Ray Donovan Episode Guide
Show: Ray Donovan
Status: Returning Series
First Aired: June 2013
Country: United States
Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA’s top power players. The one-hour series stars Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award nominee Liev Schreiber in his first lead television role as the go-to guy who makes the problems of the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls disappear. This powerful drama unfolds when his father, played by Oscar® winner Jon Voight, is unexpectedly released from prison, setting off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core.
Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan
Paula Malcomson as Abby Donovan
Jon Voight as Mickey Donovan
Eddie Marsan as Terry Donovan
Katherine Moennig as Lena
Dash Mihok as Bunchy Donovan
Kerris Dorsey as Bridget Donovan
Pooch Hall as Daryll
Steven Bauer as Avi
Devon Bagby as Conor Donovan
Elliott Gould as Ezra Goodman
James Woods as Patrick Sullivan
- The Bag or the Bat
Original Air Date: Jun 30, 2013
Series premiere. Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber) 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 (Jon Voight) unexpectedly gets out of prison five years early and arrives in LA, vowing to take revenge on Ray for framing him.
- A Mouth is a Mouth
Original Air Date: Jul 7, 2013
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 (Johnathon Schaech) receives a threatening message at home and action hero Tommy Wheeler (Austin Nichols) is blackmailed with a sex video.
Original Air Date: Jul 14, 2013
Mickey spends time with Bunchy and Terry. Ray “buys” a talented hip-hop artist for his rapper neighbor. Ray’s mentor, Ezra Goldman (Elliott Gould), 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.
- Black Cadillac
Original Air Date: Jul 21, 2013
Ray, Abby and the kids visit Bel Air Academy, hoping Bridget (Kerris Dorsey) 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 (Pooch Hall) drive out to Palm Springs to visit Mickey’s ex-girlfriend, Claudette.
- The Golem
Original Air Date: Jul 28, 2013
Ezra has an accident. Terry and Frances (Brooke Smith) grow closer. Bunchy receives his settlement check. Mickey visits Ezra to talk about the past. Ray and Avi learn some very unsettling news.
Original Air Date: Aug 4, 2013
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.
- New Birthday
Original Air Date: Aug 11, 2013
Ray forbids Bridget from seeing Marvin, but she visits him anyway. Meanwhile, Ray flies to Boston to search for Sully (guest star James Woods). Abby and Deb commiserate over drinks and get themselves into trouble. Mickey manipulates Sean into working with him on a movie project.
Original Air Date: Aug 18, 2013
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.
- Road Trip
Original Air Date: Aug 25, 2013
Avi drives Sully (guest star James Woods) 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.
- Fite Nite
Original Air Date: Sep 8, 2013
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.
- Bucky Fuckn’ Dent
Original Air Date: Sep 15, 2013
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.
- Same Exactly
Original Air Date: Sep 22, 2013
Season 1 finale. 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.
- Yo Soy Capitan
Original Air Date: Jul 13, 2014
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.
- Uber Ray
Original Air Date: Jul 20, 2014
Ray forces Mickey to return to LA and brings him to Ed Cochran, who holds a press conference taking full credit for finding and killing Sully Sullivan. However, Kate McPherson, a Boston reporter, doesn’t believe the story and begins to investigate his death. In a desperate bid to control his father Ray corrupts a parole officer and has him take over Mickey’s case.
- Gem and Loan
Original Air Date: Jul 27, 2014
Ray and Abby are eager to get Bridget into her dream school, but Ray’s fractured relationship with movie producer Stu Feldman stands in their way. Mickey has a date with his old flame, Claudette – but first he has to find a way around Mr. Keith, his new parole officer. Kate McPherson heads to the Fite Club to try and get information out of Terry.
