Damages Season 4 Episode 2 I’ve Done Way Too Much for This Girl – Ellen presents the High Star case to senior partners while Erickson (John Goodman) and Boorman (Dylan Baker) scheme to make it disappear. Meanwhile, Chris (Chris Messina) believes he’s being targeted and is growing increasingly paranoid.When Damages returns Wednesday (at 10 on DirecTV) for its fourth season, Patty Hewes will be alone and seeing a shrink, while Ellen Parsons takes aim at her first big case against a powerful private military contractor.Wait, what?Turns out three long years have passed and much has changed since that day on the dock in the third season finale when Ellen asked Patty: “Was it all worth it?” Series executive producers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler and Daniel Zelman say it’s a question that will continue to be answered by both women throughout the season. They talk to about the changes in Patty, why Ellen keeps coming back for more, the show’s move from FX to DirecTV and their early plans for Season 5.
Ellen (Rose Byrne) and Patty (Glenn Close) actually circle back to that question that went unanswered in the finale. Why was it important for Patty to bring that up three years after Ellen asked it?Glenn Kessler: The reality is the show was canceled, so we were willing to let that question hang at the end of the third season. We thought it was interesting for an audience to draw their own conclusions. But the center of the whole series has always been: What is the price of success? Patty keeps Ellen around because Ellen is a version of someone she might have been, a person who can navigate the professional world and potentially make it through whole, or not… Is it possible to achieve greatness and make it through intact? Our feeling is Patty has not been able to do that.Patty does begin this season in a different place: She’s all alone and raising a child. She’s not toothless, but somehow, there’s less bite. What has happened to her in the last three years? Damages Season 4 Episode 2 I’ve Done Way Too Much for This Girl.
Kessler: Since the passing of her partner Tom (Tate Donovan) at the end of the third season, years have passed. Patty is still at the height of her powers as an attorney but she is practicing law without people she feels close to. She’s estranged from everyone who is important to her. Her son says in the second season, “Everyone leaves you or they die,” and that has been the fate of many important people to her… Coming back for a fourth season, the price of success remains the central issue. For Patty to sit down with Ellen and feel like she wants to put a finer point on the answer to that question from the finale is really the point of this season for us. And Ellen actually says this year that she wants a case that will put her on the map. She wants to go out on her own. That’s what this season is about: Is Ellen built for that Damages Season 4 Episode 2 I’ve Done Way Too Much for This Girl.