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  • 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, the nation's most revered and reviled high-stakes litigator, and her bright, ambitious protégé Ellen Parsons. Broadcast History:FX Networks: Seasons 1-3DirectTV: Seasons 4-5

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 10

    But You Don't Do That Anymore

    Aired 9/12/12

  • S 5 : Ep 9

    I Like Your Chair

    Aired 9/5/12

  • S 5 : Ep 8

    I'm Afraid of What I'll Find

    Aired 8/29/12

  • S 5 : Ep 7

    The Storm's Moving In

    Aired 8/22/12

  • S 5 : Ep 6

    I Need to Win

    Aired 8/15/12

  • Cast & Crew
  • Glenn Close

    Patty Hewes

  • Rose Byrne

    Ellen Parsons

  • Zeljko Ivanek

    Ray Fiske

  • Anastasia Griffith

    Katie Connor

  • Noah Bean

    David Connor

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  • Quotes (194)

    • Hollis Nye: (to Ellen) There won't be room for him [your boyfriend] and Patty. There won't be room for you and Patty. With Patty Hewes, there's only Patty.

    • (at Ellen's pre-interview for a job at Hewes and Associates) Tom: When it comes to reading people, Patty lives and dies by instinct. The woman has the sharpest bullshit meter I've ever seen. And you're at the most difficult step. It's do or die. If you're phony with her for one second, she'll skewer you. Ellen: Good. Phony's not my strong suit.

    • (at Ellen's sister's wedding reception) Ellen: Ms. Hewes. What are you doing here? Patty: I had to meet you. Ellen: Why? Patty: Because, kiddo, you're the first person stupid enough to turn me down.

    • Ellen: Ms. Hewes? Is there any way I could still interview? Patty: I think it would be a waste of time, Ellen. You're hired.

    • Patty: Kids are like clients. They want all of you, all the time.

    • Martin: If you were a man, I'd kick the living dogshit out of you. Patty: If you were a man I'd be worried.

    • Ray: (talking to Arthur Frobisher about Katie) The law is on our side. The evidence is on our side. On paper, this case is tighter than a bull's ass on fight night. But if Patty Hewes gets that girl in front of a jury... all bets are off.

    • Patty: How old were you? Katie: I'm sorry? Patty: I had just turned six. Katie: When what? Patty: When I realized I was a good liar. How old were you?

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    Notes (141)

    • This episode is listed as "Pilot" on the DVD.

    • Credited As: • Elliot Korte, Owen Frobisher - Elliot B. Korte • Joane Baptiste, Assistant Production Coordinator - Jo Ane Baptiste-Cummins • Cort Hessler, Stunt Coordinator - Cort Hessler III

    • The series theme song, "When I Am Through With You", is written by Jason Rabe & Ravi Subraminian and performed by The VLA.

    • Awards & Nominations: • Julie Tucker, Ross Meyerson, Avy Kaufman (W) - Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, Emmy Awards (2008) • Malcolm Jamieson (N) - Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial Television, American Cinema Editors Awards (2008) • Allen Coulter (N) - Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, Emmy Awards (2008) • Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, Daniel Zelman (N) - Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Emmy Awards (2008)

    • Original International Air Dates: - Denmark: April 2, 2008 on TV3 - Slovakia: July 5, 2009 on JOJ - Poland: September 13, 2009 on AXN - Czech Republic: October 6, 2009 on AXN

    • This episode was included on the Emmy Awards "For Your Consideration" DVD for this season.

    • Featured Music: • "When I Am Through With You" by The VLA • "Lovers Who Uncover" by The Little Ones • "Thunder in the Jungle" by Thunderball • "Feels Like Home" by Phontaine • "Movin' & Groovin'" by Danse X-Press • "Young Love" by Apple Trax • "Heart of Glass" by Blondie • "I Think I Smell A Rat" by The White Stripes • "Waltz OP70 #13 Double Violin" by Dubravaka Tomsic

    • Credited As: • Elliot Korte, Owen Frobisher - Elliot B. Korte • David 'Wex' Wechsler, First Assistant Director - David Wechsler • Michael F. O'Shea, Jr., "A" Camera Operator - Michael O'Shea, Jr. • Peter Hackman, Charge Scenic - Peter G. Hackman

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    Trivia (55)

    • Episode Title: "Get me a lawyer" is Ellen Parsons' reply when she is asked by police officers at the precinct to "better start talking."

