Ray Donovan is in a mess as season 2 hits e.tv – and it’s not just because of his dad…
Ray Donovan Season 2 Wednesdays (from 21 June) e.tv (*194) 21:30
Los Angeles enforcer Ray (Liev Schreiber) is punching his way back onto free TV as season 2 of Ray Donovan (2013- current) kicks off. And he’s not the only one getting back to their routine after season 1 ended with Boston hitman Sully (James Wood) being shot dead. “Ray is a different man than the one we encountered in the first season,” says Liev. “He was surefooted but he’s gone through a tremendous amount since that time. He is at rock bottom. He’s been there a few times [Laughs], but this is a very important time for him.” And a lot of important things are happening to the people around Ray too.
DOING IT DONOVAN-STYLE
Donovan half-brother Daryll 1 (Pooch Hall, Derwin in football dramedy The Game, 2006-2015) feels cheated in episode 7 (2 August) when
Mickey gives away the Cadillac that Daryll had wanted since he was 12.
Dodgy dad Mickey (Jon Voight, 2
Lord Croft in 2001 adventure film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) is running a boxing scam in Mexico in episode 1, until Ray fetches him for the FBI.
Troubled-wife Abby (Paula Mal3
comson, Maureen Ashby in biker drama Sons Of Anarchy, 2008-2014) is a day- drinking cheating mess by episode 9 (16 August).
Fixer Ray has his hands full. He’s 4
trying to keep Mickey under control, doublecross the FBI in episode 5 (19 July) and also figure out what Abby is up to when she disappears and leaves their kids home alone.
Ray’s boxing trainer brother Terry 5
(Eddie Marsan, Mr Norrell in fantasy miniseries Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, 2015) is obsessed with his nurse who’s treating him for Parkinson’s and having an affair with him.
And Ray’s sexually abused, alco6
holic younger brother Bunchy (Dash Mihok, Detective Flass in sci-fi show Gotham, 2015- current) panics in episode 6 (26 July) when his singlemom girlfriend puts him a tricky position with her young son. NB! See more on p45.