Damages

Season 1 Episode 8

Blame the Victim

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Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Sep 18, 2007 on DirecTV
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Ellen's parents come to her for legal advice. Frobisher seems to have gained an advantage a key witness against him remains missing. Tom and Ellen begin to pursue a new avenue towards proving Frobisher's guilt.

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    Joanne Camp

    Joanne Camp

    Judge

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    Lou Carbonneau

    Lou Carbonneau

    Manager

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    Gordon Clapp

    Gordon Clapp

    Gary Parsons

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    Philip Bosco

    Philip Bosco

    Hollis Nye

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    Carmen Goodine

    Carmen Goodine

    Lila DiMeo

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    Kevin Isola

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      • Episode Title: "Blame the victim" is Patty's advice to Ellen regarding the case of her father, who accidentally hit a woman with his car.

    • QUOTES (8)

      • (Choosing a cake for their wedding)
        Ellen: Whatever you like is great with me, just nothing too... lemony.
        David: Wait. No, no! I'm not deciding.
        Ellen: Why not?
        David: Because I'm the guy. I don't give a shit.
        Ellen: Okay, fine, fair enough.

      • (after a car wash customer complained about a scratched car door)
        Larry Popler: The brushes have to be replaced, Kevin. I've been telling you that.
        Kevin: It's not the brushes, Larry. Manny doesn't have these issues. Neither does Wanda.
        Larry Popler: Wanda wears jeans that let her patooty show, is why nobody complains about her.

      • Tom: (gesturing towards Ellen's assistant) You didn't fire him yet?
        Ellen: Why would I do that?
        Tom: Well, Patty wants you to.
        Ellen: She didn't say that.
        Tom: She said she didn't like him.
        Ellen: And that means...?
        Tom: Get rid of him.

      • (Ray finds Patty picking up her dog's poop)
        Ray: Well, isn't this a swell picture.
        Patty: What, Ray? Your little precious never takes a shit?

      • Larry Popler: Patty Hewes has ears, too. Maybe I'm talking to the wrong person.
        Arthur: Larry, you don't want to threaten me. Take the money.
        Larry Popler: I mopped your floors, you son of a bitch! 34 years I cleaned your shit.

      • (during a break in Gary Parsons' deposition)
        Gary Parsons: So I should just go in there and lie?
        Ellen: I'm saying that they will. They'll spin into gross negligence. This is the real world, Dad.
        Gary Parsons: I don't need you to teach me about the real world.

      • (Patty advises Ellen on her father's case)
        Patty: Better be careful. We plaintiff attorneys can be vicious. His best strategy is to blame the victim.
        Ellen: I know.
        Patty: At all costs it was her [the plaintiff's] fault, period.

      • Patty: You know, the truth is, Larry, I like you. But I think you're in over your head. And prison is the last place you belong. Arthur Frobisher is smart. I'm sure he's got a way to get you his blood money with no paper trail, so I'm really just here tonight to make you a promise.
        Larry Popler: Oh yeah? What's that?
        Patty: I'm gonna wait and watch. Until you buy a house, or Mildred buys a car, or Chloe here buys a toothbrush. You need to understand this, Larry. No Popler for the next hundred years will be able to spend a nickel of that money without being humiliated, disgraced, and locked up. (long pause) You all have a nice night.

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