Southland

Season 3 Episode 3

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jan 18, 2011 on NBC
6.6
out of 10
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Officer Ben Sherman seeks revenge after the man who raped his mother is released from prison. Detectives Adams and Ochoa argue about a chainsaw that may have been used in a murder as Sammy Bryant deals with Tammi's betrayal.

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  • 303

    6.0
    This was my first time watching Southland since the pilot and I have to say that the show has improved by leaps and bounds. It still is not that great a series, but it is a little bit different than all of the shows about the fuzz on channels like CBS. It is gritty, it is filmed like the FOX reality series Cops, but some of the storylines are not all that realistic. Cockfighting and chainsaw massacres in LA in one day? I do not know if I buy that.



    Still, not the worst way to spend an hour. Maybe I'll tune in again.moreless
  • I'm Lovin It

    10
    I'm beginning to think that Season Three is coming into its own. Characters are developing again- Sammy is over Tammy, it only took forever to learn- Ben is coming head to head with the demons that drove him to become a cop- and it looks as though Lydia is coming closer and closer to sleeping with her ex-partner... it's bound to happen eventually. My only gripe with this episode was the extremely predictable side-story involving a store owner with the gun... Given the typical 'irony' of the show, it was pretty easy to guess that Officer Sherman was going to live to regret his judgement call.moreless
  • I'm still not seeing episodes of the calibre viewed last season. Maybe it's because last year, I was meeting the characters for the first time, and enjoyed watching their growth and development.moreless

    7.5
    Yesterday's episode was good, not great. We haven't seen enough of Susan Blakely (as Ofc. Sherman's mom) to care much about her - it makes her rape and assault, while tragic, seem diminished in importance, particularly since she has gotten past it. All of Ben's moral indignation and rage seemed disingenuous,therefore; more affect that real emotion.

    There were some interesting tidbits in the episode - I found the case caught by Detectives Adams and Ochoa engaging on several levels. The process used and the facts discovered in what I'll call "the chainsaw incident", were quite arresting (no pun intended.) The story line of most interest was glossed over. I'm hoping more time is devoted, in future, to what appears to be the dissolution of Det. Bryant's marriage.

    It's been said, but I'll reiterate, that they are cramming too much information into one episode. I don't know why Bryant and Moretta, for example, were after the guy they caught with the cock(rooster) in his hands. Too much is missed when the writers attempt to feature every character. Hopefully this changes and soon.moreless
Michael Cudlitz

Michael Cudlitz

Officer John Cooper

Tom Everett Scott

Tom Everett Scott

Det. Russell Clarke

Arija Bareikis

Arija Bareikis

Officer Chickie Brown

Shawn Hatosy

Shawn Hatosy

Det. Sammy Bryant

Ben McKenzie

Ben McKenzie

Officer Ben Sherman

Kevin Alejandro

Kevin Alejandro

Det. Nate Moretta

Fabian Alomar

Fabian Alomar

El Flaco

Guest Star

Carlos Ayala

Carlos Ayala

Cholo

Guest Star

McCready Baker

McCready Baker

Waitress

Guest Star

Jona Littman

Jona Littman

Pete Moretta

Recurring Role

Jamie McShane

Jamie McShane

Sergeant Hill

Recurring Role

Jenny Gago

Jenny Gago

Det. Josie Ochoa

Recurring Role

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