Season 2 Episode 9

You Got Your Prom Date Pregnant

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Mar 04, 2009 on DirecTV
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Episode Summary

Patty blames the FBI for what happened to Uncle Pete and decides to wage war against them. When Tom is told that the firm is under investigation, he tries to find out more about the case through his contacts, only to discover that there may be a bigger conspiracy behind the FBI's interest in Patty and her firm.moreless

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  • The definition of a filler episode

    When you look back on this episode, what will you really be able to say happened besides a few interesting questions about the FBI's motives in investigating Patty Hewes? The episode wasn't boring, don't get me wrong.. I don't think Damages knows how to do boring.. however, it certainly didn't have anything to progress the story forward. They hinted at a lot of stuff, but there was just a lot of the same rehashing of old ideas.. the latitude/longitude coordinates that don't make much sense right now, Wes being sneaky and working with the cop with the glasses and beard (can't remember his name!), Patty being furious at everyone, Ellen still working with the FBI.. nothing happened!

    There was also an excess of political talk, something that doesn't necessarily bother me that much.. but there was just too much casual mentions of "capitalist markets" and "private sectors" and stock market stuff.. I'm sure it's compelling to some people, but it's just not my cup of tea.

    As I said, the FBI plot is the most interesting thing right now. With William Hurt completely missing for the last few weeks, it seems as if a dozen other plots are taking his place, which is a shame, because not all of them are interesting. I really hope this whole Cadillac/Finn Garrety thing has some payoff, because it's a lot of time they're spending on focusing on him punching coordinates into a truck.

    The show is still just as compelling as ever.. This episode just didn't carry the same punch as the last couple of weeks, with Uncle Pete's death and whatnot.moreless
  • Patty goes after the FBI with a vengeance, while Tom gets closer to UNR's dirty dealings. Phil gets an intriguing offer from his UNR friend and Creepy Cop asks Wes to finish his mission. If you need me I'll be singing 'Danny Boy' by the piano…moreless

    Plot Synopsis (S02E09) - As Patty goes on the offensive against the FBI, Ellen discovers troubling news about the investigation – there is no file on Patty or herself at the FBI. Even the fed guys didn't know there wasn't an official file being kept on Patty! Clearly a higher up is the one honing in on Patty, and she knows it! Which leads to her declaration of war against the entire FBI!

    Meanwhile, Patty's husband gets an intriguing offer from the UNR guy to get into politics (of course he' self-serving so he wants to be able to control whoever is in office – who better than naïve Phil).

    Wes and Ellen finally do the dirty…too bad Creepy Cop turns around tells Wes to end Ellen soon after! Poor Wes, what is a hired gun to do?

    More Thoughts on 'You got your prom date pregnant': - The future flash to Tom being ousted from the firm and trying to warn her was interesting, I wonder what got him to that point?

    - Katie's back, which only leads to boredom every time she's on my screen.

    - Shirtless Wes! - The UNR stuff is by far the weakest, especially with the finance guy…zzzz

    - Where is Marcia Gay Harden?

    - James Naughton is great! I wish the would keep around! I think he would've made a better Kendrick.

    Bottom Line: A very slow moving episode, especially after last week's brilliant episode, felt more like a setup.

    Next week: Cracks are showing, shocking turns and new directions!

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  • Another great episode.

    If there is a more consistent show on TV right now than Damages I have yet to watch it. Week after week the FX original series provides heart-pumping excitement and mystery. While the complex plotlines and characters are often difficult to follow you always get the notion that the writers know exactly what they are doing, which is not the case with Lost.

    This episode dug more into the personality of Wes Krulik as we know now he has some sort of debt that will be payed off by taking out Ellen, who he happened to have a furious make-out session with. Thank God this isn't Grey's Anatomy or we'd be hearing about it all week, but for Damages it's just another day at the office.

    I still think he is the one to die and not Patty, but we shall wait and see.moreless
James Naughton

James Naughton

Sam Arsenault

Guest Star

Hettienne Park

Hettienne Park

Female Associate

Guest Star

Kevin Corrigan

Kevin Corrigan

Finn Garrity

Guest Star

Mario Van Peebles

Mario Van Peebles

Agent Randall Harrison

Recurring Role

Michael Gaston

Michael Gaston

Roger Kastle

Recurring Role

Brett Cullen

Brett Cullen

Wayne Sutry

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The vehicle Finn Garrity uses to get the GPS numbers for the energy trade transactions is a Grey Cadillac Escalade Hybrid with plate number KNQ-8633.

    • Episode Title: As soon as Tom's sister Cynthia sees him, she says, "What's up? Last time I saw that face you were 18 and thought you got your prom date pregnant." Tom is asking for help from Cynthia regarding the FBI investigation of Hewes' law firm.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (on the death of Uncle Pete)
      Ellen: I don't know, but she blames you guys. This is like a call to war for her.
      Agent Werner: Meaning what?
      Ellen: Meaning you're not just targeting her now. She's targeting you.

    • Katie: You are a terrible pool player.
      Wes: Maybe that's just what I want you to think. The hustle began hours ago. You just didn't notice it.
      Katie: Is that so?
      Wes: First I invite myself to girls' night out. I throw a game or two, and before you know it, the gouging starts and you lose your shirts.
      Katie: I can't wait. (pockets a ball)
      Wes: Or maybe I am just a terrible pool player.

    • Agent Werner: We don't work for the FBI, Ellen.
      Ellen: Who do you work for?
      Agent Werner: The IPF.
      Ellen: The what?
      Agent Harrison: Inter-Planetary Federation. You never saw Men in Black?
      Ellen: Oh, you guys are jackasses.

    • Patty: I will give you protection, and I'll put in a good word with your family court judge.
      Lonnie Samble: And if I don't talk to you?
      Patty: Family courts don't take kindly to mothers who are prostitutes. It would be a shame if they found out.

    • Well Dressed Man: I'm going in for a simple hernia surgery next week.
      Roger Kastle: Oh, yeah, they're all simple until they're not.

    • Patty: Phil makes the mistake of believing that man is inherently good.
      Phil: No, I believe that man is inherently self-interested, and the only way to keep self-interest in check is through free market competition.

    • Patty: This investigation is corrupt, and when I prove it, your career will be over.
      Don McGraff: You don't want to threaten me.
      Patty: I don't make threats, Mr. McGraff. This is war.

  • NOTES (4)


    • Walter Kendrick: In this climate, we're likely to get some regulation crusader who thinks he's another goddamn Eliot Ness.

      Eliot Ness, leader of The Untouchables, is a legendary law enforcer most popular for going after infamous crime syndicate leader Al Capone in the 1930s.

    • Agent Harrison: Inter-Planetary Federation. You never saw Men in Black?

      Men in Black is the 1997 sci-fi comedy film starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as agents of a secret organization who deals with cases of an extra-terrestrial nature.