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Oh Southland, I have missed you! I've missed the drama and grit of the best cop show on TV. I've missed Detective Lydia's fire and determination and Ben Sherman's jaded idealism. I've missed Shawn Hatosy's gratuitous butt shots.
But most of all I've missed Officer John Cooper. For the show's first three seasons we watched Cooper struggle to overcome chronic pain and drug addiction. Season four saw him recovering from both and working to rebuild his confidence and street presence. But much of his time in that season was spent reacting to the drama surrounding his temporary partner, Jessica Tang. And while he had one powerful episode in which he encountered a suicidal gay teenager, for the most part Cooper's homosexuality was overlooked.
In a heartening interview with AfterElton, Michael Cudlitz reported that Cooper and his sexuality would be much more present this season in both his professional and personal lives. »
With season 5, which kicks off tomorrow night, Michael Cudlitz tells us that we’re going to get much more personal with Cooper than ever before. In fact, in the season premiere (airing Wednesday at 10pm on TNT), the first scene with Cooper finds him waking up in bed with another man (Drew Rausch). And we'll learn that this is more than just an anonymous one night stand.
We talked with Cudlitz last week to get specifics on just how much of Cooper’s life we’re going to see as the new new season unfolds.
AfterElton: From the first episode back, we see that John Cooper’s been getting some. »
2 items from 2013
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