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Episode Guide

    • Wednesday
      Season 4 - Episode 1

      Detective Lydia Adams is assigned a new partner, Ruben Robinson, a former Marine, as she confronts a former confidential informant. Officer John Cooper's successful back surgery allows him to return to the job after his treatment for drug addiction. Cooper learns he has been teamed with a new partner, Jessica Tang. No longer a trainee, Officer Ben Sherman is partnered with Sammy Bryant, who continues to struggle with the loss of Nate Moretta.

    • Integrity Check
      Season 4 - Episode 6

      A young man who had been scheduled to testify in one of Sammy Bryant's cases is killed as John Cooper and Jessica Tang are assigned to ride along with a documentary film crew. Det. Fernandez assigns Lydia to work as a field supervisor because the flu has created a shortage in officers on the street.

    • Chaos
      Season 5 - Episode 9

      Two meth addicts kidnap John Cooper and Hank Lucero, and the search for them takes priority over everything else happening in the precinct. Elsewhere, Ben Sherman juggles obstructing Sammy Bryant's search for Strokeface with pacifying Brooke who is increasingly unhinged.

    • Legacy
      Season 4 - Episode 5

      Cooper tries to save a suicidal teenager who's in a situation that affects him personally. There are serious consequences when Sammy tries to convince a former addict to be an informant. Jessica Tang has a visitor from someone in her past as Lydia and Ruben investigate a possible home invasion that appears to have been staged to cover up a murder.

    • Risk
      Season 4 - Episode 9

      Ben Sherman continues to help a prostitute and her daughter, and he and Sammy are attacked by the woman's pimp. Lydia and Ruben investigate the murder of a gangbanger who may have been killed over a graffiti tag. Jessica Tang's promotion to sergeant could be compromised due to her shooting of an innocent bystander.

    • Underwater
      Season 4 - Episode 2

      Officer John Cooper's past physical problems are tested when he and Officer Tang are attacked by a perp on the street. Detectives Adams and Robinson investigate a convenience store murder, and Lydia charms a grandmother to collect facts on the suspect. Officers Sherman and Bryant ride along with a mistake-proned officer. Joel Rucker takes over as the new captain.

    • God's Work
      Season 4 - Episode 8

      Lydia and Ruben investigate the death of a young nanny that appears to be a suicide, but first they have to find the children who had been in her care. Ben makes matters worse when he tries to intervene in the life of a prostitute with a 13-year-old daughter who is about to follow her mother's career path. Jessica Tang gets good news about the boy she shot, but Cooper still believes she should admit what really happened.

    • Reckoning
      Season 5 - Episode 10

      Lydia Adams hunts Cooper's kidnappers. Sammy Bryant thinks he has found the real thieves. Meanwhile, John Cooper deals with the kidnapping and Lydia grows closer to Russell Clarke.

    • Community
      Season 4 - Episode 3

      Captain Joel Rucker orders the officers to monitor the streets of Los Angeles on Hood Day, and a violent gang war erupts when Officer Bryant intentionally leaves a gang territory unattended. Detective Robinson practices his speech for his daughter's Quinceañera during a murder investigation. Officers Cooper and Tang investigate a robbery in a strict Orthodox Jewish home, which leads Tang to reveal parts of her past.

    • Identity
      Season 4 - Episode 4

      Jessica's past is revealed after she offers help to a veteran who is homeless. Meanwhile, Sammy takes care of a dog of the vet bill after he accidentally shoots it. Lydia and Ruben investigate the murder of a Good Samaritan as Lydia face a huge change in her life.

    • Fallout
      Season 4 - Episode 7

      Officer Jessica Tang is served with divorce papers in the morning that appears to have affected her judgment in a shooting later in the shift. Sammy Bryant holds a grudge against Ben Sherman for not backing him up over drug evidence that may have been planted during a previous arrest. Meanwhile, Lydia is still hesitant to discuss her pregnancy with Ruben and Det. Fernandez.

    • Thursday
      Season 4 - Episode 10

      Officer Jessica Tang prepares for her last day on patrol before she transfers to another precinct as sergeant, but she needs to deal with unresolved issues on her beat first. Ben Sherman and Danny Ferguson are partnered together as Sammy Bryant recovers from his injuries, but Ben wants to spend his time helping the prostitute and her daughter get away from the abusive pimp who is controlling their lives. Meanwhile, Lydia Adams makes a decision about her police duties during the rest of her pregnancy.

    • Heat
      Season 5 - Episode 2

      John Cooper's routine traffic stop turns into a confrontation with boot Gary Steele. Lydia Adams looks into the murder of a man whose wife is a boxer. Ben Sherman does some investigating of his own after a drive-by shooting injures Dave Mendoza.

