Ray Donovan
A Mouth Is A Mouth

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Jacob Clifton: A+ | 36 USERS: A
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She Wanted To Groove So I Grooved Her

Chloe: "Probably wondering what a nice girl like me would be doing this for... Tommy's a nice guy, I feel bad. I've gotta look after myself, though. This could be my only chance I ever have to change my life. You ever want to change your life?"
Ray: "What do you want, Chloe?"
Chloe: "Thank you for calling me my name. The cops always call me Steven..."
Ray: "What do you want, though?"
Chloe: "One million dollars. Not a lot of money compared to this weekend's opening, I'm betting."
Ray: "Tell the guy over there to get lost."
Chloe: "He's just my boyfriend, but fine. I'm getting a sex change. That's what the money is about."
Ray: "You don't have to tell me that."
Chloe: "I want to. Tell you things."

Avi listens, outside; Ray pays for lunch and asks how she knows Tommy. It's not an interesting or detailed story.

Chloe: "So I just get a million dollars now? What if I'd asked for more? I'm not a bad person, Ray."
Ray: "This is your survival. This is the solution. Your body."
Chloe: "I like you, you say what you mean. Haven't you ever wanted to change your life?"
Ray: "We'll be in touch. Which obviously means beating your ass and scaring the shit out of you."
Chloe: "I'm still too focused on flirting my way out of a dangerous situation to notice that."

Compared to Tommy Wheeler, Chloe is winning at life. Lena calls with news about the dead priest, but only confirmation: There are no other facts. He calls Abby, who is getting subtly harassed by (a maybe legitimately confused-about-2013-life) Mickey and not answering anyway. She likes the idea of guiding a kindly old man through the brave new world. He knows just the story to tell her, about her life.

It's only a few seconds once Conor picks up before Mickey -- grinning meanly -- makes sure Ray knows he's been there the whole time with them. Abby is exasperated, but still has no idea how real everything is: Ray hangs up and gets his gun, causing Avi to grab him in a bear-hug -- and then into some full-on, pretty scary violence -- to stop him from driving to Malibu and killing his father instantly: "You gonna go shoot him in front of your kids? In front of Abby? We'll handle it. We always do."

He's never looked so young.

CHLOE'S HOUSE

He throws her around for a while before putting her up against the wall; Avi scrubs the whole house of technology -- twinks dancing on cams in back rooms, on drugs; too fucked up to even register what's happening; too gay to function -- and Ray chokes her nearly out, to make the point.

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