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Ray Donovan: The Bag or the Bat

Ray’s life is thrown into absolute turmoil when his father Mickey unexpectedly gets out of prison five years early, kills a priest, and arrives in LA, vowing to take revenge on Ray for framing him. Meanwhile, Ray’s mentor, Ezra Goldman, and his law partner, Lee Drexler, need Ray to find a way to get a “straight” action star out of a scandal with a transsexual. Ray must also protect a beautiful singer from a stalker, but the case leads to tension between him and his wife, Abby.

Source: Showtime

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Sunday June 30th, 2013

Director: Allen Coulter
Writer: Ann Biderman

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) Jul 16, 2013

  • Currently 7.9/10
7.9/10 (9 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Peter JacobsonPeter Jacobson
As Lee Drexler
Ambyr ChildersAmbyr Childers
As Ashley Rucker
Josh PaisJosh Pais
As Stu Feldman
Johnathon SchaechJohnathon Schaech
As Sean Walker
Austin NicholsAustin Nichols
As Tommy Wheeler
Maurice "Mô" McRaeMaurice "Mô" McRae
As Deonte Brown
Denise CrosbyDenise Crosby
As Deb
William Stanford DavisWilliam Stanford Davis
As Potato Pie
Elliott GouldElliott Gould
As Ezra Goodman

Co-Guest Stars
James Mathers (2)James Mathers (2)
As Priest
Andre Brooks (2)Andre Brooks (2)
As Officer Davis
Jonathan KowalskyJonathan Kowalsky
As TMZ Guy
Collin ChristopherCollin Christopher
As Stalker - Robert (Robert Lepecka)
Charmel CatrellCharmel Catrell
As Mickey's Hooker
Kanin J. HowellKanin J. Howell
As Man At Bar
Andrew BlochAndrew Bloch
As Warden
Natalie CiullaNatalie Ciulla
As Bridget At 17
Jolee BlonJolee Blon
As Marilyn Monroe
Troy VincentTroy Vincent
As 1975 Priest
Main Cast
Liev SchreiberLiev Schreiber
As Raymond "Ray" Donovan
Paula MalcomsonPaula Malcomson
As Abby Donovan
Eddie MarsanEddie Marsan
As Terrence "Terry" Donovan
Dash MihokDash Mihok
As Brendan 'Bunchy' Donovan
Pooch HallPooch Hall
As Daryll Donovan
Kerris DorseyKerris Dorsey
As Bridget Donovan
Devon BagbyDevon Bagby
As Conor Donovan
Jon VoightJon Voight
As Mickey Donovan


Ray's father, Mickey Donovan, is being released from prison in Massachusetts. He seethes while being driven through the city, looking over the changes since he's been away. His destination is a large cathedral, where he sneaks into the priest's residence and draws a gun. He shoves the gun in the priest's mouth, killing him...

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