The WORST episodes of House of Lies

Every episode of House of Lies ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of House of Lies!

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.

Last Updated: 12/16/2023Network: ShowtimeStatus: Ended
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At the End of the Day, Reality Wins
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7.06
643 votes

#1 - At the End of the Day, Reality Wins

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/11/2015

Marty is back with a vengeance - ready to grow Kaan & Associates and conquer the consulting world. Revelations of what has occurred since last season begin to explain the 'new normal' at K&A. Marty lays down the law to a pregnant Jeannie on her future with the company, and the pod leaves one client in pursuit of a much bigger payday. .

Directors: Matthew Carnahan
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The Urge to Save Humanity is Almost Always a False Front for the Urge to Rule
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7.19
658 votes

#2 - The Urge to Save Humanity is Almost Always a False Front for the Urge to Rule

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/8/2015

When the partnership between Ellis and Maya reaches a boiling point, Marty devises a plan that Jeannie opposes. Clyde develops feelings for Kelsey as they seek investors for their start-up.

Directors: Don Cheadle
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Holacracy
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7.22
842 votes

#3 - Holacracy

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/24/2016

Marty and the Pod consult for a company that is trying an unconventional management style. Doug considers romance with a new client. Clyde faces a breakup.

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Entropy is Contagious
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7.31
685 votes

#4 - Entropy is Contagious

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/25/2015

Marty and Jeannie pitch opposing strategies to a Seattle-based skin care company. Doug, fed up with Sarah’s antics, passive-aggressively puts his foot down. Clyde begins discussing a business idea with an unlikely partner.

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I'm a Motherf**king Scorpion, That's Why
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7.33
609 votes

#5 - I'm a Motherf**king Scorpion, That's Why

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/18/2015

Marty cunningly proves his business savvy when he meets electric car mogul, Ellis Hightower. In desperate pursuit of a new client, Jeannie orchestrates a chance encounter that appears to go terribly awry. Marty accuses Jeannie of being a dishonest person, prompting her to reveal a difficult truth.

End State Vision
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7.33
822 votes

#6 - End State Vision

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/1/2016

While competing for business, Marty learns Monica's been offered a deal.

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We're Going to Build a Mothership and Rule the Universe
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7.35
731 votes

#7 - We're Going to Build a Mothership and Rule the Universe

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/15/2015

Marty butts heads with a turnaround artist sent by Denna to grow K&A's business; Jeannie receives a dinner invitation to the Kaan home; Clyde reaches a breaking point with his father.

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Creative Destruction Phenomenon
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7.37
893 votes

#8 - Creative Destruction Phenomenon

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/10/2016

Marty and Jeannie navigate the hazards of co-parenting. Doug and Clyde maneuver for position. Marty is approached with an intriguing offer.

Directors: Matthew Carnahan
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Praise Money! Hallowed be Thy Name
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7.40
769 votes

#9 - Praise Money! Hallowed be Thy Name

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/22/2015

Marty gets into a conflict with Denna when he pitches the CEO of a fast-food chain; Roscoe's business is exposed, which hurts his status and future at school; Doug and Clyde have different reactions to dating the same woman.

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Game Theory
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7.41
856 votes

#10 - Game Theory

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/17/2016

Jeannie's boyfriend drops a bomb. Marty shows up at Doug's Dungeons & Dragons role-play game. Clyde uncovers an issue.

Directors: Don Cheadle
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Violent Agreement
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7.41
837 votes

#11 - Violent Agreement

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/5/2016

Marty attempts to get K&A back into consideration for a buyout. Jeannie has a difficult time spending a day outside the office. Computer network issues lead to a discovery.

Directors: Helen Hunt
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Trust Me, I'm Getting Plenty of Erections
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7.42
662 votes

#12 - Trust Me, I'm Getting Plenty of Erections

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/15/2015

When the new partnership with Ellis reaches a boiling point, Marty and the Pod hatch a new plan with Gage Motors, intent on hitting an even bigger payday. Jeannie seriously considers an attractive job offer. Roscoe cuts school to party with his new friends.

