S6:E12 The Dead

Original Air Date: Jan 13, 2019

Ray settles his final scores and revisits the past with his father. The Donovans clean up their mess. Smitty gets a crash course in what it means to be a part of the family. Season finale


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"Easily the best episode of the sixth season of Ray Donovan and one of the best episodes in the show’s history, 'The Dead' smoothly ties up a lot of the threads of this year while leaving enough dangling for the next."


"...'The Dead' is a solid finale, one that takes the Donovan family and moves them into new, interesting spaces. It’s more emotional than most episodes, and that begins with Ray calling his father and asking him if he truly loved their mother. Mickey goes on and on about how much he loved her, and how he was nothing compared to her, but he balks at Ray’s insistence that he was never there for them. They have different perspectives, and that will influence so much of what happens in this episode."

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New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
LCD Soundsystem
First Day of My Life
Bright Eyes
Trampled by Turtles

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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