The BEST Episodes of Animal Kingdom (2016)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2019
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 - 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.
#2 - 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.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#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 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - Janine
Season 4 - Episode 1
Season 4 starts as the Codys pull off a risky robbery. Smurf and Pope remain at odds even as Pope finds a new outlet for his anger. Deran involves Adrian in the family business, and J tests the waters of his new identity outside the family.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - Into the Black
Season 4 - Episode 6
Suspicion grows when Smurf learns of a new threat to the family. Craig tracks down Frankie in the wake of her betrayal, and Deran makes a dangerous decision to try and protect his relationship with Adrian.
#23 - 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.
#24 - Treasure
Season 2 - Episode 10
As Craig leads the boys – and Nicky – in pirating the yacht, Smurf tries to find out who robbed her. Meanwhile, Baz considers what life would be like without Smurf calling all the shots.
#25 - Man In
Season 1 - Episode 8
Tensions run high as the Codys prepare for their big heist. Catherine gets a shock and must decide what's best for her family. J faces pressure from the cops.