Catherine Belen was one of the casts of Animal Kingdom who was killed in Season 1 Episode 9, titled Judas Kiss. 43-year-old actress Daniella Alonso portrays Catherine Blackwell in season 1 of Animal Kingdom.
Catherine Belen in Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom Season 5 finale concluded on 3 October 2021 with episode 13 – ending with some gore and a successful heist by the Cody family. It can be described as the perfect ending to the season in true Animal Kingdom style.
The dead body and the ID in the closing minutes of the finale make you go all the way back to the early days of the series for answers. Catherine is extremely important to Pope, as she’s a massive loose end from his past and someone Smurf had him kill. Catherine was also Baz’s wife and Lena’s mother
Pope had deep feelings for Catherine once upon a time, but Smurf wanted her gone the moment that she suspected she could be out to potentially destroy the finale. You could say that she deserved to be killed since she tried to steal $10,000 from Smurf – after the Cody boys successfully pulled off their military base heist, Catherine takes the cash from behind the dryer in Smurf’s house. She didn’t want to take any chances and Pope was completely under her thumb.
Having Catherine’s body come up now creates a huge problem for the Cody Boys moving forward; it brings more potential suspicion around them, especially due to her past connections to Baz, who is also dead and can’t be used as a source of information.
Pope agrees to Smurf’s orders despite having romantic feelings for her. Pope goes to her house and finds out she is all packed. Cath explains that she kept her suitcases ready for her and Lena just in case Smurf creates trouble.
Catherine Belen Death in Animal Kingdom
Catherine has sex with Pope and he grabs this opportunity killing her by choking her with a pillow. Following the murder, he even buries her body in the desert with her bags.
Now that Catherine’s body has been discovered at the Cabrillo Circle Development construction site, the question is: how did her body get there, and did someone plant it there?