TNT continues Season 3 of their compelling crime drama, Animal Kingdom, starring Shawn Hatosy and Ellen Barkin, with Episode 9: Libertad. 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) hides out with J (Finn Cole) at a sleazy mote. J realizes he has been stripped of all powers of attorney ,with which he’d been imbued during his Smurf’s incarceration. After doing some motocross-riding with Linc and Deran (Jake Weary), Craig (Ben Robson) guesses that his brother has been sleeping around Adrian.
Later that day, Adrian knows that Deran was still involved with Linc, but is cool with the affair going around. Billy (Denis Leary) argues with his son that he is giving J too much power. When Deran and Craig arrive at the bar, they discover Ox bleeding profusely. Craig decides to recruit Linc, who is extremely unhappy being roped into treating a gunshot wound.
Knowing that Smurf’s release, Lucy (Carolina Guerra) sees Pope and warns him that his mother is coming after her. At the Cody family meeting, Smurf (Barkin) offers to launder the money if they do a job for her. While the others debate about accepting her job, Smurf then decides to use her charm against Billy.
After the two end up having sex, Smurf continues her seduction of Billy and gets him to squeal. J has been holding his money from the job. Later on, J reveals Smurf how much money they made from their last heist; almost three quarters of a million bucks.
Meanwhile, Linc patches up Ox so that he could hit the road. Deran argues with Craig that he cost him the one person in his life who wasn’t involved in their illegal business. Pope’ helplessly watches as Child Protective Services take away Lena (Aamya Deva Keroles) from him. With an upcoming hearing, Pope plays it cool and says goodbye to Lena.
Elsewhere, Smurf finds Deran at the beach, confronts him about hating her. She gets to the point and tells him about the job she has. Deran declines her off. Smurf then pays a visit to Pete and gives him enough money to make a trip down to Mexico.
At the cemetery, the Cody boys have to decide on Baz’s headstone and discuss what kind of arrangements they want made when their time comes.
Animal Kingdom continues on TNT every Tuesday at 9pm.