1 Updates
Southland Finale: Is This the Show's Last Ride?
Photo Credit: TV Guide

Southland Finale: Is This the Show's Last Ride?

Apr 17 2013, 3:06pm CDT | by

On Wednesday's Southland (series?) finale, the entire Los Angeles Police Department will be fighting for one of their own. This season's harrowing penultimate episode saw John Cooper (Michael...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

1 year ago

Southland Finale: Is This the Show's Last Ride?

Apr 17 2013, 3:06pm CDT | by

On Wednesday's Southland (series?) finale, the entire Los Angeles Police Department will be fighting for one of their own. This season's harrowing penultimate episode saw John Cooper (Michael Cudlitz) and his partner Henry Lucero (Anthony Ruvivar) kidnapped by drug addicts. By the end of the hour, Lucero was dead and Cooper only escaped after playing dead in a grave he'd dug for himself. Wednesday's episode (10/9c, TNT) picks up about three weeks later, and while John still hasn't been cleared to carry a gun and return to active duty, the rest of the force, including detetcives Adams (Regina King) and Robinson (Dorian Missick) are searching for the tweakers. "Cops don't go missing all the time, so when they do, it's a huge deal," Cudlitz tells TVGuide.com. "That story line resonates through the entire force. Everyone has been affected." 25 Bubble Shows: Which Will Survive? But none of them has been affected quite like John, whose brush with death came at the end of Cooper's season-long existential crisis. He's been angry and alone, but surprisingly, he's not fallen quite as far as he can. "John thinks he is fine, but the audience will see just how much he is bursting at his frayed seams," Cudlitz says. "This [season] is one big snowball.  If people thought last week was a breaking point or a bottom, they are mistaken. As bad as things have been, he still hasn't hit bottom. But he will." Things aren't much happier between partners Ben Sherman (Ben McKenzie) and Sammy Bryant (Shawn Hatosy), whose relationship has been tested all season by Ben's increasing disregard for playing by the book. "He's entered a zone where he doesn't believe there's much morality one way or another," McKenzie says of his character. "The only morality is the one he chooses to follow and he's the ultimate arbiter of good or evil." Earlier this season, Ben lied to Internal Affairs and hired a thug to steal a damning videotape from Sammy's house.  Will Sammy learn the truth? "[Ben's] the last person in the world he'd expect to do something like that," Hatosy says. "But I think through persistence, he's going to figure some stuff out."

Spring TV: Get scoop on your favorite returning shows And when he does, you can expect one heck of a confrontation. "I think Ben is finally going to come face-to-face with the decisions that he's made," McKenzie says. "It sums up in a satisfying way how he's completely fallen apart, how he's become a shell of the man he was before. Part of him wants to face the consequences and say, 'No, I did it all for the good. I did it all for you, Sammy. I did it for us.' It's a real window into Sherman's head and how his mind works. It's pretty dark." So, is there anywhere for the partners to go from here? "I don't think the partnership can be saved at this point," McKenzie says. "The relationship is not left ambiguous. You pretty much know where the two of them stand, for better or worse. It's a little bit like the scene from The Godfather, when Fredo is talking to Michael and he's disappointed Michael in a horrible, horrible way. They're done, and nothing's left to be said. ... If we went forward, I'm not sure where Ben would go." Indeed, that's the question for all of Southland's characters, as the critically loved but ratings-challenged drama is once again awaiting word on its fate from TNT. This year, however, King, Hatosy and McKenzie have all booked roles on new fall pilots. Is that the writing on the wall? Should these shows end? Vote for shows that have overstayed their welcome "There has been writing on the wall every single year, and I don't think it's any bigger or clearer this year," Cudlitz says. "I see all the signs, but this show is in no more danger or no more safety than we've been in every f---ing year. No matter what happens, we've been given three more years than we would have had. People keep asking me, 'Are you going to get canceled?'  I'm like, 'We've already been canceled!' So, [it doesn't] scare me. "The thing we're most proud of is that we've been doing the show we wanted to do from Day 1," he continues. "If and when the show gets canceled, it will not be because we were overmanipulated by a network or the showrunners chose to go in a different direction. This show has lived on its own merits and has lived as the show that everyone set out to create. Whatever that lifespan is, we're grateful for the time that we've had." Southland airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on TNT. Would you like to see another season?

