Damages – Season 3
It’s been about a year since Ellen Parsons left Patty Hewes’ lawfirm and she’s now working for the district attorney, on a drug-related case which she thinks Patty may be interfering with in the hopes that she’ll come back. Patty and Tom Shayes in the meantime have been assigned to a case, defending several investors who have been duped by Louis Tobin who was running a Ponzi scheme, which also the DA is working on.
Meanwhile, Arthur Frobisher is still seeing himself as reborn thanks to Patty and next to promoting green energy has also written a book regarding the lawsuit that turned his life upside down. When he gets the opportunity to have his biography turned into a movie, the old Frobisher, however, slowly but steadily comes back to the surface…
Sound and Vision:
The third season of Damages continues the visual style laid out in the previous seasons, meaning we get very distinct looks for the different periods in time we get to see and just like the previous seasons the overall image quality is very good.
The same goes for the soundtrack which again uses the rears mostly for some environmental sounds and music, while the focus is on the front with crystal clear dialogues.
– Audio commentary track
– Episode introductions
– Deleted scenes
– Season 3 teaser
– Directing Damages
Damages remains something special with the constant switching back and forth in time, and although we’re getting used to it, it still works. Unfortunately, the pace of the series is rather slow, making that towards the ending things feel like getting rushed. We already noticed this in the second season, and it isn’t any different in this third one.
Season 3 again has some very nice storylines and even one twist you really don’t expect with one of the lead characters getting killed, but in order to keep the series fresh, season 4 will need something new. Other than that we can only say that fans of the series will be more than happy to see this one as the quality remains very high with good acting, solid stories and a rather unique way of storytelling.