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Watch Southland Season 5
aired: Wed, Apr 17, 2013
In the season finale, John copes with the aftermath of his kidnapping, while Sammy closes in on the real robbers, Ben feels the pressure and Lydia becomes closer with Russell.
aired: Wed, Apr 10, 2013
Chaos reigns in the city when Cooper and Lucero are kidnapped and held hostage by a pair of "tweakers" and our cops join the frantic search to find them... before it is too late.
8. The Felix Paradox
aired: Wed, Apr 3, 2013
The funeral of a major drug dealer brings gangsters of all sorts out of the woodwork. With chaos in the streets, our cops learn that the greatest threats often come from within.
aired: Wed, Mar 27, 2013
John takes drastic measures to try to save Hicks while being confronted with demons from his past. Sammy's lie about the tape weighs heavily on his conscience. Lydia and Ruben track down a John Doe. Ben's relationship with Elena becomes more serious.
6. Bleed Out
aired: Wed, Mar 20, 2013
The day's events bring all of our cops face to face with some of their greatest fears. A baby's death for Lydia: IA questions forSammy; loneliness for Cooper; commitment for Ben.
Hats and Bats
aired: Wed, Mar 13, 2013
John thinks about life after the LAPD. Lydia connects with a man she sent to Death Row. And Sammy becomes a tabloid celebrity after a very public act of heroism.
4. Under The Big Top
aired: Wed, Mar 6, 2013
John and Lucero settle into their new friendship during a day filled with strange calls. While Ben and Sammy respond to an insanebank robbery call.
aired: Wed, Feb 27, 2013
A breakdown in the dispatch system makes a difficult job even harder for the cops. Lydia reaches out to her old flame (MICHAEL JACE) and Cooper gets a new partner.
aired: Wed, Feb 20, 2013
After Dave Mendoza (guest star CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY) is injured in a drive-by, Ben takes is upon himself to solve the case - much toSammy's dismay.
1. Hats and Bats
aired: Wed, Feb 13, 2013
In the fifth season premiere, Officer Cooper clashes with his new "boot" - Gary Steele (DEREK RAY), while Lydia Adams tries to balance detective work with motherhood.
Watch Southland Season 4
aired: Tue, Mar 20, 2012
It's the last day on patrol for Tang, as she prepares to move to another precinct as sergeant. But first she wants to tie up some loose ends on the beat. Lydia is pressured to make a decision about the extent of her police duties during the rest of her pregnancy. With Sammy recovering from injuries, Ben and Dewey are partnered together. But Ben is bent on tracking down the prostitute he's been trying to help and then getting her and her daughter away from the abusive pimp controlling their lives.
aired: Tue, Mar 13, 2012
Ben finds himself heading down a slippery slope as he attempts to help the daughter of a prostitute – putting him in hot water with the woman's pimp. Lydia and Ruben investigate the murder of a gang-banger who may have been killed over a graffiti tag. Tang faces more questions about her shooting of an innocent bystander, which could ultimately determine whether she gets promoted to sergeant.
aired: Tue, Mar 6, 2012
Lydia and Ruben investigate the death of a young nanny, but first they have to find the kids who were in her care. Ben tries to intervene in the life of a prostitute with a daughter, but his efforts only make things worse. And while Tang gets an update about the boy she shot, John still wants her to come clean about what really happened.
aired: Tue, Feb 28, 2012
The day just goes from bad to worse when Jessica is served legal papers in the morning and involved in a shooting in the evening. Sammy holds a grudge against Ben for not backing him up over drug evidence that may have been planted during a recent arrest. And Lydia comes to a decision about her situation.
aired: Tue, Feb 21, 2012
Sammy tries to make amends after the murder of a young man who agreed to testify in one of his cases. John and Jessica find themselves babysitting a documentary film crew. And Lydia is ordered to put on her uniform and serve as shift supervisor for the day – but the job could be more than her body is able to handle.
aired: Tue, Feb 14, 2012
Cooper tries to save a suicidal teen in a situation that hits extremely close to home. Sammy convinces a former addict to be an informant, with devastating consequences. Jessica gets a visit from someone in her past. And Lydia and Ruben investigate a supposed home invasion that appears to have been staged to cover up a murder.
aired: Tue, Feb 7, 2012
Jessica tries to help a homeless vet get an ID so he can be admitted to the homeless shelter. The situation opens John's eyes to his partner's past. Sammy is determined to save a dog after he accidentally shoots it in the leg. Lydia and Ruben investigate the murder of a man who lent a helping hand to women in need. And Ben and Lydia each face big life changes.
