The BEST Episodes of The L.A. Complex

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 10, 2021

Network: Much (CA)

Full of new relationships, salacious temptations and make-it-or-break it decisions, the series coming-of-age dwellers grapple with life's defining moments as they deal with the unreality of the show-biz industry.

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Don't Say Goodbye

#1 - Don't Say Goodbye

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 24, 2012

Horrified by an uncomfortable moment with Charlotte, Connor seeks solace in Scienetics. Raquel prepares for a fundraiser. Nick and Sabrina face a relationship crisis. Beth fights to keep Simon in her life. Meanwhile, Kal attempts to recover a hard drive, and Abby makes a life-changing decision.

star 8.56
16 votes
Directors: Martin Gero
Burn it Down

#2 - Burn it Down

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 14, 2012

Abby and Nick try to take their relationship to the next level as they continue to revamp their respective acting and stage careers at the studio lot. Meanwhile, Connor searches for answers about his past. Also, Raquel questions her decisions over rejecting Connor in favor for her own career.

star 8.28
85 votes

#3 - Home

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 7, 2012

Connor hits rock bottom as he continues to have painfull and repressed childhood memories of abuse by his alcoholic father follwing his mother's abandonment of him. Meanwhile, Kaldrick threatens Abby to keep his relationship with Tariq a secret out of fear for his own life should his homosexuality ever be made public. Nick's love life heats up as he and Abby go on their first official date. Alicia finds hope for her career in the adult porn business, but her hopes may be short-lived.

star 7.98
56 votes
Who You Know

#4 - Who You Know

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 24, 2012

Abby finds out that the part she got isn't what she expected when she doesn't get any lines, movement or even get her face featured. Nick uses his one night stand as comedy inspiration. Raquel gets fired from her agency when trying to get her script sold, as well as making a new friend at Alcoholics' Anonymous. Kaldrick shows hostility towards Tariq to hide his feelings for him from everyone else in the recording studio. Alicia is offered to make a sex tape. By the end of the episode, a lonely Connor shows signs of self harm.

star 7.96
84 votes
Help Wanted

#5 - Help Wanted

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 10, 2012

Kal brings Abby into the studio to record backup tracks for his new album. Sabrina shows a softer side after Nick is fired. Beth continues to avoid her Father, and Raquel can’t seem to catch a break. Finally, Connor thinks things are finally starting to turn around when he’s hit with another bombshell.

star 7.88
81 votes
Directors: Stefan Brogren
Writers: Brendan Gall
Half Way

#6 - Half Way

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 27, 2012

Kal is faced with a nuisance lawsuit and the situation heats up in a most unexpected way. Connor deceives Jennifer in order to keep his makeshift family intact. Desperate, Raquel starts pulling the puppet strings of her new cast mates. Abby’s relationship drama causes major problems in her professional life. Meanwhile, back at The Lux Beth’s efforts to smooth things over fall flat. Finally, Nick and Sabrina square off.

star 7.84
82 votes
Directors: Stefan Brogren
Writers: Carl Binder

#7 - Vacancy

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 17, 2012

After the beating he gave Tariq, Kaldrick sets out to make things right, only to find that Tariq has gone into hiding. Meanwhile, in the aftermath of the fire, Connor is eager to drown his sorrows and turns to Raquel for comfort. But Raquel has her own issues as she faces life-changing news. Back at The Lux, Nick and Abby take their relationship to the next level.

star 7.83
81 votes
Directors: Martin Gero
Writers: Martin Gero
Do Something

#8 - Do Something

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 17, 2012

Abby is given the chance to make some big cash as long as she's willing to "play the part". Raquel decides she's not going to wait by the phone any longer and starts pushing to get a movie made for her to play the lead. Alicia's not having any luck with her dancing auditions and takes a different approach by attending a party with a D-list actor. After presenting an impressive demo at the studio, Tariq is offered the golden ticket. He's going to produce a track with "The" Kaldrick King. When he meets the infamous rapper, Tariq quickly realizes that this new role won't be easy.

star 7.78
89 votes
Xs and Os

#9 - Xs and Os

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 24, 2012

Abby panics after making a very impulsive move with Gray. Kal struggles to make a decision about his relationship with his dad. Beth (Dayle McLeod) is terrified that she might lose Simon. Nick's career sinks to a new low. Sabrina receives what could be career-changing news. Raquel is getting in deeper and deeper at work. Meanwhile, Connor's sister Charlotte makes a move that completely shocks him.

