Damages returns tonight for its highly anticipated third season and this time, the legal drama will be shedding light on the largest investment fraud in Wall Street history.
Season 3's main case sounds a lot like the Bernie Madoff scandal, also known as the Ponzi scheme, which is a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to separate investors from their own money or money paid by subsequent investors, rather than from any actual profit earned. In the season opened entitled "Your Secrets Are Safe," Patty, whom we last saw recovering at her home after being stabbed by Finn Garrity on the elevator before her confrontation with Ellen, is now spearheading the case against the powerful Tobin family, which includes Joe Tobin, played by Campbell Scott, Marilyn Tobin (Lily Tomlin), and the family's trusted attorney Leonard Winstone (Martin Short).
Ellen, on the other hand, is now adjusting to her new job in the DA's office. And though it looks like she's managed to keep her distance from Hewes and Associates, we all know that she'll be running into Patty again in the near future. And why wouldn't she? Ellen's boss only happens to be working on a case against Wall street CEO, Louis Tobin, portrayed by Len Cariou.