RAY DONOVAN Recap: “Yo Soy Capitan”

Last year, when Ray Donovan premiered, it was set up as a fast-paced action-oriented series about the life of a fixer, who helped his celebrity clients out of ridiculous situations of their own making.  And for the first few episodes, it almost stuck to that (here and there, anyway).  But what Ray Donovan turned into, much to the disappointment of some and the delight of others, was a slow and nuanced family drama.  On top of that, it also ended up being a portrait of the long-term psychological effects of molestation (of all the unexpected things).

That made it break out of its “poor-man’s Sopranos” dismissals and become something different, though it never fully committed to either, leaving a muddled impression.  “Yo Soy Capitan” also straddles the line between the show’s disparate parts, but unsurprisingly, it was the family drama that shined.  Hit the jump for why I’m not a sailor, I’m a captain.

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