The BEST Episodes of The Client List

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021

Network: Lifetime

A Texas housewife takes a job at a seemingly traditional day spa in a neighboring town after being deserted by her husband. When she realizes massages aren't the only services on the menu, she quickly grabs the opportunity to relieve her financial hardships by partnering with the parlor's feisty and disorganized owner to run the business.

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What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am

#1 - What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jun 16, 2013

Riley discovers that the client list has been stolen; Evan gets a step closer to uncovering Riley's hidden life; Dale and Lacey receive news that could accelerate their plans to have a family of their own; Derek asks Selena to make a commitment to their relationship.

star 8.27
419 votes
Writers: Nikki Schiefelbein
When I Say I Do

#2 - When I Say I Do

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 2, 2013

Riley is consumed with wedding preparations; Kyle tries to find a way to help his family; Evan and Trimble go under cover in a massage parlor; Shelby and Evan face challenges; Selena and Derek attempt friendship.

star 7.90
359 votes
Directors: Michael Fields
Writers: Ali Laventhol, Sarah Wise, Tawnya Bhattacharya
I Ain't Broke, But I'm Badly Bent

#3 - I Ain't Broke, But I'm Badly Bent

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 21, 2013

When Riley forms a personal connection to a wealthy and fellow single dad client, Dylan, she finds herself in tempting and unfamiliar territory. When Kyle loses all his visiting privileges after fighting with a fellow inmate, Riley feels the impact more than she could have predicted. Riley, Selena, and Nikki get creative when the electricity in the spa goes out. Meanwhile, Georgia helps Lacey throw a baby shower for Dale’s obnoxious sister, Earlene.

star 7.88
392 votes
Writers: Natalie Chaidez
Whatever It Takes

#4 - Whatever It Takes

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 9, 2013

Riley volunteers at a charity golf tournament and learns that a judge is spearheading a task force that could put her and the Rub in serious jeopardy. Later, Travis tricks Kyle into hosting a sleepover; and Riley and Derek get an unwelcome surprise when they respond to an alarm at the spa.

star 7.86
471 votes
Directors: Andy Wolk
Writers: Hollie Overton
Wild Nights Are Calling

#5 - Wild Nights Are Calling

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Jun 16, 2013

Riley desperately searches for the client list and her efforts put everyone at risk, including Georgia, Nikki and Judge Overton. Riley also tells Lacey the reason why she was attacked, which then puts a strain on their friendship. Meanwhile, Selena and Derek face a difficult decision that could put their jobs in jeopardy when a French couple show up at the spa.

star 7.85
456 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers: Ed Decter, Michael Reisz
What Part of No?

#6 - What Part of No?

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired May 12, 2013

When Lacey gets attacked by a man breaking into Riley’s home, both Riley and Kyle feel responsible. Riley goes on a mission to find out the identity of the man who broke into her home. When Evan’s investigation with the police is moving too slow, Riley turns to Georgia for help. Meanwhile, Selena discovers a secret about Nikki and Derek. Riley helps her client, Ben Miller, calm his nerves before he goes out on a date with the girl of his dreams.

star 7.80
420 votes
Directors: John Whitesell
Writers: Michael Reisz
Unanswered Prayers

#7 - Unanswered Prayers

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 14, 2013

When Riley's client, Lewis Clark, mentions he has a connection to a big time music agent, The Wolf, Riley considers her forgotten dream of becoming a singer. Lacey gets suspicious that Dale has been living a secret life. Riley continues to work on Kyle's defense with his attorney Graham, but Kyle encounters some trouble with a fellow inmate that could jeopardize their efforts. Meanwhile, Evan continues training at the police academy and begins to get close to his fellow cadet, Shelby. At the Rub of Sugarland, Selena teases Derek about the frequency of massages booked by his client Lisa.

star 7.76
451 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers: Shaina Fewell
I Miss Back When

#8 - I Miss Back When

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired May 19, 2013

Lacey copes with the aftermath of the break-in and her attack. Attempting to cheer her up, Riley convinces her to attend their high school reunion. When Taylor sees her soon to be ex-husband, Beau, moving on with another woman at the reunion, Taylor reacts causing Riley to intervene. Meanwhile at the Rub of Sugarland, Selena warns Derek that his client, Lisa wants to take their relationship to the next step, outside the spa. Evan tries to focus on his relationship with Shelby but his past with Riley keeps intruding. Linette struggles with rehab and leans on Kyle for support.