Directors: John Dahl
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Tragedy of the Commons
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7.42
796 votes

#13 - Tragedy of the Commons

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/29/2016

Marty must deal with a boy band. Doug copes with post-TED Talk "fame".

Directors: Craig Zisk
Writer: Sarah Walker
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Everything's So F**king Obvious, I'm Starting to Wonder Why We're Even Having This Conversation
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7.44
761 votes

#14 - Everything's So F**king Obvious, I'm Starting to Wonder Why We're Even Having This Conversation

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/29/2015

Concerned about repercussions from Denna, Marty looks to secure his place at K&A. Jeannie receives an exciting proposition. Clyde reaches out to his father, and Roscoe is at the center of an ugly incident at school.

We Can Always Just Overwhelm the Vagus Nerve with Another Sensation
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7.45
684 votes

#15 - We Can Always Just Overwhelm the Vagus Nerve with Another Sensation

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/1/2015

When the Gage presentation falls apart, Marty comes up with a last-ditch plan that includes orchestrating a move that a volatile Ellis doesn't want. Jeannie has a less-than-encouraging meeting with a headhunter regarding her prospects in the job market. Doug petitions to join Clyde and Kelsey’s new business venture.

Directors: Victor Nelli Jr.
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Johari Window
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7.46
856 votes

#16 - Johari Window

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/15/2016

Marty's entree into a new market his a snag. Roscoe lands his first gig.

Directors: Don Cheadle
Writer: Theo Travers
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Sincerity is an Easy Disguise in This Business
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7.48
1339 votes

#17 - Sincerity is an Easy Disguise in This Business

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/17/2013

Marty's militant younger brother pays a surprise visit, while Doug and Jeannie work an assignment for an online-dating company. Later, Marty hits it off with a fellow consultant.

Directors: Anton Cropper
Writer: Karin Gist
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The Next Olive Branch Goes Straight Up Your Ass
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7.54
657 votes

#18 - The Next Olive Branch Goes Straight Up Your Ass

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/1/2015

Trouble arises at Kaan and Associates when payment is not received from a consult. Meanwhile, Clyde gets a visit from his estranged father; Marty learns of Roscoe's entrepreneurial endeavors; and Jeannie pushes back to stay.

Directors: John Dahl
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Zhang
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7.55
1091 votes

#19 - Zhang

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/16/2014

Marty and the Pod accompany Lukas on a tour through his old neighborhood; Monica seeks help from Kaan and Associates on a new food product; Lex embarrasses Roscoe.

Directors: Stephen Hopkins
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Amsterdam
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7.56
2266 votes

#20 - Amsterdam

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/15/2012

Marty and The Pod are sent to Phoenix to clean up a mess at a very powerful sports franchise caused by the impending divorce of its high-powered owners. Jeannie takes a dinner meeting with Derek, an old flame, but is deflated when she finds out his real intentions toward her. On the home front, Marty continues his personal war with Principal Gita over Roscoe's cross-dressing.

Directors: Stephen Hopkins
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He Didn't Mean That, Natalie Portman
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7.56
708 votes

#21 - He Didn't Mean That, Natalie Portman

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/8/2015

Marty and Jeannie entice Denna with a retaliatory business move against Ellis. Meanwhile, things get complicated between Doug and Kelsey; and Clyde spends time with his father and is disturbed to see how similar they may be.

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You're Safely Sucking at the Triple-Venti Tits of the New Kaan & Associates
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7.59
707 votes

#22 - You're Safely Sucking at the Triple-Venti Tits of the New Kaan & Associates

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/29/2015

Marty is on the verge of making K&A one of the biggest players in the business, if he can persuade his employees to stay. Jeannie gives birth. Clyde, Doug, and Kelsey await an offer - and Roscoe faces the consequences.

Directors: Matthew Carnahan
One-Eighty
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7.59
803 votes

#23 - One-Eighty

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/22/2016

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

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Pushback
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7.60
1109 votes

#24 - Pushback

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/23/2014

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.

Directors: Uta Briesewitz
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No Es Fácil
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7.62
841 votes

#25 - No Es Fácil

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/12/2016

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

Directors: Matthew Carnahan