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'Damages' - 'I Look Like Frankenstein' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 16th 2010 1:15PM
Damages, Rose Byrne
(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.

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Patty Hewes is Going to be a Grandma on 'Damages' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 16th 2010 7:02AM
Damages, Glenn CloseWe pity the poor kid who gets the dice roll of being Patty Hewes' grandchild. Lord knows what sort of mind games she'll play with the wee tyke, or how much cash will be invested in his or her therapy bills.

The big question is will the child inherit some of Patty's awesome mind-game powers? Will he or she have Patty's talent to lie at will, or even better, tell when other people are lying? We see lots of spin-off possibilities for 'Damages' (Mon., 10PM ET on FX).

Watch the video after the jump.

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'Damages' - 'You Haven't Replaced Me' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 9th 2010 3:07AM
Damages, You Haven't Replaced Me(S03E07) "You're not a Tobin, Mr. Winstone. Keep acting like a Tobin, and I'll punish you like one." -- Patty to Lenny

Well, the plot on 'Damages' is certainly thickening, and I'd be disappointed if it did anything less. It's reminding me more and more of a John Grisham novel, especially after last night's episode.

We've got feuding families, people with lots of secrets, various attorneys and public officials, and now even a bank in the Caribbean. And yes, lots of mind games between Patty and Ellen.

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Glenn Close and Michael Douglas Dish on 'Fatal Attraction' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 4th 2010 5:12AM
Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Oprah WinfreyThere were some great movie moments on 'The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special' (Wed., 10PM ET on ABC), and one of them was when Glenn Close and Michael Douglas sat down to talk about filming 'Fatal Attraction.'

Close had a few things to say about the scene where her character Alex says, "I'm not gonna be ignored, Dan." It's one of the all-time great movie moments, where the entire film changes genres.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Glenn Close Discusses 'Fatal Attraction' on 'Oprah Oscar Special' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 3rd 2010 3:30PM
In an preview from tonight's 'Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special,' which aired on 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM ET on ABC), Glenn Close and Michael Douglas interview each other about their roles in 'Fatal Attraction.'

Close said that the script for the movie had a profound impact upon her. "I read it in one sitting, and, when I finished, my temperature had lowered. I mean, I felt cold coming out of it," she said.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'Damages' - 'It's Not My Birthday' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 23rd 2010 2:30PM
Damages: It's Not My Birthday
(S03E05) "It's not my birthday." - Patty to Alex

Hmmm ... such cryptic messages in this week's episode of 'Damages.' First the wacky dream. Dreaming about a horse in your home probably isn't so crazy, unless you're Patty Hewes and the dream includes bloody hands and feet.

Let's analyze: Patty harking back to a more innocent childhood perhaps? Nah, too straightforward. Maybe the horse signifies Danielle's child, and Ellen's message that "it's a big responsibility" and "are you sure you're ready for it" denotes Patty's willingness to take care of Danielle and her child. Well, just the child now. The "blood on her hands" isn't so hard to figure out, but her feet? It must suck to be Patty with all that running around in her head.

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'Damages': Patty Hewes Wants a Pony (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 23rd 2010 3:06AM
Damages, Patty Hewes, HorseHmmm ... what's it all mean? On 'Damages' (Mon., 9PM ET on FX), Patty Hewes dreamed that she got a horse for her birthday. Only there sat Ellen with her cryptic messages about the horse being a big responsibility, and "are you sure it's what you really want?"

Ok, we'll go with the horse dream. Not that unusual, right? Unless you're Patty Hewes and look down to see that your feet are all bloody. Karma's a bitch, Patty, even in your dreams.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'Damages' - 'Don't Throw That at the Chicken' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 16th 2010 1:45PM
Damages: Don't Throw That at the Chicken(S03E04) There was family dysfunction all around in this episode of 'Damages.' We had Patty dealing with her son, Ellen dealing with her sister (and jerk of a dad), Tom dealing with his in-laws (who seem like very sweet people), and the ongoing strife within the Tobin family.

And swirling around it all was Patty Hewes, who always knows more than she lets on -- but maybe not enough, as evidenced by her phone call to ... someone in that least scene.