star 7.67
390 votes
Writers: Shaina Fewell
Heaven's Just a Sin Away

#9 - Heaven's Just a Sin Away

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 28, 2013

As Riley struggles with her marriage and recent decisions at work, she and Lacey decide to attend church with Georgia and Harold. Also, Harold plans a romantic gesture for Georgia. Kyle prepares to testify against his former employer and gets guidance from his lawyer, Graham. Meanwhile Selena warns Derek about his overzealous client Lisa, but reveals more about herself in the process than she intended. Evan takes his first real step moving on from Riley when he and Shelby have their first date.

star 7.61
416 votes
Directors: Debbie Allen
Writers: Nikki Schiefelbein
Who's Cheatin' Who

#10 - Who's Cheatin' Who

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 17, 2013

Riley’s secret life at the spa is threatened as Detectives Monroe and Dunbar mistakenly assume Riley has information that would help their investigation against Kyle. Riley attempts to get Kyle’s bail money, but her mission backfires and winds up putting her in danger with Kyle’s former employer. Georgia introduces Riley to the new man in her life and reveals where she has been spending her time away from the Rub of Sugarland. Riley and Selena are overworked leading Riley to hire new spa girls. Evan takes Riley on a date and tries to take their relationship to the next level.

star 7.57
570 votes
Directors: Andy Wolk
Writers: Natalie Chaidez
Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy

#11 - Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired May 5, 2013

As Riley attempts to let Kyle back into her life, Lacey struggles to show her support. Kyle turns to Dale to help him find a job. Meanwhile, Joey, an ex from Selena’s past, shows up with a shocking demand and Riley, Derek, and Nikki step in to help. Riley also asks advice from her sexy client, Victor, who is a former lawyer. Evan and Shelby prepare for their graduation from the Academy.

star 7.53
477 votes
Directors: Norman Buckley
Writers: Wendy Straker Hauser
The Cold Hard Truth

#12 - The Cold Hard Truth

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 13, 2012

Georgia puts Riley and the Spa Girls on high alert after she begins to suspect the police may be planning a raid at The Rub of Sugar Land. Meanwhile, Riley's two worlds collide when a friend finds Riley's hidden stash of cash. Dale encourages Evan to come dean about his feelings for Riley, just as she starts to bond with a fellow single dad from school.

star 7.47
642 votes
Directors: Norman Buckley
Writers: Marc Halsey
Hell on Heels

#13 - Hell on Heels

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 7, 2013

When Riley discovers that Linette wants Katie to enter the Beaumont Belles Mother/Daughter pageant, Riley struggles with her decision and turns to Kyle for advice. At The Rub of Sugarland, a co-ed locker room creates awkward encounters between Selena and Derek, meanwhile Riley has an awkward encounter of her own when an 18-year-old virgin, J.D. Junior, is on her table. When Travis begins acting up at school, Evan offers to take Travis to visit Kyle in jail. Riley and Evan continue to face the challenges of their relationship now that Kyle is back in their lives. Lacey and Dale visit a fertility specialist.

star 7.45
581 votes
Directors: Jonathan Kaplan
Writers: Ali Laventhol, Tawnya Bhattacharya
Acting Up

#14 - Acting Up

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 10, 2012

Riley gives romance a try with the very charming and ever persistent Dr. Mark. But what starts as an elegant date at a country club event, ends with her past coming back, turning Riley's world upside-down. Meanwhile, Dee Ann lands in hot water when she gets involved with a high-powered client. And Linette and Lacey face their first day of the "Reign of Taylor" at the Curl Up & Dry.

star 7.45
723 votes
Directors: Wendey Stanzler
Writers: Hollie Overton
My Main Trial is Yet to Come

#15 - My Main Trial is Yet to Come

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 31, 2013

Selena doesn’t trust Riley’s new hire, Nikki, and Riley tries to keep the peace and some stability in the wake of all the new changes. We get a glimpse into Nikki’s life before The Rub of Sugarland when Riley meets her ex-boss, Greg Carlye, who runs a strip club. Meanwhile Riley discovers that Derek has been keeping a secret of his own that jeopardizes the Rub of Sugarland. Riley wisely decides that Derek’s secret can be used as a valuable business opportunity. Riley must decide whether she wants Katie and Travis visiting Kyle in jail. Riley and Evan struggle to find time with each other. Riley receives an unusual request from one of her clients, a pro football player who likes to test his boundaries.

star 7.44
514 votes
Writers: Michael Reisz
Turn the Page

#16 - Turn the Page

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 15, 2012

Riley stumbles upon the phone number of a mystery woman from her husband's past, leaving her to wonder if he was having an affair before he deserted her. Meanwhile. Riley's mom, Linette, embarks on a new romance with fellow churchgoer, Garrett.

