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post #241 of 553
I love this show. I can hardly keep my eyes open when I get home at night once I hit the couch because I get up at 4:30 in the AM...but I've had NO problems staying awake for the Southland episodes each week since they came back.

The intensity is amazing. The interaction between characters is engaging. I'm elated to (hopefully) see Sammy's wife sail off into the sunset...yet she's still going to be twisting his stones from the other side of a phone line. Lydia's mother has apparently moved back (from France??). Wonder if will still be the actress from LOST (Rose) playing her mother---if she's shown again. Sherman's revisiting of his path WITH his mother- fantastic how things aren't always what they seem.

It just hit me a week or so ago that Regina King was Ice Cube's sister in "Friday". Of all the roles I remembered her in, somehow I'd forgotten that one!
post #242 of 553
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She's a fairly major character on DH now, so will probably leave Southland soon. Wouldn't be surprised if her photographing gang members gets her killed off. She played a lot more sympathetic character on Men in Trees a few seasons ago.

The last episode was so much about her that I almost missed the fact that she wasn't actually in it!
post #243 of 553
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The last episode was so much about her that I almost missed the fact that she wasn't actually in it!

I inferred two positives from the episode having spent a bunch of time talking about Sammy's wife but never showing her: (1) it looks like the scene is being set for writing her out of the show and, better yet, (2) any episode without Sammy's wife is much better than any episode with her.
post #244 of 553
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I inferred two positives from the episode having spent a bunch of time talking about Sammy's wife but never showing her: (1) it looks like the scene is being set for writing her out of the show and, better yet, (2) any episode without Sammy's wife is much better than any episode with her.

Agreed, fact is, I don't think I've liked this particular actress in anything she's done, at least those parts I can recall.
post #245 of 553
Yes indeed. But you know, there are some seriously obnoxious people who are married to likable and well-adjusted ones. We know them (and have to put up with them) in real life, but the major characters on TV shows generally don't. I was thinking Southland would be the series to break that mold -- a sympathetic central character married to (and blind to/tolerant of the flaws of) someone all the viewers absolutely loathe.

Maybe now that Dewey's back, the producers figure their quota of hateful characters is filled.
post #246 of 553
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Wow.

Anybody want to start the conversation about tonight's episode? I wrote up a "mini review."

I hope everything is OK with him.
post #247 of 553
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Wow. The episode "Code 4" was fantastic.

The ending, with Nate Moretta being hit on the back of the head with a baseball bad. Did he die? The emotions that his wife and Sammy had were pretty serious. I hope he's not dead. It would be bad if he was written off the show.

How about Lydia's Gizmo story? I guess Gizmo was guilty of ordering the hit against his uncle? The aunt was in on the drugs too? At the ending, the aunt said "How are we going to do anything with the police watching us?"

We did not find a motive for the Birthday cake killing? It was just a gang member earning his reputation or something?

The half naked man on PCP was something interesting. Ben sure knew how to talk to him. Ben said it was some martial arts thing that he learned. It was funny though. I'm sure that made him look good in John's eyes. Since John was giving Ben the "rookie hard time". I think Ben called it fraternity hazing.

Another episode of John not doing drugs. I wonder where that storyline is headed.

We did not see the cute Chickie Brown in this episode.

Sammy & Tammi. I don't see why the restraining order was spoken about. Maybe I forgot, and Sammy was getting raged with the new boyfriend?
Always something with those two. I think it would be nice if he got the DNA testing.
I think it's Sammy's baby. I guess we'll see later. Anybody want to do a "forum bet" and take guesses? lol.
post #248 of 553
i got impression he died
wife screamed, cleargy came out of room followed by hysterical wife
post #249 of 553
I thought Nate died as well.

Why were they driving through that area and what caused him to get hit?

@young c: The restraining order probably came about because Sammy tried breaking into the house and Tammi probably was scared that Sammy would do something to harm either of them.
post #250 of 553
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I hope everything is OK with him.

I think he's dead.
post #251 of 553
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Why were they driving through that area and what caused him to get hit?

Not sure why they were driving there but someone threw a bottle at their car, that's why they stopped and got out.
post #252 of 553
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Not sure why they were driving there but someone threw a bottle at their car, that's why they stopped and got out.

I saw the bottle, but why did he get hit with a baseball bat. I don't recall any arguments or anything to instigate the assault. It looked like the officers were walking away.
post #253 of 553
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I saw the bottle, but why did he get hit with a baseball bat. I don't recall any arguments or anything to instigate the assault. It looked like the officers were walking away.

Just gang members being gang members I guess since they busted one them for the murder.
post #254 of 553
Nate's definitely dead.
http://www.tvsquad.com/2011/01/26/so...dro-interview/

Apparently this happen to a real police officer and was why there was an in memory of panel at the end of the show.
post #255 of 553
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I think he's dead.

Yup.

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Just gang members being gang members I guess since they busted one them for the murder.

For sure.

