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Patty and Tom focus on getting in touch with Carol Tobin to see if they can learn from her what may have happened on that fateful Thanksgiving day when her father Louis confessed to them ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Close ... Patty Hewes
Rose Byrne ... Ellen Parsons
Tate Donovan ... Tom Shayes
Campbell Scott ... Joe Tobin (credit only)
Martin Short ... Leonard Winstone
Ted Danson ... Arthur Frobisher
Lily Tomlin ... Marilyn Tobin
Keith Carradine ... Julian Decker
Craig Bierko ... Terry Brooke
Debra Monk ... Deniece Parsons
Ben Shenkman ... Curtis Gates
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Nick Salenger
Zachary Booth ... Michael Hewes
Ana Reeder ... Carol Tobin
Michael Pemberton Michael Pemberton ... Malcolm


Patty and Tom focus on getting in touch with Carol Tobin to see if they can learn from her what may have happened on that fateful Thanksgiving day when her father Louis confessed to them that his financial empire was a Ponzi scheme. Her brother Joe and family lawyer Leonard Winstone have her tucked away in an apartment and have convinced her not to leave. A visit to her psychiatrist however gives them the opening to contact her. Her information reveals someone is lying. Ellen meanwhile has to deal with a family crisis when she learns that her sister Carrie has been arrested and charged with a serious drug offence. Her boss makes it quite clear that she is to remain clear of the case and avoid any hint of favoritism. In a flash forward two months into the future, Tom Shayes gives Patty his resignation. Written by garykmcd

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22 March 2010 (USA) See more »

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It's About Tessa
13 April 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Tessa Marchetti, the love child of Louis Tobin and Adrienne Marchetti, who are both dead, is the center of this episode. There are tussles going on between the DA's office and Patty Hewes, with Ellen stuck in the middle. She is playing both sides against each other. She is also in a difficult family thing where her sister has been selling meth and is now on the verge of going to prison. Tessa may or may not know the score (probably not) but she lied about her whereabouts on Thanksgiving night, having been with her mother, who was being supported by Tobin. Joe has moved in in an effort to be in control of things. Meanwhile, we know from flash forwards that Tom is dead, but we continue to watch him tugged back and forth as he tries to recoup the money that he lost for himself and his family. One other factor that is taking place is Winstone's evil father who thinks he sees a good thing with his "connected" son. There is some extortion in the works. Winstone is a complex nutcase with needs to be cuddled. I can't cover everything, so check out the cool synopsis that is featured here.

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