Damages: Season 2 (2009)

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Critic Consensus: Thrilling and captivating, Damages is the epitome of a well-made melodramatic crime thriller, with addictive storylines and an enthralling performance by Glenn Close.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 7, 2009
2
Air date: Jan 14, 2009
3
Air date: Jan 21, 2009
4
Air date: Jan 28, 2009
5
Air date: Feb 4, 2009
6
Air date: Feb 11, 2009
7
Air date: Feb 18, 2009
8
Air date: Feb 25, 2009
9
Air date: Mar 4, 2009
10
Air date: Mar 11, 2009
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Series 2 follows cutthroat legal do-gooder Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) as she goes after the murderous CEO of a rapacious energy company, while Patty's no-longer-naive associate Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) goes after her because she thinks Patty tried to have her killed. Guiding Ellen in this effort are two FBI agents (Mario Van Peebles, Glenn Kessler) out to entrap Patty in a bribery scheme. Two of the ways they try to get to her are through her second-in-command, Tom Shayes (Tate Donovan), and Uncle Pete (Tom Aldredge), her Mr. Fix-it (with no questions asked). Meanwhile, Ellen meets a sympathetic, if secretive man named Wes Krulik (Timothy Olyphant) at a grief-counseling session, and they're immediately attracted to each other. What Ellen doesn't know is Wes has ties to Rick Messer (David Costabile), the rogue cop Arthur Frobisher (Ted Danson) hired in series 1 to murder her fiancé. As for Frobisher, Patty's first-season target, he's now her uneasy ally in her effort to take down Walter Kendrick (John Doman), the CEO of Ultima National Resources. Kendrick is accused by scientist Daniel Purcell (William Hurt) of knowingly polluting land around a UNR facility in West Virginia. Purcell's wife is soon murdered and he's charged with the crime. As it happens, Purcell once had an affair with Patty but now he's secretly seeing Kendrick's lawyer, Claire Maddox (Marcia Gay Harden). Patty's husband, Phil (Michael Nouri), who's having an affair as well, gets mixed up in the UNR affair when he's offered the post of U.S. energy secretary. Working for Kendrick are math whiz Finn Garrity (Kevin Corrigan), a cocaine-snorting, price-rigging energy trader, and the Deacon (Darrell Hammond), whose dirty work is less cerebral.

