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Glossary: R
First Air Date: June 30th, 2013
Last Air Date: October 29th, 2017
Created By: Ann Biderman
Star Casts: Liev Schreiber, Paula Malcomson, Jon Voight, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Kerris Dorsey, Devon Bagby
Aired On: Showtime
Episode Runtime: 50 minutes
Total Seasons: 5 Seasons
Total Episodes: 60 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Returning Series
Homepage: Showtime - Ray Donovan

Last Updated: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 21:55:23 +0000

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Ray Donovan


Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players, and makes their problems disappear. His father's unexpected release from prison sets off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core.

Seasons and Episodes

Season 1 (12 Episodes)

1: The Bag or the Bat - Aired: 2013-06-30

Ray Donovan is the man called in to solve the most difficult problems for LA's rich and powerful. The only problems he can't fix are those involving his damaged South Boston family. Ray's life is thrown into turmoil when his father Mickey unexpectedly gets out of prison five years early and arrives in LA, vowing to take revenge on Ray for framing him.

2: A Mouth Is a Mouth - Aired: 2013-07-07

Ray activates a plan to send Mickey back to prison. Meanwhile, Abby defies Ray and spends the day with Mickey and the kids. Ray handles two crises involving movie star clients: A-list actor Sean Walker receives a threatening message at home and action hero Tommy Wheeler is blackmailed with a sex video.

3: Twerk - Aired: 2013-07-14

Mickey spends time with Bunchy and Terry. Ray "buys" a talented hip-hop artist for his rapper neighbor. Ray's mentor, Ezra Goldman, holds a fundraiser in honor of his late wife, but he's haunted by the sins of his past. Meanwhile, Mickey is approached by an FBI agent.

4: Black Cadillac - Aired: 2013-07-21

Ray, Abby and the kids visit Bel Air Academy, hoping Bridget will get into the prestigious school, but the day is interrupted when Ray has to take care of a case at a Beverly Hills hotel. Mickey, Bunchy and Daryll drive out to Palm Springs to visit Mickey's ex-girlfriend, Claudette.

5: The Golem - Aired: 2013-07-28

Ezra has an accident. Terry and Frances grow closer. Bunchy receives his settlement check. Mickey visits Ezra to talk about the past. Ray and Avi learn some very unsettling news.

6: Housewarming - Aired: 2013-08-04

Ray tries to shut down Van Miller's investigation by creating an incriminating video. Ezra is prepped for surgery, but he wanders off. Bunchy moves into his new house, but the housewarming party gets out of control. Ray finds out that Mickey put his kids in danger and goes after him.

7: New Birthday - Aired: 2013-08-11

Ray forbids Bridget from seeing Marvin, but she visits him anyway. Meanwhile, Ray flies to Boston to search for Sully; Abby and Deb commiserate over drinks and get themselves into trouble; and Mickey manipulates Sean into working with him on a movie project.

8: Bridget - Aired: 2013-08-18

Ray, Terry and Bunchy toast the anniversary of their sister Bridget's death. Frances shows up with a black eye and Terry goes after her husband. Ray and Avi get Bunchy's money back. Mickey meets a former starlet at a spa. Lena has an altercation with her girlfriend.

9: Road Trip - Aired: 2013-08-25

Avi drives Sully from Boston to Los Angeles. Conor wants to go to an awards show with Tommy Wheeler. Mickey works with Van to get incriminating evidence against Sean Walker.

10: Fite Nite - Aired: 2013-09-08

Ray and the family attend fight night at Terry's club. Meanwhile, Ray's plan with Sully is put into action. Mickey has a rendezvous. Bunchy encounters someone from his past, sending him into a tailspin.

11: Bucky Fuckin' Dent - Aired: 2013-09-15

Bunchy has a violent encounter. Ray is called to handle a crisis at Terry's club. Ray meets with Ezra. The police question Mickey about a recent murder. Ray sends Avi to protect Abby and the kids from Sully.

