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Southland: The Felix Paradox

Gangsters from all over show up at the funeral of a major drug dealer. The result is chaos spreading through the streets, however the force soon has to realize that the greatest threat they will face is within it's own ranks. Sgt. Hill's soon is murdered and the case is drug related, Lydia and Ruben investigate and uncover police corruption with neither of them aware of how to handle it. Ben takes matters into his own hands as he refuses to believe that Sammy didn't destroy the tape. John is getting more and more alone.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x8
Production Number: 3X7558
Airdate: Wednesday April 03rd, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Super Channel 2) Apr 04, 2013
AU (Nine Network) Sep 22, 2013
UK (MORE4) Apr 03, 2014

Special Guest Stars
Dorian MissickDorian Missick
As Detective Ruben Robinson
Anthony RuivivarAnthony Ruivivar
As Officer Henry "Hank" Lucero
Shaquille OShaquille O'Neal
As Officer Earl Dayton (Special Appearance by)

Guest Stars
Jamie McShaneJamie McShane
As Sergeant Hill
Annie MonroeAnnie Monroe
As Brooke Riley
Hedy BurressHedy Burress
As Laurie Cooper
Marcello ThedfordMarcello Thedford
As Strokeface
Carmen CorralCarmen Corral
As Elena
Jasmin M. TavarezJasmin M. Tavarez
As Dina Lucero
Keston JohnKeston John
As Popeye
Brian CousinsBrian Cousins
As Mr. Monroe

Co-Guest Stars
Mario CortezMario Cortez
As Munoz
Javier Nunez (1)Javier Nunez (1)
As Moco
Heaven WhiteHeaven White
As 4 Year Old Girl
Ingo NeuhausIngo Neuhaus
As Officer Padula
J.P. HubbellJ.P. Hubbell
As Gines
Roman CampoloRoman Campolo
As Lil Nutz
Sandra ProsperSandra Prosper
As Megan Lewis
Linda KerrLinda Kerr
As Babysitter

Tom Everett ScottTom Everett Scott
As Detective Russell Clarke
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 Sammy and Sherman inside a house loading their guns. They take their positions and keep a watch. Cut to 15 hours earlier, Cooper is on the bed when his phone rings. It is one of his friends complaining about the neighbor who keeps the generator on and the sound is unbearable. Sherman is with Elena and she wants a quickie but he tells her that he needs to leave for work. Lydia and Reuben arrive at their new crime scene. The victim’s name is Scott Hill and he is the son of a cop. At home, Sammy’s lawyer tells Sammy that Tammy has a DUI where not only was she drinking and driving, but the cops also found open bottles of pills in her car. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorAnn Biderman
Executive ProducerJohn Wells  |  Christopher Chulack  |  Jonathan Lisco
Co-Executive ProducerJon Paré  |  Aaron Rahsaan Thomas
Co-ProducerHeather Zuhlke
Associate ProducerTom Flores  |  Mario Cortez  |  Michael Haro
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
Construction CoordinatorDwayne C. Franks
Production Sound MixerGeorge Flores
Script SupervisorGena Bravos
Assistant EditorJohn M. Vitale
GafferDayton Nietert
Story EditorChad Feehan  |  Sara Gran
Stunt CoordinatorPeewee Piemonte
Executive Story EditorZack Whedon
Costume SupervisorPhilip Hayman
Production AccountantLeah Estes
Makeup ArtistKim Collea  |  Carlton Coleman
Supervising Re-recording MixerMatt Vowles
End Credits ThemeMarty Davich
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