Cast

Glenn Close
as Patty Hewes
Rose Byrne
as Ellen Parsons
Tate Donovan
as Tom Shayes
Ted Danson
as Arthur Frobisher
William Hurt
as Daniel Purcell
Michael Nouri
as Phil Grey
Marcia Gay Harden
as Claire Maddox
Philip Bosco
as Hollis Nye
Mario Van Peebles
as Agent Randall Harrison
Glenn Kessler
as Agent L.J. Werner
Brett Cullen
as Wayne Sutry
John Doman
as Walter Kendrick
Zachary Booth
as Michael Hewes
Tom Aldredge
as Uncle Pete
Paige Turco
as Christine Purcell
David Costabile
as Rick Messer
Tom Noonan
as Det. Vic Huntley
Noah Bean
as David Connor
Peter Facinelli
as Gregory Malina
Maya Days
as Rosario Ortiz
Carmen Goodine
as Lila DiMeo
Peter Riegert
as George Moore
Martin Short
as Leonard Winstone
Lily Tomlin
as Marilyn Tobin
Len Cariou
as Louis Tobin
Keith Carradine
as Julian Decker
Michael Laurence
as Homeless Man
Ben Shenkman
as Curtis Gates
John Goodman
as Howard T. Erickson
Chris Messina
as Chris Sanchez
Dylan Baker
as Jerry Boorman
Derek Webster
as Anthony Carter
Judd Hirsch
as Bill Herndon
Bailey Chase
as Sean Everett
Griffin Dunne
as Dean Gullickson
Aref Farraj III
as Young Middle Eastern Boy
Delaney Moro
as Erica Purcell
Matthew Davis
as Josh Reston
Kevin Corrigan
as Finn Garrity
Ami Brabson
as Grief Counselor
Lynn Cohen
as Stefania McKee
Mili Avital
as Anna Mercado
Kevin O'Rourke
as Special Agent in Charge Don Mcgraff
Wendy Moniz
as Jill Burnham
James Naughton
as Sam Arsenault
Mark La Mura
as Mitch McCullen
Sharon Washington
as Monique Bryant
Harris Yulin
as James Maddox
Michael Pemberton
as Intimidating Man
Elizabeth Hobgood
as Lonnie Samble
Kahan James
as Mikey O'Shea
Henry Strozier
as Judge R.D. Oliver
Jay O. Sanders
as Security Executive
David Shaw
as Richard LaMontagne
Eisa Davis
as Carla Stenson
Noel Joseph Allain
as Executive Assistant
Eric Saiet
as Technician
Eric Yellin
as Mailman
John Rothman
as Earl Jacoby
Debra Monk
as Ellen's Mother
Bill Dawes
as Kevin Walker
Jennifer Roszell
as Deb Shayes
Felix Solis
as Rudy Vasquez
Timothy Hampton
as Deputy Sheriff
Nina Hellman
as Liza Ewing
Todd A. Kessler
as Perry the Doorman
Casey Groves
as Young Uncle Pete
Tara Westwood
as Art Dealer
Brennan Brown
as Arthur Phillips
Brian O'Neill
as Lester Donohue
Ty Burrell
as Douglas Schiff
Marla Sucharetza
as Lacey Kendrick
Ethan Herschenfeld
as Eliot Tolken
Stephen Schnetzer
as ADA Carl Deevers
Sadie Entwistle
as Susan Aston
Alexandra Daddario
as Lily Arsenault
Katelyn Rapp
as Young Patty
Lawrence Jansen
as Timmy McAdams
Peter McRobbie
as Judge Sanford Toomey
Guiesseppe Jones
as Desk Sergeant
Natalie Knepp
as Tanya Greenblatt
Mark Waters
as Seth Gilliam
Dennis Ryan
as Businessman
Steve Belanger
as Businessman
David Little
as Judge Graham
Michael Gaston
as Roger Kastle
Robert Stoeckle
as Investment Banker
Debra Lass
as Secretary
Andre Blake
as Grieving Father
Jeff Binder
as Patrick
Emma Meyerson
as Allison Kendrick
Kate Jennings Grant
as Cynthia Shayes
Jarret Levine
as Rob Baker
Guisseppe Jones
as Uniformed Cop
Robert Salerno
as William Kendrick
Richard Topol
as Prosecutor
Paul Anthony Stewart
as Undercover Customer
Stephen Beach
as Security Guard
Billy Warlock
as Undercover Customer
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Critic Reviews for Damages Season 2

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (15)

As slick, exciting and accomplished as you might expect. It was also, with all its characters brimming with self-confidence and endowed with remarkably good looks, totally implausible in every scene. Not that that made it any less enjoyable.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Damages is a show that inevitably reveals itself to be less fulfilling than it seems at first glance.

Jan 7, 2009 | Full Review…

"Damages" is addictive, satisfying, and filled with empty calories.

Jan 7, 2009 | Full Review…

This is a show that crackles with urban decay.

Dec 3, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Close has some awesomely disturbing moments as she tangles with Patty's actions from last season, and Byrne... is always very watchable

Dec 3, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

It's a bad show; it's just not believable.

Jan 7, 2009 | Full Review…

Everything is explained, everything is straightforward, everything is entirely predictable... Unless Damages starts to throw some serious curveballs, I am going to need a large amount of probable cause to keep watching and not close the case.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Damages brings on ringer William Hurt to hulk around Season Two... Hurt, as always, is a delight, a bundle of quirks and bizarre line readings that makes him seem completely unpredictable

Dec 3, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The deliciously tangled story threads, the endless possibilities, the killer performances, the really great lighting, even the mysterious Uncle Pete are all mustered and seething once again.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…

t aims so much higher than nearly every other hour on the tube, presuming an audience intelligence that's at once precarious and inspiring.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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