The Client List Review: Now That's a Kiss!

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Everyone on The Client List was "Acting Up"" this week, as some relationships imploded and others had a spectacular start. Yes, I'm talking about that kiss!

Riley Runs Into Evan

But let's go back to the beginning. 

Georgia's control over The Rub was slipping. I always assumed Selena would be the spa's downfall. I never thought it would be Dee Ann, but getting involved with a power hungry guy who doesn't know how to take no for an answer is always a problem.

I didn't blame Georgia for firing Dee Ann. She put everyone at risk. Unfortunately, Georgia came off too strong with the councilman and it's about to come back to bite her.

Kendra's love story with Bobby has been on shaky ground for awhile now. I've been rooting for their break up for weeks. It seemed like she'd have way more fun with Luke.

Then it looked like Riley wanted a love life too.

Dr. Mark was nice, and cute but a little too pushy, especially when it came to Katie. The poor kid was still reeling from Daddy walking out. The last thing she wanted was some new guy coming around to woo Mommy and offering to teach her soccer. This was a severe case of too much too soon and I'm surprised Riley didn't realize it from the start.

Riley's date highlighted the vast differences between her and Dr. Mark. He's a guy who cries at the opera while she's more comfortable with a backyard barbecue. There's nothing wrong with either, but they aren't exactly compatible.

That Riley and Mark ended quickly didn't surprise me half as much as the demise of Evan and Selena.  After last week's episode I thought we'd be subjected to that story line for much longer. At least Evan was smart enough to catch on to Selena's games after only a couple of dates. His character has been redeemed.

However, I was disappointed that they brought about Taylor's human side so soon. It could have been so much fun watching her torture Linette and Lacy a little longer. Not that I didn't want to see her character rounded out but it just felt too fast.

Katie's disappearance was the perfect catalyst for driving Evan and Riley together. When the relief over finding the girl took hold, the walls came down and Evan finally kissed her. Oh, what a kiss it was. All of their passion and longing was poured into that smooch and it appeared to be the perfect beginning to a friendship becoming so much more.

Then the moment we all knew was coming finally arrived. As soon as I heard the bell I knew it wasn't Evan at the door. That would have been too easy. 

I can't imagine anyone's going to be welcoming Kyle back with open arms. Well, maybe his kids but he'll have to explain himself even to them and I'm sure they'll always wonder if daddy's going to disappear on them again.

Kyle's caused a lot of damage. Some of it irreparable. What will his return mean for Riley, and especially for Riley and Evan? Tune into next week's season finale of The Client List to find out.


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All the episodes were awesome. I cant understand why Kyle suddenly mad. He abandon his wife and kids because he couldnt deal whats happening in his life. Riley took a job that shows how much she willing to sacrifice for her family even if its doing something illegal. And all Kyle sees poor me, take a pity on me, I'm crippled, I deserve open arms and forgiving people. She took too much crap from him all the time. When she was pregnant with Katey saying we shouldn't have another baby. Then left her being an asshole she called Evan to get her because her water broke. Real man will never say things such that especially to a woman that can be sensitive when she pregnant.


whooooooaaaaaaa, can't wait i freaking love EVAN, team EVAN all the way for sure ! does anybode know when season will start ? and yeah, i can't stand selena ,she's so jealous of riley obviously , like bitch please!


That KISS was EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111 GOD!! Have such a crush on Colin Egglesfield!


I want Riley to get together with Evan and kick Kyle to the curb. Evan is more of a husband and a dad than Kyle ever was!:) i can not wait till June 17th


I hope that Riley divorces Kyle, as he has proven to be a real bastard by leaving her and the kids in the lurch, and then there was the crap Lacy overheard about him being bored or unhappy in his marriage. He is obviously a jerk who is bad for his family, and I think Evan has proven how good he is for Riley and her kids, so I would hope she realizes that she and Evan are meant to be together. I think Selena is going to tell Evan about what Riley and the other girls actually do for guys on the Client List, just to get revenge on both Riley and Evan, and I bet that will get The Rub shut down. I imagine that if Kyle finds out, he will try to get custody of the kids away from Riley, too. I can hardly wait for the season finale!


A-MA-ZING! Only way that I could describe everything between Riley and Evan this week. Can't wait to see the fallout of Kyle being back next week!


Kyle deserves a right hook! I can't stand when a character takes off and then returns and wants instant forgiveness. I hope Riley tells him to take a flying leap.



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The Client List Season 1 Episode 9 Quotes

The only emergency is how tense you are and I'd call 911 if I weren't so good at my job.


Good looking, successful, great dad. Is it too soon for a nickname?