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post #1591 of 1601 Old 01-17-2019, 08:04 AM
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OH no! it was a good couple episodes but a great season? Far from it, one has to travel back to earlier ones like I been just doing the last couple of weeks, and see just how gradually the show sank, the last 2 being the weakest. Though season 5 being the worst no doubt. Let's hope no AA meetings, the previous seasons were peppered with "snap" meetings, which were the most boring stupid moments of the show.Well till Mickey shows up and tells some pedo jokes. The transformation of Bridget was beyond plausible, yeah she went from a frightened hostage girl in a basement to a chainsaw wielding bride in a matter of hours. Sure!!!! Naturally this was played for fun,[along with Smitty being a puss] but I wasn't buying it. It was way too cartoonish even for this show. Nonetheless it's still a good show will worth my time to tune in next year.
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During last season, many were unhappy with the Abby Death storyline and Ray's spiral .. yet, that season set the overall tone for this season .. had Abby lived, I don't think we would be where we are at this point ..

This season was, IMO, the best season of "Ray Donovan" .. and the finale episode was a Tour de Force of excellent TV .. not a minute wasted .. it was pure lightning in a bottle .. and, the season just built up on a slow burn till that Finale ..

As well, it's rare I learn anything new, but the "throw a dead raccoon into the grave" bit was, er, interesting ..

Bridget has graduated from "Donovan In Training" to a full fledged Member .. that should make for some interesting bits next Season ..

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During last season, many were unhappy with the Abby Death storyline and Ray's spiral .. yet, that season set the overall tone for this season .. had Abby lived, I don't think we would be where we are at this point
you think? she should have lived, and we would had 2 much better seasons to look back to. Oh well.
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you think? she should have lived, and we would had 2 much better seasons to look back to. Oh well.
The main take-a-way I had from this season was, it’s very, very difficult to escape your past .. which is what Ray attempted, all while remaining isolated from his family .. yet, something in him changed during the Bridget kidnapping .. Suddenly, he realized that escaping his family wasn’t the answer .. they need Ray and Ray needs them .. Abby’s death left them splintered .. now, they have found their way back to one another ..

Even Mickey, during his recitation, shows the Brothers he may not have been as bad as they paint him to be ..

It was a wonderful ending to a great season .. gruesome, macabre, poignant and entertaining as hell ..

"I was there .."

Lena's revenge for Justine just added icing to the tale ..
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The main take-a-way I had from this season was, it’s very, very difficult to escape your past .. which is what Ray attempted, all while remaining isolated from his family .. yet, something in him changed during the Bridget kidnapping .. Suddenly, he realized that escaping his family wasn’t the answer .. they need Ray and Ray needs them .. Abby’s death left them splintered .. now, they have found their way back to one another ..

Even Mickey, during his recitation, shows the Brothers he may not have been as bad as they paint him to be ..

It was a wonderful ending to a great season .. gruesome, macabre, poignant and entertaining as hell ..

"I was there .."

Lena's revenge for Justine just added icing to the tale ..
Yeah I get it you liked it, I have no problem with that I simply don't share your enthusiasm. Ray was practically sleep walked or getting beaten[zombie Ray] the entire season till the titular kidnapping, while the rest of the characters basically picked up the tab and the story and carried it on, the same thing was going down the last season. Like I've said I wished the show was going a different direction by not killing Abby to begin with. Don't know if Paula just had other obligations or the show runners always had Abby dead in their mind, while the former would be understandable and they had to go with this direction, but if this was always in the cards I simply disagree with it and wished they went a different direction. Having said that based on what we knew of these characters prior to season 5 nothing that followed was out of their "universe" in fact as you said it was the obvious mood the show was to be continued in SE6 and it did.
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Abby and the kids are unpopular among many viewers.

In any event, the best thing for Bridget is to minimize contact with the family.
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Abby and the kids are unpopular among many viewers.
I can see the kids being as such but Abby? Frankly Paula's performance was outstanding in this role, I would say the best overall , only Eddie Marsan and Jon Voight come close, though honestly I can't think of anybody being bad other than Devon Bagby [Conor].

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Abby is always screeching at Ray.

However justified, it alienates some viewers.
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Shameless, Ray Donovan Get Fall Premiere Dates at Showtime

Season 7 of Ray Donovan kicks off on Sunday, Nov. 17th...

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Season 7- official teaser...returns on November 17th

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