Southland: Season 1, Episode 1

Unknown Trouble (9 Apr. 2009)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama | Thriller
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A rookie LAPD cop has a very busy shift on his first day in the field while a seasoned detective handles an apparent kidnapping involving a young girl.

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Rookie Ben Sherman's first day on the job is with his experienced partner who belittles him due to his silver-spoon upbringing. Their busy day ends with a call to investigate a noise complaint that deteriorates into a shootout. This incident involves a gang that had, earlier in the day, gunned down a teenage boy for no reason. Meanwhile Det Lydia Adams is assigned a missing child case, which appears to be a kidnapping by someone into pre-teen sex. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Both Shawn Hatosy and C. Thomas Howell have played serial killers in the show Criminal Minds (2005). See more »

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When Officer Cooper is driving around with Officer Sherman on his first day, Cudlitz calls what appears to be a prostitute over to the cruiser. She leans in the open window and chats them up, revealing she's an undercover vice squad cop. She would not blow her cover that way. Moments later, Cooper pulls up next to an unmarked car containing two undercover cops. There's no way they'd blow cover like that. See more »

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Title card: Only 9,800 police officers patrol the city of Los Angeles, an area of 500 square miles and 4 million people...
[a wounded police officer is taken away by paramedics, and arrests are made following a street shooting; Officer Ben Sherman emerges from an apartment complex and crouches next to a dead man lying in the street, staring at the body]
Crime Scene Photographer: You okay, son?
[Sherman continues staring at the body, oblivious to the question]
Crime Scene Photographer: [insistently] You okay, son?
Narrator: Ben Sherman just finished phase ...
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