Damages

Season 1 Episode 1

Get Me a Lawyer

6
Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jul 24, 2007 on DirecTV
9.2
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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.moreless

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  • Always wanted to give this a shot because it's been available to stream on Netflix... and in usual FX style, the pilot had a great twist.

    9.0
    I'm pretty excited about the fact that I've avoided spoilers for this show. The pilot was great. The acting top notch. Glenn Close was amazing in The Shield and this character seems to be another step up in intensity.



    Early on I'm a little bit worried about the number of conversations that go to painful lengths to avoid revealing secrets, but given the season is only 13 episodes and I know they've continued to bring on new big names post Ted Danson, I'm hoping they'll be answers in time.



    It will be interesting to see if they can turn Rose Byrne's character into the aggressor over the season and not simply have her as the victim of every other character's ill intent. It would be fun to root for her to take everyone down.moreless
  • A new legal thriller that has all the potentials it needs to be one heck of a show..just as good as a pilot episode can get!

    9.0
    The show started with a young lady, walking around the city of New York covered in blood. We would then go back to six months before, displaying the same character, Ellen Parsons in a suit, who just got accepted to work in a law firm. She then decided to turn it down to work with a famous Patty Hewes. Patty Hewes, a cold, ruthless and ambitious lawyer had decided to take the case involving Arthur Frobisier, who was just proven not guilty not long ago. Ellen then learned the level of commitment required for this case was extremely high, complicated by the fact that her best friend was involved in this case.



    We would then learned some of the characters are not who they appear to be and the ending was quite good that we saw The six months later Ellen, being investigated, breaking up her silence ,"get me a lawyer"



    Overall, great cast and interesting plot combined with unexpected surprises. I think the next few episodes would be critical as it's interesting to see if they could live up to the expectations set up by an incredible pilot.moreless
  • Great legal drama exploring the darker side of litigation.

    10
    Wow, what a show, it is a about time that a legal show was written where both sides darks sides are explored. Too often in legal dramas there is always right and wrong and that is just not the way that litigation works. Good choices for the actors, a good departure for Ted Danson from his usual comic roles and it is always a pleasure to see Glenn Close in a strong role, a clever and well thought out show. I am looking forward to watching the whole series, hopefully it can maintain the standard and pace it has set so far.moreless
  • Proves "Damages" will be a promising series

    9.6
    Here in Australia, the Nine network first aired this episode and then announced that there would be FIVE encores of the episode. I jumped at the opportunity to watch it, watching the third encore on daytime television. After viewing this episode, I knew I was in for a treat with the rest of the series. Glenn Close and Rose Byrne are both absolutely sensational as two intriguing characters. I might have some added bias because Byrne is Australian, but I can see promise in the show already from the characters.



    The drama plays out, showing flashbacks and clips of the present time, already creating the atmosphere of mystery and scandal. The pilot episode has left me asking questions, wanting more, and I think it's exactly what the creators wanted me to feel.moreless
  • Impressive...

    9.5
    I was skeptical about this show. I know it has a great cast and all, but honestly.... there was just something about it that kept me away. Oh yea. The fact that its a law show.



    But god, its notthing like the other ones on TV. there are not even court room scenes! There are no episodic plots. This pilot was excellent. The idea of the two timelines thing is not neccesserely original, but it definitely feels like that, and it's executed very well. The characters are well defined, and even though some of them seem clichéd at first, by the end of the episode you'll realize they are not. The end of the episode... well that twist... is nice. It just really shocked me. Damages is worth watching.moreless
Greta Van Susteren

Greta Van Susteren

Herself

Guest Star

Mark A. Baker

Mark A. Baker

Former Employee

Guest Star

Natalie Venetia Belcon

Natalie Venetia Belcon

HR Rep

Guest Star

Michael Nouri

Michael Nouri

Phil Grey

Recurring Role

Todd A. Kessler

Todd A. Kessler

Doorman

Recurring Role

Joanna Rhinehart

Joanna Rhinehart

Susan Marsden

Recurring Role

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