Shawn Hatosy, Ben McKenzie Shawn Hatosy, Ben McKenzie

On Wednesday's Southland (series?) finale, the entire Los Angeles Police Department will be fighting for one of their own.

This season's harrowing penultimate episode saw John Cooper (Michael Cudlitz) and his partner Henry Lucero (Anthony Ruvivar) kidnapped by drug addicts. By the end of the hour, Lucero was dead and Cooper only escaped after playing dead in a grave he'd dug for himself. Wednesday's episode (10/9c, TNT) picks up about three weeks later, and while John still hasn't been cleared to carry a gun and return to active duty, the rest of the force, including detetcives Adams (Regina King) and Robinson (Dorian Missick) are searching for the tweakers. "Cops don't go missing all the time, so when they do, it's a huge deal," Cudlitz tells "That story line resonates through the entire force. Everyone has been affected."

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