Damages (2007–2012)
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We Are Not Animals 

As Fiske works to keep Gregory Malina from being deposed, Patty sows seeds of doubt between Tom and Ellen while working to get her son to come home from a reform academy.


Daniel Attias (as Dan Attias)


Todd A. Kessler (creator), Glenn Kessler (creator) | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Close ... Patty Hewes
Rose Byrne ... Ellen Parsons
Zeljko Ivanek ... Ray Fiske
Noah Bean ... David Connor
Tate Donovan ... Tom Shayes
Ted Danson ... Arthur Frobisher (credit only)
Philip Bosco ... Hollis Nye
Michael Nouri ... Phil Grey
Peter Riegert ... The Executive
Peter Facinelli ... Gregory Malina
Casey Siemaszko ... Detective Dan Williams
Peter McRobbie ... Judge Sanford Toomey
Maya Days ... Detective Rosario Ortiz
Zachary Booth ... Michael Hewes
Greta Van Susteren ... Self


Relations between Ellen and Tom get frosty when Patty asks her if Tom offered her a job. Ellen says he didn't but then becomes paranoid at the thought that either Patty already knew or that Tom might tell her that he had. She and Tom agree to keep it a secret, but Ellen has her doubts. Ray Fiske is trying to keep Greg Malina from being deposed and launches an effort to quash Patty Hewes' subpoena. Patty continues to protect Greg but he decides to disappear. Patty is still dealing with her son's situation. She is surprised that he wants to remain at his special "school" and at the major changes in his personality. In the flash forward, Ellen reveals why she was staying at Patty Hewes' apartment when she was attacked, but the police doubt her story when they are unable to find the man she claims she killed in self-defense. Patty has disappeared and Ellen begs Tom to find her as she is convinced that all of these events are connected to the Frobisher case. The police formally charge ... Written by garykmcd

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[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 ...
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Performed by Chucho Merchan
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Another Curve Ball Breaking Over the Plate
4 April 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

There are so many bad people here. Ellen continues in prison. We are looking at several characters and what is going on with them. Gregory's life isn't worth a plug nickel. Ray has him holed up, but a hit has been put out on him. Patty's people need him to testify and have guarded. At the deposition he's not there (no spoilers). But there is a guy and he, you know! Patty has dealings with her son who has been put in a kind of "get straight" camp. Tom and Ellen are trying to feel each other out about trust. Of course, Ellen is in jail and is being visited by a couple lawyers, including the man who tried to hire her for his firm in the first place. Then Tom comes in. Patty's whereabouts is unknown.

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11 September 2007 (USA) See more »

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