Southland

Season 5 Episode 1

Hats and Bats

9
Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Feb 13, 2013 on NBC
6.9
out of 10
User Rating
38 votes
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Episode Summary

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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.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • This show turns my stomach!!!

    1.0
    This show started with such promise last season. However now, it's just a cesspool of perverted life styles; attempting to shape social consciousness. It's time to cancel this show. If this is the best quality programming that cable can provide you should cancel your subscription.
  • Promising start to the new season

    8.0
    The writers have been through this territory for 4 seasons now, so it's hard to imagine a lot of new ground for a 5th. But sure enough, they're back at it again. There's a number of internal conflicts between partners that are featured, and the writing remains compelling. The episode is primarily a set up for the new season, which are rarely the best episodes of any season of any show. But they've still got it.moreless
  • Hats and Bats

    7.0
    A little too much whining and bickering, not just from Lydia, but from allegedly grown men as well, but this is still a very entertaining show. A little too much fighting as well, as I doubt one department deals with this on a daily basis, but it is captivating, no one can deny that about Southland.



    Solid premiere, but it can be better.
Michael Cudlitz

Michael Cudlitz

Officer John Cooper

Shawn Hatosy

Shawn Hatosy

Officer Sammy Bryant

C. Thomas Howell

C. Thomas Howell

Officer Billy "Dewey" Dudek

Regina King

Regina King

Det. Lydia Adams

Ben McKenzie

Ben McKenzie

Officer Ben Sherman

Derek Ray

Derek Ray

Officer Gary Steele

Guest Star

Drew Rausch

Drew Rausch

Cesar

Guest Star

Orlando Chavez

Orlando Chavez

Armando Guerra

Guest Star

Emily Bergl

Emily Bergl

Tammi Bryant

Recurring Role

L. Scott Caldwell

L. Scott Caldwell

Enid

Recurring Role

Jamie McShane

Jamie McShane

Sergeant Hill

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (1)

    • Opening Voiceover: We hold cops to a higher standard because we give 'em a gun and a badge. Only trouble with that is they're recruited from the human race.

  • NOTES (4)

    • Crew Additions and Clarifications: Martin Davich (End Title Theme), Audio Provided by KFI, Theresa Griffin (Assistant to Christopher Chulack), Ahmet Elez (Assistant to Jon Paré), Keep Me Posted – A Fotokem Company (Post Production Services by), Keslow Camera (Cameras by)

    • Dorian Missick is credited as Special Guest Star in this episode. Chad Michael Murray was given "and" billing.

    • Cast and Crew Transitions: C. Thomas Howell is upped to series regular with this episode. Dorian Missick's character is now a full-fledged detective.


      Art director Maxine Shepard moves to production designer, executive story editor Heather Zuhlke is now a co-producer (she began as a researcher in season two), writer Aaron Rahsaan Thomas (CSI:NY) joins as a co-executive producer, line producer Jon Paré is upped to co-executive producer, co-executive producer Andrew Stearn is now an executive producer.

    • Either through a flawed press release or reporters unconsciously alphabetizing the words, most listing sites titled this episode "Bats and Hats."

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