View original Southland Finale: Is This the Show's Last Ride? at TVGuide.com

Other Links From TVGuide.com

Source: TV Guide

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Enterprises TV to Air Segment on Reducing Business Travel Costs
As airfare and gas prices continue to rise, businesses are finding more cost-efficient ways to meet and get the job done.
 
 
Pep Talk from Olympian in Episode 9 &quot;Mission Milestone&quot; on Mission Makeover on Lifetime®
The ladies hit the ground running to prep and compete in a 5K Run together; Dotsie Baush, 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist on hand to offer inspiration.
 
 
Enterprises TV Airs in Phoenix, Arizona in April
Residents in “The Valley of the Sun” will be able to watch the enlightening show on KAZ-TV "Arizona's Own" throughout the month.
 
 
Delphi Automotive LLP to Appear on The Balancing Act® Airing on Lifetime TV
Viewers will learn how the The Delphi Connect System helps keep families safe with connectivity to their vehicles
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Analysts Think iPad Sales Have Peaked
The holiday season saw a large jump in sales for iPads and iPhones alike, but analysts are now saying that they believe we have reached the peak of iPad sales.According to over 30 analysts who were surveyed, they are...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Samsung Now Claiming Apple’s Patents Are Worthless
As the Apple and Samsung trial continues, there are arguments on both sides regarding the true value of the patents that Apple purchased leading up to the release of the iPhone. The experts that Samsung has brought in,...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
How Apple Dodged Heartbleed
Back in 2001, Apple already had problems with OpenSSL and decided that they were going to start moving away from it. Of course, this was long before Heartbleed was known, but they had already switched to Common Data...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Why Silence Isn't Censorship In Games Like 'Hearthstone'
There are few controversial aspects to Hearthstone, Blizzard’s beloved free-to-play collectible card game which recently just saw an iPad release, but one source of contention involves how players interact with each...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Ultriva CEO Explains Lean Manufacturing Requires Supplier Replenishment
Cupertino, CA, April 20, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Often overlooked in lean manufacturing initiatives is the supply chain, in particular supplier replenishment. In the current company blog, Ultriva&#8217;s CEO, Narayan...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Brakes India Limited Selects VIMANA by System Insights to Increase Productivity and Reduce Costs
Berkeley, CA, April 20, 2014 --(PR.com)-- System Insights is rapidly expanding its customer base across discrete and process manufacturing industries including companies in Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics,...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Jerry List to Present at QC Software Webinar: WCS Versus WMS Picking the Right Solution
Cincinnati, OH, April 20, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Tuesday, June 10th, Jerry List, VP of QC Software, will present a webinar titled, &#8220;Warehouse Control Systems (WCS) versus Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)&#8230;How...
Read more on Business Balla
 
TraceGains May 15th Webinar Provides Manufacturers Support with GFSI
Westminster, CO, April 20, 2014 --(PR.com)-- TraceGains is offering a highly requested webinar addressing the impetus for creating the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), its benefits, and basic steps to support...
Read more on Business Balla
 
After Game One Win, Warriors Playoff Tickets Are Now Most Expensive In U.S.
With their dramatic game-one road win against the Clippers, the Warriors have the upper-hand in the battle for California basketball.  If they can advance, it will be the only the third time in the last twenty years...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Enterprises TV to Air Segment on Reducing Business Travel Costs
Coral Springs, FL, April 20, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The producers of Enterprises TV are pleased to announce they are working on a segment focusing on business travel costs and how some companies are reducing them. As...
Read more on TV Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla