Hodiak tries to prevent a riot as he probes a murder in a black neighborhood on the day of Martin Luther King's assassination. Meanwhile, Kristin's Black Panther involvement creates tension in her marriage, and Charmain's drug case concludes.moreless
Charlie cooks up a plan for Ralph and his crew; Hal wakes to a nightmare and Hodiak gets leverage for his son.
Charlie bonds with Beach Boy Dennis Wilson, while "Tex" joins the Manson Family. Hodiak and Grace tread familiar territory as Brian takes a stab at a killer and gets rewarded for his sharp work.moreless
The team heads to Cuba to hunt down a possible spree killer after the bodies of American victims are found in multiple areas.
In the Season 1 finale, Emma returns to the family just as Mary goes into labor. Hodiak's deal for Walt goes south. The conclusion to Hodiak and Shafe's murder investigation has unforeseen consequences. Karn takes care of an old problem.moreless
Emma's absence is felt when the Manson family makes a documentary. Charlie's distorted madness screws up his big musical break. Hodiak and Schafe actively pursue the murderer of the Hollywood actor - the case they were told to drop - after one of the gay men Schafe met while doing undercover questioning turns up dead. Hodiak makes a deal with Karn to drop the investigation of the dead prostitute if Karn pulls some strings to help Walt.moreless
Bunchy asks Hodiak to solve his brother's murder. Hodiak does his best to keep Walt safe and get the classified war documents exposed. Shafe goes to work for Guapo. Manson's mother pays a visit. Emma is set up by a member of Manson's family.moreless
Charlie tests Emma's loyalty. Shafe goes deeper into the criminal world and passes Guapo's drug shipment task . After his first acid trip, courtesy of Manson, Hodiak helps Detective Moran with a secret and the repercussions of '60s bigotry.moreless
Cutler gets a surprise visitor while at Opal's house. Hodiak and Shafe work the murder of a famous Hollywood closeted star which sends Shafe undercover within the gay sub-world of Los Angeles. Charlie goes gun shopping.moreless
Sam's investigation into the murder of Cassius Thomas ratchets up tension with the Black Panthers. They won't help Sam unless he investigates the death of 15-year old Michael Younger. Walt shows up at Sam's place late at night. Emma goes missing which Grace blames on Sam. With both murder investigations at a dead end and Grace's accusations, Hodiak pours a drink and loses control - but Shafe comes to the rescue.moreless
Hodiak looks into the murder of Art Glader by scrutinizing his wife Lucille who runs a burlesque establishment. Manson hides Emma but, in the end with pressure from Grace, Hodiak finds her and brings her home.moreless
A drug dealer is murdered, and the prime suspect is Shafe's snitch. Meanwhile, Shafe and rookie Charmain Tully go undercover into the Manson family in a mission that comes with serious consequences.
Detective Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny) and undercover officer Brian Shafe (Grey Damon) begin their search for a missing teen girl in the premiere of this crime series about a lawman in the 1960s trying to hunt down cult leader Charles Manson.moreless
Hodiak and Shafe clash when they investigate the murder of an elderly woman. Meanwhile, Manson coerces Emma's father to introduce him to a music executive.
In the season finale, Mickey hatches a new plan while Abby must choose between Ray and Jim.
Ashley's stalker, Bob Lepecka, returns and makes trouble for Steve Knight. Meanwhile, Cochran is officially nominated for the FBI directorship and tries to protect himself from the vetting process; Kate confronts Ray about his past; and Mickey gathers a team for his pot store robbery.moreless
Ray tells Bridget she needs to lie about where she was during the shooting for her own safety; Ray convinces Lee and Ezra to give Cookie the rights to Marvin and Rekon's music; Mickey makes plans to rob a pot store with Shorty; Kate visits a Walpole inmate to find out what went wrong with her article.moreless
Tension runs high when the whole Donovan family come together for Conor's birthday. Meanwhile, Ashley's stalker returns and her boyfriend demands that Ray get rid of him; and Ray sees Cookie Brown when he shows up to take Bridget out for a night.moreless
Ashley asks Ray to help a friend who beat up a waiter. Meanwhile, Ray makes contact with Volcheck to seek his help in taking down Cochran. Mickey gets a stipend from Ray but hopes for more when he meets with a movie executive. Bridget argues with Ray and Abby about the diamond earring from Marvin.moreless
Because of Ray's fractured relationship with Stu Feldman, he and Abby face a hurdle getting Bridget into her dream school. Claudette wants to meet with Mickey but he has to contend with his parole officer first. Journalist Kate McPherson heads to the Fite Club for information on Mickey.moreless
Ezra's accident requires emergency medical attention. Terry's romance with Frances advances. With his settlement check from the church, Bunchy goes looking for a house. Mickey pays an unsettling visit to Ezra to air his grievances. Later, when pressed by Ray, Ezra can't recall what he told Mickey. Ashley is back bothering Ray again. Ray and Avi get some troubling news and try to figure out who Mickey keeps meeting up with.moreless
Finding out about the priest that Mickey killed in Boston before he came to Los Angeles, Ray sets into motion a plan to put Mickey back in prison. Ray deals with an A-list actor who refuses to go to work after he gets a threatening message and finds his home security breached. Ray has to deal with another crisis involving Tommy Wheeler, this time a blackmail demand with a sex video. Even though Ray tells Abby not to have anything to do with his father, Abby spends the day with Mickey and the kids in Malibu. When they return Mickey to Terry Donovan's gym, Abby meets Ray's half-brother, Daryll.moreless
Los Angeles fixer, Ray Donovan, does what needs to be done for a set of high powered attorneys, Ezra Goldman and Lee Drexler. Ray learns his father, Mickey Donovan, has been released from prison five year early and is headed out to Los Angeles, something Ray is not happy about. Before he catches his plane, Mickey kills a priest and vows revenge on Ray for the frame job that sent him to prison. Ray's first order of business is to help Lee's megastar, Tommy Wheeler, avoid a scandal with a transsexual. Later he sorts out who's stalking Stu Feldman's girlfriend, Ashley. In addition to his job, Ray has to deal with the tensions at home where his wife Abby is concerned about the kids' schooling and moving to a better location.moreless