Southland: Season 3, Episode 2

Punching Water (11 Jan. 2011)

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The murder of a Latino gang member seems another rivalry victim, but Nate and Sammy learn from a local, soon shot himself, that he was the Romeo of a black gang's near-irresistible Juliette... See full summary »


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The murder of a Latino gang member seems another rivalry victim, but Nate and Sammy learn from a local, soon shot himself, that he was the Romeo of a black gang's near-irresistible Juliette, starting a murder wave requiring full precinct mobilization. Ben's colleagues make fun of him for. Dewey is finally back on patrol, driving already depressed first Cooper nearly crazy. Written by KGF Vissers

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Officer Ben Sherman: You don't have a Sally story?
Officer John Cooper: [smirks] No.
Officer Ben Sherman: My car's parked at her place.
[Sally honks car horn]
Officer Ben Sherman: And I could really use a massage after I tackled that dude.
Officer John Cooper: You're a glutton for punishment.
Officer Ben Sherman: You guys are just jealous.
Officer John Cooper: You have been warned my friend. You have been warned.
Officer Ben Sherman: What can I say? Love's a bitch ese. See ya tomorrow.
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Southland-Bigotry Hasn't Been Better than This ***1/2
12 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As Martin Luther King day approaches, south central L.A. is hit by a series of gang-related murders. No one seems to be immune to the violence including a gang member's young wife and their 4 year old son.

Some of the worst police racism is shown in this episode. There are some terrible comments made by our former alcoholic officer. This guy really requires anger management.

As we see, the murders stem from a tragic mistake made. Isn't all violence essentially this?

We had some comic relief where the officers stop a car with 11 musicians inside. Even our alcoholic cop sings along with the members.

Regina King shows her mettle for her refusal to listen to police bigotry. Her partner is excellent as well.

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