As I brush away the cobwebs, I'll make a few more comments about 'Damages' the mystery-drama playing
this summer on FX. It's getting better folks! Glenn Close is doing a mawvOlous job (what do we expect) playing
a manipulative Manhattan litigator. She has her Cruella Deville attitude intact, but not so caricaturish as that, of course.
The protagonist is Ellen, newly hired by Pat, and very talented. But Pat Hewes has multiple reasons and schemes for her
choice of Ellen as we slowly discover. Eventually, the viewer learns that what they thought was current action actually took place several months ago, and that Ellen is presently being questioned for her fiancee's murder. I find that this technique has created, in me, a need to study each scene carefully for clues as to what events brought about the murder and who is really responsible for it. Ellen is vigorously denying responsibility and has now called on another lawyer to help her; however, the lawyer she calls is NOT her mentor, Pat Hewes. The mystery deepens. There are side conflicts and mysteries surrounding Ms. Hewes son as well, which have become intriguing as of the last episode.