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Southland Season 1 Episodes

7 Episodes 2009 - 2009

Set on the streets of Los Angeles, the first season of gritty police-drama "Southland" centers on rookie Det. Ben Sherman (Ben McKenzie) and seasoned partner Det. John Cooper (Michael Cudlitz), as Cooper acclimates Sherman to a life of protecting the general public. Regina King also stars as Det. Lydia Adams, who takes a personal interest in protecting a teen witness in a murder trial. NBC canceled the critically-acclaimed series after its first season, but it was subsequently picked up by TNT where it aired for four more seasons.

Episode 1

Unknown Trouble

Thu, Apr 9, 2009 60 mins

In the opener of the police drama, rookie cop Ben Sherman (Benjamin McKenzie) has a tough first day with his seasoned partner, Det. John Cooper (Michael Cudlitz), who prepares him for the realities of working the streets of Los Angeles. Meanwhile, a young girl is swiped from her yard.

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Episode 2


Thu, Apr 16, 2009 60 mins

The mother of an abandoned baby girl found in a busy intersection is sought, and the case stirs up past issues for Lydia. Elsewhere, Bryant and Moretta place a juvenile in a student police program in order to protect her.

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Episode 3

See the Woman

Thu, Apr 23, 2009 60 mins

Sherman opens up about his past, making it clear to Cooper why he joined the force. Meanwhile, Dewey (C. Thomas Howell) fawns over a famous actor (Tom Sizemore) in trouble with the law. And Chickie regrets taking Dewey on as a partner after he fails to keep track of the celeb criminal.

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Episode 4

Sally in the Alley

Thu, Apr 30, 2009 59 mins

Moretta and Bryant try to track down the identity of a woman whose dead body was being used for target practice by gang members. Meanwhile, Moretta's younger sister disappears, revealing clues about his past. And Lydia offends Clarke when she criticizes his methods.

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Episode 5

Two Gangs

Thu, May 7, 2009 60 mins

Salinger's weapon is stolen by gang members, and Bryant and a reluctant Moretta search for the thieves without reporting the crime. Meanwhile, a man exposes himself to Adams outside her home.

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Episode 6


Thu, May 14, 2009 60 mins

Ben takes a personal interest in a spree of Bel Air home invasions by jewelry thieves when a friend becomes a victim. Elsewhere, Bryant takes Janilla (Carla Jeffrey) into his home for safekeeping until the trial gets under way.

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Episode 7


Thu, May 21, 2009 60 mins

In the first-season finale, a Marta's Avenue gang member is found dead outside of Dodger Stadium; Lydia takes Janilla (Carla Jeffrey) into her home for protection; and Salinger stresses over the estrangement between him and his teen daughter.

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