Ray Donovan

10 Worst 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.

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Ray Donovan - S5E5

#1 - Shabbos Goy (Season 5 - Episode 5)

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.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 2332 votes.

Ray Donovan - S5E6

#2 - Shelley Duvall (Season 5 - Episode 6)


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.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 2263 votes.

Ray Donovan - S5E1

#3 - Abby (Season 5 - Episode 1)

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.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 2936 votes.

Ray Donovan - S5E3

#4 - Dogwalker (Season 5 - Episode 3)


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.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 2530 votes.

Ray Donovan - S5E4

#5 - Sold (Season 5 - Episode 4)

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.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 2511 votes.

Ray Donovan - S1E3

#6 - Twerk (Season 1 - Episode 3)


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.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 2598 votes.

Ray Donovan - S1E1

#7 - The Bag or the Bat (Season 1 - Episode 1)

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.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 3684 votes.

Ray Donovan - S1E4

#8 - Black Cadillac (Season 1 - Episode 4)


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.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 2467 votes.

Ray Donovan - S3E5

#9 - Handshake Deal (Season 3 - Episode 5)

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

The episode was rated 7.65 from 2061 votes.

Ray Donovan - S3E4

#10 - Breakfast of Champions (Season 3 - Episode 4)


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

The episode was rated 7.65 from 2072 votes.

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