    • Heroes
      Season 5 - Episode 7

      Lydia Adams and Ruben Robinson search for a John Doe. John Cooper's attempt to rescue Hicks is hampered by past demons. Sammy Bryant weighs telling the truth about the tape. Ben Sherman makes a commitment to Elena while still involved with Brooke.

    • Babel
      Season 5 - Episode 3

      John Cooper gets his new partner on the same day MCDC has a major outage and emergency calls aren't dispatched timely. Amidst the ensuing chaos, Sammy Bryant and Ben Sherman's partnership becomes more strained. Elsewhere, Lydia Adams tries to connect with an old love.

    • Graduation Day
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      Officer Ben faces his final day as a rookie and contends with Cooper's increasing dependence on painkillers. Meanwhile, Detective Sammy Bryant is assigned a new partner and then makes a decision about his future with the LAPD.
    • Maximum Deployment
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Officers Cooper, Sherman and Brown are dispatched as part of a maximum deployment to catch a rapist who is impersonating a police officer. Det. Clarke returns as Lydia's partner to investigate a double homicide. Det. Salinger's wife learns of his affair with Mia Sanchez through his daughter.
    • Failure Drill
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      Officer John Cooper's back problem becomes worse as Ben Sherman nears the end of his training period. Meanwhile, Lydia Adams is involved in a shoot-out while preoccupied with the teenaged son of a murder victim and Sammy Bryant turns his attention to his impending fatherhood.
    • Bleed Out
      Season 5 - Episode 6

      Tammi strikes back, which means Sammy Bryant must answer questions from Internal Affairs about their altercation. John Cooper turns to Hicks for a sympathetic ear after a bad day, but he doesn't find one. Ben Sherman enjoys a complicated love life. Lydia Adams investigates a baby's death and is more shaken than she would like to admit.

    • Off Duty
      Season 5 - Episode 5

      Ben Sherman takes steps to arrest a drug dealer, Dewey Dudek's foot pursuit turns dangerous, and Sammy Bryant starts his 15 minutes when an action turns him into a mini-celebrity. Elsewhere, John Cooper wonders what retirement will do to him and a death row inmate reaches out to Lydia Adams.

    • Hats and Bats
      Season 5 - Episode 1

      John Cooper's new boot, an Afghanistan war veteran, rubs him the wrong way. Lydia Adams grapples for the perfect balance of work and parent responsibilities. Elsewhere, Sammy Bryant files for custody against Tammi, and Ben Sherman hooks up with a new cop who has a dangerous attitude.

    • Code 4
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Officer John Cooper gives Sherman tips on how to be a police officer, including the proper method to make a death notification and arrest a suspected drug user. Detective Sammy Bryant continues to stay at his partner's home as he sorts out his marital difficulties. With Josie Ochoa in court, Detective Adams deals with a drug-related murder case by herself.moreless
    • Let It Snow
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      Detective Lydia Adams adjusts to working with her new partner, Detective Josie Ochoa, as they investigate the disappearance of an illegal immigrant. Detective Russell Clarke settles in to a new desk job. Meanwhile, Detectives Sammy Bryant and Nate Moretta track down the killer of two gangbangers. Officer Ben Sherman catches the eye of an attractive woman during a traffic stop, while his partner, Officer John Cooper, copes with increasing back pain.moreless
    • What Makes Sammy Run?
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Two gangbangers are killed when gangsters open fire in a crowded night club and the shootings are connected to an officer. Tensions rise between Det. Salinger and Det. Puente on the gang task force. Marital problems are exacerbated when Sammy Bryant learns Tammi has been photographing gang members as he tries to prevent a young boy from destroying his life by joining a gang.moreless
    • The Felix Paradox
      Season 5 - Episode 8

      It seems every gang member in the basin will show up for a drug lord's funeral, and the officers must deal with the resulting free-for-all on the streets. Ben Sherman makes the decision for Sammy Bryant about the tape, but does not expect the results the decision brings. Lydia Adams and Ruben Robinson work the murder of Sgt. Hill's son, but disagree on how to handle the evidence that incriminates another officer. Elsewhere, John Cooper's isolation feeds his depression.

    • The Winds
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      Detectives Adams and Ochoa are assigned a complicated rape case on the Westside. Officer John Cooper bonds with an abandoned teenager while also having to deal with testifying at his own father's parole hearing.
    • Unknown Trouble
      Season 1 - Episode 1

      The first day on the job for a rookie cop isn't going to be easy, especially when his training officer is tough-as-nails veteran Officer John Cooper. Meanwhile, Det. Lydia Adams investigates the disappearance of a little girl who had vanished while playing ball.

