Southland

Season 4 Episode 2

Underwater

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jan 24, 2012 on NBC
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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.

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  • Underwater

    7.0
    "Underwater" was another good season four episode of Southland. The show had a number of interesting premises produced, but what I liked the most was the subtle little things like the swinging bat, the McDonald's application and the Footlose comparison. This show is so raw, yet they still make an effort to try and give us a chuckle at the end of every scene. Another strong outing from possibly TNT's best show.moreless
Michael Cudlitz

Michael Cudlitz

Officer John Cooper

Shawn Hatosy

Shawn Hatosy

Officer Sammy Bryant

Ben McKenzie

Ben McKenzie

Officer Ben Sherman

Regina King

Regina King

Det. Lydia Adams

Marla Gibbs

Marla Gibbs

Mrs. Miller

Guest Star

Carl Lumbly

Carl Lumbly

Captain Joel Rucker

Guest Star

Glenn Plummer

Glenn Plummer

Darrell D. Miller

Guest Star

Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu

Officer Jessica Tang

Recurring Role

C. Thomas Howell

C. Thomas Howell

Officer Billy "Dewey" Dudek

Recurring Role

Dorian Missick

Dorian Missick

Det. Trainee Ruben Robinson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • QUOTES (5)

    • Opening Voiceover: Cops routinely find themselves under water. The best manage to keep their heads above the surface. But even for a strong swimmer, like Officer Ben Sherman, the undertow can be tricky.

    • Rucker: You have a question Anawalt?
      Anawalt: Yeah, why are you handing out McDonald's applications?
      Rucker: Every time you *$#% up, you gonna fill out another line. As your new captain, let me make it clear: wipe your feet before you step in my house. We're gonna send the street a message. Drop the lattes and get your narrow behinds out of your patrol cars. Walk the courtyards, the alleys, the streets. Squeeze your snitches. You want omelets, you gotta crack eggs. We will be the most proactive patrol in the entire city. We protect. We serve. And we kick ass till we smell shit. If anybody has a problem with that, Mickey D's needs all the help they can get. The McRib is back.

    • Jessica: (arriving at a crime scene that appears to be a traffic accident) Porosus Crocodile bag. It's worth $50,000.
      Cooper: For a purse?
      Jessica: Yeah.
      Cooper: Come on.
      Jessica: My sister would give her left arm for that bag.
      (pan down to an arm and purse on the curb)
      Dewey: (chewing on a toothpick and smirking) Looks like somebody already did.

    • Lydia: We have to speak for the dead whether they deserve it or not.

    • Lydia: Guilt never surprises me, only innocence does.

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  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Jones: When I was younger, that's all the L.A.P.D. did was constantly kick our asses. That's where I remember Rucker – the neighborhood.
      Anawalt: So, why become a cop?
      Jones: There was a S.W.A.T. officer came and spoke to our school, Randy Simmons. Something about the way the dude carried himself stuck with me.

      This piece of dialogue is in memoriam of Police Officer Randal D. Simmons who was killed while on duty February 7, 2008, during a S.W.A.T. team response to a 911 hostage call.

    • Sammy: (as he and Ben drive up to a flash mob) It's a shame to break this up. I feel like the father in Footloose.

      This line alludes to Reverend Shaw Moore played by John Lithgow in the film Footloose (1984), starring Kevin Bacon as Ren McCormack who moves from Chicago to a repressed town where rock music and dancing have been banned and Ren works fervently to change the law. Reverend Moore is an equally fervent supporter of the law who works against Ren to keep the law in place.

    • Marla Gibbs' character, Mrs. Miller, calls Lydia "Brenda," which is a nod to Regina King's character on the TV show, 227, which starred both actresses.

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