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Southland Season 5 Episodes

10 Episodes 2013 - 2013

In "Southland's" fifth and final season, John (Michael Cudlitz) is assigned a new trainee who is a veteran of the Afghanistan war. Lydia (Regina King) struggles to balance motherhood and her career. Sammy (Shawn Hatosy) faces a tough custody battle with his ex and becomes a tabloid sensation after a heroic act is captured on video. Ben (Ben McKenzie) finds romance while his partnership with Sammy comes to a head. John and Lucero (Anthony Ruivivar) are abducted--forcing John to face dark truths about his past--while Lydia hunts down their abductors.

Episode 1

Hats and Bats

Wed, Feb 13, 2013 60 mins

Season 5 opens with John at odds with his new trainee, a veteran from Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Lydia tries to juggle motherhood and detective work; Ben associates with a shady band of cops; and Sammy gets caught up in a nightmarish custody battle.

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Episode 2


Wed, Feb 20, 2013 60 mins

Ben investigates when Mendoza is injured in a drive-by incident. Meanwhile, Lydia probes the slaying of a female boxer's husband, and friction reaches the breaking point between John and Steele.

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Episode 3


Wed, Feb 27, 2013 60 mins

LAPD's dispatch system breaks down. Meanwhile, Lydia contacts her old beau; John gets a new partner; Ben and Sammy's partnership is tested; and Ben finds romance on the job.

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Episode 4

Under the Big Top

Wed, Mar 6, 2013 60 mins

Lydia pursues a killer who cooked a victim; John and Lucero bond as they respond to bizarre calls and challenges; Ben and Sammy track bank robbers.

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Episode 5

Off Duty

Wed, Mar 13, 2013 60 mins

John mulls over the life he'll have once he leaves the LAPD; Lydia bonds with a man she sent to death row in the past; an annoyed Sammy becomes a tabloid celebrity in the wake of a heroic act; Ben makes a questionable decision while tracking a drug dealer.

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Episode 6

Bleed Out

Wed, Mar 20, 2013 60 mins

The cops confront their greatest fears. Elsewhere, Lydia is shattered by the death of a baby; Sammy's altercation with Tammi is scrutinized; Cooper seeks comfort in Hicks; and Ben inches closer to Brooke all while continuing a relationship with Elena.

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Episode 7


Wed, Mar 27, 2013 60 mins

John desperately tries to save Hicks while facing dark truths from his past. Meanwhile, Sammy is haunted by a lie he told; Lydia and Ruben search for a John Doe; and Ben takes his relationship with Elena to the next level.

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Episode 8

The Felix Paradox

Wed, Apr 3, 2013 60 mins

Gangsters emerge for the funeral of a high-level drug dealer, leading to chaos on the streets. Meanwhile, Lydia and Ruben unearth police corruption while probing a murder; Ben has suspicions about Sammy; John spirals deeper into loneliness.

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Episode 9


Wed, Apr 10, 2013 60 mins

Cooper and Lucero are kidnapped and held hostage, and all the cops are on the case in a desperate scramble to rescue them. Elsewhere, Ben deals with an increasingly erratic Brooke.

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Episode 10


Wed, Apr 17, 2013 60 mins

John deals with fallout from his kidnapping in the Season 5 finale. Also: Sammy draws closer to robbers; and Lydia tracks John's kidnappers while becoming more intimate with an old friend.

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