Another stellar episode of TNT’s “Southland” this week. Ben and Sammy are locked in a prank war where nothing is off-limits. Their pranks range from a car full of birds to a fake pregnancy. Sammy is also able to convince an ex crack head to come forward about who committed a murder in his neighborhood. The former crack head ends up getting shot, but thankfully survives. Cooper celebrates 20 years on the force (22 actually), and helps save a troubled gay teen from committing suicide. Cooper also admits to the kid that he is gay and tells him that things will get better. My gaydar had not gone off for Cooper and here I was hoping he would hook up with his partner Tang. While Cooper is able to catch the kid after he jumps from a building, the kid later kills himself at the hospital. Dewey and Tang help Cooper celebrate his 20 years with drinks and tales of his adventures. Meanwhile Lydia is still hiding her pregnancy from her partner, even though he clearly knows what’s going on. The two of them solve a case involving a father who kills his son after realizing he is not right and finding both disturbing pictures on his computer and a murder kit under his bed. “Southland” airs Tuesday at 10pm on TNT. I for one have my DVR set to record.
Jumping Off a Roof For “Southland”