Wednesday, October 25, 2017

What I’m Watching: Ray Donovan

Ray Donovan: Season 5, Episode 11 “Michael” (B-)

As much as I want to, I don’t think I’m going to get what I want from Ray. His steely, uncommunicative nature is part of what makes him who he is, and therefore he naturally wouldn’t try to have a heart-to-heart with his daughter upon getting her released from jail for threatening someone at gunpoint, nor would he raise his voice at all to try to protest her decision to fly back to New York to be with a man she knows is going to die. The only person that Ray really opened up to was Abby, and now that he’s having dreams about Abby which allow Paula Malcolmson to use her real Northern Irish accent, he’s left with just a bottle of alcohol and few family members by his side. I’m not sure what Mickey thinks he’s going to do from inside prison to make Ray pay, and no one in the family is together at this point. Hopefully Bunchy and Teresa can make amends after her infidelity since he needs someone to be with right now, and I’d say that Maureen coming to Ray even though she and Terry are no longer together is a good sign. I don’t know what all that mime business with Terry was, and I think it’s just another indicator that the Donovan boys are losing their grip on reality. This show just got renewed for a sixth season, something I’m really not feeling like it needs at the moment, and so let’s hope for a fresh reboot that makes this show invigorating and enthralling again.

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