star 7.40
1,053 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers: Barbara Nance
'Till I Make it on My Own

#17 - 'Till I Make it on My Own

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 10, 2013

Picking up where we left off last season, Riley and Kyle are mid confrontation and find themselves interrupted by local cop, Nathan. His presence is not a welcome one, but the purpose of his visit is for a reason that neither of them could have imagined. At the spa, Riley inherits a new client, Judge Overton aka “Mr. Louboutin,” whose love for expensive shoes rivals her own. And Taylor makes some changes to the salon that will require Lacey and Linette to become more independent with their clients and their finances. Riley befriends the mother of one of Travis’ classmates, who is a welcome relief amidst the gossiping moms in the wake of Kyle’s return. Evan and Riley’s bond grows stronger in the wake of this conflict with Kyle.

star 7.39
670 votes
Directors: Allan Arkush
Writers: Ed Decter, Natalie Chaidez
Cowboy Up

#18 - Cowboy Up

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 24, 2013

Linette has a car accident and temporarily moves in with Riley while she recovers. Evan secretly takes on a dangerous job so he can help Riley with some of the financial burden she is managing. When Riley and Lacey uncover the truth about his recent injuries, Evan winds up revealing an even bigger decision about a career change. Kyle’s mistakes continue to burden Riley and Evan as they try to move forward with their relationship. Riley decides to make the Rub of Sugarland co-ed and hires a male masseur, much to Georgia’s dismay. Meanwhile, an ex-war vet client needs more care than Riley can handle.

star 7.39
584 votes
Directors: Rick Wallace
Writers: Holly Overton
The Rub of Sugarland

#19 - The Rub of Sugarland

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 8, 2012

After being deserted by her husband, Texas housewife Riley Parks takes a job at a seemingly traditional day spa only to learn that sexual favors are being offered there on the side. Conflicted at first, she seizes the opportunity and takes the job, balancing two starkly different lives--one as a single mom in a conservative town struggling to provide for her family--and the other as a masseuse working with a rowdy and unpredictable group of women.

star 7.30
1,501 votes
Directors: Wendey Stanzler
Writers: Jordan Budde
Ring True

#20 - Ring True

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 29, 2012

When Linette is made co-chair of a Beaumont social event, Riley balks at facing the community and the rumors about Kyle. Meanwhile, a law student comes to The Rub looking for extras, and Riley delivers—only to discover his connection to one of her co-workers. putting their secret in jeopardy.

star 7.25
838 votes
Writers: Efrem Seeger
Try, Try Again

#21 - Try, Try Again

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 6, 2012

A massage mishap breaks the ice with a sexy. eligible client, leaving Riley to wonder if she's ready to start dating. Meanwhile, Linette's relationship with Garrett seems headed for the long haul until damaging secrets from Garrett's past force Riley to intervene.

star 7.24
778 votes
Writers: Dawn Dekeyser
Life of Riley

#22 - Life of Riley

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 20, 2012

A co-workers announcement to elope leads Riley to wonder about the imperfections of her marriage with Kyle. Meanwhile, the Curl Up & Dry Salon is up for sale, but Linette and Lacey balk at the prospective new buyer. Lacey reveals she has also been hiding a secret from Riley. Riley is concerned about a new girl in Evan's life. Riley coaches an insecure client on some basic dating techniques.

star 7.24
725 votes
Directors: Bethany Rooney
Writers: John Tinker
Games People Play

#23 - Games People Play

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 3, 2012

Tensions grow between Riley and her co-worker, Selena, when Selena and Evan begin dating. Meanwhile, Riley considers the lack of a male role model in the house when her son, Travis, gets caught in a "curious situation" with Taylor's daughter. Riley lends advice to one of her clients, a rodeo cowboy. when his relationship hits a wall. Linette tries to compete with Taylor when she applies for a loan to buy the salon.

star 7.21
682 votes
Writers: Laurie Arent
Past is Prologue

#24 - Past is Prologue

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 17, 2012

Kyle returns to find Riley and the family he abandoned anything but welcoming. Meanwhile, Riley is entrusted with the reins of The Rub of Sugar Land after Georgia is tipped off that authorities have her on their radar. This added new authority, however, puts Riley's secret life in jeopardy of being exposed.

star 7.18
755 votes
Writers: Barbara Nance
Tough Love

#25 - Tough Love

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 22, 2012

Riley's new career starts to take off when she gets promoted at The Rub. But when her daughter, Katie, starts acting up at school. Riley struggles to find the balance of being a responsible single mom and a newly minted manager.

star 7.13
961 votes
Directors: John Behring
Writers: Laurie Arent