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Damages: Season 5 (2012)




Critic Consensus: Damages concludes with nary a crack across its artistic integrity; the fifth and final season bringing the contentious mentorship between Patty Hewes and Ellen Parsons to a satisfying finish.


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In the fifth and final series, 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).


Glenn Close
as Patty Hewes
Rose Byrne
as Ellen Parsons
Michael Nouri
as Phil Grey
Tom Noonan
as Det. Vic Huntley
Chris Messina
as Chris Sanchez
John Goodman
as Howard T. Erickson
Judd Hirsch
as Bill Herndon
Dylan Baker
as Jerry Boorman
Derek Webster
as Anthony Carter
Fisher Stevens
as Therapist
Bailey Chase
as Sean Everett
Tate Donovan
as Tom Shayes
Griffin Dunne
as Dean Gullickson
Ted Danson
as Arthur Frobisher
Aref Farraj III
as Young Middle Eastern Boy
Zeljko Ivanek
as Ray Fiske
Anastasia Griffith
as Katie Connor
Noah Bean
as David Connor
Philip Bosco
as Hollis Nye
Zachary Booth
as Michael Hewes
Peter Facinelli
as Gregory Malina
William Hurt
as Daniel Purcell
Timothy Olyphant
as Wes Krulik
Marcia Gay Harden
as Claire Maddox
Glenn Kessler
as L.J. Werner
Mario Van Peebles
as Randall Harrison
Tom Aldredge
as Uncle Pete
David Costabile
as Rick Messer
Maya Days
as Rosario Ortiz
Carmen Goodine
as Lila DiMeo
Peter Riegert
as George Moore
Brett Cullen
as Wayne Sutry
John Doman
as Walter Kendrick
Paige Turco
as Christine Purcell
Darrell Hammond
as The Deacon
Clarke Peters
as Dave Pell
Campbell Scott
as Joe Tobin
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 Hannah
as Rutger Simon
Janet McTeer
as Kate Franklin
Casey Siemaszko
as Det. Dan Williams
Michael Gaston
as Roger Kastle
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Critic Reviews for Damages: Season 5

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (8)

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

July 11, 2012 | Full Review…

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

July 11, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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

July 11, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Completed a perfect arc for the tumultuous five-year Ellen and Patty war.

December 3, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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…

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 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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