The BEST Episodes of House of Lies

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 15, 2020

Network: Showtime

Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of management consultants know how to play the corporate game better than anyone, by using every dirty trick in the book to woo powerful CEOs and close huge deals. In the board rooms, barrooms and bedrooms of the power elite, corruption is business as usual and everyone's out for themselves first. Nothing is sacred in this scathing, irreverent satire of corporate America today. Outrageous, subversive and wildly funny, HOUSE OF LIES stars Academy Award® nominee Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell.

The Mayan Apocalypse

#1 - The Mayan Apocalypse

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 1, 2012

With the help of Greg Norbert, Marty and the Pod fight to pull off an eleventh-hour reprieve and stop the MetroCapital acquisition from happening; Jeannie makes a decision about marrying Wes; Marty's son Roscoe makes a life-altering choice of his own.

star 8.23
1,611 votes
Writers: Matthew Carnahan
Boom

#2 - Boom

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 26, 2014

Marty and Jeannie pit rival grocery clients against one another, but things don't go quite as planned. Meanwhile, changes at Galweather cause trouble for Jeannie; and Clyde's already difficult work situation under Monica becomes even more brutal when he is forced to work from her home.

star 8.04
1,235 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: David Walpert, Matthew Carnahan
Together

#3 - Together

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 30, 2014

Marty and Jeannie deal with the aftermath of a tragic event; and Marty questions his friendship with Dre. Meanwhile, Doug experiences side effects from W.O.N. that could cause trouble for Monica's new company; and he tries to reconcile with Sarah. Marissa makes a business decision that affects her relationship with Clyde.

star 7.96
1,102 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: David Walpert, Matthew Carnahan
Veritas

#4 - Veritas

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 4, 2012

Marty and the Pod participate in Galweather-Stearn's annual recruiting event, where the best and brightest from Harvard Business School are wined and dined. Marty takes the sole black recruit in the predominantly white affair under his wing; Doug tries to prove to Clyde that he can coach any of the potential candidates onto "the list;" Jeannie grills a sexy, flirtatious recruit to see if she's all style and no substance, but a secret of Jeannie's is revealed that makes her stance somewhat hypocritical.

star 7.91
1,733 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Wesley S. Nickerson III
Stochasticity

#5 - Stochasticity

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 13, 2013

In the Season 2 premiere, the aftermath of the sexual-harassment scandal leaves Marty and his Pod adjusting to a new corporate culture at Galweather Stearn, where the interim CEO entrusts consummate closer Marty with sealing a big deal. Later, a boozy night on the town leaves Jeannie reeling, while Marty's relationship with Roscoe is in need of some repair.

star 7.91
1,236 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Matthew Carnahan
Comeuppance

#6 - Comeuppance

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 23, 2014

Jeannie gets help from an old friend on a government contract, but it creates an issue with Marty about their future with Dollahyde. Meanwhile, Clyde causes friction to develop between Monica and a client; and Doug makes a play for Caitlin.

star 7.91
1,240 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Matthew Carnahan, Wesley S. Nickerson III
Business

#7 - Business

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 25, 2012

Marty and "The Rainmaker" work together to put the kibosh on their firm's acquisition by MetroCapital but a back-stabbing turn of events leaves Marty and "The Rainmaker" mortal enemies instead of valued allies; in the aftermath of the news about April, Marty must deal with attitude from Roscoe.

star 7.87
1,536 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: David Walpert
Hostile Takeover

#8 - Hostile Takeover

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 31, 2013

A mercurial Las Vegas casino czar ups the ante on a business deal with a frustrated Marty; and Clyde's club-owner friends look to him to expand their brand beyond Vegas. Meanwhile, Marty picks up some inside dirt on Tamara.

star 7.86
1,316 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Theo Travers, Wesley S. Nickerson III
Associates

#9 - Associates

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 2, 2014

Marty deals with hip-hop clothing moguls, who have divergent attitudes and plans for their company; Jeannie defines the role she will play in her new position; Clyde goes through some personal hard times and turns to Marty for help.

star 7.83
1,247 votes
Directors: Don Cheadle
Writers: David Walpert, Matthew Carnahan
Prologue and Aftermath

#10 - Prologue and Aftermath

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 18, 2012

Jeannie embarks on a gig to establish her own legend in the consulting world when she leads the Pod to her hometown on a mission to resurrect an ailing church; Marty enters into custody mediation with Monica but her powers of manipulation are in full force, threatening Marty's relationship with April.

star 7.83
1,550 votes
Writers: Karen Gist
Soldiers

#11 - Soldiers

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 9, 2014

Marty and Jeannie launch a duplicitous plan to remove Lukas from DollaHyde; Dre and Marty bond on a personal level; Clyde woos a big client; Doug deals with his feelings about having a baby with Sarah.

star 7.81
1,145 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Jessika Borsiczky, Matthew Carnahan
Joshua

#12 - Joshua

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 6, 2014

Marty gets rocked when Kaan and Associates is smacked with a serious legal blow. Meanwhile, Jeannie tries to rectify the situation because she fears she is the one responsible for it; and Roscoe finds a constructive outlet to help him work through some relationship issues.

