Southland

Season 3 Episode 1

Let It Snow

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jan 04, 2011 on NBC
6.9
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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

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  • The anticipation was so high, for those of us who love this show - we wanted the return and first episode to be near perfect. It fell short of that - but wasn't terrible.moreless

    7.5
    I'm hoping the writers understand that loyal viewers have set the bar pretty high for this show, and therefore, they will make every attempt to ensure future episodes meet or exceed our expectations. It was great seeing the major players again - we pick up in this episode, almost where we left off; John Cooper is still in pain, Ben Sherman wants to help his partner (and everyone else in L.A.), Det. Adams would love her old partner back on the streets (she and I have some concerns with the lady she's currently partnered with) - Sammy and Nate keep their personal lives separate from the job, etc. While the plot involves two genuine tragedies, a bit of humor is injected when Officers Cooper and Sherman mediate a quabble over the return of a doll, and there is good news (we think?) at the end of the program when Sammy's wife announces she's pregnant. Maybe this belongs in the trivia section - but I'll end by stating this is the second review I've done (in as many months) that ends with snow falling. Somehow the beginning of snowfall makes everything seem like it's gonna be alright.moreless
  • Not my favorite episode but Southland is back.

    7.0
    Like I said, not my favorite, however, I am psyched that Southland has returned for a third season. Here is my analysis of 'Let It Snow':



    The Good: happy to see the majority of the characters are back- I had read that they were going to be eliminating a few to cut down on costs. The buddy-cop chemistry between Officers Sherman and Cooper continues and it was, for me, the most redeemable thing in the episode.



    The Bad: They overdid it with the story-lines. Three cases was one too many for this premiere- as a result, none of them were very fleshed out. Det. Adams didn't need a new partner- they should pick one and stick with them. Finally, the character of Tammy brings great comic relief to the show- I was sorry to see that an important scene with her and Sammy was relegated to what felt like an afterthought. Southland has delivered in the past, I am sure that Season 3 will find its rhythm.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

Estella Gabriel

Estella Gabriel

Officer Isabella Vargas

Guest Star

Ramon Fernandez

Ramon Fernandez

Juan Pablo Salazar

Guest Star

Kathleen Mary Carthy

Kathleen Mary Carthy

Angry Woman

Guest Star

Emily Bergl

Emily Bergl

Tammi Bryant

Recurring Role

Jenny Gago

Jenny Gago

Det. Josie Ochoa

Recurring Role

Hedy Burress

Hedy Burress

Laurie

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (8)

    • Lydia: A support group? She was terrified. She needed a restraining order - not a hug.

    • Lydia: It's like an epidemic or something. They're just killing woman like they're nothing. Chopping off their fingers, pulling out their teeth, stuffing them in air conditioning vents, going to yoga class and opening fire. Man, I'm sick of it. You know what? If they were killing Muslims like this, everybody, they'd be protesting and trying to pass bills in Congress.

    • Russell Clarke: I think I'm going to get a callus on my index finger from pressing the print button on the copier, but nobody's shooting at me.

    • Lydia: (discussing Josie Ochoa) Thinks Starbucks is too expensive, but she gets her nails done every other day.
      Russell: No mocha frappes? How do you make it through the day?

    • Sammy: I'm still mad at her [Tammi], but I'm gonna go ahead and get her a little point-and-shoot camera to make up. I was gonna get it for her stocking, but I hit the limit on my card.
      Little Dreamer: What kind of camera you looking for, Holmes?
      Sammy: One that's not stolen.

    • Sammy: We look like pussies.
      Nate: Better live pussies than dead heroes.

    • Josie: So how much does memory cost?
      Lydia
      : What?
      Josie: I just bought a memory stick at Best Buy to back-up my hard drive. The thing's the of a lipstick and has, like, two trillion gigabytes.

    • Opening Voiceover: Police officers often find themselves frustrated with the limitations of the legal system. Sometimes cops have to improvise.

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