Description

Hank completes his biography of Ashby; Charlie is reduced to working at a car dealership; Sonja gives birth; Karen accepts a job offer back home in New York, forcing Hank and Becca to make painful choices. It should be noted that "la petite mort" means "the little death" in French, and is also a metaphor for an orgasm.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It plays these songs...

California Dreamin'
performed by Shaw Blades

This Song is played in La Petite Mort part of Californication Season 2
This song plays during the final scenes of the episode when Hank runs into "surfer girl" again (while with Becca), and during the end credits.

It's My Life
performed by The Animals

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This Song is played in La Petite Mort part of Californication Season 2
This song plays as Hank goes to the cemetery to pay his respects at the grave site. It is played again when Karen's plane leaves.

Keep Me In Your Heart
performed by Warren Zevon

This Song is played in La Petite Mort part of Californication Season 2
This song plays as Hank finishes his work on the Lou Ashby biography, in the opening scenes of the episode because Hank likes to have a little weed, whiskey, and Warren Zevon after he finishes writting.

It refers to these movies...

Last Tango in Paris

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This Movie is referred to by La Petite Mort part of Californication Season 2
Hank and Becca walk along the boardwalk after Karen leaves. Hank runs in to "bikini girl" and finds out her name is Michelle. He tells her he liked not knowing her name, because it was "cool in a 'Last Tango in Paris' kind of way.".
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Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

Californication Season 2

# Title Air Date
Californication
2:1 Slip of the Tongue Sep 28, 2008
2:2 The Great Ashby Oct 5, 2008
2:3 No Way to Treat a Lady Oct 12, 2008
2:4 The Raw & the Cooked Oct 19, 2008
2:5 Vaginatown Oct 26, 2008
2:6 Coke Dick and the First Kick Nov 2, 2008
2:7 In a Lonely Place Nov 9, 2008
2:8 Going Down and Out in Beverly Hills Nov 16, 2008
2:9 La Ronde Nov 23, 2008
2:10 In Utero Nov 30, 2008
2:11 Blues from Laurel Canyon Dec 7, 2008
2:12 La Petite Mort Dec 14, 2008

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