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House of Lies: Amsterdam

Marty and The Pod are sent to Phoenix to clean up a mess at a very powerful sports franchise caused by the impending divorce of its high-powered owners. Jeannie takes a dinner meeting with Derek, an old flame, but is deflated when she finds out his real intentions toward her. On the home front, Marty continues his personal war with Principal Gita over Roscoe's cross-dressing.

Source: Showtime

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x2
Airdate: Sunday January 15th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Aug 27, 2012
UK (sky ATLANTIC) Oct 09, 2012

  • Currently 5.4/10
5.4/10 (5 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Griffin Dunne
As Marco Pelios
Richard Schiff
As Skip Galweather
Mo Gaffney
As Principal Gita
Cat Deeley
As Herself
Julio Oscar Mechoso
As Franco Colmonares
Brian Letscher
As Derek Fielder

Co-Guest Stars
Kosha Patel
As Celia
Deprise Brescia
As Bridget Colmonares
Main Cast
Don Cheadle
As Marty Kaan
Kristen Bell
As Jeannie Van Der Hooven
Ben Schwartz
As Clyde Oberholt
Josh Lawson
As Doug Guggenheim
Dawn Olivieri
As Monica Talbot
Donis Leonard Jr.
As Roscoe Kaan
Glynn Turman
As Jeremiah Kaan


The scene opens with Marty having lunch with a prospective client. He makes him desperate to feel that without Gaulweather, his company will fail, his wife will desert him, and things could be getting a lot worse. However, if client Dick hires Gaulweather man Marty’s services, he could be on a new high. Not only will his profits improve, but his business will be shiny and pink – just like a newborn’s gums. A revival of business. He just needs to say yes, and it’s all his. By managing to scare the hell out of Dick, Marty gets him to say yes. Not before long, Marty’s is screwing his ex-wife in a bathroom. It is a screwing of victory – after all he’s just bagged a $4 million client, and he has screwed his rival ex-wife not just literally, but in a business sense...

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