‘Ray Donovan: The Film’ follows the titular fixer (Liev Schreiber) as he grapples along with his father’s fixed (and harmful) seek for “an angle” to get wealthy. The mission finds our hero returning to Boston to confront Mickey Donovan, solely issues don’t go as deliberate. The movie additionally delves into Ray’s origin story, giving us a glimpse of a pivotal level in his relationship along with his father.
The film comes on the heels of an abruptly canceled ‘Ray Donovan’ season 8 and primarily picks up from season 7. However what occurs in between? Is there a time bounce between the collection and the film? Let’s take a better have a look at the place ‘Ray Donovan: The Film’ falls on the Donovan household saga’s timeline. SPOILERS AHEAD.
When is Ray Donovan: The Film Set?
‘Ray Donovan: The Film’ is ready throughout two time intervals — one being the “present-day” and the opposite being a flashback from about thirty years in the past. The current-day timeline is ready in trendy instances and relies across the 12 months 2020 (although not specified). The movie opens on this timeline after the occasions of season 7 have taken place. Thus, it’s set within the aftermath of Ray killing Jim Sullivan and with Mickey on the run with the Sullivans’ precious paperwork.
The second timeline, set in Boston across the Nineteen Nineties, introduces a younger (roughly twenty-year-old) Ray and a youthful, extra vigorous however equally careless Mickey. By way of these flashbacks, we study of the fateful circumstances below which younger Ray primarily framed his father for homicide, leading to Mickey being despatched to jail for twenty years.
How Many Years Have Handed Since Ray Donovan Season 7?
Contemplating ‘Ray Donovan’ season 7 premiered in 2019 and ‘Ray Donovan: The Film’ launched in 2022, it’s straightforward to think about that regardless of selecting up from the place season 7 left off, the movie opens after a big time bounce. Nonetheless, this isn’t the case, and the movie’s narrative begins very near the place season 7 closes, probably within the span of some days, if that.
The movie opens so quickly after season 7 closes that many pivotal plot factors and cliffhangers from season 7 nonetheless resound within the former. Bridget remains to be in mourning for the dying of her husband Smitty, and Molly Sullivan remains to be questioning what Ray did to her father (our hero is seen burying Jim Sullivan within the season 7 finale). Thus, not a lot time has handed between the closing of season 7 and the movie’s opening.
Regardless of the 30-year-old flashbacks within the movie, its present-day timeline is comparatively brief, and the movie’s occasions happen over just some days. Thus, not solely does it open fairly near the occasions of season 7, however the movie can also be set whereas the repercussions of the season 7 finale are nonetheless being felt strongly within the story.
Learn Extra: Ray Donovan: The Movie Ending, Explained