12: Same Exactly - Aired: 2013-09-22

Ray and Avi track down Eddie. Bunchy kicks Mickey out of his apartment. Ray leaks Sully's whereabouts to the press. Abby and the kids hide out at a swank Malibu resort.

Season 2 (12 Episodes)

1: Yo Soy CapĂ­tan - Aired: 2014-07-13

Just as Ray's life begins to return to normal, the FBI demands that he bring Mickey back from Mexico, where he is setting up a fight for Daryll. Abby, concerned that he won't face his abuse, forces Ray into therapy with her. Meanwhile Bunchy gets nervous about a job interview, Terry obsesses over his ex-girlfriend and Conor lands in hot water after assaulting a classmate.

2: Uber Ray - Aired: 2014-07-20

Ray forces Mickey to return to LA. A reporter investigates Sully's death.

3: Gem and Loan - Aired: 2014-07-27

Ray and Abby face a hurdle to getting Bridget into her dream school.

4: S U C K - Aired: 2014-08-03

Kate's investigation zeroes in on Mickey. Meanwhile, Tiny, a former member of Sully's gang, jeopardizes Cochran's career, and Ray tries to get Tiny safely out of the country. Mickey begins working at a Mexican restaurant; Abby meets a new friend at a gun range; and Bunchy encounters a potential new love interest.

5: Irish Spring - Aired: 2014-08-10

Ray gets compromising information on Cochran, who is interrogating Mickey. Meanwhile, Abby tries to have fun with her prospective Trousdale neighbors and gets closer to Jim, her cop friend; Marvin gives Bridget an earring and takes her to a party; and Ray brings Conor to apologize to Alex.

6: Viagra - Aired: 2014-08-17

Ray seeks help in taking down Cochran. Mickey hopes for a big payday.

7: Walk this Way - Aired: 2014-08-24

Conor demands a birthday party with Terry, Bunchy and Mickey in attendance.

8: Sunny - Aired: 2014-08-31

Lee reneges on Ray's deal with Cookie. Kate reopens her investigation.

9: Snowflake - Aired: 2014-09-07

Bridget finds herself in a difficult position when both Ray and Abby give her conflicting advice. Marvin and Rekon's music rights cause issues for the fixer. Bunchy is left in a compromising position with Patty's son.

10: Volcheck - Aired: 2014-09-14

Ashley's stalker, Bob Lepecka, shows up and causes trouble for Steve Knight. Cochran becomes officially nominated for the FBI directorship.

11: Rodef - Aired: 2014-09-21

Ray prepares in case he's arrested. Mickey's heist doesn't go as planned.

12: The Captain - Aired: 2014-09-28

Mickey hatches a new plan. Abby is torn between Ray and Jim.

Season 3 (12 Episodes)

1: The Kalamazoo - Aired: 2015-07-12

Ray is enlisted by a wealthy family to free their son.

2: Ding - Aired: 2015-07-19

Paige Finney calls Ray to protect a quarterback. Lena considers quitting.

3: Come and Knock on Our Door - Aired: 2015-07-26

Ray and Mickey make a desperate attempt to get Terry released from prison.

4: Breakfast of Champions - Aired: 2015-08-02

Ray puts out fires as Paige tries to broker a deal. Abby goes to Boston.

5: Handshake Deal - Aired: 2015-08-09

Ray's new mission drives a wedge between Finney and Paige.

6: Swing Vote - Aired: 2015-08-16

Ray must ensure Verona's Election Day victory to protect his NFL interests.

7: All Must Be Loved - Aired: 2015-08-23

Ray is contacted by Romero. Bunchy joins Mickey against the Minassians.

8: Tulip - Aired: 2015-08-30

Romero appears at the Fite Club, challenging Ray to repent for his sins.

9: The Octopus - Aired: 2015-09-06

An attempt to draw Mickey out of hiding jeopardizes Bunchy's wedding.

10: One Night in Yerevan - Aired: 2015-09-13

Ray comes up with a fix to help Mickey. Bridget gets into a fight.

