List of The Client List episodes
The Client List is an American television series created by Jordan Budde for Lifetime. The series made its premiere in the United States on Sunday, April 8, 2012. The series follows Riley Parks (Jennifer Love Hewitt) as she balances being a single mother who must provide for her family and a prostitute disguised as a massage therapist.
|Season||Episodes||Originally aired||DVD release date|
|Season premiere||Season finale||Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|1||10||April 8, 2012||June 17, 2012||February 26, 2013||N/A||N/A|
|2||15||March 10, 2013||June 16, 2013||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Season 1 (2012)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|1||1||"The Rub of Sugarland"||Wendey Stanzler||Jordan Budde||April 8, 2012||2.79|
|Riley Parks, a single mom from Texas, is left alone with her children after her husband Kyle abruptly leaves. In financial trouble and desperate for a job, Riley gets hired at a massage parlor called The Rub. It's not long before she discovers that The Rub has a client list concerning men who expect "extras". Faced with a tough decision, she decides that in order to protect her family, she must do what she has to do. Soon, Riley realizes that the job comes with many secrets and much danger; which is a risk she is going to have to take.|
|2||2||"Turn the Page"||Allan Arkush||Barbara Nance||April 15, 2012||2.85|
|Riley finds the phone number of a woman from Kyle's past and begins to investigate her with the help of Lacey. At the massage parlor, Riley meets an interesting client nicknamed The Camel. Meanwhile, Georgia takes all the girls out for drinks, where Riley discovers the fun side of her new job. Also, Lynette begins a romance with someone from church. Riley finds out her husband didn't cheat on her with the woman from his past, but learns something new about his addiction to painkillers.|
|3||3||"Tough Love"||John Behring||Laurie Arent||April 22, 2012||2.75|
|Riley's work and family lives become too much to handle. Riley bails on a client twice. Katie gets in trouble in school for swearing, after a boy teases about her father. Georgia promotes Riley to the manager position, which causes a rift between Riley and Selena. Riley learns from Evan that Kyle is somewhere in Mexico. Lynette introduces her new boyfriend Garrett to the family.|
|4||4||"Ring True"||Patrick Norris||Efrem Seeger||April 29, 2012||2.41|
|Riley unintentionally gives "extra service" to a good friend of Kendra's fiance. Kendra, who has not told her fiance about what really goes on at her job, fears that it will ruin her relationship. Riley also aids Kendra in preventing the truth from coming out. Riley pleases her friends and family, by going to a party since Kyle left town.|
|5||5||"Try, Try Again"||Timothy Busfield||Dawn DeKeyser||May 6, 2012||2.51|
|Riley goes on her first date since Kyle left town, with a client she met. Riley begins to worry about Lynette's blossoming relationship with Garrett, after Garrett asks for Riley's blessing for Lynette's hand in marriage. Jolene reunites with her teenage son, who she gave up for adoption when she was a young struggling mother.|
|6||6||"The Cold Hard Truth"||Norman Buckley||Marc Halsey||May 13, 2012||2.27|
|Georgia is worried that the police will raid the parlor. Lacey finds out about what Riley really has been doing at the parlor and does not take the news well.|
|7||7||"Life of Riley"||Bethany Rooney||John Tinker||May 20, 2012||2.55|
|Riley helps a client overcome his fear of speaking to women. Riley finds out that Lacey did not tell her that Kyle planned on leaving her. Riley and Selena's rivalry continues, when Riley learns that Evan has been dating Selena.|
|8||8||"Games People Play"||Patrick Norris||Laurie Arent||June 3, 2012||2.10|
|Selena runs into Evan at a lunch spot, and also get unwanted attention from a former client, who call her a whore in front of Evan. Causing him to punch him in the face and defend Selena name.Riley gets involved with a rodeo cowboy's romantic life. Riley and Selena clash over Selena's relationship with Evan. Riley offers to help Lynette out-bid Taylor for ownership of the salon.|
|9||9||"Acting Up"||Wendey Stanzler||Hollie Overton||June 10, 2012||2.19|
|Riley goes on her first date with Mark. Dee Ann's relationship with a councilman gets her in hot water with Georgia; she is then fired. Katie runs away while Riley is on her date. Once Riley and Evan find her, they share a kiss. Kyle returns home.|
|10||10||"Past Is Prologue"||Jennifer Love Hewitt||Story by: Jennifer Love Hewitt & Barbara Nance
Teleplay by: Barbara Nance
|June 17, 2012||2.73|
|Kyle returns home, but his homecoming is anything but warm. Georgia goes on vacation and leaves Riley in charge of the parlor, which doesn't sit well with Selena. Riley re-hires Dee Ann. An elderly client dies under the care of Riley. A corrupt police officer continues to put pressure on Riley.|
Season 2 (2013)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||U.S. viewers
|11||1||"'Till I Make it On My Own"||Allan Arkush||Story by: Ed Decter
Teleplay by: Natalie Chaidez
|March 10, 2013||2.21|
