The Client List s01e01 Episode Script

The Rub of Sugarland

So Georgia says you're new here? Yep.
Where else have you worked? Oh, you know here and there.
You coming out, or what? I'm open! Throw it! That's a touchdown! You little monkey! My turn, Uncle Evan.
Spin me.
Hey, kiddos, that's enough.
Come on.
Let's give daddy his presents.
Ohh! Oh, Riley, don't let the kids jump on Kyle's hurting knee like animals.
Oh, Kyle, Dale's bringing you a bottle of your favorite bourbon when he gets back from Kentucky.
I'll bring my gift next time I come over.
Didn't have time to shop.
What? You too busy, huh, to get your big brother a present? Oh, when have you ever once given my a present on time? Y'all hush.
Let's start with this one from me and the kids.
Here you go.
Oh, boy! Wow! Somebody sure knows how to make their presents look pretty.
Happy Birthday, daddy.
We love you, daddy.
Oh, I love you both more.
Let's see.
Let me see what we got here.
Let's see what we got.
Babe, you promised not to spend money on a fancy gift this year.
It's not that fancy.
And you deserve something nice.
It's your birthday.
You're gonna look real handsome in it.
I'll be right back.
I don't think you understand how big a mess we're in.
My disability checks are barely covering our bills, much less all of this.
What the hell were we thinking, remodeling this kitchen? Things were really good then.
And they're gonna get good again.
I've got some really promising leads.
Riley, you don't get it.
Oh, I get it.
It's all we talk about anymore.
I just wanted one day of fun for our family.
And what? You want me to just fake it? I've had zero luck finding a job, and I got you out there, running around, jacking up our credit cards with another shopping spree! Now, that is not fair.
I got that jacket 70% off after tromping all over town, and would you please settle down? Kyle, it's your birthday.
I can't.
All right, I've tried.
I can't.
The bank called again about our mortgage.
It's just not exactly where I expected to be at 33.
I screwed up everything so bad.
Kyle, stop that.
This is all in your head, okay? Hey.
You and me, we're gonna get through this together, like we always do, right? 'Cause we love each other.
And that's all that matters.
I just don't know how you take it.
He's either moody as hell or flying off the handle at something.
Well, it's easy, mama.
I love him, and he'll be fine once he gets another job.
You know, everybody keeps saying that construction is about to rebound.
No one I know is saying that.
They're all saying it's gonna get even worse.
Mama, that is really not helpful.
Do we have to talk about this right now? It's reality, Riley.
You can't both be out of a job.
How long have I been telling you I don't think you're going about this the right way? Since I was born.
Don't get snippy.
You need a plan.
Doesn't she? What she needs is more hair spray.
You've always let Kyle lead the way.
That's how you got in this mess.
Oh, you know what? I'm not gonna take relationship advice from somebody who's been married five times.
I've been married four times.
Clyde was twice, and there's nothing wrong with trying something till you get it right.
Do I look all right? Gorgeous.
I got to go, or I'm gonna be late for my interview.
Now -- stop it -- wish me luck.
I always do.
Good luck! Bye.
Selena? Riley? Oh, my God! Girl, how you doing? Hi.
You -- you changed your hair.
Oh, Brazilian blowout.
You love it? It's definitely a look.
So, what are you doing here? I just had lunch with a friend.
What about you? Job hunting.
Remember in school when they told us that massage is one of the top-10 professions? Huge lie.
Been out of work since you and I got laid off at the country club.
God, girl, that was like a year ago.
And that's awful.
Thank you.
Oh, wow! How did you get that? I got the most awesome job at this spa in Sugar Land.
Here you go.
Isn't that like an hour away? Oh, trust me, honey.
It's so worth it.
Tips are great.
Harder I work, the bigger they get.
You know, um, you can tell them I sent you if you, uh, really need a job.
You are exactly what they look for.
Be kind of a kick, us working together again.
All right, honey.
Take care.
Um Thanks.
Come on.
Not at all what it looks like from the outside.
Most things aren't, hon.
I like to put my money where it matters.
