The BEST Episodes of Animal Kingdom (2016)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2019
Network: TNT (US)
The series centers on 17-year-old Josh "J" Cody, who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine "Smurf" Cody and her right-hand Baz, who runs the business and calls the shots, the clan also consists of Pope, the oldest and most dangerous of the Cody boys; Craig, the tough and fearless middle son; and Deran, the troubled, suspicious "baby" of the family. Also prominent are Nicky, J's steady girlfriend, and Catherine, Baz's de facto wife and the mother of their 3-year-old daughter, Lena. It isn't long before Josh is pulled into the family's life of indulgence and excess, but he soon discovers that it's all being funded by criminal activities. Joining the family comes with more danger and excitement than he might be ready to handle.
#1 - Ghosts
Season 4 - Episode 12
The Cody family sets off on Smurf’s mysterious heist, unaware of the surprises that await them when they arrive, which will change the family forever.
#2 - Smurf
Season 4 - Episode 13
In the aftermath of Smurf’s heist, the Codys have to protect their reputation, while friends and enemies from the past close in. Deran realizes there is only one way to keep Adrian safe. Craig struggles to adapt to a new pace of life as Pope and J’s growing tension reaches a boiling point.
#3 - Betrayal
Season 2 - Episode 13
As the second season concludes, Smurf realizes she may be in jail a lot longer than expected, so she pits her sons against one another, the consequences be damned.
#4 - Ambo
Season 4 - Episode 8
The Codys head out for a big job, even though Smurf is nowhere to be found. All eyes are on J as he assumes a leadership position in a risky heist.
#5 - Jackpot
Season 3 - Episode 11
Smurf enlists the boys in a surprise job that results in devastating consequences; Pope is forced to confront the truth about Baz's murder as J steps up for the family in an unexpected way.
#6 - What Have You Done
Season 1 - Episode 10
Puzzled by Catherine's disappearance, Baz hunts down all leads. With J caught in the middle, the cops close in on the Codys and threaten to take them all down.
#7 - The Hyenas
Season 3 - Episode 13
J realizes the danger of balancing his role in the family with his personal ambitions; Frankie opens new doors for Craig; Smurf offers to give the boys the independence they've been asking for, but it doesn't come for free.
#8 - The Leopard
Season 2 - Episode 11
Baz puts his plan to take down Smurf in motion as Marco cashes in a favor with Craig and Deran. Meanwhile, Pope seeks the truth behind the reasons for Catherine’s death.
#9 - Low Man
Season 3 - Episode 7
Deran leads the charge in planning the weed heist; Lucy calls Pope down to Mexico for some intel on Baz's murder; J reaches a breaking point with Smurf; Craig learns more about Billy's girlfriend, Frankie.
#10 - Julia
Season 4 - Episode 11
Pope grows suspicious of J when Angela reveals the circumstances of her disappearance. As the threats against Adrian loom larger, Deran scrambles to find a way out. Craig navigates new complications in his relationship with Renn. Janine takes on a different role in the crew’s latest heist as she plans for her future with Colin.
#11 - Cry Havoc
Season 2 - Episode 6
As Javi ratchets up the pressure on Smurf, she enlists J to help her. Baz is confronted by a secret Catherine kept from him. Pope and Baz clash in the wake of the megachurch job.
#12 - Homecoming
Season 3 - Episode 12
The Cody family picks up the pieces from their showdown with Lucy; Smurf becomes determined to reel Pope back into the fold at any cost; J goes to extreme lengths to protect a secret.
#13 - Forgive Us Our Trespasses
Season 2 - Episode 5
As the boys put the megachurch heist in motion, Craig has second thoughts. Javi surprises Smurf with a visit.
#14 - You Will Be Gutted
Season 2 - Episode 12
With Smurf in jail, Baz makes his move to run the family, but his brothers have other plans.
#15 - Judas Kiss
Season 1 - Episode 9
While the Codys go after the biggest score of their lives, the cops put J in an impossible position. Catherine triggers Smurf's suspicions when she comes over to make amends. Smurf sends Pope to investigate.
#16 - Incoming
Season 3 - Episode 8
The weed heist goes awry and leaves J and Deran stranded; Pope and Billy butt heads as Craig tries to keep the peace between them; Smurf learns about what J has been hiding from her since she's been away.
#17 - Broke From The Box
Season 3 - Episode 6
J tries to make his relationship with Nicky work as he faces pressure from Smurf to clean up loose ends; Craig gathers the boys to defend the Cody's reputation in town when outsiders move in on their territory; Billy gives Deran an idea for a job.
#18 - Off The Tit
Season 3 - Episode 10
Billy pressures the family to give him what he's owed; Craig has a surprise meeting that makes him reconsider his future; Smurf comes to the boys with a proposal as they struggle to hold onto the freedom they had when she was in jail.
#19 - Exit Strategy
Season 4 - Episode 10
Smurf orders the Cody boys to plan a dangerous job while she orchestrates an elaborate party at the house. J tries to ally himself with Pope, but learns he’s in way over his head. Craig responds to a challenge to his newly formed family with Renn.
#20 - Dig
Season 2 - Episode 7
The boys consider how far they’ll go to help Smurf eliminate Javi. Shaken by what’s happened, Nicky and J get closer. Baz shares new information with Pope about Catherine’s disappearance.
#21 - Reap
Season 4 - Episode 5
Pope learns disturbing details about where Smurf has been, and the revelation puts Angela’s spot in the house in jeopardy. Adrian’s return to Oceanside leads to a confrontation with Deran, as J lays the groundwork for a new job.
#22 - The Killing
Season 3 - Episode 1
Baz fights for his life as the Cody boys figure out what their next move is in the aftermath of the shooting. Smurf gets some surprising news in jail and fields an offer from Pearce.
#23 - Wolves
Season 3 - Episode 4
With the cops on their tail, the Cody boys try to pull off their first heist without Smurf and Baz. They return to find unexpected guests waiting at home. Smurf demands that J get rid of them as she deals with a problem of her own in jail.
#24 - Grace
Season 2 - Episode 8
As cops press Amy about the church robbery, Pope diverts their suspicions. Craig plans an unusual heist of his own. Baz tails Smurf to find out what she’s really hiding.
#25 - Libertad
Season 3 - Episode 9
A decision from Deran's past comes back to haunt him; J works to get back into Smurf's good graces as she tries to take away his control over the family business; Billy uses his past with Smurf to his advantage.