'Damages' - 'I Look Like Frankenstein' Recap
by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 16th 2010 1:15PM
(S03E08) "What is the point of doing anything unless you're doing good?' - Arthur Frobisher, on his Whirlwind Initiative to spread the word about wind power
So Arthur Frobisher is back, trying to rebuild his image with the wholesome message of wind power. He seems a little out of place to me, though. Like they stuck him in there just to bring him back, but he doesn't really fit into the big picture here. The scenes with him and Terry Brooks almost seemed like they were in the wrong season.
And Matthew McConaughey? That seemed like an odd placement in the show, for some reason. I guess I sort of think of 'Damages' as being in an alternative universe or something.
We learned yet more stuff about the dumpster, the flash-forward, and how everything fits in together: The fact that Tom and Ellen were going to start a law firm together, that the homeless guy is a friend of Tom's, that Tom and Ellen went there to see if he knew anything about Carol Tobin, that Lenny was the one knocking on the door in the flash-forward when Tom was talking on the phone, that Lenny brought Tom a bunch of money, and that Tom had invested a lot with Tobin. My first thought is that someone wanted that money, and that's how Tom ended up dead in the dumpster, but that's probably way too simplistic for this show.
My favorite scene of the night had to be when Ellen congratulated Patty on her upcoming grandma-dom. You knew that Ellen knew that Patty really didn't know anything about it, but was trying to make it seem like she did know.
I already feel bad for that poor kid; he or she doesn't know what he's getting into, not only with Patty's hot mess, but also the fact that Patty dug up some dirt on Jill being an unfit mother to her own two kids, and then lied to Michael that she hadn't talked to Patty, when in fact, she did. Think she'll take the deal Patty offered? And, really, Patty? A hundred thousand? Two hundred thousand? If Jill walks away for anything less than 5 million, I'll be disappointed.
I also loved that Michael's art show was called Michael Hewes: Emancipation.
That Lenny is some sad character. The moment between him and Marilyn Tobin was awkward, but I'm sure it comes from the fact that Lenny had no real relationship with his own family -- well, not his dad anyway -- and thus adopted the Tobin family as his own. But the moment between him and Marilyn almost seemed a little sexual.
I'm trying to sort out what happened with Lenny putting that bag of ... something ... into the dumpster on Thanksgiving night, and the homeless guy seeing it. It's not big enough to be a body. I guess it could be a head, though! I've heard that human heads weigh about eight pounds. Don't ask me how I know that.
Also that Joe Tobin gave Carol the vial, so ... it's looking like he's the one who killed Danielle, and Carol finished the task by throwing the vial in the water. Is that what you guys get out of that?
A few quotes:
"It must be nice to be out of that hotel." - Patty to Ellen, on her new place.
"If you've ever seen me on camera, I look like Frankenstein." - Frobisher to Brooks about doing the ad campaign.
"I feel it's our responsibility to our children ... I'm still a greedy monster to most people out there. My new image is going to take some getting used to ... It may take a while, but I will do what it takes to make this work." - Frobisher, on his new image.
"Well, that's not gonna happen, so why don't you just take a check and disappear from my son's life? Consider this the carrot. Believe me, you don't want the stick. - Patty to Jill, who said she just came there to make peace.
I look forward to your thoughts.