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Southland: Unknown Trouble

On his first day, rookie Ben Sherman begins to wonder if being a cop in Los Angeles is too much for him to handle. The pressure mounts when he is assigned to veteran John Cooper, a no-nonsense training officer. Meanwhile, a young girl is kidnapped and Detectives Adams and Clarke investigate.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 276046
Airdate: Thursday April 09th, 2009
Network: NBC


Alternate Airdates:

UK (MORE4) Jul 01, 2010

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (21 Votes cast)

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Flash
Guest Stars
C. Thomas HowellC. Thomas Howell
As Officer Billy "Dewey" Dudek
Recurring
Desean TerryDesean Terry
As Eddie
Recurring
Emily BerglEmily Bergl
As Tammy Bryant
Recurring
Lex MedlinLex Medlin
As Detective Andy Williams
Recurring
Marina BenedictMarina Benedict
As Shawna
Recurring
Patrick FischlerPatrick Fischler
As Kenny No-Gun
Recurring
Taylor HandleyTaylor Handley
As Wade
Recurring
Josh StewartJosh Stewart
As Vid Holmes
Shaun SiposShaun Sipos
As Dwayne
Suzanne CryerSuzanne Cryer
As Mrs. Davis

Co-Guest Stars
Carla JefferyCarla Jeffery
As Janila
Recurring
Marshall BellMarshall Bell
As Police Chief
Recurring
Ronnie Gene BlevinsRonnie Gene Blevins
As Barry
Recurring
Alma CovaAlma Cova
As Gang Girl #1
Andrew GalvesAndrew Galves
As Uniform Officer
Brian BrophyBrian Brophy
As Crime Scene Photographer
Carlos KnightCarlos Knight
As Henry Cole
David StorrsDavid Storrs
As Customer
J.J. BooneJ.J. Boone
As Vernita Cole
J.R. StarrJ.R. Starr
As Elderly Man
Jamai FisherJamai Fisher
As Shamika Cole
Jim CantafioJim Cantafio
As Captain
Juanita GuzmanJuanita Guzman
As Nurse #1
Lalo ReyesLalo Reyes
As Officer
Lisa TharpsLisa Tharps
As Animal Control Officer
Ludwig ManukianLudwig Manukian
As Landlord
Mariana MartinezMariana Martinez
As Gang Girl #2
Main Cast
Michael Cudlitz
As John Cooper
Arija Bareikis
As Chickie Brown
Michael McGrady
As Daniel 'Sal' Salinger
Regina King
As Det Lydia Adams
Tom Everett Scott
As Russell Clarke
Shawn Hatosy
As Sammy Bryant
Kevin Alejandro
As Nate Moretta
Benjamin McKenzie
As Ben Sherman
Episode Notes
Guest star Taylor Handley (Wade) and series star Benjamin McKenzie (Ben Sherman) previously worked together on The O.C.

Ratings: 9.86 million viewers



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The NationalFake Empireclosing scene
SupertrampSchool (Intro)Opening Scene


Episode Quotes
John Cooper: You're a cop because you don't know how not to be one. If you feel that way, you're a cop. If you don't, you're not. You decide.

John Cooper: This is a front row seat to the greatest show on earth.

John Cooper: It seems like it changes nothing. But every once and awhile, you get to take a bad guy off the streets for good. And that, my friend, is God's work.

Ben Sherman: Taking a life is a big deal to me.

Cooper: I doubt that Ritchie Rich. You've got 90210 written all over your face.



Cultural References
Cooper: I doubt that Ritchie Rich. You've got 90210 written all over your face.

Cooper is referencing Richie Rich, a 1994 film about the richest kid in the world.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorAnn Biderman
Executive ProducerJohn Wells  |  Ann Biderman  |  Christopher Chulack
ProducerAndrew M. Stearn  |  Jon Paré
Consulting ProducerJason Horwitch
Production DesignerHilda Stark
EditorRussell Denove
CastingJohn Levey  |  Melanie Burgess
Unit Production ManagerMark Bashaar
First Assistant DirectorDerek Johansen
Second Assistant DirectorMelody Beam
Music SupervisorSarah Sheehe  |  Ann Kline
Costume DesignerLyn Paolo
HairstylistCarla Farmer
Set DecoratorBrian Kasch
Property MasterJim Zemansky
Production CoordinatorChristopher H. Warner
Assistant EditorJim Rohrig
Director of PhotographyJ. Michael Muro
Sound MixerBuck Robinson
ResearcherReeva Mandelbaum
Technical AdvisorChic Daniel
Makeup ArtistMichelle Keck-Smith
Supervising Re-recording MixerMatt Vowles
Post Production ConsultantPeter Chomsky
 
Warning: Southland season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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