The BEST Episodes of Damages
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 17, 2021
Set in New York's world of high stakes litigation, Damages follows the lives of Patty Hewes (Glenn Close), the nation's most revered and most reviled litigator, and her bright, ambitious protege Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) as they become embroiled in a class action lawsuit targeting Arthur Frobisher (Ted Danson), one of the country's wealthiest CEOs. As Patty battles Frobisher and his attorney, Ellen learns what it takes to win at all costs -- and that lives, not just fortunes, are at stake.
#1 - Because I Know Patty
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 23, 2007
The first season ends with Ellen talking Patty into defending her in exchange for the Gregory Malina videotape.
#2 - Failure is Lonely
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 14, 2011
Ellen is furious with Patty for violating their agreement about the High Star case. And tempers come to a head between Erickson and Boorman—with Chris' life hanging in the balance.
#3 - Trust Me
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 1, 2009
Patty goes to extremes to win her case against UNR, as Ellen's season long quest for revenge builds to an explosive conclusion.
#4 - The Next One's Gonna Go In Your Throat
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 19, 2010
Ellen and Tom take matters into their own hands in an attempt to win the Tobin case; Patty Hewes is haunted by the price of her success.
#5 - I Hate These People
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 9, 2007
Patty offers Ellen her job back, however, Ellen declines but volunteers to keep helping Patty with the Frobisher case. Lila is back, and bringing more havoc into David and Ellen's lives. Patty uses the newly acquired evidence to blackmail Ray, and offers him an ultimatum.
#6 - But You Don't Do That Anymore
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 12, 2012
Patty and Ellen face off against each other in court, and the shocking results alter their lives forever.
#7 - Get Me A Lawyer
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 24, 2007
Attorney Patty Hewes hires a new associate, Ellen Parsons, to help her as she tries to ruin Arthur Frobisher. Hewes represents a group of employees that are suing Frobisher after he sold his company, leaving the employees devastated. Ellen is unaware that her best friend, Katie Connor, is working for Frobisher.
#8 - I Like Your Chair
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 5, 2012
McClaren's latest leak thrusts Ellen into the spotlight. Tensions between McClaren and Rutger Simon come to a head.
#9 - Jesus, Mary And Joe Cocker
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 31, 2007
Ellen convinces Katie to testify against Arthur Frobisher, which has him considering drastic measures. Patty begins to question if Katie is giving honest and accurate testimony.
#10 - Failure Is Failure
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 25, 2012
Ellen detects inconsistencies in McClaren’s story. Later, Ellen’s mother requests her help.
#11 - I'd Prefer My Old Office
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 27, 2011
Ellen learns that Chris used to hunt down terror suspects; Patty rejects Erickson's settlement suggestion for the High Star case.
#12 - There's No 'We' Anymore
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 16, 2007
Patty finally posts bail for Ellen as Frobisher learns about a tape made by Gregory Malina that could ruin him.
#13 - Sort of Like a Family
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 2, 2007
Ellen tries to get herself back into the mix as Patty and Frobisher fight it out at the deposition.
#14 - I Love You, Mommy
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 1, 2012
Patty and Ellen seek the source of the Princefield leak, while Patty takes on Ellen through the press.
#15 - You Were His Little Monkey
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 12, 2010
Patty and Ellen set out to tear the Tobin family apart. When Tom Shayes' job and marriage unravel, he strikes up a deadly alliance.
#16 - Next One's On Me, Blondie
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 3, 2011
Ellen meets the son of Chris' Afghan contact; Erickson decides to torture Chris for information about the possibility of an intelligence breach; Patty discovers that High Star extracts terror suspects for the CIA.
#17 - You Want to End This Once and For All?
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 11, 2012
A whistle-blower case puts Patty and Ellen against each other.
#18 - London, Of Course
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 18, 2009
Claire risks everything to oust CEO Walter Kendrick; Ellen discovers a secret about Patty's personal life.
#19 - All That Crap About Your Family
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 5, 2010
Patty's star witness is arrested, forcing her to strike an unusual deal with the D.A.'s office. Frobisher reveals a little too much about his past.
#20 - They Had to Tweeze That Out of My Kidney
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 25, 2009
As she copes with mounting pressure, Patty begins to unravel Walter Kendrick's energy scheme. Meanwhile, Arthur Frobisher's past will come back to haunt him.
#21 - Hey! Mr. Pibb!
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 28, 2009
Patty works to clear Daniel in his wife's murder; Ellen and Tom go to West Virginia to gather vital information in the case against Ultima National Resources.
#22 - There's Only One Way to Try a Case
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 13, 2011
Ellen investigates Howard Erickson's company despite warnings from her boss and from Patty; Patty takes on a big pharmaceutical firm; Erickson goes after defense contracts for his company.
#23 - Blame the Victim
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 18, 2007
Ellen gets some bad news from her parents. Arthur Frobisher and his team do everything they can to keep things going their way while a witness remains missing.
#24 - I'm Afraid of What I'll Find
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 29, 2012
Ellen begins to uncover the truth about her attacker. Chris Sanchez approaches McClaren with information.
#25 - The War Will Go On Forever
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 31, 2011
While reporter Dean Gullickson (Griffin Dunne) heads to Afghanistan, Erickson orders his staff there to deal with Sanchez once and for all. He also confronts Boorman. Meanwhile, the judge in the High Star case allows Ellen to depose Erickson. "Just remember that we're in the middle of a game," Patty tells her. "We don't have to win it now. We just want to keep playing."