TNT continues Season 3 of their compelling crime drama, Animal Kingdom, starring Shawn Hatosy and Ellen Barkin, with Episode 6: Broke From The Box. With Smurf (Barkin) behind bars, can her boys continue their living through armed robberies without her?
Meanwhile, Nicky (Molly Gordon) attempts to reconcile with J (Finn Cole). After J tries to break it off, Mia (Sohvi Rodriguez) reminds him that Nicky is not part of their world. J and Nicky are unable to cool down as they both start yelling at each other.
After discovering his father is a junkie, Deran (Jake Weary) learns about a money-making job from Billy (Denis Leary). Billy is even cool with Deran bringing his brothers if he wants. They leave together to stake out the place they’re going to hit.
Craig (Ben Robson) discovers the Cody boys are a laughing stock. With Smurf in prison, a Brazilian gang jumps in on their territory. Craig realizes they need to strike back at this gang that’s invading his turf.
At the prison, Smurf (Barkin) learns from Morgan and Goodwin that the ADA has a surprise witness to Javi’s murder. She then tells J that he has to track down Javi’s guys, the same ones who beat him up and nearly drowned Jim. J is unsure if he can cross the line and murder for Smurf.
Pope (Hatosy) is on a quiet walk with Lena (Aamya Deva Keroles) when Child Services stop by. Pope then tells Lena that if they ever visit again and want to talk to her, she should say, “Everything is fine.” That’s all they want to hear.
Criag convinces the others that they should raid the Brazilian gang. While Pope waits in the car with Lena, Deran almost gets his butt kicked by a gang member. J steps in and beats up the other day. Not only did J save Deran, he also finally earned his respect.
After shooting up from Billy’s stash, Nicky dances into the night. She ends up shooting herself in the leg, With her leg bleeding, Nicky crawls all the way to the car and pass out.
After finding Nicky on the floor and bleeding, J dumps her in front of the hospital and runs away.
Animal Kingdom continues on TNT every Tuesday at 9pm.