to come.