The Cleaner

The BEST episodes of The Cleaner

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

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.

Last Updated: 8/15/2022Network: A&E
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Standing Eight
star
8.17
6 votes

#1 - Standing Eight

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/1/2009

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.

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Hello America
star
7.94
35 votes

#2 - Hello America

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/23/2009

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.

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Five Little Words
star
7.89
35 votes

#3 - Five Little Words

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/7/2008

William rescues a team member, while the others go undercover at a sorority house to get information about a drug dealer.

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The 11th Hour
star
7.86
64 votes

#4 - The 11th Hour

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/16/2008

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.

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The Turtle and the Butterfly
star
7.80
5 votes

#5 - The Turtle and the Butterfly

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/11/2009

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.

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The Projectionist
star
7.79
34 votes

#6 - The Projectionist

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/7/2009

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.

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Split Ends
star
7.78
9 votes

#7 - Split Ends

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/21/2009

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.

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House of Pain
star
7.77
35 votes

#8 - House of Pain

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/2/2008

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.

Directors: Leon Ichaso
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Here Comes the Boom
star
7.75
40 votes

#9 - Here Comes the Boom

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/19/2008

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.

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To Catch a Fed
star
7.72
39 votes

#10 - To Catch a Fed

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/26/2008

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.

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Chaos Theory
star
7.64
11 votes

#11 - Chaos Theory

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/5/2008

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.

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Rag Dolls
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7.63
16 votes

#12 - Rag Dolls

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/22/2008

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.

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Trick Candles
star
7.60
5 votes

#13 - Trick Candles

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/15/2009

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.

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Back to One
star
7.54
60 votes

#14 - Back to One

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/30/2008

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.

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Lie With Me
star
7.50
61 votes

#15 - Lie With Me

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/14/2008

William devises an extreme intervention when a couple's alcoholism endangers their daughter.

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The Things We Didn't Plan
star
7.50
6 votes

#16 - The Things We Didn't Plan

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/28/2009

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.

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The Path of Least Resistance
star
7.43
7 votes

#17 - The Path of Least Resistance

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/18/2009

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.

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Meet the Joneses
star
7.38
16 votes

#18 - Meet the Joneses

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/29/2008

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.

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Cinderella
star
7.17
6 votes

#19 - Cinderella

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/25/2009

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.

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Crossing the Threshold
star
7.17
6 votes

#20 - Crossing the Threshold

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/8/2009

William and the team take a complex case involving a drug dealer's daughter, endangering both the team and William's family.

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Let It Ride
star
7.10
62 votes

#21 - Let It Ride

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/9/2008

The gambler notices his favourite jockey is using a lot of drugs to meet weight and asks William to step in.

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Last American Casualty
star
7.00
37 votes

#22 - Last American Casualty

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/30/2009

A weekend with Ben turns into a busman's holiday when William must deal with two alcoholics.

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An Ordinary Man
star
7.00
6 votes

#23 - An Ordinary Man

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/4/2009

A hospital administrator seeks William's help after receiving an anonymous letter accusing a doctor and some nurses of using drugs.

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Pilot
star
6.96
28 votes

#24 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/15/2008

William tries to help Zach, a once-promising high school athlete who has fallen victim to meth addiction.

Directors: David Semel
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Rebecca
star
6.89
63 votes

#25 - Rebecca

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/23/2008

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.

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