Monday, January 12, 2009

FX' Damages Season 2 Episode 1: "I Lied Too"

Fictional litigator Patty Hewes, of Hewes & Associates is back. In Damages' second season opener, the high powered lawyer, [sanguineously duplicitous Glenn Close] is the "it" girl of NYC's social scene and talk show circuit. Having won a precedent setting hefty settlement for the plaintiffs in a class action suit against billionaire Arthur Frobisher for stock manipulation, she's better than golden---she's titanium.

At season 1's cliffhanger, Frobisher, played by Ted Danson [so villainous, yet so freakin' handsome] was shot and left for dead by an employee who decided to take the law into his own hands. Arthur is now at a private medical facility recovering from his wounds, alternately assessing his life and those he's wronged and hatching schemes to regain his cock of the walk status.

Last season, Ellen Parsons [my favorite Damages character] played by Rose Byrne, realized too late that being Hewes' protege comes at an extremely heavy price. Frobisher's henchmen murdered her hottie doc/fiance, Ellen was framed for deed,
and Patty tried to have her killed. In season 2, Ellen is in group therapy for post traumatic stress, and working with the FBI to give Patty some long overdue payback. Ellen is tougher and smarter than Patty had bargained on, and as my grandma would say 'is more than time enough for her'.

Supporting characters: Tom Aldredge as 'Uncle Pete', Patty's undercover right hand man, knows where the bodies, and the skeletons are. Mario Van Peebles' FBI agent Randall Harrison is nice eye candy. Tate Donovan's Tom Shayes is the perfect lap dog for Patty.

Looking forward to learning more about new character additions: William Hurt's Daniel Purcell and Marcia Gay Harden's Claire Maddox.

Damages airs Wednesdays on FX at 10:00pm
[please check your local listings]

sookie's Damages panorama

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