DAMAGES, SEASON ONE
Damages is a legal thriller set in the world of New York City high-stakes litigation. The series, which provides a view into the true nature of power and success, follows the turbulent lives of Patty Hewes (Glenn Close), the nation’s most revered and reviled high-stakes litigator, and her bright, ambitious protégé Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne). They become embroiled in a class action lawsuit targeting the allegedly corrupt Arthur Frobisher (Ted Danson), one of the country’s wealthiest CEOs. As Patty battles with Frobisher and his attorney Ray Fiske (Zeljko Ivanek), Ellen Parsons will be front and center witnessing just what it takes to win at all costs, as it quickly becomes clear that lives, as well as fortunes, may be at stake.
Rose Byrne (Ellen Parsons), Glenn Close (Patty Hewes), Zeljko Ivanek (Ray Fiske), Ted Danson (Arthur Frobisher), Tate Donovan (Tom Shayes), Noah Bean (David Connor), Garret Dillahunt (Marshall Phillips)
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Damages 1×10 Sort of Like a Family
Patty Hewes and Frobisher prepare for his deposition but he beats her to the punch by holding a press conference and telling all about the car accident he had 25 years ago. Patty tells Tom that Ellen is only useful to them as long as Gregory Malina is alive. When she learns he is dead she tells Ellen she is off the Frobisher case. When Ellen ignores Patty’s direct orders not to contact George Moore, she finds herself out of a job. In the flash forward, Tom is still unable to locate Patty and Ellen tells him the identity of the person who tried to have her killed.
Patty Hewes likes Ellen’s theory that George Moore is working for Frobisher but also trying to get him to settle the lawsuit. Ellen turns down Patty’s offer to return to work but agrees to continue working on the case for the clients’ sake. Ellen also gives Patty the evidence that Ray Fiske was involved in insider trading. Patty tries to blackmail him into throwing the case, but with unexpected results. Fiske’s ability to represent Frobisher is called into question by the senior partners at his law firm, who send another lawyer, Marshall Phillips, to shadow him. David continues to be stalked by Lila DiMeo. In the flash forward, Patty is still running away and out of contact.
Damages 1×12 There’s No ‘We’ Anymore
In the aftermath of her encounter with Ray Fiske, Patty Hewes finally takes Tom’s call and is told Ellen has accused her of attempted murder. She returns to the city and posts Ellen’s bail. Frobisher learns of Greg Malina’s video confession and instructs his men to do whatever it takes to retrieve it. Ellen offers the video to Patty only if she agrees to take on her case.
Damages 1×13 Because I Know Patty
Patty Hewes clears Ellen in David’s murder and gets the tape from Ellen. She uses it to win convince Frobisher to settle and then turns it over to the D.A. Larry is upset over getting nothing from the settlement and nothing from Frobisher so he tracks him down and shoots him. Ellen and Patty talk and she agrees to go back to work for Patty, after having talked to the FBI and agreeing to help them bring Patty down.
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