Ray Donovan Season 5 Episode 7 Review: If I Should Fall From Grace With God

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Mickey and Daryll are in a lot of trouble. 

On Ray Donovan Season 5 Episode 7 Mickey turned to Ray in the aftermath of what happened with Avi, and it went wrong.

It helped prove that Ray was finished with his father and wanted him away from the family for good. He was mad that Mickey always seemed to get into crazy situations and that everyone still somehow worshipped him. 

A Devestating Confession - Ray Donovan

Bunchy winding up in jail was the final straw for him, and it helped him conclude that the family would flourish with Mickey behind bars and well away from them. 

This is the same family who failed to question where Bunchy was, so it's clear they're one messed up family who can go days without seeing one another. 

There was no way Mickey was going to make his way to the big house, so it was evident something was going to happen at the meeting with Frank. 

With Daryll pulling the trigger and killing Frank, Ray is going to have quite the headache when he tries to help him out. There's a good chance Mickey could own up to the crime to prevent Daryll from going to jail. 

Ray Is Upset - Ray Donovan Season 5 Episode 7

Let's face it; this murder is not one that's just going to disappear. That's what happens when you shoot someone of Frank's stature. 

It's going to be plastered across every single news channel, and there will be a witch hunt for the people responsible to be caught. Even if there is no corpse found, it's going to cause a media frenzy until he is located. 

Ray: I kill Avi, you let Bunchy out.
Frank: That's the deal.
Ray: Then I want you to put my father away.
Frank: What?
Ray: I kill Avi, you put Mickey away for Prim. That's the deal.

Maybe Ray should have just dealt with his father himself. It will be intriguing to see how this affects Daryll going forward. To some extent, he was probably happy to take Frank's life because he was the reason Avi was apparently dead. 

It's certainly the type of storyline that's not going to be brushed under the rug anytime soon, and that's a good thing. Daryll has had trouble fitting in with his family in the past, and this could be the thing that bonds them forever. 

Frank had a lot of enemies, so it will take the authorities a lot of time to find the right killer.

Whether Frank's death means Avi will be able to come back is unclear at this stage. Avi has not had a decent storyline on Ray Donovan Season 5, and the character is a shell of his former self. 

Frank: I need Avi dead Ray.
Ray: You're a piece of shit Frank, you know that?

His death being faked was a stroke of genius. It looks like being on Sam Winslow's payroll comes with a whole lot of benefits. Despite Ray hating the person Avi became, he still cared about him enough to make sure he got out of the country in one piece. 

Ray resented Avi because he was not there when Abby killed herself. To be fair, Ray is not the type of man to open up to those closest to him. 

Dash Mihok as Bunchy Donovan - Ray Donovan Season 5 Episode 7

His therapist has barely scratched the surface with him, and that's because he's a tough cookie to crack. Now that Ray knows about Terry's involvement in Abby's death, he's probably going to try and steer clear of his family for a while. 

Ray is getting too close to Natalie, and before he knows it, she's going to have the kid and be playing happy families with him.

You could tell Ray hated himself for having sex with Natalie again. 

Natalie has been an exciting addition to the show, but it seems she and Ray are using each other. After everything she's been through, it's like she stays around him for his support. 

She knows he will always have her back, but on a chemistry level, there's really nothing there, and it would be best for them to part ways before both of them get hurt. 

"If I Should Fall From Grace With God" highlighted everything that's wrong with Ray Donovan. When Ray is on the outs with his brothers and father, they all seem to do questionable things and wind up in trouble. 

You would think by now all of the stupid decisions would be a thing of the past and they could just get along and put the past behind them. 

I can't even with Bunchy's storyline on this episode. What are the chances you're going to bump into the man who was instrumental in stealing $1.2 million from you?

Robber: What the fuck you want?
Bunchy: My money.
Robber: I ain't ever seen your ass in my fucking life.

It's an arc that could have been executed in a much better way. Instead, the episode felt like a half-baked mess that was randomly thrown together. 

After how awesome Ray Donovan Season 5 Episode 6 was, I expected so much more, but one thing that's becoming clear about the whole thing is that the show is nothing without Abby. 

It's entirely believable that the rumors of the show coming to an end this year could be true. The characters are running in circles and making the same mistakes. 

If this does turn out to be the final season, we had better get some natural progression for the characters because forcing them into crazy situations is not the right way to advance the story. 

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Ray Donovan continues next Sunday at 9/8c on Showtime. 

If I Should Fall From Grace With God Review

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Ray Donovan Season 5 Episode 7 Quotes

Mickey: I'll come with you.
Ray: No you won't. Stay right where you fucking are.

Robber: What the fuck you want?
Bunchy: My money.
Robber: I ain't ever seen your ass in my fucking life.