Southland Season Two Spoilers: Ben's Backstory, Clarke's Fate

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Southland got off to a solid ratings start during its inaugural run on NBC, only to flame out as the season ended and find itself relegated to Friday nights in the fall.

Still, loyal viewers were rewarded with a handful of intriguing storylines as Southland drew to a close, two of which will be heavily focused on when the show returns.

According to senior editors at TV Guide, Ben Sherman's backstory, specifically the dynamic he shares with his defense lawyer father, will be expounded upon in season two.

Also, fans will discover the fate of Detective Clarke, who was shot in the May finale.

Run, Ben!

Ben Sherman: Running to the scene of a crime, away from his past.

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Southland Quotes

You're a cop because you don't know how not to be one. If you feel that way, you're a cop. If you don't, you're not. You decide.

John Cooper

It seems like it changes nothing... but every once and awhile, you get to take a bad guy off the streets for good. And that, my friend, is God's work.

John Cooper