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TV Tonight: Damages



When I started watching Damages on FX over the summer, I figured it would be a pretty straightforward legal thriller. To my surprise, the show actually has had so many twists, turns and timelines, it's practically on par with Lost. There have been far-past flashbacks and recent-past flashbacks as well as scenes from the present day, which find young lawyer Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) in jail accused of murdering her fiance.

In tonight's next-to-last episode, all the timelines collide — and, supposedly, what connects the ruthless Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) and her case against the powerful billionaire Arthur Frobisher (Ted Danson) to the murder of Ellen's fiance will be revealed. There's no word yet on whether the show will get a second season — and frankly, with the story lines we've seen so far, I don't see how it could — so I'm hopeful that this twisted mystery will be resolved over the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile, if you've fallen behind on Damages or gotten lost in the twists, it's not too late to catch up with the clips and episode descriptions on the show's official site.

If you're still watching, tell me: What's your theory about what happens?

Photo courtesy of FX

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