With one of the most shocking season premieres ever, "Damages" had audiences riveted to their seats with the slaying of a family pet, high-stakes legal manipulations and murder most foul. In fact, the season has seen multiple murders. It is such a thriller that series star TED DANSON, who plays the allegedly corrupt Arthur Frobisher, tells ET he heard that the series has very little tune-out once people tune-in.
"It is very complicated, but there are no red herrings," he says of the storyline. As for the finale, he isn't giving anything away, but he does admit that retribution is in order.
"It has been intricately plotted out, so if you track it back, you will be satisfied that you haven't been hoodwinked," he adds.
The series has yet to be picked up for a second season, but GLENN CLOSE, who plays Patty Hewes, one of the country's best-known, high-stakes litigators, feels that even if it isn't back, there is enough resolution that the fans will be satisfied.
"I would be the last one to predict, but I think there is enough closure," she says. "It is not easy, but I think you will leave these particular characters, hopefully, wanting to see more."
"Damages" is a legal thriller set in the high-powered world of Manhattan. Patty Hewes has taken on a class-action lawsuit targeting Arthur Frobisher, who is being accused of an Enron-like scandal, stealing monies from the employees of his company.
"Frobisher is so over his head," Ted says of his character. "He is a total narcissist. He loves his family, and feels righteous in his desire to keep his money. But he is in way over his head."
And Patty feels she is just the one to take him on. But not everything is black-and-white, so it isn't clear if Patty is the white knight she portrays herself to be.
"It is a wonderfully written role," Glenn says. "Because I don't know her total backstory, which is usually how I find my commonality with a character, sometimes it is hard for me to feel good. Just as me, because she is a conflicted character and she doesn't always behave well. As I get more knowledge of why she behaves the way she does, I think I will feel more connected to her."
The season finale of "Damages" airs Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 10 p.m. on FX.