- S U C K
Original Air Date: Aug 3, 2014
With her investigation in full swing, Kate zeroes in on Mickey. Meanwhile, the appearance of Tiny, a former member of Sully’s gang, jeopardizes Ed Cochran’s career. Plus, Mr. Keith sends Mickey to work at a Mexican restaurant, Abby meets a new friend at the gun range and Bunchy encounters a potential love interest at the bike shop where he has gotten a job.
- Irish Spring
Original Air Date: Aug 10, 2014
Ray gets compromising information on Cochran. Avi follows Kate as she investigates, but Ray will need to give her a new story. Meanwhile, Abby tries to have fun with her prospective new neighbors, and gets closer to Jim, her cop friend. Marvin takes Bridget to a party at the house of ex-con/hip-hop mogul Cookie Brown. And Conor apologizes to Alex – but it doesn’t go well.
Original Air Date: Aug 17, 2014
Ashley asks Ray to go to bat for her friend Steve Knight, a self-help guru who beat up a waiter. Avi and Lena help Ray make contact with Volcheck to seek his aid in taking down Cochran. Mickey gets a stipend from Ray, but hopes for a bigger payday when he meets with movie exec Debra Gerson. And Bridget argues with Ray and Abby about a gift from Marvin.
- Walk This Way
Original Air Date: Aug 24, 2014
It’s Conor’s birthday – and both Abby and Ray forgot. When Conor demands a party with Terry, Bunchy and Mickey in attendance, tensions run high as the whole family gathers at the Donovan house. Meanwhile, Ashley’s stalker is back, and Ray comes face-to-face with Cookie Brown when the ex-con/hip-hop mogul shows up to take Bridget for a night out.
Original Air Date: Aug 31, 2014
Lee Drexler returns from his honeymoon, only to be confronted by Cookie Brown, who demands the rights to Marvin’s music. Ray arranges the deal, but then Lee reneges on it. Peggy Shaughnessy plants a seed of doubt in Kate’s mind about the story that she published; Kate reopens her investigation but is threatened by a pair of Southie thugs on the street.
Original Air Date: Sep 7, 2014
Ray tells Bridget how she needs to lie about where she was during the shooting, for her own safety – but Abby brings Jim over to tell her just the opposite. Lee and Ezra are convinced to give Cookie the rights to Marvin and Rekon’s music, while Mickey starts to plan a pot store robbery with Shorty. Confronted with Patty’s son, Bunchy struggles with his fears. And Kate visits a Walpole inmate to find out what went wrong with her article.
Original Air Date: Sep 14, 2014
Ashley’s stalker is back and making trouble again for Steve Knight – but when Ray intercedes, he learns that Steve is actually the dangerous one. Cochran gets a call from the President, nominating him for the FBI directorship – and vows to take the necessary steps to protect himself from the vetting process. Kate confronts Ray over the truth about his past, Abby tries to overcome her anxiety for Bridget’s safety, and Mickey starts gathering the team for his robbery.
Original Air Date: Sep 21, 2014
Ray starts to make arrangements in case he gets arrested when Kate publishes her story. Meanwhile, Cookie gives Ray a million dollars to track down a stalkerazzi video of the shooting. Mickey’s robbery doesn’t quite go as planned when Terry gets left behind – and arrested. Plus, Shorty’s oxygen tanks explode while Conor is waiting in the SRO, leading to a confrontation between Ray and Mickey. And Ezra tells Ray and Avi that Kate needs to be stopped.
- The Captain
Original Air Date: Sep 28, 2014
Mickey and Daryll discover their loot is significantly less than they expected, but Mickey has a plan that sends them to the races. Abby is torn between her two potential protectors, Ray and Jim. Season finale.
- The Kalamazoo
Original Air Date: Jul 12, 2015
Adrift from his family and estranged from Ezra, Ray is enlisted by a wealthy family to free their kidnapped son and finds himself enmeshed with an entirely new class of people. Meanwhile, a retired Mickey stumbles upon a new enterprise, Abby finds a friend on the streets of LA, and Bunchy’s newfound confidence falters when faced with a troupe of Luchadores.
