Ray Donovan: Season 4 (2016)

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Air date: Jun 26, 2016

Season 4 begins with Ray in recovery mode in the aftermath of the shootout and trying to reconnect with his family and repair his relationship with Bridget. Meanwhile, Bunchy and Teresa face impending parenthood together; Abby receives a medical diagnosis that threatens to upend the Donovan family; and Mickey plots a heist as Det. Muncie closes in on his hiding place in Nevada.

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Air date: Jul 3, 2016

Ray helps Hector handle a person from his past who threatens to reveal a secret that could ruin Hector's boxing career. Meanwhile, Abby offers Bunchy a lesson in marital compromise; and Det. Muncie uses incriminating evidence against the Donovans to force Ray's hand, which draws him further into the path of the Russian mob.

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Air date: Jul 10, 2016

An intruder breaks into the Donovan household; Mickey plots a casino heist; Bridget celebrates her 18th birthday and struggles to maintain her independence; Ray visits Belikov in prison to strike a deal; Bunchy and Teresa navigate their marital woes under lockdown.

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Air date: Jul 17, 2016

Ray visits a Hollywood power player in an attempt to get the Russian mob off his back and unearths a secret Ezra shared in the past. Meanwhile, Lena and an ex-girlfriend take Abby out on the town to help her confront fears over a recent health diagnosis; and Mickey offers his boys a job prospect and tries to assimilate back into the family.

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Air date: Jul 24, 2016

With the Russian mob threatening his family, Ray goes on a road trip with Mickey to Primm in hopes of recovering money stolen from a local casino owner. Meanwhile, Terry gains confidence as a trainer and gets renewed interest in the gym; and Bunchy and Bridget take turns looking after baby Maria when Teresa withdraws to her family's house to seek refuge from the pressures of being a new mom.

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Air date: Jul 31, 2016

Ray waits to see if Belikov will be released from prison and struggles with the prospect of putting a pimp back out on the street. Later, Art dealer Sonia Kovitsky invites Ray to a breast cancer benefit where he encounters some former clients and becomes more entrenched in her operation. Meanwhile, Teresa spirals into a postpartum depression; and Mickey tries to persuade the DA that he was the sole architect behind the Minassian massacre.

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Air date: Aug 7, 2016

A long-buried scandal leads Ray to an unexpected confrontation.

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Air date: Aug 14, 2016

Ray enlists Lena and Daryll to ensure the rematch with Whittaker proceeds.

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Air date: Aug 21, 2016

Avi and Lena question Ray's loyalty to Sonia; Mickey returns to Primm.

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Air date: Aug 28, 2016

Facing a crisis involving one of their own, Ray and the team figure a way to use Kovitzsky-gallery art as leverage. Meanwhile, a distraught Hector calls for Ray's help after his wife decides to move away with their daughter in an effort to get away from the incest scandal.

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In this Showtime crime drama, professional "fixer" Ray Donovan (Lieve Schreiber) works to make the complicated problems of his elite Los Angeles clients vanish, while struggling to get a handle on his own personal and family life. In the wake of a devastating confession at the close of the previous season, Ray now finds himself attempting to reconnect with his faith and family, including his father Mickey (Jon Voight), while also resolving a series of dangerous cases for his clients. Also starring Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan and Dash Mihok.

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Critic Reviews for Ray Donovan Season 4

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (5)

The show takes a few steps towards investigating Ray and breaking down the visage he's able to throw over his clients (and himself) but at this point, it's nowhere near enough.

Mar 20, 2018 | Full Review…

A touchier-feelier Ray Donovan emerges, and the change is welcome.

Jun 24, 2016 | Full Review…

This has been a messy season filled with fits and starts and shoddy character motivations.

Mar 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Ray Donovan has a habit of ending seasons strongly - it did last year, for sure - but it couldn't save itself this time.

Mar 20, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Any time the Donovans are together, it's always full of truth - the sweet, the rotten, and the forever blood ties that hold them together.

Jun 23, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I'm certainly hooked on Ray Donovan once again, even as I'm feeling the show is going over a lot of the same ground.

Jun 27, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ray Donovan: Season 4

  • Jul 17, 2016
    The first few episodes have been slow, but it definitely has brought back that Ray Donovan magic.
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  • Oct 23, 2020
    Could have been much better without breast cancer thing, this is entertainment for god's sake. How one can show removed breast in a sex scene ?
  • Jan 17, 2020
    Not the best of seasons for the Donovan's but, there is definitely enough to keep you around and entertained. Of course, the ending is tear worthy, if you care about any of the characters. I definitely do at this point in the series.
  • Oct 31, 2019
    100% unoriginal characters responsible for an unrealistic number of murders per episode. At first glance Ray is appealing yet the glory dissipates with each woman he beds then Abby begrudgingly forgives time and again.?. Let me know what happens after season 4. Meh, it passed the time.
  • Mar 19, 2018
    The first seasons are pretty great but its all getting a bit old and tedious now. predictability is increasing, there's too many cliche's as if the writers are struggling to find new ground. Micky donovan needs to go already, how many times can one stomach him having a 'scheme' and messing up dragging everyone with him? it's getting so tedious that entire sections are being skipped when he enters the screen. Ray best go back to what he does best, being the hollywood boogeyman everyone fears and respects and then worry about his family not falling apart. there's a million twists to that and fighting international crime should not be part of that.
  • Oct 19, 2017
    The show, like many tough-guy dramas before it, manages to continuously hook you back in with a timely murder. Somebody shoots somebody you didn't expect, and you have to tune in to the rest of it. It's great to watch Terry's battle with Parkinson'--Eddie Marsan should have like 40 Emmys by now, not only for his portrayal of mental deterioration, but for a being a dude from London who sounds like he grew up in Boston. The rest of the show, sadly, is dumb characters doing dumb things to manufacture drama. Bridgette in particular, Abby, Conor, and of course Mick. The show keeps telling us Ray is an A-hole for treating his "beautiful" family poorly, but really Abby is a drama queen and a terrible mother, Bridge is almost ruined the life of the teacher she was supposedly in love with, and Conor is there just to say and do idiotic stuff. Still, watching Liev Shreiber intimidate tough guys and cops and rich folk never gets old.
  • Sep 24, 2016
    Yeah, its finally over..., All the problems, all the crazy stupid criminal "Boston-Irish" clean up activity in the world sewer capital, Los Angeles. Exhausted out of live, his family and the ever growing problems, just slipping into his aura, whereever he goes. Desperate to turn his alcoholic liver into healthier ground, he is turning to god, even if he dont really care about that, as to anything else. Nothing else, than nothing matters.
  • Aug 07, 2016
    Season 4 is a hot mess. Ridiculous plot lines and characters. Totally has jumped the shark this year. It's a shame because the first two seasons were great.
  • Jul 25, 2016
    A precipitous decline after seasons of ramping up. Season four proves that season three jumped the shark. Too bad, as this was my favorite series. The stakes are ever smaller, and the story is more threadbare than encompassing. You will find youself hitting FF or skip more often than not.
  • Jul 12, 2016
    its the best series of all time

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