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I am still reeling from Wednesday night's episode. That was the most gripping TV drama I have ever witnessed. The acting and writing is outstanding. I really enjoyed Lucero and am bummed that character won't be back. I am trying to recruit friends to watch this show, but haven't been sucessful. They don't know what they are missing. Oh, how happy I am that I found this site.

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WOW, that was a disturbing and amazing episode. The ending with Cooper was so heartbreaking...all these years trying to help people and then after such an ordeal he has to beg to be helped at that gas station. I wonder if he will quit the force after that experience. And are you sure that Lucero was cavity searched with the blow torch?!? I wasnt sure what was happening in the bathroom and wouldnt let myself think about it too much. I agree that the juxtaposition with the gay bar scene was pretty brilliant.

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No comment about the gay slur that Lucero threw Coop's way as they left the bar or the ensuing tension between the two of them the next morning? It is worth noting in this review only because after they were kidnapped, the partners were cuffed together, sans clothing and because Lucero was later cavity searched by having a blow torch shoved into his rectum. The writers for Southland often go deep and make subtle plot line connections that appeal to the intellect. I love finding "Easter Eggs" like that in episodes.

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Since I buddies "on the job" I won't call it a "great" show, because that would be disrespectful....absolute reminder what these ladies and gentlemen sign on for each and every day.

"Superb production and acting" last night how about that; and is there an Emmy for most under appreciated show on TV? If so put Southland's name on it.

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Great Review! You put into words what I've been trying to come to terms with all night. It was a tragedy and horrific, but I couldn't stop watching. It was so tense and every cops worst nightmare. I do like Anthony and have since Third Watch. He does seem to play characters that can be weasely, BUT, there's something about him that causes me not to dislike him. Maybe it's because deep down, he says things that for a split second we all think at some point or another and we correct ourselves before actually spouting it out loud.

Throughout the whole episode I was thinking "Are the writers really going in this direction?" Then when it happened, I was still shocked even though I could see it coming. I was hoping I was wrong.

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That was an amazing episode. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. I have been with this show since the beginning and am always amazed by my friends who say they don't watch it nor have they ever. I'm to the point of begging them to watch it because I don't want to see it end. There should be several emmy nominations spewing forth!

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Emmy nominations are due. For acting. For writing. For Outstanding Drama Series.

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Great episode, but it is extremely nice to see Third Watch brought up by you. This is the first time that I have read anything about the show that mentioned Anthony Ruivivar's work there, so I am glad you brought it up. It was a spectacular yet horrendous end for him, and they could not have acted any better throughout the episode. Hopefully the show gets renewed again.

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Seriously love this series. Tight storylines, superb acting.

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I'm gonna miss Lucero!!!




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