star 7.75
73 votes
Directors: Martin Gero
Writers: Brendan Gall
Now Or Never

#10 - Now Or Never

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 17, 2012

Kal is just beginning to feel good again when a phone call rocks his world. Raquel continues to do whatever it takes to make money to finance her film. Nick is forced to let Sabrina move in after her parents cut her off. Meanwhile, things begin to heat up between Abby and Gray. Finally, Connor isn't sure who he can trust.

star 7.75
75 votes
Writers: Lara Azzopardi
The Contract

#11 - The Contract

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 24, 2012

Despite Abby's best efforts to masquerade as a good Christian girl, her first day on the TV show "Saying Grace" goes right to Hell. This is nothing compared to Nick's woes as he's pitted against his former fling, Sabrina now that they're working together. Meanwhile, Connor gets an interesting offer from A-list movie star, Jennifer Bell. New to Los Angeles, Beth and her younger brother Simon struggle to make their own way while trying to break into the business.

star 7.74
54 votes
Directors: Martin Gero
Writers: Martin Gero
Other Side of the Door

#12 - Other Side of the Door

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 31, 2012

Alicia's dance career is ruined when no one wants to work with her due to her released sex tape.

star 7.73
55 votes

#13 - Stay

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 3, 2012

Connor receives life-changing news. Desperate for new material Nick, seeks inspiration in unexpected places. Raquel finally reaches her breaking point. Meanwhile, a handsome stranger sweeps Abby off of her feet, and Kal may have finally met his match.

star 7.52
77 votes
Directors: Stefan Brogren
Writers: Carl Binder
Make It Right

#14 - Make It Right

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 17, 2012

Kal and Abby set off together to find Tariq. Connor’s sister introduces him to an interesting new religion. Meanwhile, back at The Lux, Beth and Simon get a surprise visitor. Finally, at Nick’s urging Sabrina makes a confession that changes everything.

star 7.47
75 votes
Directors: Stefan Brogren
Writers: Carl Binder
Down in L.A.

#15 - Down in L.A.

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 10, 2012

Abby is evicted, broke and desperate in Los Angeles, and finds a place to crash at “The Lux” motel in Hollywood, California. There, she meets a group of like-minded, displaced dreamers. After a series of missed opportunities, mishaps, and a broken-down vehicle, Abby starts to wonder if it’s time to go back to Toronto and give up her dreams, or if tomorrow will be her day?

star 7.45
185 votes
Be A Man

#16 - Be A Man

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 7, 2012

Connor is forced to make a tough choice. Kaldrick pays a visit to his father. Raquel suffers a blow to her ego on set. Abby looks to befriend her "Saying Grace" co-star. Nick grows tired of enduring Sabrina's cruel pranks and tries to beat her at her own game. Finally, on a day full of big auditions for Simon, Beth's mouth gets her into trouble.

star 7.43
79 votes
Directors: Stefan Brogren
Writers: Brendan Gall
Rules of Thirds

#17 - Rules of Thirds

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 21, 2012

Connor has an unpleasant encounter with someone from Jennifer's past. Nick is surprised to find Sabrina up to her old tricks and sets out to even the score. Meanwhile, Kaldrick finds himself at a crossroads, and Beth lets her overprotective nature get the best of her. Finally, Abby begins to realize that she might be in over her head.

star 7.40
75 votes
Directors: Stefan Brogren
Writers: Carl Binder
Taking The Day

#18 - Taking The Day

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 14, 2012

Connor comes to Raquel's aid. Meanwhile, Raquel's troubles intensify, leading to a humiliating offer. Following a wild night with her co-stars, Abby's love life gets even more complicated. Nick may be on fire at work, but his guys' night out leaves Sabrina scorned. Finally, Beth (Dayle McLeod) takes Simon to a six-hour audition.

star 7.36
74 votes
Directors: Stefan Brogren
Writers: Carl Binder
Choose Your Battles

#19 - Choose Your Battles

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 31, 2012

Kaldrick is barely holding it together but dives back into work recording a new track for his album. Connor finally uses his influence and gets Raquel a role on his TV show, even as Raquel starts to feel jealous over Connor's relationship with Jennifer. Nick and Abby's rocky relationship is put to the test. Meanwhile, Beth breaks a few rules to get Simon more auditions.

star 7.31
80 votes
Directors: Martin Gero
Writers: Karen Hill