I can't say I'm surprised.
Baz's fate was revealed on Animal Kingdom Season 3 Episode 1. Even without the events of last season, Scott Speedman's addition to Grey's Anatomy was a bit of a giveaway.
Now the question of who was responsible for his death is up in the air.
I was sure that Lucy was behind it considering how quick she was to remove all the cash hidden in the walls of Baz's house at the end of Animal Kingdom Season 2 Episode 13. But after watching Smurf's interaction with the gang leader, there is a strong possibility that Smurf was the one behind the dirty deed.
If that's true, Smurf will have proven herself to be one of the best actresses on earth.
She put on a good show after Pearce told her the news about Baz. The immediate look of shock, the tears, the shaking. I was convinced her reaction was genuine.
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And why wouldn't it be? Although she and Baz had a major conflict, Baz was still her son and losing any child is devastating.
At least that's what she wanted everyone to believe. Pearce didn't seem too convinced, though, and he's going to keep pushing Smurf until he gets what he wants.
It's hard to believe that Smurf could be that cold, but it's clear that she's only out for herself. All she cares about is her money. She didn't even ask anyone about Lena.
How crazy is that? But if she were the one who ordered Baz killed, Lena wouldn't have even entered into her thoughts anyway.
Smurf took Pearce's offer to heart, and the idea that she might actually turn against her boys is real.
She's not going to be getting out of prison anytime soon, no matter what she does, so why not make everyone else suffer, too?
Pope, Deran, and Craig were genuinely upset about Baz.
They may have had their differences with him, but he was still their brother.
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I loved that none of them were afraid to show their emotions, and them coming together on the patio was quite touching.
Even more touching was how Pope dealt with Lena. He could barely contain himself as he told her that her dad might never be coming back.
It was too hard for him to tell his little niece the truth, but when she found out anyway when J couldn't stay in the truck like Pope asked, she handled the news like a trooper.
Lena has been through so much; it's not surprising she's as indifferent as she is to all the havoc around her. That little girl is going to need some serious therapy when she grows up.
Pope may think he's protecting her by keeping her with the family, but the best thing for her may be that she goes to foster care.
He's going to be too involved in finding Baz's killer, and as much as I love Pope, he's not fully capable of taking c..