Ray Donovan

10 Best Episodes of 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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 04, 2023.

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Ray Donovan - S6E9

#15 - Dream On (Season 6 - Episode 9)

Ray struggles to get the help he so desperately needs, causing Bridget to learn some hard truths about her father. Ray makes a move to save both Novak’s campaign and Mac’s life. Mickey sees an opportunity to recoup some of his losses. Darryl and Sandy find common ground.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 1134 votes.

Ray Donovan - S3E11

#14 - Poker (Season 3 - Episode 11)


Mickey pushes his luck by throwing himself a goodbye party.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 2088 votes.

Ray Donovan - S1E10

#13 - Fite Nite (Season 1 - Episode 10)

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.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 2149 votes.

Ray Donovan - S1E11

#12 - Bucky Fuckin' Dent (Season 1 - Episode 11)


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.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 2101 votes.

Ray Donovan - S7E9

#11 - Bugs (Season 7 - Episode 9)

With his back against the wall, Ray turns to Judge Scholl to clear his name with Det. Perry. Daryll is pushed to the edge by the Sullivans while Mickey continues to chase Jim's money. Terry makes an unexpected friend at physical therapy.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 816 votes.

Ray Donovan - S6E11

#10 - Never Gonna Give You Up (Season 6 - Episode 11)


It’s all-out war between cops and family, as the Donovans band together to save one of their own. Running out of options, Mac faces a difficult decision.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 1109 votes.

Ray Donovan - S6E10

#9 - Baby (Season 6 - Episode 10)

With Ray on the run, Radulovic and the Staten Island cops take a drastic measure: a move that sends Ray on a warpath. Mickey confronts his son. Sam makes her final move to win the election.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 1131 votes.

Ray Donovan - S6E12

#8 - The Dead (Season 6 - Episode 12)


Ray settles his final scores and revisits the past with his father. The Donovans clean up their mess. Smitty gets a crash course in what it means to be a part of the family. Season finale

The episode was rated 8.07 from 1105 votes.

Ray Donovan - S1E12

#7 - Same Exactly (Season 1 - Episode 12)

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.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 2103 votes.

Ray Donovan - S7E10

#6 - You'll Never Walk Alone (Season 7 - Episode 10)


Ray finally learns the truth about his sister Bridget's death; Terry reckons with the death of a friend and his own mortality; Mickey's quest for the money he's owed leads to a deadly face-off between the Sullivans and the Donovans.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 833 votes.

Ray Donovan - S2E8

#5 - Sunny (Season 2 - Episode 8)

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

The episode was rated 8.12 from 1908 votes.

Ray Donovan - S4E12

#4 - Rattus Rattus (Season 4 - Episode 12)


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

The episode was rated 8.13 from 3071 votes.

Ray Donovan - S2E7

#3 - Walk this Way (Season 2 - Episode 7)

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

The episode was rated 8.13 from 1997 votes.

Ray Donovan - S3E12

#2 - Exsuscito (Season 3 - Episode 12)


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

The episode was rated 8.22 from 2241 votes.

Ray Donovan - S2E12

#1 - The Captain (Season 2 - Episode 12)

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

The episode was rated 8.23 from 1888 votes.

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