Monday, July 18, 2016

What I’m Watching: Ray Donovan

Ray Donovan: Season 4, Episode 2 “Marisol” (B+)

It barely even registered that Lisa Bonet appeared in the season premiere as Hector’s half-sister, but she made an unforgettable impression here. Getting snatched by Ray and Lena as she was about to tell the world about her sexual history with her brother was just the start of it, and she proved to be very feisty, challenging Ray constantly, baiting Lena, and then escaping out of his car in the middle of a crowded street. It’s crazy that Marisol knows so much about Ray, openly asking him whether he was molested by a priest, and he did not take well to her being so brutally honest and belligerent. Romero not being supportive of how Ray handled the situation is an interesting new component of the show, especially since Ray was hardly ethical about the other business that occupied his time in this hour. Muncie didn’t seem to mind how Ray gave her what he had to trade for Mickey’s freedom, and now Mickey is off to get himself into more trouble. Terry is spiraling downward, defeated at his inability to pursue the thief who snatched Abby’s purse before offering to train him and giving him the tickets to the fight. Bunchy being intimidated by Theresa’s constant sexual desires made for an entertaining and sweet trip to a sex shop. I don’t think the purchase of a vibrator has ever been quite so romantic, and it’s nice to see that Theresa appreciates the man she married, who will soon be the father of their child.

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