Damages

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Set in New York's world of high stakes litigation, Damages follows the lives of Patty Hewes, the nation's most revered and most reviled litigator, and her bright, ambitious protege Ellen Parsons as they become embroiled in a class action lawsuit targeting Arthur Frobisher, 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.

Last Updated: 8/19/2022Network: Audience
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Don't Throw That at the Chicken
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7.19
965 votes

#1 - Don't Throw That at the Chicken

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/15/2010

Patty drills Louis Tobin about his fraud while his son Joe makes a decision that will determine the fate of the Tobin family forever.

Directors: Matthew Penn
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Drive It Through Hardcore
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7.20
988 votes

#2 - Drive It Through Hardcore

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/22/2010

Patty finally manages to track down the missing Carol Tobin and forces her to give up the truth about the fateful Tobin Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, Ellen's home life is turned upside down and Frobisher begins to make his movie.

Directors: Tate Donovan
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Don't Forget to Thank Mr. Zedeck
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7.27
887 votes

#3 - Don't Forget to Thank Mr. Zedeck

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/1/2010

Patty is under tremendous pressure from the Attorney's Office to make progress in the Tobin case, and winds up striking a bargain with an unlikely source. Ellen discovers some new evidence in Louis Tobin's death and Tom's financial troubles begin to effect him in more obvious ways.

Directors: Timothy Busfield
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There's Something Wrong With Me
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7.28
909 votes

#4 - There's Something Wrong With Me

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/8/2012

Someone from McClaren's past turns up and sheds light on his personal life; Patty has a confrontation with an adversary.

Directors: Tate Donovan
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The Dog Is Happier Without Her
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7.29
981 votes

#5 - The Dog Is Happier Without Her

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/1/2010

Patty and Tom continue to dig into the Tobin family's sordid past, while Joe Tobin must decide between his family and his integrity. Ellen aids Tom in his investigation of the Tobin's, but in doing so receives some bad news of her own. While locked in the midst of a bitter divorce, Patty and Phil find one piece of common ground in the form of their beloved dog.

Directors: Matthew Penn
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Flight's at 11:08
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7.29
965 votes

#6 - Flight's at 11:08

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/8/2010

Patty is forced to race against the clock to prevent a key witness in the Tobin case from fleeing the country. Meanwhile, Ellen learns a dark and shocking family secret.

Directors: Tony Goldwyn
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It's Not My Birthday
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7.30
811 votes

#7 - It's Not My Birthday

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/22/2010

Patty Hewes squares off with the D.A. over access to a key witness. A job candidate at Hewes & Shayes asks Ellen for insight into Patty.

Directors: Daniel Zelman
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I Knew Your Pig
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7.34
1097 votes

#8 - I Knew Your Pig

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/21/2009

Patty begins to suspect Purcell of withholding vital information; Ellen uncovers a decades-old secret from Patty and Purcell's past.

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I Lied, Too
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7.36
1229 votes

#9 - I Lied, Too

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/7/2009

Fresh off her legal victory over billionaire CEO Arthur Frobisher, Patty is taking a break from the law and pouring her energies into her new charitable foundation. But when Patty receives a call from Daniel Purcell, a man from her past, she finds herself entangled in a case with personal and professional repercussions, the likes of which she could never have imagined.

Directors: Todd A. Kessler
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I Agree, It Wasn't Funny
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7.36
1127 votes

#10 - I Agree, It Wasn't Funny

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/4/2009

Patty begins to question Ellen's motives for returning to the firm; Patty tries to stop a corporate merger that she thinks is connected to Christine Purcell's murder.

Directors: Tate Donovan
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The Storm's Moving In
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7.37
705 votes

#11 - The Storm's Moving In

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/22/2012

A blizzard strands Patty and Ellen; McClaren uncovers a major player in the trading scandal.

Directors: Tate Donovan
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Add That Little Hopper to Your Stew
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7.41
876 votes

#12 - Add That Little Hopper to Your Stew

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/17/2011

Now that Nasim is labeled as a terrorist, he loses his credibility as a witness. Erickson buys land to build a private army. Ellen enlists journalist Dean Gulickson to track down Chris in Afghanistan. Michael comes to see Patty and demands to meet Catherine.

