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Old 08-13-17, 10:01 AM
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If it was on AMC it probably would've gotten canned after one season.

This season has improved. The heist on the charter boat during a wedding is something I've never seen before.
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Not too sure about that. It didn't really matter though, since they would soon be getting that money back. Maybe to hide the tracker better ???.
That's also what I figured.

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Baz didn't want Jay to know he was robbing Smurf. There was no way for Jay to tell that anything in there belonged to Smurf until the safes were opened. He didn't know that Smurf had taken Jay to that storage unit before.
I know that Baz didn't know that Jay knew the storage unit belonged to Smurf. So, Baz went back to the unit alone to take whatever items would give away the unit was Smurf's?
If that's the case then what was the point of bringing Jay along in the first place?

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Old 08-23-17, 08:16 AM
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Anyone watch last night's episode? Pope hitting all those banks with new NIN playing as the soundtrack was an awesome scene. I can't see this lasting more than one more season with the direction the show has gone in.
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Old 08-23-17, 08:57 AM
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The last few episodes have had a nice level of mounting tension with regards to Baz vs. Smurf. I don't see an amicable end to this situation, and for the show to work one of them is going to have to die, -or be a constant threat plotting in the background.
I've got a feeling someone is making it to Season Three.
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Re: Animal Kingdom (TNT) -- Series Thread -- from Southland creators -- based on the

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The last few episodes have had a nice level of mounting tension with regards to Baz vs. Smurf. I don't see an amicable end to this situation, and for the show to work one of them is going to have to die, -or be a constant threat plotting in the background.
I've got a feeling someone is making it to Season Three.
Did you mean to say you have a feeling someone is NOT making it to season 3? The only way I think they could continue with this story is if Smurf ends up in jail for good, or like you said, if Smurf or Baz ends up dead.
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Did you mean to say you have a feeling someone is NOT making it to season 3? The only way I think they could continue with this story is if Smurf ends up in jail for good, or like you said, if Smurf or Baz ends up dead.
yeah, that's what I meant, -that was a typo. Early in the season I had expected the status quo, -the family unit, -to eventually be restored. Clearly, they can't go backwards with the story at this point. And of course Pope, -a dangerous loose cannon, has opened up about things to his girlfriend, and that can't be good for either of them.
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Old 08-30-17, 09:53 AM
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Season finale was excellent. Really thought Baz was gonna take out Pope. Baz's gf setting him up... didnt see that coming!

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Yeah, finale was pretty good. John Wells wrote and directed it.

My only gripe was the Baz/Pope scene - came off a tad underwhelming for me. Technically, should have spurred some more emotion around it, but it didn't for some reason.

Was also caught off guard re: Baz's girlfriend and the robber who was involved in the boat heist.
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Old 09-03-17, 05:19 AM
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Yeah, finale was pretty good. John Wells wrote and directed it.

My only gripe was the Baz/Pope scene - came off a tad underwhelming for me. Technically, should have spurred some more emotion around it, but it didn't for some reason.

Was also caught off guard re: Baz's girlfriend and the robber who was involved in the boat heist.
BTW, I found it odd that Derran & Craig never told Baz that they found out Lucy is basically a crime boss.
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Denis Leary Joins Animal Kingdom Season 3
http://tvline.com/2018/02/27/denis-l...on-3-spoilers/

Ooooh. I dig this.

I also read that
Spoiler:
Scott Speedman
is looking to exit the show.
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I'll take the good with the bad. Leary seems like a good pairing with Smurf. Looking forward to this.
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This summer, the infamous Cody family is back as TNT's hit drama Animal Kingdom returns for its third season. In last season's shocking cliffhanger, Baz (Scott Speedman) was shot while on his way to Mexico after framing Smurf (Ellen Barkin) for murder. Season three opens with Smurf in jail and her grandson J (Finn Cole) in charge of the family business. The Cody men find themselves increasingly divided as they fight for both control and their independence, but have to come together when outside threats emerge. Deran's (Jake Weary) drifter dad Billy (Denis Leary) comes back to make amends, but may have other motives. The third season of Animal Kingdom is slated to launch Tuesday, May 29, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT.
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Re: Animal Kingdom (TNT) -- Series Thread -- from Southland creators -- based on the

FYI, my DVR caught a special "Sneak Preview" tonight that ran for 1 hour. It's actually the 1st episode of season 3, which also premieres tomorrow. It started a couple of minutes late because the NBA game ran long. I just deleted it and will catch the "Official" premiere tomorrow.

