Is Scott Speedman officially leaving Animal Kingdom ? That answer was handed down following the season 3 premiere, which aired late Monday following a broadcast of the Western Conference Finals on TNT. Obviously, there are some spoilers ahead.
It didn’t actually take all that long during the episode for the series to officially reveal the fate of Speedman’s character of Baz, who didn’t make it through the installment in one piece. The character is now dead, and with that in mind the entire series resets in some ways as we start to look towards the future for the series. The death of this character does serve as a further reminder as to why Denis Leary was brought in as a new main character — it keeps the balance in the cast and gives longtime Animal Kingdom fans someone else to watch.
There were rumors about Speedman’s future a number of weeks ago, right around the time he first surfaced on Grey’s Anatomy as the character of Nick, a doctor who bonded with Meredith Grey after he ended up being a patient at the Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. While he only appeared in one episode of the show’s most-recent season, we would not be shocked at all if he ends up coming back to the series in a larger capacity. Nick was fairly well-received in his one appearance, and given just how protective many Grey’s Anatomy fans are about Meredith, that really says something. Time will tell if he will be there in the long-term, but following the premiere here that’s something that we are certainly going to be watching out for.
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