Animal Kingdom: Season 2 (2017)


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Air date: May 3, 2017

A risky heist misfires and the boys blame Smurf, sending shock waves through the family, in the Season 2 premiere. Also: Baz deals with being a single parent; and Deran plans for the future.

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Air date: Jun 6, 2017

Smurf adjusts to being sidelined as the guys scope out their next job. Meanwhile, Deran needs quick cash, with Pope and Craig lending him a hand, and Baz snoops into Catherine's vanishing.

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Air date: Jun 13, 2017

Smurf takes J to the desert for an old friend's wake. Also, Baz visits Lucy in Mexico, Pope forges a bond with Amy from the megachurch while babysitting Lena, and Deran mulls over what he'll risk in order to get a liquor license for the bar.

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Air date: Jun 20, 2017

The bar is set to open, but Deran worries about telling Smurf about it. Meanwhile, Pope and Amy go on a date as Nicky must choose between Craig and J.

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Air date: Jun 27, 2017

The guys spin into motion a megachurch heist, yet Craig has second thoughts. Meanwhile, Javi pays Smurf a surprise visit.

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Air date: Jul 11, 2017

Javi puts pressure on Smurf, so she enlists J for help. Meanwhile, Baz faces a secret that was kept hidden by Catherine, and Pope and Baz clash following a megachurch job.

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Air date: Jul 18, 2017

The guys contemplate how far they'll go to help Smurf eliminate Javi. Meanwhile, Nicky and J, shaken by events, inch closer together; and Baz shares new information about Catherine's vanishing.

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Air date: Jul 25, 2017

Cops press Amy about the church robbery as Pope attempts to divert their suspicions. Meanwhile, Craig plots an unusual heist of his own, and Baz tails Smurf in an effort to discover what she's hiding.

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Air date: Aug 1, 2017

Options are considered by Craig and Deran when Baz bows out of a yacht heist. Elsewhere, Baz enlists J for a more personal job.

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Air date: Aug 8, 2017

Craig leads the guys and Nicky in pirating a yacht as Smurf investigates who robbed her. Meanwhile, Baz contemplates what life would be like without Smurf calling the shots.

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When a heist goes wrong at the start of Season 2 of the drama series, the boys blame Smurf (Ellen Barkin) and take control of the crew. As they try to figure out the new power structure, they decide to take on smaller jobs to keep afloat. Everyone in the Cody family also has personal issues to deal with: Baz (Scott Speedman) is struggling with being a single parent, Pope (Shawn Hatosy) takes on more of a leader role and puts himself at odds with Smurf, Craig (Ben Robson) dates J's (Finn Cole) ex, and Deran (Jake Weary) decides he wants to own a dive bar. When each family member pulls in a different direction, the resulting tension threatens to tear the family, and the business, apart.

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Critic Reviews for Animal Kingdom Season 2

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

It's a lurid, overheated drama, for sure, but I never miss an hour. The acting is BIG.

Sep 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Even with all of the lies and cheating and occasional murder, there's still something serene about watching Craig count money while having a beer on the beach with his brothers.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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Although the dramatic thrust of Animal Kingdom's second season could have been handled with a little more patience and grace, the premiere still served as an exciting way to push the action and advance the story forward.

May 31, 2017 | Full Review…

When your characters are all addicts with disordered personalities, you have a fundamental narrative problem-and I think that's what I ran up against with Animal Kingdom. Sociopaths and narcissists do not change. Like, ever. They can't.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Smurf has got even more secrets than we thought. Who's Javier and why is she paying for Manny's care? And why did Manny have all those audio tapes? I'm looking forward to find out where that story leads.

Jun 21, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Animal Kingdom: Season 2

  • Jul 02, 2019
    Exciting show - an effective combination of action/heist/crime drama. They do the heists particularly well - had me on the edge of my seat a few times. The whole family dynamic is horrifying with Ellen Barkin's chilling portrayal of the family matriarch. I was happy to see other interesting women characters being introduced this season and the flashbacks are interesting.
  • Jun 24, 2019
    Great addictive show keeps you going without getting bored, even the story unfolds slow at times. Acting is great, some complains about flaws but they seam to be intentional since nearly all characters have a bad past since childhood and that can produce exactly these characters. Well observed and written. Has some flair of Kingdom (Boxing Drama) mixed with some part of Son's of Anarchy core characters but overall it's mainly on it's own ground. Hope it's going for many more seasons.
  • Jul 02, 2018
    Im checking itunes everyday for season 3, launch already in germany! Cannot wait to see more
  • Aug 27, 2017
    awesome.... good writing.... decent acting.... i really enjoy the series
  • Aug 23, 2017
    Very consistent characters with lots of arc, plenty of scene tension, satisfying plot surprises -- clearly a Soprano's, Sons of Anarchy genre series. Ellen Barkin's a delight and delighted to see her played with minimal make-up. Lots of eye candy but not excessively gratuitous.
  • Aug 09, 2017
    Gritty. Daring. Action.
  • Aug 08, 2017
    I can't wait for each new episode -wish I could just binge-watch the whole season!
  • Jul 30, 2017
    I never miss an episode. Between the amazing cast and script, I am riveted.
  • Jul 05, 2017
    Best show out at the moment.

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