Damages (2007–2012)
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Get Me a Lawyer 

Hot-shot, high-stakes, New York City attorney Patty Hewes hires a new associate, the bright, ambitious, but somewhat naive Ellen Parsons, to help her as she tries to ruin billionaire Arthur... See full summary »


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Todd A. Kessler (creator), Glenn Kessler (creator) | 4 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Close ... Patty Hewes
Rose Byrne ... Ellen Parsons
Zeljko Ivanek ... Ray Fiske
Noah Bean ... David Connor
Tate Donovan ... Tom Shayes
Ted Danson ... Arthur Frobisher
Philip Bosco ... Hollis Nye
Michael Nouri ... Phil Grey
Anastasia Griffith ... Katie Connor
Tom Aldredge ... Uncle Pete
Donnie Keshawarz ... Andrew Vida
Marlyne Barrett ... Felicia Marquand (as Marlyne Afflack)
Maya Days ... Detective Rosario Ortiz
Casey Siemaszko ... Detective Dan Williams
Robin Thomas ... Martin Cutler


Hot-shot, high-stakes, New York City attorney Patty Hewes hires a new associate, the bright, ambitious, but somewhat naive Ellen Parsons, to help her as she tries to ruin billionaire Arthur Frobisher. Hewes represents a group of employees who are suing Frobisher in a class-action suit after he sold his company, leaving the employees financially devastated. Ellen is unaware that her best friend, Katie Connor, and the younger sister of her fiancé David, is working for Frobisher who is financing her new restaurant opening. Flashing forward eight weeks in the future: David Connor is found murdered, and Ellen, wandering the streets covered in blood, becomes the prime suspect. Written by Anonymous

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24 July 2007 (USA) See more »

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The envelope and liquor license that Katie places on the counter behind her, move back and forth down the counter between shots, changing position. See more »


[first lines]
Detective Dan Williams: Bloody, half naked, wandering the streets at 7:00 A.M.
Susan Marsden: Just your type. You get a name?
Beat Cop: She's not responsive. All we found on her was this.
Detective Dan Williams: [reading bloody business card] "Hollis M. Nye, attorney-at-law." The rest is a mess.
Beat Cop: I guess we know her lawyer.
Detective Dan Williams: Or her John.
Susan Marsden: Or both. You want to get her some clothes?
Susan Marsden: [thinking out loud] Who the hell are you, sweetheart?
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I Think I Smell A Rat
Performed by The White Stripes
Written by Jack White
Album: White Blood Cells
Courtesy V2 Records
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I'm Giving It a Shot
9 March 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This first episode sets everything in motion. A young woman who is in shock, leaves an apartment building. She is covered in blood and is eventually picked up by the police and brought in to be questioned. She is stunned and is saying nothing. We now go back six weeks to an enterprising but somewhat naive college graduate, who is deciding where to ply her trade. She ends up in the camp of the Glen Close character, Patty Hewes. She is confident, smart, and ruthless litigator. She strong arms one guy into settling for 150 million dollars. But now she has an incredibly height profile case. It's a sort of Bernie Madoff case (the man is played by Ted Danson) where her group of clients were taken to the cleaners when they fell for his promises. There are some heavyweight activities when hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake. This first episode implies that Close, herself, is up to no good as the show ends. I'm interested to see if she becomes a positive figure.

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