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A law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful high-stakes litigator.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 75 nominations. See more awards »
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 Michael Hewes 30 episodes, 2007-2012
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While still pursuing big litigation cases, high-powered attorney Patty Hewes has been caring for her granddaughter and experiencing a second chance at raising a child. However, that may end when Patty's son, Michael, sues for custody of the little girl. When Patty's protege, Ellen Parsons, agrees to testify as a character witness for Michael at the custody trial, Patty scrambles to prevent her from taking the stand, fearing that Ellen will reveal Patty's secrets. To prevent the testimony, Patty refers Channing McClaren, a famous computer hacker, to Ellen, knowing that she will not be able to resist taking on such a high-profile client having just launched her own firm. When Patty files a lawsuit against McClaren -- whom Ellen has agreed to represent -- the judge in the custody case rules that Ellen cannot take the stand until the McClaren case is resolved. Written by Jwelch5742

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Justice is served, out of court. See more »


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24 July 2007 (USA)  »

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Glenn Close's signature sunglasses that her character Patty Hewes wears are from Oliver Peoples. She wears the O'Malley round sunglasses with clear frames and green, as well as black, tinted lenses. See more »

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Referenced in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.60 (2009) See more »

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When I Am Through With You
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One of if not THE best show on TV right now
31 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

I took notice of this show once it was Emmy nominated in 2008. I have regretted that decision. This is by far one of the best dramatic shows I have ever would definitely say one of if not the best on right now.

IMDb remarks that this and Mad Men were the first series nominated from cable for best drama. Personally Mad Men doesn't compare to this show if you ask me. The writing is intricate, complicated, and very intelligent. The acting is top notch (evidenced by several emmy and golden globe nominations over the years). And of course the production and direction are impeccable as well.

All of that being said if you want a show where you literally have to watch every episode to keep up with whats going on and will challenge you with every episode this is the show for you. One of the best and most intelligent shows around, hands down.


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