    • When he visits Katie at her restaurant, Arthur Frobisher remembers the meal she prepared in a luncheon at Florida -- Kobe beef fingerling with a sprinkle of saffron. Saffron, incidentally, is the name of Katie's dog killed in the pilot episode.

    • Episode Title: "Jesus, Mary and Joe Cocker" is a line which Ray Fiske says when Katie storms into his office with the signed agreement.

    • When Patty confronted her son about the lies he told in school, Michael replied with, "What's your point?" It's the same answer Patty gave to Ellen when she called out Patty on lying about Ellen needing to meet clients while Katie was in their office (1.02: "Jesus, Mary and Joe Cocker").

    • Episode Title "And My Paralyzing Fear of Death" is spoken by Patty's son, Michael Hewes during a therapy session with his mom and stepdad about what he claims is his recurring dream.

    • The list of witnesses in the document Ray Fiske is reading includes: • Katherine Connor • Larry Popler • Karen Gonzalez • All members of the Administrative Committee of the Frobisher Enterprises Corporation Pension Plan

    • Episode Title: It's a line delivered by Patty Hewes. Ellen and Katie are working on Katie's testimony and eating Ding Dongs. Patty tries one and says, "it tastes like a ho-ho."

    • Episode Title: Tom's friend (played by Donal Logue) refers to Tom as "a regular Earl Anthony" to describe his increased manhood since he left Patty's practice and struck out on his own.

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    Allusions (18)

    • Katie: The raging olive oil debate between Giada De Laurentiis and the Barefoot Contessa. Giada De Laurentiis, an Italian American chef and author, is the host of Food Network shows such as Everyday Italian, Giada's Weekend Getaways, and Giada at Home. Barefoot Contessa is also a Food Network cooking program hosted by Ina Garten.

    • Episode Title: Jesus, Mary, and Joe Cocker For Roman Catholics, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph comprise the Holy Family. In slang language, "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph" is used to express shock. Joe Cocker is a rock artist most famous for his song, "Up Where We Belong".

    • David: I was thinking maybe the Cassavetes retrospective at Film Forum. John Cassavetes is an American actor and filmmaker known for directing and producing independent films, one of which (A Woman Under the Influence, 1974) earned him an Academy Award nomination (for Best Director) along with her actress wife Gena Rowlands, who played the title role in the film.

    • Katie: Or are you more of a tantric breathing kind of a guy, like Sting? Sting is a multiple Grammy award-winning rock musician who is popular for, other than composing and performing his hit songs, being a champion of tantric sex.

    • Woman at the Bar: (to Gregory) Anyone ever tell you you look like Tom Cruise? Peter Facinelli, the actor who plays Gregory Malina, is noted to have a striking resemblance to A-List Hollywood actor Tom Cruise, star of popular films such as Top Gun, Jerry Maguire, and Mission: Impossible among others.

    • Tom's Friend: Shayes, the world is your oyster, man. The line originates from Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor ("Why, then the world's mine oyster, Which I with sword will open.") and has come to mean that the world offers boundless fortune to anyone willing and brave enough to explore it.

    • Tom's Friend: Audentes fortuna iuvat. This line, translated to English as "fortune favors the bold", comes from Virgil's Latin poem, The Aeneid.

    • Episode Title: A Regular Earl Anthony Earl Anthony was a professional left-handed bowler who won 43 Professional Bowlers Association Tour titles.

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  • Fan Reviews (83)
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    By PipKnott, Jan 13, 2016

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