In the Season 4 premiere, Hank is bailed out of jail to find that his literary sex scandal has made him the toast of Hollywood and the target of a lawsuit - as well as estranged him from Karen and Becca.
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Hank polishes off a day of neediness with a creative meeting about his potential new movie, which ends with him hiding in a starlet's bathroom and accidentally overdosing on booze and sleeping pills.
Hank takes advantage of the misperception that he tried to commit suicide and moves back home with Karen and Becca, but his daughter knows the truth; Charlie sets out to reach a sexual benchmark while a wealthy producer pursues Marcy.
A meeting to discuss Hank's recently completed movie script ends with a billionaire dead in a bathroom; Marcy suspects that she might be pregnant; Karen meets a potential new boyfriend in the artist father of one of Becca's bandmates
After a personal grooming mishap, Charlie discovers that his vasectomy was botched and that Marcy's baby could be his. Hank's relationship with lawyer Abby gets more personal but a good deed yields a compromising photo that could ruin Hank's life.
A sensational photo derails Hank's case and threatens to destroy his movie project until his sincere love for Becca rescues his career, while Karen resuscitates her ex-husband's relationship with his beautiful lawyer.
Forced by her relationship with Hank to recuse herself as his lawyer, Abby pitches the case to a senior partner on the golf course; Hank is dismayed by Karen's growing relationship with artist Ben; Marcy and Stu ask Charlie to help them pitch a TV project.
Hank takes a gig rewriting dialogue on a zombie sequel but threatens his job when he hooks up with a sexy woman with close ties to the film's female lead; Marcy tells Stu she's pregnant but not that the baby may be Charlie's.
Evicted from his apartment, Hank moves back in with Karen and Becca while he prepares for his trial and teaches his daughter to drive; while Karen's out on a date with Ben, Becca and Pearl steal the Porsche and wreck it.
A nervous Hank discovers that he's got good reason to panic when his trial turns into an all-out character assassination, with even friendly witnesses Charlie and Karen unable to portray him as anything other than a drunken, oversexed lout.
Found guilty of statutory rape, Hank buys a used Porsche and considers fleeing from Los Angeles, but instead enjoys one last night in the company of his friends and family.
In the Season 4 finale, as Hank awaits sentencing, the lines between his real life and the movie based on his life blur as the film's star hits on his ex-wife and he feels stirrings of passion for the actress hired to play Karen.