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Women of 'Damages' on ties that bind

Women of 'Damages' on ties that bind

When "Damages"premiered on FX five years ago, it blew everyone's minds for a glistening stack of reasons. The star power (Glenn Close! Ted Danson!), the writing, the crazy two-stepping flashback story line, the hypnotic Evil Queen brutality of Close's lead, attorney Patty Hewes. As the first and subsequent seasons unfurled, and then made its way over to DirecTV, another rare quality emerged: the relationship between Patty and her former acolyte Ellen Parsons, played by Rose Byrne. A wide-eyed baby lawyer who thinks her gravest sin and greatest peril is "selling out" her ideals when she accepts a job with Patty, Ellen soon realizes what she knows about sin and...

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