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Southland: Bats and Hats

In the season 5 premiere of Southland, Officer John Cooper clashes with his new boot, Gary Steele, a vet from Afghanistan. Lydia struggles to balance detective work and motherhood. Ben Sherman falls in with a sketchy crowd of cops, while Sammy Bryant is trapped in a hellish custody battle with Tammi.

Source: TNT

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x1
Production Number: 3X7551
Airdate: Wednesday February 13th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (MORE4) Feb 13, 2014
NZ (ONE) Jul 29, 2014

Special Guest Stars
Dorian MissickDorian Missick
As Detective Ruben Robinson

Guest Stars
Chad Michael MurrayChad Michael Murray
As Dave Mendoza
Derek RayDerek Ray
As Officer Gary Steele
Emily BerglEmily Bergl
As Tammi Bryant
Jamie McShaneJamie McShane
As Sergeant Hill
L. Scott CaldwellL. Scott Caldwell
As Enid Adams
Drew RauschDrew Rausch
As Cesar
Orlando ChavezOrlando Chavez
As Armando

Co-Guest Stars
Matthew BeckMatthew Beck
As IA Lieutenant (as Matt Beck)
Andres G. VelezAndres G. Velez
As Tommy C.
Caitlin CarverCaitlin Carver
As Bloody Girl
Christina AloupiChristina Aloupi
As Stripper #1
Daniel MartinezDaniel Martinez
As Gangster
Dave ShalanskyDave Shalansky
As Lucky Barnes
Elisha YaffeElisha Yaffe
As Jerry
Jennie TaberJennie Taber
As PR Rep.
Jim HoffmasterJim Hoffmaster
As Barry Sayles
Josie KimJosie Kim
As Scared Woman
Marlon SandersMarlon Sanders
As Sgt. Tom Balderas
Massiel PimentelMassiel Pimentel
As Sobbing Woman
Shannon WellesShannon Welles
As Ms. Coker
Tom ChoiTom Choi
As Captain Bill Choi (as Tom T. Choi)
Tre MoyeTre Moye
As Shooter / Cop
Main Cast
C. Thomas HowellC. Thomas Howell
As Officer Billy "Dewey" Dudek
Michael CudlitzMichael Cudlitz
As John Cooper
Regina KingRegina King
As Det Lydia Adams
Shawn HatosyShawn Hatosy
As Sammy Bryant
Benjamin McKenzieBenjamin McKenzie
As Ben Sherman


The episode begins with Sherman and another officer in a parking lot full of scantily clad women. The girl, who is flirting with the officer, pulls out the gun from his holster and starts firing shots in the air. Cut to 17 hours earlier, we hear a baby crying. Lydia wakes up and her mother walks into her room with her baby. Lydia complains to her mother about the lack of breast milk. Cooper wakes up and his boyfriend tells him about moving in together. Cooper doesn’t seem to be too excited. His boyfriend is clearly upset. He says that they have been together for years and all that they have been doing is banging each other. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorAnn Biderman
Executive ProducerJohn Wells  |  Christopher Chulack  |  Jonathan Lisco
Co-Executive ProducerAaron Rahsaan Thomas  |  Jon Paré
Co-ProducerHeather Zuhlke
Associate ProducerMichael Haro  |  Mario Cortez  |  Tom Flores
Production DesignerMaxine Shepard
EditorRussell Denove
CastingMelanie Burgess  |  John Levey
Unit Production ManagerPhillip M. Goldfarb
First Assistant DirectorDerek Johansen
Second Assistant DirectorKatey Wheelhouse
Costume DesignerLyn Paolo
HairstylistLisa Buford  |  Yvette Shelton
Key GripMichel Barrere
Set DecoratorJoanne Baker
Location ManagerAlison Taylor (2)
Transportation CoordinatorVic Cuccia
Property MasterJim Zemansky
Production Sound MixerHarrison Marsh
Script SupervisorLori Doherty Bee
Assistant EditorJim Rohrig
GafferDayton Nietert
Director of PhotographyJ. Michael Muro
Story EditorSara Gran  |  Chad Feehan
Stunt CoordinatorPeewee Piemonte
Executive Story EditorZack Whedon
Costume SupervisorPhilip Hayman
AssistantTheresa Griffin  |  Ahmet Elez
Makeup ArtistKim Collea  |  Mark A. Bautista
Supervising Re-recording MixerMatt Vowles
End Credits ThemeMarty Davich
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