The Client List Recap: "Turn The Page"

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Episode two, “Turn The Page,” featured hot men, soapy backstories of lost loves, secret addictions and crucial character development for Riley in both her personal, and professional life.

The hot towel boy with washboard abs and a wifebeater opened this week’s episode – surely, one of many reasons this show is seriously the best way to end the weekend. Of course that was just a taste of the eye candy viewers would feast their eyes upon.

“Hot towel boy” was almost as good as “The Camel,” (special guest star Sam Page) Riley’s newfound regular customer – an attractive, rich (did I say attractive) young stud of a man who can go without sex for six months at a time. How can you not love this show? The Camel is clearly the client of the week, the one whose life she’s going to change a bit, but his story (brokenhearted from a refused proposal) gets a little lost among the bigger stories for me.

Riley’s still feeling a little down about Kyle disappearing, which is totally understandable since it’s only been a month and they were high school sweethearts. For the life of me, I can’t figure out why everyone is telling her to get it together and start moving on. At least her boss had the right idea and offered to get her white girl wasted.

Before going out Riley found a number in for someone named Max in Kyle’s jacket. Max was not a guy, which caused Riley to leave a lot of crazy wife messages. And then when Riley left, her BFF and babysitter, Lacy proceeded to call Max and leave crazy BFF messages.

Meanwhile, Riley and her coworkers go out for aTexasstyle Sex in the City night. They drink a lot and do a fun and drunken rendition of Carrie Underwood’s Before He Cheats at karaoke. The highlight of this moment is Evan showing up to drive Riley home. He enjoys the attention of her coworkers, but she ushers him out of the bar. I approve of this because in my mind it’s jealousy and that makes my shipper heart soar.

Evan gets Riley home and into bed, she rips her shirt off, giving him quite the peek at her. Something tells me he won’t forget that sight for a while. Can we take a moment admire the chemistry between this two? Hewitt and Egglesfield radiate so much heat that I don’t feel guilty for hoping that Kyle never comes back.

The next day, Riley is magically without a hangover and Lacey has Max’s address thanks to reverse phone number lookup. This is what happens when people still have landlines. They wait outside the house and eventually see a woman pull up in Kyle’s old car, one he said he sold to a couple. The woman also gets a little boy out of the car, one that looks just like Kyle. Uh freaking out.

Upset, Riley calls Evan and asks him if he knew about Kyle’s other family. Evan’s adamant that his brother would never do that, but Riley forces him to realize that neither of them actually knew Kyle at all. Poor Evan is so convinced that his brother is a good guy and he can’t stand to thin anything else. He’s almost as abandoned as Riley. Maybe they could help each other through it?

The mystery of the woman’s identity continues until Riley’s boss convinces her to go and talk to the woman. The woman tells Riley that she and Kyle didn’t have a relationship, the little boy isn’t his, and they met at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting. Apparently Kyle has been hooked on pain pills since the injury that put him out of work. He didn’t feel like he could talk to his wife, so he went to a meeting and talked to another woman, which seems ridiculous since Riley strikes me as an understanding and patient woman. She deals with men and their kinky desires all day with a smile on her face. Why wouldn’t she be listening to her husband? It sounds like he was the one that wasn’t willing to open up and took the coward’s way out. Evan basically said the same thing when Riley told him, racking up further reasons for me to be in his corner.

Before the episode ends, Kyle breezes back into the house and apologizes. Just when I’m ready to start swearing and threatening to throw my remote at him, he calls Riley a whore and it’s revealed it’s a dream.

I’m now wishing it was next Sunday and there was a new episode. I just can’t get enough of this show. Anyone else feeling this way? 

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