Sunday, September 23, 2007

MIA, DOA, A-OK on 'Damages'


By LillyKat
PTR Staff Writer


So, things just aren’t getting any better for Ellen, are they?

Or Patty.

No wonder they seem to be on a collision course.

Damages steered us toward that possibility (or perhaps we should say certainty) this week. To think we’ve got until mid-October or so before this genius of a show wraps up … I just don’t know if I can wait that long!

In any event, “past” and “present” are starting to merge into one.

This week, our present day flashforward finds Ellen being officially “booked” for killing fiancé doc David. The past day flashback finds her trying to save her father from legally screwing himself over after he’s involved in a car accident where he decides he has a moral obligation to look after the welfare of the victim. (Big no, no, dad. Listen to Ellen).

As for Patty, present day flashforward has her still MIA whilst past day flashback sees her with her hands full now that Gregory Malina has gone MIA (and is assumed to be DOA).

“Without Gregory Malina, we’re going to lose the case.”

This doesn’t sit too well with, among others, client rep Larry, who just so happens to be a mole for Arthur Frobisher. But given that Frobie’s not making good on his I’ll-pay-you-whatever-you-want-to-keep-quiet-while-you-feed-me-info-from-Patty’s-side … well, Larry’s having second thoughts.

Especially when he learns Gregory had disappeared. (And how genius was it that when Frobie goes to meet his secret mafia police in the middle of nowhere to get the scoop on what exactly happened to Malina – seeing as Frobie had no idea – we the audience get snippets of Malina’s last moments where it looks like … it could be … it may be … we think he …

Cut.

We’re left not knowing.

Kinda like Patty and Co.

Brilliant.

In any event, Larry decides to flip on Frobie and start spying for Patty. But in true Patty form, she’s already on to Larry’s two-timing, which simply has this new “arrangement” working better in her favor, not necessarily Larry’s:

“Arthur Frobisher is smart. I’m sure he has a way to get you your blood money with no paper trail …. You need to understand something, Larry. No [one in your family] for the next 100 years will be able to spend that money without being humiliated, disgraced and locked up.”

So at least Patty gets that back under her control for the time being.

Which is more than we can say for Ellen: dad learns the hard way that the lawyers for the car accident victim were out to get him for everything he’s got, and the system is out to get her for the murder of fiancé doc David.

Bail is $1.5 million.

Off to Riker’s Island.

Not good.

Anyone find Patty, yet?

Hurry up, October.

Heck, I’ll just settle for next Tuesday.

New episodes air Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on FX. You can also have fun visiting the Hewes and Associates Official Web Site.

1 comment:

suekola44 said...

I've been wondering when this show is going to wrap up. Thanks for that info. I'm also wondering just how much wrapping up they're actually going to do and how much they'll leave us hanging.