'The Client List' Season 2, Episode 8 Recap - 'Heaven's Just a Sin Away'


(Courtesy Lifetime) Riley's conscience is heavy with last week's decisions in this week's episode

After last week's events—when Riley decided to go through with sleeping with one of her clients in exchange for $50,000—her guilt is weighing heavy on her soul. What's the fallout from her life-altering (and character-changing) decision? Find out in this week's episode.

Riley confesses... to Lacey: It's Sunday and Riley's trying to get Lacey to go to church. She also buys Lacey's a pair of super-expensive Hakari Jaguar haircutting scissors. Lacey suspects something up and it doesn't take a lot to get Riley to spill her guts—that she missed the baby shower because she was meeting a client for sex.

"It wasn't a date," Riley tells Lacey. "One of my clients paid me $50,000 to sleep with him. and you can be mad at me or yell at me now or something, anything, just don't do that deep freeze thing."

Lacey isn't judging her, though (okay, a little bit, she is). "I mean, this is exactly what I worried about when you started doing exactly what it is you're doing," Lacey tells her. "I'm not judging you, I'm just worried about you."



Kyle is out of prison and back at home, sort of: Kyle, who's been in jail all season (yawn), finally gets released from prison and shows up at home. He's agreed to testify against a bad guy called Vandermeyer who was indicted for bribing a congressman. He assured Riley that testifying won't put the family in danger. Riley doesn't let him move back in just yet, so Kyle heads over to stay at his brother's, but Evan emphasizes that it's temporary.

"We're blood, so I'm helping you out. But just so we're clear, we're not friends. I'll never respect you again." Evan tells him.

We sort of start feeling bad for Kyle. He's definitely not as cute as Evan and he's gotten the shaft in terms of plotline so far this season.

Harold and Georgia get engaged: Riley goes to church wearing a crazy sexy white Marilyn Monroe-type dress. At church, she has a total meltdown during the sermon, which is about marriage. During the testimonies, Harold gets up and, in front of everyone, he asks Georgia to marry him. Of course, Georgia says yes—and then bursts out singing "At Last."

When did this show become Glee? In the past few episodes, everyone seems to take every opportunity to burst into song. Not that we're complaining. Meanwhile, Riley is weeping in her pew.

What's up with hunky Derek and his crazy client Lisa? So remember hunky Mchunkerson masseur Derek and his client Lisa who wants him to be her boyfriend? Well, this episode, Lisa shows up for her weekly appointment and brings Derek a super-expensive watch.

"What the hell are you thinking accepting gifts from crazy-ass clients," Selena asks him. "She is one glass of wine away from tying you up in the attic and boiling your bunny!"

Derek asks Riley for advice on how to handle Lisa. Riley tells him: "I know it's hard to tell the difference between a happy ending and happily ever after." She suggests he return the watch and have a stern talking-to with Lisa—and threatens to tell Lisa herself.



Evan gets himself a love life: The best boyfriend in the world that Riley dumped—her brother-in-law Evan—finally gets to go on a date with Shelby, his police-academy-buddy. He takes her to a barbecue restaurant where she's wearing the most INSANE off-the-shoulder poofy-sleeved most-sterotypical-ever maybe-from-the-80s country-western-style dress. They make out and dance and stuff.



Kyle and Riley go for marriage counseling: At the counselor's office, Kyle owns up for everything he did. "I know that this is going to take some time," he says. He admits to having a drug problem, but says he's been clean for six months. He admits he was wrong for leaving his wife and kids. He says he wants a second chance. It's sort of an intense, heartfelt moment.

And then Riley blurts out that she slept with someone else.

Kyle storms out of the counselor's office and they don't speak the entire drive home.

Meanwhile, there's a new bad guy in town: Just when you thought things were on the mend in Riley's life, a sinister-looking guy called Greg Carlisle shows up at Harold's. He tries to order a drink from Georgia, but she refuses to serve him and tries to throw him out. Turns out he's a lowlife who owns a string of shady low-rent happy ending massage parlors around Texas. In a bid to capture a higher-end clientele, he offers Georgia $200,000 above Riley's price for The Rub. Georgia refuses to sell to him and he promises she'll be sorry.


In case you've missed any episodes of The Client List this season, you can read all our recaps right here.

 

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