Directors: Timothy Busfield
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I've Done Way Too Much for This Girl
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7.43
885 votes

#13 - I've Done Way Too Much for This Girl

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/20/2011

Ellen takes the High Star case to the senior partners; Chris feels certain he is being targeted; Erickson and Boorman try to make the lawsuit go away.

Directors: Todd A. Kessler
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I Look Like Frankenstein
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7.44
964 votes

#14 - I Look Like Frankenstein

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/15/2010

Carol Tobin suddenly disappears and it is up to Patty and Ellen to track her down. Arthur Frobisher returns to the fold to open his new foundation.

Directors: Chris Terrio
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Tell Me I'm Not Racist
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7.45
1108 votes

#15 - Tell Me I'm Not Racist

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/29/2010

A professional disaster looms for Patty when her clients ask that she be thrown off the Tobin case. Tom makes a risky move that may cost Ellen her job at the D.A.'s office.

Directors: David S. Tuttman
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We'll Just Have to Find Another Way to Cut the Balls Off of This Thing
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7.45
911 votes

#16 - We'll Just Have to Find Another Way to Cut the Balls Off of This Thing

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/10/2011

Ellen and Patty move Nasim to a safer place as they gather evidence against High Star; Boorman frames Nasim for an attempted bombing to prevent his deposition; Erickson struggles to maintain his CIA contact.

Directors: David S. Tuttman
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Uh Oh, Out Come the Skeletons
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7.45
1000 votes

#17 - Uh Oh, Out Come the Skeletons

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/11/2009

As Patty increases the pressure in her case against UNR, the opposition starts to show its cracks; Wes and Ellen's relationship heads in a new direction; the FBI's investigation into Patty takes a shocking turn.

Directors: Tate Donovan
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Look What He Dug Up This Time
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7.45
1000 votes

#18 - Look What He Dug Up This Time

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/25/2009

Ellen convinces the FBI to radically change their approach in the investigation. Meanwhile, Daniel Purcell reenters Patty's life and becomes critical to her case against UNR.

Directors: Matthew Penn
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A Pretty Girl in a Leotard
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7.46
1120 votes

#19 - A Pretty Girl in a Leotard

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/11/2009

Convinced that she knows who is responsible for Christine's murder, Patty uses the media to wage war; Ellen gets closer in her attempt to link Frobisher to David's murder.

Directors: Greg Yaitanes
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You Haven't Replaced Me
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7.46
878 votes

#20 - You Haven't Replaced Me

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/8/2010

Patty sends Tom out of the country to follow the money trail of the Tobin fraud. Ellen must choose between her new boss and Patty. Leonard Winstone leaves the city under mysterious circumstances.

Directors: Glenn Kessler
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Your Secrets Are Safe
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7.46
955 votes

#21 - Your Secrets Are Safe

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/25/2010

Patty Hewes has been appointed by the U.S. government to recover billions of dollars lost to the largest investment fraud in Wall Street history. The new case pits Patty against the powerful Tobin family, which includes Joe Tobin (Campbell Scott), Marilyn Tobin (Lily Tomlin), and the family's trusted attorney Leonard Winstone (Martin Short). Meanwhile, Ellen Parsons adjusts to the challenges of her new job, and life, away from Patty Hewes.

Directors: Todd A. Kessler
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I Need To Win
star
7.48
712 votes

#22 - I Need To Win

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/15/2012

The attack Ellen suffered years ago comes back to haunt her.

Directors: Daniel Zelman
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Burn It, Shred It, I Don't Care
star
7.51
1104 votes

#23 - Burn It, Shred It, I Don't Care

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/14/2009

Patty suspects there is more to Daniel Purcell's case than simple murder; Ellen secretly assists the FBI in their attempt to flip Tom Shayes and use him against Patty.

Directors: Jean de Segonzac
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You Got Your Prom Date Pregnant
star
7.52
1023 votes

#24 - You Got Your Prom Date Pregnant

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/4/2009

As Patty goes on the offensive against the FBI, Ellen discovers troubling news about the investigation. Meanwhile, Patty's husband gets an intriguing offer

Directors: Ed Bianchi
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She Spat At Me
star
7.52
1024 votes

#25 - She Spat At Me

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/4/2007

Patty tries to find out what Gregory knows about the case. Arthur Frobisher tries a new strategy to save his family and his money. David and Ellen have strains on their relationship as Lila tries to reenter David's life.

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