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Animal Kingdom Episode Synopses

Season 4 Episode Synopses
 

Episode 401: “Janine” – Tuesday, May 28, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
In the season four premiere, the Codys pull off a risky robbery that results in a big realization for Craig (Ben Robson). The relationship between Smurf (Ellen Barkin) and Pope (Shawn Hatosy) remains rocky even as Pope tries out a new outlet for his anger. Deran (Jake Weary) involves Adrian (Spencer Treat Clark) in the family business despite warnings from Craig, as J (Finn Cole) tests the waters of his new identity outside the Cody empire. A new criminal crew is introduced with a surprising connection to the Codys. 

Directed by John Wells
Written by Eliza Clark

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

Episode 402: “Angela” – Tuesday, June 4, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
J (Finn Cole) reconsiders his relationship with Smurf (Ellen Barkin) after he gets bad news about Morgan’s death. Frankie (Dichen Lachman) lures Craig (Ben Robson) with the promise of another big score. The arrival of an old family friend surprises Pope (Shawn Hatosy); and Deran (Jake Weary) questions if Adrian (Spencer Treat Clark) is really ready to accept him for who he is.

Directed by John Wells
Written by Daniele Nathanson 

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

Episode 403: “Man Vs. Rock” – Tuesday, June 11, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
As Craig (Ben Robson) feels the pressure of pulling off Frankie’s (Dichen Lachman) increasingly complicated job, J (Finn Cole) grows frustrated with Mia (Sohvi Rodriguez). Deran (Jake Weary) tries to get Pope (Shawn Hatosy) out of the house, and Smurf (Ellen Barkin) decides she needs answers.

Directed by Solvan Naim
Written by Bradley Paul
Based on the Australian motion picture Animal Kingdom written by David Michôd
Developed for Television by Jonathan Lisco

Episode 404: “Tank” – Tuesday, June 18, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
The Cody boys are thrown by Smurf’s (Ellen Barkin) increasingly unnerving behavior as she shows up in unexpected places. J (Finn Cole) realizes he needs to set his own plans in motion if he wants to lead the family. Deran (Jake Weary) gets disturbing news from an old friend; and Pope (Shawn Hatosy) struggles to resist the advances of Angela (Emily Deschanel).

Directed by Megan Griffiths
Written by Addison McQuigg 
Based on the Australian motion picture Animal Kingdom written by David Michôd
Developed for Television by Jonathan Lisco

Episode 405: “Reap” – Tuesday, June 25, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Pope (Shawn Hatosy) learns disturbing details about where Smurf (Ellen Barkin) has been, and the revelation puts Angela’s (Emily Deschanel) spot in the house in jeopardy. Adrian’s (Spencer Treat Clark) return to Oceanside leads to a confrontation with Deran (Jake Weary), as J (Finn Cole) lays the groundwork for a new job. 

Directed by Cherie Nowlan
Written by Matt Kester
Based on the Australian motion picture Animal Kingdom written by David Michôd
Developed for Television by Jonathan Lisco