Ellen closes her eyes for the elevator ride to Patty's apartment, breathing deep and remembering her happy place. Aww poor Ellen I bet she doesn't have a happy place any more. As the elevator doors open, she clicks on her recording device and takes a deep breath. A very buttoned up Phil greets her at the door with a glass of champagne. As Ellen nervously looks around the very small party, Tom sees her and brings over his wife to say hello. As soon as the pleasantries are done, Ellen starts having flashbacks to that time when she was almost killed by a hitman in the apartment. She really should have considered a Xanax or twelve before coming. Uncle Pete interrupts her waking nightmare and then Patty does. She asks if Ellen is okay and Ellen blinks a few times and says yes. They toast to each other and stare into each other's eyes. I still don't believe scrawny little Ellen thinks she can play ball with Patty, but it is fun to watch her try.
Cut to a shooting gallery...er, that's not right. Oh it is called a firing range. Ellen is learning to shoot a gun, but she might as well learn at a shooting gallery since she totally sucks at it and her paper target is entirely unscathed by her vicious assault. Wes giggles at her ineptitude and she gets flirty fake-angry. As they pack up from their lesson, Wes asks about her sudden interest in firearms and she confesses that someone tried to kill her the same day her fiancé was murdered. She doesn't ever want to feel that helpless again. She thanks him for the lesson and heads off. When she is barely out the door Wes pulls his phone out of his pocket and speed dials a number. He tells the callee (?) that she wants to learn how to use a gun and he doesn't know if the callee is safe. Flash forward to Ellen in her hotel room answering the door to Wes. She tells him that he can't be there today. He apologizes and then sheepishly says that he just needed to see her. She asks if he is okay and he starts kissing her. Even though those two are totally fucked up in the head and are most likely going to kill each other by the end of the season, they would probably have pretty babies. Also, really loving the fact that the casting director here at Damages has no qualms about taking actors from every HBO show that ever finished a run. It's fun to see characters from The Wire, Deadwood, and The Sopranos in new roles. Now if they could just steal a certain someone from Rome away from the quagmire of Grey's Anatomy, we would be all set.