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Ellen Parsons (Character)
from "Damages" (2007)

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"Damages: Get Me a Lawyer (#1.1)" (2007)
[last lines]
Susan Marsden: Ellen. You'd better start talking.
Ellen Parsons: Get me a lawyer.

Patty Hewes: Do you see a husband in your future?
Ellen Parsons: Yeah, I guess. I hope so.
Patty Hewes: You know what they say. "Hope is the thing with feathers."
Ellen Parsons: Emily Dickinson. That bitch will say anything.

Ellen Parsons: I know how hard you worked to get your shot with me, but you turned it down to be with your family. That's an interesting choice.
[walks away]
Patty Hewes: Ms. Hewes? Is there any way I could still interview?
Ellen Parsons: I think it would be a waste of time, Ellen. You're hired.

Felicia Marquand: From 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Frobisher's at the spa getting a full body treatment.
Ellen Parsons: For three hours? What was he getting waxed?

Patty Hewes: Kids are like clients. They want all of you, all the time. I mean don't get me wrong, I love my son.
Ellen Parsons: Well, that's the main thing.
Patty Hewes: No. Love's nothing, love's easy. They come out of you, you love them. What you do after that is the hard part.

"Damages: We Are Not Animals (#1.7)" (2007)
[first lines]
Ellen Parsons: Someone's covering it up.
Hollis Nye: Who? The police searched Patty's apartment, and there was no one there and no signs of a struggle.
Ellen Parsons: But I'm telling you the truth.
Hollis Nye: Okay, then let's start with what you know.
Ellen Parsons: David and I had a...
Hollis Nye: Ellen, talk to me. Take your time.
Ellen Parsons: David and I had a fight. So I stayed at Patty's apartment. That's when the man attacked me. She told me she was going away for the weekend.
[fighting off a man with a kitchen knife]
Ellen Parsons: I'd never seen him before. I don't know who he was. I couldn't trust anyone. I didn't know what I was doing. I knew. I knew I had to find David.

Ellen Parsons: If you want to help me, you've got to find Patty Hewes.

[last lines]
Tom Shayes: [on his cellphone] I just saw Ellen. You better not come back here, Patty.
Ellen Parsons: [on the prison telephone] Mr. Nye, Tom just left. He's full of shit. Stay on him. He'll lead you to Patty.

"Damages: Sort of Like a Family (#1.10)" (2007)
[first lines]
Ellen Parsons: [grinding and moaning on top of him] David!
Patty Hewes: [is suddenly on top instead] David! What's the matter, David?
David Connor: Where's Ellen?
Patty Hewes: I'm right here.
[slowly starting in again]
David Connor: [whistling tea pot wakes him out of his sleep]

[last lines]
Tom Shayes: Patty is a lot of things, but she's not a murderer.
Ellen Parsons: I know things, Tom. Things that could destroy her.
Tom Shayes: You think Patty tried to kill you to protect herself?
Ellen Parsons: Well, the only way that I'm going to find out is if I talk to her. Face-to-face. So call her. Tell her I know she wants me dead.

"Damages: Jesus, Mary and Joe Cocker (#1.2)" (2007)
Ellen Parsons: What happened with Katie? I spoke to her, Ms. Hewes. I don't believe she's lying.
Patty Hewes: Really? Why is that?
Ellen Parsons: Because she has no reason to.
Patty Hewes: Don't be stupid, Ellen. Everyone's hiding something.
Ellen Parsons: Really? So what are you hiding?

Hollis Nye: My advice to you, Ellen, is stop trying to figure Patty out. You'll never change her, but she'll change you.
Ellen Parsons: How?
Hollis Nye: By giving you access to how she thinks. You signed up for this, now keep your head down and do the work. That's why you're there, isn't it?
Ellen Parsons: Yes.
Hollis Nye: Then don't be shortsighted. Start using her. Learn everything you can, then get the hell out before it's too late.
Ellen Parsons: How exactly will I know when that is?
Hollis Nye: That's for another walk.

"Damages: And My Paralyzing Fear of Death (#1.3)" (2007)
Ellen Parsons: Who would want to do this to you?
Patty Hewes: How much time do you have?

[last lines]
Ellen Parsons: I didn't kill David. Someone tried to kill me.

"Damages: Blame the Victim (#1.8)" (2007)
[first lines]
Ellen Parsons: [answering the door] You still didn't make new keys.
David Connor: Oh, there's no time. Your sister was going to bring over the extra set, but she didn't.
Ellen Parsons: I'm sorry, babe.
David Connor: [noticing dining room] Whoa, what is this?
Ellen Parsons: The cake lady sent them over for the wedding.
David Connor: We have to choose?
Ellen Parsons: Mm hmm. But I gotta go, so whatever you like is great with me, just nothing too lemony.
David Connor: Wait. No, no! I'm not deciding.
Ellen Parsons: Why not?
David Connor: Because I'm the guy. I don't give a shit.
Ellen Parsons: Okay, fine, fair enough.
Ellen Parsons: Oh, this one. It's great!

"Damages: She Spat at Me (#1.6)" (2007)
[first lines]
Ellen Parsons: Did you identify the body?
Detective Dan Williams: There was no body.
Detective Rosario Ortiz: That's right.
Ellen Parsons: Well, that's impossible.
Ellen Parsons: [cut to conversation with Hollis] There are things that I, I can't talk about.
Hollis Nye: Why not?
Ellen Parsons: It's about the case.
Hollis Nye: The Frobisher case?

"Damages: Tastes Like a Ho-Ho (#1.4)" (2007)
Patty Hewes: Mmm, what is this called?
Ellen Parsons: A ding-dong.
Patty Hewes: A what?
Ellen Parsons: A ding-dong.
Patty Hewes: Its delicious, it tastes like a Ho-ho.

"Damages: I Lied, Too. (#2.1)" (2009)
Ellen Parsons: I lied, too.
[to unknown off-screen character, as 'Just For A Thrill' plays in the final scene]

"Damages: I Hate These People (#1.11)" (2007)
Ellen Parsons: I'm so sick of your bullshit.

"Damages: A Regular Earl Anthony (#1.5)" (2007)
[first lines]
Hollis Nye: Ellen, please. Help me to help you. I mean, tell me what happened. You can do that, can't you?
Ellen Parsons: Someone tried to kill me.
Hollis Nye: Who?
Title Card: 4 months earlier

"Damages: Do You Regret What We Did? (#1.9)" (2007)
[first lines]
Ellen Parsons: Please don't do this.
David Connor: I don't want this life.
Ellen Parsons: David...
David Connor: We're done.
Patty Hewes: [cut to Hewes office] He called off the engagement?
Ellen Parsons: Maybe we went too far. Do you regret what we did?

"Damages: They Had to Tweeze That Out of My Kidney (#2.8)" (2009)
Ellen Parsons: David sent me a wedding gift, it was sent to our old apartment.
Counselor: What was the gift?
Ellen Parsons: I don't know, I haven't opened it. I can't.
Counselor: Why not?
Ellen Parsons: Maybe I'm... protecting myself.
Counselor: How so?
Ellen Parsons: I don't want to be reminded of the past. I'm trying to move on.
Wes Krulik: I don't think so.
Counselor: Wes...
Ellen Parsons: No, It's okay. What were you going to say?
Wes Krulik: That gift, whatever it is. It's your last piece of David, once you open it it's over. You won't have anything left. But if you don't you always have one more moment with him to look forward to. Isn't that the opposite of moving on?