I’m posting the titles and a summary for the episodes 1 to 6 from the second season of “The Cleaner.” I’ll post those for episodes 7 to 13 as soon as they are available.
- Hello America
William faces his old sponsor when a friend seeks his help to get her husband clean. Airs on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at 10 pm ET/PT
- Last American Casualty
William sets out for a relaxing weekend with Ben, but ends up having to take on two cases of alcoholism. Airs on Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at 10 pm ET/PT.
- The Projectionist
William is hired to help a pregnant East Indian girl who is addicted to meth; William kidnaps the girl on her wedding day and decides to take her to his safe house for detox instead of to the hospital; William struggles with his separation from Melissa. Airs on Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at at 10 pm ET/PT.
- Does Everybody Have a Drink
A talent manager hires William to help his star client kick her drug habit. Airs on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at 10 pm ET/PT.
- The Things We Don’t Plan
A cop hires William to clean up his estranged son who is also on the police force; William tries to figure out how to grab an addict who is armed; Akani brings in a homeless woman; Swenton meets and alcoholic father and his daughter on a bus. Airs on Tuesday, July 21, 2009, at 10 pm ET/PT.
- Split Ends
Twin sisters discover their paths to recover may be intertwined; William’s old friend Greg comes to visit; Greg hits on Melissa and then tempts an addict with heroin. Airs on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at 10 pm ET/PT.
I’d like to point out that the director of “Last American Casualty” is Leon Ichaso, who also directed “Pinero” (a film where Benjamin Bratt shines in the title role) as well as two episodes from the first season of “The Cleaner” (“House of Pain” and “Five Little Words”).
Finally, A&E refurbished its page for “The Cleaner” at http://www.aetv.com/the-cleaner/ and updated its contents. I like the idea of a “Production Blog” and a “William Banks Files” section, though they still have to fill them with contents, as well as a “Send a Dedication” section for visitors to thank someone they think deserve a thank-you.