Georgia Cummings.
How can I help you? Riley Parks.
We spoke on the phone about the job.
Oh, right.
Selena's friend.
Well, aren't you a lovely thing.
Oh, thank you.
Um, I specialize in deep-tissue and reflexology, and this is my résumé with references, of course.
Well, very thorough.
Thank you.
Well, here's the deal, honey.
I go on my eyes and my gut when I hire, and both are screaming a big, fat yes about you.
So, when would you like to start? Well, that's it? I'm hired? Well, I could give you a typing test if you would like but I don't think that would apply.
No, no.
It's fine.
It's fantastic.
I know.
It's tough out there, right? Tough to get a job, and tough to hold on to it.
And I am very grateful.
Just one thing.
Here come the buts.
Two things, actually.
My kids.
Um, I need my hours to be flexible.
Don't worry, honey.
This job is all about flexibility.
Let me show you around.
I got the job.
And Dairy Queen to celebrate.
Baby, that's great.
Yeah, the owner of the place said that I had exactly what she was looking for, and she uses her eyes and her guts and -- I don't know.
Isn't that the best news? You hear that, kids? Mommy is the official new breadwinner.
That's great, mommy.
You okay? Yeah.
I'm real proud of you.
What flavor do y'all want? Mint chocolate chip! Mint chocolate chip? I happen to have that.
Oh, hey.
You made it.
I'm Dee Ann.
Quite a grip you got there.
That's why I make the big bucks.
Oh, this is Jolene, or, as I call her, no fun at all.
Oh, I'm sure that's not true.
Well, it is true, and I'm damn proud of it, and do not believe everything she tells you.
I have a client.
I'm Kendra.
Oh, if really happy, cheerful people make you sick, you'll want to stay away.
Nice to meet you, Riley.
If there's ever anything you need help with, just ask.
I will.
So, you excited about your first day? Yeah, yeah, it's kind of like that first day of school, except without the creepy marching-band guy following me down the hallway.
Actually, um, he's coming in at 10:00.
You ready? Sure.
Come on in.
Hi, Hank.
I'm Riley.
So, you're here for one hour? Having some issues with your shoulder? Uh, yeah.
Uh, my hips and legs are a little tight, too.
Oh, okay.
I can take care of that.
So, any other issues or injuries that I need to worry about? Uh, no, I'm good.
You're pretty.
You're cute, yourself.
Uh Hips and legs -- little tight.
That's better.
Hank! Hank, what are you doing? What do you mean? Wh-- nothing.
Well, good because that's not on the menu.
Let me do my job.
Your hands obviously need some attention.
Uh, okay.
This really isn't what I had in mind.
I don't want to be rude, but the girls that don't give extras don't really do very well here.
I would like for you to leave now.
But I don't have any clothes on.
Oh, you're leaving early? You didn't think it was important to tell me that the guys here expect extras? I am married with two kids.
That is not my idea of a happy ending.
Selena didn't explain it to you? Girl, how'd you think I was making so much money? If a guy needs a little something -- Selena.
I got this.
is legit.
I have a client list for a few guys who like a little something extra.
Selena had me believing that was what you were looking for.
If not, I have plenty of girls, like Jolene, who only give straight massages.
Just to be clear, I don't give extras.
Mama? You and the kids back from the movies? Kyle? [ Angus & Julia Stone's "Hold On" plays ] * And I'm waiting for the day * what am I waiting for? * Hold on, what did you say that for? * * hold on, what did you say that for? * * hold on, what do you take me for? * Oh, sweetie, this is so awful.
It's like that "Sex and the City" episode where Berger breaks up with Carrie on a sticky note.
That's really not helpful, Lacey.
I'm sorry.
The kids are fast asleep.
They have no idea anything's wrong.
Anything at all? No.
I'm sorry.
Sweetie, your mom and I can stay here tonight.
No, that's okay.
You guys don't need to do that.
Yes, we do.
And I brought some Xanax because I know how you can get.
Lynette, do you think we should open another bottle of wine? Were you reading my mind? No.
Y'all are reading mine.
