Animal Kingdom: Season 3 (2018)

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Air date: May 29, 2018

Baz fights for his life as the Cody boys figure out what their next move is in the aftermath of the shooting. Smurf gets some surprising news in jail and fields an offer from Pearce. The Season 3 premiere.

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Air date: Jun 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.

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Air date: Jun 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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Air date: Jun 19, 2018

With the cops on their tail, the Cody boys try to pull off their first heist without Smurf and Baz. They return to find unexpected guests waiting at the house. Smurf demands that J get rid of them as she deals with a problem of her own in jail.

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Air date: Jun 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.

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Air date: Jul 3, 2018

J tries to make his relationship with Nicky work as he faces pressure from Smurf to clean up loose ends from Javi's murder. Craig gathers the boys to defend the Codys' reputation in town when outside.

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Air date: Jul 10, 2018

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.

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Air date: Jul 17, 2018

The weed heist goes awry and leaves J and Deran stranded. Pope and Billy butt heads as Craig tries to keep the peace between them. Smurf learns about what J has been hiding.

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Air date: Jul 24, 2018

A decision from Deran's past comes back to haunt him. J works to get back into Smurf's good graces as she tries to take away his control over the family business.

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Air date: Jul 31, 2018

Tensions run high as Billy pressures the family to give him what he's owed. Craig has a surprise meeting that makes him reconsider his future. Smurf comes to the boys with a proposal.

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Season 3 of the drama series opens shortly after the end of the previous season, when Baz (Scott Speedman) was shot. After his death, the family tries to find out who's responsible, to no avail. Two months later, they're all trying to move on and live their life: Craig (Ben Robson) and Renn (Christina Ochoa) are together in Mexico, Deran (Jake Weary) has been running with his own crew, Pope (Shawn Hatosy) is busy with raising Lena (Aamya Deva Keroles), J (Finn Cole) is trying to run Smurf's (Ellen Barkin) business, and Smurf herself is trying to make the most out of her imprisonment. The Codys, however, can't catch a breath, and they soon find themselves in even more trouble.

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Critic Reviews for Animal Kingdom Season 3

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (0)

It's freakin' terrific - dark, funny, exciting, smartly written and beautifully acted.

Sep 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Intriguingly paced and stocked with cast members both gorgeous and magnetic.

Sep 24, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Animal Kingdom has proven to be one of the best shows of the summer, and I'm excited to share my Tuesday nights with the Cody family.

May 30, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The value of opening a season with the death of a major character is not lost on Animal Kingdom, and 'The Killing' very nearly comes away with an episode that was as impactful as the creators intended it to be.

May 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Animal Kingdom: Season 3

  • Jun 04, 2020
    Keeps the rhythm but the plot has some very serious points where it just doesn't make sense. The writers made the family go over the situation by making the rest of the characters behave stupidly and in a way that it just doesn't make sense. The series is entertaining enough to go over it but still, it is disappointing they treat the audience like stupid.
  • Sep 29, 2019
    This show is AMAZING! I was hooked on the the first episode and binge watched all 3 seasons in about a week and a half!! It will hook you in too!! You must watch!
  • Jul 19, 2019
    Animal Kingdom in its third season begins to lose some of its steam it compiled through Ellen Barkin's incredible performance. The acting is still superb, but the plotline needs to evolve and get better if the series wants to continue.
  • 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.
  • Dec 05, 2018
    This show is incredible, and this season was a thrill ride! Storyline was intense and engaging, the addition of Dennis Leary was a nice touch, and the characters evolution from season 1 has been fun to watch.
  • Nov 01, 2018
    One of my favorite shows but Tuesday is a very bad day to air it i would definitely move to a sunday
  • Jun 19, 2018
    love this show.. Ellen Barkin is great but omg the eye candy of men!! Going to miss Baz, think he made a mistake leaving.. and why oh why did you cut Darren's hair?? and a beard?? NOW he looks like all those damn hipsters. yuk. DON'T care if he is gay or not.. loved the long bleached out surfer hair.. way sexier!! don't care for nicky much..can kill her off if you like... SHE'S dumb!! not street smart at all.. gonna get them all killed with her big drunk mouth.. . like the new latina girl.. pope and craig add to the male sexiness of the show... love this show but hate Darren's new style...

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