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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Ray Donovan 6.6: The Mayor Strikes Back



Tough going for Ray tonight in episode 6.6 - indeed, for most of the Donovans - not to mention Sam.

The evening starts off with someone breaking into Sam's apartment at night, and not raping her but knocking her unconscious in her bed.  Right before delivering a warning to Sam to keep her hands off the Mayor's race.

Of course, that's the last thing Ray would now do.  In a satisfying scene, he knocks the Mayor to the floor in the men's room of Hizzoner's gym.  But Ray has taken on more than he counted on.  I always thought the NYPD was more to be reckoned with the the LAPD - though what do I know - and Ray learns this the way he learns most things, the hard way.  He (again, of course) ignores the advice of his NYPD friend to leave to town.  And he winds up being knocked to the ground and taken into custody by the NYPD by the end of the episode.

Meanwhile, Bunchy's daughter is back with his estranged wife, after she admits that she never loved him, just to rub it in.  Terry has another success in the ring, but that could be the worst thing for him, since the lure of additional fights could well kill him.  Only Mick does ok tonight, with all the money he has in hand.

And so it goes with the Donovans.   The good news is no matter how often they and Ray's clients are knocked down or knocked unconscious, they alway manage to come back.  And I'll be back here next week with another review.

See Ray Donovan 6.1: The New Friend ... Ray Donovan 6.2: Father and Sons ... Ray Donovan 6.4: Politics in the Ray Style

See also Ray Donovan 5.1: Big Change  ... Ray Donovan 5.4: How To Sell A Script ... Ray Donovan 5.7: Reckonings ... Ray Donovan 5.8: Paging John Stuart Mill ... Ray Donovan 5.9: Congas ... Ray Donovan 5.10: Bunchy's Money ... Ray Donovan 5.11: I'm With Mickey ... Ray Donovan 5.12: New York

See also Ray Donovan 4.1: Good to Be Back ... Ray Donovan 4.2: Settling In ... Ray Donovan 4.4: Bob Seger ... Ray Donovan 4.7: Easybeats ... Ray Donovan 4.9: The Ultimate Fix ... Ray Donovan Season 4 Finale: Roses

And see also Ray Donovan 3.1: New, Cloudy Ray ... Ray Donovan 3.2: Beat-downs ... Ray Donovan 3.7: Excommunication!

And see also Ray Donovan 2.1: Back in Business ... Ray Donovan 2.4: The Bad Guy ... Ray Donovan 2.5: Wool Over Eyes ... Ray Donovan 2.7: The Party from Hell ... Ray Donovan 2.10: Scorching ... Ray Donovan 2.11: Out of Control ... Ray Donovan Season 2 Finale: Most Happy Ending

And see also Ray Donovan Debuts with Originality and Flair ... Ray Donovan 1.2: His Assistants and his Family ... Ray Donovan 1.3: Mickey ... Ray Donovan 1.7 and Whitey Bulger ... Ray Donovan 1.8: Poetry and Death ... Ray Donovan Season 1 Finale: The Beginning of Redemption


 

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