10 Best Episodes of Damages

Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes and her protégée, recent law school graduate Ellen Parsons. Each season features a major case that Hewes and her firm take on, while also examining a chapter of the complicated relationship between Ellen and Patty. The first two seasons center around the law firm Hewes & Associates. Later seasons center more on Patty and Ellen's relationship as Ellen begins to distance herself from Hewes & Associates and begins an independent career.

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Damages - S1E13

#1 - Because I Know Patty (Season 1 - Episode 13)

The first season ends with Ellen talking Patty into defending her in exchange for the Gregory Malina videotape.

The episode was rated 8.39 from 174 votes.

Damages - S1E12

#2 - There's No 'We' Anymore (Season 1 - Episode 12)


Patty finally posts bail for Ellen as Frobisher learns about a tape made by Gregory Malina that could ruin him.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 172 votes.

Damages - S2E13

#3 - Trust Me (Season 2 - Episode 13)

Patty goes to extremes to win her case against UNR, as Ellen's season long quest for revenge builds to an explosive conclusion.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 146 votes.

Damages - S1E11

#4 - I Hate These People (Season 1 - Episode 11)


Patty offers Ellen her job back, however, Ellen declines but volunteers to keep helping Patty with the Frobisher case. Lila is back, and bringing more havoc into David and Ellen's lives. Patty uses the newly acquired evidence to blackmail Ray, and offers him an ultimatum.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 180 votes.

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#5 - Failure is Lonely (Season 4 - Episode 10)

Ellen is furious with Patty for violating their agreement about the High Star case. And tempers come to a head between Erickson and Boorman—with Chris' life hanging in the balance.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 138 votes.

Damages - S5E10

#6 - But You Don't Do That Anymore (Season 5 - Episode 10)


Patty and Ellen face off against each other in court, and the shocking results alter their lives forever.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 142 votes.

Damages - S3E13

#7 - The Next One's Gonna Go In Your Throat (Season 3 - Episode 13)

Ellen and Tom take matters into their own hands in an attempt to win the Tobin case; Patty Hewes is haunted by the price of her success.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 135 votes.

Damages - S1E10

#8 - Sort of Like a Family (Season 1 - Episode 10)


Ellen tries to get herself back into the mix as Patty and Frobisher fight it out at the deposition.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 172 votes.

Damages - S1E8

#9 - Blame the Victim (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Ellen gets some bad news from her parents. Arthur Frobisher and his team do everything they can to keep things going their way while a witness remains missing.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 180 votes.

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#10 - You Were His Little Monkey (Season 3 - Episode 12)


Patty and Ellen set out to tear the Tobin family apart. When Tom Shayes' job and marriage unravel, he strikes up a deadly alliance.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 137 votes.

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    Damages - S1E1

    #11 - Get Me A Lawyer (Season 1 - Episode 1)

    Attorney Patty Hewes hires a new associate, Ellen Parsons, to help her as she tries to ruin Arthur Frobisher. Hewes represents a group of employees that are suing Frobisher after he sold his company, leaving the employees devastated. Ellen is unaware that her best friend, Katie Connor, is working for Frobisher.

    The episode was rated 7.90 from 312 votes.

    Damages - S5E9

    #12 - I Like Your Chair (Season 5 - Episode 9)


    McClaren's latest leak thrusts Ellen into the spotlight. Tensions between McClaren and Rutger Simon come to a head.

    The episode was rated 7.90 from 130 votes.

    Damages - S5E8

    #13 - I'm Afraid of What I'll Find (Season 5 - Episode 8)

    Ellen begins to uncover the truth about her attacker. Chris Sanchez approaches McClaren with information.

    The episode was rated 7.90 from 139 votes.

    Damages - S1E2

    #14 - Jesus, Mary And Joe Cocker (Season 1 - Episode 2)


    Ellen convinces Katie to testify against Arthur Frobisher, which has him considering drastic measures. Patty begins to question if Katie is giving honest and accurate testimony.

    The episode was rated 7.87 from 229 votes.

    Damages - S4E8

    #15 - The War Will Go On Forever (Season 4 - Episode 8)

    While reporter Dean Gullickson (Griffin Dunne) heads to Afghanistan, Erickson orders his staff there to deal with Sanchez once and for all. He also confronts Boorman. Meanwhile, the judge in the High Star case allows Ellen to depose Erickson. "Just remember that we're in the middle of a game," Patty tells her. "We don't have to win it now. We just want to keep playing."

    The episode was rated 7.87 from 137 votes.

    Damages - S5E2

    #16 - Have You Met the Eel Yet? (Season 5 - Episode 2)


    A hacker claims to have pertinent information about the leak at Princefield; Patty’s former colleague offers her services to Ellen.

    The episode was rated 7.87 from 149 votes.

    Damages - S1E9

    #17 - Do You Regret What We Did? (Season 1 - Episode 9)

    Patty Hewes and Arthur Frobisher continue to struggle for dominance as the deposition nears.

    The episode was rated 7.86 from 181 votes.

    Damages - S4E4

    #18 - Next One's On Me, Blondie (Season 4 - Episode 4)


    Ellen meets the son of Chris' Afghan contact; Erickson decides to torture Chris for information about the possibility of an intelligence breach; Patty discovers that High Star extracts terror suspects for the CIA.

    The episode was rated 7.85 from 136 votes.

    Damages - S5E1

    #19 - You Want to End This Once and For All? (Season 5 - Episode 1)

    A whistle-blower case puts Patty and Ellen against each other.

    The episode was rated 7.83 from 162 votes.

    Damages - S2E11

    #20 - London, Of Course (Season 2 - Episode 11)


    Claire risks everything to oust CEO Walter Kendrick; Ellen discovers a secret about Patty's personal life.

    The episode was rated 7.79 from 138 votes.


    Last updated: dec 06, 2022

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