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Damages -- "The Dog is Happier Without Her" -- 02/01/10

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While Joe Tobin (Campbell Scott) decides between "family" and "integrity," Patty and Tom dig deeper into Louis Tobin's secrets. Tom gets a boost from Ellen in the effort but also receives some bad news relating to Louis Tobin. Meanwhile, Patty and Phil, locked in their bitter divorce battle, find one piece of common ground: their dog. Louis Tobin: Len Cariou. Winstone: Martin Short.


Madchen Amick and Reiko Aylesworth Guest Star. FYI, this episode runs 61 minutes. If your on the West Coast watching this on Directv at 7pm, you may end up clipping or having a conflict with your 8pm recordings.
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Re: Damages -- "The Dog is Happier Without Her" -- 02/01/10

Solid episode

@ another nod to Season 1 with the Tobin mistress and Gregory Molina from the Frobisher case suffering similar fates going after their pets.

Just love how the show ratchets up the tension with the music and editing -- wonderful flashforward at the end. Looking forward to see how Tom and Ellen's relationship develops this season.

See ya Phil!

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Re: Damages -- "The Dog is Happier Without Her" -- 02/01/10

I wish i had the willpower to hold out and just buy the dvds so i could watch the entire series over a weekend. So much stuff going on it can get kinda confusing in weekly doses.
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Re: Damages -- "The Dog is Happier Without Her" -- 02/01/10

Why am I not surprised that Madchen Amick would be casted as the hot gold digger mistress?

Very good episode. I watched this, House and 24 tonight and thought this was the best of the bunch.

Honestly, I was really surprised with the reveal that Tom and Ellen had some type of relationship leading up to his death. I never really sensed that they had any type of attraction let alone sexual tension between them. I have to assume that Tom losing all his money led him to seek some comfort from Ellen. The show does throw out some interesting surprises. I look forward to seeing how that develops.

Someone refresh my memory, what led Patty and Tom to that bum? I know in the flash forwards he has Ellen's bag, license and he was near Tom's body.

I have to say also that the casting director deserves major props for bringing Campbell Scott to season 2. He has such a dynamic presence on screen. Love his scenes with Len Cariou.
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Re: Damages -- "The Dog is Happier Without Her" -- 02/01/10

Originally Posted by Axeramm View Post
I wish i had the willpower to hold out and just buy the dvds so i could watch the entire series over a weekend. So much stuff going on it can get kinda confusing in weekly doses.
Agree, if you turn your head 1 second, you could miss a key plot point.
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Re: Damages -- "The Dog is Happier Without Her" -- 02/01/10

After Madchen Amick got run over I was expecting a scene with Tom Noonan interrogating the cat "Six Months Later".

Justified looks bad-ass.

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Re: Damages -- "The Dog is Happier Without Her" -- 02/01/10

They tracked the phone number the father called Thanksgiving night to the cell phone he had found along with the boots.
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Re: Damages -- "The Dog is Happier Without Her" -- 02/01/10

Dammit - does F/X re-air this? I screwed up my DVR.
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Re: Damages -- "The Dog is Happier Without Her" -- 02/01/10

Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
Dammit - does F/X re-air this? I screwed up my DVR.
Yup. My DVR screwed up last week and recorded it 4 times.
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Re: Damages -- "The Dog is Happier Without Her" -- 02/01/10

What was the deal with Frobisher last time we saw him?
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Re: Damages -- "The Dog is Happier Without Her" -- 02/01/10

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Dammit - does F/X re-air this? I screwed up my DVR.
I just checked my Tivo and it looks like there is only a 5 minute recap at 11pm on Friday. TV Guide says there is a re-air on Thursday and next Monday, but it doesn't show up on Tivo.
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Re: Damages -- "The Dog is Happier Without Her" -- 02/01/10

The Justified promo looked really badass. It's cool to see Walton Goggins get another gig after The Shield.
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Re: Damages -- "The Dog is Happier Without Her" -- 02/01/10

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The Justified promo looked really badass. It's cool to see Walton Goggins get another gig after The Shield.
Yes it is. It almost looks like a spinoff of The Shield. Shane still has that goofy grin on his face as usual.
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Re: Damages -- "The Dog is Happier Without Her" -- 02/01/10

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I wish i had the willpower to hold out and just buy the dvds so i could watch the entire series over a weekend. So much stuff going on it can get kinda confusing in weekly doses.
I actually did that with the first season and it was just amazing! I watched Season 2 week to week and started disliking it more and more with each episode.

I wanted to hold off on Season 3, but I just can't do it!

Season 2 started off really good and look where that went (IMO down the drain) - I hope season 3 doesn't follow suit.

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I don't know if I like the idea of Tom and Ellen. She doesn't seem like the type to do that. There'd have to be a great reason and I hope the writers come up with a good one.
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Re: Damages -- "The Dog is Happier Without Her" -- 02/01/10

Do we know that Tom and Ellen being involved is sexual? Could it just be her helping him with the Tobin case or perhaps helping to find the missing money since Tom lost everything?
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Re: Damages -- "The Dog is Happier Without Her" -- 02/01/10

Just watched the episode and thought it was very good. I really enjoyed watching the Joe Tobin character as there were so many different shades to him.

I'm shocked that Phil would think that Patty would want to reconcile with him. I just hope they don't bring back the son, Michael, this year.

There's also the entire "where's the money" aspect/angle this year which gives the season a little extra kick.

Season 2 started off really good and look where that went (IMO down the drain) - I hope season 3 doesn't follow suit.
There's no William Hurt this year and they seemed to at least streamlined their plots and gotten rid of some of the side soap opera plots (Michael, Wes from last year as an example) that bogged down season 2.

This show still features mulitiple storylines but at least they connect in some way or another.
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Re: Damages -- "The Dog is Happier Without Her" -- 02/01/10

I'm not sure that Phil wants to get back together with Patty out of love for her. He may have some other motive (maybe he lost all his money in the Tobin thing, too).
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Re: Damages -- "The Dog is Happier Without Her" -- 02/01/10

I thought that he was gonna offer her the apartment and then try to take the dog.

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