Original Air Date: Jul 19, 2015
Paige Finney calls on Ray to protect a quarterback from an enraged Navy SEAL. Terry tries to fly under the radar in prison but winds up in a fight with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, Mickey attempts to take over Gary’s prostitute business, Bunchy is tormented by an attractive Luchadora, Abby tries to motivate Conor – and a frustrated Lena considers quitting.
- Come and Knock on Our Door
Original Air Date: Jul 26, 2015
Ray and Mickey make a desperate attempt to get Terry released from prison after discovering he’s killed an Aryan and his life is in danger. Meanwhile, Mickey and Daryll pitch a new and improved strategy to Gary’s prostitutes, Bunchy invests in putting on a Luchadora show to keep Teresa around – and Abby hits her breaking point with the family.
- Breakfast of Champions
Original Air Date: Aug 2, 2015
Exclusively employed now by the Finney Organization, Ray puts out fires as Paige tries to broker a deal to buy an NFL team. Terry adjusts badly to life outside of prison, and finds himself in the middle of an unwanted welcome-home party thrown by Mickey. Abby goes to Boston to reconnect with her Southie family whom she hasn’t seen in years. And with both parents out of the house, Conor throws a party – only to wind up in over his head.
- Handshake Deal
Original Air Date: Aug 9, 2015
Finney tasks Ray with securing information that could bring down the governor and sink the NFL deal, but the mission turns Ray into a wedge between Finney and Paige. Meanwhile, Conor is thrust into a life-changing experience, Mickey and Daryll sell a coke-and-hooker party to a Silicon Valley start-up and Bunchy and Teresa’s relationship finds an unusual release. Plus, with Abby in Boston, it falls on Ray to help Bridget with her scholastic and emotional turmoil.
- Swing Vote
Original Air Date: Aug 16, 2015
It’s Election Day, and with his stake of the NFL team in writing, Ray must take down a rival bidder and ensure Verona’s re-election in order to protect his interests. Mickey, meanwhile, has to find a way to keep Ginger and the other prostitutes working – or face the wrath of Mrs. Minassian. Plus, on a trip to win back Teresa, Bunchy confides in Romero, and Terry, left alone at the Fite Club, sees signs that the Aryans might be after him.
- All Must Be Loved
Original Air Date: Aug 23, 2015
With the governor’s loss, Ray’s NFL dreams appear to be over – but he’s not willing to give up. However, in the midst of bribing Fish and Game to approve the stadium’s construction Ray is contacted by Father Romero. Meanwhile, Bunchy, hoping to provide for Teresa, demands his settlement money. When Ray refuses, Bunchy joins Mickey in taking up arms against the Minassians.
Original Air Date: Aug 30, 2015
As Ray attempts to force a Finney rival into selling his land, Romero appears at the Fite Club, challenging Ray to repent for his sins. Back in North Hollywood, the Minassians are out for revenge – tempting Mickey to cooperate with the police in exchange for protection. Plus, when a complication involving Varick arises, Finney unexpectedly calls Ray back into his service.
- The Octopus
Original Air Date: Sep 6, 2015
Bunchy’s wedding is jeopardized when Detective Muncie arrests him in an attempt to draw Mickey out of hiding — causing Ray to track his father down and bring him to the police station in order to get Bunchy to the altar. Meanwhile, the NFL makes a serendipitous hire, and an old rival of Ray’s is assigned to vet the Finney family.
- One Night in Yerevan
Original Air Date: Sep 13, 2015
Mickey knows he’s a dead man if he gives in to Muncie’s demands. Ray comes up with a two-sided fix to help him, involving Lee Drexler and an Armenian popstar – but not without some demands of his own. Meanwhile, Bridget gets into a fight at school that leads Abby to investigate her recent strange behavior.
