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The Best Episodes of The Client List

Every episode of The Client List ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Client List!

Riley Parks delicately balances two starkly different lives -- one as a single mom in a conservative town struggling to provide for her family and the other as a savvy and ambitious businesswoman working with a rowdy, sexy and unpredictable group of women.

Genre:Drama
Network:Lifetime

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The best episode of "The Client List" is "What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am", rated 7.5/10 from 110 user votes. It was directed by Jennifer Love Hewitt and written by Nikki Schiefelbein. "What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am" aired on 6/16/2013 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy".

  • What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am
    7.5/10 110 votes

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

    Season 2 Episode 14 - Aired 2013-06-16

    Riley discovers the "client list" has been stolen and she must find out who took it before her secret life is exposed. Meanwhile, Evan's investigation into Carlyle reveals that Nikki used to be his employee, putting Evan one step closer to Riley's hidden life. Dale and Lacey get news that could accelerate their plans to have a family of their own. Derek asks Selena to make a commitment in their relationship, but Selena isn't sure she's ready.

    Director: Jennifer Love Hewitt

    Writer: Nikki Schiefelbein

  • Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy
    7.4/10 115 votes

    #2 - Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2013-05-05

    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.

    Director: Norman Buckley

    Writer: Wendy Straker Hauser

  • Wild Nights Are Calling
    7.4/10 135 votes

    #3 - Wild Nights Are Calling

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 2013-06-16

    Riley's desperation to find the "client list" takes her down a dangerous path and puts everyone in her world at risk, including Georgia, Nikki, and Judge Overton. As Evan continues to investigate Carlyle he crosses paths with Riley in her double life. Kyle is worried about Riley and turns to Evan for help. Riley also confesses to Lacey the reason that she was attacked, putting a strain on their friendship. When an attractive, French couple shows up at the spa, Selena and Derek are faced with a decision that could put their jobs and relationship in jeopardy.

    Director: Allan Arkush

    Writer: N/A

  • 'Till I Make It On My Own
    7.3/10 156 votes

    #4 - 'Till I Make It On My Own

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2013-03-10

    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. Evan and Riley's bond grows stronger in the wake of this conflict with Kyle. 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.

    Director: Allan Arkush

    Writer: N/A

  • Heaven's Just a Sin Away
    7.3/10 115 votes

    #5 - Heaven's Just a Sin Away

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2013-04-28

    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.

    Director: Debbie Allen

    Writer: Nikki Schiefelbein

  • What Part of No
    7.3/10 113 votes

    #6 - What Part of No

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2013-05-12

    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.

    Director: John Whitesell

    Writer: Michael Reisz

  • Whatever It Takes
    7.3/10 105 votes

    #7 - Whatever It Takes

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2013-06-09

    Riley and the spa staff volunteer at a charity golf tournament supporting the troops. When Riley runs into her client Judge Overton aka Mr. Louboutin, she discovers he is spearheading a task force that could put her and the Rub in serious jeopardy. Meanwhile, with Kyle back home, Travis tricks him into hosting a sleepover. Dale and Lacey step in to help, thinking it will be good parenting practice now that they are considering adoption. When an alarm from the security system at the spa goes off, Derek and Riley go to check on things and find an unwelcome surprise.

    Director: Andy Wolk

    Writer: Hollie Overton

  • The Cold Hard Truth
    7.2/10 158 votes

    #8 - The Cold Hard Truth

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2012-05-13

    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.

    Director: Norman Buckley

    Writer: Marc Halsey

  • Acting Up
    7.2/10 146 votes

    #9 - Acting Up

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2012-06-10

    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.

    Director: Wendey Stanzler

    Writer: Hollie Overton

  • Past is Prologue
    7.2/10 147 votes

    #10 - Past is Prologue

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2012-06-17

    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.

    Director: Jennifer Love Hewitt

    Writer: N/A

  • Who's Cheatin' Who?
    7.2/10 132 votes

    #11 - Who's Cheatin' Who?

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2013-03-17

    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.

    Director: Andy Wolk

    Writer: Natalie Chaidez

  • Cowboy Up
    7.2/10 127 votes

    #12 - Cowboy Up

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2013-03-24

    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.

    Director: Rick Wallace

    Writer: Hollie Overton

  • My Main Trial Is Yet To Come
    7.2/10 135 votes

    #13 - My Main Trial Is Yet To Come

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2013-03-31

    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.

    Director: Timothy Busfield

    Writer: Michael Reisz

  • I Ain’t Broke But I’m Badly Bent
    7.2/10 127 votes

    #14 - I Ain’t Broke But I’m Badly Bent

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2013-04-21

    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.

    Director: Jennifer Love Hewitt

    Writer: Natalie Chaidez

  • I Miss Back When
    7.2/10 117 votes

    #15 - I Miss Back When

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2013-05-19

    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.

    Director: Timothy Busfield

    Writer: Shaina Fewell

  • Tough Love
    7.0/10 178 votes

    #16 - Tough Love

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2012-04-22

    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.

    Director: John Behring

    Writer: Laurie Arent

  • Ring True
    7.0/10 258 votes

    #17 - Ring True

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2012-04-29

    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.

    Director: Patrick R. Norris

    Writer: Efrem Seeger

  • Try, Try Again
    7.0/10 255 votes

    #18 - Try, Try Again

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2012-05-06

    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.

    Director: Timothy Busfield

    Writer: Dawn DeKeyser

  • Life of Riley
    7.0/10 149 votes

    #19 - Life of Riley

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2012-05-20

    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.

    Director: Bethany Rooney

    Writer: John Tinker

  • Unanswered Prayers
    7.0/10 123 votes

    #20 - Unanswered Prayers

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2013-04-14

    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.

    Director: Allan Arkush

    Writer: Shaina Fewell

  • Turn the Page
    6.9/10 214 votes

    #21 - Turn the Page

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2012-04-15

    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.

    Director: Allan Arkush

    Writer: Barbara Nance

  • Games People Play
    6.9/10 142 votes

    #22 - Games People Play

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2012-06-03

    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.

    Director: Patrick R. Norris

    Writer: Laurie Arent

  • Hell on Heels
    6.9/10 127 votes

    #23 - Hell on Heels

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2013-04-07

    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.

    Director: Jonathan Kaplan

    Writer: Ali Laventhol, Billy Pols, Tawnya Bhattacharya

  • When I Say I Do
    6.9/10 117 votes

    #24 - When I Say I Do

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2013-06-02

    With Georgia and Harold's wedding fast approaching, Riley is consumed with wedding preparations. Kyle continues to search for a way to help his family and relieve some of Riley's financial burden. Meanwhile, Evan and Trimble go undercover in a massage parlor as part of a prostitution investigation. Shelby and Evan face challenges in their relationship. Selena and Derek attempt friendship at Georgia's wedding. Dale plans a bold maneuver for Lacey. At the Rub of Sugarland, Riley helps her client Adam, a sexy fireman, with his marital problems.

    Director: Michael Fields

    Writer: N/A

  • The Rub of Sugarland
    6.8/10 291 votes

    #25 - The Rub of Sugarland

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2012-04-08

    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.

    Director: Wendey Stanzler

    Writer: Jordan Budde