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Southland: Heat

After Mendoza is injured in a drive-by, Ben takes it upon himself to solve the case, much to Sammy's dismay. Lydia regains her footing as a detective while investigating the murder of a female boxer's husband. Tensions between Cooper and Steele finally come to a head during a traffic stop-gone-sideways.

Source: TNT

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x2
Production Number: 3X7552
Airdate: Wednesday February 20th, 2013

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (3 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Dorian Missick
As Detective Ruben Robinson

Guest Stars
Chad Michael Murray
As Dave Mendoza
Derek Ray
As Officer Gary Steele
Jamie McShane
As Sergeant Hill
L. Scott Caldwell
As Enid Adams
Lesley Fera
As Sgt. Waters
Amin Joseph
As Dewain
Dawan Owens
As Laron
Jack Wallace
As Larry Livermore
Jamie Brewer
As Amanda

Co-Guest Stars
Alejandra Flores
As Concerned Woman
Brandi Pearson
As Calzano
Casey Kramer
As Angry Woman
Jeffrey James Castillo
As Officer Ponce
Ron Eckert
As Golf Course Manager
Sabrina Vittore
As Tweaker Chick
Scott Hoxby
As Detective
Main Cast
C. Thomas Howell
As Officer Billy "Dewey" Dudek
Michael Cudlitz
As John Cooper
Regina King
As Det Lydia Adams
Shawn Hatosy
As Sammy Bryant
Benjamin McKenzie
As Ben Sherman


The episode begins with Lydia chasing a woman. She knocks her down to the ground. But the woman lands a heavy punch across Lydia’s face. Cut to 18 hours earlier, Sherman and Sammy arrive at the hospital. We see that Mendoza is shot and is on the hospital bed. Mendoza tells Sherman that some gangsters, who had an eye on him, shot him. Just then a man arrives and announces that Councilman Craig has arrived and will like to have a word with Mendoza. Sammy tells him that the Councilman can wait; he says that they want to spend few minutes with their colleague. Lydia is working out and she tells her mother that she slept for four hours last night and so now she is full of energy. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorAnn Biderman
Executive ProducerJohn Wells  |  Christopher Chulack  |  Jonathan Lisco  |  Andrew M. Stearn
Co-Executive ProducerJon Paré  |  Aaron Rahsaan Thomas
Co-ProducerHeather Zuhlke
Associate ProducerMichael Haro  |  Tom Flores  |  Mario Cortez
Production DesignerMaxine Shepard
EditorKevin D. Ross
CastingMelanie Burgess  |  John Levey
Unit Production ManagerPhillip M. Goldfarb
First Assistant DirectorMilos Milicevic
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 MasterRick Kerns
Production Sound MixerHarrison Marsh
Script SupervisorGena Bravos
Production CoordinatorJean Nakahara
GafferDayton Nietert
Director of PhotographyDana Gonzales
Story EditorSara Gran  |  Chad Feehan
Stunt CoordinatorPeewee Piemonte
Executive Story EditorZack Whedon
Costume SupervisorPhilip Hayman
"A" Camera OperatorCameron Duncan
Makeup ArtistKim Collea  |  Mark A. Bautista
Supervising Re-recording MixerMatt Vowles
End Credits ThemeMarty Davich
Warning: Southland season 5 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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