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10
SUN

Countdown to Season 2: Spotlight on Season 2

Posted By kim_messina 10:00am GMT

After last season’s cliffhanger finale, season two of "The Client List" promises to be no easier for Riley Parks at home or at work. After Kyle returned in the Season 1 finale, for better or for worse, Riley now must walk the fine line between her anger and love for him and the romantic feelings she has for her brother-in-law Evan. This season Riley also takes a larger role at the spa, resulting in added power, responsibility and burden, further complicating her life.

New threats abound this season and trust becomes an overwhelming issue for Riley as everyone, even those she believes she can count on the most, seems to be hiding their own secret.

Get a first look at Season 2 in photos:
-Season 2 Sneak Peek pictures

SEASON 2 SNEAK PEEK
What do you think Riley is so worked up about?

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09
SAT

Countdown to Season 2: Spotlight on Riley's Downtime

Posted By kim_messina 10:00am GMT

Massages aren't the only thing that Riley likes to do. When she's not giving her clients happy endings, Riley enjoys what every girl does: a stiff drink and karaoke. In Episode 2, Riley let her hair down, grabbed a few drinks with the girls from The Rub and sang her heart out to Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats."

But Riley is a homebody at the end of the day. She loves watching movies with her BFF Lacey and playing with her kids, Katie and Travis. And since Kyle was out of the picture for most of Season 1, Riley got her kids all to herself!

View Riley's downtimes activities in pictures:
-Season 1, Episode 2: Turn the Page

SEASON 2 SNEAK PEEK
What do you think Riley and Evan are talking about?

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08
FRI

Countdown to Season 2: Spotlight on Season 1 Social Events

Posted By kim_messina 10:00am GMT

Everyone who is anyone makes an appearance at every Beaumont social event, no matter the circumstance. If you're a no-show, be prepared for the entire town to start buzzing about your personal life. And that's how Linette convinced Riley to go to Linette's benefit in Episode 4. Thanks to Mary Sue Bernard, who broke her hip, Linette was made co-chair with "that shrewd" Taylor Berkhalter. Riley did not want to go at first, saying that it would be weird to be there without Kyle. But Linette reminded Riley that "people will talk" and that she will be known as the "poor girl who's husband ran off," so begrudgingly, Riley went and Evan agreed to be her date. (He ended up missing the dance because of a job interview.)

To cover Riley's secret, Linette told Taylor that Kyle got a promotion in Dallas and that's why he hasn't been home. But their cover was blown when Riley decided to come clean and told everyone that he left weeks ago.

Riley also went out on the town in Episode 9 on her first date with Dr. Mark Flemming. The pair went to the Country Club. Read more about their date here.

View the Season 1's social events in pictures:
-Season 1, Episode 9: Acting Up
-Season 1, Episode 4: Ring True

SEASON 2 SNEAK PEEK
Who do you think rides the bull?

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07
THU

Countdown to Season 2: Spotlight on Music

Posted By kim_messina 10:00am GMT

Not only does Jennifer Love Hewitt act, but she has killer pipes, too. In Season 1, Episode 2, she showed them off when she sang "Before He Cheats" during a karaoke outing with the Spa Girls. (PS: Want to know what other songs were in "The Client List"? Check out the official music guide.)

JLH took her love for music to the next level by filming two official music videos for "The Client List." In Season 1, she sang "Hey Big Spender," and the song for Season 2 is "I'm A Woman."

SEASON 2 SNEAK PEEK
A behind-the-scenes photo of Loretta Devine at new bar, Harold’s.

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06
WED

Countdown to Season 2: Spotlight on Riley's Romances

Posted By kim_messina 10:00am GMT

It took some time for Riley to get over the shock of Kyle leaving her, but by Episode 5, she was ready to jump back in the dating saddle. Well, actually it was Riley's first time dating ever—Kyle was her high school sweetheart.

In Episode 5, Riley's client Josh asked her out, but Riley was hesitant at first, only saying maybe. Josh went the extra step and left behind a cell phone with just his number saved on it for Riley as a gift. With a push by the Spa Girls, Riley called Josh and said yes to a date. The two met up and while they hit it off, Josh realized that Kyle could come back at any time and the two decided to end things before they begin.

