‘House of Lies’ season 2, episode 4 review: Winning over Matt Damon

House of LiesCan “House of Lies” have Matt Damon as a part of the show every week? The Academy Awards-winning actor paid a visit to his pal Don Cheadle Sunday night, and the end results made for quite possibly the funniest episode in the show’s history.

Basically, Damon played himself as quite possibly the worst person alive: an egomaniac actor who is determined to get whatever he wants when he wants it … and while at the same time acting like a complete and total saint to all of his fans. He came to the firm for one reason, but Marty was the only guy who knew it: getting a charity off the ground so looked better than George Clooney, that was the Oscars would idolize him the same way that they do George Clooney.

Over the course of Cheadle’s exchanges with Damon, we saw the actor get punched in the back of the head, roughed up by a bodyguard, and also completely humiliated. Damon showed up to his second meeting blitzed out of his mind, and so Marty quickly became a babysitter while the guy acted like he had never been in public before. Of course, the funniest moment was what Marty seemingly had to do in order to land Damon as a client … which may just be proof that he really will do almost anything to get someone signed up.

Quite possibly the reason why this episode worked so well is that it placed Marty into a position where he was around someone who was genuinely powerful; while there have been these sort of clients before, none of them had this sort of power that he had to crack through. Even by the end of the episode, everyone else remained in the dark about Damon’s actions.

Overall, what did you think about this episode? Be sure to share some more of your thoughts below, and you can go back and watch a clip for this week’s “House of Lies” episode over at the link here.

Photo: Showtime

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