Ray Donovan Season 4 Episode 7 Review: Norman Saves the World

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Is it just me or does Mickey Donovan have nine lives?

As much as Mickey is a great character, I was sure we were going to lose him on Ray Donovan Season 4 Episode 7

It was obvious Ray would struggle to keep tabs on him from the outside, so I was fully prepared to say goodbye to him. The idea to pretend he was gay was very good. 

It sure seemed like Mancini was starting to buy it, but he's probably been in situations in the past in which it's been revealed that the inmates are just doing it for protection. 

Mickey has always had a way with words, so it was hilarious when he was speaking about his various conquests with men. It was so believable. 

Bunchy and Terry were obviously confused by what was happening, but they just played along with it. It's crazy to think saying one thing wrong could result in Mickey losing his life. 

It's just a shame Conor didn't have a brain to actually realize something was going on. Rather than contact his mother or father, he just decided to be rude to Mancini and hang up the phone. 

I had to laugh when he said he was busy. Yes, because Just Dance can't be paused. Right?!

I just can't fathom where Conor's storyline can realistically go. The dude is seriously dumb. It's not like he's going to get into college when he thinks a hedge funder is a gardener. 

Let's get back to talking about Mickey. The hitman was scary, but how silly was it of him to put the drug in the food in the canteen? 

Anybody could have witnessed it, but he just didn't seem to care. He did jump all over a police car to get put in County, after all. 

I felt horrible for Mickey's cell mate dying, but it was so obvious he was going to steal the food. That's what you get for being greedy, I guess. 

Ray's story this week was thrilling. It had so many twists and turns that I struggled to process them before the next one. 

I loved the scene Ed was lying to Ray about his whereabouts and Ray had to go in and save him from a certain death. 

Being a disgraced FBI agent, it was pretty obvious Ed would try to find a way to get back in good graces with the law, but Ray is always one step ahead. 

Having Ed back on the show has paved the way for some pretty intriguing scenes, but he's only going to cause problems if he sticks around for much longer. 

Am I the only one bored by the Hector and Marisol storyline? It's like one step forward and two steps back with them. 

I get that it will be good for the gym having Hector train there, but I'm just not invested in anything to do with him. 

We already know it's going to result in Marisol going nuclear in public about it. 

I also felt really bad for Daryll. He wanted to show gratitude to Hector for using the gym, but all Hector cared about was having Daryll play chauffeur to his troubled sister.

"Norman Saves the World" was easily the best episode of the season, but there are some characters dragging the show down. They need to step up or say goodbye. 

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Note: Ray Donovan Season 4 Episode 8 airs Sunday August 13 at 9/8C on Showtime

Norman Saves the World Review

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Ray Donovan Season 4 Episode 7 Quotes

He's got four fucking kids and like a thousand ex-girlfriends. Go back to jerking off, I'm fucking busy.


Daryll: Champ, I just wanted to let you know that I'm here for you - whatever you need.
Hector: You got it.
Daryll: Oh, yeah, whatever you need from me. I got you.