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Southland: Chaos

Cooper and Lucero are kidnapped and held hostage by a pair of tweakers. The whole force joins the search for the pair. Ben tries throwing Sammy off the trail as she continues to look for Strokeface. Brooke is acting highly irrationally.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x9
Production Number: 3X7559
Airdate: Wednesday April 10th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Super Channel 2) Apr 11, 2013
AU (Nine Network) Sep 29, 2013
UK (MORE4) Apr 10, 2014

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (3 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Anthony Ruivivar
As Officer Henry "Hank" Lucero
Dorian Missick
As Detective Ruben Robinson
Tom Everett Scott
As Detective Russell Clarke

Guest Stars
Annie Monroe
As Brooke Riley
Carmen Corral
As Elena
Jamie McShane
As Sergeant Hill
Javier Nunez (1)
As Moco
Lesley Fera
As Sgt. Waters
Marcello Thedford
As Strokeface
Ryan Dorsey
As Cody Carlos
Tobias Jelinek
As Phillip Reed
Christina Ferraro
As Detective Haylie Lang

Co-Guest Stars
Jesse Lewis IV
As Victoria
Johanna McKay
As Detective Rhodes
Linc Hand
As Jackson
Ronnie Clark
As Ralph
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 Lucero and Cooper arriving at a building under construction. They find a man and ask him to put his hands in the air. They assure him that they won’t do anything to him and that they just want to go through his stuff. If they don’t find anything, he is free to go. They are searching for drugs. Lucero takes a look at the truck standing nearby. At that moment, a person hiding behind the truck attacks Lucero. Cut to 14 hours earlier, Lucero tells Cooper that one of the officers was checking him out and he is uncomfortable with that. Cooper tells him that they should get a beer. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorAnn Biderman
Executive ProducerJohn Wells  |  Christopher Chulack  |  Jonathan Lisco  |  Andrew M. Stearn
Co-Executive ProducerAaron Rahsaan Thomas  |  Jon Paré
Co-ProducerHeather Zuhlke
Associate ProducerMichael Haro  |  Tom Flores  |  Mario Cortez
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 MixerGeorge Flores
Script SupervisorLori Doherty Bee
Assistant EditorJim Rohrig
GafferDayton Nietert
Director of PhotographyDana Gonzales
Story EditorChad Feehan  |  Sara Gran
Stunt CoordinatorPeewee Piemonte
Assistant Production CoordinatorKristin Starns
Executive Story EditorZack Whedon
Costume SupervisorPhilip Hayman
Assistant Art DirectorLiba Daniels
Makeup ArtistKim Collea  |  Carlton Coleman
Supervising Re-recording MixerMatt Vowles
End Credits ThemeMarty Davich
Warning: Southland season 5 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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