While looking to use Michael Hewes’ custody hearing to bring down Patty, Ellen is double crossed by a key witness in the McClaren trial. Meanwhile, Chris tries to protect the source that exposed the military’s redeployment of mentally ill soldiers.
As they prepare to face off in court, Ellen (Rose Byrne) seeks protection from the hit man she believes Patty (Glenn Close) sent to kill her. While Ellen is forced to intervene in the collapse of her parents’ troubled marriage, the case against Channing McClaren threatens to destroy both McClarenTruth and Princefield Investments.
As Patty (Glenn Close) threatens to expose the insider trading by Channing McClaren’s leading financier, Chris Sanchez (Chris Messina) uses McClarenTruth to release information charging the Army with redeploying mentally ill soldiers. Meanwhile, Ellen (Rose Byrne) gets closer to identifying the man she suspects Patty sent to kill her.
As Channing McClaren learns that a murdered computer hacker was paid for information about the late Naomi Walling, Patty (Glenn Close) and Ellen (Rose Byrne) take a tense trip to Maine to interview an expert witness whom they hope can shed some light on insider trading practices at Princefield Investments. Meanwhile, Chris Sanchez (Chris Messina) discovers that the Army is redeploying mentally unstable soldiers to Afghanistan.
A surprise witness threatens to call into question Channing McClaren’s account of the night Naomi Walling committed suicide. Meanwhile, Ellen’s (Rose Byrne) assistant approaches Patty (Glenn Close) with an unwelcome development in a case they argued years ago.
As she and Ellen (Rose Byrne) look to exploit the documents offered by a computer hacker, Patty (Glenn Close) secretly pressures a government investigator to provide confidential information to help her case. Meanwhile, Channing McClaren’s shadowy past returns to haunt him.
Ellen (Rose Byrne) and Patty (Glenn Close) face off in a bidding war after a mysterious computer hacker offers them information pertaining to the McClaren wrongful death lawsuit. Meanwhile, family drama dogs Ellen after her mother leaves her husband.
Patty (Glenn Close) looks to prove that Rachel Walling’s late mother committed suicide after meeting with cyber-hacker Channing McClaren. And as Ellen (Rose Byrne) struggles to defend the shadowy McClaren, she’s surprised to learn of her mother’s problems at home.
As they square off in a wrongful death lawsuit against cyber-hacker Channing McClaren, Ellen (Rose Byrne) worries that her mentor's close relationship with the judge will give Patty (Glenn Close) an unfair advantage. But while she tries to level the playing field even as she begins to doubt McClaren's honesty, Ellen is reminded of how manipulative Patty can be.
Already on opposite sides of Michael Hewes’s custody suit against his mother, Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) and Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) prepare to face off in court after a cyber-hacker’s revelations about insider trading expose damaging personal information that push an informant over the edge.
As Ellen (Rose Byrne) moves to settle her lawsuit against High Star in exchange for Chris Sanchez’s (Chris Messina) safe return, her plans are upended by Patty’s (Glenn Close) surprise legal action against Howard Erickson (John Goodman). And while Ellen wants to put the suit behind her, rogue CIA agent Jerry Boorman (Dylan Baker) redoubles his efforts to destroy Erickson as he fights to hang on to his Afghan son.
As Chris Sanchez’s life hangs in the balance, Jerry Boorman’s (Dylan Baker) offer to sell out Howard Erickson (John Goodman) in order to protect the Afghan boy he’s keeping in a CIA safe house leaves Ellen (Rose Byrne) and Patty (Glenn Close) facing an important decision about the future of their lawsuit against High Star.
As she sends a reporter to Afghanistan to find Chris, Ellen (Rose Byrne) teams up with Patty (Glenn Close) to depose Howard Erickson (John Goodman). Meanwhile, when his French girlfriend uncovers the truth about an intelligence asset he’s been hiding in New York, Jerry Boorman (Dylan Baker) takes drastic measures to protect himself and the CIA.
As Howard Erickson (John Goodman) looks to bury the truth about a botched mission in Afghanistan, Ellen (Rose Byrne) and Patty (Glenn Close) seek a source inside the CIA who could help in their lawsuit against him and his company. And as Patty uses her class action suit against a French pharmaceutical giant to get the information she and Ellen need, Erickson returns to Afghanistan to ensure that Chris Sanchez (Chris Messina) will never talk.
As she fights to see the imprisoned Nasim Marwat, Ellen (Rose Byrne) closes in on a CIA cover up of an illegal intelligence mission in Afghanistan that could bring down High Star Security CEO Howard Erickson (John Goodman). And as she and Patty (Glenn Close) look to exonerate Nasim, Ellen offers a reporter the story of a lifetime in exchange for his help locating the missing Chris Sanchez (Chris Messina).
As CIA operative Jerry Boorman looks to stop Ellen’s (Rose Byrne) depositions once and for all, High Star CEO Howard Erickson (John Goodman) turns to a Defense Department contact to stop the release of incriminating confidential files. Meanwhile, as she is working alongside Ellen, Patty (Glenn Close) worries about her granddaughter’s unexplained illness.
A rookie lawyer becomes the protege of a ruthless, high-powered attorney.
Upon graduating from law school, Ellen Parsons is ready to put her newfound expertise to work in New York City. She's invited to interview at Hewes & Associates, a high-profile firm led by Patty Hewes, a relentless litigator with a keen instinct for truth and justice and the lawyer of choice for clients who are up against powerful corporate titans.
After her unprecedented victory over billionaire Arthur Frobisher (Ted Danson), Patty Hewes has the legal world at her feet. Just as she's pondering her next move, Daniel Purcell (William Hurt), a man from Patty's mysterious past, storms back into her life, catapulting Patty into a new legal challenge. What starts as a domestic murder case, escalates into the highest reaches of government as Patty unearths a vast conspiracy.
Inspired by recent events in the world's economic collapse, Season 3 showcases DAMAGES signature legal-thriller storytelling as Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) takes on the Tobin family - a secretive clan determined to protect its interests at all costs. The Tobin family members have maintained their complete and total innocence. They claim not to have known anything about Louis Tobin's fraud. But Patty Hewes believes otherwise and will stop at nothing to prove it. Patty and her trusted lieutenant Tom Shayes (Tate Donovan) do battle against the Tobin family's trusted attorney Leonard Winstone (Martin Short), son Joe Tobin (Campbell Scott), and Louis Tobin's wife Marilyn (Lily Tomlin).
Patty Hewes is back in action, tackling the most challenging case of her illustrious career. Following up Patty's decisive victory over corrupt CEO Arthur Frobisher in Season 1 and her decimation of Ultima National Resources in Season 2, Patty Hewes has recently been appointed by the U.S. government to recover billions of dollars in stolen assets from the largest investment fraud in U.S. history, a fraud perpetrated by the esteemed financier Louis Tobin.
To win at all costs, sometimes you pay the ultimate price. In the final season of the award-winning legal thriller, powerhouse attorney Patty Hewes (three-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner Glenn Close) and her ex-protégée Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) face off in a fatal double showdown.
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