Original Air Date: Sep 20, 2015
Finney and Cochran team up to frame Ray for murder, forcing him to reshuffle the evidence and enlist Paige as an ally in order to maintain his innocence. Meanwhile, Mickey ignores instructions to leave town and pushes his luck by throwing himself a goodbye party. Back at the Donovan home, Abby and Terry work to bring Bridget’s behavior back under control.
Original Air Date: Sep 27, 2015
Abby and Terry finally tell Ray the truth about what’s going on with Bridget. The Minassians move to punish Mickey for his betrayal, endangering the entire Donovan family.
- Girl With Guitar
Original Air Date: Jun 26, 2016
Ray is in recovery mode in the aftermath of the shootout, striving to reconnect with his family and repair his relationship with Bridget. Meanwhile, Bunchy and Teresa face impending parenthood together as Abby receives a medical diagnosis that threatens to upend the Donovan family. Hiding out in Nevada, Mickey plots a heist as Detective Muncie closes in on his trail.
Original Air Date: Jul 3, 2016
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.
- Little Bill Primm’s Big Green Horseshoe
Original Air Date: Jul 10, 2016
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.
- Federal Boobie Inspector
Original Air Date: Jul 17, 2016
Looking for leverage to get the Russian mob off his back, 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. After returning from Primm to see his new grandchild, Mickey offers his boys a job prospect while trying to assimilate back into the family.
- Get Even Before Leavin’
Original Air Date: Jul 24, 2016
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.
- Fish and Bird
Original Air Date: Jul 31, 2016
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.
- Norman Saves the World
Original Air Date: Aug 7, 2016
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.
- The Texan
Original Air Date: Aug 14, 2016
After a public declaration from Marisol, Hector’s rematch with Whittaker is cancelled. However, Ray enlists the help of Lena and Daryll to ensure the match proceeds. Meanwhile, an angry neighbor confronts the Donovans about Conor’s reckless behavior. And Teresa’s worsening depression causes her family to have her committed to a mental hospital.
- Goodbye Beautiful
Original Air Date: Aug 21, 2016
When the head of the Russian mob arrives to find out what really happened to Belikov, Sonia and her daughter take refuge at the Donovan’s, throwing her and Abby into close quarters. As both Avi and Lena question Ray’s loyalty to Sonia, he must decide whether to help her or put the lives of his family and friends in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Mickey returns to Primm – in search of stolen money, Sylvie and vengeance.
- Lake Hollywood
Original Air Date: Aug 28, 2016
Confronted with a crisis involving one of their own, Ray and his team strategize on how to use art from the Kovitzsky gallery as leverage. Meanwhile, after Hector’s wife informs him that she and their daughter are moving to escape the incest scandal, he reaches a breaking point and enlists Ray’s help in fixing the situation.
- Chinese Algebra
Original Air Date: Sep 11, 2016
As Ray devises an attempt to save Avi and settle his debts, FBI agent Frank Barnes detains him before the plan can be executed, forcing Ray to send Mickey to Vegas to place a high-stakes bet on the match between Hector and Whittaker. Barnes offers Ray a chance to turn informant against Dmitri in exchange for protection, leading him to question whether he’s turning into his father.
- Rattus Rattus
Original Air Date: Sep 18, 2016
Just as Ray believes his deal with Hector will be his family’s salvation, Sonia hands over incriminating evidence to Agent Barnes. Forced to wear a wire, Ray attempts to play the Russian Mob off the FBI but falls short when he realizes the mob may know he’s snitching. Meanwhile, Mickey moves to cash in on the big fight, which leads him to a discovery that could help Ray against his adversaries.
Original Air Date: Aug 6, 2017
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
- Las Vegas
Original Air Date: Aug 13, 2017
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.
Original Air Date: Aug 20, 2017
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.
Original Air Date: Aug 27, 2017
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.
- Shabbos Goy
Original Air Date: Sept 10, 2017
- Shelley Duvall
Original Air Date: Sept 17, 2017
- If I Should Fall From Grace With God
Original Air Date: Sept 24, 2017