The BEST Episodes of House of Lies

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 23, 2019

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 8.34
464 votes
Writers: Matthew Carnahan
Hostile Takeover

#2 - 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 8.12
502 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Theo Travers, Wesley S. Nickerson III
Til Death Do Us Part

#3 - 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 8.10
470 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Matthew Carnahan, David Walpert

#4 - 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 8.08
579 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Matthew Carnahan, David Walpert

#5 - 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 8.08
446 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: David Walpert

#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 8.05
530 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Matthew Carnahan, Wesley S. Nickerson III

#7 - 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 8.05
499 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Matthew Carnahan, David Walpert

#8 - 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 8.00
522 votes
Writers: Matthew Carnahan

#9 - 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 7.98
479 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Wesley S. Nickerson III

#10 - 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 7.94
470 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Matthew Carnahan
Prologue and Aftermath

#11 - 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 7.92
458 votes
Writers: Karen Gist

#12 - 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 7.91
451 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Matthew Carnahan
Exit Strategy

#13 - Exit Strategy

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 24, 2013

Marty looks to solidify a future career opportunity, while Jeannie has misgivings about hers; and Doug needs to step up his social-networking skills when a promising business opportunity drops in his lap. Later, tensions erupt between Marty and his brother, Malcolm.

star 7.90
480 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
Writers: Wesley S. Nickerson III, Theo Travers

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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 7.88
438 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Matthew Carnahan

#15 - 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 7.88
564 votes
Directors: Don Cheadle
Writers: Matthew Carnahan, David Walpert
Gods of Dangerous Financial Instruments

#16 - 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 7.88
847 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Matthew Carnahan

#17 - 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 7.87
538 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Matthew Carnahan, Wesley S. Nickerson III
Bareback Town

#18 - Bareback Town

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 19, 2012

When the Pod goes to Washington D.C. to consult for a pharmaceutical company, Marty faces a challenge from April to stay monogamous on the road, which puts Jeannie in the position of having to "take one for the team" and fully satisfy a female client; Jeremiah reveals something serious to April, asking for her discretion until he can tell Marty himself; a jealous Monica drops a huge bombshell on Marty.

star 7.84
511 votes
Directors: Miguel Arteta
Writers: Barbara Nance

#19 - 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 7.83
542 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Matthew Carnahan, Jessika Borsiczky

#20 - One-Eighty

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired May 22, 2016

Marty tries to sell a client on a new idea. Doug delivers his TED Talk.

star 7.83
710 votes
No Es Facil

#21 - No Es Facil

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 12, 2016

The Pod heads down to Cuba where they are challenged to reevaluate their personal and professional futures.

star 7.82
716 votes
Wonders of the World

#22 - 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 7.81
445 votes
Writers: David Walpert
The Runner Stumbles

#23 - The Runner Stumbles

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 3, 2013

Marty faces a moral dilemma when he discovers evidence of a banking client's role in a cover-up scheme. Jeannie attempts damage control with the Pod when an ex-boyfriend posts something shocking on the web.

star 7.81
410 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Matthew Carnahan
Our Descent Into Los Angeles

#24 - 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 7.80
472 votes
Directors: Stephen Hopkins
Writers: Matthew Carnahan, Devon Shepard

#25 - Pushback

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 23, 2014

Marty and Jeannie come up with different approaches on how to deal with Lukas' attempts to sabotage DollaHyde. Meanwhile, the relationship between Roscoe and Lex becomes a problem for Marty.

star 7.80
532 votes
Directors: Uta Briesewitz
Writers: Matthew Carnahan, Taii K. Austin