Man.. last night was so sad. Wonder how the moral at the station will be like next week.
post #256 of 553
I agree that this week's show was very strong, especially the emotionally charged final scene. Both Sammy and the dead cop's widow are so fragile right now, I will be surprised if a relationship between them doesn't develop.
post #257 of 553
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Good point, gwsat. A relationship might spark between them.
Nice to see you still posting.
post #258 of 553
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Just gang members being gang members I guess since they busted one them for the murder.
Also of note was that the "witness" was on the lawn watching the whole thing happen.
post #259 of 553
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Also of note was that the "witness" was on the lawn watching the whole thing happen.
Wow! Was she? I'll have to re-watch. That explains why she didn't want to ID anyone.
post #260 of 553
Wow! The final 10 minutes felt so real.

Not to say the rest of the ep wasn't. But I felt that the officer down sequence and then the closing hospital scene were top shelf by all involved.

For me, the movie: 'To Live and Die in L.A.' comes to mind when this scenario plays out. It happens rarely, but there is such an impact when a character who we have come to know, is killed.

This is one of the few current shows that I actually look forward to watching.
post #261 of 553
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Originally Posted by StormCrow View Post

Wow! The final 10 minutes felt so real.

Not to say the rest of the ep wasn't. But I felt that the officer down sequence and then the closing hospital scene were top shelf by all involved.

For me, the movie: 'To Live and Die in L.A.' comes to mind when this scenario plays out. It happens rarely, but there is such an impact when a character who we have come to know, is killed.

This is one of the few current shows that I actually look forward to watching.

Southland seems to have broad appeal. For example, at the request of my grandson, a college student, I have been saving Southland episodes for him so he can watch them when he comes to my house. So far this season, he is only one episode behind.
post #262 of 553
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Originally Posted by MacAlert View Post

I saw the bottle, but why did he get hit with a baseball bat. I don't recall any arguments or anything to instigate the assault. It looked like the officers were walking away.


The "White Hoody Gang" (I forget their real name) knew that the cops knew members form their gang killed that father. It was all elaborate ritual, like a mating dance or something. When the bottle was thrown, the remark "I , can't let that pass", was uttered. It was a strange give & take. If you ever go to S Korea & see the students riot on a Sunday then you will know what i mean.

What was really eerie about that scene was, the gang did not make a sound after the baseball bat hit. Even after having a gang member shot point blank & several shots fired, they kept approaching like zombies. It was very eerie.
post #263 of 553
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Wow! Was she? I'll have to re-watch. That explains why she didn't want to ID anyone.

When they approached her the first time, she admitted that everyone knows what happens to those that rat on (the name of that White Hoody gang)
post #264 of 553
The intensity on this show is outstanding. That final scene where Nate gets killed was off the charts. The interaction between the characters and the development of the main characters, to me, is what makes the show so watchable. Sammy is trying to get his *hit together and Nate is giving him some ground to work his life out. And Cooper is all over Sherman to NOT make mistakes...because he might get someone killed in the future...and who gets it....Nate! I thought something would happen in the near future with Sammy and Nate only because of the coming attractions a few weeks ago where Sammy had blood on him...but man, that was intense.

I honestly didn't notice the girl standing on the lawn...if only because I thought she had given a witness statement and fingered the shooters when she came in with her brother the priest. Guess I'll have to re-watch that final (intense...can I say that enough) scene.

I was only hoping that Sammy had a sub machine gun on him and would take out ALL of those animals....

I love this show
post #265 of 553
Yep, this show is great. This is the only cop show on right now that me and my fellow officers like and watch. We love The First 48 of course but this show is almost as real as what we actually do. It might be even closer than I think as I'm not a cop in LA and can't comment on their day to day lives. I hope this show continues on for many years.
post #266 of 553
Finally watched this week's episode and can't really add much over what's been said already, very intense final sequence, probably the most powerful scenes I've seen this TV season. The comment about To Live and Die in LA was right on the mark, the same type of emotional blow to the gut as when Chance was killed even though Nate was confirmed dead in a later scene. Quality TV, hope it has some staying power.
post #267 of 553
This has become one of my favorite shows
post #268 of 553
They need to get rid of Ochoa.
post #269 of 553
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They need to get rid of Ochoa.

I continue to love Southland, although I agree the hard charging Ochoa can be hard to take. She reminds me of a guy who I used to work with who had a hyper-aggressive personality, coupled with remarkably bad judgment. A coworker of ours, a close friend, once said the guy's trouble was that "He's all thrust but no rudder."
post #270 of 553
I dig this show for its ability to be dramatic...yet funny at the same time. The scene where Cooper and Sherman show up at the Child Abuse household...with the exchange between the kid and Cooper was hysterical.

At the same time I could see Cooper's feelings building up to the ending where he was to confront his father. It almost felt like he had to keep that little kid whose parents left him at arms length..because of the internal tension Cooper was feeling between his ailing back, having to go speak AGAINST his father to keep him in prison and his pill usage/dependency. (at least that's how I took it)

And then when he arrested the guy for driving the van under the influence of pain killers---part of me wondered if he did it so he could get access to the guys pills and part of me wondered if he did it because he knew how wrong it was.

This show consistently keeps me entertained and riveted.

Can't WAIT to see if Sammy goes loco next week.....
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