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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.

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Dissecting a Scene: The Bag Or The Bat

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Sneak Peek: Family Reunion

Sneak Peek: Family Reunion

Sneak Peek: She's Dead Dog

Sneak Peek: She's Dead Dog

"As it begins, we see a series of characters and events, which eventually weave together and intersect with Liev Schreiber's character, Ray Donovan, who is a family man with a dark Boston past."

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"The first hour set up plenty of places for the show to go, which proves Ray Donovan is clearly not a one-idea series, which Showtime is notorious for creating."

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Hooray For Hollywood
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West Coast (Before I Leave)
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Let's Cut
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Where They At
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Same Old
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Don't Turn Your Heater Down
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He's Out of His Mind
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Motorola
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Glitter and Gold
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4 Seasons, 42 Episodes

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  • Season 4

    Ray Donovan has always been able to balance his role of husband and father, brother and son, tormentor and savior. But, as his worlds uncontrollably blur, keeping his work and his family separate is no longer possible.

    Season 4
  • Season 3

    Ray quickly learns that clean slates are a dirty business, but what doesn't kill a Donovan only makes him stronger. One thing's for sure, whether you're with him or against him -- it may be a new day, but it's the same Ray.

    Season 3
  • Season 2

    Ray runs afoul of a corrupt FBI chief; Mickey is forced to go on parole and schemes to make it big; Bridget's clandestine relationship with teen rap sensation Marvin Gaye Washington takes a surprising turn.

    Season 2
  • Season 1

    Ray's father Mickey is released from prison after twenty years, setting off a chain of events that tests the limits of loyalty, family and the law; Ray's wife and children struggle to understand the complicated man of the house.

    Season 1
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