Season 4, Episode 3
aired: Tue, Jan 31, 2012
It's Hood Day on the streets of Los Angeles, and Captain Rucker has the department playing hall monitors. Sammy lets old grudges die hard when he leaves a gang territory unattended, only to have a violent gang war erupt throughout the city. Ben's recent mistake continues to haunt him publicly everywhere he goes. Ruben practices his speech for his daughter's quinceañera in the midst of a murder investigation. Cooper and Tang investigate a robbery in a strict Orthodox Jewish home, leading Tang to reveal secrets from her past.
aired: Tue, Jan 24, 2012
Tang and Cooper’'s past physical problems are put to the test when they are attacked on the street by a “perp.” Lydia and Ruben investigate a convenience store murder, and Lydia uses her typical compassionate charm to collect facts on her suspect from an unassuming grandmother (guest star MARLA GIBBS). Ben and Sammy ride with another officer who is prone to small mistakes. And Joel Rucker (guest star CARL LUMBLY) takes over as the new captain.
aired: Tue, Jan 17, 2012
Unbeknownst to Angel, Kristin asks “fellow single mom” Lee for advice on how to raise her son and Lee starts spending more time with her. But Angel gets upset because he thinks Lee has ditched him and made another best friend. Meanwhile, Angel and Lee team up against Connie and Brian at the local bar’s trivia night.
Watch Southland Season 3
Graduation Day [ No Survey]
aired: Tue, Mar 8, 2011
On Ben Sherman's final day as a rookie, challenges abound - none more daunting than how to handle
Season 3, Episode 9
aired: Tue, Mar 1, 2011
Ben nears the end of his training period as he deals with John's escalating drug problem. Sammy
Season 3, Episode 8
aired: Tue, Feb 22, 2011
Sammy seeks answers in the desert. Lydia and Josie babysit an important, but annoying, alcoholic
Season 3, Episode 7
aired: Tue, Feb 15, 2011
Lydia gets suspended from duty and bonds with an injured witness. A high-speed chase haunts Chickie
Cop or Not
aired: Tue, Feb 8, 2011
While working a celebrity murder, Lydia discovers the pros and cons of being in the spotlight. Sammy
Season 3, Episode 5
aired: Tue, Feb 1, 2011
Lydia and Josie catch a complicated rape case on the Westside. John bonds with an abandoned teenager
aired: Tue, Jan 25, 2011
John teaches Ben several key tips to being a police officer, including the proper ways to make a
Let It Snow
aired: Tue, Jan 18, 2011
Ben seeks revenge when his mother's rapist is released from prison. Lydia and Josie bump heads over
aired: Tue, Jan 11, 2011
Sammy and Nate feel threatened when Detective Daniel "Sal" Salinger (series regular MICHAEL McGRADY
Let it Snow
aired: Mon, Jan 4, 2010
This season on SOUTHLAND, Lydia has difficulty adjusting to her mother's return home from Europe
Watch Southland Season 2
aired: Thu, Sep 23, 2010
John gets an unexpected request from his ex-wife just as he, Ben and Chickie are sent out as part of a maximum deployment to capture the "Canyon Rapist" (guest star THOMAS LUMBERG, JR.), a perp who has been impersonating a cop. Lydia gets re-partnered with Russell (recurring guest star RUSSELL EVERETT SCOTT) for a double-homicide case. And Sal gives his wife Susan (guest star DENISE CROSBY) a special gift to commemorate her promotion, but their night turns into a disaster when their daughter, Kimmy (guest star ANNAMARIE KENOYER) reveals Sal's affair with TV news reporter Mia Sanchez (guest star LISA VIDAL).
What Makes Sammy Run?
aired: Thu, Sep 16, 2010
Gangsters open fire in a crowded club and kill two gangbangers - one of whom has a connection to an officer. Meanwhile, tensions rise between Sal and Gil on the gang task force. And Sammy confronts his wife, Tammi, after discovering that she has been out photographing gang members.
aired: Thu, Sep 9, 2010
Lydia and her new partner, Ray Suarez (series star CLIFTON COLLINS, JR.), arrive in Compton, where a young S.U.L.A. student was murdered. Detectives Kenny "No Gun" (recurring guest star PATRICK FISCHLER) and Andy Williams (recurring guest star LEX MEDLIN) canvass the neighborhood while Nate and Sammy investigate a house nearby where a party took place the night before. John and Ben head to Indian Wells for the funeral of a cop that proves to be very personal for John. They also stop at a halfway house for cops to see how Dewey (recurring guest star C. THOMAS HOWELL) is doing. And Lydia decides to talk to her mother (recurring guest star L. SCOTT CALDWELL) about something that has been festering between them for years.
aired: Thu, Sep 2, 2010
Ben winds up in a patrol unit alone for the first time. Among the cases he has to handle on his own are a missing girl and a suspected stalking case. Lydia and Rene spend the day checking in on and helping out Brianna (guest star LILY HOLLEMAN) and her baby. Over in the Gangs Unit, Gil Puente (recurring guest star LAZ ALONSO) leads the task force to take down a former "gangbanger" Trinny Day - but Sal and Sammy have a hard time working with Puente. While patrolling with John, it is clear that Chickie has no command presence, but she is determined to work harder and become a good cop again.