Looks like the premiere is written and directed by John Wells. I think he writes the best episodes of the series.
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That was some wig they had on Deran.
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Missed the sneak and forgot all about this. Summer guilty pleasure for sure - glad it's back
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Missed the sneak and forgot all about this. Summer guilty pleasure for sure - glad it's back
Why's it a "guilty pleasure"? It's got respectable actors/writing/storylines. Nothing to feel guilty about.
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Just caught the premiere. Damn, I can't believe they killed off Baz. I did see the article from a few months ago that Speedman was looking to leave, but they made sure he was gone for good. Looks like he may be a potential new cast member on Grey's Anatomy. Probably a bigger paycheck than TNT.

But, he was turning into a real asshole late in season 2 and didn't give a shit about his daughter.

I like the addition of Denis Leary as the father of the Cody brothers. Looking forward to seeing how that plays out.

I at Deran's wig. It does look like next week he's losing it and going with his normal hair.

Great episode overall by John Wells.
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I couldn't help but laugh at Pope constantly shitting all over Nicky every time she opened her mouth .
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Just caught the premiere. Damn, I can't believe they killed off Baz. I did see the article from a few months ago that Speedman was looking to leave, but they made sure he was gone for good. Looks like he may be a potential new cast member on Grey's Anatomy. Probably a bigger paycheck than TNT.
The producers have said that Baz was always intended as a short-haul character since his movie counterpart died in the first quarter of the film version. That's what they say...

We'll see if he returns to Grey's Anatomy; he had a one or maybe two episode appearance and nothing more has been said. Whether or not it pays better, GA has better exposure and less likely to be cancelled than any number of pilots.
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No Denis Leary in the 2nd episode.

It looks like the 2nd episode takes place a few months after Baz's death. Hence, Deran also has the new haircut.

Stupid J. Of course he bangs the Mexican Chola chick who collects Smurf's protection money.

Looks like the Cody Bros. and J are broke and need to go back to doing another job. Also, is it just me or does Ellen Barkin look like she's aged a lot since the end of last season? Her hair is now all grey.
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Also, is it just me or does Ellen Barkin look like she's aged a lot since the end of last season? Her hair is now all grey.
I didn't notice her hair but she's in prison. No make-up or hair dye.


So let me get this right...

Spoiler:
I'm assuming Smurf hired Mia & her gang buddies to kill Baz which explains why Jay is making weekly payments to her. I doubt Jay knows what these payments are for. It'd be a great twist however if he does know, & is aware of Smurf ordering the hit on Baz. Anyway, after Baz's murder, Lucy & her brother got to the money before the killers could. Did I get that right?


This is still currently my favorite show , but with the entire family separated & Smurf in jail it loses something. I preferred it when the family was together.
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Leary wasn't in the third episode either yet they keep marketing him "joining the cast" right before the episodes air. Ridiculous.
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So Leary finally shows up in the 4th episode. His appearance was rather underwhelming and not the highlight of the episode.

The heist was well done and tense. Unrealistic such that everything worked out perfectly so that was a stretch. Also detective of the year award to figuring out what happened in a matter of minutes by simply noticing security bars on the window of the supplement store.
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The heist sequence was cool, but it relied too much on such perfect timing from all parties.

Yeah Leary's introduction was underwhelming. I thought he was the Cody boys father, not just Deran's deadbeat Dad. Guess Craig and Pope have different fathers.

and stupid Nikki opening up her big mouth.
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