In Episode 9, Riley went on a date with Dr. Mark Flemming, a single-father widower who is the dad of Katie's classmate, Zack. They went a date at the Country Club, where Evan and Selena crashed. Mark asked the pair to join them, and Selena had a bad attitude the whole time. Evan eventually left the situation and Mark told Riley that Selena would never get membership to the club because she is not "club material." Riley is offended by his remarks, left and met up with Evan. Evan and Riley had their first kiss that night.

View the Riley's romances in pictures:
-Season 1, Episode 9: Acting Up
-Season 1, Episode 5: Try, Try Again

SEASON 2 SNEAK PEEK
Who do you think Riley should choose?

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05
TUE

Countdown to Season 2: Spotlight on Season 1 Clients

Posted By kim_messina 10:00am GMT

Wade, The Camel, Don, Grant, Josh, Nathan, Geoffrey, Derek, Luke and Ruth, oh my! Whether they just wanted to talk of got a "little something extra," Riley's clients certainly had everyone talking last season. Here's our refresher course. (No really, thank us later—it was a hard day at the office researching these shirtless guys...and Betty White.):

Wade (Episode 1): This oil business man turned real estate mogul had abs of steel, chiseled jawline and grey-green eyes. But the poor guy was super lonely because he travels so much. He promised to bring Riley back something from Paris.

TJ aka The Camel (Episode 2): Riley declared him "one of the most adorable guys in Sugar Land." This operations manager of the Offshore Oil Rig in The Gulf also plays amateur baseball and loves country music.

Don (Episode 3): After high school in Texas, Don moved to Denver for college where he played hockey. He was gonna go pro but discovered a passion for business and never looked back. However, he was recently fired (and also recently divorced).

Grant (Episode 4): Good friends with fellow Spa Girls Kendra's fiance, Grant hinted to Riley that he was going to give away their secret. But after a little persuasion from Riley, he kept his lips sealed.

Josh (Episode 5): Josh walked into the massage room with a book on tape. He owns a BBQ restaurant and has a serious passion for food. In fact, his biggest turn on is a nice rack (of ribs).

Nathan (Episode 6): At a young age, Nathan's mom ditched their family and his dad turned to drinking and took all his anger out on Nathan. Nathan eventually went to live with his grandparents and never spoke to his dad again.

Geoffrey (Episode 7): Originally from Seattle, Geoffrey moved to Sugar Land after being scouted by my client Hank to run the technical support side of his energy company. Riley set up a faux date with him to make him feel more comfortable with asking girls out.

Derek (Episode 8 - pictured): The only boy in a family of seven girls, Derek has a lot of wisdom about girls—which is great for his girlfriend, Skyler.

Luke (Episode 9): Riley used to babysit "Lukey" when he was younger. Now as an adult, Luke traveled to Bali where he studied technique under a world-renowned yogi. Luke's also best friends with Kendra and harbored romantic feelings for her.

Ruth (Episode 10): Wife (well, almost ex) of Riley's client Earl, Ruth had been trapped in a loveless marriage since the 1960s. She met new crush Bud with lawn bowling with the girls and instantly became smitten. She hopes to marry him.

View the spa girl's Season 1 moments in pictures:
-Season 1, Episode 10: Past is Prologue
-Season 1, Episode 8: Games People Play
-Season 1, Episode 6: The Cold Hard Truth

SEASON 2 SNEAK PEEK
Who could Riley be talking about?

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04
MON

Countdown to Season 2: Spotlight on New Faces

Posted By kim_messina 10:00am GMT

Two new faces are coming to The Rub in Season 2: Derek Malloy (Rob Mayes) and Nikki Shannon (Laura-Leigh).

Derek is a hot and sexy rodeo sports therapist who becomes the first male masseur at The Rub. Derek is a former Army vet, who covers the psychic scars of battle with humor and an enthusiasm for his new job: being the only man working alongside a bunch of stunning women.