[ OneRepublic's "Made For You" plays ] * I was writing, thinking with my longhand * * put pen to paper * everything was sinking * then start to wonder how you gonna handle me * * when I'm under, swimming in the dark sea? * * everybody wants you to make it * * uh-huh * it's all yours * everybody wants you to take it * * uh-huh * it's all yours * everybody wants you to make it * * uh-huh * it's all yours * everybody wants you to take it * * t-t-take it * can you feel all the love? * Can you feel all the love? * * you feel all the love * can you feel all the love like it was made for you? * * like it was made for you * like it was made for you * it was made for you * oh Yeah, I know that you've already given us one extension.
It's just my husband.
He's been out of town for a few weeks, so Yes, sir.
I can see that in your letter.
So, what if we can't pay our mortgage by then? I understand.
I will.
Thank you.
Was that the bank again? I just keep crunching the numbers.
Just don't know how I'm gonna make this work.
I hate to say this, but Kyle's been gone a while.
It might be time to let go of the house, get something smaller.
You could move in with me.
Maybe if it was just me.
Katie and Travis, their whole world's about to be turned upside down, you know? Their daddy's gone.
I can't take their house away, too.
I need to make more money here.
Get me one of the guys on the list.
Oh, I'm ready whenever you are.
You coming out? I don't got all day.
So, do you always buy the girls something special to wear? Trust me.
None of them have ever worn it like that before.
So, what would you like to work on today? I think I'll let you decide that.
Let's start with your legs, then.
You seem a little nervous.
Me? No.
Not at all.
[ The XX's "Stars" plays ] SoWhat do you do for a living, Wade? Oil business.
That's interesting.
Not really.
I travel a lot.
Gets lonely.
How about you? Do I travel a lot? Well, I think everybody gets lonely, don't you? In your case, I find that very hard to believe.
You're real sweet.
So are you.
* I can give it all on the first date * You sound surprised.
This is just not what I expected.
* I don't have to exist outside this place * Does this amount of pressure feel good to you? It feels incredible.
It's been a long time since someone's touched me like that.
* And I can draw the line on the first date * * I'll let you cross it * let you take every line I've got * * when the time gets late * 'cause we can give it time * so much time with me How's the new job going? Good, mama.
You guarding state secrets? Will you stop cleaning up and talk to me? It's nice.
One of them high-end places.
The commute's a pain, and I think the tips are gonna be really big -- Good.
Well, I never understood how you could stand rubbing naked strangers all day.
Didn't I beg you to stay in school and get a degree in something useful? I am lucky to have this, and it is useful.
No one's naked.
They're covered with a sheet.
That's naked as far as I'm concerned.
How'd it go with the kids today? Oh, Travis asked again whether daddy hadn't called, and Katie wanted to Skype him.
It's been tough.
What'd you tell them? I said what you said to say.
I said that daddy has to focus on getting a job now, and they have to focus on getting ready for Spring Sing, and he loves them to pieces.
I hate lying to them.
I know you're going through a lot right now.
I had the same feeling when your daddy abandoned me.
Mama, daddy died of a stroke.
This is not the same thing.
Felt the same.
He left me all alone to raise an 8-year-old.
But I bounced right back, didn't I? You married someone else not even three months later.
Well, that's some kind of bounce, now, isn't it? The lord never intended for women to be on their own.
Oh, mama.
I know it's tough, but you've got to open up to whatever the next chapter of your life might be.
Oh, that feels incredible.
I love trying out the new girls.
That's what I heard.
Georgia thought we'd get along.
Now, you just relax, and deep breaths.
I think I'm ready to turn over if that's all right.
Oh, sure.
Thank you.
I've got some tension in my, uh upper thigh and groin area.
Yeah, that seems to be going around.
So, how do you like working here? It's great.
Everyone seems real nice.
Single or married? That is none of your business.
Single, right? Wow.
You sure are chatty.
Yeah, well, I don't get much conversation at home.
Really? Why you think that is? Eh, you don't want to hear about all that.
Yeah, I do.
I'm so torn.
