Tuesday, September 29, 2015

What I’m Watching: Ray Donovan (Season Finale)

Ray Donovan: Season 3, Episode 12 “Exsuscito” (B+)

You know it’s been a busy, packed season if one of its biggest plotlines, the Finney family, figures only into one minor scene with Paige offering one last miserable thought on what has transpired. Ray’s got a lot going on, though, and he had a lot to deal with in this eventful hour. Bridget running off and pretending to be with Mickey actually caused much more damage than she intended it to since it put Terry in the wrong place at the wrong time, and Ray got there just a moment too late to be able to stop the Armenians from opening fire on the apartment. Killing everyone can only do so much, and now Mickey will have to live with the fact that, through it all, two of his sons got shot and they both won’t make it out the same way, especially since we don’t know where Ray is being taken by Father Romero following his confession and absolution. Daryll showing his father his license with a different last name was the ultimate way to disown Mickey, and hopefully he’ll be better off without him. Mr. Donellen was lucky to get off with a mere beating from Bridget, and kudos to him for finally waking up and realizing that it wasn’t relevant that people would assume that they had already done something illicit. Teresa revealing her pregnancy to Bunchy did not produce the reaction she wanted, but it seems like they make just be able to make it through okay. I’m eager for season four of this show; it’s been another terrific and gripping year.

Season grade: A-
Season MVP: Liev Schreiber

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