Damages: Season 4 (2011)



Critic Consensus: Damages deftly negotiates its transition onto a new platform with a more compact season that further escalates the series' already considerable drama, this time aided by a boisterous John Goodman.


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Air date: Jul 13, 2011
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"Damages" moved from FX to DirecTV for its fourth season, in which Ellen (Rose Byrne), now working at her mentor's firm, recruits Patty (Glenn Close) to help her investigate High Star, a private security firm working for the U.S. military in Afghanistan and headed up by the formidable Howard T. Erickson (John Goodman). While building their case, they tangle with a ruthless mercenary (Dylan Baker), who's determined to keep the pair away from a blood trail that could lead right back to Erickson.


Glenn Close
as Patty Hewes
Rose Byrne
as Ellen Parsons
John Goodman
as Howard T. Erickson
Chris Messina
as Chris Sanchez
Dylan Baker
as Jerry Boorman
Derek Webster
as Anthony Carter
Tom Noonan
as Det. Vic Huntley
Bailey Chase
as Sean Everett
Zachary Booth
as Michael Hewes
Judd Hirsch
as Bill Herndon
David Pittu
as Jack Shaw
Michael Nouri
as Phil Grey
Kiley Liddell
as Catherine Hewes
Aref Farraj III
as Middle Eastern Boy
Li Jun Li
as Maggie Huan
Griffin Dunne
as Dean Gullickson
Seth Barrish
as Robert Owen
Scott Johnsen
as High Star Contractor
Meredith Salenger
as Jessica Lowry
Jack Gwaltney
as Thomas Lowry
Bruce Altman
as Jim Girotto
Rochelle Bostrom
as Attractive Woman
Stephen McGahan
as Erickson Son (Age 6)
Julie Ann Emery
as Tara Conway
Drew Beasley
as Erickson Son (Age 9)
Adriane Lenox
as Angel Auroro
Ato Essandoh
as Bomb Tech
Brandon Thane Wilson
as Erickson Son (Age 16)
Jesse Dean Montana
as Erickson Son (Age 13)
Julie White
as Rep. Chase
Ted Neustadt
as Judge Pawlowski
Benton Greene
as Trainee No. 2
Michael Chernus
as Bar Owner(Kevin)
Michael Crane
as Alain Coupet
John Cullum
as Ed O'Malley
Jordan Lage
as Trent Prowse
Frank Pando
as John Rosetti
Leif Riddell
as Jay Rayburn
Debra Monk
as Denise Parsons
Laila Robins
as Catherine's Doctor
Mark Tallman
as Robert Franks
Eli Danker
as Zafar Marwat
Robert Stanton
as Pastor Yates
Sarah Wilson
as Holly Mancini
Jeffrey Omura
as Henry Thain
Todd A. Kessler
as Perry, the Doorman
Natalie Knepp
as Tanya Greenblatt
Rajesh Bose
as Salam Fazel
Philip Hernandez
as Dr. Raul Barrera
Fawad Siddiqui
as Shahbaz Gul
Brooke Liddell
as Catherine Hewes
Sevan Greene
as Cashier
John Cunningham
as Senior Law Partner
Azhar Khan
as Reza Asgari
Danny Boushebel
as Cart Vendor
Dana Brooke
as Receptionist
Douglas Taurel
as Huntley's Man
Melinda Wade
as Law Partner
Joey Mintz
as Drug Dealer
Naeem Uz-Zaman
as Prayer Leader
Marissa Matrone
as Chief Technician
Tara Lynn Wagner
as TV Reporter
Adrian Bethea
as Man in Suit
Joanna Rhinehart
as Susan Marsden
Dennis Lowell
as FBI Agent
Remy Selma
as Older Afghan Man
Kohler McKenzie
as Guy in Hoodie
Michael Devine
as NYPD Officer
Jimmy Palumbo
as Guard No. 2
Bo Gorman
as Trainee No. 1
Laurie Dhue
as Interviewer
Catia Ojeda
as Protester
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Critic Reviews for Damages Season 4

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (6)

While a bit deliberately paced, a good start, with (as always) an excellent guest-star roster.

Jun 13, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Nothing else seems to have changed, most critically the exquisite dance between ruthless attorney Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) and her protegee Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne).

Jun 13, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The level of suspense is just as strong as it's ever been, with Close and Byrne continuing to play off each other wonderfully.

Mar 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

As has always been the case, Damages remains a mystery-thriller whose characters and their psychological quirks are more intriguing than the plot.

Jun 13, 2011 | Full Review…

If you're one of the people who've so far managed the suspension of disbelief required to accept that Close's Patty Hewes could yet again find a way to pull protege Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) back into her orbit, Season 4 shouldn't disappoint.

Jun 13, 2011 | Full Review…

The one enduring thing I like most about Damages is that it's basically summer camp for character actors.

Jun 13, 2011 | Full Review…

Damages feels as though it's suffering a bit from two things: what I assume is a reduced budget for other guest stars, and the familiarity of its organizing conceit... I'll forgive Damages a lot and keep watching.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…

The move to DirecTV also looks good on Damages; the switch to ten episodes rather than thirteen will hopefully allow them to trim some fat, and there's not a horrific drop in production value, plus the latitude to pepper up the language.

Dec 3, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

DirecTV's original programming efforts take a marked step forward with the satellite operator's decision to keep Damages alive.

Jun 13, 2011 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Lots of talent and strong performances, but it has increasingly seemed to strain to up its stakes in its one-case-a-season format.

Jun 13, 2011 | Full Review…

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