'Animal Kingdom' Season 6 Episode 8: It's beginning of end for Smurf's favorite kid as Pope confronts detective

Pope has realized that something weird is happening in his life and someone really close to him is responsible for that


                            'Animal Kingdom' Season 6 Episode 8: It's beginning of end for Smurf's favorite kid as Pope confronts detective
Shawn Hatosy as Andrew 'Pope' Cody in 'Animal Kingdom' Season 6 (TNT)
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The ending of ‘Animal Kingdom’ Season 5 assured viewers that things will be getting difficult for Pope as the police were able to find the dead body of Catherine and were trying to find details about it. However, the case was closed because they were not able to find evidence against anyone, including Pope (Shawn Hatosy) who saw her for the last time. Season 6 introduced a new cop, Louise Thompson, whose approach to investigations is cold and doesn’t leave any stone unturned to get to the bottom of the case.

Since the beginning, she has been trying to get anything on Pope and made a plan to get to know him. She took the help from one of the kids, Taylor, who went on to skate at a vert ramp that was built by Pope. Soon, the kid started to come closer to him and he even took him to his house for a night's stay. However, things got really intense in the previous episode when Pope finally realized that someone got into his house while he was gone. He saw one of the boxes of cereals was not put how it was supposed. He checked the cameras, but couldn’t find anything because Thompson made sure the cameras were down when she entered the house.

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Now, Pope visited his lot and saw Taylor skate on the vert ramp and told him that his mother was looking for him. Taylor got a bit nervous and said that she must have got a new boyfriend that’s why she has come to town. Pope asks him what does his mother do for a living? He couldn’t answer the question correctly and Pope got to know that he was lying. He punched him in the stomach and asked him why he was lying? Taylor told him everything about Thompson and Pope got to know that she is a new cop with the San Diego County Police Department and threatened him to find information on Pope.

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Moran Atias as Louise Thompson in 'Animal Kingdom' Season 6 (TNT)
Moran Atias as Louise Thompson in 'Animal Kingdom' Season 6 (TNT)

Pope followed Taylor when he went on to meet Thompson and also made a plan to get to her. He made sure that the plan he stitched to get to her worked properly, and hired a guy he knew in the past to get more info on her. Once he gets to know where Louise was living, it was easy for him to confront her.

After meeting Taylor and taking bath in her motel room, Thompson realized that someone was in her apartment and it turns out that Pope has entered her room. He is sitting in a chair and wants to talk to Thompson. He accused her of trespassing and entering his house without any warrant. Pope compared her to a bug that should be squeezed and killed before they start to pose difficulties. Thompson asked him, “Who killed Catherine? You? Baz? Or your mom, Smurf?” She was unfazed by the threats made by Pope and told him that even if he killed her, the police are going to come after him because everyone knows that she is going after him.

The episode ended with a revelation that now Pope knows who to target but can’t do anything because he is in too much trouble. Meanwhile, Thompson seems to have an upper hand now because she is not ready to back down on the investigation. The only thing not in Thompson’s favor is that if Pope told every member of the Cody Family about this, then they will team up together and plot to end the threat.

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A still from 'Animal Kingdom' Season 6 (TNT)
A still from 'Animal Kingdom' Season 6 (TNT)

Well, things are really getting intense for Pope and we might see him doing something extreme in the coming weeks.

‘Animal Kingdom’ Season 6 returns to TNT with a new episode every Sunday at 9 pm EST.

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