Damages (2007–2012)
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The Dog Is Happier Without Her 

Having been told by his father that some money from investors has been hidden for the family's use, Joe Tobin struggles with whether he should tell Patty Hewes or conspire with his father. ... See full summary »


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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
Campbell Scott ... Joe Tobin
Martin Short ... Leonard Winstone
Len Cariou ... Louis Tobin
Michael Nouri ... Phil Grey
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Nick Salenger
Reiko Aylesworth ... Rachel Tobin
Mädchen Amick ... Danielle Marchetti
Souleymane Sy Savane ... Ibrahim Nwosu
Michael Gaston ... Roger Kastle
Tom Noonan ... Detective Victor Huntley
Michael Laurence ... Homeless Man
Jennifer Roszell ... Deb Shayes


Having been told by his father that some money from investors has been hidden for the family's use, Joe Tobin struggles with whether he should tell Patty Hewes or conspire with his father. Tom Shayes tracks the telephone number given them by Joe Tobin to a cellphone now in possession of a homeless man who found it in a dumpster. He also finds a pair of expensive boots belonging to Louis Tobin and a trail of expenses suggesting the man had a mistress with the initials DMM. He turns to Ellen for help in identifying the her. Shayes also receives some devastating news about his own investment portfolio. Meanwhile, Patty Hewes and Phil Grey's divorce is not going well; he has an interesting proposition for her however. In a flash forward to six months into the future, it is revealed that one of the principal characters has died. Written by garykmcd

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1 February 2010 (USA) See more »

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A Desperate Man
11 April 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Once again, there are multiple balls in the air. Things to wonder about. The Tobin clan (remember Bernie Madoff and his family) are at wits end. The old man is a piece of work. He is played by Len Cariou who now is the patriarch on "Blue Bloods." I remember going to see him on the stage at the Tyrone Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. He knows he is going to prison and has the assets to set some of his evil right, but it ain't gonna happen. His son is becoming desperate, seeing a life going forward where he will be despised forever. His wife is obviously leaving him and Patty and the rest of the world sees him as a pariah. We are let in early to the death of Tom Shayes and are going to be brought through the circumstances leading up to that death. It turns out he invested in the Ponzy scheme as did many of his family members. He enlists Ellen's assistance. What went wrong. Phil visits Patty and asks if they can try again. Meanwhile, the old guy's mistress is out there and she could cause trouble. The hook comes at the end when Joe goes to see the woman who shacked up with Dad. I'm only scratching the surface.

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