Lucy is Baz's lover and later girlfriend. Following her collapse, Smurf undergoes testing and learns that she has developed melanoma, skin cancer. Pope subsequently believes Lucy's insistence that Smurf was the true killer, but Smurf uses Lena as leverage to get Pope to stay. She has a son. Smurf died on Animal Kingdom but does this mean that actress Ellen Barkin is leaving the show completely? After ignoring Pope's cries, throughout the flashbacks, Smurf eventually picks him up and sings to him, proving that as everyone said, she really did love him. Female Taking Deran's gun, a deranged Smurf demands that Pope kill her, even grazing the side of his head with a shot in an attempt to force him to shoot. After Pearce gives her a hostile cellmate, Smurf almost makes a deal before realizing that Pearce is bluffing and has no real evidence against her. Animal Kingdom. Janine Cody Ellen Barkin Hints at Displeasure With Animal Kingdom Exit: 'Likes' Slew of Angry Fan Tweets, Cracks That She 'Left Her Boys a Hit TV Show' By Michael Ausiello / … She then learns from Pearce, who drives her home, that the boys are using her properties to launder their money. Our recap of 'Animal Kingdom' Season 4, Episode 13, reveals who Smurf left all her loot to in her will. I am so puzzled by this, it's creepy. Barry Blackwell, known as Baz, is Smurf's adopted son and leader in the Codys' robberies. As the DA and Detective Pearce attempt to make a case against Smurf and the boys, she works with her attorneys to prove her innocence. Janine Cody, known as Smurf, is the tough matriarch of her family and J's estranged grandmother. If Animal Kingdom really wanted to go down the unbeaten path, it would show audiences connections that Smurf made in her past that weren't twisted at … Joshua "J" Cody is Smurf's teenage grandson whom she hasn't seen in over a decade. The cancer has spread to her lymph nodes, bones and liver, suggesting that Smurf's condition is stage 4 and ultimately terminal. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. With J receiving his orders from Smurf, he heads to Alexa’s house and — you guessed it — has sex with her again, before confronting her with the idea that Yates asked Alexa to sleep with him. With Smurf's attorney having set up an evidentiary hearing and with the ballistics report providing too much doubt, the DA is forced to drop the charges against Smurf and she is released. In season 3, Smurf continues to run things from behind bars through J while attempting to get out of prison. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-SdArWs8a8. She raised them without the normal boundariess parents usually set. 7.2k. holding her waist cos he didn't wanna stay in his place). Barry Blackwell, known as Baz, is Smurf's adopted son and leader in the Codys' robberies. He is the main protagonist of the series. - Smurf. The performances aren’t the problem, although if Barkin is going to play a vamp, she should tap her inner Joan Collins a little deeper. Smurf Although I also think that Pope and Julia endured some type of abuse, more so than the other boys. But there it is, from his mouth to J’s ears as he is about to take him into a cemetery to find the grave of J’s late mother. Animal Kingdom is an American drama television series developed by Jonathan Lisco. J discovers that Smurf cut her family out of her will except for a nominal amount of money and left the rest, including the house, to her friend Pamela Johnson. His mom wasn't close to most of her family, and when she was kicked out she didn't keep in contact with them. Here is what the showrunner had to say. More from Drama 5 … Although I also think that Pope and Julia endured some type of abuse, more so than the other boys. After her return, Smurf resumes a brief sexual relationship with Billy and revokes J's power of attorney. Lucy, who continues to maintain her innocence in Baz's murder, insists to Pope that Smurf is the true culprit. Some may say Craig but I just think Craig is just overly cushy to every lady so there's no big deal if he pecks/kisses his mom on the lips. As Smurf sleeps, J vows to take everything away from her. Join. ... begging her sons to kill her. J has a dark side he's keeping secret. 27, We never set out to hurt anyone. Despite his quiet semblance, he is manipulative and self-centered. Animal Kingdom is an American drama television series developed by Jonathan Lisco, based on the 2010 Australian film by David Michôd.The series follows a 17-year-old boy (), who, after the death of his mother, moves in with the Codys, a criminal family clan governed by matriarch Janine "Smurf" Cody (Ellen Barkin).Animal Kingdom debuted on TNT on June 14, 2016. ‘Animal Kingdom’ saw Deran confront Smurf at the opening of his bar while Baz performed an unexpected move for the upcoming heist. 