Animal Kingdom Season 6 has fans doubting Craigs parenting abilities. However, a moment in “Gethsemane” proves he has good father potential.
The following contains spoilers for Animal Kingdom Season 6, Episode 9, “Gethsemane,” which aired Sunday on TNT.
TNTs Animal Kingdom continues with the Codys criminal heists and internal power struggle. Without Ellen Barkins Smurf to keep them in line, the kingdom threatens to unravel. J (Finn Cole) and Deran (Jake Weary) have teamed up to run things, but obstacles keep getting in their way. The latest is Popes (Shawn Hatosy) arrest for Catherines murder. However, in the background of all this drama is Craigs (Ben Robson) descent into addiction and his difficulties parenting his infant son Nick. Craig and Renns (Christina Ochoa) disturbing and dangerous behavior around their baby has many Animal Kingdom fans worried. Still, one moment in Season 6, Episode 9, “Gethsemane,” shows Craig has the potential to be a good father; he just needs to tap into it.
Craigs struggle with addiction is nothing new. Animal Kingdoms first season and onward has shown Craig using a myriad of drugs, from cannabis and alcohol to cocaine and oxycontin. While Season 6 saw him get clean and find a friend/sponsor in the mysterious Vince (Marcus Brown), Craig relapsed alongside Renn in the prior episode, “Revelation.” Together, the two went on a bender that saw their baby in multiple dangerous situations. With Nick also getting kidnapped earlier in the season, it seems Craig is epically failing in the parenting department. That said, Craigs intense moment with Pope suggests Craigs fate may not be all gloom and doom.
Who plays the young version of Billy in ‘Animal Kingdom’?
The actor who plays Young Billy in Animal Kingdom, Anthony Konechny, was in a ton of other projects both on and off TV before he took on this role. He played Paul in Fifty Shades of Grey and after that, Anthony was in the lifetime movie Seeds of Yesterday and in X-Men: Apocalypse.
Anthony also had a multi-episode arc on Supergirl, so television definitely isnt new to him.
Personality and Traits
Craig is known for his fearlessness and his need for adrenaline.
Billy is Deran’s dad in ‘Animal Kingdom’ but not Craig’s.
Deran is the youngest Cody son. He and Craig are a few years apart and theyre also the closest. However, Billy is Derans dad. Craigs dad is Jake, with whom Smurf is still in a relationship at the time in the flashback. Yeah, its a lot. Article continues below advertisement
In the flashback timeline, Smurf is forced to give a percentage of whatever jobs she pulls in the area to a man named Max Cross. She meets Billy on a beach and they talk about how he, too, works for Max. When he tells her he gives Max less off the top of his earnings as a small-time criminal, she scoffs and walks away. Article continues below advertisement
Billy follows her and invites her to go surfing with him sometime. Its a different exchange than weve seen with Smurf and men in the past. Shes used to being in control and, frankly, being in party settings or in danger. But she seems interested in learning more about Billy and from here, their relationship likely blooms.
Who are the fathers of Smurfs sons on Animal Kingdom?
Who is Pope and Julia’s father?
Colin is the father of Smurf’s two eldest children, Julia and Andrew Cody. He is also the grandfather of Joshua Cody.
Is Craig Smurfs son on Animal Kingdom?