Monday, January 13, 2020

What I’m Watching: Ray Donovan

Ray Donovan: Season 7, Episode 9 “Bugs” (B-)

I’m glad to see that there’s just one more episode left in this season since I’ve been considering giving up on it and it’s much easier to do that at the end of an arc rather than in the middle of one. There’s little guarantee that the finale will provide too much closure, and also it’s very likely that the show will be renewed for an eighth season, though that hasn’t happened yet. It’s continually difficult for me to follow Ray’s many allegiances on this show, like whether he was most interested in helping his brother Daryll or in serving his girlfriend’s father and former boss, and if he planned for the cop to get killed after he manipulated events to make sure that Judge Scholl would turn on Feratti. I’m honestly just not that interested any more, and Ray has hurt enough people along the way that it shouldn’t matter who goes to jail. Bridget being asked how she felt cutting people’s heads off makes it clear that Detective Perry should have put the whole family behind bars long ago. I thought for a moment that Dr. Amiot showing up in a scene with Terry meant that he was gathering dirt on Ray the whole time, but the look on his face when Terry mentioned his family name indicated that wasn’t the case at all. Smitty seeking advice and consolation from Mickey is not a good idea, and the only way that the finale would be even moderately satisfying would be if Ray finally killed his father, something he’s almost done but never fully been able to do since the very first season.

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