Season five picks up a few years after we last saw Hank Moody. He's living in New York and has moved on. After the unceremonious dumping of his latest girlfriend, Carrie, Hanks looking for a ticket out of town. Charlie calls with just such a ticket a job on the Left Coast. Back in LA, Hank and Charlie drop in on the now-married Marcy and Stu Beggs. Stu rushes Hank off to a meeting with megarich hip-hop mogul Samurai Apocalypse.