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New York Sucks 

Ellen's hopes of a resolution to her fiancé David's murder are dashed when the policeman Katie Connor recognized is found dead. She's also shocked to learn that Arthur Frobisher is their ... See full summary »


Matthew Penn


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
Tate Donovan ... Tom Shayes
Anastasia Griffith ... Katie Connor
Marcia Gay Harden ... Claire Maddox
Timothy Olyphant ... Wes Krulik
Ted Danson ... Arthur Frobisher
William Hurt ... Daniel Purcell (credit only)
John Doman ... Walter Kendrick
Clarke Peters ... Dave Pell
Kevin Corrigan ... Finn Garrity
Tom Aldredge ... Uncle Pete
Mario Van Peebles ... Agent Randall Harrison
Glenn Kessler ... Agent L.J. Werner
David Costabile ... Bearded Man


Ellen's hopes of a resolution to her fiancé David's murder are dashed when the policeman Katie Connor recognized is found dead. She's also shocked to learn that Arthur Frobisher is their new client in the shareholder lawsuit against UNR. Working late one night, she sees Uncle Pete coming out of her office. The FBI is also interested in his activities. Pete is Patty's real uncle and has a lengthy criminal record for petty offenses, though nothing since he started working for Patty 20 years ago. The FBI nab him in a sting operation and give him a choice: provide information they can use against Patty or go to jail leaving his dying wife to cope alone. Pete is genuinely torn at the prospect of betraying Patty and pretends to go along with FBI - but in fact has his own way of extricating himself from the situation he finds himself in. Written by garykmcd

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More Deception
8 April 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

People are revealing themselves. The FBI guys are falling over one another to screw things up. They are after Patty but why is it so important to them. Somebody is ticked. The handsome fellow that Ellen is so taken with is teaching her to use a gun. He is the partner of that scary murderer (third place in the Richard Dreyfuss look-alike contest). He's the guy who killed an associate in cold blood in the last episode. They have changed the focus to someone else. Ellen is starting to get confused. Katie is in play. The final scene with the Uncle is excellent. The question is whether he is an independent contractor or is betraying Patty. They toss those red herrings around like the guys at the Seattle fish market. Frobisher is now in the picture again. He has been threatened but seems to have found a new purpose.

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