Animal Kingdom

10 Best Episodes of Animal Kingdom

17-year-old Joshua "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.

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#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.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 702 votes.

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#2 - Betrayal (Season 2 - Episode 13)


When Smurf realizes she may be in jail a lot longer than expected, she pits her sons against one another, the consequences be damned.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 1310 votes.

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#3 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 682 votes.

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#4 - Launch (Season 5 - Episode 13)


It's all hands on deck as the Cody family uses all their tools, tricks, and vehicles to pull off the job of their lives and settle all scores. A deadly secret from the past is also revealed. Season finale.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 421 votes.

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#5 - Exodus (Season 6 - Episode 12)

Pope offers information on a cold case in exchange for a prison transfer. Deran says goodbye to the bar, J makes plans with Penny, and Craig chooses Renn and Nick. Smurf learns Julia has been dishonest.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 255 votes.

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#6 - 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.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 767 votes.

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#7 - Loose Ends (Season 5 - Episode 12)

The Codys resolve unfinished business and plan their biggest heist ever without Smurf.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 439 votes.

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#8 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 1604 votes.

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#9 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.97 from 705 votes.

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#10 - The Hyenas (Season 3 - Episode 13)


J realizes the danger of balancing his role in the family with his personal ambitions. Deran wants to take his relationship with Adrian to the next level, but it’s not as easy as he hoped.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 796 votes.

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    Animal Kingdom - S6E7

    #11 - Icognito (Season 6 - Episode 7)

    Pope prepares to see an old friend. Craig needs Deran’s help when Nick’s in trouble. J pursues Penny romantically. Andrew wants to be called Pope.

    The episode was rated 7.94 from 349 votes.

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    #12 - 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. Pope seeks the truth behind the reasons for Catherine's death.

    The episode was rated 7.93 from 1325 votes.

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    #13 - Clink (Season 6 - Episode 10)

    Pope is self-destructive. J, Craig, and Deran must figure out what they’re going to do about him. Julia and Andrew work together on a job.

    The episode was rated 7.92 from 309 votes.

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    #14 - Relentless (Season 5 - Episode 10)


    Desperate for cash, and with pressure mounting, the Codys discover what they thought was a solution to their problems may be the biggest threat of them all.

    The episode was rated 7.89 from 436 votes.

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    #15 - Hit and Run (Season 6 - Episode 11)

    Pope is sent to solitary confinement. Deran gets a visit from an old friend. J, Craig, and Deran decide what to do about Pope. Julia confronts Baz.

    The episode was rated 7.88 from 295 votes.

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    #16 - 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.

    The episode was rated 7.86 from 1449 votes.

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    #17 - 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.

    The episode was rated 7.86 from 1324 votes.

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    #18 - 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.

    The episode was rated 7.86 from 816 votes.

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    #19 - 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.

    The episode was rated 7.85 from 1547 votes.

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    #20 - Diamonds Are Forever (Season 6 - Episode 6)


    The Codys stage a jewel robbery. Craig and Deran are at odds. In 1992, Julia and Baz spend more time together.

    The episode was rated 7.84 from 342 votes.


    Last updated: feb 04, 2023

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