'Ray Donovan' Season 7 Episode 2: Mickey's death complicates things for Ray while Bunchy becomes an unlikely hero
While getting transported to the maximum security, the bus carrying the prisoners meet with an accident, and seemingly everyone is dead – including Mickey.
Season 7 of ‘Ray Donovan’ was off to a dramatically brilliant start, with not one, but two murders for Ray (Live Schreiber) to deal with – in two widely different ways. When the Showtime series premiered Sunday, November 17, we saw that cops’ heads are fished out of rivers, and Ray becomes a primary suspect even as he is trying to fix his clients’ problems and ensure that he is making progress with Dr. Amiot (Alan Alda).
As always Ray has a solution – pin it on his father Mickey (Jon Voight) who is already heading to a maximum-security prison, so that he can finally make it up to his sons. This was a brilliant solution, except for the teeny tiny inconvenience that Mickey is dead. While getting transported to the maximum security, the bus carrying the prisoners meet with an accident, and seemingly everyone is dead – including Mickey.
This wrecks Ray in more ways than one. We know that he has been trying to become a better man and a better father by going to therapy regularly, and one of his biggest problems is daddy issues. He had even gone over to meet Mickey to let him know he forgives him for not being the best father. It did not go well, with Mickey telling Ray that he should be on his knees begging for forgiveness for putting him away for 20 years rather than giving out forgiveness.
That last encounter surely left Ray unfulfilled, and he will need to address reconciling with the memory of his father at his next therapy session. More pressingly, though, he needs to find an alternative solution to absolve himself of killing the cop now that Mickey is dead and there is no way he can get his father’s fingerprints from the charred dead body.
Meanwhile, Bunchy (Dash Mihok), who is trying to rebuild his life, becomes an unlikely hero when his pharmacy is under attack. We see that he takes things into his own hands and suddenly he is catapulted into the spotlight. We are excited to see how that affects Bunchy and his newfound vigor to live when Season 7 Episode 2 airs on Showtime on Sunday, November 24.