Thursday, January 10, 2019

What I’m Watching: Ray Donovan

Ray Donovan: Season 6, Episode 11 “Never Gonna Give You Up” (B-)

This episode wasn’t bad, but this show is starting to get hopelessly repetitive. It felt like a revolving door of dead bodies after Mickey and Daryll brought over their latest victim, just as Smitty and Sandy had to deal with the accidental stabbing of their nearly-escaped captive. Considering the influence that Ferrati is purported to have, you’d think they would need to cover their tracks just a bit more carefully after taking out two of his lieutenants. The whole system didn’t seem to be working too efficiently after Ferrati seemed unaware when Ray called him that they even had his daughter, and then he opted to meet with the judge he had told Ray to kill, hardly a smart idea given the very public recording that was released. Mac rescuing Bridget and meeting Ray was noble, and it didn’t seem like there was any other way out for him than to end in his life, especially given that his former colleagues were now threatening his family. He was a solid character, among this season’s best features, and hopefully his death will make Ray reconsider what he’s doing with his life. Of all the Donovans, somehow it’s Bunchy who’s looking at a thirty-year jail sentence, determined not to cooperate and give anything up about his father, and hopefully Terry can provide the information he needs and set his brother straight so that he doesn’t go down for a crime that wasn’t willfully committed on his own. I don’t know what the finale will bring, and I’ll have to reconsider whether I really need to watch season seven.

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