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A law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful high-stakes litigator.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 75 nominations. See more awards »

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 Patty Hewes (59 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Ellen Parsons (59 episodes, 2007-2012)
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 Tom Shayes (39 episodes, 2007-2010)
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 Michael Hewes (30 episodes, 2007-2012)
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While still pursuing big litigation cases, high-powered attorney Patty Hewes has been caring for her granddaughter and experiencing a second chance at raising a child. However, that may end when Patty's son, Michael, sues for custody of the little girl. When Patty's protege, Ellen Parsons, agrees to testify as a character witness for Michael at the custody trial, Patty scrambles to prevent her from taking the stand, fearing that Ellen will reveal Patty's secrets. To prevent the testimony, Patty refers Channing McClaren, a famous computer hacker, to Ellen, knowing that she will not be able to resist taking on such a high-profile client having just launched her own firm. When Patty files a lawsuit against McClaren -- whom Ellen has agreed to represent -- the judge in the custody case rules that Ellen cannot take the stand until the McClaren case is resolved. Written by Jwelch5742

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Justice is served, out of court. See more »


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24 July 2007 (USA)  »

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Glenn Close TV Project  »

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Initially in the second season, the producers wanted to cast one actor to create a love triangle involving Patty and Ellen. They ultimately went with two separate actors; Timothy Olyphant and William Hurt. See more »

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Referenced in Séries express: Episode #2.18 (2009) See more »

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When I Am Through With You
Written by Jason Rabe & Ravi Subraminian
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Best TV series I've seen in years
29 October 2007 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Suspense from the first minute of the pilot to the last minute of episode 13. Don't trust anybody and nothing is what it seems. Very tricky story about law, murder and money and an excellent casting. It's not like other TV shows, one story per episode, its more like a mini series in thirteen parts, don't miss a single one.

Excellent acting by Glenn Close, Rose Byrne and Tate Donovan. I wonder if there will be a season 2 because I don't know how they can keep up with this one. But still there are some questions to be answered.

So if you missed Damages watch out for the rerun, it's worth every minute. And I'd like to mention that when I'm watching TV I don't try to find holes in the plot or to look out for goofs so it could be that I've got carried away a little bit.


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