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Burn It, Shred It, I Don't Care. 

Patty decides to take the child mortality case which, unbeknown to her, has been planted by the FBI. She passes the case to Tom Shayes who may be prepared to engage in unethical conduct to ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean de Segonzac

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Todd A. Kessler (creator), Glenn Kessler (creator) | 4 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
Timothy Olyphant ... Wes Krulik
William Hurt ... Daniel Purcell
Brett Cullen ... Wayne Sutry
Paige Turco ... Christine Purcell
Tom Aldredge ... Uncle Pete
Zachary Booth ... Michael Hewes
Mario Van Peebles ... Agent Randall Harrison
Glenn Kessler ... Agent L.J. Werner
Tom Noonan ... Detective Victor Huntley
Sharon Washington ... Monique Bryant
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Patty decides to take the child mortality case which, unbeknown to her, has been planted by the FBI. She passes the case to Tom Shayes who may be prepared to engage in unethical conduct to get the plaintiff to sign up with them. When his daughter is arrested for cocaine possession, Sam Arsenault decides his chances at a political career have been ruined and asks Patty if he can still invest in the foundation. She manipulates him into upping his donation. Daniel Purcell reveals to Patty that data produced by his company for a client has been doctored and that it involves a highly toxic substance. When Purcell is attacked in his home and his wife killed, Patty decides to represent him. Purcell hasn't been entirely truthful about his relationships, however. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2009 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Daniel Purcell: Burn it. Shred it. I don't care.
[to Patty, regarding the box of information on Aracite in Patty's office]
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Just For a Thrill
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Composed by Lil Armstrong (as Lillian Hardin Armstrong) and Don Raye
Performed by Ray Charles
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Kill Him/Kill Her/Kill/Kill/Kill
6 April 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Daniel Purcell is another one of those guys who asks for help and then refuses to tell that person the details. He sends a package to Patty. Then he tries to enlist her help. It has to do with toxic substances, but he won't tell her the details. Next thing you know, his wife is strangled and he is a suspect. Ellen continues her charade, become Patty, and being willing to destroy anyone to get her boss. The problem is that there are more complex factors. She seems to have a lot of time to play the game set up by the FBI. Of course, we have the usual narrative hook at the end with two players who should be at odds, seemingly forming an alliance. I have to admit I'm getting tired of Ellen and her constipated look. She has started to hook up with the handsome guy who was in her support group. He appears to be deadly but not specifically to her.


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