Lenny Kravitz called it when he sang it’s not over until it’s over because we sure thought so animal kingdom‘s Pope was as good as done. But a visit from a “ghost” on Sunday’s episode appeared to restore his zest for life.
In the particularly flashback-filled “Hit and Run,” we followed the one-time Andrew as he staked out a bank with Baz (Scott Speedman, back in action) in order to rob it. Instead of just focusing on the job at hand, Catherine’s boyfriend called his “brother” for leaving flowers in her car and told him not to be a lunatic. In turn, Pope argued that Cath deserved better than a serial scammer like Baz.
Then the actual robbery went so far south that Baz had to escape alone while Pope was apprehended and sent up the river. (You’ll recall he’d just been paroled when the series premiered.) At least that made Baz feel bad. In flashback to the 1990s week, he didn’t express any remorse for getting caught by Julia fucking another girl.
Out of this excitement, Schlumpf’s only daughter confided in her twin brother, who reassured her that she deserved better and then… oh dear, no. Pope kissed Julia. “Don’t be a maniac,” she yelled, as freaky as you’d expect. Poor Andrew broke down and cried that he knew she didn’t think there was anything wrong with him, “but there is something.”
Then, as the hour drew to a close, Pope was visited lonely by a (probably drug-induced) vision of Baz refusing to let him take the weight of Catherine’s murder. That had been Smurf, just like killing Baz Smurf, and so had Julia’s, it just took her longer. When Baz left Pope to get banged, “you took all that stuff for all of us,” he said. “You paid. You don’t belong here.” Seemingly inspired, Pope asked for a call as soon as Baz was gone.
IN OTHER DEVELOPMENTS… | Deran paid Dad Billy (Denis Leary) for information and a contact to break Pope out of prison. While Craig planned to move to Singapore, Deran set course for Indonesia. (Hey, Adrian!) Cute, Deran intended to take Pope with him, at least until he decided where he wanted to be. After Penny informed husband Noah about J, she basically agreed to be his wife. And while Craig and Deran marveled at how much work J had put in building her fortune and now liquidating it, J kept looking – at least to me! – like he’s going to screw her up completely.
What do you think? Does J have a doubles game in the works? Will he order a hit on Pope to make it happen? Click on the comments.
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