|In the middle of their argument the police arrive, Riley apologizes thinking that she is the one that is going to get arrested, only for the police to arrest Kyle. Georgia comes back to the spa after she hears about Kyle and find that Kendra and Jolene quit, forcing Selena and Riley to work together so they don't lose clients; Riley finds it hard to find time for her and Evan. While she tries to get Kyle out of jail, she finds out that he stole a truck that was traveling with copper, and the only way for Kyle to get out of jail is to give up his partner in crime, but he won't do it. Riley goes to Georgia with the idea of having Riley own The Rub so that Georgia can keep her new man, and she can still help out if the girls need her; Georgia finds that there is a search warrant for The Rub and that the police are looking at Riley. Kyle promises his attorney that he has something worth more to the police than his partner; while Kyle and Evan fight over the fact that Evan and Riley are growing closer.|
|12||2||"Who's Cheatin' Who?"||Andy Wolk||Natalie Chaidez||March 17, 2013||2.08|
|Riley is overwhelmed with the amount of massages she's giving per day, so she decides to hire another massuese. She ends up hiring an ex-stripper community college student in need of money for tuition. Georgia becomes manager at her boyfriend's bar and insists Riley make her first payment to her in a check. Riley learns that Kyle's bail hearing was moved up and was set at $7,500. At home, suddenly Georgia calls and tells Riley to make sure the client list is "good and hidden". Riley quickly reacts, but when the police show up they are looking for money. That night, one of Kyle's buddies from prison shows up at her house and hands her a bag full of $100 bills. Later, the police turn up at the spa and want to search. Riley demands a search warrant they don't have and they leave. Afterwards, Riley takes the bag of cash to the construction site to try and bargain Kyle's way out of jail. The man accepts the money but refuses to drop charges. Nervous because the feds are around, Riley drives to the middle of nowhere and buries the client list in the ground. The next morning while she and Evan are trying to spend quality time together, the police show up once more and inform her that her mother has been in an accident.|
|13||3||"Cowboy Up"||Rick Wallace||Holly Overton||March 24, 2013||2.00|
|With both Riley and Evan finding themselves burdened by Kyle's actions, Evan accepts a perilous job in order to help Riley financially. Meanwhile, Linette has a car accident and, at the spa, Riley tries to please a veteran client and hires a male masseur.|
|14||4||"My Main Trial Is Yet to Come"||Timothy Busfield||Michael Reisz||March 31, 2013||1.85|
|At the spa, Riley is surprised at what a client asks for and Selena is suspicious of one of the new girls. Meanwhile, Riley learns that Derek is not all that he seems and struggles to make any alone-time for her and Evan.|
|15||5||"Hell on Heels"||Jonathan Kaplan||Tawnya Bhattacharya & Ali Laventhol||April 7, 2013||2.19|
|At the spa, Riley discovers that her new client is an 18-year-old virgin and the locker room becomes the venue for uncomfortable situations between Derek and Selena. Meanwhile at home, Evan offers to take Travis to visit his dad and Linette encourages Katie to enter a pageant. Also, frustrated that she is still not pregnant, Lacey convinces Dale decide to see a fertility specialist.|
|16||6||"Unanswered Prayers"||Allan Arkush||Shaina Fewell||April 14, 2013||1.96|
|While Riley works on Kyle's defense, Evan continues his police academy training and Lacey becomes suspicious of Dale. Meanwhile at the spa, Derek gets teased by Selena his frequent client.|
|17||7||"I Ain't Broke But I'm Badly Bent"||Jennifer Love Hewitt||Natalie Chaidez||April 21, 2013||2.11|
|At the spa, Riley forms a close bond with a client and the girls have to get creative when there is a power outage. Meanwhile, Riley is shocked when, after fighting with an inmate, Kyle loses his visitation privileges and Lacey and Georgia organise a baby shower for Dale's sister. Riley is offered $50,000 to sleep with a client.|
|18||8||"Heaven's Just a Sin Away"||Debbie Allen||Nikki Schiefelbein||April 28, 2013||2.38|
|While Kyle prepares to testify against his former employer, Riley and Lacey go to church with Georgia and Harold and Evan goes on his first date with Shelby. Meanwhile at the spa, Derek receives a warning from Selena about his client.|
|19||9||"Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy"||Norman Buckley||Wendy Straker Hauser||May 5, 2013||2.11|
|Kyle tries best to work his way back into Riley and his kids' lives. Selena fights her ex-husband over custody of a horse.|
|20||10||"What Part of No"||John Whitesell||Michael Reisz||May 12, 2013||1.79|
|Lacey is attacked at Riley's house by someone that Riley believes was looking for the client list. Selena and Nikki fight over Derek.|
|21||11||"I Miss Back When"||May 19, 2013|
|Lacey copes with the aftermath of the break-in and her attack. Attempting to cheer her up, Riley convinces her to attend their high school reunion. When Taylor sees her soon to be ex-husband, Beau, moving on with another woman at the reunion, Taylor reacts causing Riley to intervene. Meanwhile at the Rub of Sugarland, Selena warns Derek that his client, Lisa wants to take their relationship to the next step, outside the spa. Evan tries to focus on his relationship with Shelby but his past with Riley keeps intruding. Linette struggles with rehab and leans on Kyle for support.|
|22||12||"When I Say I Do"||June 2, 2013|
|23||13||"Whatever It Takes"||June 9, 2013|
|24||14||"What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am"||June 16, 2013|
|25||15||"Wild Nights are Calling"||June 16, 2013|
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