HOLLYWOOD—The latest episode of “Hung” moved from one level to the other without any effort. Viewers on Sunday night were pleased to see Ray front and center, as he is the show’s main character. Writers Brett C. Leonard and Kyle Peck did an amazing job of incorporating all of the actors and characters in an episode that focused mainly on our favorite actor, Thomas Jane, while making everyone from Rebecca Creskoff and other supporting players stand out as well.

Starting with a container of the Israeli dish hummus, Ray was put in an unenviable position of choosing cultural sides between his next door neighbor Yael (Alanna Ubach) and a new client Samara (Mozhan Marno). Even his manly charisma wasn’t enough to calm client Samara down. She demanded an answer from a guy who was doing his best to play diplomat.

Already upset after squandering her recent windfall, Tanya caught Ray in a cover-up ”“ and turned to Charlie for stress relief. Their love scene was hilarious. As Tanya commented, “A pimp slept with another pimp!” Charlie seemed to enjoy his special time with Tanya. These actors have such a great amount of chemistry, even though they both play sleazy characters. Lenore (Rebecca Creskoff) seethed after learning of Tanya’s duplicity. Lenore is one of those people who can dish it out, but when it comes to taking it, she doesn’t play well with others. The actress, however, plays rude, boorish and narcissistic queen with aplomb.

Finally, Liz (Merrin Dungey) surprised Ray with a revelation about her personal life. Viewers were equally stunned. Seems like Ray has yet another woman to keep happy on the side while vying for face time with a fiancé. The episode was directed by the talented Gloria Muzio. What is it about Muzoi that makes viewers feel that 30 minutes is not long enough for our favorite show?

“Hung” airs on HBO at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday nights.


Photograph Courtesy: HBO/ Lacey Terrell