Hawaii or one of the out islands of Bahamas? Didn't you just take a vacation? Last month.
Getaway sounds sweet to me.
You could all use a little color.
What do you think, huh? Just leave Riley be.
She doesn't need you filling her head with your crazy ideas.
Oh, please.
Tell you what's crazy is you still playing it legit after all these years.
Just not worth it to me.
She's always complaining about us giving extras when she can barely pay her rent.
They think I'm weird about sex.
No one's saying that, but anything I learn here about men doesn't go to waste when it comes to me and my fiancé.
Wait, so, he knows what goes on here with your clients? Do I look like a fool? Bobby has my heart, and that's what counts.
But my business is my business.
Well, Duke knows exactly what I do to get big tips, and he wants every detail -- turns him on.
Really? Mm-hmm.
After eight hours of foreplay, by the time I get home, I am so randy, I can barely make it through the door.
And by randy, I mean horny.
Okay, Dee Ann, we get it.
What about you, Riley? What about me? You tell your husband? He wouldn't understand.
How you doing with all this, hon? I don't know yet.
I mean, it would be a relief if it helps me take care of my family and my mortgage.
You know, I had this client today, and he just seemed like he needed somebody to talk to.
Feel like I made a real difference with him.
Does that sound completely insane? No, it does not.
You'll find your way.
Right on time! Mee maw! You hungry? It's Italian night at church.
Oh, well, we wouldn't want to miss that.
How does that sound, kiddos? Katie messed up at Spring Sing today.
She's gonna ruin everything.
Travis, that's enough.
Now, why don't you show your mee maw the new boots we got you for the show? Ooh, snakeskin.
Mighty fancy.
It's fake snakeskin, mee maw.
Excuse me.
Wouldn't want to kill a snake.
I don't want any stupid boots! Hey.
Good lord, Riley.
Bless her heart.
Is she okay? Taylor.
She's fine.
It's just been a long day.
Well, can't be easy for any of you with Kyle away for so long.
Kyle's got a really good job building a new hotel up in Dallas, Taylor.
Really? Which hotel? What's it to you? Twinkle's pageant coach is up there.
We could drop by and say hi and make sure he's not having too much fun without you.
Oh, well, I seriously doubt he would be interested in seeing you and Twinkie.
Her name is Twinkle, Riley.
And Kyle and I are always glad to see each other.
Kyle wasn't interested in you in high school, and he's certainly not gonna be interested in you now.
That's not how I remember it at all.
Mama, why don't you take Travis to that church thing? Katie and I are gonna go home and see if we can't get rid of these grumps.
Come here.
Look at you.
Thank you.
Okay, Jared, so, she did all that, but what about you? When was the last time you bought her a sexy gift? Oh, my wife doesn't have any interest in my anymore.
Besides blaming me for anything that goes wrong.
That's why I end up spending so much time here.
So, what went wrong? With my wife? With your marriage, silly.
Now, come on.
Seriously, you've not stopped talking about her, so what do you think went wrong? Well, hell if I know.
She stopped really listening a long time ago.
She's got her friends, her charity work.
And we got married really young.
Couldn't keep us off each other back then.
She was really into me.
I was so in love with her.
I still am.
Then you got to make her listen.
I mean, you have to explain how you feel.
She can't read your mind.
And I can't read hers.
Maybe she wants to know how you feel.
I have no idea what she wants anymore.
Well, then you got to find out If you love her.
I'm really glad I came in again.
Me, too.
* What I'm about to tell you's gonna turn you on your head * * 'cause you got to understand * uh-huh, uh-huh * oh, my, oh, my, oh, my, oh, my, ah * * oh, my, oh, my, oh, my, oh, my, ah * * oh, my, oh, my, oh, my, oh, my, ah * * showstopper, showstopper * if you, if you like me, let me hear you say, "me likey" * * let me turn you on your head * uh-huh, uh-huh * you're all uptight and mighty * * let me cut you down to size * you like a yummy piece of toasted bread * * oh, my God * oh, my, oh, my, oh, my, oh, my, ah * * oh, my, oh, my, oh, my, oh, my, ah * * oh, my, oh, my, oh, my, oh, my, ah * * showstopper, showstopper My, my.