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Review: 'Damages' - 'Flight's at 11:08'

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Feb 9th 2010 11:25AM
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes on FX's 'Damages.'
(S03E03) "Tonight's been educational." - Patty

Educational it was, both for Patty Hewes and viewers alike, as last night's 'Damages' proved that it can tell one helluva narrative without any of those pesky "six months from now" flashes. 'Flight's at 11:08' isn't the first episode to put the back and forth, past/present/future jumps on the back-burner, but it is the earliest it's happened in a season. Normally, those narrative devices don't fade away until the climactic moment later in the season when everything collides. What we got instead was a bit of different angle for 'Damages' as last night's episode was driven by the characters and not the over-arching plot.

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Review: 'Damages' - 'The Dog is Happier Without Her'

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Feb 1st 2010 11:00PM
Michael Nouri as Phil Grey on FX's 'Damages.'
(S03E02) "Yeah, sure. That's Tommy. He's a good egg. I helped him, he helped me." - The Homeless Man

The questions kept flying tonight on 'Damages' as details from last week's stunning revelation continued to unfold -- in six months time, Tom Shayes is a dead man and now we have a better idea as to why. The only problem with that? There are still eleven episodes left, and assuming this season plays out like the first two, we're gonna have to wait until the last possible second for answers. Fortunately for us, there's plenty of other plots playing out as well.

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Patty Narrowly Avoids Murder Attempt on 'Damages' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 26th 2010 12:30PM

Patty is the victim of a horrific car crash and the driver of the other vehicle flees the scene, leading her to believe that someone is trying to kill her on the season 3 premiere of 'Damages.'

A police investigation into the accident reveals the car is registered to Tom, who Patty recently made a partner in her firm.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'Damages' Season 3 Episode 1 'Your Secrets Are Safe' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jan 26th 2010 3:35AM
Damages Season 3 Premiere, Lily TomlinWhat happened on this week's 'Damages' season 3 episode 1, 'Your Secrets Are Safe' -- in 100 words or less.

Another complex season of 'Damages' is off and running! This time the flash-forward six months involves Patty Hewes, being questioned by the cops after a vehicle collision. Now we get to wonder all season the answers to several questions.

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Review: Damages - Your Secrets Are Safe (season premiere)

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Jan 26th 2010 12:55AM
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes on Damages
(S03E01) "Do you think this could have been done to you on purpose?" - Det. Vic Huntley

Patty Hewes for the people? No way. In tonight's season three premiere of Damages, Patty (Glenn Close) may have been appointed by the government to recover billions of stolen assets from scheming financier Louis Tobin (Len Cariou), but let's be honest here -- this is Patty Hewes.

When her name is on the line, you better believe that's all that matters. She's set on finding all that money, but it's to make her look good and has nothing to do with the welfare of Tobin's thousands of victims. With a stellar record as of late (Frobisher and UNR), losing this battle would be a huge blow to Patty's public image. So, knowing all that, what do you think about Det. Huntley's question now? Could someone have tried to kill Patty on purpose?

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'Damages' Season 3 Preview: Ripped From the Madoff Headlines

by Bryan Reesman, posted Jan 25th 2010 11:30AM
If you thought the first two seasons of 'Damages' were intense, things get amped up in the season 3 opener.

We won't spoil the shocking surprises, but there's plenty of new cast firepower as well, including Martin Short playing a tough-as-nails lawyer to a Madoff-like family called the Tobins, who are struggling with the fallout of their patriarch's fraudulent activities. Naturally that means plenty of potential sparring time with Patty Hewes (Glenn Close), especially with billions of dollars at stake in the season-long tale. Things will get ugly, which will be fun for the cast and creators.

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'Damages' Season 3 Preview and Predictions

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jan 24th 2010 4:15PM
Damages Season 3 PremiereSeason three of the hit FX show 'Damages' premieres Monday, Jan. 25, at 10 PM ET. The legal thriller has a history of making us think things are going one way, and then spinning the story in a completely different direction.

The season two finale is a good example of that. All season long, we'd been teased about a showdown between Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) and Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne). But did it turn out the way you thought it would?

If you haven't watched season two yet, read no further. Spoilers after the jump.

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