    • Punching Water
      Season 3 - Episode 2

      Detective Sal Salinger asks Lydia and Josie for help when a four-year-old is killed in a drive-by shooting in a series of gang murders. Officer John Cooper is asked to monitor Dewey after he returns from rehab, Ben Sherman is teamed up with Chickie Brown.

    • Butch & Sundance
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Officers Cooper and Sherman are the first to arrive on the scene in Hancock Park where a mother has been beaten to death and her young daughters are assaulted and murdered in their bedrooms. Personality conflicts continue to build between Det. Adams and her new partner. Sherman confronts his partner about Cooper's increasing reliance on pain killers.moreless
    • Under the Big Top
      Season 5 - Episode 4

      John Cooper and Hank Lucero spend their shift answering odd calls. Sammy Bryant and Ben Sherman's shift is consumed by a bank robbery. Meanwhile, Lydia Adams and Ruben Robinson track a killer who appears to have cooked his victim's body.

    • Cop or Not
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Detective Adams discovers there are good and bad consequences involved with being in the spotlight as she works on a celebrity's murder. Detective Bryant goes out on patrol as Officers Cooper and Sherman become frustrated with a tedious security detail.
    • Derailed
      Season 1 - Episode 7

      After a member of Marta Ruiz's Avenue gang is found dead, Det. Bryant persuades Det. Adams to help Janilla. Meanwhile, the rift between Det. Salinger and his teenage daughter continues to worsen.

    • See the Woman
      Season 1 - Episode 3

      Officer Sherman reveals details of his past that explain his motivation to be a cop. Meanwhile, Officer Chickie Brown questions her partnership with Dewey when the latter becomes starstruck and fails to do his job.

    • Two Gangs
      Season 1 - Episode 5

      Detectives Moretta and Bryant step in to aid Det. Salinger when he crashes into a light pole and members of a gang steal his weapon. Meanwhile, Det. Adams is taken aback when a man exposes himself outside her home.

    • The Runner
      Season 2 - Episode 4

      When a young woman is found is murdered at the S.U.L.A. campus in Compton, Det. Adams and her new partner, Det. Ray Suarez, investigate the case. Officers Cooper and Sherman attend a funeral in Indian Wells and visit Dewey in a halfway house.

    • Sideways
      Season 3 - Episode 7

      Detective Adams is suspended from duty and bonds with an injured witness. Meanwhile, a high-speed chase during which a bystander is killed haunts Officer Chickie Brown as Officer Cooper attempts to clean up a neighborhood.

    • Mozambique
      Season 1 - Episode 2

      An investigation is opened when Officers Cooper, Sherman, and Brown find an abandoned baby in the middle of an intersection. However, the case proves to be too close to home for Det. Adams, whose involvement with the investigation forces her to deal with past issues. Meanwhile, Detectives Bryant and Moretta find themselves in a difficult situation when they can't seem to gather sufficient funds to place a teenager under police protection for her safety.

    • Discretion
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      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.
    • Sally in the Alley
      Season 1 - Episode 4

      Detectives Bryant and Moretta are summoned to an alley in Los Angeles where the body of an unidentified woman is being used by street thugs for target practice. Meanwhile, Det. Moretta reveals the truth about his sister.

    • Westside
      Season 1 - Episode 6

      When Detectives Adams and Clarke investigate jewelry thieves who are targeting homes in Bel Air, Officer Sherman becomes involved personally when he discovers he knows one of the victims. Meanwhile, as Bryant and Moretta prepare Janilla for trial, Det. Bryant uses unconventional means to insure her safety.

    • Phase Three
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      While struggling with the stress of her professional and personal life, Det. Lydia Adams and her new partner, Det. Rene Cordero, investigate the possible kidnapping of an elderly man by a known drug addict. Det. Sammy Bryant and Det. Nate Moretta join a drug task force after investigating a freeway shooting. Officer Ben Sherman tries to deal with his partner's addiction to pain medication. Officer Chickie Brown finds herself in the middle of a riot after her new partner shoots at a teenaged boy.moreless
    • Fixing a Hole
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Sammy Bryant looks for answers to his problems in the desert, as Detectives Adams and Ochoa babysit an important alcoholic witness before a murder trial. Officers Cooper and Sherman disregard standard procedure to help a young boy who needs help.
    • Southland: Shooting in Progress
      Season 5 - Episode iTunes Special
      Go behind-the-scenes with the cast as they discuss Southland’s realistic and fast-paced filming style.
    • U-Boat
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Alone for the first time in a patrol car, Officer Ben Sherman handles the case of a missing Korean girl and a stalker. Now partnered with Officer John Cooper, Officer Chickie Brown struggles to gain command presence and to prove herself.