Damages 1.03 And My Paralyzing Fear of Death (2007)
Patty receives a hand grenade in the post – not rigged to go enough, fortunately for her – which puts a dent in her office’s ability to provide justification to the judge for not dismissing the Frobisher case. Meanwhile, her problems with her son Michael have hit a new peak with him telling everyone about a dream involving his mortality. Five months later, Hollis Nye arrives to act as Ellen’s lawyer and expresses surprise that she didn’t ask Patty.
Glenn Close is having great fun with her 30-seconds-of-humanity followed by instant harsh coldness and the audience is enjoying the seemingly never-ending revelations that events that seem to have nothing to do with her are under her strict control. No clue as to where the story is heading as this week concentrates on a security scare and Patty’s problems with her son Michael who is challenging her authority as only teenagers can. The most obvious piece of half-information this week is that Patty was attacked after defeating a CEO in court ten years ago. Frobisher, perhaps? I don’t think so but I do think it will have some importance in view of the series’ title.
This Damages episode contains mild swear words, adult dialogue and references to pornography and inferred violence and a sex scene.
Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.