Damages (2007–2012)
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Look What He Dug Up This Time 

As Daniel Purcell struggles to conceal his involvement in his wife's murder, Ellen and the F.B.I. set out to catch Patty bribing a judge.


Matthew Penn


Todd A. Kessler (creator), Glenn Kessler (creator) | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Close ... Patty Hewes
Rose Byrne ... Ellen Parsons
Tate Donovan ... Tom Shayes
Anastasia Griffith ... Katie Connor (credit only)
Marcia Gay Harden ... Claire Maddox (credit only)
William Hurt ... Daniel Purcell
Timothy Olyphant ... Wes Krulik
Michael Nouri ... Phil Grey
John Doman ... Walter Kendrick
Clarke Peters ... Dave Pell
Brett Cullen ... Wayne Sutry
Paige Turco ... Christine Purcell
Zachary Booth ... Michael Hewes
Glenn Kessler ... Agent L.J. Werner
David Costabile ... Bearded Man


As Daniel Purcell struggles to conceal his involvement in his wife's murder, Ellen and the F.B.I. set out to catch Patty bribing a judge.

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Erica Purcell: Look what he dug up this time.
[to Daniel Purcell, regarding the object their dog found]
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User Reviews

Brilliant Ep!
27 March 2009 | by kabosseSee all my reviews

This was one of "Damages"' finest. Extremely dense story-telling, clue-knitting and shock-providing. Initially, for regular followers of the show the flashbacks of (supposedly) known facts may have caused some impatience, were it not for the special twist that put this particular sub story - again! - into a completely new perspective.

We will not know how everything fits together before the final episode has run, and maybe even then season three will pick up threads and loose ends that we were not aware of at the end of season two.

What "Damages" told me so far: I simply LOVE to be lied to when it's done in this highly sophisticated and crafty manner! More praise than ever to the whole cast and especially to the incredible Glenn Close who excels in every scene she is in. And this time she must have had a blast with the range of emotions she was allowed to explore. A feast for everyone involved, including the viewer.

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25 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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