The BEST Episodes of The Cleaner
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 4, 2020
When William Banks hits rock-bottom from his own addictions during the birth of his twins, he makes a deal with God: in exchange for a second chance at life, he will kick his habits and live his life to help others get clean that have fallen into a life of addiction, whether it is sex, drugs, alcohol, or gambling... by any means necessary.
#1 - Standing Eight
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 1, 2009
Although the job is to clean up a boxer before his next match, William finds that the biggest risk to the man's sobriety is close to home.
#2 - Rag Dolls
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 22, 2008
A mother thinks her teen daughter is involved with drugs though her drug test comes back negative. The mother enlists the help of William to prove this theory one way or another.
#3 - Chaos Theory
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 5, 2008
A mathematics professor uses cocaine to help him publish his research in time. His girlfriend and colleague requests William's help. William tries to stop the professor before he loses everything--his career, personal life, and even his immigrant parents' diner. Meanwhile, William's son discovers a used needle in their house after a dinner party. William realizes that the needle belongs to his former sponsor and must decide whether to cut his sponsor out of his life.
#4 - Hello America
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 23, 2009
A friend who's also a program member asks for Banks' help to get her husband to rehab, but the case is complicated by the fact he's not only a newscaster, but a national spokesman for sobriety, and in the midst of a rescue that must be completely confidential Banks finds he's dealing with personal issues that affect both him and his client.
#5 - Split Ends
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 21, 2009
Sisters find that they may be linked by more than twinship when they try to achieve sobriety separately. At home, a friend of William's cuts a path of mayhem and destruction as he tempts a recovering addict with her drug of choice and crosses way over a boundary with Melissa.
#6 - The Turtle and the Butterfly
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 11, 2009
William is asked by a woman to get her drug addicted son out of an Inland Empire jail, and he does, but the trip back is not as easy when the young man refuses to change his life, and a chance encounter with a 13-year old drug runner for a powerful dealer.
#7 - Trick Candles
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 15, 2009
An old friend turns to Banks for help as William closes in on his seven-year birthday. Meanwhile, PK's planned celebration of the event may not go as she'd like.
#8 - Five Little Words
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 7, 2008
William rescues a team member, while the others go undercover at a sorority house to get information about a drug dealer.
#9 - The 11th Hour
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 16, 2008
The original interventionist brings William in after his intervention with a woman goes wrong and she ends up on the streets. The original interventionist considers William a "Thug" making William question his own motivation for finding the woman.
#10 - The Projectionist
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 7, 2009
Still reeling from his separation, William decides to detox a pregnant woman at his safe house, rather than utilizing a hospital, a decision he may come to regret.
#11 - Here Comes the Boom
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 19, 2008
A teenage boy needs William's help with his father, who once went to prison because of William's past efforts. The man is back on the streets and using meth again.
#12 - The Path of Least Resistance
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 18, 2009
William finds a very personal trigger when a new age guru, cashing in on the self-help craze, turns to William for help with her addict son.
#13 - House of Pain
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 2, 2008
William's friend needs help with a student who is abusing heroin and prescription drugs. The boy's father causes problems for the crew. William thinks the boy might be attempting suicide.
#14 - To Catch a Fed
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 26, 2008
William is determined into searching for the former partner of an FBI agent; the missing man is found in a tent city of meth manufacturers, William then realizes that he's has been told lies about the real reason why the FBI agent is looking for her old partner.
#15 - Back to One
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 30, 2008
The brother of an striving actress discovers his sister cocaine addiction and tries to get William's crew to help. Akani races to find Sweton after he mysteriously goes missing.
#16 - Lie With Me
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 14, 2008
William devises an extreme intervention when a couple's alcoholism endangers their daughter.
#17 - Meet the Joneses
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 29, 2008
You never know where drug rings may show up. In this ongoing episode a wife, from the suburbs, involves herself with a drug ring. Her husband enlists the help of William to crack the ring.
#18 - The Things We Didn't Plan
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 28, 2009
It's a busy week for the team, involving a risky grab of an armed client, and alcoholic father traveling with his daughter, cleaning up a policeman's son and a homeless woman.
#19 - Cinderella
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 25, 2009
William weighs protecting Lula and their relationship or putting her face-to-face with the downfall of one of her idols when he decides whether to take the case of a ballerina.
#20 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 15, 2008
William tries to help Zach, a once-promising high school athlete who has fallen victim to meth addiction.
#21 - Let It Ride
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 9, 2008
The gambler notices his favourite jockey is using a lot of drugs to meet weight and asks William to step in.
#22 - An Ordinary Man
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 4, 2009
A hospital administrator seeks William's help after receiving an anonymous letter accusing a doctor and some nurses of using drugs.
#23 - Crossing the Threshold
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 8, 2009
William and the team take a complex case involving a drug dealer's daughter, endangering both the team and William's family.
#24 - Last American Casualty
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 30, 2009
A weekend with Ben turns into a busman's holiday when William must deal with two alcoholics.
#25 - Rebecca
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 23, 2008
A teenager pianist turns to meth in order to cope with the pressure, the father of the teenage girl asks William's crew for help, but they are stonewalled by the girl's mother.