Ray Donovan

The BEST episodes of Ray Donovan

Every episode of Ray Donovan ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Ray Donovan!

Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan does the dirty work for LA's top power players. He is the go-to guy who makes the problems of the city's celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls disappear. This powerful drama unfolds when his father is unexpectedly released from prison, setting off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core.

Last Updated: 5/30/2022Network: Showtime
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Exsuscito
star
8.29
2501 votes

#1 - Exsuscito

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/27/2015

Abby and Terry finally tell Ray the truth about Bridget.

Directors: David Hollander
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The Captain
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8.25
2577 votes

#2 - The Captain

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/28/2014

Mickey and Daryll discover their loot is significantly less than they expected, but Mickey has a plan that sends them to the races. Abby is torn between her two potential protectors, Ray and Jim.

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Walk this Way
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8.13
2656 votes

#3 - Walk this Way

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/24/2014

It's Conor's birthday - and both Abby and Ray forgot. When Conor demands a party with Terry, Bunchy and Mickey in attendance, tensions run high as the whole family gathers at the Donovan house. Meanwhile, Ashley's stalker is back, and Ray comes face-to-face with Cookie Brown when the ex-con/hip-hop mogul shows up to take Bridget for a night out.

Directors: Liev Schreiber
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Rattus Rattus
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8.12
3169 votes

#4 - Rattus Rattus

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/18/2016

Season Finale. Ray, hoping his deal with Hector will be his family's salvation, learns that Sonia has turned over incriminating evidence to FBI agent Frank Barnes. Ray is forced to wear a wire, but decides to play the Russian mob off the FBI, but things take a dangerous turn. Meanwhile, Mickey's attempt to cash in on the big fight leads him to a discovery that could help Ray against both sides.

Directors: David Hollander
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You'll Never Walk Alone
star
8.11
863 votes

#5 - You'll Never Walk Alone

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/19/2020

Ray finally learns the truth about his sister Bridget’s death. Terry reckons with the death of a friend and his own mortality. Mickey’s quest for the money he’s owed comes to a head with a deadly face-off between the Sullivans and the Donovans.

Directors: David Hollander
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Sunny
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8.09
2569 votes

#6 - Sunny

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/31/2014

Lee Drexler returns from his honeymoon, only to be confronted by Cookie Brown, who demands the rights to Marvin's music. Ray arranges the deal, but then Lee reneges on it. Peggy Shaughnessy plants a seed of doubt in Kate's mind about the story that she published; Kate reopens her investigation but is threatened by a pair of Southie thugs on the street.

Directors: John Dahl
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The Dead
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8.07
1129 votes

#7 - The Dead

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/13/2019

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

Directors: David Hollander
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Baby
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8.05
1157 votes

#8 - Baby

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/30/2018

With Ray on the run, Radulovic and the Staten Island cops take a drastic measure: a move that sends Ray on a warpath. Mickey confronts his son. Sam makes her final move to win the election.

Directors: John Dahl
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Never Gonna Give You Up
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8.03
1133 votes

#9 - Never Gonna Give You Up

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/6/2019

It’s all-out war between cops and family, as the Donovans band together to save one of their own. Running out of options, Mac faces a difficult decision.

Directors: Joshua Marston
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Poker
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8.02
2317 votes

#10 - Poker

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/20/2015

Mickey pushes his luck by throwing himself a goodbye party.

Directors: Colin Bucksey
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Come and Knock on Our Door
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8.01
2363 votes

#11 - Come and Knock on Our Door

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/26/2015

Ray and Mickey make a desperate attempt to get Terry released from prison.

Directors: Daniel Attias
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Bugs
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8.01
848 votes

#12 - Bugs

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/12/2020

With his back against the wall, Ray turns to Judge Scholl to clear his name with Detective Perry. Daryll is pushed to the edge by the Sullivan family. Mickey continues to chase Jim’s money. Smitty tries to justify his betrayal to Bridget. Terry makes an unexpected friend at physical therapy.

Directors: Ed Bianchi
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Chinese Algebra
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7.99
3201 votes

#13 - Chinese Algebra

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/11/2016

Ray's latest attempt to save Avi and square his debts to the mob takes a hit when FBI agent Frank Barnes nabs him before he can pull it off, so Ray must send Mickey to Las Vegas to place a hefty bet on the boxing bout between Hector and Whittaker. Later, in exchange for Federal protection, Barnes offers Ray a chance to turn informant against Dmitri.

Directors: John Dahl
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One Night in Yerevan
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7.97
2369 votes

#14 - One Night in Yerevan

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/13/2015

Ray comes up with a fix to help Mickey. Bridget gets into a fight.

