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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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 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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24 July 2007 (USA)  »

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Glenn Close's signature sunglasses that her character Patty Hewes wears are from Oliver Peoples. She wears the O'Malley round sunglasses with clear frames and green, as well as black, tinted lenses. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Sigourney Weaver/The Ting Tings (2010) See more »

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When I Am Through With You
Written by Jason Rabe & Ravi Subraminian
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This is triple AAA television!
18 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

Wow, this series deserves an 11 because 10 just does not give it justice. I put this series on the same pedestal as Sopranos and Deadwood. Fabulous, intriguing, more addictive than crack cocaine (and better for you). I just cannot praise this series enough. The acting was just superb. What i find amazing is how the performances in this series and for instance Deadwood were so much better than any acting performance in any movie for the last decade. They should be giving Oscars to these series because they are far higher quality than Hollywood films.

Glenn Close is utterly brilliant, and so is everyone else really. Each and every character is so well casted it is hard to find anything to criticise. I suppose some might say its a little gory but I don't think so.

Actually the only complaint i have is at the BBC who aired the series in the UK. They put it on at the most stupid time at night when it was clearly the best piece of television they have on the BBC. This series left everything else behind it in a cloud of dust.

Watch it and watch it again. TV this good is very rare.


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