1 of 7 Barkin, in a scene with Pope (Shawn Hatosy) in “Animal Kingdom,” which borders on the emotionally incestuous. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the animalkingdom community. With the help of Frankie, J identifies Pamela who was arrested in 1983 for a string of armed robberies with an unidentified partner who was never caught. Throughout season 3, Lucy helps Pope investigate Baz's murder while lying that she had nothing to do with the theft of Smurf's money. The letters sent after her death suggest that Smurf didn't expect Pope to outlive her and planned to cut everyone out even before Julia died as one of the letters was addressed to her. Appearance Height Smurf pushes for the ballistics report which proves that Javi was shot with her gun after the murder, but Pearce and the DA claim to have found a witness. Pope and Julia's father is a man named Colin. I believe the Animal Kingdom writers modelled … Didnt darren say something about it in the last episode? Something about how she doesnt do it with baz because he isnt her blood. She has loved Baz since she was 16, but Smurf has always tried to keep them away from each other. Pilot I suspect she did have sex with Pope and maybe Craig. Animal Kingdom Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Baz, J's father, never acknowledged J as his son. animal-kingdom-recap-season 4 episode 3 man vs rock renn pregnant ‘I’D BE A GREAT-LOOKING CORPSE’ | To underscore Smurf’s will to live in present-day, … If I had to guess, I would say that something went down with Pope and that guy that was with Manny. I always thought Smurf used sexual manipulation to control the boys, but actual sex never took place. Animal Kingdom is an Australian movie based on a Melbourne family who wreaked a lot of havoc in the 1980s. Relatives Pope said he delivered Darren when Smurf was pregnant with him The producer, Barkin, the actors... all say they are Smurfs natural sons,(except Bax) Its not just about being "Creepy" ...Smurf was probably molested and abused when she was young and past it on to her sons. That's not the way we work. Finally, J shoots Smurf through the head from the side, killing her and her family makes plans to make it appear as if Smurf died peacefully in her sleep from the cancer. That scene with J in the hotel room was pretty creepy. When she was thrown out of the house she didn't keep in contact with them. But “Animal Kingdom” is no great Shakes. Back in Season 2 of Animal Kingdom, “Bleed for It,” J promises Smurf that he’d put a bullet in her head if she were ever too weak to carry on, and he kept his word. J's mom, Julia, is Pope's twin sister, and his dad was said to be Barry Blackwell. We clearly know these guys have had fucked up childhoods already. Craig's father was Jake and was in a crew with Janine and Colin. He also had a past relationship with J's mother Julia, before he was born and is presumably the biological father of her son J. TNT's Animal Kingdom: ... And Smurf’s protection of J from her sons’ distrust earns her even more rancor from below. But we're human. GhostsJanine (flashbacks) In Season 4, a younger version of Smurf in her 20's is portrayed by Leila George. Created Aug 23, 2011. This movie was the inspiration for the American TV spin-off set in San Diego. In the fifth episode, Animal Kingdom Season 4 cuts back on the action and embraces relationship drama as Pope finds a new love interest, J calls … Episode Count Smurf is implied to have Lucy killed by Mia and divides her properties between her sons and J. Here’s one thing “Dead to Me,” the fourth episode of Animal Kingdom, offers that I didn’t expect based on its first three episodes: an honest-to-God Biblical reference—especially one coming from Pope (Shawn Hatosy), the live wire of the Cody family. Here is what the showrunner had to say. I'm going to guess at some point something happened with Baz. Ellen Barkin Hints at Displeasure With Animal Kingdom Exit: 'Likes' Slew of Angry Fan Tweets, Cracks That She 'Left Her Boys a Hit TV Show' By Michael Ausiello / … She has a brother Marco who steals and deals drugs. In the flashbacks, she escapes from Jed with the help of his wife and seeks the help of her friend Pamela Johnson who refuses to work with Smurf when she so recently gave birth, but gives her money. Here’s one thing “Dead to Me,” the fourth episode of Animal Kingdom, offers that I didn’t expect based on its first three episodes: an honest-to-God Biblical reference—especially one coming from Pope (Shawn Hatosy), the live wire of the Cody family. Trust us, it's not who you expect! First Appearance Leave it to Janine “Smurf” Cody to find a way to hiss “Screw you!” to her boys from beyond the grave. Season 4 [ edit | edit source ] I always thought Smurf used sexual manipulation to control the boys, but actual sex never took place. He also had a past relationship with J's mother Julia, before he was born and is presumably the biological father of her son J. Baz was raised by Smurf from the age of 12. As Smurf sleeps, J vows to take everything away from her. Animal Kingdom season 4 episode 3 may be life-and-death or Smurf … or at least it could be at some point. Deran's father was Billy. She has a son. During a meeting in a courthouse between the two women, Smurf confesses to having Baz killed to get Pope back. An enraged Smurf reveals that she had intended it to be a suicide mission for her and Pope from the start, not wanting to waste away from her cancer. Miriam Cody (mother, deceased)Andrew Cody (son) Craig Cody (son) Deran Cody (son) Julia Cody (daughter, deceased) Barry Blackwell (adoptive son, deceased) Catherine Blackwell (adoptive daughter-in-law, deceased) Joshua Cody (grandson)Lena Blackwell (adoptive granddaughter)Nick Cody (grandson) J's Mom is Pope's twin sister and his Dad was problably Barry; raised by Smurf from the age of 12. The Cody Family Lucy is Baz's lover and later girlfriend. Aliases Portrayed by Frankie and J both suspect that Smurf was the unidentified partner. Animal Kingdom is an American drama television series developed by Jonathan Lisco, based on the 2010 Australian film by David Michôd.The series follows a 17-year-old boy (), who, after the death of his mother, moves in with the Codys, a criminal family clan governed by matriarch Janine "Smurf" Cody (Ellen Barkin).Animal Kingdom debuted on TNT on June 14, 2016. Hazel Tonight on TNT Animal Kingdom returns with an all-new Tuesday, August 20, 2019 episode and we have your Animal Kingdom recap below. 'Animal Kingdom' Newbie Emily Deschanel on Her Character Angela Facing Off With Smurf Plus, the former 'Bones' star teases Angela's intentions with the Codys. Smurf is protective of her family and presents a borderline-incestuous love towards them. After being kicked out by Pope for his lies, J reveals the truth about everything he stole from Smurf to Pope and her will, suggesting that they work together to lead the family and redo the will to get what's rightfully theirs rather than allowing Smurf to cut them out as she had planned. J's mom, Julia, wasn't close to most of her family. Physical description Affiliation Having discovered the theft of several of her properties by her lawyer Morgan, Smurf sets out to investigate with Pope, particularly after Morgan is found dead. It is based on the 2010 Australian film of the same name by David Michôd, who is executive producer for the series.The series features a 17-year-old boy, who, after the death of his mother, moves in with his estranged relatives, the Codys, a criminal family clan governed by matriarch Smurf. On tonight’s episode, Pope’s (Shawn Hatosy) birthday approaches as Smurf (Ellen Barkin) probes whether the boys are playing by her … If she did, I'd vouch for Pope.Definitely Pope cos the way he behaves with her is kinda wierd(when he slept in her room with her. Below I make the case that Animal Kingdom is a modern fairytale.. One moment coddling, the next menacing, the unpredictable and manipulative Smurf has a warped emotional hold over "her boys" that makes them fear and resent her while still vying for her love and approval. Also, technically she could sleep with Baz, which seems like a very Smurfy thing to do…and by the way, who doesn’t want to sleep with Baz? Pope made a comment in the very first episode (right after he and J steal the car) that kind of suggested that, but it's never really been touched on again. Press J to jump to the feed. In the present, Smurf becomes increasingly ill, leading to a collapse. In season 4, flashbacks depict a young Smurf (played by Leila George) running jobs with her boyfriend Colin's gang Colin proves to be the father of Julia and Pope who was killed in a shootout with the police. I think the writers keep very vague intentionally; keeps us guessing as to what the characters are really thinking. We're not greedy. Eye color But there it is, from his mouth to J’s ears as he is about to take him into a cemetery to find the grave of J’s late mother. Not knowing the specifics adds to the creepiness. She has a brother Marco who steals and deals drugs. She was kicked out while pregnant and only took J to visit their family when he was a baby and toddler, but rarely, and then she stopped having any contact with her family. Back in Season 2 of Animal Kingdom, “Bleed for It,” J promises Smurf that he’d put a bullet in her head if she were ever too weak to carry on, and he kept his word. They never actually confirmed it thus far, but what Deran says in the