What Happened on the Last Season of Ray Donovan? (Season 7)

Ray Donovan Cover with Lead Actor Liev Schreiber

In the last season of Ray Donovan, Ray is making headway in therapy; thus, threats from the past necessitate the old Ray Donovan. Ray attempts to strike a balance between repairing his clients and fixing himself in the face of NYC mayor Ed Feratti, a relentless NYPD officer searching for the truth, and clients both old and new. Additionally, Ray is compelled to look for the answers to long-buried concerns when Mickey’s past is partially brought back to New York by Feratti’s corruption.

Cast of Show in Ray Donovan Season 7

  • Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan
  • Eddie Marsan as Terry Donovan
  • Dash Mihok as Bunchy Donovan
  • Katherine Moennig as Lena
  • Pooch Hall as Daryll
  • Kerris Dorsey as Bridget Donovan

Episode 1: Faith. Hope. Love. Luck

Ray (Liev Schreiber) meets with his therapist, Arthur Amiot (Alan Alda), after dropping his father off at the FBI. Arthur is curious about Ray’s thoughts of delivering his father to imprison him. Arthur wants him to give it some severe idea. He also encourages him to consider simply forgiving his father and letting go of all that resentment. The twist that starts this season and the premiere’s plot is that Ray appears to start trying to change his life while also being tormented by his past.

The life of Mickey Donovan (Jon Voight) came to an end. He was being carried upstate when a massive explosion sent him and the rest of his fellow prisoners into the hereafter. Mickey may not have anticipated his demise in a blaze of fire, but it may have been what he deserved.

Episode 2: A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Ray (Liev Schreiber) meets with his therapist, Arthur Amiot (Alan Alda), after dropping his father off at the FBI. Arthur is curious about Ray’s thoughts of delivering his father to imprison him. Arthur wants him to give it some severe idea. He also encourages him to consider simply forgiving his father and letting go of all that resentment. The twist that starts this season and the premiere’s plot is that Ray appears to start trying to change his life while also being tormented by his past.

The life of Mickey Donovan (Jon Voight) came to an end. He was being carried upstate when a massive explosion sent him and the rest of his fellow prisoners into the hereafter. Mickey may not have anticipated his demise in a blaze of fire, but it may have been what he deserved.

Episode 3: Family Pictures

Following the terrible explosion of the prisoners’ trucks, Mickey Donovan is pronounced dead. For Mickey Donovan to be charged with the killings rather than his family, Ray sends him away to the Maldives while making sure he leaves his fingerprints at the crime scenes.

 

The Mayor orders Ray to track down a 10-year-old boy to accuse Kevin Sullivan (Josh Hamilton) of molesting on fraudulent grounds. Ray makes the difficult decision to provide the Sullivans the explicit footage of Kevin in a lewd pose after continuing to wrestle with his conscience. Ray receives Lena’s (Katherine Moennig) resignation. Adam Rain (Michael Esper) engages in sexual activity at Bridget Donovan’s (Kerris Dorsey) invitation.

Episode 4: Herpes

Because of Feratti, the police storm Ray’s office, and his automobile is impounded. Kevin Sullivan’s father must pay him $9 million before he would receive the hospital agreement at the reduced price.

Ray must intervene to complete the agreement as Mayor Ed Feratti (Zach Grenier) raises the stakes in his discussions with the Sullivans. The nasty PR scandal involving Jonathan Walker Hanson (Clay Hollander) is resolved with the help of Bridget Donovan and Jacob “Smitty” Smith (Graham Rogers). Bunchy struggles with the repercussions of his pharmacy violence, and Terry Donovan (Eddie Marsan) fights with the realities of his condition. Claudette (Sheryl Lee Ralph) gives Daryll (Pooch Hall) the chance to leave the Donovan family permanently.

Episode 5: An Irish Lullaby

Ray and Terry go to Coney Island to look for Ray’s lost automobile after Ed Feratti’s show of force. Mickey Donovan, Daryll, and Sandy Patrick (Sandy Martin) keep looking for information about the 1977 heist. To quickly get money for the mother of one of the victims he shot at the drugstore, Bunchy dons a mask and robs a few businesses. Smitty is informed by Bridget of her liaison with Adam Rain. Later, Smitty locates Rain and uses a baseball bat to attack him.

