Wednesday, November 21, 2018

What I’m Watching: Ray Donovan

Ray Donovan: Season 6, Episode 4 “Pudge” (B+)

Things move pretty quickly in this world of connections and lots of money, with Mickey making a demand for $3 million and Ray being able to fulfill it thanks to Sam very quickly. Her suggestion that he put a bullet in his father’s head didn’t materialize because he was dealing with other things, and his sloppiness didn’t even manage to get him caught, merely for him to be double-crossed by his sister-in-law. What happens to Mickey now isn’t of all that much interest; it’s more of a question of how much damage he can do while he’s alive. Bunchy, on the other hand, is on the hook for a whole lot more, namely killing the guard and kidnapping his daughter. Ray making a plea with him not to take the money didn’t work, and now the family is firmly divided, with Daryll not really on either side, spared by his vengeful father but not welcomed with open arms by the rest of them. I was wondering why Smitty was appearing so much, and of course it was for him to have a bonding moment with his future father-in-law which hilariously resulted in him asking Ray why he went for a wooden baseball bat rather than aluminum. Mac is not going to want to wear that wire, and I wonder if he’ll turn to Ray for help. Terry fighting probably won’t lead anywhere good, but it seems to be giving him some sense of purpose and self-determination that he hasn’t had in a while.

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