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TV Tonight: "Damages"

TV Tonight: "Damages"

When I wrote about the series premiere of "Damages" last week, I said it would be tough to find the moral compass of Patty Hewes, the ruthless, shameless main character played compellingly by Glenn Close. Now, after viewing the second episode in the series, I'm not sure I could find the moral compass of any of the series regulars — and that's exactly what makes "Damages" so much fun to watch.

Like the premiere, the second episode, which airs tonight on FX, is fraught with a sense of impeding doom. Who knew a pigeon on a windowsill, or a birthday celebration, or a description of a meal at a restaurant could feel so downright creepy? This episode finds Ellen Parsons, the young associate played by Rose Byrne, ready to bring forward her boyfriend's sister as a witness in Hewes' case against Arthur Frobisher (Ted Danson). Hewes has already shown how far she'll go to win; in this episode, we see the true extent — or at least I hope it's the extent — of Frobisher's desire not to be exposed.

Even plucky, innocent Ellen starts to crack a little here; she's got to know she's making a deal with the devil, and yet she continues to accept what Hewes gives her. The second hour of "Damages" delivers fully on the promises of the first — and finishes with yet another terrifying cliffhanger that will bring me back next week for more.

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PrincessAmes PrincessAmes 10 years
My new fav show
jinxtee jinxtee 10 years
This show is absolutely gritty and I love it! Second episode keeps me wanting more and more. 1 hour is not long enough!
vanyvrgs vanyvrgs 10 years
Dang, FX is not coming in.... is there a GOD? This better fix itself immediately...
briggs313 briggs313 10 years
The pilot is available on itunes ... and i work in the FX office so watch it!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
Thanks for the reminder, Buzz. I watched last week and loved the show. How could I have forgotten that episode two was tonight?
Mel475 Mel475 10 years
It's definitely dark but so compelling. I am definitely hooked! Can't wait for the next episode!
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
Haven't seen it yet, but I plan to. Glenn is awesome.
vanyvrgs vanyvrgs 10 years
I did also catch it and LOVED it. Was completely floored with the ending. Cannot wait for tonite.
Laurg628 Laurg628 10 years
I liked it! It is a little dark but very good! I definitely thikn this show will be leaving us with a lot of cliffhangers!
Katiefrog Katiefrog 10 years
I thought it was really interesting, but the dog thing made me sad. My own puppy was right next to me! Definitely interesting though. I will be watching tonight for sure!!
Lorelei-Spirit Lorelei-Spirit 10 years
I have it in my DVR but haven't had a chance to watch it yet. I'll probably have to wait til the weekend. My mother-in-law saw it though and said she couldn't wait to see ep.2.
Food Food 10 years
I randomly ended up catching the first episode and was definitely compelled by it. can't wait to see episode two!
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