S1:E1 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

S1:E1 Extra (1:58)

Dissecting a Scene: The Bag Or The Bat

Sneak Peek: Family Reunion

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Sneak Peek: Family Reunion

Sneak Peek: She's Dead Dog

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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."

Music from this episode
Hooray For Hollywood
Doris Day
West Coast (Before I Leave)
M1 (Feat. C. Dash)
Let's Cut
Midas The King
Where They At
Same Old
Don't Turn Your Heater Down
Sam & Dave
He's Out of His Mind
King Kooba
Fans of Jimmy Century
Glitter and Gold
Rebecca Ferguson

7 Seasons, 82 Episodes

  • Season 7

    While Ray makes personal progress, there are dangers that require the Ray Donovan of old. Between the NYC mayor, an unrelenting NYPD officer and clients old and new, Ray struggles to find a balance between fixing for clients and fixing himself.

    Season 7
  • Season 6

    Ray rebuilds his life both personally and professionally in New York City. After being rescued from a plummet into the East River by a Staten Island cop, Ray finds himself once again working for media mogul Samantha Winslow.

    Season 6
  • Season 5

    Ray's ongoing family upheaval has taken an emotional toll, leaving him more vulnerable than ever. LA’s preeminent fixer is heading into uncharted territory and will soon discover that some damage can’t be controlled.

    Season 5
  • 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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