Damages' third season is racking up quite a body count. And, trust us, the show is just getting warmed up.
First, the FX legal thriller revealed in the premiere that Tom Shayes (Tate Donovan) will be murdered in six months. Last week, Ponzi schemer Louis Tobin (Len Cariou) poisoned himself rather than face an extended prison sentence.
Viewers haven't seen the last of Tom or the Tobin patriarch. "We were absolutely thrilled with Len's performance and... we will be seeing more of the character of Louis Tobin," co-creator and executive producer Todd Kessler says. "What happened on Thanksgiving, which is the day that Louis Tobin confessed to his family... we will return to throughout the rest of season."
Cariou was sad to see his character commit suicide, but he says his death casts a long shadow over the season. "When I got the script, it said I was killing myself. I thought, 'Oh, hell, I just was beginning to enjoy this,'" he says. "But, I think I understood, from a dramatic point of view, why Tobin would take his own life. He was in terrible misery, I think, because of what happened with his son and his wife and his daughter.
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