11: Poker - Aired: 2015-09-20

Mickey pushes his luck by throwing himself a goodbye party.

12: Exsuscito - Aired: 2015-09-27

Abby and Terry finally tell Ray the truth about Bridget. Season finale.

Season 4 (12 Episodes)

1: Girl With Guitar - Aired: 2016-06-26

Ray is in recovery mode in the aftermath of the shootout. Meanwhile, Bunchy and Teresa face impending parenthood as Abby receives a diagnosis that threatens to upend her family. In hiding, Mickey plots a heist.

2: Marisol - Aired: 2016-07-03

Ray helps Hector handle a person from his past who risks unearthing a secret that could ruin his career. As Bunchy attempts to please a very pregnant Teresa, Abby offers him a lesson in marital compromise. Meanwhile, an act of petty larceny leads to a renewed sense of purpose for Terry - and Detective Muncie uses evidence against the Donovans to force Ray's hand.

3: Little Bill Primm's Big Green Horseshoe - Aired: 2016-07-10

An intruder breaks into the Donovan household, forcing the family closer together as Bridget struggles to maintain her independence. In Primm, Mickey schemes to rob a casino with the help of a lounge singer and a man named Ed. Meanwhile, with a baby due at any minute, Bunchy and Teresa navigate their marital woes under lockdown, and Ray visits Belikov in prison to strike a deal.

4: Federal Boobie Inspector - Aired: 2016-07-17

Ray pays a visit to a Hollywood power-player and unearths a secret Ezra shared in the past. Lena and an ex-girlfriend take Abby for a night on the town to help her confront her fears over a recent health diagnosis. Mickey offers his boys a job prospect while trying to assimilate back into the family.

5: Get Even Before Leavin' - Aired: 2016-07-24

With the Russian mob threatening his family, Ray finds himself on a road trip with Mickey to Primm, in hopes of recovering money stolen from a local casino owner. Bunchy and Bridget take turns looking after baby Maria when Teresa withdraws to her family's house. And Terry gains confidence as a trainer.

6: Fish and Bird - Aired: 2016-07-31

Ray finds himself in a holding pattern, waiting to see if Belikov will be released from prison. An art dealer invites Ray to a breast cancer benefit where he encounters some former clients. Teresa spirals into postpartum depression. Meanwhile, Mickey goes to great lengths to convince the DA that he was the one behind the Minassian massacre.

7: Norman Saves the World - Aired: 2016-08-07

Searching for a way to get Mickey out of prison, Ray turns to an old opponent to secure a bartering chip in the form of a less-than-wholesome family comedy star. A long-buried scandal leads Ray to an unexpected confrontation with a slick Hollywood agent and a former fixer of Ezra's. Meanwhile, without the protection of the Russians, Ray must help Mickey secure his own safety and gain admittance to the secure K6G prison wing.

8: The Texan - Aired: 2016-08-14

Ray enlists Lena and Daryll to ensure the rematch with Whittaker proceeds.

9: Goodbye Beautiful - Aired: 2016-08-21

Avi and Lena question Ray's loyalty to Sonia. Mickey returns to Primm.

10: Lake Hollywood - Aired: 2016-08-28

Confronted with a crisis, Ray strategizes. Hector reaches a breaking point.

11: Chinese Algebra - Aired: 2016-09-11

As Ray devises an attempt to save Avi, Agent Barnes makes him an offer.

12: Rattus Rattus - Aired: 2016-09-18

Ray attempts to play his adversaries against each other. Season finale.

Season 5 (12 Episodes)

1: Abby - Aired: 2017-08-06

Ray begins court-ordered anger management after a family tragedy sparks a bar fight. Mickey, Bunchy and Daryll prepare for Terry and Maureen's wedding. Bridget looks up a mysterious acquaintance in New York. Conor, away from home for the first time, grows accustomed to military school. Meanwhile, Sam Winslow, a powerful new employer, comes into Ray's life.

