Originally Posted by fjames
As far as your basic plot device, it's a yeah whatever, but for it to work, you have to believe that the one and only Ray Donovan can't pick a set of cuffs, so it falls apart for me there. Lena not bringing a key is debatable, but Ray not having a basic skill anyone with half his ability would have is silly:) No biggee, just a little writer's cheat ...
Originally Posted by flint350
Like I said, plot device and acceptable to me if not others. As for Ray's skills - he wasn't in the scene and there was no suggestion he couldn't have done it. Not sure why you think that was the case.
the set-up of the scene was that Ray had extremely pressing business to take care of & Ray just wasn't gonna play into her games of find the key . If Ray had picked the lock then he would have to deal with her & that's what she wanted . Ray wasn't about to spend time on her due he was having a bad day anyway ,Plus Ray didn't want to cede any amount of control of him to her by her , best that she be taught a lesson pronto that she can't demand that Ray pay attention to her on demand . Lena also did the same thing to her in the hallway "you can't hit me - I have epilepsy " immediate fore warned " Smack to the face" , I liked the different play that Lena took ,as Ray wouldn't hit a women but Lena sure would
The blonde is a child star who never has been said no to & still feels that no one can say no to her . She now thinks she can use her sexuality to get her way, as that is all the power she has left , she no longer has the clout of being a child star anymore . That's what I took away from those scenes in Ray's apartment with the blonde & the cuffs
I think the Lena character is going to be Very interesting in the future as they are slowly building a back story on her thru the phone calls she gets in the office from somebody who Lena cares about but is quickly losing patience for .
I like Ray's support staff they look out for Ray , their not afraid to offer suggestions , they question his motives , choices , offer advice & understand that he has the last word , they loyally try to protect him .