Animal Kingdom (2016)

The WORST episodes of Animal Kingdom (2016)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

17-year-old Josh "J" Cody 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.

Last Updated: 6/25/2022Network: TNT (US)
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Bleed for It
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7.61
1539 votes

#1 - Bleed for It

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/13/2017

Smurf takes J to the desert for an old friend’s wake. Baz visits Lucy in Mexico and Pope bonds with Amy from the megachurch while babysitting Lena. Deran considers what he’ll risk to get a liquor license for the bar.

Directors: Jimmy Muro
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Pilot
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7.63
2690 votes

#2 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/14/2016

After his mother dies of a heroin overdose, Joshua ‘J' Cody moves in with his estranged grandmother, Janine ‘Smurf' Cody in Oceanside, California. He finds himself drawn into a dark world funded by criminal activities that he's been shielded from for years, as she and his uncles plan their upcoming heist. J must prove his loyalty to stay alive, all the while learning that Smurf is the intense, beguiling, and complicated matriarch, who rules over "her boys" with a borderline incestuous love.

Directors: John Wells
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Eat What You Kill
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7.64
1856 votes

#3 - Eat What You Kill

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/30/2017

After a risky heist misfires, the boys blame Smurf, sending shock waves through the family. Baz copes with being a single parent, while Deran makes plans for the future.

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We Don't Hurt People
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7.64
2213 votes

#4 - We Don't Hurt People

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/14/2016

The Codys must deal with the aftermath of the heist, as they discover all did not go as planned. Smurf dispatches her boys to tie up loose ends, but her efforts are complicated by Baz and Pope’s growing rivalry. As Pope gets increasingly volatile, J finds himself in the middle.

Directors: John Wells
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Dead to Me
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7.64
1948 votes

#5 - Dead to Me

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/28/2016

As the boys gear up for Pope's birthday, Smurf wants to know if they're playing by her rules. J learns more about his mother's estrangement from the family.

Directors: Karen Gaviola
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Karma
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7.64
1617 votes

#6 - Karma

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/6/2017

As Smurf adjusts to being sidelined, the boys scope out their next job. Deran needs quick cash, and Pope and Craig lend him a hand while Baz investigates Catherine’s disappearance.

Directors: Thomas Carter
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Let It Ride
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7.66
400 votes

#7 - Let It Ride

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/5/2021

Local law enforcement turn up the heat on the Codys, as further secrets threaten to destabilize the family. Deran gets some news about Adrian. Craig discovers Renn has been keeping a secret.

Directors: Loren Yaconelli
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Know Thy Enemy
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7.66
671 votes

#8 - Know Thy Enemy

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/9/2019

J gains favor with Smurf as he puts together the plan for a new job, while Angela learns more about what Smurf’s been hiding. Craig explores his new relationship with Renn and Pope struggles with his changing role in the family.

Directors: Laura Belsey
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Splinter
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7.66
411 votes

#9 - Splinter

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/22/2021

Pope confronts his demons with the help of a desert guru. Deran marks his territory as J handles business. Craig struggles with the demands of fatherhood and the temptations of his old life.

Directors: Nick Copus
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Home Sweet Home
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7.67
421 votes

#10 - Home Sweet Home

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/15/2021

Tensions rise as Deran, J, and Craig do a job that risks everything the family has. Pope goes to the desert trying to outrun his grief.

Directors: Nick Copus
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Freeride
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7.67
422 votes

#11 - Freeride

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/25/2021

J’s business secrets come to light as Pope mourns the loss of Smurf. Deran distracts himself from his own loneliness. Craig and Renn struggle to find work-life balance.

Directors: John Wells
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Broken Boards
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7.67
1445 votes

#12 - Broken Boards

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/20/2017

With the bar set to open, Deran frets about telling Smurf about it. Pope and Amy go on a date, while Nicky must choose between Craig and J.

Directors: Emmy Rossum
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What Remains
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7.67
454 votes

#13 - What Remains

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/18/2021

As Pope deals with Smurf’s remains, Craig and Renn balance their old lives with being new parents. J finds a new job through an old contact, and Deran can’t outrun his past with Adrian.

Directors: Mark Strand
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Power
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7.67
427 votes

#14 - Power

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/1/2021

Deran follows up on Smurf’s will and grows frustrated with J calling the shots. Pope’s mental state is fragile and Craig must deal with being a solo dad as Renn goes back to work.

Directors: Batan Silva
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Family Business
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7.67
416 votes

#15 - Family Business

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/8/2021

As Deran and J compete for control of the family, Pamela presents the Codys with a risky proposition. Pope processes an additional loss by exploding in violence and Craig does business with Frankie.

Directors: Janice Cooke
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In The Red
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7.68
844 votes

#16 - In The Red

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/5/2018

J struggles to keep the family business afloat after Smurf enlists him to make sure all the bills get paid. Deran makes his own moves independent of the family. Pope learns the ins and outs of parenting as he cares for Lena, and Craig makes enemies in Mexico.

Directors: David Rodriguez
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Child Care
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7.69
1716 votes

#17 - Child Care

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/12/2016

When Pope tests positive for drugs, Smurf does what it takes to keep the family intact. Baz gets his brothers to rob a house as part of his larger plan. J discovers the plan and faces a moral dilemma.

Directors: Regina King
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Man vs. Rock
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7.69
700 votes

#18 - Man vs. Rock

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/11/2019

As Craig feels the pressure of pulling off Frankie’s increasingly complicated job, J grows frustrated with Mia. Deran tries to get Pope out of the house, and Smurf decides she needs answers.

Directors: Solvan Naim
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The Center Will Hold
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7.69
841 votes

#19 - The Center Will Hold

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/12/2018

Smurf navigates prison politics in pursuit of a potential job. J pulls the Cody boys together to keep the family enterprise going. Nicky gets into serious trouble when she tries to impress an old friend.

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Angela
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7.70
729 votes

#20 - Angela

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/4/2019

J reconsiders his relationship with Smurf after he gets bad news about Morgan's death. Frankie lures Craig with the promise of another big score. The arrival of an old family friend surprises Pope.

Directors: John Wells
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SHTF
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7.71
674 votes

#21 - SHTF

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/23/2019

J faces the consequences of his missteps with Mia. Pope worries about Smurf's disappearance, while Smurf visits someone from her past. Craig grows frustrated with Deran's secrecy after Deran recruits him for a dangerous assignment.

Directors: Janice Cooke
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Stay Close, Stick Together
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7.72
2039 votes

#22 - Stay Close, Stick Together

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/21/2016

While Craig recovers from his wound, Baz and Craig deal with some old associates down in Mexico. Meanwhile, strapped for cash, Pope takes charge and ropes Deran and J into a job without Smurf's knowledge. Threatened by J's participation, Deran sends J a terrifying message.

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Prey
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7.72
777 votes

#23 - Prey

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/26/2018

Deran gets to know his father, Billy, and helps J with a dilemma as Pearce closes in on Smurf's laundering operation; Craig uncovers a secret that sends him to Smurf; Nicky must decide whether she belongs in the Cody family or not.

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Goddamn Animals
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7.72
1723 votes

#24 - Goddamn Animals

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/19/2016

While Smurf takes care of unfinished business, Craig and Deran throw a party at the house. Forced to accelerate his timetable, Baz takes the final step in his long con. J makes a dangerous mistake.

Directors: Tim Southam
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Flesh Is Weak
star
7.73
1888 votes

#25 - Flesh Is Weak

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/5/2016

When Deran won't come home, Pope goes to extreme measures. Baz gets an idea for the Codys' next job. J goes out with his teacher, while Smurf confronts her past.

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