Episode PremiereAugust 31, 2011
DistributorDirecTV, FX Network
GenreThriller, Drama, Mystery
Show Period2007 - 2012
Production CompanyFX Prod., Sony Pictures TV
Cast and Crew
ScreenwriterTodd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, Daniel Zelman
- Glenn Close as Patty Hewes
- Rose Byrne as Ellen Parsons
- Ryan Phillippe as Channing McClaren
- Tate Donovan
- Anastasia Griffith as Katie Connor
- William Hurt as Daniel Purcell
- Timothy Olyphant as Wes Krulik
- Marcia Gay Harden as Claire Maddox
- Ted Danson as Arthur Frobisher
- Zeljko Ivanek
- John Goodman as Howard T. Erickson
- Judd Hirsch as Bill Herndon
- Jenna Elfman as Naomi Walling
- Janet McTeer as Kate Franklin
- John Hannah as Rutger Simon
Dean, the reporter that Ellen has been talking to, meets with a contact in Afghanistan and tells him he's looking Chris Sanchez. His contact agrees to help him. Boorman arrives at the safe house to find his girlfriend. She asks who the boy is and why he's locked up. Boorman throws her out.
Patty informs Ellen that Shaw filed a motion to dismiss, and the judge wants a hearing that afternoon. Ellen worried about her argument to keep the case going with two witnesses now gone. Patty agrees to join her at the hearing. At the hearing, Patty persuades the judge to let case go forward. The judge grants Ellen's request to depose Erickson. Ellen handles the first round of the deposition, and successfully gets Erickson angry.
Dean tells Ellen locals are aware of a few High Star men were killed in a mission in October. He's still working on finding out more, but can't push too hard, too fast. He later finds out that someone wants to kill a High Star employee.
Boorman tells the boy his mother was a good woman who wanted peace, which is why she was helping him. He asks the boy to tell him what happened to his mother and he refuses. Patty meets with Boorman's girlfriend. She tells Patty that if she gives her some information that could help her case, it must remain a secret. Patty agrees and the girlfriend gives her an envelope. Patty surprises Erickson when she takes the lead on the second day of the deposition. Patty informs him that the last Dust Devil mission was to seize a boy. Erickson is stunned.
Boorman meets with his girlfriend in a hotel room, who has come with a gun. Boorman pretends to regret his secret life to put her at ease. He then kills her, stuffs her body in a suitcase and disposes of her. At the end he calls Patty and offers to give up everything on Erickson.