Thursday, July 30, 2015

What I’m Watching: Ray Donovan

Ray Donovan: Season 3, Episode 3 “Come and Knock on Our Door” (B+)

This is a show about family, and this episode was more about that than anything else. It’s incredible to see how Mickey has built a business idea around the people in his life and the ways he thinks it can be a money maker. Bunchy stepping into the mix shows just how absurd it is, as he shops for breast milk at the supermarket and takes photos of topless women to put on the company website. But this show always needs some entertainment and a bit of good news, and while I was worried that there was too much celebration and Terry couldn’t actually have a happy ending, it seems that, for the moment, he really is on top. Though he was able to say to Terry that it doesn’t cost him a thing, Ray really did put everything on the line to get him released. After approaching Frank and then seeing that Mickey had ruined his first plan, he went to Finney, who was able to accomplish the same kind of thing that Ray usually does but with infinitely less effort. All he had to do was say “This is taking far longer than I thought it would” and it happened. Paige gloating after Ray signed the contract was cruel, and she’s obviously going to bother him as much as possible just to see what happens. Abby taking some time away should be a positive thing since she needs to get her life in order, and both Bridget and Conor could use some stability too.

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