Southland: Season 1, Episode 4

Sally in the Alley (30 Apr. 2009)

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When an unidentified female body turns up in an alley, Gang Detectives Sammy and Nate have their work cut out for them. Nate searches for a missing relative, and reveals a secret.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Officer Chickie Brown (credit only)
Officer John Cooper (credit only)
Officer Ben Sherman (credit only)
Enid Adams
Karen Campbell
Phyllis Applegate ...
Mrs. Miller


When an unidentified female body turns up in an alley, Gang Detectives Sammy and Nate have their work cut out for them. Nate searches for a missing relative, and reveals a secret.

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In this episode, Lydia and Russell are told that they will not be able to get a rape kit analyzed (and possibly find out who the rapist is) because there is such a large backlog of forensic materials in the lab waiting to be analyzed that some of the waiting cases are over ten years old. This is taken straight from a true scandal of Los Angeles law enforcement: in March 2009, the organization Human Rights Watch released a report revealing that at that time, there was a backlog of over 12,600 untested rape kits in storage facilities; over 450 of those were over 10 years old; and many of those were evidence in cases for which the statute of limitations had expired. See more »


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Det. Nate Moretta: I didn't want you to find out this way.
Mercedes Moretta: When? On your deathbed?
Det. Nate Moretta: ...Look, I was young. I couldn't give you the home that you deserved. Mom and Pops, they could give that to you.
Mercedes Moretta: What about my mother? Why didn't she take me?
Det. Nate Moretta: Because your mother... fell in with the wrong group of people. OK? She got into drugs, she got into alcohol.
Mercedes Moretta: Do you still talk to her?
Det. Nate Moretta: No, Mija, I don't. By the time I came home from the army, she... she moved away.
Mercedes Moretta: Do I look like her?
Det. Nate Moretta: Sure do - a lot. You're beautiful - just...
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