last episode was pretty much all I needed to believe she has. https://tntanimalkingdom.fandom.com/wiki/Janine_Cody?oldid=934. Gender Though the exchange goes through, Marco instigates a firefight that leaves Marco dead and Pope kidnapped. Animal Kingdom , … Daren basically said she did in the last episode. Despite his quiet semblance, he is manipulative and self-centered. She has loved Baz since she was 16, but Smurf has always tried to keep them away from each other. Smurf then returns to Jake. Ellen Barkin J pays Pete's gang for Smurf's protection and she is outraged to learn that Billy is back and orders J to get him out of the house. She then demands a twenty percent cut for the boys to launder their money through her properties and sets out to recover her stolen money from Lucy. We don't take stupid risks. Smurf's death creates a power vacuum that her friends and enemies seek to exploit. I don't think so, it's more of a power thing than a physical thing. Smurf has been desperate to get out of prison and return to her old life but will she sacrifice her children for an early release? Smurf died on Animal Kingdom but does this mean that actress Ellen Barkin is leaving the show completely? Because although the freshly-sprung Smurf … Online. The film’s weakest link is J’s conflicted passivity. Members. Tonight on TNT Animal Kingdom airs with an all-new Tuesday, June 28 season 1 episode 4 called, “Dead to Me” and we have your weekly Animal Kingdom recap below. Also, technically she could sleep with Baz, which seems like a very Smurfy thing to do…and by the way, who doesn’t want to sleep with Baz? Throughout the season, Smurf plans to rob Jed, Colin's brother and a paranoid survivalist who took her in after Colin's death and then tried to rape her, causing Smurf to go into labor at eight months pregnant. What are your thoughts? Smurf begins to realize that J is the true culprit in the thefts though he destroys the evidence linking him to it. ... begging her sons to kill her. Last Appearance If it happened, make it clear that it happened already. Smurf is implied to have Lucy killed by Mia and divides her properties between her sons and J. Janine 'Smurf" Cody is portrayed by Ellen Barkin. Smurf uses Pete's gang to kidnap Lucy's brother Marco and demands an exchange of her money for Marco. The fact that they dance around it so much is pretty uncomfortable. Related: Animal Kingdom Season 4 Episode 1 Review: Janine But there's trouble brewing in Cody family of which Smurf isn't aware. Think in terms of where episode 2 ended — were it not for the promo below, we’d be worried that Ellen Barkin was immediately leaving the show. I've been wondering about this since episode 1, which I think is what they want us to do. 39. Despite her death, Smurf appears in "Janine" through continuing flashbacks to the 70s. With production on "Animal Kingdom" season 5 underway, we're taking a look at how the Codys would hold up in the "Sons of Anarchy" world. Throughout season 3, Lucy helps Pope investigate Baz's murder while lying that she had nothing to do with the theft of Smurf's money. 5'4" Baz was, however, missing from the letters. During this time, Billy and Jake also return, but Jake decides against telling Craig that he's his father. With production on "Animal Kingdom" season 5 underway, we're taking a look at how the Codys would hold up in the "Sons of Anarchy" world. A subreddit for the TNT drama, Animal Kingdom. Breaking Bad is also a modern fairytale blended with crime and heist plot elements. A seemingly legit businesswoman in Southern California, Smurf is really the provocative matriarch of a close-knit crime family composed of her four grown sons. There is definitely some creepy sexual manipulation going on with Smurf and the boys. Had Tuesday’s Animal Kingdom been broadcast in Smell-O-Vision, its scent would have been a mixture of pie and flop sweat. Maybe at times when the lines were so blurry that love and touching got all mixed up. well, the Executive Producer did use the words "perverse" and "incestuous" when describing Smurf during the table reads (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-SdArWs8a8) so I think she might have, at the very least with Pope and maybe Julia. During the robbery, Smurf suddenly kills Jed in revenge for the attempted rape forty years before and instigates a gunfight with his sons that Pope rescues Smurf from. She is one of the main characters of the show. In Animal Kingdom season five, Pope (Hatosy), Craig (Robson), Deran (Weary) and J (Cole) are still dealing with the fallout from the events surrounding Smurf’s death, … Nodes, bones and liver, suggesting that Smurf 's condition is stage 4 and ultimately terminal a with! 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