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Animal Kingdom Episode Synopses

Season 2 Episode Synopses
 

Episode 201: "Eat What You Kill" – Tuesday, May 30, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
After a risky heist misfires, the boys blame Smurf (Ellen Barkin), sending shock waves through the family. Baz (Scott Speedman) copes with being a single parent, while Deran (Jake Weary) makes plans for the future.  

Directed by Christopher Chulack
Written by Jonathan Lisco

Based on the Australian motion picture “Animal Kingdom” written by David Michôd
Developed for Television by Jonathan Lisco

Episode 202: "Karma" – Tuesday, June 6, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) 
As Smurf (Ellen Barkin) adjusts to being sidelined, the boys scope out their next job. Deran (Jake Weary) needs quick cash, and Pope (Shawn Hatosy) and Craig (Ben Robson) lend him a hand. Baz (Scott Speedman) investigates Catherine’s disappearance. 

Directed by Thomas Carter
Written by Eliza Clark
Based on the Australian motion picture Animal Kingdom written by David Michôd
Developed for Television by Jonathan Lisco

Episode 203: "Bleed for It" – Tuesday, June 13, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) 
Smurf (Ellen Barkin) takes J (Finn Cole) to the desert for an old friend’s wake. Baz (Scott Speedman) visits Lucy (Carolina Guerra) in Mexico and Pope (Shawn Hatosy) bonds with Amy (Jennifer Landon) from the megachurch while babysitting Lena (Aamya Deva Keroles). Deran (Jake Weary) considers what he’ll risk to get a liquor license for the bar.

Directed by Jimmy Muro
Written by Megan Martin
Based on the Australian motion picture Animal Kingdom written by David Michôd
Developed for Television by Jonathan Lisco

Episode 204: "Broken Boards" – Tuesday, June 20, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
With the bar set to open, Deran (Jake Weary) frets about telling Smurf (Ellen Barkin) about it. Pope (Shawn Hatosy) and Amy (Jennifer Landon) go on a date, while Nicky (Molly Gordon) must choose between Craig (Ben Robson) and J (Finn Cole).  

Directed by Emmy Rossum
Written by Etan Frankel
Based on the Australian motion picture Animal Kingdom written by David Michôd
Developed for Television by Jonathan Lisco

Episode 205: "Forgive Us Our Trespasses" – Tuesday, June 27, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
As the boys put the megachurch heist in motion, Craig (Ben Robson) has second thoughts. Javi (Alex Meraz) surprises Smurf (Ellen Barkin) with a visit.   

Directed by Laura Innes
Written by T.J. Brady & Rasheed Newson
Based on the Australian motion picture Animal Kingdom written by David Michôd
Developed for Television by Jonathan Lisco

Episode 206: "Cry Havoc" – Tuesday, July 11, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
As Javi (Alex Meraz) ratchets up the pressure on Smurf (Ellen Barkin), she enlists J (Finn Cole) to help her. Baz (Scott Speedman) is confronted by a secret Catherine kept from him. Pope (Shawn Hatosy) and Baz clash in the wake of the megachurch job. 

Directed by Larry Teng
Written by Jonathan Lisco
Based on the Australian motion picture Animal Kingdom written by David Michôd
Developed for Television by Jonathan Lisco

Episode 207: "Dig" – Tuesday, July 18, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
The boys consider how far they’ll go to help Smurf (Ellen Barkin) eliminate Javi (Alex Meraz). Shaken by what’s happened, Nicky (Molly Gordon) and J (Finn Cole) get closer. Baz (Scott Speedman) shares new information with Pope (Shawn Hatosy) about Catherine’s disappearance.     

Directed by David Rodriguez
Written by Eliza Clark
Based on the Australian motion picture Animal Kingdom written by David Michôd
Developed for Television by Jonathan Lisco