Aren't you like a kitten with some cream.
Someone's in a good mood.
I am off to pay my mortgage in cash.
I'm glad things are working out so well.
Me, too.
You've never seen the word "whore" before? Not on the car I drive my kids to school in everyday.
Do you mind?! Had to have been that woman who was staring at me the other night.
Was she driving a silver Mercedes? Yeah.
It was parked right over there.
Must have been Valerie Dawson, Jared's wife.
She knows that I give Jared massages? Oh, honey, she's all bark.
You know, she's made some crazy threats before.
Wait a minute.
It's happened before? And you didn't do anything about it? Why didn't you tell me? Well, I don't like to upset my girls.
So you just ignore it? Look, I can't come out to my car like this.
Unlike you, I've got a family to worry about.
Well, my girls are my family, and I have been running a nice, successful business here for the last three years all by myself, ever since my husband left me with one of my girls! Clean your own damn car! Georgia! What the hell are you doing? Mowing your yard.
Well, no one asked you to.
Put your shirt back on.
The neighbors are staring.
Just wanted to help, Riley.
I know you've been busy with your new job.
Well, that's Kyle's job, so But he's not here anymore.
I'll see you later.
Hey, sweetheart.
Can we talk for a minute? So, I just got off the phone with Mr.
Marshall, and he said that you are not participating in the rehearsals for Spring Sing.
You know the dance now.
You love to sing.
What does it matter if daddy won't be there? He won't be back, will he? Baby, right now I'm not sure when he's gonna be back.
But, hey, I do know this.
He loves you so much.
More than anything, just like I do.
You know what? You do not have to be in the Spring Sing.
I will call Mr.
Marshall tomorrow morning.
Let me sleep with it.
Or sleep on it? Okay.
Eskimo kiss.
You okay? It's late.
We need to talk.
I know how you've been making all that money at that new job of yours.
What the hell are you talking about? Well, I was out, having a few beers, and it was so obvious once I started thinking about it, so why don't you just come out and admit it, Riley? I mean, Kyle's hardly gone, and you stoop to this.
What's his name? Whose name? Your sugar daddy.
You think I have a sugar daddy? Yeah.
From work, right? I mean, a friend of mine at the bank said you came in and you paid your mortgage in cash.
How else could you be bringing home that kind of money? Wow.
That is so that's so insulting.
I mean, I happen to be very good at my job.
Why is that so hard for everybody to understand?! 'Cause it doesn't add up.
That's why! I'll tell you what adds up! I am fighting tooth and nail to provide for my family after the most traumatic event in my life.
Your brother Settle down.
walking out on me, and the last thing I need is you coming over here after a few drinks Look, I just -- I just was -- making wild accusations! No! What?! I just was -- I just was -- what?! I was just confused! That's what! God.
How drunk are you? Riley, look.
You -- No.
Now, you have said enough.
You go home.
And why don't you keep your crazy judgments about my life to yourself from now on.
You got that? Now, get on out of here.
Hell, you'd think we'd be busier with the rodeo in town.
The gay rodeo, Jolene.
Didn't you read the signs? The gay rodeo? You kidding me? Count me in.
Sounds frisky.
Is nothing sacred? At least somebody's busy today.
I heard about your special therapy sessions with Jared Dawson.
He's been singing your praises to anyone who'll listen.
You do know clients don't come in here to talk.
Well, I was just trying to help.
Not so smart long-term.
Sending the clients back to their wives.
I think he just wanted to be listened to.
Like we all do.
Sorry, honey, but you don't get to make decisions that affect all of us.
Maybe you just feel guilty.
They don't have what you have -- some perfect marriage to come home to every night.
Um, not so perfect.
Kyle left me right after I started here, and I have no idea if he's ever coming back.
What did you do? I didn't know.
I was looking for you.
Why? So you can get all upset again? I'm sorry about that.
I didn't know that your husband had left you.
His loss.
I'm doing just fine on my own.
