In the season finale, Mickey hatches a new plan while Abby must choose between Ray and Jim.
Ray makes preparations in case he is arrested. Meanwhile, Mickey's heist doesn't go quite as planned.
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
Lee reneges on Ray's deal with Cookie; Kate reopens her investigation.
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
Ray gets compromising information on Cochran, who is interrogating Mickey. Meanwhile, Abby tries to have fun with her prospective Trousdale neighbors and gets closer to Jim, her cop friend; Marvin gives Bridget an earring and takes her to a party; and Ray brings Conor to apologize to Alex.moreless
Kate's inquiry into Sully Sullivan has narrowed it down to Mickey. Sully's former gang member, Tiny, puts Cochran's career at risk so Ray attempts to get him out of the way. While at the gun range, Abby makes the acquaintance of someone new. Romance might be in Bunchy's future.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
Ray forces Mickey to come back to Los Angeles where the FBI put Mickey on parole and take the credit for shooting Sully. A reporter starts looking into Sully's death.
An FBI agent learns Ray and Mickey took part in killing Sully Sullivan and demands that Ray bring in his father as Season 2 begins. However, Mickey is in Mexico setting up a fight and isn't eager to leave. Meanwhile, Ray rescues a client from a violent confrontation; Terry obsesses over his ex-girlfriend; and Conor assaults a classmate.moreless
On the run with Sully's money, Eddie is caught by Ray and Avi. Bunchy throws Mickey out of his place. Abby and the kids hide in Malibu while Ray circulates information about "America's Most Wanted" being in Santa Monica. Ezra asks Deb to marry him.moreless
With Ezra's money, Ray continues with the plan to have Sully kill Mickey. Ray plans to attend Daryll's fight at the gym as his alibi. When Mickey is a no show Daryll wants to hold up the fight, but Ray reminds him that he should get used to Mickey letting him down.moreless
To gather incriminating evidence, Van Miller wires Mickey for a meeting with Sean Walker. Avi and Sully head out to California. Ray has to deal with Marty Grossman who plans to publish compromising photos of Tommy Wheeler.moreless
Ray, Terry and Bunchy honor the anniversary of their sister's death with a toast. Mickey's day at the spa includes a hook up with a former starlet. Bridget defies Ray and Abby and hooks up again with Marvin. Ray and Avi work on getting Bunchy's money back from the man who sold him the house. Lena gets back at her girlfriend. Terry goes after Frances' husband when she shows up at the gym with a black eye.moreless
Ray catches a flight to Boston to search for Sully. Van Miller is intent on bringing down Ray and thinks he has a way via Sean Walker. Mickey continues to stalk Sean.
After talking with his FBI informant, Ray learns about Van Miller's investigation and attempts to shut it down. Ray forbids the family to have anything to do with Mickey. Bunchy and Mickey throw a housewarming party at the new house but things get out of control. Ezra wanders off.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
The family visits Bel Air Academy where Abby wants Bridget to attend. Ray's promised Abby to attend and to put work on hold but he gets called away by Lena when surveillance at a Beverly Hills hotel goes awry. Mickey heads to Palm Springs with Daryll and Bunchy to see his ex-girlfriend, Claudette, who is also Daryll's mother. Teddy has his nurse Frances over to the gym for dinner. Ray gets some bad news about his plan to put Mickey back in prison.moreless
Even though Ray warns him to stay away, Mickey interjects himself back into Terry and Bunchy's lives. Having finally had enough of the loud music from his neighbor, rapper Re-Kon, Ray pays a visit and ends up being solicited to help out a young hip hop artist. Although preoccupied by the bad things he's done in the past, Ezra hosts a fund raiser for The Goldman Ovarian Cancer Center, a tribute to his late wife. FBI Agent Van Miller approaches Mickey and explains the deal that got him out of prison early.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
John Cooper's new boot, an Afghanistan war veteran, rubs him the wrong way. Lydia Adams grapples for the perfect balance of work and parent responsibilities. Elsewhere, Sammy Bryant files for custody against Tammi, and Ben Sherman hooks up with a new cop who has a dangerous attitude.moreless
Officer Jessica Tang prepares for her last day on patrol before she transfers to another precinct as sergeant, but she needs to deal with unresolved issues on her beat first. Ben Sherman and Danny Ferguson are partnered together as Sammy Bryant recovers from his injuries, but Ben wants to spend his time helping the prostitute and her daughter get away from the abusive pimp who is controlling their lives. Meanwhile, Lydia Adams makes a decision about her police duties during the rest of her pregnancy.moreless
Ben Sherman continues to help a prostitute and her daughter, and he and Sammy are attacked by the woman's pimp. Lydia and Ruben investigate the murder of a gangbanger who may have been killed over a graffiti tag. Jessica Tang's promotion to sergeant could be compromised due to her shooting of an innocent bystander.moreless
Lydia and Ruben investigate the death of a young nanny that appears to be a suicide, but first they have to find the children who had been in her care. Ben makes matters worse when he tries to intervene in the life of a prostitute with a 13-year-old daughter who is about to follow her mother's career path. Jessica Tang gets good news about the boy she shot, but Cooper still believes she should admit what really happened.moreless
Officer Jessica Tang is served with divorce papers in the morning that appears to have affected her judgment in a shooting later in the shift. Sammy Bryant holds a grudge against Ben Sherman for not backing him up over drug evidence that may have been planted during a previous arrest. Meanwhile, Lydia is still hesitant to discuss her pregnancy with Ruben and Det. Fernandez.
A young man who had been scheduled to testify in one of Sammy Bryant's cases is killed as John Cooper and Jessica Tang are assigned to ride along with a documentary film crew. Det. Fernandez assigns Lydia to work as a field supervisor because the flu has created a shortage in officers on the street.moreless
Cooper tries to save a suicidal teenager who's in a situation that affects him personally. There are serious consequences when Sammy tries to convince a former addict to be an informant. Jessica Tang has a visitor from someone in her past as Lydia and Ruben investigate a possible home invasion that appears to have been staged to cover up a murder.moreless