Mickey and Ray try to get Bill Primm's $4 million, but it's easier said than done
The moment is finally here. Ever since coming back into Ray’s life, Mickey Donovan has wanted some sort of approval, or at least a chance to prove he’s not that bad of a guy. He’s been trying to connect with his family again, but his own selfishness and consistently boneheaded criminal activity have prevented him from really doing so. Finally, though, Ray needs Mickey to get the $4 million that was inside Bill Primm’s Golden Horseshoe — and Mickey couldn’t be more excited. (Cue my Jon Voight dance.)
The first part of Mickey and Ray’s plan involves a stakeout. They’re in Primm keeping an eye on the gas station/auto shop where Ed works. For Ray, that means casing the casino and getting information. For Mickey, that means getting donuts and coffee while also being way too attached to a piss jar. It almost has sentimental value for Mickey.
More than anything, Mickey is just excited to be working with his boy. Ray, of course, is less than enthused. Still, when Ed rolls up in his tow truck, the plan is underway. Ray approaches him, saying his van broke down outside of town and he could use a tow. Once he and Ed negotiate a price, they’re on their way to where Mickey is hiding out with the van.
Back in Los Angeles, C-Money is still being possibly the worst teenager of all time. Not only is he still kind of clueless about the realities of his dad’s business, he’s eager to get his hands on a gun. Let’s just be honest here: C-Money is really, really stupid, and he shouldn’t be in possession of a butter knife, never mind a gun.
But when Avi loses a bet to Conor and a Russian guy shows up at the Donovan house to deliver Abby flowers on behalf of Ms. Kovitsky, Avi decides maybe it’s not such a bad idea for C-Money to learn how to shoot. Avi doesn’t give much instruction, though. He shows him where the safety is before telling him to just point and squeeze. I’m sure there’s no way this could go wrong, especially after he gets into Ray’s safe and takes his gun.
Meanwhile, the Fite Club is turning into quite the hot spot. First, Damon shows up late for a training session, but when Terry tries to be strict and send him packing, the kid mentions not being able to come on time because he’d have missed breakfast at the mission. Terry has sympathy for the kid who’s living on the streets, so he tells him to get his gloves on.
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At the same time, two other unexpected people show up at the club. First, Bridget arrives and confides in Terry. She tells him how another young girl approached Craig while they were out, and it became clear to her that Craig had been preying on students for a while. Then, Hector comes to the club looking for Ray, but when he doesn’t find him he decides to stay and sweat out another night of booze and drugs. He ends up sparring with Darryl and ingratiating himself to the rest of the family. For at least a day, the Fite Club is hopping.
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