Season 4 of Damages premieres on July 13, 2011 on DirecTV.
According to DirecTV.com]:"The fourth season of Damages finds Patty and Ellen embroiled in a wrongful-death suit against a private military contractor, Howard T. Erickson (John Goodman). Erickson has made a fortune supplying the U.S. Government with security forces in Afghanistan and is protected by his connections within the highest echelons of power in Washington, D.C. Chris Sanchez (Chris Messina), a decorated soldier who now works for the security firm is drawn into the web of intrigue when Ellen and Patty set their sights on his corrupt employer. Complicating matters is Jerry Boorman (Dylan Baker), a shadowy opportunist with ties to both Erickson and the Middle East who is intimately involved in the season-long conspiracy at the heart of the lawsuit. Griffin Dunne will play a foreign correspondent who’s looking to write a story about the embattled company, Bailey Chase will play Ellen Parson's love interest and Judd Hirsch as on old mentor of Patty's."
|01||Episode 4.1||July 13, 2011|
| Two years have passed since Patty and Ellen last worked together. Ellen has taken a position at Nye’s firm, but her ultimate goal is to open her own practice. She reconnects with her high school friend, Chris Sanchez, who has recently returned from a stint at High Star, a private contractor in the Middle East. Unable to get assistance from the corporation or the government, Ellen decides to look into his case. Both her new boss and Patty warn Ellen about building a case against Howard Erickson and the High Star Security Corp.
|02||Episode 4.2||July 20, 2011|
|Ellen presents the High Star case to senior partners at Nye, Everett and Polk and Jessica Lowry, a widow of a High Star contractor. Chris learns his therapist was killed by a gas explosion, and he’s paranoid someone is after him. Ellen offers to provide security for him, but he declines. Jerry Boorman orchestrated the explosion against Howard Erickson’s knowledge. Erickson insists Chris isn’t a threat, but Boorman insists on handling the situation his way.|
|03||Episode 4.3||July 27, 2011|
| Victor tells Patty he suspects Michael is in Boston since he had a few friends in the area right after he disappeared. Ellen sets up shop at Hewes & Associates and files the case against High Star despite Chris’s absence.
|04||Episode 4.4||August 3, 2011|
| Ellen is visited by Nasim Marwat, the son of Chris Sanchez’ Afghan contact, who gives her Chris’s skull medallion. Patty reaches out to her former mentor, William Herndon, to help get government info on the "Double-Dees" inscription on the medallion. Herndon, now a raging alcoholic, warns Ellen about tangling with High Star.
|05||Episode 4.5||August 10, 2011|
|06||Episode 4.6||August 17, 2011|
| Patty is still worried about Catherine's health. The nurse, Angel Auroro, suggests Patty tell Michael about Catherine’s sickness. Patty shares that she doesn’t know where Michael is.
|07||Episode 4.7||August 24, 2011|
| Patty continues her therapy sessions with Dr. Baldwin who confronts her about her legacy. Boorman tells Erickson Nasim was deported. Boorman wants Erickson to make a decision about Sanchez—either keep him locked up or get rid of him.
|08||Episode 4.8||August 31, 2011|
| Dean, the reporter that Ellen has been talking to, meets with a contact in Afghanistan and tells him he’s looking Chris Sanchez. Boorman arrives at the safe house to find his girlfriend. She confronts him about the boy. Patty and Ellen depose Howard Erickson.|
|09||Episode 4.9||September 7, 2011|
| Afghan men hired by one of Erickson’s men transport Sanchez in the trunk of a vehicle without AC’s knowledge. AC angrily calls Erickson and demands to know why he’s not in the loop on moving Sanchez. He challenges Erickson for not including him after his years of loyalty.|
|10||Episode 4.10||September 14, 2011|
| Carter stops Afghan men from killing Chris Sanchez. Ellen tells Erickson to make an offer to her clients and she will make sure the case is dropped as long as he produces evidence Sanchez is alive.|