Season 3 begins with Ray being hired by a wealthy family to free their kidnapped son. Meanwhile, Mickey stumbles upon a new enterprise; Abby finds a friend on the streets of Los Angeles; and Bunchy's newfound confidence falters when faced with a troupe of Luchadores.moreless
In the season finale, a bed-bug infestation in their building sends the gang to secretly crash at the vacationing Lou's pad, where they unknowingly snack on some special Oscar "treats," and to complicate matters, he cuts short his getaway and returns unexpectedly.moreless
John is invited to participate in a celebrity roast of Lou and worries just how far he can turn up the heat, while Oscar tries to make Jane more My Fair Ladylike.
John may find himself home alone over Christmas when he lets his resentment of actor Macaulay Culkin impact the holiday. Meanwhile, Lou learns that his network-host rival is planning a yuletide special to compete with his; and Andre gets mistaken for a puppet.moreless
Motif is put out and turns to his three girlfriends for support when John and Jane refuse to add him to the lease on the apartment. Meanwhile. the stooge Lou plants in his audience demands to be put under contract.moreless
John gets a visit from his devoutly Catholic parents. Meanwhile, Jane starts taking a certain medication to impress a guy, despite the unpleasant side effects.
Mulaney wonders why Jane dislikes all of his girlfriends; and Lou asks for help planning a dignified death.
John's neighbor Lapidus dies, and to honor him, John decides to use Lapidus' jokes for Lou's monologue.
John starts dating a doula who helps him deal with his fear of childbirth. Meanwhile, Lou's outrageous on-screen behavior warrants John's attention.
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.
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
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
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
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
Amaro's detective instincts tingle after a strange conversation with a professor. The team's investigation into sexual abuse at the private school, however, is stymied by a powerful board that's unwilling to expose the school to scandal. As more victims identify themselves, Benson and Barba reach out to a retired educator to get justice.moreless