Directors: Daniel Attias
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The Octopus
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7.97
2343 votes

#15 - The Octopus

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/6/2015

An attempt to draw Mickey out of hiding jeopardizes Bunchy's wedding.

Directors: Colin Bucksey
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Dream On
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7.95
1157 votes

#16 - Dream On

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/23/2018

Ray struggles to get the help he so desperately needs, causing Bridget to learn some hard truths about her father. Ray makes a move to save both Novak’s campaign and Mac’s life. Mickey sees an opportunity to recoup some of his losses. Darryl and Sandy find common ground.

Directors: Denise Di Novi
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Goodbye Beautiful
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7.94
3105 votes

#17 - Goodbye Beautiful

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/21/2016

When the head of the Russian mob arrives to find out what really happened to Belikov, Sonia and her daughter take refuge at the Donovan's, throwing her and Abby into close quarters. As both Avi and Lena question Ray's loyalty to Sonia, he must decide whether to help her or put the lives of his family and friends in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Mickey returns to Primm - in search of stolen money, Sylvie and vengeance.

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Passport and a Gun
star
7.92
847 votes

#18 - Passport and a Gun

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/5/2020

Gary O’Malley seeks justice from the Sullivans, while Ray and Smitty must cover for their own actions. Daryll calls Jasmine with an opportunity that lands them face-to-face with Declan Sullivan. Terry and Bunchy head back upstate to settle some unfinished business with the Shaman.

Directors: John Dahl
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Pudge
star
7.92
1173 votes

#19 - Pudge

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/18/2018

Mickey kidnaps movie star Jay White, and Ray has to get 3 million dollars from Sam Winslow to get Jay back in one piece. Mickey and Bunchy plot a future for themselves. Mac finds himself backed into a corner as Internal Affairs comes after him. Terry steps into the ring for the first time in twenty years. Smitty has to confront the secrets of his past and ends up calling on his future father-in-law for help.

Directors: Tucker Gates
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Norman Saves the World
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7.92
3033 votes

#20 - Norman Saves the World

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/7/2016

Searching for a way to get Mickey out of prison, Ray turns to an old opponent to secure a bartering chip in the form of a less-than-wholesome family comedy star. A long-buried scandal leads Ray to an unexpected confrontation with a slick Hollywood agent and a former fixer of Ezra's. Meanwhile, without the protection of the Russians, Ray must help Mickey secure his own safety and gain admittance to the secure K6G prison wing.

Directors: Tricia Brock
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Rodef
star
7.92
2504 votes

#21 - Rodef

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/21/2014

Ray starts to make arrangements in case he gets arrested when Kate publishes her story. Meanwhile, Cookie gives Ray a million dollars to track down a stalkerazzi video of the shooting. Mickey's robbery doesn't quite go as planned when Terry gets left behind - and arrested. Plus, Shorty's oxygen tanks explode while Conor is waiting in the SRO, leading to a confrontation between Ray and Mickey. And Ezra tells Ray and Avi that Kate needs to be stopped.

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Yo Soy Capitan
star
7.91
2882 votes

#22 - Yo Soy Capitan

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/13/2014

Just as Ray's life begins to return to normal, the FBI demands that he bring Mickey back from Mexico, where he is setting up a fight for Daryll. Abby, concerned that he won't face his abuse, forces Ray into therapy with her. Meanwhile Bunchy gets nervous about a job interview, Terry obsesses over his ex-girlfriend and Conor lands in hot water after assaulting a classmate.

Directors: Tucker Gates
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The Transfer Agent
star
7.91
845 votes

#23 - The Transfer Agent

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/29/2019

Mickey finally learns the truth about the botched heist, and he’s out to get his fair share of the money. Ray reflects on his early memories of Jim Sullivan while he and Molly track down Sandy and Mickey by any means necessary. Smitty is questioned by the police and confronted with the consequences of his actions.

Directors: Kyra Sedgwick
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Fish and Bird
star
7.91
3048 votes

#24 - Fish and Bird

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/31/2016

Ray finds himself in a holding pattern, waiting to see if Belikov will be released from prison. An art dealer invites Ray to a breast cancer benefit where he encounters some former clients. Teresa spirals into postpartum depression. Meanwhile, Mickey goes to great lengths to convince the DA that he was the one behind the Minassian massacre.

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The Kalamazoo
star
7.90
2360 votes

#25 - The Kalamazoo

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/12/2015

Ray is enlisted by a wealthy family to free their son.

Directors: Colin Bucksey
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