‘Animal Kingdom’ Season 3 Recap: Episode 10 “Off The Tit”

Animal Kingdom Season 3 Episode 10, TNT

(Courtesy of Eddy Chen)

TNT continues Season 3 of their compelling crime drama, Animal Kingdom, starring Shawn Hatosy and Ellen Barkin, with Episode 10: Off the Tit. With Smurf (Barkin) out from bars, can her boys continue their living through armed robberies without her?

With Nicky (Molly Gordon) gone, Mia (Sohvi Rodriguez)’s relationship with J (Finn Cole) takes another turn. Since Billy needs money to pay Smurf (Barkin)’s rent, Deran (Jake Weary) offers to give him some of his cut. Craig (Ben Robson) refuses to believe he’s anything like Billy though. Frankie (Dichen Lachman) thinks Billy should not the boys to their advantage; not against each other.

During the day, Craig bumps into Ren at the parking lot and discovers she is expecting. Ren insists that the baby’s not his, but Craig isn’t so sure. Elsewhere, J recruits Mia to find out what Pete was up to for Smurf.

While J approaches Morgan about helping him set up some holding companies, Billy searches for the key to the storage unit. After he reveals his lover is pregnant, Frankie makes out with Craig, telling him he could be a dad or a cowboy. J isn’t even afraid of Billy after being thrown up against a wall.

Animal Kingdom Season 3 Episode 10, TNT
Photo by: EDDY CHEN
Season: 3
Episode 310- “Off the Tit”

Meanwhile, Pope heads out to Child Protective Services and meets with one of the counselors. Begging to see Lena, Pope is in tears and breaks down in front of everyone. He’s scared of what will happen to Lena in the foster home.

Back at home, Smurf notices something is wrong with Pope. Still feeling broken about Lena, Pope has reached his boiling point with Billy’s taunting. Smurf doesn’t even stop Pope from giving his father the beating of a lifetime.

Smurf actually finds out where Lena (Aamya Deva Keroles) has been taken. Smurf reassures Pope that she is in a good home, with good people. She doesn’t realize Mia has been following her to her secret hideout the entire time.

Back at home, Smurf notices something is wrong with Pope. Still feeling broken about Lena, Pope has reached his boiling point with Billy’s taunting. Smurf doesn’t even stop Pope from giving his father the beating of a lifetime.

At the warehouse, Pete’s crew are holding Marco. Smurf wants to know where her money is. The crew pulls Marco’s pants down and feeds his balls to a group of hungry rats. Elsewhere, Billy is at Deran’s bar and decides to steal from his own son.

After finding his safe had been broken into, Deran realizes his own father betrayed him and stole his money. Later on, Smurf finds Deran at the pool, confronts him about the past. She tells him Billy did kidnap him. Billy sold Deran for a bag of smack and 600 dollars.

Animal Kingdom Season 3 Episode 10, TNT
Photo by: EDDY CHEN
Season: 3
Episode 310- “Off the Tit”

Deran learns the hard truth; some people aren’t meant to be parents.

Animal Kingdom continues on TNT every Tuesday at 9pm.

By Jorge Solis

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