Butch and Sundance
aired: Thu, Aug 26, 2010
John and Ben are the first responders to a gruesome triple homicide in Hancock Park, where a mother is bludgeoned to death and her young daughters are found bound, gagged, raped and dead in their bedrooms. While investigating the case, Lydia and Rene realize they have two very different styles of doing detective work. Meanwhile, Sammy continues to have problems with his wife, Tammi (recurring guest star EMILY BERGL) who seems unable to complete even the simplest of tasks. And Ben confronts John about his increasing reliance on pain pills.
aired: Thu, Aug 19, 2010
In the second season premiere, Lydia and Russell's replacement, Rene Cordero (recurring guest star AMAURY NOLASCO), investigate a possible abduction of an elderly man by a known drug addict. Nate and Sammy investigate a freeway shooting and wind up threatening the integrity of a major undercover operation. And Chickie finds herself in the middle of a mini-riot after her new partner shoots at a 13-year-old boy.
Watch Southland Season 1
aired: Thu, Aug 12, 2010
Season Finale. The day takes a turn for the worse when officers John Cooper, Ben Sherman, Chickie Brown and Dewey find a member of Marta's Avenue gang dead in a trunk outside Dodger Stadium. Meanwhile, Detective Bryant convinces Lydia to take in Janilla in order to ensure her safety. Elsewhere, Detective Salinger becomes increasingly frustrated with his growing rift with his teenage daughter.
aired: Thu, Aug 5, 2010
Detectives Lydia Adams and Russell Clarke have their work cut out for them when jewlery thieves begin robbing Bel Air homes. Officer Ben Sherman discovers that he knows one of the home invasion victims and finds himself breaking police policy by becoming personally involved. Elsewhere, gang Detectives Sammy Bryant and Nate Moretta wait around an LA courthouse while Janilla (guest star Carla Jeffrey) prepares to testify in a gang-land trial. Concerned for her well being, Bryant decides to takes Janilla to his home to assure she is safe.
aired: Thu, Jul 29, 2010
It's a cop's worst nightmare. After a drunken car accident, Detective Salinger's gun is stolen by gang members in a dangerous neighborhood. When Gang Squad Detectives Nate Moretta and Sammy Bryant arrive on the scene to help out their boss, Moretta reluctantly agrees to assist Bryant in the search for the perpetrators and Salinger's weapon without calling it in. Launching an off-the-books manhunt to retrieve the weapon, they make a disturbing discovery – that the gangs are no longer afraid of the police; a local gang is using assault weapons, bullet-proof vests and military tactics to become a powerful urban street army – ready to declare war. Elsewhere, still preoccupied with her personal life, Detective Lydia Adams is caught off guard when a man exposes himself to her outside her home.
Sally in the Alley
aired: Thu, Jul 22, 2010
Gang Detectives Sammy Bryant and Nate Moretta have their work cut out for them when an unidentified female is found dead in the middle of a Los Angeles alley – and her body is being used for target practice by gang members. The tension mounts for Nate when his little sister disappears revealing a secret from his past that blindsides Sammy. Elsewhere, Detective Russell Clarke (Tom Everett Scott) is offended by Lydia's (Regina King) suggestion that he was too personal during a consult with a victim's sister.
season 1, episode 3
aired: Thu, Jul 15, 2010
Officers John Cooper and Ben Sherman start out the day thinking they have nothing in common, but – after responding to an eclectic array of patrol calls – at the end of their watch, they discover this is not true. When Ben reveals details of his past to the department therapist and to Cooper, the motivation behind his decision to be a cop becomes clear. Elsewhere, Dewey becomes star struck by Timmy Davis (guest star Tom Sizemore) a famous, self-obsessed actor. In true "Dewey" style, he mischievously decides to party with the celebrity, rather then book him – leading to a rift in his partnership with Chickie Brown. Trouble ensues when Dewey loses track of the burnt-out actor, and Chickie finds herself questioning her decision to take him on as her partner.
aired: Thu, Jul 8, 2010
When officers John Cooper, Ben Sherman and Chickie Brown rescue a baby girl found alone crawling across the middle of an LA intersection, the hunt for her mother begins. Detectives Lydia Adams and Russell Clarke examine the scene looking for clues, and soon Lydia finds herself affected by the search and must deal with some past issues – taking a personal interest in reuniting the baby with its mother. Meanwhile, officers Sammy Bryant and Nate Moretta are unable to find the financial resources to put a juvenile key witness in police protection after an attempt on her life and must now convince the DA to place her in a student police program. And back at the station, everyone gathers for a retirement party for Dewey.
aired: Thu, Jul 1, 2010
From the beaches of Malibu to the streets of East Los Angeles, this fast moving drama takes viewers inside the lives of cops, criminals, victims and their families. In the series premiere, John Cooper (series star MICHAEL CUDLITZ), a seasoned Los Angeles police officer and his rookie trainee, Ben Sherman (series star BEN McKENZIE), respond to a call that ends in a deadly shoot-out – and Ben is left questioning whether or not he has what it takes to become a police officer. Even though John is cool to the new recruit and his straitlaced "Beverly Hills" past, his honed insight and honest, no-nonsense advice is invaluable to the young rookie: "Look sharp, act sharp, be sharp. You do what they teach you in the academy, you will die."