Three episodes in the final season, Animal Kingdom finally revisited the discovery of Catherine’s body at the end of Season 5. (Read the full recap of that episode here.)
In Sunday’s first of two episodes, Shawn Hatosy-directed “Pressure and Time,” a detective Louise Thompson (Tyrant alum Moran Atias) began to investigate the very cold case of Catherine’s murder. Though her colleagues seemed to think the case wasn’t so much cold as closed — they believed Baz was the guilty party — Thompson’s interest was piqued when she learned that the deceased had been a criminal informant whose Cody’s known associates were. By the end of the hour, Thompson had turned for answers to one of the last people to see Catherine alive: daughter Lena, who noticed that Uncle Pope was around on Mama’s last day.
Speaking of the former Andrew, in 1992, he was cranky to see Julia being lured to the dark side by Smurf’s gift of a sports car. In the present, not coming to terms with the fact that (duh) skaters would want to use the ramp he built on his lot, he helped Deran “move” a tenant from the apartment complex that Craig was supposed to be moving. are emptied to Trey’s guest room.
Why didn’t Craig sort things out himself? At first, he was busy with boyfriend Vince and learned that he had just fucked his friend’s ex-wife Gianna. Then, judging by his friend’s comment about how he and his ex co-parents were, he tried unsuccessfully to get Renn to take him back. “I’m getting sober for you,” he wailed, “and this is what I get?”
Pooh, Craig wasn’t sober for long. He walked to Deran’s bar, where he began tossing beer as if there was a shortage. Later, when he admitted his misstep to Vince, his new BFF knew exactly what would give him that buzz without opening a bottle: firing some giant rapid-fire machine gun. (If there was ever a bad time for) That scene…)
Hearing from his new fence that the blue diamonds stolen from Gia were too recognizable to be moved, J had them re-cut and took them to luxury jeweler Eddie Pham. His brother Arthur, a gem expert whom he called a leprechaun, a troll and more, saved J’s skin by lying to Eddie that the baubles were good to go – then warned J not to return. But that only gave the thief the idea of turning the gnome over to gain access to the jewelry store and blindly robbing Eddie. Would a man really turn against his own brother? Deran wondered aloud. “Foreshadowing,” J didn’t answer, but he probably could have.
In the second episode of Sunday’s double header, Deran celebrated Pride Month in a typically unique, Cody-esque way. After being pressed by his new boo to open up and reveal something, something over himself the youngest Cody brother growled his way through what seemed like the worst date ever, and when he encountered a homophobic brute in the bathroom line, he invited him outside to do some gay bashing.
What the caveman didn’t realize was that Deran was gay, and the homophobe himself would be the one getting beat up. (Abbreviated to: The shocked reaction of Deran’s date and presumably that relationship ended before it actually started.)
In other developments in ‘Inside Man’ Craig was caught exploring Eddie Pham’s but it didn’t matter much as soon J called in the poor, slandering Arthur to provide crucial information. There was no way to rob the showroom, he said. But the Codys could make $750,000 in jewelry if they celebrated the two-week birthday party that singer Brock Fellows threw for his girlfriend.
Speaking of scoring, that’s exactly what J did with married legal secretary Penny after giving her some business advice about a building she was planning to buy. At Pope’s skate park, when a fight broke out, his idea of playing a referee told young Taylor, who was beaten up, to get out — he was victimized because his peers disrespected him. In response, the teen hit another skater with his board and became, at least for now, top dog.
The next day Taylor returned, thanked Pope for his wise(?) advice, and offered to help. And as the boy did, you could see a sense of purpose light up in Pope’s eyes. So, of course, it turned out that the child was a plant: He had been sent by Detective Thompson to get close to her prime suspect in Catherine’s murder.
Oh, and in 1992, Smurf responded to Andrew’s sudden interest in the church, first by reminding him that he was only going to hate himself and giving him a lasting kiss on the lips, then by sending Baz to tell the rectory for a job that involved the whole family. family. As always mother of the year. What do you think of Sunday’s episodes? Post them in a comment below.