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Damages: Season 5 (2012)

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Average Rating: 6.9/10
Reviews Counted: 10
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 0

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Season Info

In the fifth and final season, Patty (Glenn Close) and Ellen (Rose Byrne) are pitted against one another in two separate cases. The first involves a wrongful-death suit brought against Channing McClaren (Ryan Phillippe), the founder of a whistle-blowing Web site who's implicated in the death of a trader (Jenna Elfman) for an investment firm. In the other case, Ellen is called as a witness to testify against Patty in the custody battle with Patty's son, Michael (Zachary Booth).

Network: FX

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jul 11, 2012

You Want to End This Once and for All?

In the Season 5 premiere, a whistle-blower case pits Patty and Ellen against each other.

2
Air date: Jul 18, 2012

Have You Met the Eel Yet?

A hacker claims to have pertinent information about the leak at Princefield; Patty's former colleague offers her services to Ellen.

3
Air date: Jul 25, 2012

Failure Is Failure

Ellen detects inconsistencies in McClaren's story. Later, Ellen's mother requests her help.

4
Air date: Aug 1, 2012

I Love You, Mommy

Patty and Ellen seek the source of the Princefield leak, while Patty takes on Ellen through the press.

5
Air date: Aug 8, 2012

There's Something Wrong With Me

Someone from McClaren's past turns up and sheds light on his personal life; Patty has a confrontation with an adversary.

6
Air date: Aug 15, 2012

I Need to Win

Ellen is haunted by an incident that happened years earlier.

7
Air date: Aug 22, 2012

The Storm's Moving In

A blizzard strands Patty and Ellen; McClaren uncovers a major player in the trading scandal.

8
Air date: Aug 29, 2012

I'm Afraid of What I'll Find

Ellen comes closer to uncovering the truth about her attacker.

9
Air date: Sep 5, 2012

I Like Your Chair

McClaren's latest leak thrusts Ellen into the spotlight

10
Air date: Sep 12, 2012

But You Don't Do That Anymore

In the series finale, Patty and Ellen have a climactic showdown in court.

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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (0)

If you've stuck with the series this long, you'll be happy to hear it ends on a mostly satisfying note.

July 16, 2013 Full Review Source: Television Without Pity
Television Without Pity

The Patty Hewes story is almost over, and in Close's hands, it's still compulsively watchable.

July 11, 2012 Full Review Source: Newsday
Newsday

Damages proves once again why it is one of the smartest thrillers on TV.

July 11, 2012 Full Review Source: RedEye
RedEye

Damages endgame is on, and so far it's a doozy.

July 11, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide
TV Guide

This plotting may seem tangled on paper, but the show's time-skipping narrative is surprisingly easy to follow.

July 11, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

It spins a dark and compelling story that now has seemingly come down to a survival duel between two women lawyers.

July 11, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News

Judging from the first couple episodes, this final season may be the show's strongest since the first.

July 11, 2012 Full Review Source: Slate

There's a clear focus to these first two hours auguring what could be a truly whiz-bang finish.

July 11, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety

If Glenn Close does not get an Emmy nomination for the series finale of Damages, the folks at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences need to relinquish their clickers.

July 11, 2012 Full Review Source: Boston Herald
Boston Herald

Damages has never tried to be anything other than what it is, and while the quality of the show overall has been uneven since the first season, its basic architecture hasn't changed at all.

July 11, 2012 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

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