You know, the thing is I just can't have people writing on my car like that.
I get it.
No job is perfect.
I wish I could control the entire universe, but I can't.
It's more than that.
I just want a job that I can feel proud of.
Trust me, honey.
We all do.
I'm just not sure that this is the right thing for me.
Well, that's something you're gonna have to figure out on your own.
Oh, you have goto be kidding me.
You're Valerie Dawson, right? You wrote all over my car.
Are you out of your freaking mind? I don't know what you're talking about.
But I want you to stay away from my husband.
Nothing is going on with me and Jared.
I'm just listening to him.
Oh, and I suppose he hasn't done anything with any of those other girls, either.
I honestly don't know.
But when he's with me, on my table, he is telling me how much he loves you.
I find that very hard to believe.
Do you know that he doesn't think you give a crap about him anymore? He thinks you just care more about your friends and your charities than you do him.
That's ridiculous.
Then why does he feel so lonely? Look, I know that there are two sides to this, but trust me.
A man does not go looking elsewhere if he's getting what he needs at home.
Oh, hell.
You're not getting what you need, either, are you? But there was a time you were.
He told me.
If you love him, you still have a chance.
What should I do? Tell him you want him back.
And that whatever he's done, it's in the past, it's over.
You love him, and you want to move on.
Why are you crying? Because that's something I'll probably never get the chance to do.
But you can do it right now.
You can go home.
And then screw the living daylights out of him.
Good luck.
Same to you.
Mommy, I used too much hair gel.
It's gonna ruin the show! Good lord.
You look like a wet possum.
Mama, that's really not helping.
Now, Travis, I said just to use a dab.
Well, daddy always helps me do it.
It's okay.
I can fix this.
It's nothing compared to the disasters down at the salon.
Come on, possum.
Oh, no.
Katie, you look so cute.
Hey, I thought you weren't gonna be in the show.
What made you change your mind? I want you to be proud of me.
Oh, baby, I always am.
Now got get your brother 'cause he's running late.
Oh! Um, I-I just wanted to say something real quick.
Come on in.
Look, I -- I'm real sorry about that sugar-daddy comment the other night.
I-it was totally out of line.
It upset you.
I-I was real drunk.
You weren't that drunk, Evan.
You gonna make this even harder than it is? Besides, the backyard still needs to be mowed.
Let me -- let me at least do that.
Promise to keep my shirt on this time.
And I can go to the kids' show, right? Yes, of course you can.
Want me to shut this? Please.
It's a good look for you, by the way.
For the first time in 30 years, I think Riley might just take my advice.
Tell my boss he does -- mama.
We're here to watch the show.
Riley! Riley! I'll be right back.
I can't believe you're here.
I just happened to be in the neighborhood.
Come on.
This is the last place I expected to see you.
I'm pretty determined when I have something to say.
I'm listening.
You were right.
It's important to feel safe, so I had cameras installed outside the spa.
Cost me an arm and a leg.
I'm sure the girls will really appreciate it.
Does that include you? I'm still wrestling with it.
Maybe it would help if you knew Jared swung by this morning.
Said he's taking his wife to Hawaii for a week.
Oh, that's great.
Yes, it is.
In all these years, I've never known one of my girls to save a marriage.
You have a funny effect on people, don't you? Yeah, they either love me or haul ass.
Well, I love you, honey, and no matter what you decide, I hope we remain friends because I'd miss you.
No one's ever chased me down before.
Feels good.
Well, anybody that would put you in their rearview mirror is a fool.
You know what, Georgia? I may not have been able to save my marriage, but I'm gonna save my family.
I'm glad to hear it.
I'll see you tomorrow.
I think we can skip P.
s tonight.
They were awesome.
Katie looked like she was having such a great time.
I'm so proud of them.
You know, I'm proud of you.
What for? Somehow managing to keep it all together.
The kids, the house.
It's a lot.
Well, I had a little help.
You know, I think you're a lot stronger than anyone ever knew.
Thank you.
And if you ever need anything I know.
Oh, my God.
It's Kyle.