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TNT continues Season 3 of their compelling crime drama, Animal Kingdom, starring Shawn Hatosy and Ellen Barkin, with Episode 8: Incoming. With Smurf (Barkin) out from bars, can her boys continue their living through armed robberies without her?
With Nicky (Molly Gordon) gone, J (Finn Cole) goes on his new job with Deran (Jake Weary), Craig (Ben Robson), and Pope (Shawn Hatosy). While Deran and J are up on the plane, Billy (Denis Leary) is on land with the other two. Frankie (Dichen Lachman) kicks things off by getting J and Deran onto the plane undetected.
With 16 minutes counting down, J and Deran sneak out of their boxes and ambush the security guard. With a gun pointed at the pilot, J and Deran are on their way to their designated destination. What they didn’t expect was for the heavy winds to push them far away from their targeted meeting point.
Meanwhile, Billy appears to be making enemies with Pope. Revealing past memories, Pope refuses to make peace with his father. Billy only seems to antagonizing Pope further as Craig attempts to find out where the two are on the GPS.
Out from prison, Smurf arrives at the home and unexpectedly finds a naked Frankie by the pool. Frankie doesn’t give up where the Cody boys are but Smurf already knows they’re on a job. Frankie watches at first and even helps out Smurf clean up the messy house.
After Pope throws Billy out of the car, J and Deran are in need of transportation. They find a lonely woman with kids in a house, thankfully in the middle of nowhere. Knowing the two are hiding from the cops, the mother asks for 15 grand and she will drive them to the meeting point.
With time running out, Deran and J pay the woman and finally meet with the others. Deran is confused by the fact that Billy isn’t with them in the car. At the storage facility, surrounded by the stolen money, Deran, Craig, J and Pope agree part of their share goes to Lena.
Returning home, Craig, J and Pop have dinner with Smurf. Scared after talking to Smurf on the phone, Billy finally makes his way back to Deran’s bar. Billy reveals he had actually taken Deran when he split with Smurf. But when Smurf called the cops and had him arrested, she would only drop the kidnapping charges if Billy left and never came back.
During dinner, Smurf isn’t too happy the Cody boys aren’t telling her about their new job. Noting her absence, Smurf reminds J that he really wasn’t in love with Nicky. She says Baz needs a tombstone because Lena needs a place to visit her father.
Though promises have been made, Pope and Smurf stare at each other, as if they suspect each other as the reason for Baz’s death.
Animal Kingdom continues on TNT every Tuesday at 9pm.