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Damages Episode: "Blame the Victim"

Season 1, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: With Gregory missing and the Frobisher camp taking extra measures to keep the momentum on their side, Patty must find a new strategy for the case. Meanwhile, Ellen's parents (Debra Monk, Gordon Clapp) show up with troubling news. And in a flash-forward, Ellen is charged with David's murder.
Original Air Date: Sep 18, 2007
Guest Cast Debra Monk: Deniece Parsons Victor Arnold: Larry Popler Ptolemy Slocum: Ellen's Assistant Donnie Keshawarz: Andrew Vida Gordon Clapp: Gary Parsons Barbara Andres: Mildred Popler Christopher McCann: Bruce Marx
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Season 1, Episode 8
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Length: 41:08
Aired: 9/18/2007
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"Blame the Victim" Season 1, Episode 8

Holy. Crap. Did not see that one coming. "Boone" is George Moore, aka the SEC bigwig who went after Frobisher "pretty aggressively" (yeah, as if!) during the government trial. Now that's a horse of a different color. Here we were thinking he was just a crooked broker or something. So is the case-breaker here that Katie can place an SEC exec at a beachhouse belonging to Frobisher's lawyer? Boone/Moore said to Art that Fiske - whoever he is/was to Gregory - put him up there. Let's revisit the latest flash-forward clues. David is all aghast at his fiancée because "a man's dead now. Is that the plan?" Whose dead body do you think has surfaced? Greg's? Or Larry's? Meet the parents? No thanks. I found the stuff, at least the early, aren't-Ellen's-naive-folks-cute stuff, a bit intolerable, and was liberal with the FF-button - unheard of during Damages. Is the purpose to show that as ruthless an attorney Ellen is training to be, it's a good thing? That had Dad followed her advice, he wouldn't be facing an $800,000 tab? A few bullets: " Patty in the park: "What, Ray? Your little precious never takes a s--t?" " Was it an intended in-joke when Moore, listening to Fro talk about who built up this part of the country, suggested otters? Get it - Animal House's Boone and Otter? Funnier, I suppose, if Peter Riegert had played the latter. " Patty's threat to Larray in front of his family: "No Popler will be able to spend a nickel of that [blood] money without being humiliated, disgraced or locked up." Ouch. Based on Lar's later complicity with her, that speech obviously struck a nerve. Lastly, how about those Nip/Tuck commercials?! I definitely need to rewatch them at regular speed, not FF. show less
Holy. Crap. Did not see that one coming. "Boone" is George Moore, aka the SEC bigwig who went after Frobisher "pretty aggressively" (yeah, as if!) during the government trial. Now that's a horse of a different color. Here we were thinking he was just a crooked broker or something.So is the case-breaker here that Katie can place an SEC exec at a beachhouse belonging to Frobisher's lawyer? Boone/Moore said to Art that Fiske — whoever he is/was to Gregory — put him up there.Let's revisit the latest flash-forward clues. David is all aghast at his fiancée because "a man's dead now. Is that the plan?" Whose dead body do you think has surfaced? Greg's? Or Larry's? Meet the parents? No thanks. I found the stuff, at least the early, aren't-Ellen's-naive-folks-cute stuff, a bit intolerable, and was liberal with the FF-button — unheard of during Damages. Is the purpose to show that as ruthless an attorney Ellen is training to be, it's a good thing? That had Dad followed her... read more

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Premiered: July 24, 2007, on FX
Rating: TV-MA
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