As we close in on the season finale, the tantalizing loose ends are finally coming together. For example, remember way back when Daniel Purcell was burying something in his backyard? The dog digs it up this week and it turns out to be a remote control. For someone so rabid about the environment, Daniel Purcell has a weird idea about degradability. The resurfacing of the tell-tale remote (even old Edgar Poe deserves an update, eh?) and the continuing veiled threats by Walter Kendrick are the tipping point for his guilty conscience. Turns out that the flashbacks we've been seeing to the night of Christine Purcell's murder weren't the whole story. Shocking, I know. After Christine Purcell beaned Daniel with the buried remote, he strangled her. Yeesh. He decides to turn himself into the police. Unfortunately for Daniel, his flashbacks to that night aren't complete either. Seems that Christine was actually still alive when creepy Darrell Hammond came to clean up the mess. He went ahead and killed her on Kendrick's say so. I told you Kendrick was the devil.
Before Daniel Purcell's guilty conscience got the better of him, he was taking his rightful place as Patty Hewes' new star witness (again). When he tells her about the planned blackouts that Walter Kendrick was using to increase demand for energy and increase the size of his wallet to boot, Patty puts Purcell on the code they pulled from the GPS system. He cracks it faster than Nicholas Cage on Ritalin. Linking the Cadillac to the trader to Kendrick is good news for Patty, who could really use something positive in her life since her marriage is bye bye. She was okay with Phil's cheating, but the whole getting caught, getting set up by Lester, buying UNR stock, and accepting the Energy Secretary nomination from a guy she was fighting in court was just over the line. Phil's out, but vows to fight. Not sure how he thinks he'll win that one. Speaking of not winning, Kendrick plays fake nice with Patty over lunch, but it's all charade:FAIL when Patty lets loose with all the information she really has. Kendrick wants a price, but Patty wants justice.
Meanwhile, Ellen is now the deputy director of the FBI, well, at least on this investigation. Without Mario Van Peebles' reasonable and steady hand, Agent Glenn has given up all hope of running the case against Patty so he lets Ellen do it. She proposes getting Patty to bribe a judge, but then Ellen proposes setting up Tom for bribery charges over the failed bait case. When Tom is on his way to meet his laboring wife at the hospital, the FBI picks him up. When he hears the ludicrous charges he demands a lawyer and gets one. Ellen. She tells Tom what's what and for some reason he listens. When he tells Patty he won't bribe the judge and neither should she, Patty fires him. Right then and there. Guess he'll have more time to spend with his newborn.
Then, Ellen and Wes are finally taking a weekend away. They go for a walk in the woods and Wes pulls a gun. When Ellen catches him all cocked and ready to off her, he chickens out (or really lerves her) and suggests target practice. Ellen kills a perfectly defenseless tree. Back in the city Wes tells Mr. Cheeseburger the dirtiest cop ever that he needs more time before offing his girlfriend. Then Wes asks Ellen if he can move into her house for a few days. All the better to kill you with, m'dear.
Last week on Damages, Ellen got her bitch on and sent Patty pix of Phil's Philandering. Claire Maddox got canned from UNR for getting her itch on with Daniel Purcell.
Daniel Purcell makes breakfast for his daughter, and as he scrambles her eggs and makes her toast, the damn dog digs up a charred and dirt-encrusted piece of trash that Purcell's daughter decides to bring into the house for a little pre-brunch show and tell. Instead of donning gloves, calling Haz Mat and making his daughter stop drop and roll in a vat of Purell, Daniel just sort of shrugs and allows his daughter to leave the revolting thing on the kitchen counter. Man, you know her mother is rolling in her grave over that. Why the long stare and lack of reaction from Daniel? Guilt! Remember way back when Purcell was torching and burying something in his backyard? Turns out it was a remote control. The charred remains of which are now resting unsanitarily on his kitchen counter. I sometimes feel like doing that to my remote, too, but then I check the batteries.
Purcell pulls up to his house, but a large limousine is blocking his driveway. And, dude, Purcell, I have to mention: I hate your coat. It's like your typical quilted navy nylon puffer coat, but with a strange brown suede patch that looks like nothing but a giant unsightly facial mole that is just crying out for laser treatments. What were you thinking, wardrobe? Purcell and his coat (really, you can't help but just stare at the mole, even if it is rude) look troubled as they walk down towards the house trying to figure out which powerful, environment-hating city-dweller came to haunt his driveway. As he finally arrives on the porch, his daughter introduces him to her new best friend Walter, who came up to visit him. While I'm very pro-manners, why did his daughter feel the need to introduce him to someone he obviously already knows? Sheesh, kids really need their mothers. When Purcell sees Kendrick buddying up to his daughter he tersely tells her to go inside. She balks, but he has "Dad voice" and she buckles bidding farewell to Mr. Kendrick. Purcell wonders why he is there and reminds him that what he did to Claire Maddox was cruel. Kendrick points out that Claire didn't leave him much choice, what with trying to oust him from his own company. Kendrick, being a dick, asks Purcell how Claire is in bed. At that, Purcell kicks him off his property, but before he goes, Kendrick wants to make sure he remembers their deal. Purcell knows, and he held up his end of things, but Kendrick still hasn't cleaned up his beloved homeland of West Virginia. Aricite is killing people there. Kendrick snorts, speaking of killing people, remember your wife? And, we have a winner! Game, set, match, Kendrick. As Purcell and his jacket mole renew their request for Kendrick to leave, Kendrick reminds him that if he wants redemption, he should go to church. Um, snap? Kendrick takes his leave, but not without totally creeping Purcell out by saying how nice it was to meet his daughter. C'mon Kendrick, you've got to know how aspiring pervert that sounds. You have grandchildren, man! Get a hold of yourself.