Hot-shot, high-stakes, New York City attorney Patty Hewes hires a new associate, the bright, ambitious, but somewhat naive Ellen Parsons, to help her as she tries to ruin billionaire Arthur Frobisher. Hewes represents a group of employees who are suing Frobisher in a class-action suit after he sold his company, leaving the employees financially devastated. Ellen is unaware that her best friend, Katie Connor, and the younger sister of her fiancé David, is working for Frobisher who is financing her new restaurant opening. Flashing forward eight weeks in the future: David Connor is found murdered, and Ellen, wandering the streets covered in blood, becomes the prime suspect.
Damages: Episode 2 - Jesus, Mary and Joe Cocker
Ellen convinces Katie to testify against Arthur Frobisher after learning that she was in Florida years earlier when he was tipped off about the status of his company, which has him considering drastic measures in which Frobisher's lawyer, Ray Fisk, considers which risks are worth taking. Patty begins to question if Katie is giving honest and accurate testimony or if she's just wanting attention. Flashforward in the future: the shaken Ellen refuses to give a statement to the police concerning the discovery of David's body in her apartment.
Damages: Episode 3 - And My Paralyzing Fear of Death