2: Las Vegas - Aired: 2017-08-13

A flashback to Ray and Abby's 21st anniversary when they went to Las Vegas to see Damon's first televised fight. In the present, movie star Natalie James hires Ray to protect her from an abusive husband/manager, which draws him deeper into Sam Winslow's web. Hopes for a beautiful day are dashed at Terry and Maureen's wedding as tensions flare between the Donovans and the Dohertys.

3: Dogwalker - Aired: 2017-08-20

Ray cleans up Natalie's mess. At home, however, he struggles to reconnect with his family and complete anger management. Unable to reach Maureen, Terry visits Conor at military school. A surprise visit from Frank Barnes threatens to sink Mickey back into a life of violence. Bunchy happens upon the business opportunity of a lifetime to provide for Teresa and Maria.

4: Sold - Aired: 2017-08-27

Mickey's screenwriting dreams stall out - until he's pulled into a gruesome fix for Daryll's movie star client. Abby starts construction on the new bar while Ray searches for a solution to their problem. Terry tries to win back Maureen one last time; Bunchy's quest for financial independence gets derailed; and Bridget tells her boyfriend who her father really is.

5: Shabbos Goy - Aired: 2017-09-10

Ray's therapy is at odds with the high-stakes power struggle between Sam and her opponents. Mickey - at Frank's behest - seeks out an old friend of the Donovan's. Meanwhile, Terry takes Damon to New York to train for a fight; Bunchy is confronted by sins from the Donovan past; and Bridget tries to reconcile with Smitty - until a major crisis forces them together.

6: Shelley Duvall - Aired: 2017-09-17

Abby makes a shocking decision that reverberates throughout the family. Ray runs interference for Natalie, while Sam shows him the lengths she'll go to protect her empire. In his attempt to free Bunchy, Mickey finds himself caught in the middle of someone else's war. Terry visits with Bridget and discovers a truth that shakes him to his core.

7: If I Should Fall from Grace with God - Aired: 2017-09-24

For Bunchy's sake, Ray is forced to step in and save Mickey from himself. Terry returns to LA with a devastating confession. Daryll and Mickey butt heads over the direction of their movie. Bunchy helps out a fellow inmate - on the condition that he'll help retrieve the settlement money. And one Donovan goes to extreme measures to protect the family.

8: Horses - Aired: 2017-10-01

A last-ditch medical trial sends Ray on a dark mission in New York. Alone in LA, Abby turns to Terry and Bridget to help her make the toughest decision of her life.

9: Mister Lucky - Aired: 2017-10-08

Natalie's fame puts Ray's career in jeopardy when, for the first time ever, he becomes the story. Mickey and Daryll celebrate getting the greenlight on their movie. Terry prepares to leave the Fite Club behind for good. Bunchy gets in over his head; Bridget takes Smitty's problem into her own hands; and Ray hunts down the source of Sam's problems.

10: Bob the Builder - Aired: 2017-10-15

Ray and Terry put their differences aside to try and fix Bunchy's problem once and for all. Meanwhile, Jay asks for a secret meeting with Daryll to decide the future of the movie and their relationship; Bridget's last-ditch effort to save Smitty lands her in an unexpected place; and in the wake of a tragedy, Ray turns on Sam - consequences be damned.

11: Michael - Aired: 2017-10-22

Ray searches for Frank Barnes in an attempt to get Bridget out of jail. Meanwhile in New York, Terry deals with the return of Damon's father and then takes care of Smitty at Bridget's request. Back in LA, Bunchy is hit with a heartbreaking confession from Teresa.

12: Time Takes a Cigarette - Aired: 2017-10-29

Ray goes to New York to arrange an illicit surgery that will hopefully save Smitty. Sam agrees to help - but only on the condition that Ray commit a brutal act. Meanwhile, Daryll struggles with his loyalties as Mickey tries to get himself out of jail by turning the tables on Ray. Season finale.