Like, if you gave a person all the authentic desire to connect with his children, but then took away every tool he had to do so, he would be left with this deadbeat-dad arsenal of like, porn and drugs and wine coolers and candy. Whatever makes you like me and is cheap and addictive, so that you will act like a person who loves me long enough for us maybe to get to know each other and actually love each other. Doesn't that seem so real to you? That secretly nasty thing of "See how the bitch ex-wife makes you do your homework? Daddy doesn't make you do your homework."
"Ray Donovan has character, reputation and stern affection on his side, but I've got all the money we could ever spend on being naughty. Who's the better dad now?"
Bunchy: "You think I can't take care of myself? You treat me like a kid!"
Bunchy: "I am a very sexy Benvolio of forty, Ray!"
Ray: "You are high right now, kiddo. Come on."
Bunchy: "I have issues!"
Ray: "Let this be one less, idiot."
Bunchy: "I don't need your help anymore. My real dad has an Xbox and an airplane and all the twerk porn you can want and we are going to do bath salts!"
Ray: "You're going to die. That man is going to kill you. Nobody can keep up with him."
Bunchy: "We owe him!"
Ray: "For… what."
Bunchy: "I don't know but he says we owe him!"
Bunchy: "Did you really beat up Daryll and staple things to his body?"
Ray: "No. I paid someone to do that."
Bunchy: "Did you really frame him for murder?"
Ray: "I don't want to talk about it. Please just let me do this one thing for you without him fucking it all up."
Bunchy: "I don't even want this money!"
Ray: "Then why are you being a fucking pain about it."
I wonder if I would feel so conflicted if it wasn't Benvolio. I've been pretty sure Dash Mihok was the perfect specimen since I was in my teens -- I mean, that's a long time. Even with the chapped lips and the 99 problems and being a grownup, it's still a tough call. The character is undeniably a big deal, him and Terry both, but I wonder if it was somebody else -- like somebody I hate, like what if it was Michael Rapaport who is like the Grody Universe version of Dash Mihok -- if I would hang on it quite so much.