Nikki is Riley's newest hire at The Rub of Sugar Land. Spa Girl Nikki has a fresh face and perky personality to match. It's easy to assume she's the type of girl who would grow up to be a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, but make no mistake, there's much more to this girl than meets the eye. She's got a knack for numbers and math and enrolls in school part time to learn accounting.

SEASON 2 SNEAK PEEK
Jennifer Love Hewitt and Alicia Langano with new cast member Laura-Leigh at The Rub.

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03
SUN

Countdown to Season 2: Spotlight on The Rub of Sugar Land

Posted By kim_messina 10:00am GMT

You get much more than you bargain for when you go to get a massage at The Rub of Sugar Land! If you're lucky enough, "a little something extra" might come your way and you can earn a spot on the Client List. The spa team is led by Georgia and Riley, who was made manager in Season 1. The spa girls include:

Selena: Selena is the one who recommended Riley for the job. Selena offers "extra services" to her clients inside and outside of the spa. Selena started to sabotage Riley, like changing her appointments in the computer, after Riley was given more responsibility at The Rub. Selena also had a fling with Evan.

Jolene: Another masseuse at the spa, she does not give extras.

Kendra: Working hard to pay for her wedding, Kendra's fiance has no idea about what kind of services are given at the spa. Riley unintentionally gave an "extra service" to Kendra's fiance's good friend, which almost exposed her real job.

View the spa girl's Season 1 moments in pictures:
-Season 1, Episode 10: Past is Prologue
-Season 1, Episode 8: Games People Play
-Season 1, Episode 6: The Cold Hard Truth
-Season 1, Episode 4: Ring True
-Season 1, Episode 2: Turn the Page
-Season 1, Episode 1: The Rub of Sugar Land

SEASON 2 SNEAK PEEK
An interesting take on a massage. Was it the client’s idea or Riley’s?

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02
SAT

Countdown to Season 2: Spotlight on Katie & Travis

Posted By kim_messina 10:00am GMT

One of the hardest things for Riley in Season 1 was telling her young children Katie and Travis that their dad is never coming back. Katie took it the hardest, and started to act out. In school, she got in trouble for swearing because her classmate Zack teased her about Kyle leaving.

But Riley's biggest nightmare came to life when she was on a date with Dr. Mark Flemming, who happened to be Zack's father. Lacey called Riley in a panic because she couldn't find Katie anywhere in the house. The only trace of Katie was a note that said, "Back Soon Mommy; Love Katie." Evan remembered that Katie was upset that she wasn't doing well in soccer and Riley put two and two together and found Katie on the soccer field. Katie said she ran away because she didn't want "Zack's dad" to help her with soccer—her dad was supposed to teach her.

View Katie and Travis' Season 1 moments in pictures:
-Season 1, Episode 9: Acting Up
-Season 1, Episode 1: The Rub of Sugar Land

SEASON 2 SNEAK PEEK
Riley and Kyle have to co-parent now that Kyle is back in the picture.

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01
FRI

Countdown to Season 2: Spotlight on Georgia

Posted By kim_messina 10:00am GMT

Riley's boss at The Rub of Sugar Land, Georgia (Loretta Devine), has always had faith in Riley. Georgia initially hired Riley based Georgia's "eyes and gut"—little did she know that in just a few weeks, she'd be offering Riley the position as manager.

At The Rub, Georgia keeps a top secret black book with a list of clients who "like a little something extra" aka The Client List. Mid-season, Georgia put Riley and the Spa Girls on high alert after she began to suspect the police may be planning a raid at The Rub. Good thing Georgia knows to trust her gut because by the end of the season, the police showed up at The Rub, just as Riley was taking the book home for safe keeping.

View Georgia's Season 1 moments in pictures:
-Season 1, Episode 8: Games People Play
-Season 1, Episode 6: The Cold Hard Truth
-Season 1, Episode 4: Ring True
-Season 1, Episode 2: Turn the Page
-Season 1, Episode 1: The Rub of Sugar Land

SEASON 2 SNEAK PEEK
What could Riley be talking about?

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