The ultimate battle between Patty and Ellen is on! Each week, Josh Payne will give you an episode-by-episode breakdown of the developing conflict between the two women, but ultimately it’s up to you to decide who won each round. After watching last night’s episode, who do you think is ahead? Vote at the bottom of this post.
While Ellen chaperones Channing McClaren to a public talk he’s giving on transparency in the digital age, Patty arranges for McClaren to be served with a subpoena—a brilliant move!
When Ellen and Patty appear before Judge Haring for the first time, Ellen suspects he is partial to Patty and decides to investigate him further. With help from McClaren’s team, Ellen unearths some of Haring’s corrupt dealings and blackmails him into stepping down. This move backfires when Ellen discovers that the new judge assigned to the case gives Patty even more leeway in establishing her case against McClaren. Ellen misinterpreted Judge Haring’s relationship to Patty; he didn’t like her very much.
While Ellen played her gambit successfully, Patty’s mastery won in the end.
Damages Season 5, Episode 1 Poll: Whose side are you on?