Animal kingdom is an interesting show. At times, it portrays what could very well be a real situation for someone, at least in part. The whole thing centers around drugs, domination of others, and a feeling that certain people are above the law, not to mention family control. It all starts when Joshua’s mother overdoses on heroin, which kills her. He has nowhere else to go, so he is sent to live with his grandmother Janine. He doesn’t know anything about her because he’s been kept from her his entire life. It doesn’t take him long to figure out why and now he has to deal with making a choice. If you’re wondering what some of the more pivotal moments during season three are, keep reading.
1. Season 3, Episode 2
Here, you have people in the family making enemies with people that aren’t in the family. That’s really nothing new, as it seems to be something this family does on a regular basis. However, you do have something that is out of the ordinary occurring. It appears that Deran has had enough and he’s made the decision to do things on his own as opposed to working with the family. Clearly, this causes more than its fair share of problems. On the other hand, Joshua, who is more commonly called J, is now trying to keep the family business going and make sure the bills get paid at the same time.
2. Season 3, Episode 11
It seems that J is really coming into his own when it comes to being part of the family. Any doubts that he ever had about working with the family seem to have gone by the wayside, as his commitment seems fresh and he’s quite determined to see things through. At the same time, Janine decides to get all of the boys together and have them do a job that they hadn’t been expecting. Things don’t really go as planned, and that’s a major understatement. It simply wouldn’t be right to tell you exactly what happens. You need to see this episode even if you’re behind on your binge watching.
3. Season 3, Episode 1
It’s hard to imagine that this is actually the first episode of the season. If you think it might move a little slowly as things get started for season three, think again. It hits the ground running and it only picks up speed from there. For starters, Janine is in jail but she’s about to get an offer that she can’t refuse, so to speak. At the same time, Baz, who was involved in an earlier shooting, is fighting hard to stay alive.
4. Season 3, Episode 6
You have so much going on here that it’s almost hard to keep up. New people are moving into town and they’re threatening the family’s reputation. Obviously, this isn’t something they’re going to take and they move in to deal with the matter. At the same time, you have Janine telling J that he needs to do a better job of making sure that none of the past things they’ve done will come back to haunt them, all while he’s trying to have a relationship with someone that he thinks he might be able to get serious with. Needless to say, all of the family drama complicates that relationship as well.
5. Season 3, Episode 13
J has a certain amount of desire to be set free from the family, so to speak. He wants to be his own man and doesn’t want to be tied to a situation where he’s constantly being told what to do and when to do it. He’s quickly reminded that this isn’t just your everyday family and there are repercussions for not following the family code. It doesn’t get any easier when the rest of the boys see how he’s trying to strike out on his own and start to follow suit. Eventually, Janine tells them that they can be free from family obligations if they want, but they’ll have to pay a hefty price in order to get it.