star 7.80
1,045 votes
Writers: Matthew Carnahan
Til Death Do Us Part

#13 - Til Death Do Us Part

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 7, 2013

Doug pops the question to his girlfriend, Sarah (Jenny Slate), who plans a shotgun wedding in Las Vegas on the eve of the Pod closing a major business deal. Marty's backhanded dealings lead to increased tension and unintended consequences for everyone.

star 7.79
1,204 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: David Walpert, Matthew Carnahan
Man-date

#14 - Man-date

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 27, 2013

Marty and Clyde attempt to woo the business of new Las Vegas casino king, Michael Carlson, a maverick self-made millionaire who notoriously hates consultants. Meanwhile, Jeannie tries to assess how big a threat Tamara is by suggesting the two of them enjoy a spa day together. Monica makes an unlikely connection with her personal vegan chef, Tessa.

star 7.79
1,429 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Matthew Carnahan
Ouroboros

#15 - Ouroboros

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 11, 2012

Marty and the Pod are put through the ringer by their arch-rival firm Kinsley-Johnson as part of the due diligence performed by MetroCapital for the pending merger; Jeannie does her best to keep Wes and the marriage at bay but fails to keep it a secret from Marty; Monica and Roscoe bond but Marty learns about Jeremiah's secret and receives shocking news from Monica.

star 7.75
1,624 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Matthew Carnahan
Brinkmanship

#16 - Brinkmanship

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 9, 2014

Marty and the team execute a plan to wrestle Marissa's family's media company away from her siblings. Meanwhile, Jeannie encourages Marty to let Clyde out of the doghouse; and Doug and Sarah get tested in their relationship.

star 7.74
1,156 votes
Writers: Matthew Carnahan, Theo Travers
Power(less)

#17 - Power(less)

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 19, 2014

Marty has a confusing meeting with Roscoe's new crush; Jeannie makes some power moves to win an account with the Department of Defense; Sarah tells Doug that she wants them to have a baby; Clyde witnesses Monica push a junior analyst a bit too far.

star 7.73
1,185 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Matthew Carnahan
Wonders of the World

#18 - Wonders of the World

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 10, 2013

During a consultation with an adult-toy company, Jeannie meets an interesting suitor, while Doug comes up with a racy gift idea for his new girlfriend. Later, Marty's brother Malcolm drives a wedge between their father and Marty.

star 7.73
1,317 votes
Writers: David Walpert
Family Values

#19 - Family Values

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 24, 2013

Marty's plan to spend time with Roscoe conflicts with an executive retreat, while Doug sees his fellow Pod members in a different light after introducing them to his new girlfriend. Later, Tamara offers an intriguing revelation about her personal life, piquing Marty's interest.

star 7.72
1,393 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Wesley S. Nickerson III
Middlegame

#20 - Middlegame

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 16, 2014

At the DollaHyde sneaker launch party, Marty is tested by Dre and considers a double cross. Meanwhile, Jeannie learns that Lukas is suspicious of their plan; and Doug makes a fatal mistake.

star 7.72
1,171 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Matthew Carnahan, Wesley S. Nickerson III
Our Descent Into Los Angeles

#21 - Our Descent Into Los Angeles

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 12, 2012

Marty goes to war with his son's school when Roscoe is accused of sexual harassment for trying to kiss a boy. On the home front, Marty's personal life is further complicated when April, a stripper he met in New York, suddenly reappears. Meanwhile, Jeannie starts to get cold feet at the prospect of her upcoming wedding.

star 7.72
1,755 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Devon Shepard, Matthew Carnahan
Damonschildren.org

#22 - Damonschildren.org

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 10, 2013

Matt Damon (as himself) hires the firm to find a charity to enhance his image, but Marty soon realizes he may have to dig deeper than expected in order to keep the actor as a client. Meanwhile, Jeannie finds time to spend with Roscoe; and Tessa grills Monica about their status.

star 7.70
1,279 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Matthew Carnahan
When Dinosaurs Ruled the Planet

#23 - When Dinosaurs Ruled the Planet

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 20, 2013

In Las Vegas to help reinvigorate an aging casino, Marty meets the firm's newest consultant, a woman who was his biggest rival in business school. Meanwhile, Clyde is seduced by the Vegas nightlife; and Jeannie discovers a passive-aggressive adversary in Galweather Stearn's interim CEO.

star 7.69
1,538 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: David Walpert
Gods of Dangerous Financial Instruments

#24 - Gods of Dangerous Financial Instruments

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 8, 2012

Marty and The Pod consult for a mega-bank that wants to justify their year-end bonuses as the financial world around them burns. Back at home, Marty gets some unwanted advice on how to raise his son.

star 7.67
3,025 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Matthew Carnahan
Liability

#25 - Liability

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 17, 2013

Doug and Clyde give depositions in a wrongful-death suit filed against a telecommunications conglomerate, while a casino mogul impedes Marty's efforts to close a deal. Later, Monica unravels when Roscoe moves out.

star 7.67
1,247 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Karin Gist