Episode 6: Inside Guy

Molly Sullivan (Kerry Condon) and Ray start to heat up as Bridget, Bunchy. Jim Sullivan (Peter Gerety) demands that Ray resolve their problems, but their families get in the way. Ray works to stay on Mickey’s path while Terry and Smitty help him with some research. Bridget convinces Adam Rain to drop the claims of Smitty’s assault. During their battle, Daryll hits Ray with a glass bottle, resulting in Ray losing consciousness.

Episode 7: The Transfer Agent

When Mickey discovers the truth about the failed attempt, he sets out to extort Sullivan for his fair portion of the loot. While he and Molly look for Sandy and Mickey, Ray muses on his early memories of Jim Sullivan. Ray eventually overtakes Mickey and aids in Jim Sullivan’s release.

Episode 8: Passport and a Gun

Ray recalls working with Jim Sullivan as a teenager to collect debts. Still, he is troubled by the suggestion that Sullivan may have been involved in his sister Bridget’s suicide. Declan offers Daryll money in exchange for Darryl’s stolen stock in Jim Sullivan’s company. Still, he tries to pull a fast one on Daryll. Jasmine (Keren Dukes) assists Daryll in fleeing, but she is shot and killed as they run in a car. As a wrap-up of some unfinished business with the Shaman, Terry and Bunchy travel upstate. Smitty has Ray confess to the killings of the police officers by making him wear a wire.

Episode 9: Bugs

Ray asks Judge Gregory Scholl (Delaney Williams) to clean his name with Detective Perry while facing a brick wall. Scholl is reluctant to report the Mayor to the police. Still, Ray persistently bugged him, leading Scholl to believe it was the Mayor bugging him. Assassins are dispatched to try to assassinate them all when Scholl meets with the police to provide information against the Mayor. The Sullivans push Daryll over the brink while Mickey pursues Jim’s money. Terry is unintentionally paired with Ray’s physical therapist at physical therapy.

Episode 10: You'll Never Walk Alone

Ray ultimately discovers the reality of his sister Bridget’s passing. Jim Sullivan, who had raped her, was the father of her child. Sullivan is lured to Ray’s office, where he is killed. Terry confronts his own mortality as well as the death of a buddy. Smitty is killed in the crossfire during a brutal confrontation between the Sullivans and the Donovans, which brings Mickey’s search for the money he is owed to a head.

Ray Donovan Quick Facts

  • an American crime drama television seriescreated by Ann Biderman for Showtimepremiered on Showtime on June 30, 2013
  • concluded on January 19, 2020on February 4, 2020, Showtime canceled the show after seven seasons
  • set primarily in Los Angeles and in New York 

Ray Donovan Plot Summary

A “fixer” for Hollywood’s elite, Ray Donovan. He is the go-to person that the city’s sports, business moguls, and celebrities call to solve their problems. His new position is significantly more profitable than his old one as a brutal thug in South Boston, putting him in the company of the truly wealthy and powerful. However, no amount of money or the pricey items it can purchase will be able to fully conceal Ray’s past. This haunts him because of his problematic brothers’ constant calls and his father’s recent release from a 20-year jail sentence.

 

Mickey, Ray’s father, who is now a free man, travels to Los Angeles to claim what he believes is due to him. The foundation Ray has worked so hard to establish for himself could be destroyed by Mickey’s desire to reunite and make amends with his family, including Ray’s wife and children. They have never seen the family patriarch and are eager to get to know him.

Will there be Ray Donovan Season 8?

Being one in the list of the most watched shows on Showtime, Ray Donovan has received rave reviews and record-breaking viewership since it first debuted. The character of Ray Donovan, played by Liev Schreiber, engages in illegal manipulation of things professionally to provide viewers with enjoyable entertainment.

 

The program has broadcast seven seasons since its debut. The play has received praise from the public and critics for its fascinating premise and superb performances by Live Schreiber and Jon Voight. But when Season 8 was formally canceled by the show’s creators, Ray Donovan won’t be renewed.

 

After the Season 7 cliffhanger, viewers want to see Ray and his family again as rumors of a potential home network revival swirl. Viewers were shocked to learn that the show had been canceled because they had high expectations for it. After being unsatisfied with the previous season, viewers cried out for a new one. The show’s authors came under fire from fans for not bringing the series to a fitting finish as soon as it aired. 

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