The BEST Episodes of Damages
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 4, 2019
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
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
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 - There's No 'We' Anymore
Season 1 - Episode 12
Patty finally posts bail for Ellen as Frobisher learns about a tape made by Gregory Malina that could ruin him.
#4 - Trust Me
Season 2 - Episode 13
Patty goes to extremes to win her case against UNR, as Ellen's season long quest for revenge builds to an explosive conclusion.
#5 - I Hate These People
Season 1 - Episode 11
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
Patty and Ellen face off against each other in court, and the shocking results alter their lives forever.
#7 - The Next One's Gonna Go In Your Throat
Season 3 - Episode 13
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.
#8 - Sort of Like a Family
Season 1 - Episode 10
Ellen tries to get herself back into the mix as Patty and Frobisher fight it out at the deposition.
#9 - Get Me A Lawyer
Season 1 - Episode 1
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.
#10 - I Like Your Chair
Season 5 - Episode 9
McClaren's latest leak thrusts Ellen into the spotlight. Tensions between McClaren and Rutger Simon come to a head.
#11 - Blame the Victim
Season 1 - Episode 8
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.
#12 - Next One's On Me, Blondie
Season 4 - Episode 4
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.
#13 - I'm Afraid of What I'll Find
Season 5 - Episode 8
Ellen begins to uncover the truth about her attacker. Chris Sanchez approaches McClaren with information.
#14 - You Were His Little Monkey
Season 3 - Episode 12
Patty and Ellen set out to tear the Tobin family apart. When Tom Shayes' job and marriage unravel, he strikes up a deadly alliance.
#15 - The War Will Go On Forever
Season 4 - Episode 8
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."
#16 - Jesus, Mary And Joe Cocker
Season 1 - Episode 2
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.
#17 - Have You Met the Eel Yet?
Season 5 - Episode 2
A hacker claims to have pertinent information about the leak at Princefield; Patty’s former colleague offers her services to Ellen.
#18 - You Want to End This Once and For All?
Season 5 - Episode 1
A whistle-blower case puts Patty and Ellen against each other.
#19 - I'd Prefer My Old Office
Season 4 - Episode 3
Ellen learns that Chris used to hunt down terror suspects; Patty rejects Erickson's settlement suggestion for the High Star case.
#20 - Do You Regret What We Did?
Season 1 - Episode 9
Patty Hewes and Arthur Frobisher continue to struggle for dominance as the deposition nears.
#21 - Failure Is Failure
Season 5 - Episode 3
Ellen detects inconsistencies in McClaren’s story. Later, Ellen’s mother requests her help.
#22 - I Love You, Mommy
Season 5 - Episode 4
Patty and Ellen seek the source of the Princefield leak, while Patty takes on Ellen through the press.
#23 - London, Of Course
Season 2 - Episode 11
Claire risks everything to oust CEO Walter Kendrick; Ellen discovers a secret about Patty's personal life.
#24 - A Regular Earl Anthony
Season 1 - Episode 5
Tom Shayes considers his options as Patty continues to strain to keep her clients happy. Arthur tells Ray that he needs to put more pressure on Patty to make the case go away.
#25 - Tastes Like a Ho-Ho
Season 1 - Episode 4
Katie is getting ready for her upcoming deposition in the Frobisher case while Gregory withholds information that could be even more important that Katie's.