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Relive the Authorized Thriller’s Most Stunning Moments

Simply attempt to a discover TV lawyer extra cutthroat than Patty Hewes, the Glenn Shut character who toggled between protagonist and antagonist on the critically acclaimed TV present Damages.

When Damages premiered on July 24, 2007—15 years in the past now!—we discovered simply how ruthless Patty could possibly be, as did her protégée, Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne).

However over the course of the authorized thriller’s 5 seasons—cut up between FX and the now-defunct Viewers Community—Ellen leveled the enjoying discipline and Patty began paying the worth for her many misdeeds.

And now, a decade and a half after the present’s debut, listed here are the Damages shockers we keep in mind most.

The Statue of Liberty kills David

OK, a Statue of Liberty bookend was the weapon {that a} hitman used on Ellen’s fiancé, David (Noah Bean), in a flash-forward in Damages’ collection premiere. And despite the fact that Ellen was lined in her love’s blood, she was in the end cleared of his homicide.

Patty has a canine killed

Whereas constructing a case in opposition to embezzler Arthur Frobisher (Ted Danson) in Season 1, Patty had her uncle and fixer Pete (Tom Aldredge) kill a key witness’s canine to make sure the lady’s cooperation, understanding she would suppose Frobisher was behind the heinous crime.

Fiske dies by suicide

Damages Ray Fiske Željko Ivanek

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After Patty blackmailed Ray Fiske (Željko Ivanek), Frobisher’s lawyer, he fatally shot himself in her workplace. And his suicide haunted Patty for years to come back.

Patty orders successful in opposition to Ellen

On the finish of Season 1, Ellen stayed at Patty’s place throughout a struggle with David, and it was there {that a} hitman tried to kill her. We might later discover out Patty ordered the hit in order that her secret would die with Ellen.

Ellen seems to shoot Patty

Damages Ellen Parsons Rose Byrne

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We spent a lot of Season 2’s flash-forwards watching Ellen confronting Patty at gunpoint in a lodge room, getting her to admit to ordering the hit on Ellen, after which Ellen pulling the set off. We additionally noticed a bloodied Patty stumbling out of an elevator. However Ellen really aimed her gunshot on the feds’ digicam in order that she and Patty might speak privately, and Patty was bloody as a result of she’d been stabbed by a possible witness.

Michael hits Patty with a automotive

Discuss household dysfunction! Patty’s relationship with son Michael (Zachary Sales space) hit a low level in Season 3 when she despatched his much-older girlfriend to jail for having intercourse with him earlier than he was 18—and Michael rammed a automotive into Patty’s automobile, practically killing her. (He later died by the hands of Ellen’s would-be murderer, who was protecting his tracks.)

Patty admits she brought on her personal child’s loss of life

Damages Patty Hewes Glenn Close

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On the finish of Season 3, we discovered {that a} younger, pregnant Patty went on an extended stroll, understanding full nicely that her physician had urged her to remain on bedrest. Her daughter was stillborn, which was Patty’s intention, since she needed to pursue her legislation profession unburdened by a toddler.

Tom dies in a rest room bowl

That Season 3 finale additionally solved the season-long thriller over the loss of life of Tom Shayes (Tate Donovan), Patty’s longtime righthand man. As Patty pursued a case in opposition to Ponzi schemer Louis Tobin (Len Cariou), his son Joe (Campbell Scott) drowned Tom in a rest room.



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